2015 Cactus Rose Trail 100 and 50 miler recap – Part 1 By Chris Russell

2015 Cactus Rose Trail 100 and 50 miler recap – Part 1 By Chris Russell

I blame Brian. Ever since Brian taunted the Bandera Gods back in Sep 2013 every race at Bandera since then has been marred by “less than ideal” (i.e. crummy) weather. Cactus 2013 was ridiculously warm and humid (thus sealing Brian’s DNF), Bandera 2014 was unseasonably hot, Cactus 2014 was ridiculously hot, Bandera 2015 was freezing rain and mud, and Cactus 2015 was a Schlitterbahn and Tough Mudder combined into one. Even though Brian wasn’t running Cactus this year it seems…

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Rockhopper Women Dominate at Pedernales 60K!!

Rockhopper Women Dominate at Pedernales 60K!!

The Rockhopper 60K women showed up in a big way at Pedernales Falls this past weekend taking 3 of the top 4 spots‼! Other notable performances included the Assassin (Matt Smith) winning the 60K and getting some redemption after the Bighorn DNF. Tempo Tom was 1st Masters and Stefan was 2d in the 30K. Petra Gerber, who is brand new to the list was 3d in the 30K. Not to brag but I think it is notable that I completed…

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Hells Hills April 4, 2015

Hells Hills April 4, 2015

Here are the HH results courtesy of Chris and Observations by Scott. 50M Renzo 7:25 – 2d Overall and 6th fastest 50M time in HH history Stephanie Bleich – 11:10 5th Female Bear – 11:56 Alex – DNF due to mid race Acupuncture treatement   50K Matt 3:57 – 1st overall Melanie 4:22 – 1st Female and 2d overall Stefan 4:40 – 3d Male Lalo – 5:19 Tom – 5:24 1st Masters Cara – 5:28 3d Female Rolando – 5:40…

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Latest Group runs in review

Latest Group runs in review

The first quarter of this year has brought many great Rockhopper run experiences. Experiences that will undoubtedly lead to fun end of year awards. USATF points for the Rockhoppers are accumulating also . We have a competitive spirit but we all agree our group training runs where we share our friendly banter are the most fun. Here then is a recap of this weekends group runs at Leon Creek, Hill Country State Natural Area, Mc Allister Park, and Boerne Stage road, hosted by…

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The Cactus Kid reaches a milestone. 500 miles at Cactus Rose.

The Cactus Kid reaches a milestone. 500 miles at Cactus Rose.

Our “Sweet Chris” reaches his 500 mile goal at the Cactus Rose 100 on October 26.  A quest that began in 2008. Congratulations Chris! ” I have often said over the years that while a 100 can be very empowering, paradoxically, it is very humbling because of how physically and mentally exhausted one can be. I would never have been able to accomplish it without all my friends that have trained with me, supported me, paced me, filled up my camelback…

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Rockhopper weekend racing menu!

Rockhopper weekend racing menu!

Races A La Carte (Something a little different since we have such a variety this weekend) Appertif – peak season jessica pike seasoned with waddling quads ($26) Hors D’oeuvres – british columbian squamish crockettpot drizzled with caliente claudette ($50) Plat de Poisson – red striped waldo spleen infused with baby oregon pine sprouts ($62) Entree – leadville liza lizard seared with legendary larry legs on a bed of beermatt(i) rice ($100) Le Dessert – rockhopper tracks sprinkled over central texas…

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The Rockhoppers, An extraordinary Journey! Part 3!

The Rockhoppers, An extraordinary Journey! Part 3!

The 3d part of any trilogy is always exciting. I remember standing in line in 1983 to see Return of the Jedi. Who can forget the epic grandeur that was Return of the King? As exciting as those classic part 3s were….the excitement over part 3 of the R2R2R trilogy has built to a fever pitch (well not really….although I did get a text from a Rockhopper asking me if he had somehow missed it).  So sit back, relax and…

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