Hi all, I hope the last days of August are treating you well. We are about to embark on the event frenzied month of September so eat a big breakfast and get ready to race. There is at least one event in Central Oregon on every weekend of September. That is why I decided to move the Dirty Dozen to the relatively slow month of October. Hopefully this will mean a course that is a little more packed and a nice cool day to tackle this hills of Wanoga snow park.
For those who have never done or heard of the Dirty Dozen here is a brief description. This year there will be three choices for you to race. The 6 mile Half Dozen, 12 mile Dozen and a two person relay. The course is two mostly different loops so those who opt for the full dozen will be treated to some different terrain. The last mile of the dozen is the same as the last mile of the half dozen. As for the terrain the course is wide double track with some pretty challenging climbs. The longest climb is from mile 6-8 on the full dozen course. The rest are relatively short but steep climbs. Some great views are available from the course so keep your eyes open while your racing to take in some great shots of Mt. Bachelor.
So come out and and get dirty in October and have some fun. Entries can are available at the Footzone and can be dropped of there as well.
Hope to see you out there,
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Sitting here with my coffee and the paper this morning thinking about the FootZone's own Tanya and her husband Geof as they're peddling their bikes at Ironman Canada. Send them some energy for this massive endeavor. Cheers-teague You can track them at www.ironman.com It's Tanya Littlehales and Geof Hasegawa.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
The second version of the fz hash brought more than 50 of you out to enjoy a warm evening scouring the streets of Bend in search of those little spots of flour. It all ended up at the Downtowner where the cool beverages made it all worthwhile (as though it weren't worthwhile already). Thank you for coming and look for one more. Soon a central oregon hash group will continue independently of the FootZone so if you're interested send your email address with the subject "hash" to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Congrats to the BMC/FootZone team at the Cascade Lakes Relay last weekend. By all accounts they had a great time and ran really fast. We really appreciate them sporting the FZ name. Sounds like this relay might be a nice addition to Central Oregon running. In the last picture left to right: Jeff Caba, Michael Dennis, Ryan Rein, JJ Howard, Andy Martin, Ahna Jura, Ryan Shaffer, Katie Caba, Kory Bright, Jill Gozdowski, Laura Fritz and Jen Sventek. Good people, good runners, good fun. Cheers-t