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PAX, 2018 was an amazing year in F3 Hampton Roads. This is due to the hard work put in by the High Impact Men (HIM) of the area. Thank you for all you have done to grow this region. Below you will find important announcements and links as we move into the next year. Let’s make 2019 even better than this year. Keep giving it away and always be headlocking (#ABH).   1stF (Fitness): New Years Day Convergence, 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. TOMORROW, Western Branch Middle School, Chesapeake, VA. NO workouts at #DuckDuckGoose (Carrollton) or #StankHill (Virginia Beach). Launch of…

On a day  presenting weather that epitomizes “The Gloom”, 7 sturdy steeds descended upon the Bear Creek 10 miler to see what the adverse conditions had in store…none were disappointed.  Observations and commendations were as follows: Conditions at BC offered a new and unique challenge.  Cold, extremely damp conditions were coupled with trails that were covered in (deep) mud and made for some cold stream crossings. Newly “installed” obstacle course involved over 50 to 100 downed trees that had to be climbed or jumped over (or crawled under). To say the mud was deep and omnipresent is not an exaggeration. …

GrowRuck 14 is coming to Richmond, VA on March 22-24, 2019. The cost to participate in the GrowRuck Tough Challenge is $150. This includes GrowSchool, GORUCK registration, a T-Shirt, and sweet patches. Please HC (hard-commit) by listing your name on the link below: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1E2j2FkPr4czWanPyNQW5U4l66u_OvaB3FtOky1Lf7SA/edit?usp=sharing The link to officially register and pay will be available soon.  You will pay a $75 deposit in December and then another $75 final payment in February to reserve your spot, T-shirt, and patch. Your Event Q for the weekend is Honey Do from F3 Richmond. He’ll be responsible for organizing the weekend and making sure…

Somewhere around 20 brave souls posted on a rainy Saturday morning for a running CSAUP. Please check the PAX list for names as I did not make a list and I am certain I missed several PAX. Sippy started at 5 and hit two laps before everyone else started.  He ran home at the 11am hour and therefore completed 7 laps.  He was the winner of the day. In second place was Bootleg who did 6 laps, but didn’t make the time deadline on the last lap. Four others did 5 laps and then went to the Barbecue.  Swirly, Saab,…

I am going to run the CSAUP trail route this evening for the weds hill run.  Any/all are welcome.  I will launch at 530 from Shelter 1 in forest hill park (go to intersection of 42nd and New Kent and enter park.  Shelter is straight ahead). TYA

The first annual October CSAUP is Saturday the 20th of October.  Details of the event: The event is open to anyone.  You don’t have to belong to F3 or be an ultra runner to participate.  The format will allow for everyone to set and meet their own goals. Bring your M’s 2.0s or friends The event will start at 7am sharp.  There will be loops for trail running, road running, mountain biking and road biking.  Additionally, there will be a special Saturday 6 pack beer run (6 trail loops with a beer in between each). You have one hour to…

BRR Overall Another epic year.  I do not know how it is possible, but every year just keeps getting better.  Year 4 was no exception, we keep refining the process and the experience follows.  The theme of this year was “Invitation Only”. As with anything F3, the theme is a combination of a little bit of seriousness and a lot of sarcasm. To accommodate the theme, we jettisoned the yearly t-shirts in lieu of an embroidered race polo and race bag. The race bag ended up being perfect as they kept the size of bags and the amount of packed clothing pretty even…

The first convergence of F3 Hampton Roads and FiA Hampton Roads was a huge success. 43 total in attendance (31 PAX completed the entire workout and 12 additional 2.0s in attendance). Both F3 and FiA were well represented. Thank you for showing up and making this event what it was. These convergences will be happening again. The Thang: Warmarama: 20 side straddle hops – In cadence (IC) 10 toy soldiers – IC 15 through the tunnel – IC 20 butt kicker – IC Alternating exercises Q’d by YHC (Your Humble Correspondent) and Papyrus, YHC’s M (aka wife). Retrieve coupons (aka…

Disclaimer: This backblast is not meant to be a complete recount of this past weekends festivities, only YHC’s recollection of the highlights. PAX, please add your memories to the comment section. The Thang Distance: 205.6 miles. # of legs: 36 legs. Time: 28 h 51 min. Memories: Priceless. Naked Man Moleskin (NMM) Thursday: Gunner showing up with converter block with enough USB ports to charge a small army’s portable devices. Naming of our two Friendly New Vehicles (FNVs). YHC especially like “Mladshiy” (Russian for Junior) for our running SUV. 3For1 spending 30 minutes (slight exageration) picking out a Gatorade at…

A PAX eclipsing 40 ditched all common sense for about 18 hours to receive a plentiful helping of each of the three Fs.  This was the F3RVA Century Classic. YHC has conversed with a number of individual PAX members about their experience, taking notes during the event and thinking about how to transcribe all of these memories into a backblast.  There is no way YHC could do the stories justice by attempting to capture them for the collective PAX.  Then, after chatting with Lockjaw and the (sober) Ronnie, it became clear.  Treat the backblast as a living backblast.  YHC will…

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