About NATRA Blog

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, April 28, 2012

NATSA Urban Trail Loop

Steve Rhode leads NATRA north on the Flagstaff Urban Trail  System - FUTS (David Blanchard Photo).

A baker's dozen turned out for the urban trail/loop run with summer running plans on many minds. Overcast skies gave way to the sun but not before the NATRA runners were already in the forest on the loop trail recently documented by Randy Wilson in The AZ Daily Sun.

The gang introduces themselves.

 Steve Rhode explains the run to the gang (David Blanchard photo)
 NATRA soon turned to NATSA as many runners were veering off trail to go about their business. Not only do we run for ourselves but we fertilize when nature calls...

Almost back (David Blanchard photo)

Sundial along FUTS - the time is correct! (David Blanchard photo)

 Spring time in the high country (David Blanchard photo).

a vote was called and we decided to support one of our sponsors and head to the Pay n Take where Jacqui re-fueled the group with refreshments, smiles, and laughter for all. (Thanks to Steve Rhode for the post and David Blanchard for the photos!)

 Post run Pay n' Take Coffee (David Blanchard photo)