Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Visual Props

Map, out and back with 5 and 6 mile loops

Twenty arachnids emerged from the dusk for some fun around UR. A few of the regulars expected intervals and were disappointed. Others were not expecting intervals and were not disappointed. Alas, off we went to follow the prescribed out and back route with some loops:

  • Across the lake, down the rocky path and cross College to University
  • University across Westham and Ridge ’till it dead ends at Ralston
  • Left on Ralston
  • Right on River via the sidewalk
  • Right on Glenbrooke Circle (East)
  • Left on Glenbrook Circle (West)
  • 4 milers turn around at Summit and return
  • Everyone else summit Summit and return to the bottom
  • 4.5 milers return via the same route
  • 5s and 6s take a right on Glenbrooke and complete the Glenbrooke Circle loop via East then West
  • 5s return while 6s add the first class streets loop of Windsor on the James
  • Everyone return to the VSF

Count all fingers and toes, disclaim given names and YHC took us out.

YHC has wanted to introduce Glenbrooke Circle for quite a while but never got around to it. Today was the day. Given the recent trend of bringing laptops to describe routes, printouts seemed in order. While the route was fairly straightforward for the regulars, visual cues via a map without street names was the perfect accompaniment to some perfectly clear verbal directions.

4s didn’t complain as they got lost and likely did 5. 4.5s appreciated the extra excursion up Summit. 5s were spot on at just over 5 miles. 6 milers were probably a little short. YHC owes you next time.

Great to explore a new route. Will add this to the annals for a future repeat. Rumor has it Keymaster (a.k.a. “Hi Derek”) may Q a future Spider Run for those interested in laps around the lake.

Big Data counted to 20 today. Nice work gents.



  1. Nice route(s), Splinter. Great morning for a run! Bleeder was freakin moving on Ralston. I enjoyed running with the 6 milers towards the end. You made me feel like I was an elite athlete like you all are ?! Have a great day, all!

  2. Nice run this morning. Thanks for small talk Vinny and Hitchhiker, happy we were able to get 5 miles out of a 4 mile route.

  3. Great venue for a run and glad to catch up with other AO fellas. Great running with Wedding Singer on the trip back. Cheers gents and Will brings some light next time as it was hard trying to keep up with our Road sign aka Bleeder…he was a beast today!

  4. Swirly (F3 Corporate) on

    Enjoyed the route Splinter – great run today guys – looking good out there !
    See y’all in the gloom..

  5. Very much enjoyed that route, always glad to see more countryside. Ralston sucks though.

  6. Nice straight-forward route there Splinter. I must confess, mixing the audible with the visual instructions did nothing to mitigate the ensuing confusion.

    Thanks to Rosie for is periodic slowdowns so that Sippy and I could catch up.

    Glad to see that Kubota will not be moving away after all. That would be sad.