Sunday, December 25, 2005

The Wild Mountain Runner Annual Christmas Fun Run 2005

WMR made front page photo published by the La Opinion . The largest Spanish language daily newspaper in the nation. Distributed throughout the six county Southern California areas and reaches 484,695 reader daily ( The second most read newspaper in Los Angeles, after The Los Angeles Times).

Whats next? Runnersworld?

Come join us next year for our annual WMR Christmas Run!

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Wow! Look at all those elves!

Date: Christmas

Start Time: 7:15 am

Location: Parque Griffith

Course: The run begins at Griffith Park, at the 2nd parking lot miniature trains. The loop is about 13 miles, out to Los Feliz to Mayfair market. Up to *Lengua de Baca* and back down on the *113 tank* along Tetrick trail back to the parking lot.

Best wishes,

WMR Editorial Staff

Monday, December 19, 2005

The 9th Annual "Q and O" Pier 2 Pier Christmas Invitational.

A small race in a small town between family and friends of the Quesadas & Osbornes. The distance is reputed to be 3.5 miles (5.6k) started and finished in front of Hermosa Beach pier.

December 17, 2005

Among the WMR club runners who have participated were--

Chris Quesada
(1st overall 20:26 - course record)

Rosa Arevalo
(1st woman overall 24:07)

Victor Carrillo
(2nd overall 22:25)

Dave "Huero" Matson

Gilbert Varela

Maggie Fernandez
(25:15 - 2nd woman overall)
"You go with your bad self girl"

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Wild Mountain Runner Christmas Party - Saturday, December 10th 2005

Barefoot Ted & Rosa

Donna with two running studs - Chris & Dave

Ernie "Mustachion", Roberto "Kadafi", & Francisco

Maggie pacing Rafa on the dance floor.

WMR Family

Gilbert & JJ pose for the camera.

From left to right: Marcos, Bob, Doris, and Maria

Larry, Gina, & Chris .

Our founder Freddie making his speech.

*Pssst...hey Freddie... don't forget to thank me first okay?*

Herman & Freddie

Gilbert and Herman. *gotta love that tie Herman*

Gilbert, Roberto, & Freddie

Myra, Melissa and Carlos .

Lucia and Larry chatting.

Ricky, Araceli and Maggie.

South Gate Gatos

Chris congratulating Rosa for a job well done.

Chris & Rafa about to do a duet.

Julio voted Best Improvement 2005. JJ will be running Boston again on 2006.

Rafa voted Best Middle Distance 2005.

The Untouchables .

Kadafi voted Best Spirit 2005.

Barefoot Ted voted Most Contribution 2005.

Jaime Ortiz voted Best Long Distance 2005.

From left to right: Chris, Fernando, Rosa, Rafa, Donna, Dave, Gina, & Julio.

Get down Ray.

Melissa & Julio dancing the night away.

As a dedicated and loyal member of the
Wild Mountain Runner Club
You and your guest are invited to a
Gato Christmas Party

Saturday, December 10
1:30 to 5:30

1833 Colorado Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90041 (Eagle Rock)
Click here for MAP


The cost will be $25 per person which includes your choice of steak, chicken or salmon, drink and other goodies.

You can make payment to Freddie, Gilbert Varela or Julio Jaramillo or pay at the party.

Contact Gilbert Varela at (323) 258-5152 to confirm that you will be present.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Mission Accomplished!

Congratulations to the following Gatos & Gatas who ran Sacramento - California International Marathon last Sunday, December 4th, 2005. All received qualifying times to run in Boston Marathon which to be held on April 17, 2006.
*The whole purpose of this trip was to quickly qualify for 2006 Boston. We got to Sacramento, we ran, and went home with solid qualifying times. Mission Accomplished!* said Chris.
  • Chris Quesada 3:02:52 (P.R.)
  • Ismael Favela 3:09:52
  • Francisco Rodriguez 3:17:56 (P.R.)
  • Rosa Arevalo 3:43:03 (P.R.)
  • Patti Kahn 4:24:12

Special congratulations goes out to -

  • Benjamin Caro of South Gate WMR - Finishing time: 2:56:50 - 1st place 60-64 age division (P.R.)
  • Berith Velasquez of San Fernando WMR - Finishing time: 3:28:33 - 2nd place 50-54 age division.

A Special thanks goes to -

Ismael *El Coach* Favela for leading the morning crew over the past few months. We certainly have benefited both from his knowledge and running abilities.

(Full story coverage to follow.)

Betty - 2nd place div.

Rosa "legs"


Chris "Red Bull"


Benjamin 1st palce - div.

"Coach" Ismael