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March Trail Run - This Saturday, March 16th - Castle Rock State Park

PARC's Monthly Trail Run heads to Castle Rock State Park this Saturday for runs of 6.5 or 9.2 miles on the high divide above Saratoga. The beginning of the route features a really cool (and somewhat rocky) trail along the top of the ridge's Western escarpment - the result: we run for miles with incredible vistas soaring over Big Basin and out to the Pacific and Monterey. The run back, on the Eastside of the…


Added by Ron Wolf on March 11, 2013 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Monthly Trail Run This Saturday --- Wunderlich Park and Buck's!!

This Saturday PARC's Monthly Trail Run returns to one of our most popular routes, Wunderlich Park in Woodside. Wunderlich's trails are mostly shaded and ideal for a late Summer run. The run will be followed by brunch at Buck's for all interested including the Saturday morning group from Sawyer Camp who are most welcome to join us.

So that we can get to Buck's as a group at about 10:30. we have two start times. The long run will start at 8:30 (gather at 8:20) and the shorter…


Added by Ron Wolf on September 12, 2012 at 8:10am — No Comments

Trail Run tomorrow - Rodeo Beach

Tomorrow morning, Saturday, April 7, 2012, we run the open dramatic hills above Marin's Rodeo Beach, meeting up with the popular BARF trail run group for our annual PARC & BARF, and getting an insider's tour of the Marine Mammal Center facilitated by PARC Board Member Stan Jensen all on tap. Details at:

Added by Ron Wolf on April 6, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments

Terrific weather expected for Sunday's trail run on Windy Hill

This Sunday, March 4, 2012, the PARC's Monthly Trail run heads to nearby Windy Hill and the weather forecast for Sunday is exceptional. This run is close to Palo Alto and Windy Hill is PARC's favorite Monthly Trail Run route.

We gather at 8:20 in the Windy Hill parking lot off of Portola Rd. We head out at 8:30. Two routes of 8 and 12 miles. Maps provided. No organized car pool this month. But we are heading to Konditorei, a small coffee & bagel shop just a few minutes from…


Added by Ron Wolf on March 2, 2012 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Trail Run this Saturday - Huddart County Park

Monthly Trail Run planning for the year is in progress and the next three runs are scheduled:

FEBRUARY 11 (Sat)  Huddart ('new' route in), brunch at Buck's    

MARCH 4 (Sun)      Windy Hill, coffee & pastry at Konditorei    

APRIL 7 (Sat)      Rodeo Beach, MMC Tour, BARF meetup

On the next two runs we head to our favorite near by trail systems followed by brunch at nearby cafes. The…


Added by Ron Wolf on February 9, 2012 at 12:31am — No Comments

Sunday (1/8) - PARC's Monthly Trail Run

PARC's traditional first trail run of the year, in the Santa Cruz Mountains above Saratoga, features spectacular views to the ocean from a surprisingly exposed cliff face as well as many miles of tree sheltered soft forest trail. In most years the waterfall offers a pause early in the run - will it be flowing this year? We have maps to guide an intermediate 6.5-mile route and a slightly more challenging 9.2-mile route -- both routes are quite beautiful.

See the Monthly Trail Run…


Added by Ron Wolf on January 3, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Monthly Trail Run - This Sunday December 4th - Wunderlich Park and Buck's!!

I've just updated the details for this Sunday's trail run. This month, instead of a runner's potluck, we will meet at Buck's after the run. Both Buck's and Wunderlich are in nearby Woodside. To help have us together at the same time at Buck's we are staggering the start times. The long run will start at 8:30 (gather at 8:20) and the shorter intermediate run will start at 9:10 (gather at 9:00). Hopefully these split start times will result in both groups finishing at about the same time.…


Added by Ron Wolf on November 30, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

PARC Monthly Trail Run - Mt. Tam (Bootjack), Saturday, August 6, 2011

Consider joining us for next Saturday's PARC Monthly Trail Run. PARC ran the Dipsea Trail last year and there have been many requests to return to Mt. Tam.  Indeed, we have been invited to join the friendly trail runners of BARF (Bob & Rick's Fun runs) next weekend as they enjoy one of their favorite routes on the upper slopes of Mt. Tam. BARF typically turns out 20 or so runners and so we will have… Continue

Added by Ron Wolf on August 4, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

June Monthly Trail Run & Gathering at Dr. Joe's

I just updated the June Monthly Trail Run page and sent out an email invite to the run. This event is a social highlight of PARC's trail running season with our post run gathering at Joe's home high above Silicon Valley. RSVP is required by Thursday June 2nd.

BTW, about 15 of us enjoyed the cool redwood forest of Portola State Park at last month's trail run. Hope to see you on the… Continue

Added by Ron Wolf on May 26, 2011 at 10:16pm — No Comments

Monthly Trail Run Reminder: This Saturday morning - Portola State Park

 This Saturday, PARC's Monthly Trail Run heads to Portola State Park, little visited and remote, where the deep Redwood Forest offers an excellent trail surface, huge trees, lush ferns, and flowing creeks. The Park's geology is also interesting with natural oil seeps visible in some spots. While remote, Palo Alto is the closest large city to Portola making it, in a way, our sister park. Car pooling for this somewhat remote drive is a great idea, so hope… Continue

Added by Ron Wolf on May 5, 2011 at 8:18am — No Comments

Trail Run This Saturday - Foothill & Arastredro Parks - Wildflowers!

I just now updated the April Trail Run page with detailed trail directions

And here are FIVE GREAT REASONS to consider joining us on Saturday morning:

1) The hills are fabulously green right now and our wildflower guide, Jenifer, will point out the many varieties along the way.

2) This is the FIRST OPPORTUNITY to get a PARC POKER card for…


Added by Ron Wolf on March 31, 2011 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Suppliments... You probably don't need them. A report from the South African Rugby Assoc...

Maybe seems like a strange thing to post on a running website, but I just came across this fairly well-written examination of supplements from the South African Rugby Assoc, and thought it was quite relevant to all sorts of athletes. Myself, I've all but given up on supplements and can't say that I notice any loss - an apple a day...


But if you are going to take suppliments then you should be informed. A lot of what they…


Added by Ron Wolf on December 17, 2010 at 1:54am — No Comments

Women’s Running Telesummit

I just noticed this online conference

IAWR Women’s Running Telesummit

that takes place next week

and thought it could be of interest to you. I have followed two of the

speakers (Galloway and Clark) for many years and respect what they…

Added by Ron Wolf on November 23, 2010 at 12:02pm — No Comments

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