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Sixteen wandering Westhamers promptly departed from the Commons at 5:29, leaving behind at least 1 just-in-time PAX member to locate the crew. TYA inquired and everyone was excited when YHC announced his claim of the Q. Off we went: The Route West around the baseball field, left on College, right on Lakewood4 milers right on Wood, right on Hampshire (whoops, Baldwin), across to Ridge Top, stopping at Chandler5 milers right on Wood, right on Westham, right on Woodberry, right on Horsepen, left on Devon, right on Ridge Top, stop at Chandler6 milers continue on Lakewood to a right on Westham,…

YHC called a new route with a 4.4 mile core and bolt on mileage for 5s and 6s. Out the River Road entrance and cross in front of the shopping center. Take Westham Station up to Country Squire and cross River Rd. Now on Westham Pkwy, take it about a mile and a right on Baldwin. Find the gate in the fence and cut through the fraternities, cross the parking lot behind the ball field, and drop down to the lake. Take a right at the lake and complete a partial counter-clockwise loop of the lake for 4.4. 5s and…

14 road/bridge warriors (including 5 men worthy of our RESPECT given LugNut’s recent induction) posted to SpiderRun this morning. Some posted early only to find the “facilities” unavailable…cruel! Everyone knows Gumbo loves the bridge so it is out Westhampton Way and UR Drive across the bridge and down Riverside Drive as far as you can in 23 minutes…back in 22. GO! The PAX set out in a mass and stuck largely together for a while, but Saab moved up to the front as we exited campus and lit a fire under the sandbagging 6-milers. Swirly was laser focused and setting…

A sweet sixteen of RVA’s Pax came out to experience a flat run around a lake. Instead it was uphill both ways. YHC called the Kingpin route and off we went. Take the secret trail up Roselawn to Towana and hang a right on the access road in front of Three Chopt. Take a left on Grove and a right on Granite to Cary. A quick left and immediate right on Tempsford. Begin running down the hill. 4s turn around at the Y. 5s do both legs. 6s do both legs twice. Retrace your steps home. TYA took us out…

Fourteen noble steeds emerged from their chariots eagerly awaiting a Splinter Q. Everyone huddled around before YHC asked, “who has the Q”. Upon realization of YHCs negligence, we settled upon Mount Henrico. Off we went with little instructions and only the simple question, “do you know where you are going?” 4s, 5s, and 6s were bountiful. Huddle up for numbers, names and TYA insisted on taking us out with his recommendation not to rely on GPS. Good thing it wasn’t designed for military use where precision is important. Saab appropriately interjected with his support for high priced athletic tracking gear.…

9 strong posted this morning for Spider Run and here is how it went down. 4 milers – out of campus across the bridge and back. 5 milers – out of campus across bridge to rock falls and back 6 milers – out of campus across the bridge to rock falls up the hill and back. Nice humid morning for a run. We were missing some of our regulars because of last nights game – Congrats to all our UVA alum and fans ! Send positive thoughts Toto’s way as he goes through his review today and his mom looks…

There’s a first time for everything… first Q, and first time the PAX did more burpees than miles on a Spider Run day. Spirits were high for the mystery workout in memory of a dear friend (and Handshake’s old roommate!), on what would have been his 35th birthday. To learn more about the inspiration for today’s festivities, see here for the link. Here is how it all went down. The PAX moseyed on over to the rally point near the bottom of the biggest hill Spider Run has to offer. YHC previously marked out 12 spots on the Bostwick hill,…

16 able-bodied men posted for some miles (15 remained so). Instructions were given, street name pronunciations were corrected and damnit, YHC still can’t find the correct exit off the trail onto the road. In any event, it was Sunny and 70, perfect conditions for some miles and some fellowship. The routes were as follows: 6 Milers – head up by the baseball field and past the Robbins Center and jump onto Bandy Rd to Three Chopt. Take Three Chopt to Patterson. Patterson to WestHAM Pkwy. Left on WestHAM Pkwy and follow that all the way across River Rd (cross either…

13 rambunctious warriors bolted out of the fartsack this morning to take a quick jog. Route was up the hill to the main entrance, right up the hill to Cary, back down the hill to the main entrance, up Boatright to three chopt. Repeat as many times as possible. Traffic was heavy this morning. Especially on Boatright. YHC had to bail out to the woods a couple of times. The route was great as it had good elevation change and was a mile end to end. Last week during spring break would have been the time to hit this route.…

Thirteen brave soles emerged from their car’s, some expecting a Lockjaw Q. Alas, they received a Splinter Q tribute to Lockjaw but in reverse/inverted/backwards order. It went something like this: Reverse Pitchfork4 miles – Out river road exit, through RR shopping center, down Westham Station, up S. Ridge to the light. Return to the start 5 miles – Same as 4 but on the way back hit Old Bridge to Highland 6 miles – Same as 5 but also add on the other section of Old Bridge and add Panorama. There were a few 5+ folks that skipped the second…

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