Monday, October 13, 2014

The Final Chesapeake Fun Run!!!!


9 laps.

Oak Grove Lake Park

November 1.

START: 6:15am (it is before the time change...bring light!)

Bring your $10 cash entry fee. All proceeds benefit my amazing sister's upcoming trip to bring 3 weeks of English education, culture, and generosity to children in South America. You will get a bracelet as SWAG.
END: 9:15am
Walkers welcome. 13.5 miles, shorter distances welcome.
Write your time & distance down at the end!
No fancy volunteer force. 

Email me by Oct 30 to get on the list!!!!   whatultra @ yahoo. com

Saturday, October 11, 2014


RecessionRunning is moving to Georgia!

It's been great in VA!!!!
Keep running. Keep saving. Keep up the trails. And start your own fun runs!


Happy Trails!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Money Saving Tips for Running Gear

Recession-Like Advice

4. Buy water bottles at TJ Maxx- waist packs and all! Or get foldable water bottles at the Dollar Tree! Yes! BPA Free!!!
Save: $10-30

3. Hit up Old Navy for cheap gear during the retail off-season.
Save: $15-40

2. Get your specialty shoes the first time, then find then online 6-10 months after their releases month. Try (free shipping) or Google others. Then support your local running store by trying different blocks, beans, accessories...
Save: $20-90

1. CONTROVERSIAL: RUN IN COTTON SHIRTS! ahhhh! Ok, maybe I will forever be alone on this issue. But if it's 195 degrees, it's nice to feel the coolness of sweat which was invented to regulate your temp in the heat...instead of the sticky, plasticy, sun-scorched touch of synthetic polyester. Concerned about chafing? Rig it! Cut wide arm holes, or sew performance patches where needed.
Save: $18-40

Also, wear jean shorts and tutus. Go crazy. Be unique. It's healthy not to match.

The Grove 6 & 3 miler Results

Six Miler:

1. Paul Grosch      0:39:32
2.  David Frost       0:54:03
3.  Jennifer Lane     1:49:21
4. Ethel Guerrero     1:49:21
5. DNS
7. "  "
10. "
12. " better things to do after a long day at work than to run for only $5

4.5 miles
1. Elizabeth Herbert   1:10:30

3 miles
1. Becky Walters         34:13
2. S & R Walters on bike

And all the other patrons at the park!!!

A free half marathon or two to come this fall! In cooler weather of glory. Yay!

July 19th. Fun Run Results.

11 runners.

0-4 hours.

1.5- 21 miles.

Tons of fun!!!!!

Dozens of fruit snacks.

Have to do this again! :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Grove 6 MILER!!!


onlyyyyyyyyyy   $5 now!!!!
A laid-back, fast, flat, fun, friendly, 4-loop course at a gorgeous, shaded lake trail. Packed, smooth dirt. Portajohn on site.

ALL PARTICIPANTS receive a stretchy wristband/bracelet with the event name.

Start: Thursday, July 31, 2014    at 6:30pm
Oak Grove Lake Park 409 Byron St
ChesapeakeVA 23320

Walkers Welcome
Cutoff: 7:50pm  
Contact Becky at:     WhatUltra @ yahoo .com

The Grove 3 Miler Results

Due to lightning and flooding and craziness, only a faithful few ventured out to run The Grove 3 miler.

1   Scott Frederick               21:46
2  STEPHANIE Nguyen     29:18
3  Ken Moyer                       30:17
4     DNS
5  "     "
6  "
7  "
8  "
9  "
10-22 "

NEXT UP: The Grove 6 Miler, also in unpredictable July weather.
JULY 31 (Thurs)
at 6:30pm

AND: The Grove 13.5 miler AUG 30
(perfect for Half Maniacs who will run Rock n Roll the following morning! :)

Sign up at for The Grove 6 miler

Contact: What Ultra @ yahoo. com