Category: Marathon Man

Big Sur Marathon

  The place (mid-California coast) that Ansel Adams called “the greatest meeting of land and sea in the world.” And you get to run above it all on closed-to-cars Highway 1. Point-to-point; hilly course. Mountain/Ocean Scenery knocks your eyes out. Forget a fast finishing time. Take a camera; stop often for pictures. Read more →

Point Reyes Marathon

  Twenty miles from downtown San Francisco, Pt. Reyes National Seashore is a wild paradise of thunderous ocean breakers, forested ridges and open grasslands. Native land mammals number 37 species and over 45% of the bird species in North America have been sighted. Saw none of it – in a pounding rainstorm! Fun, 26 mile slog; slipped and fell a… Read more →

Mount Hamilton Marathon

  Tough, beautiful trail run in wilderness preserve, southeastern part of San Francisco Bay Area. Learned these lessons today: “Running is the classical road to self-consciousness, self-awareness and self-reliance. Independence is the outstanding characteristic of the runner. He learns the harsh reality of his physical and mental limitations when he runs. He learns that personal commitment; sacrifice and determination are… Read more →