Bandera Training run

Bandera Training run

Our latest trip to Hill Country State Natural Area brought out some new Rockhoppers. Ivonne, Travis, Christine and Tim were also out on these rugged trails for the first time and they are registered to run The Bandera Races out here January 7! The weather was drizzly and foggy so we had no majestic views of the hills but we had a great time getting to know each other and catching up with the “Oldies” too. Good luck to everyone…

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Chris’ Cactus Rose recap

Chris’ Cactus Rose recap

Sat morning was gorgeous. My car thermostat was showing 41 degrees when I got to Crossroads around 745a. The sunrise was incredible. Felt weird wearing a jacket. – While Sat morning was gorgeous…Saturday afternoon was plain hot. The high may have only hit 80 but the sun was very intense and it was a 40 degree temperature rise from the morning. – I have come to the conclusion that most female runners are tougher than guys. When I was at…

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Texas Trail Championship Spring Season Results!

Texas Trail Championship Spring Season Results!

Hey Gang, I wanted to share a few of the proud moments the Rockhoppers enjoyed at the awards ceremony for the Spring season. This occurred last night prior to the Fossil Valley Night Race up near Dallas.  For the team awards, the Rockhoppers took first place in the Ultra category and second in the Trail category.  We have given the award to the top point getter on our team, so Scott Rabb was given the Ultra award and Joe Schmal…

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Syllamo! March18-21, 2016

Syllamo! March18-21, 2016

Syllamo was a 3 day race. Friday was a 50K, Saturday was a 50 miler and Sunday was a 20+K. Brian, Rachel, Tanya and Jason Espalin (i.e. the Spleens), Ash and myself did the stage race together.   Great race setting – All of the races originate from the Blanchard Springs Campground in the Ozarks of Arkansas. Blanchard Springs Campground is nestled in a valley and has immediate access to a gazillion miles of trails.. It is very secluded and…

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Trail Champs for 2015! and 2016 Bandera 100K highlites

Trail Champs for 2015! and 2016 Bandera 100K highlites

The Rockhoppers claimed the Texas Trail Ultra championship for 2015! We also took the Sub Ultra Championship for the first time. Congratulations all. We also do a great job at Volunteering. The Crossroads aid station at the Bandera 100K, 50K and 25K races was our responsibility this year.  Thanks to all that came out to help throughout the day, and night! Below are Chris Russell’s highlights of the day, I had a multifaceted day at Bandera on Saturday/Sun Morning. I…

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