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SPS/FBR Annual Trail Run/Potluck – August 10

This Sunday, August 10th, is the annual South Philly Striders/Fishtown Beer Runners trail run and potluck, at Valley Green Inn.  As usual, this trail run will be a fun run on a marked course.  Run, walk, skip, jump one loop, two or ten on the trail.  Finish to a potluck picnic.

Let’s try to grab the picnic tables in the shade by the water the same as last year.   As a reminder, there is an upper and lower parking lot.  Injured or lazy and can’t run, come walk, bike or drive to the event!

This event is also a way to celebrate ALL the August birthdays among us.

What: Trail Run and Potluck Picnic
Date: Sunday, August 10th
Time: Meet at 9:30 am trail run starts at 10 am
Where: Valley Green Inn, Wissahickon Trail
How Do I get there: Drive, bike or run
What if I need a ride: Post in the Facebook event if you need a ride and (perhaps) someone driving will offer.
What should I bring: Bring your favorite dish to share. Plates, utensils, napkins and water will be provided.


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SPS Runners Place at Back on My Feet in24 Races!

There were some big accomplishments for SPS runners at the Back on My Feet in24 races this past weekend.

Both Luis Gaitan and Heather Hoechst gutted out injuries, delirium, dehydration, overhydration, heat, cold, rain, sun, night, fatigue and having to hang out with each other to finish 12 laps and 101.4 miles each  (partial credit also to the bevy of SPS and FBR runners who helped pace them, but Luis and Heather deserve all the accolades).  In the field of 157 competitors, Heather was the second  overall female (and eighth overall), while Luis was second in his age group (and tenth overall).

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