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ALatteCrazy Pro 105 posts since
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May 27, 2012 7:25 PM

Anybody here run on the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail)?

It runs over 2000 miles from Canada to Mexico - I've lived here for almost 10 years and did not even realize it was literally in my back yard! I've done 3 runs now on different sections of the trail and I've loved it, so different than running on the road. Often see lots of day hikers and thru-hikers, one from Italy even!


Ontario Mills 10K Jan 21st 2012 - 49:32 3rd place women (PR)

ARMC 5K March 10th 2012 - 23:02 1st place AG women (PR)

SoCal Ragnar April 19-20 2012 Huntington Beach to Coronado Island - 24.5 miles total, 8:30 avg

RoC Race Del Mar May 19th 2012 38:28 8th for div

Fontana Days Half Marathon - June 2nd 2012 - 1:37 PR!!!! (1:48 in 2011)

Wasastchback Ragnar June 15-16th 2012 Logan to Park City UT - TBA!

Mojave Narrows Half - June 30th 2012 - TBA!

Rockin the Desert Mud run - August 25th 2012 - TBA!

Red Rock Relay - Sept 7-8th 2012 - Brian's Head to Zion UT - TBA!

St George Marathon - Oct 6th 2012

Las Vegas Ragnar - Nov 9-10th 2012

  • Joseph Tree Legend 378 posts since
    Oct 22, 2010
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    1. May 27, 2012 7:36 PM (in response to ALatteCrazy)
    Anybody here run on the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail)?

    It's a little far afield for me, but I do have the Appalacian Trail handy here.  It varies considerably in runabilty, but is definitely worth the effort.  Just approach it with a dollop of common sense,and don't go getting yourself into the newspapers.  Trail running can be a delightful experience.


    I hope you can find some local talent to take you out for an innaugural run.  I bet you will really enjoy it!

    Barefoot / Minimalist Runner

    ...not maintaining this these days..

    07/29/2012 Marsh Creek Raptor Run 10 Mile Trail Race

    07/15/2012 Quadzilla 15K Trail Run, Trexlertown, PA 1:37 (2011, 1:49)

    04/29/2012 Lehigh Valley / St. Luke's HM, 1:43:15 (2011, 1:54:20 )

    03/19/2012 Kutztown Fool's Run 10 Miler, 1:18:15 (2011, 1:30:20)

    02/26/2012 Ugly Mudder 7.2 Mile Trail Run, Reading, PA 1:20

    11/27/2011 Dirty Bird 15K Trail Run, Birdsboro, PA 1:40

    10/08/2011 Lehigh Gap Nature Center 10K Trail Run (6.38 miles), 59:20 (10/07/2012)

    Started running (again) May 5, 2010

  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,539 posts since
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    2. May 27, 2012 7:36 PM (in response to ALatteCrazy)
    Anybody here run on the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail)?

    Ask Active Toby.  He does a lot of trail running in that area.




  • Leadville Fan Pro 177 posts since
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    3. Oct 18, 2012 1:11 PM (in response to ALatteCrazy)
    Anybody here run on the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail)?

    No, but I am in December. I am doing the Woodside race.  The photos are amazing and I think it's wonderful there is such a trail. 

    adult running life commenced: March 2009

    2014: Rural Route 13.1 (Esbon, KS)

    Wabash Trace half marathon (IA)

    Hartford CT (October)

    Newport RI (next day)

    Tufts 10K (MA)

    Santa Fund Run (NH)

    2013: Running with the Cows (Lenexa KS)

    Wabash Trace half marathon

    Detroit Free Press Marathon (AWESOME event!, not an awesome finish time).

    2012 Rock n Roll USA Marathon 5:28:53 unseasonably hot day, full sunshine, sunburned and dehydrated during race

    Omaha Maraton 5:17: __ yeah, new PR! Too bad the brain got in the way and slowed me down! ---recycled glass finisher medals.


    April Fools 5K 32:13.7 age division: 28/71

    7th half: Kansas City Hospital Hill 1/2--this thing is tough, but the heat/humidity were tougher: 2:45:43

    8th half: Park 2 Park 1/2-New PR 2:21 and change

    St. Louis FULL Marathon (my first!!!) Hilly, hilly, course full of turns 5:24

    Sullivan Bros. Veterans' 5K 30:10 New 5K PR


    4th half (5/1/10) --ran injured, DUMB move.

    Sullivan Bros. Veteran's 5K/10K (11/2010) 1:07:17.7

    6th half: Vegas half (12/2010) New PR! woot woot. 02:27:58


    St. Patricks 8K (Wash. D.C.) (3/2009)

    1st half 3:04 (5/2009)

    10K 1:17 (10/31/09) HOT, humid, Kaua'i

    3rd half: Vegas 1/2 (2:34:48) (12/2009)

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  • Deacon Blues Amateur 8 posts since
    Dec 10, 2009
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    4. Oct 18, 2012 1:24 PM (in response to ALatteCrazy)
    Anybody here run on the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail)?

    I've only ran/hiked small sections. Sorry, I'm not much help.

    However, here's an interesting documentary that might give you a flavor of running the entire PCT in one push:

    The Runner:


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