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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 [...]

Input Needed on 2016 Summer Series

Summer is still a ways off, but the time to start planning your summer running has arrived. One long-running tradition (ok, shorter-running as well, if you want to go with the pun) for the Lizards is the Summer Series. For the past dozen years or so, the club has selected a range of races in [...]

Here’s mud in your eye! Stumptown XC is coming!

It’s still only mid-august, but fall is just around the corner, and that means the mud-soaked Stumptown Cross Country Series can’t be far behind! The 2013 series features five races, varying in length from 5k to 10k for men and 5k to 6k for women (I call gender discrimination: why do we men have to [...]

Summer Series Grand Finale: The Dual Duel This Thursday

With Top Ten spots for men and women still up for grabs, the final event of the 2013 TRL Summer Series is only a few days away. The Dual Duel track relay is coming up on Thursday evening at the Catlin Gabel School track. As a new twist this year, the Summer Series will end [...]

Summer Series Race #5 is this Friday!

A large contingent of Lizards turned out for the challenging and scenic Backyard Half on June 15th, testing their climbing skills and stamina, sustaining various wounds and cramps, and shaking up the Summer Series standings in the process. Before the dust has even settled from that memorable effort, it’s time for Race #5, the Summer [...]

Summer Series race #4: The Backyard Half

It’s hard to believe we are already three races into the 2013 TRL Summer Series (especially since I’ve only run one race myself so far), but race number four is fast approaching. The White Salmon Backyard Half is coming up on Saturday, June 15th, and man, is this a memorable event! Extremely scenic and challenging, [...]

2013 TRL Summer Series: Don’t miss it!

Now that spring has sprung, it’s time for Lizards to lace up their racing shoes and get ready for the annual TRL Summer Series, eight races of various distances and terrain designed to test your mettle and get your competitive juices flowing! You can run as few or as many of the races as you [...]

Join the Lizard “team” at the Shamrock Run and save $4.00!

One of Portland’s biggest and oldest races is rapidly approaching. The 2013 Shamrock Run falls precisely on St. Patrick’s Day this year (Sunday, March 17th, for the Holiday challenged among us), so this annual festival of running, costumes, chowder, and beer should be especially lively.  It’s also the 35th anniversary edition, so maybe “lively” will [...]

No drafting allowed: The 2012 Cascadia Beer Mile Championships

By Joanna Harper The 2012 version of the Cascadia Beer Mile Championship was held on a rainy evening at a track in Portland Oregon. Turnout was good despite the weather, as 40 or 50 dedicated beer milers lined up at the start. That I was one of them would have surprised the heck out of [...]

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