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I was a bit of a late bloomer to athletics. Although I was on the JV tennis team in high school, the idea of long distance running and cycling for fun was just plain outside my paradigm until my late 20's - my high school was immediately next to the Pomona Freeway, in the smoggy San Gabriel valley in the LA basin. Then, my very last day in Santa Monica after I'd finished my dissertation at UCLA in '84, I signed up for a 10K race just for the heck of it. Something clicked, and I was hooked! Soon after arriving at the University of Arizona in Tucson for my post-doc, I saw a blurb for the "StrawMan Triathlon" at Camp Verde, a tiny town near Prescott. This was right after the new Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii was becoming a media thing and the sport was starting to grow beyond a few crazies. I had a GREAT time at my first triathlon! I liked the strategizing, the idea of a multi-sport race, the endurance aspect, and pacing yourself to maximize your performance. I'm not a gifted athlete - a solid middle-of-the-pack'r is more like it. But I just love this sport! At Strawman I saw this attractive young woman out on the course with little devil horns on her running hat. After the race I ran into her, and Carole introduced me to the triathlon community in Tucson. It consisted of future pros Paul Huddle and Jimmy Ricotello, as well as Carole, Charlie, and Pablo Morales (Olympic gold medalist in swimming) and few others, and with social center Dr. Bob Buckingham. It was a great bunch of people and for the next year and a half I trained, competed, and partied with this group. In 1986 I started my job at Cabrillo College and found a new group to train and go to races with. I believe that each sport's devotees have their own special culture and personality. I think triathletes are the best fit for me. They have a solid work ethic combined with a joie de vivre that's really inspiring to be with, and also motivating and energizing for the rest of my activities.

Pre 2003, all of my photos are on slides, and I may or may not every get around to scanning them in and posting here. But now I've got a digital camera and most of my races will get some sort of post here...

For the most part, this page has races and officially sponsored race-like things. Swims, bikes, runs and other outdoors adventures which don't fit this category will be found, mostly, here.

Santa Cruz Masters Swim Club

2003 (swims only)


Apr 19 (Sat) -
Lake Millerton Triathlon

2004 (swims only)

July 24 (Sat)- Lake Del Valle Aqua Challenge - 2 mile swim
July 25 (Sun) - Wharf to Wharf Race - post-race party.
July 31 (Sat) - Santa Cruz Roughwater Swim
Aug 1, 2004. Pier-2-Pier 6 mile Swim (just support for friends
Aug 8 (Sun) - Sandman Triathlon (Aptos) 9am - 0.5mi swim
Aug 29 (Sun) - Fremont Peak SCTC Run - (here's the photos)
Sept 12 (Sun) - The Big Kahuna Triathlon - sick, no race for me
Sep 26 (Sun) - Santa Cruz Sentinal Triathlon - 1 mi swim
Oct 2 (Sat) - Tinley's Road Bike Triathlon (Lake Lopez) - 1 mi swim

2005 (swims only)

Jan 1 - New Years Day SC Masters Ocean Swim
Mar 20 - Fremont Peak SCTC Run
July 10 (Sun) - Warren Scott Santa Cruz Triathlon - pix
July 23 (Sat) - Del Valle Aqua Challenge ( my race)
July 30 (Sat) - Santa Cruz Roughwater Swim , (my race)
July 31 (Sun) - Cruz Cruise 2 mile swim , (pix)
Aug 7 (Sun) - Sandman Triathlon , (pix)
Sep 11 (Sun) - Big Kahuna Triathlon , (pix)

2006 (swims only)

May 7 (Sun) - Wildflower Olympic Triathlon
July 22 (Sat) - Del Valle Aqua Challenge (2 mi swim) - my race)
July 23 (Sun) -Wharf to Wharf Party
July 29 (Sat) - Santa Cruz Roughwater (1 mi swim) - (My race)
Aug 6 (Sun) - Sandman Triathlon - (my race)

2007 (swims only)


May 5 (Sat)
- Wildflower Triathlon: Long Course
July 28 (Sat) - Lake del Valle Aqua Challenge (2 mi swim)
Aug 25 (Sat) - Santa Barbara Triathlon - (the photo page)
Sept 9 (Sun) - The Big Kahuna Triathlon - (the photo page)
Sept 23 (Sun) - The Sentinel Triathlon - (the photo page)

2008

Jan 1 (Tue) - Santa Cruz Masters New Years Day swim
May 3 (Sun) - Wildflower Olympic Distance Triathlon
July 4 (Fri) - Firecracker 10K Race
July 20 (Sun) - Catfish 2.4 Mile Open Water Swim
Aug 2 (Sat) - Santa Cruz Roughwater Open Water Swim
Aug 3 (Sun) - Sandman Triathlon
Aug 30 (Sat) - Coastal Trails 50K Run - Montana de Oro State Park
Sep 7 (Sun) - Big Kahuna Half Ironman Triathlon
Dec 6 (Sat) - North Face 50 Mile Endurance Challenge

2009


Jan 1 (Thur) - Rio Resolution 10k Run
Mar 7 (Sat) - Skippy's Triathlon
Mar 14 (Sat) - Catalina Marathon
Apr 24 (Sun) - Chico Wildflower Century Ride
May 3 (Sun) - Wildflower Triathlon
Jun 7 (Sun) - Lake Chabot Half Marathon
Jun 28 (Sun) - Mt. Hamilton Training Run
July 26 (Sun) - Catfish 2.4 Mile Open Water Swim
Oct 25 (Sun) - Big Kahuna Triathlon
Dec 5 (Sun) - North Face Challenge Half Marathon

2010


Feb 28 (Sun) 80 mile Lexington Ride
Mar 7 (Sun) Fremont Pk Hill Climb
Mar 13 (Sat) Solvang Century
Apr 25 (Sun) Chico Wildflower Century Ride
May 1 (Sat) St. George Ironman Triathlon
Jul 10 (Sat) Markleeville Death Ride
Jul 18 (Sun) Vineman Ironman 70.3
Jul 31 (Sat) Santa Cruz Roughwater Swim
Aug 1 (Sun) Sandman Triathlon
Sep 26 (Sun) Santa Cruz Triathlon
Oct 31 (Sun) Silicon Valley Half Marathon
Nov 23 (Sun) Turkey Trot 10K
Dec 5 (Sun) Northface Challenge Half Marathon

2011


Jan 1 (Sat)
Rio Resolution 10K Run, Carmel
Apr 16 (Sat) The Tierra Bella Metric Century Ride
Apr 17 (Sun) The Slug Run, UCSC
May 1 (Sun) Wildflower Triathlon
Jun 12 (Sun) Tour de Cure Bike Ride
July 4 (Mon) Firecracker 10K Race
July 17 (Sun) Donner Lake Triathlon
July 30 (Sat) Santa Cruz Roughwater Swim
July 30 (Sat) Santa Cruz Mountain Challenge - Cycling
July 31 (Sun) Sandman Triathlon
Aug 13 (Sat) Santa Cruz Sprint Triathlon
Aug 14 (Sun) Santa Cruz International Triathlon
Aug 27 (Sat) Santa Barbara Triathlon

Sep 10 (Sat) The Big Kahuna Triathlon
Oct 8 (Sat) Run Through the Forest (Carmel) 10K Race
Oct 30 (Sun) Folsom 4 Bridges Half Marathon

Dec 4 (Sun) NorthFace Challenge Half Marathon - Marin

2012


Jan 1 (Sun) - Rio Resolution 10K
Jan 8 (Sun) - Training Run: 13 miler to Berry Creek Falls w/ SCTC

Jan 14 (Sat) - Bonny Doon Training Ride

Jan 28 (Sat) - Mission 10 Miler at San Juan Baustista
Feb 10-12 - Tullamore Dew Running Club Trip to Death Valley
Mar 10 - Solvang Century
Apr 1 - Santa Cruz Half Marathon
Apr 29 (Sun) - Chico Century (pix coming at some point)
May 6 (Sun) - Wildflower Triathlon - Olympic Race
June 10 - Tour de Cure Century Ride
July 7 (Sat) - June Lake Triathlon

July 14 (Sat) - Skyland 10K
July 22 (Sun) - Ricks' Santa Rosalia 16 miler
July 28 (Sat) - Santa Cruz Roughwater Swim
July 29 (Sun) - Sandman Triathlon (pix some day)
Aug 18 (Sat) - My 60 Mile Santa Cruz Mtn Ride in Pix
Sept 2 (Sun) Pier to Peak Half Marathon, Santa Barbara
Sept 23 (Sun) Santa Cruz Triathlon (aka Sentinel)
Oct 28 (Sun) Morgan Hill Half Marathon
Nov 3, 2012 (Sat) Low Key Hill Climb - Alpine Rd
Nov 18 (Sun) Turkey Trot 10K Race
Nov 22 (Thur) Low Key Hill Climb: Mt. Hamilton
Dec 2 (Sun) North Face Challenge Half Marathon

Dec 16 (Sun) A Ride to Castelano's with Kent
Dec 25 (Tue) Christmas Run Through the Pogonip

2013


Jan 1 (Tue) Rio Resolution 10K
Jan 13 (Sun) Fall Creek 9 mile run
Jan 19 (Sat) Pescadero Ride
Jan 25 weekend - Tullamore Dew Running at Death Valley (I didn't make it - hip issues, but pix worth a look)
Mar 16 (Sat) - Olive adventure ride with Kathy, Roger
Mar 17 (Sun) - Paso Robles Half Marathon
Mar 23 (Sat) - Mtn biking with Roger, Jim, Kathy in Wilder
Apr 28 (Sun) - Chico Wildflower Century Ride
May 5 (Sun) - Wildflower Triathlon (Olympic distance)

May 27 (Mon) - A Run in Fall Creek
Jun 9 (Sun) - Tour de Cure 120K Ride
June 16 (Sun) - Uvas Triathlon
June 22 (Sat) - SummitStore Ride
June 23 (Sun) - Fall Creek Run and Fun
June 29 (Sat) - Welcome to 400 ppm! Some heat training up Eureka Canyon
July 4 (Thur) - Firecracker 10K
July 6 (Sat) - Mtn Biking w/ Kathy, Roger, Jim
July 7 (Sun) - Fall Creek 9mi Run
July 14 (Sun) - Splash/Dash #1 1.5k swim
July 20 (Sat) - Five Finger Falls Brick
July 21 (Sun) - Informal OpenWater Swim 'Round the Wharf
July 26 - Donner Lake Triathlon

Aug 3 - Santa Cruz Mtn Challenge Ride 100km
Aug 4 - Sandman Triathlon
Aug 25 - Wilder Ranch 12K
Sep 7 - 10 mile run to the top of 14,242 ft White Mountain
Sep 21 - Five Finger Falls run
Sep 28 - 18 mile run through Pinnacles National Park

Oct 5 - Gizditch Ranch Ride w/ Delucchi's, Lockheed group
Oct 6 - Mt. Diablo Hill Climb
Oct 17,20 - Yosemite Trail Running
Nov 2 - Low Key Hill Climb: Black Rd to Castle Rock State Park
Nov 12 - Big Sur Half Marathon
Nov 28 - Low Key Hill Climb: Mt. Hamilton
Nov 30 - Fall Creek 12 mi run
Dec 7 - NorthFace Challenge Championship Half Marathon

2014


Jan 1 - The Rio Resolution 10K

Jan 18 - A Run Through Fall Creek
Jan 22 - A Ride with Kent up Jarvis Rd
Jan 25 - Mtn Biking to Sand Pt
Mar 1 - Hellyer Half Marathon
Apr 13 - Santa Cruz Half Marathon
May 4 - Wildflower Triathlon

May 31 - Bass Lake Triathlon
June 8 - Tour de Cure Metric Century Ride

June 14 - A Training Ride to Indian Canyon
Jun 21 - The Double DipSea Half Marathon
Jun 29 - A Swim 'Round the Wharf
July 4 - Santa Cruz Masters - Swim to the Harbor and Back
July 6 - Run to the top of Fremont Peak
July 27 - Donner Lake Triathlon
Aug 2 - Roughwater Swim
Aug 3 - Sandman Triathlon
Aug 16 - Pikes Peak Ascent Half Marathon in Colorado
Aug 24 - Run By the Sea 12K
Sept 14 - Big Kahuna Half Ironman
Sept 28 - Santa Cruz Triathlon
Oct 5 - Mt. Diablo Challenge Time Trial
Nov 2 - Morgan Hill Half Marathon
Nov 8 - Hicks/Mt Umunum - Low Key Hill Climb Series
Nov 27 - Mt Hamilton Climb - Low Key Hill Climb Series Finale
Dec 6/7 - North Face Challenge (50k and Half Marathon)

2015


March 22 - Stanford 10K Run
Apr 11 - Tierra Bella Century Ride
Apr 25 - Chico Wildflower Century Ride
May 2 - Wildflower Triathlon

May 31 - Monte Rio Triathlon
June 28 - Cal International Triathlon (Pleasanton)
July 26 - Donner Lake Triathlon
Aug 1,2 - Roughwater Swim, and Sandman Triathlon
Aug 9 - Tri Santa Cruz Triathlon
Aug - Run by the Sea 12K at Wilder Ranch
Sept 13 - Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz
Sept 27 - Santa Cruz Triathlon
Oct 4 - Mt Diablo Challenge Hill Climb bike race
Oct 10 - Low Key Hill Climb - Page Mill Rd
Oct 31 - Healdsburg Half Marathon
Nov 14 - Low Key Hill Climb; Old La Honda Rd and pix page
Nov 21 - Low Key Hill Climb - Mtn Charlie Rd
Nov 26 - Low Key Hill Climb; Mt. Hamilton
Nov 28 - Quarry 10K Run
in Fremont
Dec 5/6 - North Face Challenge Half Marathon

2016


Jan 1 - Rio Resolution 10K Run
Mar 12 - The Solvang Century Ride
Apr 24 - Chico Century Ride
May 15 - Tilden Tough Ten Miler
June 12 - Tour de Cure Ride
July 4 - Firecracker 10K
July 9 - June Lake Triathlon
July 24 - Donner Lake Triathlon
July 30 - Santa Cruz Roughwater Swim
Aug - Wilder Ranch 12K Race (as volunteer only)
Sept 5 - Mt Baldy Run-to-the-Top Race
Sept 11 - Ironman Santa Cruz 70.3

Sept 25 - Santa Cruz Triathlon
Oct 29 - Redwood City Half Marathon
Nov 12 - Low Key Hill Climb: Tunitas Creek

Nov 19 - Santa Cruz Turkey Trot 10K
Nov 24 - Low Key Hill Climb - Mt. Hamilton

2017

Jan 1 - Rio Resolution 5K and 10K Run
Feb 5 - Superbowl 10K

Mar - Solvang Century
Mar 26 - The Morgan Hill 10K
Apr 15 - Mr. Frog's Wild Ride
Apr - Chico Wildflower Century
June 3 - Nicene Marks Half Marathon
July 4 - The Firecracker 10K
July 7 - The June Lake Triathlon
Sept 10 - GraniteMan Run to Tioga Pass and my page