Joe Howell's Posts

Annual “GPGP” Champions- announced at GP Banquet

Age-graded results. Each year we give a “Grand Prix grand prize,” the GP GP, for the runner the highest average on the age-graded tables. It’s a chance to award the woman and the man who perform at the highest level over the course of the year when compared to everyone in the GP, regardless of age. Running attracts geeks, including lots of statisticians. They read and collate cer... Read More »

REMINDER- 2013 T-Shirts Now Available for Pickup

9.16.13  Your 2013 SBAA t-shirt, designed by internationally renowned designers DD&G, awaits you.  Women’s sizes (S-M-L) and men’s sizes (S-M-L-XL) are available at no cost to all current SBAA members. You can pick up your free shirt at either Santa Barbara Running location (downtown at 110 Anacapa or in Goleta next to OSH). If you want to purchase a shirt for a family member or friend who is ... Read More »

Runners Profile- Chris and Terra Hillyer

Runners Profile- Chris and Terra Hillyer

Team Hillyer…heard of them? If not, stay tuned. Chris works on the innovation team at Deckers….and throws in an occasional ultra run (in lieu of paragliding or similar adventures of his youth) for fun. Terra runs with a smile you remember, like the one she wore, along with her red ribbon sash, as she added miles to a recent Saturday workout to run 40K on her 40th birthday. Logan and Lake Hillyer? ... Read More »

2013 T-Shirts Available for Pickup

The 2013 version of the SBAA t-shirt was unveiled at the Club picnic on Saturday, August 10th. Kudos to Joe and Elizabeth MacPhee, Liz Werhane and Boris and Bill Rupp….along with others….for planning and putting on a great picnic. This year’s t-shirt was designed by internationally renowned designers DD&G. Women’s sizes (S-M-L) and men’s sizes (S-M-L-XL) are available.... Read More »

Boston Magazine-cover photo and story

Boston Magazine-cover photo and story

Check out this link to Boston Magazine- http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2013/04/25/behind-our-may-boston-marathon-cover/ Great cover photo and story about how the photo and May issue came together following all the craziness of April 15th…. Read More »

Sandy Roberts

Sandy Roberts

……how about stories about your youthful athletic accomplishments…..any really fine wine……and Sandy Roberts. Sandy was an occasional runner, along with other sports….then decided to try triathlons, starting from scratch…..as he got better, his races got longer and at age 62, he completed Ironman Arizona with a smile….next came his renewed running focus.. He had a rocky LA Marathon (complete with tw... Read More »

Jamie Haggar

Jamie Haggar

  Jamie Haggar is another runner who seems to wake up every day a couple of steps faster than the day before. Jamie’s dedication has enabled him to continue his string of impressive PRs. Look for this trend to continue as Jamie can be found at nearly every running event or workout. Name: Jamie Haggar Age: 32 Hometown: I was born and raised in Denver, moved to Sioux City Iowa for high school, ... Read More »

Debbie Kovanda Gillett

Debbie Kovanda Gillett

  Debbie Kovanda Gillett….recognize her? If you don’t recognize her from the photo, how about from observing her train? A large group of SB Running & Racing folks were training for Boston 2011…..each had a goal….each had a plan. To watch Debbie in her training, hitting every mile split with precision (hey, she is a tax guru, what do you expect?) was impressive. Her 2011 Boston Marat... Read More »

Arnold Brier

Arnold Brier

Bachelor #1 on the Dating Game (guy in the brown leisure suit…really)…Proud Family Man….Boston 2011 Finisher….the list is endless. To make this Intro a group effort, I asked those who know Arnie the Runner well, his cohort in the SB Running & Racing group, for their thoughts….I stated “Arnie is extremely _______” and asked them to fill in the blank… suggestions included “tall... Read More »

Closer to home you have your choice of shorter events.

Oct 6th: The Solvang Mile Oct 7th: Both the Grand Prix Big Avocado Run 5K and the Goleta Lemon Festival 5K are happening. You can run the Avocado in the morning and the Lemon later that afternoon! No reason to sit home this weekend. Get out and RUN! (1 Oct) Read More »

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