*Bring headlamp or handheld light*
Time to move to Winter quarters, Folks! We’ll also celebrate the end of summer (and good riddance to it!) after the run at the Outta the Way Cafe for a beer/burger. Join us!
So as the law has it we can’t be at Needwood after dark and it gets dark early now. Once again ,as the birds get ready to fly south and the leaves are getting ready to jump off the trees, we trail runners move to our Fall/Winter venue. Now, be aware…, this is also the start of one of the coolest kind of run you can do – at night, in the woods, in the dark… with a headlamp. I know most folks think it is nuts but, well, a lot about trail running is nuts. Thats why we do it! Night running is actually safer. Defies logic but 1) you naturally run slower and 2) your headlamp provides you with a cone of light that is easy to focus on. No visual distractions to throw you off. It is however, extremely exhilarating. Give it a try and you’ll be hooked.
Address: Redland Middle School 6505 Muncaster Mill Rd. Derwood, MD 20855
Coordinates: 39.140231, -77.130656
Time: 6:30 (6:15 for warmup)
Course: I’ll explain it when we get there!
Other Important Stuff:
*** This weekend we are having our 2nd Annual Phat Cat Run up in the Catoctins on Sunday. Please sign up if you plan on attending. Check out the link here: http://mymuddyshoes.org/calend…/1st-annual-phat-cat-run-923/
*** 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:
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!
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Muddy ‘Muddy’ Shoes …thats redundant!