Category Archives: Seafair Torchlight Run

2015 12Ks of Christmas 12K: Flatter course now, but hills still grueling

Merry Christmas, everyone! Adding the Cross Kirkland Corridor to the 12Ks of Christmas 12K course made it a flatter and better run last Sunday (Dec. 20). But it still took every ounce of energy I had to get to the finish … Continue reading

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2015 Sounders FC Rave Green Run 9K: As challenging as the Sounders’ season

As certain as death and taxes, running a race through Kirkland means doing some hills. I guess I’d forgotten about that when I signed up for last Sunday’s (Aug. 9) inaugural Seattle Sounders FC Rave Green Run, at the unusual distance … Continue reading

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2015 Seafair Pirate 8K Run: Freak fall, but I finished strong

Precious seconds ticked away as I picked myself up off the ground. That small but sturdy coil of wire at my feet had taken me down. There it was, lying near a guardrail at the Seneca Street entrance onto the … Continue reading

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Tour de Peaks 2015: Finally seeing more women bicycling!

The Tour de Peaks ride through the Snoqualmie Valley was again held just a week after STP (Seattle-to-Portland), and so elite riders appeared to again have skipped it. The turnout on Saturday, July 18, was noticeably low. It is likely that sweltering temperatures in the … 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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2014 Seafair Torchlight 8K: Crazy start, smell of pot, strong finish

It was Saturday night, July 26, and the horn blew to start the 2014 Seafair Torchlight 8K and 5K Run. I was panic-stricken. Why? Because I was still a few blocks away from the starting line, hustling in 80-degree heat … Continue reading

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