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.

Monday, December 12, 2011

gO! Long & gO! Dirty


You may have heard, but some members of the gO! Group have caught the Ultra Bug! We have 10ish entered into the Way Too Cool 50K lottery (lottery is this Wednesday and the race is March 10) and 15ish members participating in the American River 50 miler on April 7! As a result of this phenominom, we have instituted a weekly gO! Saturday morning "Ultra" trail run. These runs will be designed for and in line with the AR 50 training plan (which can be found to the right). However, anyone that can handle the mileage is welcome. We will also carpool to many of them and carpool info is listed on the calendar in the "location" section for each run. We start THIS SATURDAY!




Also, we have planned an AR50 training camp in Big Sur over the weekend of Feb. 10-12. We will be staying at the Ferwood Resort (http://www.fernwoodbigsur.com/) on Friday and Saturday nights. We are planning 4 runs: Friday night (4-5 miles for those who get down there in time), Saturday morning (22 miles), Saturday afternoon (4-5 miles), and Sunday morning (10 miles). All runs will be on the various trails of the Big Sur area through the Giant Redwoods. EVERYONE is welcome (even if not running all that much). The resort has a motel, cabins, tent cabins, RV campsites, and regular campsites. Most importantly, they have a restaurant and tavern for some great gO! "socializing." Make reservations in groups or on your own ASAP!


Join us to gO! Long and gO! Dirty over the next few months!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

gO! Winter Party


When: Saturday, Dec. 10, 7pm
What: Annual gO! Winter Party for all gO! runners and their families!
Who: All gO! runners and their families
Where: Errecart Home, 216 Fieldstone ct. Roseville, 95747
Why: Because gO! is only good for two things, providing people to run with, and providing people to party with!
What (to bring): A potluck item to share, adult beverage of your choice (cooler and ice will be ready for chilling), a family picture or holiday card, your best party hat!
What (will we do): Party, find out who is our gO! Runner of the year, be merry, eat, drink, play wild and crazy games, and watch Isaac pass out on the kitchen floor!
RSVP: On the "Who's Racing Where" page to the right

BE THERE!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

A Great Day To Be A gO! Runner

gO! Magic was on full display yesterday at the annual CIM race! I can't imagine the day going much better! There might not be a better feeling as a runner than the feeling you get when you're running down L street just about to finish the California International Marathon and you spot the gO! group. Gathered to simply cheer each other on and support one another. Whether your race went good, bad, or somewhere in between, those moments are what you remember and what make it all worth it! THANK YOU to all who were involved for making yesterday one of the best gO! days to date!
Now for the recap and highlights....


MARATHON FINISHERS
Michael Maddox 3:18:58 (finish time) 7:37 (pace)- Another BQ time and just ridiculously fast!!
Lisa Errecart  3:50:28  8:52
Kris Mapes 3:54:47  9:01- 5:13 UNDER BQ time!! Another gO! Runner goes to BOSTON!!
Richard Cannon 4:19:59  10:02
Heather Clark 4:46:24  11:04
Christine Cheng 4:47:41  11:07
Patricia Marquez 4:54:21  11:22
Abby Myrick 5:08:04 11:57
Leslie Myrick 5:10:40  12:03
Vicky Hobgood 5:13:27 12:08    FIRST MARATHON
Lori Wells 5:28:54 12:44   FIRST MARATHON- Raising money for Reeves Foundation and her brother Brett
Terri Tokutomi 5:28:54 12:44  2nd marathon, paced Lori and supported her cause!
Isaac Banda (Lisa V) 5:51:40  13:32  14 Days after Ironman Arizona!
Josh Errecart 5:52:37  13:32  14 Days after Ironman Arizona!
Jamie Errecart 5:52:38  13:32  Less than 5 months after giving birth to Kobe Cash and without training past 9 miles!
Tosha Casagrande 6:14:43 14:29  Not ready? Who cares! Let's do it!

RELAY TEAMS
Dave, Dennis (gO Running) 3:54:43  Paced Kris to Boston time!
Denise, Brenda and Kim 4:33:15  Donated their medal to Lori's brother Brett!!
Gary, Tim, Anne (gO! 4 it) 6:14:44

Gladys (leg 2 and 3)- Not sure of team or time
Ben- Not sure of team or time

MaraFUN Run 2.65 
 

Allen R.
Kim M
Anne B

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Lori Runs for Brett


Here is my brother Brett with me on a warm summers day. We found a trail in Castro Valley that was accessible for him. I'm running tomorrow to remind him that anything is possible and to raise awareness for the Reeve Foundation and it's efforts to find a cure for spinal cord paralyis. Here is my blog, if you can make a donation I will be eternally grateful. http://lorirunsforbrett.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

'Tis the Season

Mark your calendars, strap on your party hat, cause December is the month of gO!
Join us for....

Dec. 2, 6pm- Alan Lambert's Party Hut- CIM Pasta Feed- gO! will provide the food, you provide the gylcogen stores. Come enjoy a low-key pasta dinner to prepare you body for the big race. Please RSVP on the "Who's Racing Where" list.

Dec. 10, 7pm- gO! Winter Party- Home of Kobe Cash Errecart- It's been a while so we shall gO! BIG. Join us for the latest installment of gO! fun. Details forthcoming but set aside the whole week, cause this one will be just SUPER! Families welcome! Please RSVP on the "Who's Racing Where" list.



Dec. 15, 6pm- gO! Christmas lights run- Join us for our annual romp around the neighborhood to see the great holiday lights! Wear your best jolly-old-man-suit!

Dec. 22, 6pm- Winter Solstice Run- Embrace the shortest day of the year with an easy trail run at Folsom Lake.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

3rd Annual gO! Midnight Halloween Run


What: The 3rd Annual gO! Midnight Halloween Run, 10 miles of single track trail through the forest, with lots of uphill!
Who: All gO! Runners (regardless of pace)
When: Halloween Night, 10pm
Where: Auburn Overlook Park, 855 Pacific Avenue, Auburn, CA
Why: Because it's Halloween, and running through the forest in the middle of the night just makes sense on Halloween!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Great Weekend For gO!

Lots of congrats to go around this past weekend....

Great job to the Casagrandes (Gary, Anne, and Mary), Dave, and Brian for finishing the Foxy's Fall Century bike ride in Davis!


 An amazing accomplishment for Mike who posted a really fast 8:53 at the Rock'n River 50 Miler Saturday finishing in 13th place overall!! GREAT JOB MIKE!
 

Good work to the gO! Girls that enjoyed another great race at the San Fransisco Nike Women's 1/2 Marathon: Melissa, Jackie, Anne B, Anne C, Debbie, and Gladys

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

gO! gO!s to Urban Cow



Congrats to all the gO! runners who participated in the Urban Cow 1/2 Marathon! Great times and a lot of PR's!
1:54 Terri Tokutomi P.R.
1:57 Ben Pryor
1:58 Kris Mapes
2:07 Kim Martinez
2:08 Patricia Marquez
2:08 Kim Evans P.R.
2:08 Shellie Hall
2:09 Toni Gorman
2:12 Suzanne Davirro P.R.
2:14 Dan Tokutomi P.R.
2:15 Leslie Myrick
2:21 Allen Reid
2:28 Patti Fernandez P.R. 1st half-marathon
2:33 Debbie Graham-Clifford
2:33 Lori wells
2:35 Tosha Casagrande


Also, special thanks to the gO! supporters like Peyton and Jesse who came out to cheer our runners on, and Gary and Anne for bringing the tent, snacks and drinks!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

30 Days of gO!

Just a few photos of great gO! events in the month of September...
Dan, Terri, Heather, and Dennis after the Kauai Marathon
 Candace, Dave, Isaac, and Michelle at the Disneyland Half Marathon
The gO! kids chasing down the Miner at the Miner's Ravine Fun Run

Friday, September 9, 2011

Miners Ravine Brain Balance Fun Run

Pre-Race Booster Night is now FREE!!
Forget running next Thursday night, let's have another gO! invasion at this year's event and take home all of the prizes! One of the $300, $200, $100, or $50 Fleet Feet gift cards could be yours. We also have a brand new Trek Classic Cruiser bike to give away! Free to come, free wine, free food, a running legend shares his experiences, and GREAT raffle prizes, what could be better? RSVP today at our active.com site http://www.active.com/running/roseville-ca/miners-ravine-brain-balance-fun-run-2011

And, it's the race you have been waiting all year for.....

Go to www.minersravine.com for all the info!
Special $5 Discount for gO! Runners: enter coupon code "sacrunningclubs"

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Joe Takes Direct Flight From Santa Rosa to Boston!

Congrats to Joe for SMASHING his Boston qualifying time (3:10) and punching his ticket to the 2012 Boston Marathon! Joe flew through the Santa Rosa course at a 6:56/mile pace to stop the clock at 3 hours and 2 minutes! Incredible! Here it is by the numbers...
  • 26.2 miles in 3 hours 2 minutes
  • 6:56/mile
  • 8.6mph
  • A pace that is faster than 38 of the 44 recorded 5K PR's on our gO! log
  • At that pace, Joe could run across the country (SF to NYC) in exactly 2 weeks.
  • It is faster than the top reported speed of a house mouse (8.0 mph)
  • He burned an estimated 1018 cal/hour... or a Big Mac and Large Fry per hour
  • He ran the equivalent of 105 laps (400m), non-stop, around the track while averaging 1:43 per lap. 
  • An average "mobility/handicap" scooter could not keep up with Joe's marathon pace as they max out at 8mph.
I hereby declare Joe "The Man," and officially change the gO! Group name to "gO! w/ Joe!"

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

First gO! rUNNER to join the 3,000 Mile Club!


Congratulations to Laurie Beyer who has taken gO! to a new level by being the first to have recorded over 3,000 gO! miles. That is the equivalent of running from Sculpture Park in Roseville, CA to the easternmost end of Long Island, NY. Way to gO! Laurie! You rock!


Monday, July 18, 2011

Congrats gO! Runners!

Big congrats to Jesse  for finishing his first Ironman 70.3 race this past Sunday! Jesse completed the Vineman Triathlon course (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run) in 6 hours 44 minutes! GREAT job Jesse!!

and....

12 hours worth of congrats for our latest ultra-marathoners, Tim C. (again!), Isaac, Mike, Dennis, Dave, and Lisa V.!! They all complete the Cool Moon 12 hour race Saturday night running the 9 mile Olmstead loop as many times as they could from 8pm to 8am! Results:
Tim C. 45 miles (tied for 2nd male overall)
Mike  45 miles (tied for 2nd male overall)
Dennis 41 miles
Dave 41 miles
Isaac 36 miles
Lisa 32 miles

Great job kids!

Friday, July 8, 2011


Fall training plans are here! Check out the 13 week Urban Cow 1/2 marathon plan and/or the 22 week CIM plan to the right! We typically get many gO! runners at both of these events and we will start to focus workouts in order to get folks ready for them. Join us!

Friday, July 1, 2011

gO! Discount Days at Fleet Feet

Visit Fleet Feet Fair Oaks and/or Roseville this weekend and get 15% off Fri-Sat. on all merchandise! Just give them your name and they will confirm you are on the gO! Roster.


Also, we are all set for Monday's 4th of July Crimestoppers 5K. 8 total teams comprised of 56 total gO! runners!! Wow! If your name is listed below, you are registered. The teams were made up arbitrarily and are not based on anything more than what made sense in my senseless brain. I left one "fast" team that could go for the team division win, otherwise, let's just gO! have some fun! Some details:
  • Race start: 9am
  • Location: Maidu Park off Rocky Ridge Rd.
  • Packet pick up (will be done by team): 7:30-9am
  • gO! Tent will be up and we will gather there before and after race
  • Where your gO! shirts and watch us "invade" this race!
  • Teams:
    • gO! for Speed
      • Joe, Tim, Isaac, Talia, Dave, Dennis, Larry
    • gO! Jesse
      • Jesse, Doug, Dan V., Teresa, Suzanne H., Brenda, Suzanna D.
    • gO! Chix
      • Laurie B., Gladys, Melissa, Lisa V., Leslie M., Patricia, Terri
    • gO! Errecarts
      • Josh, Jamie, Kaitlyn, Cole, Carson, Jackson, Alan L. (honorary Errecart for the day)
    • gO! Kim
      • Kim, Karen, George, Toni, Colin, Anne B., Denise
    • gO! Big House
      • Gary, Anne, Mark, Anne C., Rich, Michelle, Jackie
    • gO! Classics
      • Alan L., Patti, Lori W., Dan, Vicky, Leslie G., Pam
    • gO! Young
      • Ben, Alex, Heather, Cassie, Candice, Joceline, Cameron

Thursday, June 30, 2011

4th of July 5K

Please double check list of participants on the "Who's Racing Where?" link for this Monday's 4th of July 5K. Please also add your t-shirt size. I need to turn in registration ASAP! If you are no longer doing the race please delete your name, if you would like to join us, add your name to the list!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

5 RUNNERS, 5000 MILES!

CONGRATS TO MELISSA, MICHELLE, TERRI, AND KRIS FOR HITTING THE 1000 MILE MARK AND JOINING gO!'s MOST PRESTIGIOUS CLUB!!
ADD IN ISAAC'S SECOND SET OF 1000 gO! MILES AND YOU HAVE 5 gO! RUNNERS RUNNING 5000 MILES!! GREAT JOB KIDS!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Check out this great article about a local father-daughter running duo....
http://www.sacbee.com/2011/06/09/3686286/the-hobbles-are-off-this-ride.html
Running became the one event in my daily life that I looked forward to. Books and movies paled in comparison to the refuge of my feet slapping patiently in the fresh morning air. Kate Kinsey

Friday, May 27, 2011

Sunday's Trail Run

Meet at Northside Elementary School at 8:00 a.m. (coming from Auburn, it's about 1 mile past Cool on right)
860 Cave Valley Road
Cool, CA 95614-9441

Good trail (not technical) 9 mile loop OR out-and-back for less mileage

map

There is a church there too so parking is unpredictable.

Plan B: Call or text Anne's cell if parking is full (We'll direct you to parking)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

gO! Cycling & Tri Gear

**Deadline for ordering is FRIDAY!!**
It's time to break out your wallet and get yourself some new style! As advertised, we are getting custom bike and triathlon outfits made by Voler. Our deadline to make orders is May 13!! Unfortunately, you do not get to see the complete design prior to making your order, but I promise it will look good! The two general style/design we might be going with look similar to these.....
(Switch all red for green, and all logos and text changed to gO! info)
or....
 

(With darker green on shoulders, plain circles instead of pistachio nuts, and all logos and text changed to gO! info.)

The shorts would be black with green side and butt (more above the butt really) panels.

Please give feedback or opinion in comments section below!!


So.... how to order....
1. Follow this link to access your teams order:

https://custom.voler.com/Custom_Ordering/?OrderID=fVvmb296ySM=

2. Create a "New Account". Once you log in, click on "Get Started" to begin your order.

3. Choose your items and options from the Like Item Categories.

4. When you are finished, open your shopping cart and carefully review your items. Because each item is custom built, refunds and exchanges will not be accepted. When you have confirmed your order, continue to the secure Checkout.

5. After you process your order, you will receive an e-mailed order
confirmation for your records.
6. Once the order deadline date has been met, you will not be able to add or modify your order. The order ship date is listed on the
homepage. This is the date that your order will ship to your Coordinator.

Some notes:
  • We have a 15 item order minimum in each category: Short Sleeve or Sleeveless, Long Sleeve, and Shorts
  • You will not be charged until our order close on the 16th and the more we order the cheaper each item gets.
  • The catalog has lots of info:
    http://custom.voler.com/site/downloads/sales/2011VolerCatalog.pdf
  • "Elite" shorts have more padding, "Race" jerseys are tighter fitting, and "club" jerseys are not as tight and bell out at the bottom.
Now, get to ordering!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Boston 2 Big Sur

Congrats to Mike and Rich for completing the awesome Boston 2 Big Sur challenge this year! Two marathons, 13 days, 3000 miles apart! Way to represent the gO! Group guys, you're both STUDS!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Tiger Fast Break

Wanted to put out an extra plug for this Saturday's Tiger Fast Break 5K at Roseville High School. It's a really small race, but it's on our home turf as it starts and finishes on the track where we bust our butts every Tuesday night! It's a fundraiser for the school newspaper and it is the race I started and directed from 2001-2004. If you're available, please join me for a fun morning to support the Tigers! See registration info here:
http://www.active.com/running/roseville-ca/tiger-fastbreak-5k-fun-run-2011?int=29-6

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Great Runner and.... a GREAT Guy

Here's a GREAT video Nic shared with me that I thought the group would love! We will have to get Nic to set something up like this specifically for the gO! Group one day, it's right up our alley!
You're amazing Nic! Check it out...
http://vimeo.com/22113570

Thursday, April 7, 2011

gO! Cycling Gear !

Don't forget: We are having a fitting TONIGHT at 6:00 pm at Roseville HS. Voler will have samples sizes of all their cycling and tri gear. In a few weeks, we will have a link set up so you can go online and place your order. I've attached a link to their catalog. Since we have to meet an order quota, please order up! It is unlikely that we'll reorder anytime soon. Also, encourage any family members or friends who ride or tri with us to purchase too!


Catalog HERE

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Soles4Souls - Japan Relief Effort

Don't forget to bring your gently used shoes to tonight's run. Shoes will be donated to Soles4Souls for Japan relief efforts. Christine is the person to see. Thanks Christine!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Send Off for the Boston Bound

Please join us next Friday, April 8 for a pasta feed send off for Rich, Mike and Sean as they are heading for Boston. We will be eating at 7:00 at the Buca di Beppo in Roseville. Please sign up on the blog so we can make the appropriate reservation.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Results Are In!!!

Great job to all last night!! That was a brutal workout and it was awesome to see everyone working so hard and getting better with every step!! When you examine the results keep the following in mind:
  • Look across your own results to find your "weaknesses." If your scores drop off with longer distances, you may need to work more on endurance. If they drop off in the sprints, leg turnover and cadence may be an issue.
  • Male and Female winners in each event have been highlighted
  • Age-graded scores have been categorized into these broad achievement levels:
              100% = Approximate World Record Level
             Over 90% = World Class
             Over 80% = National Class
             Over 70% = Regional Class
             Over 60% = Local Class

The results have been calculated and can been seen in their entirety at:

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Al-7A0cNUjhDdHFtbTNfNjZwdVRaamE1S0twQ1UweUE&hl=en&authkey=CN6_q-4M

Monday, March 21, 2011

The gO! Track Meet

Are you gO!'s GREATEST athlete? On a level playing field, are you the king or queen of the track? Do you have the guts to throw down against your biggest rivals? Can Isaac beat Jody? Can Allen Reid show Joe what it takes to be king of the track?
Let's find out.....

2011 gO! Track Meet of Champions
Tuesday 3/22, 7pm, Roseville High School
Age-Graded Track Meet Sextathlon (no Isaac, don't go there!)
Everyone runs all 6 events, average age-graded percentage wins!
Events: 100M, 200M, 400M, 800M, 1 Mile, 2 Mile

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

3,000 MORE MILES FOR gO!


CONGRATS TO THE 1,000 MILE TRIFECTA OF TIM H., TIM C. AND LESLIE GRAY!!
WELCOME TO THE CLUB!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Let's gO! Snow Shoe

The gO snow shoe event will be happening on March 19th in Tahoe-Donner. The track will take us out on the ridge with the turn around point over looking Donner Lake. The views are spectacular. The trek will be about 3 miles and for those that need more execise we will have a 3 or 5 mile run post snow shoe mapped out. After the exercise a feast of Pam's homemade turkey chili and barbecued hot dogs will be served at Tim and Pam's cabin. There is a great snow play area in Tahoe-Donner if you want to bring your children. This event is open to gO runners and famly. We will meet at Tim and Pam's cabin at 11008 Zermatt, Truckee, CA 96161 at 10am. From there we will carpool to the snowshoe trail. If you don't have snow shoes REI rents them with poles. If you have any questions contact Tim at timhermandds@gmail.com.

Monday, March 7, 2011

That's the thing about running: your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is.


Kara Goucher, American long-distance runner

Friday, March 4, 2011

Running in the morning has me appreciate all the choices that come later in the day. The choices I make after running seem healthier, wiser and kinder.
Deena Kastor

Friday, February 25, 2011

Only they know what drives them to run with consistency and determination, but congrats to Candice and Larry for passing the 1,000 mile mark!
Also, congrats to Dennis for passing the 2,000 mile mark!
GREAT JOB TO ALL!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Boston Craziness!!

http://www.baa.org/news-and-press/news-listing/2011/february/boston-athletic-association-announces-new-registration-process.aspx

BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced today a change in its registration process for the Boston Marathon, allowing the fastest qualifiers to enter the earliest and with a rolling admission system while also offering all eligible runners an increased registration period. The changes in registration are a response by the B.A.A. to greater than ever demand by runners to gain entry into the Boston Marathon and culminate more than three months of analysis, including input from the running industry. Rather than accepting runners who have met the qualifying standards on a first come, first served approach, a more systematic, performance-based process will be employed.

2012 Boston Marathon
For the 2012 Boston Marathon, registration will extend for two weeks, beginning on Monday, September 12, 2011 and continuing until Friday, September 23, 2011. The qualifying times for the 2012 Boston Marathon will not change from recent past years since the standards had been previously announced and have been in effect since last September. However, the new registration process addresses the increased demand among qualified runners to participate in the Boston Marathon and will accommodate those who are the fastest qualifiers first.
Registration will occur on a “rolling admission” schedule until the maximum field size is reached, beginning with the fastest qualifiers. On the first day of registration for the 2012 Boston Marathon, those who are eligible for entry by having met the qualifying standards for their age and gender group by 20 minutes or more will be able to enter on the first day of registration (September 12). On the third day (September 14), registration will open for those who have met their qualifying standards by 10 minutes or more. On the fifth day (September 16), registration will open for those who have met their qualifying standards by five minutes or more. During this first week of registration, applicants will be notified as they are accepted and their qualifying performance verified.
If the field size is not reached after the first week and additional space remains, then registration will open to all qualifiers at the beginning of Week Two (September 19) and those who have met the qualifying standards by any amount of time will be able to apply for entry. The application process will remain open for the entire week, closing on September 23. At the conclusion of Week Two, those who are the fastest among the pool of applicants in their age and gender will be accepted. Accepted athletes will be notified on September 28.
If space remains available after this two week process, registration will remain open to any qualifier on a first come, first served basis until the maximum field size is reached.
The field size for the 2012 Boston Marathon will not represent a significant increase from the most recent years.
Registration Process for the 2012 Boston Marathon
Date registration opens for runners with times...
September 12, 2011 20 min., 00sec. or more below their qualifying time (based on age/gender)
September 14, 2011 10 min., 00 sec. or more below their qualifying time (based on age/gender)
September 16, 2011 5 min., 00 sec. or more below their qualifying time (based on age/gender)
Second Week
September 19, 2011 All Qualified Runners
September 23, 2011 Registration closes for qualified applicants
September 28, 2011 (appx) Qualifiers from entry during second week of registration are notified of their acceptance.
If the field is not filled at the conclusion of the two weeks, then registration will remain open and qualifiers will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until the maximum field size is reached.

2013 Boston Marathon
For the 2013 Boston Marathon, in addition to the new “rolling admission” process for registration which will be in effect for the 2012 Boston Marathon, the B.A.A. will adjust the qualifying times by lowering them by five minutes from the times which have been in effect in recent past years. The adjusted qualifying times will go into effect on September 24, 2011, and are as follows:

2013 Qualifying Times (effective September 24, 2011)
Age Group    Men        Women
18-34 3hrs 05min 00sec 3hrs 35min 00sec
35-39 3hrs 10min 00sec 3hrs 40min 00sec
40-44 3hrs 15min 00sec 3hrs 45min 00sec
45-49 3hrs 25min 00sec 3hrs 55min 00sec
50-54 3hrs 30min 00sec 4hrs 00min 00sec
55-59 3hrs 40min 00sec 4hrs 10min 00sec
60-64 3hrs 55min 00sec 4hrs 25min 00sec
65-69 4hrs 10min 00sec 4hrs 40min 00sec
70-74 4hrs 25min 00sec 4hrs 55min 00sec
75-79 4hrs 40min 00sec 5hrs 10min 00sec
80 and over 4hrs 55min 00sec 5hrs 25min 00sec

*Unlike previous years, an additional 59 seconds will NOT be accepted for each age group time standard.
Registration for the 2013 Boston Marathon will begin on Monday, September 10, 2012.
“As the number of qualified runners has increased combined with greater demand to run the Boston Marathon, our new registration process enables those who qualify by the greatest amount of time to have the longest period to enter,” said Tom Grilk, B.A.A. Executive Director. “Our new registration process takes into consideration the many comments we received from runners this past fall and winter, most of whom urged the B.A.A. to institute a system which recognizes athletic performance above all else.”
Additionally, to recognize and to encourage longtime Boston Marathon entrants, the B.A.A. will allow those who have met the qualifying times and who have finished the last ten consecutive Boston Marathons to enter anytime during the registration period. Currently, there are approximately 500 runners who have run 10 or more consecutive Boston Marathons.
The B.A.A. last adjusted the qualifying times for the 2003 Boston Marathon, relaxing times for runners who were 55 years old and older. The last time the qualifying times were made more stringent was for the 1980 Boston Marathon.
The 2011 Boston Marathon reached its maximum field size of qualifiers faster than any previous year when qualifiers rushed to fill the race and the qualified field closed in eight hours, three minutes.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Nick Qualifies for Boston Marathon in "Under 12" Division

3696 Finish
Congrats to Nick for beating out hundreds of other "Under 12" hopefuls trying to claim their spot at Boston. Nick barely hung on to beat this poor girl and shatter her dreams of racing in the big race! Nick will now go on to race the nation's best kids and exploit his seriously advantageous stride length! gO! Nick!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

When I first started doing races, I didn't understand why people did them. I thought it was boring. But give it a try. If you're new to the sport, or maybe even an infrequent runner, try it. Once you do it and finish a race, there's such a feeling of self-accomplishment—that's really been one thing I've taken away from doing running events. Because it's just you, and you have just yourself to credit for doing what you did. It's always a great feeling afterward, because you know you did it all yourself.

Mike Bettes, Meteorologist, The Weather Channel

Sunday, January 16, 2011

gO! 10K Results

Congrats to all! Great morning, great race! Thanks again to Heather for the delicious breakfast!
And now...the results....

       2011 gO! 10K
                   Age    Age Group/Place     Time       Pace
1. Nick         30     Male 30-32  1st      44:39       7:11 
2. Tim           32     Male 30-32 2nd      46:11      7:25
3. Isaac         32     Male 30-32 3rd       48:16      7:46
4. Jodie         34     Femalle 34-45 1st    48:18     7:46
5. Dennis       47     Male 35-47 1st        49:20     7:56
6. Kris           46     Female 46-47 1st     54:53     8:49
7. Ben             35    Male 35-47  2nd     55:28     8:55
8. Laurie         48     Female 48-48  1st   57:16     9:12
9. Richard       65    Male 58-65 1st       58:49      9:27
10. John          65    Male 58-65 2nd      59:27      9:34
11. Kim M.     27    Female 27-30 1st    1:00:27   9:43
12. Cassie       45    Female 34-45 2nd  1:00:43    9:46
13. Terri          53    Female 53-53 1st    1:01:02   9:49
14. Kim E.      34    Female 34-45 3rd   1:01:30    9:53
15. Allen         70    Male 70+ 1st           1:04:55   10:26
16. Leslie M.   53    Female 53-53 2nd    1:05:15   10:30
17. Melissa      34    Female 32-34 1st    1:05:16   10:30
18. Toni          50     Female 50-52 1st    1:05:28   10:32
19. Patti           53    Female 53-53 3rd    1:06:55   10:46
20. Vicky         59    Female 59-61 1st    1:06:58  10:46
21. Debbie       46    Female 46-47 2nd   1:07:27  10:51
22. Michelle      33   Female 32-34 2nd   1:09:10   11:07
23. Leslie G.     61   Female 59-61 2nd   1:09:21   11:09
24. Lori W.       52   Female 50-52 2nd   1:09:25   11:10
25. Dan             58   Male 58-65 3rd      1:09:55   11:15
26.  Sheryl         47  Female 46-47 3rd    1:18:19   12:40
27. Danielle       27   Female 27-30 2rd    1:19:41   12:49
28. Michelle B.  32   Female  32-34 3rd   1:22:24  13:11
29. Donna         48   Female Freestyle Course  1st (tie)
29. Jackie         48   Female Freestyle Course  1st (tie)
29. Candice      30   Female Freestyle Course 1st (tie)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Weekend of gO!

gO! Discount Weekend at Fleet Feet Fair Oaks and Roseville! Get 15% off Fri-Sat. on all merchandise! Just give them your name and they will confirm you are on the gO! Roster.

gO! 10K This Sunday!
What: gO! members only 10K race. Officially measured, sanctioned by USA Track & Field (ok, maybe just "Josh and Gary Race Productions"), and fully stocked with aid stations.
Where: Granite Beach @ Folsom Lake
When: Race start 8:30am, Meet at Bank of America on Douglas Blvd. (on right just after you cross over Auburn-Folsom Blvd.) at 8am to carpool in since there is a $10 park entrance fee.
Course: We will follow the exact TBF Duathlon 2-mile run course starting at Granite Beach- See the course in red at http://tbfracing.com/i/coursemaps/nydu.pdf The course is part road, part single track trail, part open dirt path. We will do the loop course 3 times to get the 10K.
Awards: Unique, custom age group awards will be given out. Age groups TBD on morning of event.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Updates on Tonight!!

UPDATES: New time! Since we want to be at the theater by 8pm (showtime at 8:30pm), we are going to move our car pooling time up to 6pm! And we will be doing dinner at Hooters (3541 Truxel Rd. inside the Natomas Marketplace)!! Seriously, Hooters is next door to the theater and I hear they have REALLY good..... food. I hope to see everyone there!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Tuesday Movie Night!


Tuesday's speed workout is cancelled in lieu of a movie night!
When: Tuesday Night, Showtime 8:30pm
What: Documentary about the famous relay race "Hood To Coast"
Where: Natomas Marketplace 3561 Truxel Rd. (sorry, closest place it is playing)
Why: Because popcorn is yummy! And who likes to run anyway!?
Carpool: Meet at Park N Ride between Sun Splash and In N Out at 6:30pm. We will do dinner at someplace near theaters, then get to movie by 8pm.
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