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Latest News - October 31, 2005

Silicon Valley Marathon - October 30, 2005
Robin and Penny after the race Robin and Penny celebrating victory in Silicon Valley Marathon

Penny was 1st in the 45-49 women and ran a blistering 3:37:47. Penny's previous PR was 3:45 at CIM last December. She qualified for Boston with 23 minutes to spare. I did 3:40:53 - better than my wildest dreams. I qualified for Boston with 5 minutes to spare. My plan was to run my first ever sub-4hr today and try for Boston at Sacramento in December. Today was effortless, I was quicker in the second half than the first (1.51 out, and 1.49 back).

Our clubmate, Jean successfully defended his SVM Masters Half Title. He ran 1:17 (5:54/mile). Great running, Jean.

Special thanks to Ali, Penny, Dennis for all the support and encouragement to make this happen. And thanks to Jim for turning up to cheer us over the line in the Discovery Meadow.

Alan and Jen's Wedding - August 6, 2005
The Service The Reception
Rev Bruce Nicole and St Michael's Church

The Rev Bruce Nicole conducted the service at Alan and Jen's wedding. It was beautful - thank you Bruce. The wedding took place in St Michael's Parish Church, Camberley. It's very nice - build around 1850. It has a spire, choir, pipe organ and bells. Quintessentially English.

The Bride came down the aisle to "The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba" by the English Composer George Handel. The organ played, the choir sung and the bells chimed. Beautiful.

Ali and Robin at the Wedding

The weather was perfect and we were able to enjoy the wonderful view of the Surrey Downs from Frensham Heights. The guests were entertained by Steve Abbott cutting their profiles which were pasted in a book for the Alan and Jen to keep. We were also entertained by a string duo - Two Cellos. In the evening Lost Boys Party Band played 1960 and 70's music. Lots of dancing. Of course we had dinner and speeches. I wrote and read a poem to mark the occasion. A Perfect Day.

Julia and Jamie's Profile

An Amazing August...
Icelandic Flag
Flag of Iceland
Our son Alan was married on August 6 in England. Alan and his wife Jen honeymooned in California. We had a reception in San Jose for the newly weds and and our other son Jamie will also come to meet our friends. On our way back to the States, Ali and I enjoyed a stopover in Reykjavik, Iceland. And just to top off a perfect August, we went running with friends on the Western States Trail in California. Skalholt, Iceland
Skalholt, Iceland
Western States Adventure Weekend, Aug 26-28, 2005
Western States Adventure Weekend

The Johnsons, The Lodge, The Runners, Squaw Valley

Steve, Penny, Dennis and Robin ran the high country from Squaw Valley to Robinson Flat on the Western States trail. We were joined for the weekend by the Johnson family and Steve's friends Winnie, Lee and Linda. We all stayed at the Christmas Tree Lodge near Foresthill, California. Very nice - highly recommended. - a convenient interface to ten types of search.

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