Category Archives: Rock ‘n Roll Seattle Marathon

2017 Hot Chocolate 15K: Event organizers are doing something right

I always like new challenges, things I haven’t done before. So on this year’s list was running the Hot Chocolate 15K in downtown Seattle. I ran the Hot Chocolate 5K for the first time last year, but had never done … Continue reading

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2016 Washington Beer Run 5K: Perfect excuse to drink beer on Father’s Day

My expectations were low for the inaugural Washington Beer Run 5K — especially after I was one of the first three runners to arrive for the race at Redmond’s Marymoor Park last Sunday (Father’s Day, June 19). I am never one … Continue reading

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2016 Flying Wheels Summer Century: 104 gritty miles in 85-degree heat

I’ve got some friends in low places — the lowest gears on my Trek 1.1 bicycle. It’s a good thing I rediscovered them recently, because they helped me conquer some tough hills and a 104-mile course in 85-degree heat last Saturday (June 4). Call it … Continue reading

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2016 Fiesta 5K Ole Run: A Capitol Hill funfest for taco lovers

I ran my first Fiesta 5K Ole Run in Seattle’s eclectic Capitol Hill neighborhood last Saturday (May 7), as part of my 2016 quest to do some different road races. My first impression: This event is a much bigger deal … Continue reading

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2015 Seattle Half-Marathon: Boy, I needed that chicken soup

In all my years of running, I have always favored icy cold but dry weather over steady rain and drizzle, even if the latter meant the temperatures were a tad warmer. I am beginning to rethink that, however, after another … Continue reading

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2015 Snoqualmie Valley 10K Run: Tough going head-to-head with Rock ‘n’ Roll event

Runners from all 50 states and 22 countries descended on Seattle last weekend for the 7th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon and Half-Marathon. In all, 17,267 runners participated in those two races plus an 8K run that was added this … Continue reading

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2015 Woodinville Wine Ride: 30-mile ride with two wine stops

After two challenging rides in two weeks, I was seeking a change of pace. The inaugural Woodinville Wine Ride on Sunday (June 7) was indeed a change of pace — 30 miles of trail riding, with no serious hills; a relatively … Continue reading

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