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Torrey

Torrey has written 77 posts for Red Lizard Running Club

Portland Marathon Pacers Needed

Calling all Lizards with a sense of pace… the Lizard Pace Team needs YOU! Pacing the Portland Marathon is a long-running (sorry, that pun was too easy) Lizard tradition. And it takes a huge effort to get enough people to fill all of the needed pace slots. With 15 pace groups between 3:00 and 5:00 [...]

Summer Sizzler s’appening Sunday, Sept 14

Summer isn’t over yet, but the unofficial end is less than a month away. No, I’m not talking about Labor Day… I’m talking about the true events we runners mark the seasons by. For example, the start of the Stumptown Cross series is basically the first day of fall. And this year, fall begins at [...]

Stumptown Cross Series Kicks off Sept 27

Attention cross country lovers: cross country season is just around the corner! Once again, Team Red Lizard will be presenting Stumptown Cross – a classic series of team-scored, off-road racing that is sure to make the changing of the seasons more tolerable for us all. While a few folks have already stumbled across the info [...]

Summer Series Draws to an End

Only 2 more races to go in TRL’s 2014 Summer Series. And they couldn’t be any more different. This Friday, August 1, is the ORRC Dual Duel – where 2-person teams alternate laps on the track to cover a total distance of 10 miles. So a flat and fast track workout that will see big [...]

Tour de Goose Finale This Week!

It’s hard to believe that July is coming to an end. And along with July coming to an end, that means the 2014 Tour de Goose is also wrapping up. But it’s not too late to get in on some of the zany action, as there are still 3 legs left coming up this Thursday [...]

The 2014 Cascadia Beer Mile

By Joanna Harper After missing the 2013 beer mile season, I returned in 2014 seeking to add another title the one I captured in 2012. Sadly it was not to be; however, a fun time was had by all. Jacob Buckmaster has been organizing the annual Cascadia Beer mile championship for several years now – [...]

Lizards Host Another Successful Special Olympics Track Meet

By Steve Sexton and Janelle Henderson Three hundred, forty-two athletes ages six-years to adulthood gathered in the bleachers under cloudy skies and cool temperatures on June 7th at Mt. Hood Community College track for the 2014 Special Olympics of Oregon Regional meet. The energy and anticipation was thick in the air. After patiently giving respectful [...]

Interacting with Special Olympic Athletes

By Janelle Henderson Special Olympics is one of the most exciting movements today, combining sports with the opportunity to interact with athletes with intellectual disabilities. All of us vary in our experience level with Special Olympic athletes. The suggestions below are meant to help you feel more comfortable in your interactions. 1. People with intellectual [...]

Lizards are Pacing Machines!

TRL has provided the official pace groups for the Portland Marathon for over a decade, but the pacing opportunities have exploded in the past few years. I know I have always found pacing to be one of the most rewarding experiences runners can do as a volunteer – people appreciate you being out there, and [...]

Summer Series Race #2 – Carson Ridge Run May 17

The Summer Series hits the ground (I should probably say hills) running the first 3 races. This coming weekend’s race, the 6.7-mile Troutdale Trot, starts out with a pretty good climb. And for those who came out to the Stevenson to Carson Ridge 15k last year, you know it goes up, over and down a [...]

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