Category Archives: Seafair Torchlight Run

2017 Flying Wheels Summer Century: Got through 100 miles with a little help from my friends

The heat of my bicycling season took place over the last six weeks, and it culminated last Saturday (June 10) with the Flying Wheels Summer Century. The century is bicycling’s version of the marathon (though not quite as hard on the body, … Continue reading

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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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