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This page is meant for folks to post their thoughts on the Saturday group run. I (Neil) will post a blurb about who showed up and where it was held. From there, I hope that other runners will share their thoughts since we often have different experiences on the same run. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Observatory Mesa Detour

NATRA turned 10 today. Exactly 520 weekends ago, 6 runners assembled at the Schultz Creek Trailhead to do a morning run. Every weekend since then (excepting race day weekends or trail days) we have hosted a group run whether rain, snow or shine.

Neil, Mackenzie, Bruce, Chris, Craig and Abe began running up the Urban Trail. Even Neil kept up, but only after Mackenzie attached Anika to his wrist. With a sudden jolt forward, Neil was running like he did 10 years ago - after all, Anika was not going to lose sight of mom. Abe kept Chris company for the entire loop as she is getting ready for next weekend's ultra marathon in Vegas. At the brown gate the rest of us decided to take the railroad loop back to Thorpe. It was a nice change of pace from the usual out and back. Afterwards we hit the Kickstand, celebrated 10 years of group runs and were impressed that Abe was still able to walk after he kept up with Chris for 10 miles!