Monday, June 10, 2013

Results are now posted, and have been sent to ultrasignup.

First Name Last Name Gender AgeGroup BIB 13.1 26.2 50K Other
Dean Andreuzzi M 30-39 21 1:37:57
Jan Kafka M 60-69 17 1:41:39
Kayla Busby F 20-29 31 1:47:12
Carlos Frias M 20-29 24 1:47:14
Jose Rico M 30-39 7 1:50:39
Hector Torres M 40-49 26 1:54:02
Sabrina Nwadike F 20-29 18 1:55:09
Olga Hedgecock F 20-29 4 1:56:54
Megan Ryan F 20-29 22 1:57:27
Jon Klukas M 30-39 114 1:57:47
Vivencio Randy Vallebo M 30-39 11 1:58:29
Jennifer Borton F 30-39 20 1:59:31
Zarela Garcia F 40-49 25 2:01:20
Angeles Ferreira F 50-59 27 2:04:33
Manny Contreras M 60-69 28 2:04:34
Joel Hagstrom M 30-39 118 2:08:33
Leonard Ackerman M 40-49 12 2:10:29
Elaine Ackerman F 40-49 29 2:24:00
Karen Barros F 50-59 23 2:25:25
Nasara Gargonnu M 40-49 9 2:29:55
Stephanie Tomlinson F 40-49 30 2:33:19
Elizabeth Boyd F 40-49 10 2:33:24
Pam Medhurst F 50-59 1 2:38:14
Diana King F 40-49 8 2:43:50
Angelica Garcia F 20-29 19 2:44:32
Angel Wilder F 20-29 2 2:55:50
Jen Ziegeler F 30-39 13 3:12:37
Isaac Bridgeforth M <20 5 5:18:42
Kamryn Murphy F <20 6 5:18:44
Richard Valles M 30-39 120 4:28:59
Theresa Wells F 40-49 121 4:32:19
Ian Cunningham M 30-39 116 5:11:17
Ron Craighead M 40-49 117 5:12:46
Jeremy Dreaden M 30-39 119 5:15:52
Michaellee Mallare M 30-39 122 5:24:00
Igor Campos M 20-29 101 3:38:44
Greg Ottinger M 30-39 107 4:25:43
David Martinez M 30-39 105 4:40:17
Joseph Bridgeforth M 20-29 108 5:03:07
Steven Barros M 50-59 113 5:31:23
Keith Bridgeforth M 20-29 109 5:50:01
Alex Bridgeforth M 20-29 106 5:50:16
Mike Erlanson M 30-39 102 6:32:29
Dana Ryan F 40-49 103 6:32:31
Quentin Bridgeforth M <20 3 10K
Joeann Randall F 30-39 14 10M

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Rohring Rock Half Marathon , Marathon and 50 K
Pre race letter:
Saturday is nearly upon us.  The weather forecast appears to be reasonably good for the race day morning.  Morning Clouds with a high in the upper 60’s.  Sunrise is around 5:45 A.M.
Parking is in front of the Bonita Sunnyside Library.  Please park in the WEST lot, in front of and immediately to the right of the library.  The parking lot to the far right ( EAST side ) is for the Golf Course and Restaurant.  They are very protective of their space and may tow.  Since we are starting early, we should not have any parking issues.
Restrooms:  Inside the park they are open around 6:30-7:00 A.M.  The AM / PM Gas Station at the corner of Otay Lakes and Bonita Rd. is open all night, so I recommend you use that one before the race until the park and McDonalds are open.
Check in: Please come at least 15 minutes before the hour your race starts.  We are a small group, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to get you your bib, sign you in and get you warmed up for the race.
Lap Counting:  As you may recall, the course is almost exactly 5K.  Numerous previous measurements of this non-certified course have come in at 3.14 miles.  Being an engineer, I will call it Pi miles.  Each lap as you come around in front of the aid station, we will check off a box on our tracking sheet for you by your BIB NUMBER.  So, we need you to wear your bib on the front of your person in a visible location.  I would also ask you to call out your bib number and make eye contact with the timer ( probably me or Annette ) so we mark your lap.  We will also TRY to mark your time to the nearest minute for each lap.  If you are not wearing your GPS, this will be good for you to review later, if you are wearing your Garmin, it may not be that important to you.  But it’s very important for us, because as the sweep, I need to track everyone for safety reasons.  If you decide to go have breakfast, or drop from the race without telling us, we will probably go looking for you on the course, assuming you are injured and in need of medical assistance.  If we have to search for you, both you and your fellow runners will be very unhappy.  In the mountains, it would cost thousands of dollars to do a Search and Rescue… Please tell us if you are leaving the course for more than 10-15 minutes to get a Starbucks.
Speaking of  medical assistance, I am CPR / AED Certified and a volunteer Race Guard at many races.  If we have a medical emergency, the Fire Dept. Paramedics are located ½ mile from the starting line on Bonita Rd., between Central and Otay Lakes Rd.   They can access the entire course by vehicle and get here pretty fast.  If you see anyone, including someone who is not a participant in our race, who needs medical assistance, dial 911 and they will be dispatched as fast as possible. 
Aid Station:  Our aid station is at the start / finish line, behind the Library.  We will have water, Gatorade, sweet and salty foods, cola and sprite, much like you would find in a trail race or ultra.  We are old school runners.  We put on races because we love to run.  We don’t seek deep pocket sponsors who push their product at our races.  Consequently, if you have a favorite mega branded gu or gel that  you prefer, please bring your stash with you to the race.
iPhones, iPods, Headphones, etc.   We do not encourage the use of these devices while running, but we recognize that they are part of our lifestyle.  We ask that you run with one earpiece out, especially when at the aid station, crossing the driveway or any time when you may be trying to communicate with other people.  Since the trail is typically 15 feet wide or more, you don’t have to worry about blocking someone’s path if they try to pass you, but it’s a good idea to be able to hear people behind you trying to pass.
Course Markings :  I will put orange surveyors tape ribbons in numerous locations around the course.  I will also put some chalk marks and some signs at the turn around for the out-and-back sections of the 10 /13.1 and the 20 / 26.2  races.   I have found in past races that kids tend to pull down all the ribbons as soon as they get to the park in the morning.  Hence, I ask that you pay attention to the course on the first lap or two, so you won’t get confused if you see some kids running around with ribbons tied to their bodies.  We don’t use children as moving course markers, but can’t keep them from trying to participate in that manner.
Late Starts:  Given the good weather, we can have more people opt for the 1 hr. late start without too much medical concern.  If you want to late start, please let us know by Friday morning.  Some of you have already asked me and in general I have said “yes”.  I will be there at 4:30 or so Saturday, so those who want to start before the sun are still welcome to do so.  Especially the 50 K runners.
T-Shirts:  OK, I lied.   I have some T-shirts to distribute.  They are not Rohring Rock T-Shirts, but Rock and Roll San Diego Marathon and ½ Marathon Promotional T-shirts.  2 colors.  Blue and Cream.  Different designs.  I can’t guarantee your size, but I have about 50 COTTON shirts in various sizes of each color.  You are welcome to take one if you wish.
Boston One Wrist Bands:  I have some of the blue Boston One wristbands.  1st 3 finishers in each race get one.  It’s an honorary award, not intended to imply that you qualified for Boston at our race.  Our course is not a Boston Qualifier.  But we honor and remember the fallen and injured runners and spectators and want to keep them in our thoughts.
Course photographs:  A link to a large pdf file with course photos is here:
It’s a BIG file, so you need to be on a fast WIFI or go get a cup of coffee while it downloads.
Race Results:  we will post results the page where you registered.  It will take a couple of days to complete them.  If  we make an error and need to correct it, no worries.  Save your Garmin results if you believe there’s an issue with your finish time and we can review them.  We TRY  to get every lap, but sometimes even  99.5% accuracy means we can miss one or two in the course of a long race.  We always try to get better as race directors and as runners J .
Jim, Annette, Jason and Monica.
Your Race Crew.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Rohring Runs are back for more.

Rohring Rock Marathon 50K and Half.
Saturday May 18th,  Rohr Park, Chula Vista.

This run is targeted to runners competing in the RnR San Diego Marathon and 1/2 Marathon two weeks afterwards.   This is your chance to get in that last long run before the race.  The course is remarkably flat, 5K loop, on forgiving dirt trails around a park and golf course.   Easy on your feet, has some shaded areas, separated from street traffic, and parking is free at the start/ finish.  There are several brick and mortar restrooms, drinking fountains, Starbucks, Mc Donalds, Jack in the Box, AM/ PM and free WiFi at the start/ finish line.  There is also an Ice Cream Parlor, Rite Aid, Vons, as well as Oyster bar, Taco Shop, and some other eating and drinking establishments for post-race refreshments right across the street.

Added benefits:  Complete a half marathon or marathon at Rohring Rock, then at RnR San Diego and you WILL QUALIFY to become a Half Fanatic or Marathon Maniac, respectively with 2 in 16 days.   Join the rest of us insane distance runners who call ourselves Maniacs and Fanatics!

Time limits: 5 hours for the Half (Half Fanatic limits) and 8 hours for the full.  50 K option for Ultra Lunatics, but still 8 hour maximum.

Aid station every 5 K will serve water,  Gatorade,  sweet and salty foods and old-school ultra faire.   Drinking fountains every mile or so, you shouldn't have to carry more than 6-8 oz. with you even on a Hot day.

Finishers medal to all who complete at least 10 miles ( 3 laps plus short out and back) of half marathon course and 20 miles ( 6 laps plus out and back) of marathon course.  No cash awards, free cars or other prizes, but Ultrasignup will post you as the record holder for this course, should you win.  They also have age group rankings and other neat stuff... which is why I use them instead of Active.

This is the same course we used for the Rohring Round the Clock 6 hour, 12 hour and 100 mile races in February.  Its a very fast course, ( 100 mile winner took just over 17 hours ) but you can take your time and finish with a steady pace.

Official results posted on and sent to Athlinks.

This is a low-key race, so we don't have live bands, cheer squads, fire engines spraying cold water, obstacle courses, water slides or other big league hoopla.   No beer garden or jello shots either, because we believe that running and either alcohol or drugs don't mix.  Besides, you have to drive somewhere after the race, so why take a risk?  

T-shirts?  Probably not, since our closets are already overflowing with cheesy, sponsor-logo-splattered, cheaper-by-the-thousand event T-shirts.  Wear your least favorite one and perhaps we can have a contest for the worst event T-shirt, which we will award (full of sweat) to the last official runner to cross the finish line within the time limit, otherwise known as the DFL.

Pictures?  Sure, we will take as many as we can, post them on facebook for your free downloading pleasure within a week of the run.  And you can post yours on the site too, for all your friends to see and enjoy, or to show them how crazy you really are.  Most people wont run 2 (half) marathons in a lifetime and you are crazy enough to run 2 in less than a month...

Maybe Elvis impersonators will come, but no guarantee they will sing and shake their assets for you.  You can wear a costume, but please leave your dogs, parrots, iguanas, snakes, pot-bellied pigs,  rollerblades, strollers and skateboards at home.   We share the trails with horses, hikers, walkers, other runners and an occasional duck, goose or cyclist.  However, most of the trail is over 15 ft. Wide, so there should be ample space to run in small groups (2 across) if you wish.  Just be courteous, pay attention and have fun.  You may run, run/walk/run or any combination thereof.  We will TRY to provide 5K splits accurate to 1 minute or less. 

Limit of 75 runners for Half and Full combined.  
No limit for Ultra Lunatics because we are probably running continuously all weekend anyways and most of us travel far and wide to run, start at midnight Friday and Run till 7AM Sunday morning, when we unfortunately have to get ready for work...

This event is sponsored by the So. Cal Ultra Lunatics.
An RRCA Member Club.  We also give a shout out to Bonita Roadrunners who call Rohr Park their home.

Beep! Beep!

Prices:  Early Registration through May 1st:
Marathon and 50K .... $42 ( thats just 1$ per Kilometer or less!)
Half Marathon $26.20 ( that's just $2 per mile!)

After that... 1/2 the May 2nd, 2013 RnR SD price posted on their website.

Starting Times:
Marathon and 50K: 5AM, but you may late start 1 hour if you notify us 48 hours ahead of time and we say OK.
Half Marathon: 6AM.  but you may late start 1 hour if you notify us 48 hours ahead of time and we say OK.

We will generally say OK IF AND ONLY IF it's not your first official event at this distance and you completed your last one in 4 hours or less for half marathon and 6 hours or less for the marathon.  It can get hot in May, we want you finished before high noon if at all possible.  We may be crazy but we are not trying to get heat stroke.

Register early, run for a crazy low price, qualify for Maniacs or Fanatics and join the Asylum!

P.S.  If you are a really crazy half Fanatic or Maniac and you want to go to Uranus level or Silver with 3 in 16 days, let me know and we can MAYBE put on one more race the next weekend for you so you get your second level at RnR San Diego on 6/2/13.

See you there.
Maniac 5067

Ultra Clydesdale &
Ambassador of Rock