What is The Running Group ???
We run, we
eat breakfast - we have
run marathons in under 3 hours and in over 5 hours, on long runs we don't
run fast, we are (runner) friendly, we run as little as 30 minutes or as long
as 3 hours each saturday morning but we always eat breakfast. We love to run
by the ocean. Our goal is to have friends to run with at any pace. Everyone
is welcome !!! On average we have about 20-30
people out each saturday. We have about 5 favorite
locations that we run from......the lagoon, la jolla
cove, torrey pines, balboa park & pen. canyon.......we
also venture out to another 10 locations during the year.
Pace Anything from walking pace to 6 min pace. The front of the pack is sometimes lead by a couple of sub 2:30 marathon runners, but most of the pack runs from 8:00 to 10:00 minute pace. Whatever the pace, we all stay together for the first 2 miles of the run. You will never run alone or be left behind !!!!
History of The Running Group In 1995, a group of us had finished our fund raising for the Leukemia Society Team In Training program and done our first marathon. We all loved the Team In Training program but felt that we that there was not any room left for us in their training program since we were no longer raising money. So we ventured out and started our own saturday morning long run group. The original twelve runners were Michel Napolitano, Marilee Foley, Henry Brown III, Peter Abbott, Tony Vargas, Pony Walker, Kelly Thornton, Annie Featherman Fraser, Tracey Dimino, Cliff Griifin, Sara Muller and Greg. Now 7 years later, 6 of the 12 have got married (3 were already married) and 4 have had babies but they all still come to the runs. In 1997, we started to create an e-mail broadcast that now goes out each week to 450 runners and some non-runners in San Diego.
Who organizes The Running Group Greg writes the weekly e-mail and organizes the group. He started running at age 33 and has become a dedicated middle of the pack runner. In the last 10 years, he has finished 38 marathons (including 8 New York, 4 Rock N Roll, 1 London, 1 Budapest and qualified for 4 Boston Marathons), 11 ultramarathons and just 2 Ironman Triathlon event. In 1999 he finished the 56 mile