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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

2016 SDTC Boston Marathon


On Patriot’s Day, April 18th, the SDTC’s Boston Group of 46 runners took off with the starting gun in the 120th version of the famed Boston Marathon, this year celebrating “50 Years of Women at Boston”. It was in 1966 that San Diego’s own Roberta Gibb quietly slipped into the race and became the first woman to complete the world’s oldest continually run road race..
As is often the case with the Boston Marathon, the most difficult obstacle this year was not the Newton hills but the weather. Unanticipated heat at the start in Hopkinton had runners waiting for hours in the hot sun and pouring water over their heads before the gun went off. By the 10 mile mark, the low humidity had salty racing singlets pasted to bodies but the thought of cooling ocean breezes ahead gave hope of relief. It wasn’t to be however as those on-shore winds and increasing humidity then reversed the effects and caused chills and cramps when none had ever been experienced previously.  Paces slowed, water stations became crowded and 8.3% of all race participants (2,490) made visits to the medical tents, including some of our SDTC runners. Even the winning, elite runner’s times were the second worst in the last twenty five years.
In spite of the conditions, the Bostonians still managed to persevere and if maybe not reaching their intended goals, they came close enough to call it a “PR effort”.

Urban Wine Tasting

Admin - 4/18/2016

urban wine tasting 4.30.16
Sat. Apr. 30 - Come and do a tasting or two :)  There will be food to enjoy as well. It's going to be an event you don't want to miss!  
Pre- purchase your ticket ahead of time to get THE deal. ALL are invited - runners, non-runners, friends, family - Last day to buy your ticket is 4/25.
In advance - $20.  Includes 7 wine tastings and snacks.
You are able to show up on your own the day of and purchase your own tasting and food (the deal just won't be as good ;-).

Boston-bound runners dominate at SD Half Marathon

Hutch - 3/16/2016



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At the SD Half Marathon last Sunday, the Boston Group from the SDTC fielded three teams, “BostonBound”, “Boston Strong” & “Awesome Boston”. Five years ago, in the first year of this event, they entered one team, and then two teams for the last three years. In previous years they’ve always placed 1st and 2nd but this year they stepped it up even more and placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd out of twenty four teams.  “Boston Bound” took that 1st place with a time that was seven minutes faster than last year’s winning time and 2nd place Boston Strong also beat last year’s winning time. These results continue the unbeaten winning streak for Boston teams since the inaugural SD Half.


On the way to these podium finishes, there were 25 PR’s run - on a course that includes the Washington St. uphill – and were accomplished in the middle of the Boston Marathon training that includes 70 mile weeks and 20 mile long runs.  Not all 56 runners in the Boston Group were able to participate but those that did so represented the SDTC and the Boston Marathon training program in a manner of which we can all be proud that included the following:


The women ruled the day with these finishes:

Women’s Overall: 4th, 5th, 10th, 12th, 19th, 21st & 27th

Age Group placing: 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd

 Master’s Women: 10th, 11th

Age Graded: 7th- 83.51%


On the men’s side:

Men’s Overall: 23rd

Age group placing: 3rd, 3rd, 3rd

Master’s Men: 4th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 14th & 16th


With the Boston Marathon less than five weeks away, these performances and finish times will now allow these runners to better establish their goal paces and  focus on their last few weeks of training. The SDTC is extremely proud of what they just accomplished and wish them all the best on April 18th in Boston. 

- Dave "Hutch" Hutchison

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RnR Volunteer's Needed!!

Ashley Harbecke - 1/28/2016



It's that time of year!!!  Calling all of our amazing volunteers for the RnR season. We have 26 weeks worth of volunteering options available. Is it your new years resolution to give back this year?? If so, here is the place to do it. 


SDTC is trying something new for the 2016 year. We want to give back to those who give us so much of their time. Look over the PDF attached!! For 2016 I'll be keeping track of everyone's time and effort. Just a way to say thank you to all of those who love to help.
Sign up to volunteer.... all 26 weeks are posted. If everyone just picked one week to help, we would have enough volunteers for the whole season!


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Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and Half Marathon Training Program 

The race is in June so you have 6 months to prepare for an epic run at the premier running event in San Diego. 
It's about the JOURNEY! 
RnR First Day 2016
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