On Saturday, December 10, 2022, some of the fastest open and masters runners in the country will descend on Golden Gate Park in San Francisco for the USATF national club cross country championship races – and TRL will be there! While we haven’t even kicked off our local Stumptown Cross… Read More »TRL support for club cross nationals
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… Read More »Board Candidate Statements
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… Read More »The TRL Board Needs You!
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… Read More »Portland Lizards Migrate to Sacramento
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… Read More »Why I ran for the TRL Board – and why you should, too!
As 2020 got underway, I was at 190 Half Marathons tracking to achieve my 200th by April. Running a few in early 2020, I got to 196 by Mid-March. We all know what happened next. Covid shut things down for the rest of 2020 and into 2021. Once in-person events… Read More »200 Half Marathons Run! by Gregg LeBlanc
By Rick Lovett My buddy and I called it the Twilight Zone Run. Not because it was run in the evening, but because it felt like an episode of the classic fantasy/science fiction TV show. Officially, it was the 1984 Rutabaga Run. It began beneath the steeple of a postcard-perfect… Read More »The Race that Wouldn’t End
By Janne Heinonen and Chelsea Warren In late April, we ran the Virtual Eugene Marathon on Sauvie Island. In the before-times, this article might describe our training plans, our race strategies, our experience as first time marathoners (or first in a very long time). But these are pandemic times, and… Read More »A TRL pandemic marathon story
The Red Lizard Summer Series… our annual intra-club competition that has some elements of performance and participation. The origins of the series go way back, with one of the goals being to have some friendly competition among club members. The other more important goal was picking some events that members… Read More »Summer Series Planning
While we aren’t yet out of the COVID woods, the current roll out of vaccinations is a cause for optimism that we might be able to enjoy some “normal” things by the time we get into mid-2021. In case there is some reality to that optimism, plans are in motion… Read More »In-person 2021 XC Season?!?