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#Amble Report: Half-Marathon Buckle-Down Looms

9 pax gathered in the gloom at KBC this morning knowing full well they would cover more distance as is customary on Fridays.  They were greeted with a loop featuring several changes in elevation as they traveled through Jackson Heights, on to Heathwood, and back through Lake Katherine.  A twist at the end gave the pax an option of stopping at 4.75 miles or continuing on to 5.5.  This was a nice final tune-up prior to the start of our official (or unofficial) training program for the Governor’s Cup Half-Marathon (11/9). 

 Conditions: Cooler and slightly less humid

The Thang:

4.75/5.5 mile loop through Jackson Heights, Heathwood, and Lake Katherine. Leaving KBC parking lot, cross Trenholm and turn left onto Chicora.  From there turn right onto Wofford followed by a left onto Converse.  Follow Converse until making a right onto E. Buchanan.  Cross Beltline and continue on W. Buchanan.  Cross Trenholm and continue on Heatherwood before turning right onto Tomaka.  Tomaka merges with Adger where the pax proceed up the Adger hill (waiving to Noodle’s house) before turning left to continue on Adger.  Turn left onto Devereaux and follow across Beltline.  Turn left onto Brennen and then right onto Kilbourne.  Turn left onto Sanford and then right onto Kathwood.  Follow Kathwood up and down the hill until the split point – 4.75 mi pax turned left onto Woodlake, right onto Carterhill, and into the KBC lot.  5.5 mi pax continued on Kathwood until it dead ends into Shady.  Turn left on Shady, left on Heath Hill (acknowledging Chaser’s house), left on Quail Lane, right onto Forest Ridge, and finally a right onto Carterhill until our destination of the KBC lot. 


  • T-Claps to the #Amble pax.  This group has really picked up the pace in recent workouts.  YHC cannot describe how rewarding that is to see.  What were once 8 minute mile + runners are now confidently running sub 8 (and some even sub 7:30) minute mile pace.  #Impressive


  • Mud Run is coming up on 10/12. Sway is running the wait list and you may get lucky so please let him know if you are interested. [email protected]
  • Governor’s Cup is 11/9. Commit now and workout at Amble to get ready. We will release the discount code soon. Pre-Blast by Fountainhead is coming soon and a training plan (SET TO LAUNCH NEXT WEEK) is being developed as YHC types. So far, commits are:
  1. Chaser
  2. SubPrime
  3. Fountain Head
  4. Bubbles
  5. Snuggles
  6. Drive-by
  7. Kitty
  8. 8-Mile
  9. Yellow Cake
  10. Detour
  11. Kim Jung
  12. Slumdog
  13. Fannie
  14. Obamacare

The Ryan Rawl Freedom Run is this Saturday starting out of Crayton Middle School at 8:30. Registration information is at http://rawlfreedomrun.com/. From the race web site:

The Ryan Rawl Freedom Run honors and memorializes the life of Ryan Davis Rawl, who was killed in action in Afghanistan by a suicide bomber in 2012. Ryan was a Christian, a father of two, a daughter, now age 5, and a son now age 3, a Richland County Sheriff’s Deputy, School Resource Officer at Crayton Middle School, and South Carolina National Guardsman…

  • 3rdF efforts are under way. TB is taking the lead. Please let him know if you are interested in helping or getting involved. Contact him at [email protected]
  • 3rdF part II – McLovin (Jason Lockhart) announced a prayer group that meets on Fridays at St. Johns Episcopal Church on Wheat Street beginning tomorrow (9/6) and throughout the fall. Any and all are welcome to this series led by Brad Bird. Lunch is provided (typically by Groucho’s) and the group meets from noon-12:45. While not an official F3 group this is another opportunity to share fellowship AND faith for anyone interested.

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