Tuesday Evening Trails @ Lake Needwood

Hey there, Folks! Well, even if it doesn’t rain today (and it might) Lake Needwood will be breaching its banks this evening. In fact, it already has in some places. We’ll probably have to do some bushwacking around some of the flood zones along Mudcat Trail and maybe by the boat houise but the rest should be OK…buy expect some good ol’ mud. Also, given that it gets dark earlier, this might be our final Needwood run before we move to our Winter Tuesday location. If its cloudy tonight, then you might want to bring a head lamp cuz you’ll be finishing in the dark. OK, keep an eye on the weather for this weekend. We’ll be running. There might be some race cancellations though.
Any here are the details and more information about upcoming stuff. Read on…
Location: 15679 Needwood Lake Cir, Derwood, MD
GPS Coordinates: 39.114637, -77.127564
Time: 6:30 (6:15 for warm-up)
Course: We will run around the lake counter-clockwise, hit the Blue Jay Loop, Beaver Tale Trail, down the West side of the lake to Adie’s Hill for repeats then back to the cars.
Stuff
*** Stone Millers! In agreement with Sir Barry Hauptman (Stone Mill Race Director extroadinaire) Muddy Shoes will be hosting and sponsoring the Stone Mill Course Preview Runs in the month of October leading up to the race. Over the span of four weekends we will hold preview runs on different sections of the course eventually covering every inch of it. Great way to learn what is coming at ya. Aid will be provided and donations will be accepted 🙂 Also looking for volunteers to help pull these runs off (flagging, putting aid out, etc.) For more info and map check out the Stone Mill 50 website:
https://www.stone-mill-50-mile.org/course-training-runs/
Dates for the runs
Preview Run #1 – 13 October
Preview Run #2 – 20 October
Preview Run #3 – 27 October
Preview Run #4 – 3 November
All runs on Saturday, all start at 0730.
Locations will be posted.
*** Mark your calendars! The Muddy Shoes Phantastic Phall Phat Ass will be Sunday 11 November (Veterans Day!). There will be a Half Marathon and 10K option. Great after party too! This also is a great taper run for the Stone Mill 50 Miler the following weekend. Race Director Robin Sheperd puts on a great event.
*** Check out our Muddy Shoes merch! We got Hats ($15), Buffs ($10) and magnets/stickers ($1). They are going fast! Get yours from Robin (Hats), Phil (Hats, Buffs, Magnets/stickers) or Mike Chau (Buffs and magnets/stickers ($1). ). US Dollars only!
OK C U there!
Cheers,
Muddy ‘Muddy’ Shoes …thats redundant!

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