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TRL Member Spotlight – Crystal Query

1. How long have you been running and why did you start running? I started running track when I was around 7 years old. I ran cross country in high school and then mostly ran for fun until my late 30s when I started training to run a faster marathon. My mom ran more than [...]

TRL Member Spotlight – Matt Book

Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Pre-Check for Runners by Rick Lovett

A couple of weeks ago, USADA invited me to take a continuing education session on doping control for masters athletes. Given the success of TRL in masters championships and the fact that USADA has developed a new, inexpensive blood testing protocol expected to vastly expand the number of athletes of all ages subjected to testing [...]

2022 Special Olympics

Dear Lizard Nation: July 30 is fast approaching and we need your energy and enthusiasm. As a reminder, this is the largest SOOR regional track meet in Oregon and TRL’s 17th year partnering and coordinating with Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR). It has attracted up to 350 athletes in the past and is the stepping stone [...]

2022 Summer Series

Spring is in the air, and summer is just around the corner – you know what that means… Summer Series time! For those not in the loop on what the Summer Series is, it is a selection of races that we encourage club members to join. The goal is to have a solid Lizard presence [...]

Board Candidate Statements

Every 2 years, Team Red Lizard has an election for the 4 officer positions on the board – President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.  For the March 2022 elections, we have candidates willing to run for each of those positions.  The following are the statements they submitted for members to consider before casting their ballots. [...]

The TRL Board Needs You!

Being on a “board” – if you have ever thought that sounded important, well, it is. But being on the TRL board doesn’t require you to have special training or credentials; it simply requires that you enjoy running and being a part of the Lizard community. With board elections coming up over the next month, [...]

What I Did on My Christmas Vacation (and what I learned from it) By Rick Lovett

“What I did on vacation” is something you’d think every grade school kid had to write about someday. But if I ever did, I can’t remember it. So how could I resist assigning the topic to myself? What I did (some of it in October and November) was 60+ hours of online videos, quizzes, and [...]

Portland Lizards Migrate to Sacramento

California International Marathon 2021 By Janne Heinonen and Rohit Grover In early December, over 30 runners — Lizards and their human friends — from the Portland area ran the California International Marathon. The marathon, of course, involves much more than 26.2 miles of racing. This community was part of every step of the CIM marathon [...]

Why I ran for the TRL Board – and why you should, too! By Janne Heinonen

Four years ago, I was walking to my car, elated from the last Stumptown cross country race, contemplating the season and how much it meant to race with the Lizards. A teammate approached, suggesting that I consider running for the TRL Board. Over the past year, I had become a regular at Tuesday track workouts [...]

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