Friday, October 30, 2009

Asics GT-2150 & Kayano 16

The wait is over. After months of struggling to find 2140's, the 2150's have arrived. Fresh off the delivery trucks are the new Asics GT-2150's & Gel-Kayano 16's. Come & Git 'em!

Cross Country Grand Prix Race #7 Camp Rockmont

Race #7 of our Cross COuntry Grand Prix Series is in the books. Every one made it to the finish line before complete darkness. David Workman continued his streak, and smoked the 4 mile course in a time of 24:38. Congrats to Dave! Duncan Sharrits took 2nd overall & Geoff after making a late wrong turn finished just behind Duncan in 3rd.

Want to say a special welcome back to Bill Sauber. After a long layoff due to injury, Bill was back in action last night, smiles and all. Good to see you again Bill!

In the ladies race, Katherine Neville continued her dominance and won in a time of 37:55. Coming in 2nd was Susan Dannenburg, followed in 3rd by Angie Dorsey.

Congrats to all!

Our next (and final) race will be at Montreat College on Nov. 12th at 6pm. BRING YOUR HEADLAMPS! This should be fun.

Overall results were as follows:

Place Name Time
1 David Workman 24:38:00
2 Duncan Sharrits 27:58:00
3 Geoff Harris 28:07:00
4 John Murphy 29:08:00
5 Mark Ryan 29:27:00
6 Larry Boyer 31:12:00
7 Rick Cochran 31:35:00
8 Lex Nahers 31:39:00
9 Bill Sauber 31:48:00
10 Ron Wyant 32:28:00
11 Phil Otterness 32:51:00
12 Hank Caplan 35:03:00

Place Name Time
1 Katherine Neville 37:55:00
2 Susan Dannenburg 40:25:00
3 Angie Dorsey 48:36:00

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cross Country Grand Prix Race #7 @ Camp Rockmont

Hello Race Fans! This Thursday, Oct. 29th, we'll be racing 4 miles of Cross Country Bliss at Camp Rockmont. Cost is $10 for the race. Registration opens at 5pm, & the race will start @ 6pm.


Follow this link:

Please follow signs for parking.

Registration will take place near the Dining Hall or Birch Lodge (They are next to one another).

Please contact with questions.

Group Trail Run Sat. Oct. 31st

This Saturday, Oct. 31st, we'll be heading to Bent Creek. We'll meet at the Hardtimes Trail Head at 8am. The route will be 5.5 miles. Of course, you are welcome to go shorter or further. A handy dandy trail guide will be provided for your running pleasure. We will be running the Pine Tree & Explorer Loop Trails. Runners & walkers are welcome.


Directions to Hardtimes Trail Head:
From Asheville, take I-240 west to I-26 east and get off on exit 2, NC 191. Turn left, pass the Biltmore Square Mall, and head south on NC 191 for 2 miles. Turn right at the stoplight onto Bent Creek Ranch Road, following the brown signs to the Lake Powhatan Recreation Area (bear left at fork after 0.2 mi on this road). The paved, signed Hardtimes trailhead parking area is just over 2 miles down this road on the left.

Please contact with questions.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Cross COuntry Grand Prix Race #6 Fletcher Park 6k Results

We had a beautiful day for a race yesterday, & we beat the darkness. I don't think we'll be so lucky next week at Camp Rockmont, but it should be fun!

Congrats to David Workman who finished 1st overall (21:18), followed by Erik Ostergaard in 2nd, & Geoff Harris in 3rd.

Katherine Neville finished 1st for the women in a time of 33:47. Great job to Katherine!

Here are the complete results:

Place Name Time
1 David Workman 21:18
2 Erik Ostergaard 23:28
3 Geoff Harris 23:31
4 Shawn Bagley 24:18:00
5 Duncan Sharrits 25:54:00
6 Dave Raulerson 26:59:00
7 Mark Ryan 27:25:00
8 Alan Cameron 29:27:00
9 Ron Wyant 29:36:00
10 Larry Boyer 29:57:00
11 Dennis Duffy 30:26:00
12 Jean-Marie LaForet 31:08:00
13 Rick Cochran 31:19:00
14 Hank Caplan 35:40:00
15 Jim Anderson 40:31:00

Place Name Time
1 Katherine Neville 33:47:00

I hope to see every one out at Camp Rockmont next Thursday Oct. 29th at 6pm.
This will be a 4 mile race.

Nuun Hydration Now Available

We brought in Nuun hydration tablets in many different flavors (cola being the only caffeinated flavor). Nuun is an effervescent tab that you drop in 16 oz of water and let dissolve. It carries needed electrolytes for hydrating, BUT it does not contain sugar. Nuun only has 6 calories per serving. The tablets come in a tube. Each tube contains 16 tablets. We have samples on the counter if you would like to try Nuun. For more information on Nuun, please visit their website at

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pictures from Oct. 10th Group Run

Thanks to all for coming out!

Group Run Sat. Oct. 24th

This Sat., Oct. 24th, we will meet at the Trace Ridge Parking area in North Mills River Recreation Area. We will be running an out & back on the Fletcher Creek Trail. This trail is relatively flat given its surroundings. We will meet at 8am.

From Airport Rd., continue on Hwy 280 towards Brevard. Make a right onto North Mills River Rd. Continue for 5 miles. Make a right onto FR 5000. Continue on for 1.5 miles & make a left across concrete bridge. Follow for .5 miles to parking area.

Please contact with questions.

Cross Country Grand Prix Race #6 Fletcher Park 6k

Race number 6 of the Grand Prix Cross Country Series is this Thursday, Oct. 22nd at 6pm at Fletcher Park. Registration starts at 5pm. Cost is $10. This weeks distance is 6k (~3.8 miles). Registration will take place at the end of the last parking lot in the park.

On Hwy 25S from Asheville, make a left on Howard's Gap Rd. On Hwy 25N from Hendersonville, make a right on Howard's Gap Rd. The park entrance will be a 1/4 mile on the left.

Please e-mail with any questions.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Great showing for Foot Rx at Black & Blue Trail Race

Even though there were cold temps this morning, the Black & Blue Classic had a great turn out this morning. It was great to see so many faces I know. Every one I talked to had a great time and enjoyed the course at the South Cliffs Private Community. Great job to Greg Duff, Glory Hound Events, & Setup Events on a great race. The Black course (6.5 miles) was Hard & FUN! The race climbs for just over 3 miles & then comes down for the rest. The Blue course (suppose to be 2.8, but thanks to my wife who mislead ALL the runners, it was probably closer to 3). Beth Saft ended up winning the Blue race bringing home an Adirondack Table. Awesome job to her.

In the Black race, I (Aaron Saft) won the men's race & brought home the Saft household another table, Mark Lundblad 2nd, Victor McHenry 3rd, Jerad Crave 4th, & Jay Curwen 5th. Jay's wife Monica won the females Black race. Official results will be posted at

Congrats to All who finished Dennis Duffy, Frank C., Donald (Enka HS Coach), Lloyd (Mr. Amazing), Rick Baker, Ms. Martha, Canadian Andrea (spelling?), Gary, Mrs. Mielke, Bob, Mike Tinsley, Nicole, & 2 x Keith (nice to meet you both!). Gosh I'm sorry if I missed any one!

Great to meet some new faces!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

CW-X & Mizuno Breath Thermo Clothes Are IN!

We've received our next shipment of CW-X tights. This stuff has been going fast. Come in and check it out. Amazing technology is put into these tights. Not only are they compression, but they have a kinesio technology that helps tract muscle, tendons, & fascia, as well as stabilize the knee & support the lower back. Come try it on!

Our line of Mizuno Breath Thermo Clothing just came in. The base layer top stays warm as you sweat. There are micro fibers which are a part of the material that actual heat up as you sweat so your clothes stay warm instead of getting cold as the material become wet. These pieces have been are best sellers over the past 2 years. We've got a sample of the material on the counter for you to check out. This stuff is truly great for cold weather running.

Also, we've received new apparel from Saucony as well.

We have gloves & hats in abundance. Don't be cold this winter. Come in & check out what we have.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sunday Oct. 18th Inov-8 Demo Day

Come out to Sandy Bottoms parking lot on Sunday Oct. 18th at 9am and do a run in a pair of Inov-8 shoes we carry in stock. You are under no obligation to buy, but if you like the shoes, you will be able to purchase the shoes after the run. We'll bring out the Roclite 260, 268, 295, & 305 as well as the Flite 300 & X-Talon 212. We'll have giveaways from Inov-8 as well as a free gift with every purchase from Inov-8. Mark Lundblad will be present to answer any questions about the shoes.

The Sandy Bottoms parking area is located outside the Arboretum, and we will run up the Shut-In trail from the trail head.

If you have any questions, please contact the store (277-5151) or e-mail

More info on Inov-8 shoes can be found at:

Hope you can come out!

Group Run Sat. 10/17

We're going to be out racing the Black & Blue Trail Run on Sat. Oct. 17th at the South Cliffs Community. The Black course is 6.5 miles, & the Blue course is 2.5 miles. Registration can & more information can be found at:

We will resume our normal trail running schedule on Oct. 24th. Robert is out of town this weekend, so this race will take the place of our usual group run.
Hope to see you out there.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Cross Country Grand Prix Race #5 Results

What a beautiful day we had at Jackson Park yesterday! I'd like to thank every one for coming out yesterday. We had 19 finishers in all. Kudos to Duncan Sharrits who came in 4th overall for the males and who is running the Hartford Marathon tomorrow. Also to those doing Bethel 1/2 Marathon tomorrow, hope that didn't hurt you for the race! Good times were had. The runners ran an approximately 2.5k loop 2.5 times for a total of 6k. I'd like to thank Mother Nature for the HUGE tree that fell over the trail which the runners had to traverse THREE TIMES! A big thank you to Greg Walker for coming out to help with the finish line. Congrats to Dave Workman who finished 1st overall and plans on running the Bethel 1/2 tomorrow. What a warrior! Also, a shout out to Erik Ostergaard for running the race with a bum tendon in his ankle. Hope that heals soon! Congrats to Beth Saft for winning the Female's race. She's so speedy. Thanks once again to all. We've really enjoyed putting this on!

Here are the results:
1 David Workman 23:36
2 Erik Ostergaard 26:02:00
3 Shawn Bagley 26:16:00
4 Duncan Sharrits 28:03:00
5 David Rawlerson 30:59:00
6 Mark Ryan 31:06:00
7 Alan Cameron 31:44:00
8 Ron Wyant 32:10:00
9 John Blexrud 34:02:00
10 Jim Semon 34:34:00
11 Rich Cochran 34:42:00
12 Larry Boyer 35:40:00
13 Robert Goodwin 36:18:00
14 Hank Caplan 36:43:00
15 Jim Anderson 44:44:00
16 Ben Eaton 58:01:00

1 Beth Saft 27:05:00
2 Katherine Neville 37:41:00
3 Christy Traylor 58:00:00

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sunday Oct. 18th Inov-8 Demo Day

On Sunday, Oct. 18th at 9am we will meet at the Sandy Bottoms Parking Area outside the Arboretum. Inov-8 Team Members Mark Lundblad, Amber Moran, & Aaron Saft will be on hand to run with while you try some Inov-8 shoes on a trail run. We'll be heading up the Shut-In Trail from the Trail Head. You can try a pair of Men's Roclite 295's or Women's Roclite 268's without the obligation to buy them. Of course if you do want to purchase them, they'll be available to purchase on site with a free gift from Inov-8. We'll also have some free Inov-8 giveaways on hand for those who attend. Please e-mail with any questions or comments.

Saturday 10/10 Group Run

This Saturday we will meet at Warren Wilson College for our 8am Group Run. All abilities/paces are welcome.

Contact for length, details, or any other questions you may have.

Exit 55 from I-40 - Turn toward HWY 70 - Make Right onto HWY 70 East - Left at Shell Station onto Warren Wilson Road - Cross Swannanoa River Bridge and park on left.

XC Grand Prix Race #5 - Jackson Park

Grand Prix Race #5 will take place tomorrow (10/8) at Jackson Park in Hendersonville at 6pm. Registration will open at 5pm. Cost is $10. The course is 6k and will involve a loop done 3.5 times to avoid road crossings & running on pavement for extended periods (YUCK!).
Registration will take place in the parking lot of the Henderson County Parks & Rec Brick Building.
From HWY 25, take the HWY 64 Exit towards Hendersonville. Make a left off HWY 64 onto Harris St. Then make a left @ 4th St. into the Park. Registration will be up the hill on the left.
Questions, please contact or call the store at 277.5151