Thursday, October 22, 2009

Bakersfield ChiRunning Clinic

November 8th 2009

Run injury-free for the rest of your life

Increase efficiency with a mid-foot strike

Increase your speed while reducing effort

Finish a pain-free marathon and look forward to running again!

Hello Running and Walking Community of Bakersfield & Beyond!

Let me begin by saying how much I have missed sharing the trails with all of you these past few years! Motherhood, however, has trumped my running world temporarily. Instead of celebrating marathon accomplishments, I just celebrated Maxine’s 2nd birthday!

There is so much news to share about ChiRunning and ChiWalking that I could never fit it into this email. If you’d like more information on all that is going on, check out the ChiRunning official website at

Most importantly, here are the details for the upcoming Bakersfield clinic:

Clinic Date: November 8th 2009

Time: 9am – 1pm

Location: Yokuts Park , Bakersfield , CA

Fee: $70/individual; $130 if you sign up as a pair


Advance Payment Preferred
Send checks payable to:

Bryn Randolph
306 Irene Street

Bakersfield, CA 93305

Water, light snack, comfortable running gear, sunglasses, etc...(you only actually run about 800 meters throughout the clinic)

Limit: 12 participants

Just what IS ChiRunning?

For beginners and competitors and practiced by thousands of runners, ChiRunning combines modern physics with the ancient wisdom of T’ai Chi to create a running form that is easily learned and makes running more effortless and enjoyable.

Endorsed by top runners, medical doctors, and regular people, ChiRunning is revolutionizing the sport of running.

What will I get out of the workshop?

In this workshop you will learn the basic ingredients of the ChiRunning® Technique.

I will be guiding you through many exercises and drills designed to leave you with a clear sense of what the ChiRunning technique feels like in your body. We will not be doing lots of running (contrary to what you might imagine), so no matter what condition you’re in, have no fear. We will spend the day alternating between demonstrations, fun exercises and technique drills…the nature of the day will be relaxed, full, and inspiring.

  • The Keys to Effortless, Injury-free Running
  • The Physics of Running: Run without Using Your Legs
  • ChiRunning® versus Power Running
  • Introduction to the ChiRunning® Form
  • Posture, Lean, Lift
  • Personal Check-in Tricks and Tools
  • Learning to Use Your Gears
  • Core Muscle Drills and Exercises
  • Pre-run Body Looseners, Post-run Stretches
  • Run Various Speeds While Conserving Energy
  • Hill Running techniques
  • Videotaping of your running form

Ridgeview Go Undefeated in SWYL Duels

This meet was the brainchild of a couple former Trojans and the Golden Hawks got to join the fun. Both coaches ran for Foothill and now are head coaches in different leagues but decided to have a duel meet every year.

Centennial is coached by a former Driller and was at this meet because the original meet between them and Ridgeview was canceled due to hot weather.

The outcome was the same as it would of been then with Ridgeview taking its 6th win of the season and completed their back to back undefeated duel meet seasons in the SWYL.

Ridgeview was lead by Baker who recently broke sixteen on the valley/state meet course. Also their 5th runner was only 48 seconds behind Baker which is good for their valley title quest.

Centennial was lead by Millan who almost kept the Gold Hawks from getting 15ed. centennial finished the duel meet season with a 2 - 4 record.

Ridgeview 15, Centennial 49 At Foothill; 3-mile (boys)

1. Baker, R, 16:25; 2. Garcia, R, 16:27; 3. Soliz, R, 16:28; 4. Lewis, R, 17:06; 5. Madrigal, R, 17:13; 6. Millan, C, 17:15; 7. Rainey, C, 18:04; 8. Hobson, R, 18:18; 9. Zamora, R, 18:19; 10. Ulloa, R, 18:21.

JV -- Centennial 15, Foothill 45; Ridgeview 18, Foothill 37; Centennial 27, Ridgeview 29; FS -- Foothill 19, Centennial 43; Foothill 23, Ridgeview 35; Ridgeview 23, Centennial 32

The Lady Wolf Pack was lead once again by Lynch and they finished the SWYL duel season with a 5 - 1 record. Centennial ended the season with a 2 - 4 record.

Ridgeview 15, Centennial 45 At Foothill; 3-mile (girls)

1. Lynch, R, 19:44; 2. Morgan, R, 20:46; 3. Armendariz, R, 20:46; 4. Huizar, R, 21:04; 5. Tarr, R, 21:15; 6. Carlson, C, 22:34; 7. Melgar, C, 22:42; 8. Fackler, R, 22:44; 9. Sanchez, C, 22:46; 10. Johnson, R, 22:59.

JV -- Foothill 23, Centennial 44; Foothill 26, Ridgeview 33; Ridgeview 22, Centennial 34; FS -- Foothill 15, Ridgeview 53

F/S Girls FHS 15 RHS 53
F/S Boys FHS 19 CHS 43 FHS 23 RHS 35 RHS 23 CHS 32
JV Girls FHS 23 CHS 44 FHS 26 33 RHS 22 CHS 34
JV Boys CHS 15 FHS 45 RHS 18 FHS 37 CHS 27 RHS 29
Varsity Girls
RHS 15 CHS 45
1. Lynch R 19:44
2. Morgan R 20:46
3. Armendariz R 20:46
4. Huizar R 21:04
5. Tarr 21:15
6 Carlson C 22:34
7. Melgar C 22:42
8. Fackler R 22:44
9. Sanchez C 22:46
10. Johnson R 22:59
11. Peterson C 23:07
12. Moore C 23:09
13. Maldonado R 23:16
Varsity Boys
RHS 15 CHS 46
1. Baker R 16:25
2. Garcia R 16:27
3. Solis R 16:28
4. Lewis R 17:06
5. Madrigal R 17:13
6. Millan C 17:15
7. Rainey C 18:04
8. Hobson R 18:18
9. Zamora R 18:19
Ulloa R 18:21 8th man does not count in scoring
10. Rojas C 18:31
11. Treiberg C 18:43
12. Varner C 18:45
13. Smoot C 18:58
14. Bagley C 19:07

Highland Boys & Liberty Girls Win Season Finales

The Highland trio of Van Zandt, Thomas and Lewis are poised to pick up their third SEYL crown in as many years. This third one has been their easiest too.

In previous years: Bakersfield, East or Foothill have at least challenged them a bit but this year they have beating teams most of the time with a 15. Which means their top five are beating the other school's top runner.

In a few weeks, they should easily take the team title at the SEYL league meet. The drama will be in who wins the individual title and this may well be a race between Lewis and Van Zandt (photo).

Liberty boys finished the season with a 3 - 3 record.

Highland 15, Liberty 50 At Highland (Boys)

1. Van Zandt, H, 16:14; 2. Lewis, H, 16:36; 3. Turner, H, 16:40; 4. Esquivias, H, 16:43; 5. Jungo, H, 17:20; 6. Dickson, H, 17:22; 7. Torres, H, 17:30; 8. Moffit, L, 17:31; 9. Tenney, L, 18:17; 10. Joseprez, L, 18:29.

JV Highland 15, Liberty 50

On the girl's side there some unexpected results. First Barton of Liberty lost to Rodriguez of Highland and Liberty won the team race with a close 27 to 29. This gave Liberty a 4 - 2 record which ties them with Foothill for second. Highland ended the season with a 2 - 4 record.

Liberty 27, Highland 29 At Highland (Girls)

1.Rodriguez, H, 19:41; 2. Barton, L, 19:46; 3. Thoennes, L, 20:52; 4. Holmes, L, 20:56; 5. Mercado, H, 21:06; 6. Mayberry, H, 21:08; 7. LeCavalier, L, 21:51; 8. Berry, H, 22:10; 9. Martinez, H, 22:11; 10. Vasquez, H, 22:52.

JV L 26, Highland 29