Saturday, October 31, 2009
Tulsa Run 2009
It was the 30somethingish running of the Tulsa Run, Tulsa's biggest race and one of the oldest runs in the state. Robert Maddy, you know the crazy skinny guy at RunnersWorld, has ran every darn one of them. Ran the one back in 70s when Keds were the high-tech shoe (even before Converse burst onto the scene!) And yet, a lot of our group was running this for the first time. The above group pic will have to suffice until I kidnap Brian's new $5000 dollar camera. He owes me some pics.
He owes me a race with a PINK TUTU!! Lucky dog that he is, he squeaked out of wearing one this morning, since Lisa and Roman were gonna design an extra large extra feminine one and did not quite get it put together. GRRR!! It would seem to me that since he lost his bet fair and square, that he should have visited Fredericks of Hollywood, Christy's Toybox, Massad's, or wherever necessary to get his race outfit. Can we get a movement started to have him wear it at Route 66??
YEE HAW!!! have ya ever seen a better lookin buncha cowgirls than these??? Makes me wanna go out and rustle some cattle just so they could arrest me.No, I said RUSTLE, not RUSSELL. Russell got all excited there.
It was a little chilly before the race, an occasional north breeze and temps in the low 40s. Terry and Becky are relaxed and ready for their first 15K. Sandra has her game face on, and her minute beeper strapped on.
Excitement was in the air. Joye and Bette can hardly contain themselves....or maybe they are signaling for touchdowns?
Hayley and Meg hanging out before the race. You might want to hit Hayley up for an autograph....she is a college superstar now.
Wonder Woman made an appearance. Cassy, I always KNEW she was you!!
And, the Easter Bunny also made an appearance!!
Coach Kathy looks beautiful as the Queen of Hearts. WOW!!
Roman ran as the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland.
Truly a great costume!
From the Best Movie in the History of Motion Pictures, (as voted by TZ) "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"....Jason and Lisa did a superb job portraying Roger and Jessica Rabbit.
Not sure what Rabbit Sloan was supposed to be, but I am thinking Elmer Fudd would need to be berwy careful hunting this wabbit!!
By the way....did I mention there was a race this morning? Soon enough 9:00 am rolled around and the gun sounded, and the massive crowd ever so slowly began to move . (Thank God for chip timing, at least for this race.)Had to snap a pic of Jack Wing...the MOUTH of the Tulsa Run.
Down Boulder, east on 15th/Cherry Street up the long hill, then a half mile down Utica, and back west on 21st Street where there were a couple of hills that I was not thinking about. That's ok....hills are our friends, right? Then it was around the clover leaf over the Arkansas River. I love it when we get to run on that loop. It's a banked turn (like I really NEED a banked turn!) I stopped very briefly for another pic or two.My right arm and shoulder were very sore after the run, and I could not figure out why, until posting this pic. I had a flu shot yesterday. (The round building that looks like a hypodermic needle...)
The RW entourage at approx mile 5. Sweethearts Roger and Jessica are tucked in behind the photo-bombers.
Sweethearts Charlie and Robin enjoying a good runner's buzz after their run.
This is a busy quartet of runners. There are BOMB members, Chain Gang members, a couple of members of the Slow Trotters, and they all enjoyed a nice little 15K run.
MVPs of the Tulsa Run: Candice and Nate, who followed us around on the course and cheered us on! Thank you!!!!
The next nine pictures were taken by Cheryl. She evidently has an awesome camera, or at least skills surpassing mine.
Bobby and Todd race to the finish line.
The rabbit pack finishes their 15K. The saying "Quick like a bunny" does not apply to them today.
I am sure there will be more pics tossed around on Facebook in the coming days, so check back and I'll post 'em when I get them.