Saturday, September 29, 2007

Sylvia Mosqueda takes Masters Championship 10 km title for WMR

Heritage Oak Bank Masters 10k Championship

Mosqueda has been one of the top women road racers in the U.S. since 1987, when she won her first major road race at the Philadelphia Distance Run Half-Marathon, according to Washington Running Report. Her personal bests of 15:32 for 5000 meters and 31:54 for 10,000 meters.

Sylvia recalls running with the WMR club back in the 80's. "Its amazing to see some of these guys still running".

Mosqueda takes Masters Championship 10 km title at 34:54
Click HERE for race results
Wild Mountain Runners takes pride in the athletes we sponsor.
A Very Special Thanks to Julio Jaramillo for connecting us with Sylvia,
Chris Quesada and of course Sylvia Mosqueda for representing WMR! We appreciate your willingness and efforts.
Congratulations Sylvia... drinks on us.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Naomi's Half Dome Experience 09/08/2007

Hello WMR'S, Id like to share my 21-mile (round trip) hike/ run Half Dome experience. The climb up was challenging, yet not too difficult to hike. The view from top of Half Dome was just spectacular. I recommend to anybody that has the chance to go for it. It was an experience I will never forget. Hope you enjoy the photos.


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A Message from Rosa to all AC 100 Mile Endurance Race Finishers

-"Only those who dare truly live"-
R.P. Freedman

What an honor to know such daring and full of life great runners!
You are a true inspiration to all of us. Your discipline and commitment to overcome mental and physical obstacles is quite amazing. Keep on being such a wonderful source of inspiration and others will surely follow.
Congratulations! Your fellow WMR -

Rosa Arrevalo

Es un verdadero honor el poder compartir sus logros. Su diciplina y desicion para conquistar los obstaculos fisicos y mentales que una carrera de esta magnitud significa, son una verdadera inspiracion para nosotros. Felicidades y continuen siendo una fuente de motivacion y seguramente otros seguiremos sus huellas.
Con carino -

Monday, September 17, 2007

AC100 - "The Runners"

Portrait of the Runners

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Race 09/16/2007

Congratulations are in order -

Ruperto Romero: 21:35:26 Solid Sterling Silver sub 24 hour Buckle Award and

Bronze Rhino Award

Guillermo Medina: 22:50:40 Solid Sterling Silver sub 24 hour Buckle Award

Flaco Mendoza: 25:09:43 Second Sunrise Buckle Award and Bronze Ram Award

Barefoot Ted McDonald: 27:00:53 Bronze Ram Buckle Award sub 33hrs

Sterling Silver Buckle and Bronze Rhino Award

Ruperto leaving Three Points heading to Chilao

Flaco coming in from Cloudburst Summit (mile 42.72)

Flaco eating yummy frozen paletas (ice cream bars)

Three Points

Guillermo and Flaco coming in to Chilao checkpoint.

Ruperto Rumero

Flaco, Angel Perez and Guiellmo weigh in at Chilao

"The Crew"
Julio, Donna, Jaime, Sal
(Jaime was a pacer for Ruperto from Chilao and then again for the last 25 miles)

22 year old Tarahumara Indian runner named Carlos wears a pair of sandals, called huaraches, using only tire rubber and leather strips.
Tarahumara Carlos came in 3rd place overall with a finishing time of 20:10:33

"Let me catch me breath a minute..."

Chris inspired by Flaco. " Maybe next year Chris?"

Flaco receives Sterling Silver Buckle and Bronze Ram Award

Chris (15 mile pacer to Chantry Flats) picks up Solid Sterling Silver 24 hour buckle on behalf of Guillermo Medina , Solid Silver Sterling buckle and Bronze Rhino Award
for Ruperto Romero.

BFTed 2nd time AC finisher shows off his well deserved Bronze Ram Buckle Award. BFT cuts his time by 5 hours from last year.

Coming into Islip photo by Christina Hennessey

Ted ran with Vibram Fivefingers. AMAZING ! You Rock Ted


A Big Special
Thank You goes out to all the pacers and support crew -

Chris Quesada and Ramon for Guillermo Medina
Jaime Ortiz and Angel Soto for Ruperto Romero
Emilio and Carlos for Flaco Mendoza
Arturo Valdez, Jose Hernandez and Freddie Perez for Barefoot Ted

(more photos to come)

Monday, September 03, 2007

42nd Annual, Mt. Baldy Run to the top - Labor Day

One of the most difficult races in California. It's approximately 8 miles long with a grueling 4,000 foot elevation gain. Starting close to 6,000 foot elevation in The Angeles National Forest with the finish line on the summit of Mt Baldy at 10,064 feet elevation.

Start line

Betty and Naomi at the starting line

Flaco and Arturo chat before the race.

(whooa... really cool shorts Flaco. Those sunflowers almost look real)

A BIG Congratulations to --

Carlos Larios 3rd Place Overall with an amazing time of 1:19


Arturo Valdez who finished 1:36. Arturo just ran the 50k Bulldog Ultra Marathon last week @ a blazing time of 5:07
Awesome job Arturo!

Mile 3

Mile 4

Mile 5 to the water station

View from mile 6

I am not walking, I am not walking, I am not walking...

okay maybe just a little

The interesting series of these steep inclines make it easy to tell why they call it the Devil's Backbone Trail.

Almost there, finish line just to the (3rd) mountain top

Betty finishes 1:50
Naomi 2:07

Victor Carillo: Fast, crazy fast


Betty and Naomi wave good-bye to Chris as they take the ski lift down.

(BTW... No bib, no $5, no ride back down. Next time sign up Chris!)