Tuesday, August 23, 2005

WMR'S Compete at Americas's Finest City Half Marathon!

By: Gilbert Varela

On Sunday July 14, 2005 the gun went off and 6000 runners raced from Point Loma to Balboa Park, San Diego California. Among these hearty runners were thirteen Gatos who traveled to San Diego, keeping a tradition that goes back over at least 15 years. This half is considered to be one of the tougher 1/2 because of the uphill that begins at mile 11 and the steep 3/4 mile climb when runners turn into 6th Street.

Here are the runners and results:

Carlos Galdamez: 1:22 (Great time!!)
Benjamin Caro: 1:25 (Excellent!!)
Salvador Ponce: 1:29 (Great!!)
Julio Jaramillo: 1:32
Jose Vasquez: 1:33
Roberto Perez: 1:34
Carmen Preciado:1:37
Mario Arellano 1:37
Benjamin Palomares: 1:41
Francisco Rodriguez: 1:49
Veronica Gardner 1:52 (Our Newest Female WMR Member!)
Diego Nava: 1:59
Gilbert Varela: 2:08 (Actually, not bad for someone who just did the San Francisco marathon 2 weekends before ** see August 2005 Newsletter).

Please note that some Gatos may not have been included. Please contact Gilbert Varela @ gilbert@wildmountainrunnner.com or Chris Quesada @ chris@wildmountainrunner.com who will make sure your name is included.


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