Hey Tree Kickers,

So, last Tuesday, exactly one week ago today, the sun set in Derwood at 6:05 p.m. (I looked it up!). Today the sun will set at 5:01 p.m. WTPH! (Oh, BTW that acronym stands for ‘What The Phu#*k’). Yes, we have been plunged into darkness for our Tuesday Trail runs until sometime in late March or so cuz of this Daylight Savings Time thingy. I mean, seriously, how much daylight are we saving? Where is it being kept? Can we take out a daylight savings time loan and keep it lighter longer? I want to know!  Why do we, as a society do this to (yaaawwn!) ourselves? Don’t answer that. It’s a rhetorical question. Nonetheless, here we are. Headlamps a’blazin, trailies tied up tight and Garmins on sync!  Lets run!

Not so fast. Announcements first!

First off, I want to thank all the volunteers and participants in this years Phantastic Phall Phat Ass. Ninth year in a row we have held this event. Great course, great eats and great comraderie!

WINTER TRAIL PROGRAM REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Sign up here https://mcrrc.org/training-program/winter-trail-program/

Merch! Merch! Merch! – get it while it lasts! We got Muddy Shoes Baseball Hats ($15), Buffs ($10) and Reusable, collapsible cups ($5). Do your holiday shopping early…or just treat yourself! See Coach Phil or Coach Mike C. BTW, our cups will be featured at the Stone Mill 50 Race which is going semi-cupless. Pick yours up at packet pick up!

Donations! –Thanks to recent donations we were able to purchase a brush cutting attachment for the Muddy Shoes weed-wacker. Keep the donations coming.

Muchly appreciated! Paypal – pepstein1@verizon.net

OK, thanks for reading through. Now for this Tuesday’s details:

Location: Redland Middle School (Around back on right side of school)

Address: 6505 Muncaster Mill Rd, Derwood, MD 20855

Date: 07 November 2023

Time: Warm Up 6 p.m. Main event 6:15

Course: Counter-Clockwise (Lower Trail first) For newbies, the trailhead is to the right of the backstop (Go to back parking lot on right side of school.) Take this connector trail ~.15 miles to intersection with main trail and go right.

Distance: 5 miles with warm up, 4.3 without.

Pace: You pick. We have all paces, including walkers.

Vibe: M-e-l-l-o-w. This is not a race.



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