The Racing Gnome 5k & 10k snowshoe races, put on by the Donner Party Mountain Runners at Auburn Ski Club, took place on a very cold and blustery Sunday, February 9, 2020. The event was organized by Helen Pelster and Peter Fain as co-Race Directors, and Peter once again designed the course, with optimal suffering in […]
One week. I think I just ran for one week. Face down in a pile of gelato, my body seemingly confirmed what my mind was having some difficulty understanding…
It’s 11 PM. When I look ahead to where the trail is marked, I can’t tell if the lights I see above are headlamps from other runners or stars in the California sky. I shine my light to the left and hear a voice: “grab the rope……welcome to the Palisades” Three hours earlier, I […]
It was a bit of a strange prep week before the race. I wasn’t that nervous and to be honest, I hadn’t really prepped mentally like I had in the past for other first-time race distances. I was in great running shape, but had no idea what I was going to do for nutrition, pace, […]
My First 100k, First Western States Qualifier, Castle Peak 100k Race Report Written by: Brandon Galvez Their website boldly states, “Facing the brunt of fate. Indomitable. Unafraid.” I won’t lie, I was afraid. I’m not a morning person and have no problem sleeping 8-9 hours everyday given the opportunity. The week leading up to the […]
What a wonderful weekend for a long run around Truckee! I drove my truck over to Sugar Bowl on Friday to sign a couple of acknowledgements about the course being difficult/dangerous and enjoy the company of the lovely DPMR group. We left my truck there at the finish so I could run to it at […]
DPMR Board President Helen Pelster shares her solo, self-support TRT experience!
As I slogged along the muddy MUC this year, it was raining – hard, to hardly, then back to hard again – from beginning to end. I wasn’t sure I was ready for MUC this year – hadn’t run much, I’d gone skiing in CO in early February then down with a bad cold for […]
Some clubs do pub runs. DPMR does pub marathons, at minimum. The 3rd Annual Pub run featured Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company from their Tahoe City location to a fun finish at the Truckee location. Almost all dirt trails! Here are a few shots from the festive finish by Helen Pelster.
I had good intentions – notes to self every day, cogent reflection on my Alps ‘runcation’ experience in periodic posts to Facebook (FB) with photos of the day so everyone at home could vicariously experience the Alps with me. That lasted 2 days – maybe 3. I’ll tell you why: I found no words to […]