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  • 5 Nov 2023 5:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    - By Joy Chan

    Link to full photo album

    The morning of the USATF Pacific Northwest Open and Masters XC Championships dawned cool and crisp, a respite from the steady rains earlier in the week. Lincoln Park in West Seattle is a favorite among local XC venues, especially in the fall with the park ablaze in yellows and orange and the faint scent of the Salish Sea drifting lazily up from the beach below.  

    The XC Championship consisted of three races: Open and Masters Women’s 6K at 9:30 AM, Masters Men’s 8K at 10:15 AM, and Open Men’s 10K at 11:15 AM. Excitement grew as LSRC team members gradually arrived for the morning’s races. We quickly set up camp near the finish chute – many thanks to Mike Williamson and Paula Murray for loaning the use of a second tent to shelter runners and provide space for team gear. Paula and Joy Chan – LSRC’s only two women at the meet – did the first recon of the 2K loop course. To their surprise, the expected puddles and mud after days of rain were largely non-existent, probably due to the abundant tree cover. The ground was firm, footing was secure, and the only hill was short and small. It was going to be a fast day, whether you ran three, four, or five loops. 

    This year we had a combined total of 15 runners (two women and 13 men) across all LSRC teams. Despite not having enough women to form a scoring Open or Masters team (we will improve next year!), Paula and Joy both put in excellent efforts and ran XC 6K season bests. The Masters and Open Men’s teams saw strong performances from all runners, with both teams placing third in their respective divisions despite stiff competition; this earned the Open Men’s team $100 in a cash prize. The full team and individual results are posted below. Congratulations to everyone who raced! 

    Although the races seemed – on paper, at least – to be spread out across a long morning, between the warmups, cheering for each other on course, and cooldowns to visit Bruun Idun, time flew as quickly as our feet. We had a ton of fun supporting each other on a gorgeous autumn day, and could not have asked for a better end to LSRC’s 2023 XC season. Thank you to everyone who took part in the meets and supported logistics, from organizing carpools, showing up early or staying late to help with setup and takedown, or providing goodies to share. Until next season! 

    Women’s Open and Masters 6K Team Results 

    1. Club Northwest (17) 

    2. Unattached (50) 

    3. Seattle Running Club (68) 

    Men’s Masters 8K Team Results 

    1. Club Northwest (17) 

    2. Seattle Running Club (46) 

    3. Lake Sammamish Run Club (79) 

    Men’s Open 10K Team Results 

    1. Club Northwest (15) 

    2. Bellingham Distance Project (57) 

    3. Lake Sammamish Run Club (67)

  • 7 Oct 2023 5:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    By Paula Murray

    Photo Credit: Jianfeng Cai

    LSRC Cross Country men’s and women’s teams were back at it this past Saturday, competing at Club Northwest’s annual Emerald City Open at Lower Woodland Park in Seattle.

    Conditions were sunny and humid, with little-to-no wind. The men’s race was fast and furious and while the other 6 teams outscored us, there were impressive performances and point scoring by each LSRC member on this very challenging course.

    Click here for high resolution photos with special thanks to Jianfeng Cai who was also one of the photographers at the Redmond Harvest Half!

    Men's Team Results:

    1. Club Northwest (30)
    2. Western Washington (53)
    3. Central Washington (75)
    4. Seattle Pacific (87)
    5. Trolltown Trotters (134)
    6. Seattle Running Club (174)
    7. Lake Sammamish Run Club (190)

    The women ran second, and by this time the sun was out in full force. Once again, every member scored points – the women’s team managed to place 5th out of 7, beating out Olympia College and Seattle Running Club thanks to successfully fielding a full 5-member roster.

    Women's Team Results:

    1. Western Washington (28)
    2. Seattle Pacific (48)
    3. Central Washington (83)
    4. Club Northwest (84)
    5. Lake Sammamish Run Club (153)
    6. Olympic College (155)
    7. Seattle Running Club (DNS)

    We appreciate everyone who came out to run! Here are the individual results:



    Points scored


     Molly Ha



    Great performance in the lead!

     Randi Huo



    Good job powering through the heat for a strong finish!

      Joy Chan



    Nice work on the hills (and it was ALL hills!)

     Paula Murray



    Nice work getting back on track after a few wrong turns!

     Nidhi Hooda



    First CC race ever, great job!



    Points scored


     Chris Vo



    Nice work leading the team!

     Zach Fung



    Great run and massive PR on this course!

     Ben Bush



    Solid performance and great finish!  

     Mike Williamson



    Great passing throughout the race!

     David Levin



    Strong finish, great work staying in front of runners from 3 other clubs!

  • 30 Sep 2023 5:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    By Mike Williamson

    LSRC makes a fine showing at the Nike Twilight XC race on Cedarcrest Golf Course. Everyone had their own story to tell on the twisty, turny, uppy, downy, oft congested course. But I'm sure we all would agree, we had a blast. Sounds like there was a course PR for at least one of us, and Molly Ha brought home 1st overall for the women! Nice job everyone!

    Full race report and phot album:  https://www.strava.com/clubs/935966/posts/25820846

  • 23 Sep 2023 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    By Paula Murray

    Several members of the club traveled to Bellingham for the 49th Annual WWU Bill Roe Cross Country Classic on September 23 at Lake Padden Park. This is a competitive meet, featuring top college talent in the region.

    Lake Sammamish Run Club brought 6 men and 5 women, allowing us to field full teams for both the 6K women’s race and the 8K men’s race. Although there was no master’s division, our upper age groups were well-represented.

    The weather was cool and cloudy for the start of the women’s race. The LSRC team got to the line with not a moment to spare before roll call, adding some pre-race excitement for the fans. Our front runners made some impressive passing throughout the race. Every member scored points, resulting in our placing just ahead of Hawai'i Hilo and beating out 3 teams who were unable to field full rosters.

    Women's Team Results:

    1. University of Victoria (54)
    2. Western Washington (72)
    3. Saint Martin's (94)
    4. Simon Fraser (112)
    5. Alaska Fairbanks (117)
    6. Club Northwest (152)
    7. Alaska Anchorage (173)
    8. Seattle Pacific (188)
    9. Trinity Western (219)
    10. Central Washington (275)
    11. Lake Sammamish Run Club (330)
    12. Hawai'i Hilo (347) 

    The LSRC men were ready at the line, just in time for a dramatic increase in wind speeds of up to 14 mph – making for a fast start and some challenging headwinds on the early loops. Our two front runners were involved in an early stumble, but it did not slow them down and solid performances were delivered by the whole team. Some excellent strategies were employed throughout the race, and points were scored by every member. While the men’s team placed last, they edged out 3 teams lacking full rosters – underscoring the value of all who showed up to race for LSRC.

    Men's Team Results:

    1. Western Washington (47)
    2. Alaska Anchorage (62)
    3. Simon Fraser (85)
    4. Victoria (93)
    5. Club Northwest (149)
    6. Premature Acceleration (155)
    7. Saint Martin's (206)
    8. Seattle Pacific (244)
    9. Central Washington (254)
    10. Alaska Fairbanks (282)
    11. Seattle Running Club (384)
    12. Lake Sammamish Run Club (403)
    Great work by everyone who participated! Here are the individual results:



    Points scored


     Aimee Nogoy



    Great teamwork at the lead!

    Molly Ha



    Way to pass and score!

     Randi Huo



    Great job staying ahead of Hawaii for the win!

     Joy Chan



    Great job crushing hills – strong finish!

    Paula Murray



    Nice work scoring points, even after overrunning the warmup!



    Points scored


     Matthew Williamson



    Nice work leading the team!

     Zach Fung



    Great job overcoming a slip and scoring

     John Nguyen



    First CC race ever, great job!

    Mike Williamson



    Way to hold off 2 other team’s runners for points!

    David Levin



    Great teamwork David & John! Way to score and hold off another team’s runner!

    John Westworth




  • 7 Sep 2023 10:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congratulations to all finishers of the inaugural Redmond Harvest Half Marathon, put on jointly by LSRC and Seattle United Runners! We had over 300+ finishers on Labor Day Monday, and saw many fast times and PRs on course. Individual results may be found at: redmondharvesthalf.com/results and photos may be found at: redmondharvesthalf.com/photos. Check out the great albums by SU photographers!

    It took many months to get this race off the ground and to race day, and we honestly could not have done it without a lot of volunteer help. We had over 60 volunteers day of, not including family and friends who also pitched in last minute. Many thanks to all our volunteers for their time and energy! I especially want to call out the following:

    - The race planning committee, which consisted (from LSRC) of Jordan Andersen, Zach Fung, Nelson La, Sophia Liu, and Stanley Chen; and (from SU)

    - Jeff Cao, Mei Chen, Yingwei Liu, and Dan Wu. We worked together closely these past 6 months to get to race day.

    - Nina Tang, 60 Acres Aid Station Captain, for (on very short notice) driving my car with supplies down to start and back home when we realized everything was not going to fit in Jordan's van. You guys already had a busy weekend but got up at 5AM anyway to help set up before going to your aid stations.

    - Shawn Pearce, 60 Acres Aid Station Captain, for bringing coffee to the volunteers at the start and aid stations. I don't drink straight coffee, but I'm sure many appreciated this!

    - Brian Lee, who selflessly stopped while on his way to start to help Zach finish putting up all the course markings. Even with both of them, we barely got the markings up in time. (Brian, I feel terrible you missed the gun because of this.)

    - John Nguyen and André Udovenkø, who worked double shifts in the morning when we realized we needed more hands to help set up the start. Thanks for showing up on such short notice!

    - Skye Pazuchanics, who worked a double shift as course monitor on the Leary Way Bridge after the second shift volunteers no-showed. She didn't need to, but supported everyone until the very end (I hope your cowbell blister is better!).

    - Catherine Williams, who arrived at the start ready to help however she could! I was so glad to have your help on the random little things that kept popping up, and especially for helping with our younger volunteer!

    I've been a participant, volunteer, and race committee member, so am no stranger to events. But, there was something really special about seeing everyone and everything come together for the first time on race day. To see so many running friends and acquaintances lining up with excitement and anticipation, and doing their very best. To have so many people support their friends, family, and community through volunteering. To see so many people from different clubs and backgrounds laughing and enjoying the day, together. Running - and sport in general - truly can unite us, and show others the best version of ourselves. To me, that was the true reward of being a part of this inaugural event, and I hope we can keep that spirit going for many more years to come.

  • 2 Sep 2023 5:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Every year, the Redmond High School puts on a 5k on a Cross Country style course where community members get to race with the Redmond Cross Country runners. This year there was a little bit of wildfire smoke in the air, but that did not put a damper on the amount of fun we had! The course was a little bit different and simpler than it had been previously, but the same trails were used. Results can be found here: 


  • 6 Jul 2023 11:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    While it really wasn't a day for PR's it certainly was for Pies & Pints! A 4th of July tradition in Carnation is the 5k race for pies where top three in each age category receive a pie of their choosing from the Remlinger Farm store. Temperatures were starting to climb during the race on this bright sunny day, making the post run beer or soda that much more rewarding for all the participants. Special Thanks to Randi Huo for taking photos of everyone as they crossed the finish line!

     Women Time   Highlight
     Michele Gurnsey  22:16   Great run! Tough age category!
     Skye Pazuchanics  22:27   First 5k in a while for Skye. Pie!
     Joy Chan  24:43  Great run! Pie!
     Mary Buchanan  26:04  Great run! Pie hopefully next time!
     Tanya Wicht  29:04  Just getting back into it since Eugene
     Nina Tang  30:02  A routine run for Nina!
     Jolanta Thorburn  36:15  Probably had the most fun! 
     Men  Time  Highlight
     Jordan Andersen  16:39  6th Overall, Pie
     Eric Gentry  17:16  Great run! Pie!
     Ben Bush  17:35  Great run! Tough age category! 
     Glen Weissman  17:57  Great run! Pie!
     Guanyu Wang  20:27   Nursing an ankle injury. Heal up soon!
     Stanley Chen  20:46  Just starting up Chicago Training!
     Peter Averill  20:52  Great run! Pie!
     Daniel Bannon  21:27  Great run! Pie!
     Zach Fung  21:39  Taking it easy. Will be back for pie next year!
     Doug Sippy  23:59  Great run! Pie hopefully next time!
     Shawn Pierce  24:39  Great run! Pie hopefully next time!
     Derrick Tetzman  27:19  Welcome to LSRC! Come back for pie next year!
     Alan Sharp  29:09  Great run! Pie hopefully next time!

  • 9 Jun 2023 1:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Every first Sunday of June, Redmond Parks puts on a 5k in Marymoor park, where teams compete for a top prize based on the average time of each team's fastest five runners. Despite a couple of us not bringing typical performances this time, we still placed third, and most impressively, managed to keep all of our top five finishing times under 19 minutes!

     Ben Bush  17:13  PR! 2nd AG, 7th OA
     Guanyu Wang  18:18  Close to PR! 1st AG
     Zach Fung  18:37  Went for it despite being injured, 2nd AG
     Jordan Andersen  18:46  Pacing a friend for sub 19, 3rd AG
     Andrey Udovenko  18:59  PR! First 5k race in 6 years??!
     John Westworth  19:42  PR! First sub 20!! 3rd AG
     Peter Averill  20:13  PR by a lot! Keep it going Peter!
     David Levin  21:27  Getting close to his sub 21 goal!
     Daniel Bannon  21:28  The day after his first marathon. Super human!
     Nelson Laplante  22:58  Just getting back to into it
     Joy Chan  23:21  40 second course PR! 3rd AG
     Doug Sippy  23:47  Still 1st AG despite being injured!
     Paula Murray  24:30  Great run!  Join us again next year!
     Kyle Burgess  27:08  So fast, we didn't see you! Join us again next year!

  • 2 Jun 2023 1:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    After the discontinuation of the Rock n' Roll associated half marathons in our area (the Labor Day Half & the Rock n Roll Washington) , Lake Sammamish Run Club & Seattle United Runners are teaming up to try and fill the void by putting on an officially timed, and scored race called the Redmond Harvest Half Marathon, Monday Labor Day September 4!

    With the Rock n Roll race disappearing, we know we have big shoes to fill, so we are doing everything we can to make this race a great experience for you! Highlights include:

    - Low registration fees compared to other half marathons

    - Fast USATF certified course to help you get a PR

    - Finisher's medals and gender specific shirt sizes

    - Overall, Age Group, and Top Team awards for Men and Women

    - Post race food, beverages, and beer tickets at Post Doc Brewing

    - Pacers from a 1:30 to 2:30 half marathon provided by the Seattle Green Lake Running Group

  • 26 May 2023 10:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We had a fundraising team for Beat the Bridge last weekend, and all ran very well (and we all beat the bridge!) Lucky for us, the temperatures cooled down just in time for a more pleasant experience on the fun 8k course that started outside of Husky Stadium, wandered across the Montlake and University Bridge (which goes up 20 minutes after the last runner crosses the start line) and finished inside Husky Stadium. We also are closing in on our fundraising goal in support of curing Type 1 Diabetes. You can still add to our total here!

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