The gO! Running Group is a Roseville based recreational running group that aims to provide group running opportunities for runners of all abilities. Although our focus is primarily on 5K to marathons, we have members who have completed triathlons (including Ironman events) and ultras. We train on both roads and trails. We currently meet three times per week - Sunday mornings and Tuesday/Thursday evenings.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Bay 2 Breakers Group Hotel Reservations

Below is the link to reserve rooms for BTB. Just click and reserve, Use code GORUN. We need 10 roooms reserved. See Alan L. if you have any questions:

Your personalized group web page has been approved and has been published to the web. Your web page address is:
Group Name: Go Running
Group Code: GORUN
Check-in: 15-MAY-2010
Check-out: 16-MAY-2010
Hotel Name: Hilton San Francisco Financial District
Hotel Address: 750 Kearny Street, San Francisco, California , 94108
Phone Number: 415-765-7810
I don't believe in restricting calories, I believe in burning them.
Chanamalla Samagond, Indian National Champion at 800m and 1,500m

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Raven

Once upon a midnight dreary,
While I pondered, weak and weary,
I sat and wondered where they’d gone,
Those dedicated runners of yore.

A few were there, out in the cold,
Huddled ‘neath the overhang,
Bouncing and bracing and shivering a bit,
First there were two and then three and then four.

In all only eleven stalwart warriors did show,
Mustering gumption to get off of the couch;
To earn the respect of being a TEAM,
Despite the chill of relentless downpour.

So we ran in the dark carrying the proverbial load
Of the burden of many who’d promised to run
We resented their lack of commitment to gO!,
It’s not what we preach to build our rapport.

Apologies will be accepted from thine brethren lacking
Addressed to the gallant, yet humble legionnaires;
‘Cuz it’s the least they could to amend their foul ways
And re-establish the gO! esprit de corps.

Josh, Tim and Christine ran loops in the dark,
With Melissa and Richard and Mike,
Also Toni and Allen, Kim, Gary and Anne,
These were truly the reputed hard core.

And if ever you think that you have some excuse,
A good reason to just stay at home.
Think again, my good friend. ‘cuz its only allowed,
As is stated right here: Nevermore!


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Locations for Tuesday 2/23 and Thursday 2/25

Tuesday we will meet at Greenhills and do our speedwork on a nearby residential road. Greenhills is located at 8200 Greenhills Way in Granite Bay.

Thursday we will meet at Miner's Ravine Trailhead on Sierra College Blvd and run an out and back mapped out on Runner's World (Training Peaks).

Map for Thursday's Run (for the curious)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

It is the illusion that we can go no faster that holds us back.

Kenny Moore, American athlete and journalist

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

B2B registration addendum


Gary & Anne signed in for corral "B" (10 minute pace) Sign in for "B" if you want to be together on the starting line.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

gO! Does Bay to Breakers

As you hopefully know, the gO! Group has officially put the Bay To Breakers on our calendar this year! We hope many of you will join us for this once in a lifetime running experience! The Bay To Breakers is one of the oldest and most celebrated races in our country. We will of course have to come up with a costume theme for our group and we will most likely run it together. Regardless, we have now been registered as a "team" for the event which gets us the group discount discussed below. Register soon!

New Options for the Running Club Challenge
Following last year’s successful Running Club Challenge, ING Bay to Breakers is excited to
announce the 2010 Running Club Challenge! In collaboration with local running clubs that have
made ING Bay to Breakers a world class race, a new entry option is now available for club
members. Become a part of history by running the 99th ING Bay to Breakers 12k on May 16!
Cost for running club members who choose to participate in the Running Club Challenge:
• $39 Early registration – January 16-March 31
• $43 Standard registration – April 1-May 14
• May 14 – Last day for Running Club registration.
ING Bay to Breakers will continue to implement start line corral placement. During registration, all athletes are required to indicate an estimated finish time in order to be placed in the
appropriate corral to ensure a fast and fair start.
The Running Club Challenge will have two divisions: speed and size. Speed is the total time of a
club’s top 5 runners and size is the overall number of people in each club. Note: Centipedes (a
group of 13 runners tethered together) are counted in the size category, but not the speed
category. When you register for the Running Club Challenge, you will be automatically tracked
by “club” based on your unique club code.
Here is your exclusive password for your club and is only valid online for members of your club
and cannot be combined with other offers or processed through paper forms:
Enter this code when promoted: GORUN2010B2B
Register here:
More info:

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

gO! Mile Feb. 2, 2010

Great Job Runners!
Josh 1:20:00 2:40:00 4:03:00 5:17:00
Joe 1:20:00 2:40:00 4:10:00 5:32:00
Tim C 1:35:00 3:12:00 4:46:00 6:20:00
Isaac 1:40:00 3:25:00 5:05:00 6:30:00
Mike 1:36:00 3:20:00 5:00:00 6:33:00
John 1:40:00 3:30:00 5:11:00 6:36:00
Lisa 1:40:00 3:30:00 5:10:00 6:45:00
Josh2 1:40:00 3:30:00 5:10:00 6:45:00
Melissa 1:45:00 3:33:00 5:22:00 7:15:00
Laurie 1:45:00 3:35:00 5:30:00 7:22:00
Terri 1:50:00 3:43:00 5:39:00 7:32:00
Leslie 1:50:00 3:56:00 6:07:00 8:10:00
Christine 2:00:00 4:05:00 6:05:00 7:58:00
Anne 2:00:00 4:05:00 6:09:00 8:17:00
Alan 2:00:00 4:15:00 6:26:00 8:28:00
Kim M. 2:00:00 4:15:00 6:44:00 8:59:00
Chris 2:30:00 4:55:00 7:20:00 9:29:00
Maleta 2:30:00 4:55:00 7:22:00 9:37:00
Candace 2:20:00 4:55:00 7:30:00 9:50:00
Michelle 2:18:00 4:46:00 7:20:00 9:51:00

Buzz Oates RunSac Series Roster

Hey Kids,
Please review the list below to see exactly how we registered you for the Buzz Oates Race Series. You must register for each race using the exact name and spelling we used below in order to be counted. For example, I cannot use Joshua, J. Errecart, The Big J, or "Pre" Errecart to register. Reminder, the series begins on Feb. 13 with the Valentine Run. Check out all of the details at:

RunSac Series gO! Team Roster
Josh Errecart
Gary Casagrande
Anne Casagrande
Isaac Banda
Michelle Banda
Laurie Beyer
Richard Cannon
Tim Casagrande
Christine Cheng
Heather Clark
Maleta De Ford
Kimberly Evans
Julie Fogarty
Mike Fogarty
Dennis Furr
Christina Furtsch
Gladys Glaude
Toni Gorman
Leslie Gray
Candice Guider
Melissa Gutzman
Cassie Hartley
Dave Heitmann
Tim Herman
Rashell Jackson
Colleen Kinder
Alan Lambert
Nanci Lozano
Kris Mapes
Patricia Marquez
Kimberly D. Martinez
Melanie Messina
John Mitzel
Leslie Myrick
Jesse Navarrete
Glenn Nishimoto
Joseph Ortega
Dennis Ow
Marty Paleny
Theresa Ponnequin
Allen Reid
Lisa Sipila
Kristi Skidmore
Terri Tokutomi
Jay Trumbull
Michael Maddox

Monday, February 1, 2010

gO! Runners

The shoe drive was a success! The gO! group brought in 85 pairs of shoes. Candice and I dropped them off at Sports Chalet in Roseville yesterday and today. One of the managers told us that this store alone has brought in 30,000 pairs of shoes. He has a double-wide behind the store that is filled with shoes!

Donation Tax Receipt Information:
Please call Soles4Souls @ 866-521-SHOE
Let them know you donated shoes at Sport Chalet and they'll send you a tax receipt within two weeks.

Thank you to everyone who donated!


P.S. The attached picture only reflects 49 pairs of shoes. =)