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TRL’s New Pacing Director – Paul McRae

I am excited to take over the position of Pacing Director for Team Red Lizard. Since I can remember I have been a fan of running. Not just the doing/participating but also watching and just being involved in general. Running has taken me all over the world, has allowed me to meet some incredible people, [...]

Also Ran Part VI

By Rohit Grover As you near race day, remember to visualize the end! The finish line was visible on the trail just past a road bridge. The gravel course had given way to bark chips and I could see some guy with the number “19” on his shirt just ahead of me, but he showed [...]

2018 Tour de Goose: Let Them Run with Cake!

The Tour de Goose, Team Red Lizard’s long-running tribute to the Tour de France (and all things French and fabulous), is swiftly approaching. From the sheer pandemonium to the polka-dotted jerseys, silliness reigns supreme in Le Tour. You need not be fleet-footed to win points in this series. Puzzle-solving skills, a sense of style, or [...]

Summer Series Strava Segment

TRL’s 2018 edition of the Summer Series is underway, and the racing action has been impressive so far. Not only the competition, but also the number of Lizards out for many of the races in this year’s series. For last year’s series, we added a new kind of “race” to the mix. It is essentially [...]

Battling the Elements at the 2018 Boston Marathon

By Aaron Coe “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth” — Mike Tyson It’s 2018, and I finally made it out to my first Boston Marathon. The weather forecast is cool and rainy, which describes Portland much of the year, so I don’t think too much of it. “Overheating is unlikely,” [...]

Special Olympics – Mount Hood Community College. Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

By Lou Karl Call out to Lizard Nation! We will once again be staging the Oregon Regional Special Olympics Track and Field meet at Mount Hood Community College track and need your help. 2018 will be TRL’s 16th year organizing and coordinating this awesome event. This is one of five Regional Special Olympics meets around [...]

Summer [Series] Starts in April

Spring has arrived, and that can mean only one thing – it’s time to start planning for summer. Fortunately, TRL has a way of making summer arrive early. That’s right, we simply pick a bunch of Summer Series races that start in the spring… instant summer! So just what is the Summer Series? The simplest [...]

So, I ran a marathon…

I have to begin with a few apologies. The first is for simply talking about a running accomplishment, since I have [almost] always tried to downplay those as to not seem too egotistical. And I say “almost” since I still remember a friend of mine in high school telling me that she enjoyed hanging out [...]

TRL Awards – March 31

The 2nd Annual Team Red Lizard Awards Banquet will be taking place on Saturday, March 31, 2018. After a successful inaugural event last year, we are looking forward to hosting another great evening of food, fun, and friends while honoring some of our members. And what award event would be complete without people to give [...]

Rohit Also Ran the Tucson Marathon

By Rohit Grover After the disappointment of missing entry into Boston 2018 by six seconds I decided I wanted to run another marathon in 2018 since I didn’t have to save my legs for Boston. The Boston Athletic Association notified me on September 27 that my entry was not accepted, and by October 4 I [...]

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