The hill that got away


We did not run up the hill behind us but there were plenty more. The hills were challenging as they were long but not as steep as last week. Thanks Patrick for another well thought out route and spontaneously rerouting us for the long downhill on O’Shaughnessy. Next time we’ll catch the group ahead of us. And the group behind will catch us.

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, July 24 at Precita Park!

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, July 24th at Precita Park Cafe.

Patrick has outdone himself once again with this week’s route.

We’re turning it up to 10 this week. 10 miles, 10 hundred feet of elevation gain. It’s the chicken nugget route. We will be running counter-clockwise and start by making our way north up Dolores St. and making a left on 15th Street. We will wind our way over to 7th Avenue and run around Laguna Honda. That will be the peak of the run and we will begin our descent back along Diamond Heights Blvd, then take Bosworth and Mission St back to the finish.

Total Distance is 10.35mi (16.7km) with 1,069ft (325m) total elevation gain.

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4470545698

For those of us looking for a bit of gentler experience, a couple of us in recovery from various injuries and ailments will heading out at the same time for a bracing walk/run, looking to cover 4-6 miles.

Come join us!

Jay Kloepfer
President
Half Full Running Club

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, July 10 in Brisbane! Yes, Brisbane!

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, July 10 in Brisbane! Why Brisbane? Mt. San Bruno!

On this week’s route, we will be revisiting San Bruno Mountain and will be starting from Brisbane. We meet at Madhouse Coffee (https://g.page/MadhouseCoffee?share). From Madhouse Coffee, we will run through Downtown Brisbane (is there such a thing?), then run through Crocker Park Recreational Trail. We will run through a bunch of condos to reach Old Ranch Road Trail. Traveling west on Old Ranch Road Trail will get us to the Saddle Loop Trail, which includes the Solar System Hike.

The total elevation is a bit over 1,000 feet. Total Distance 9.67 miles

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3770975482

David Olson, the following map is a modified loop with a total distance of 3.7mi. This path cuts out the trails. The surfaces are either paved or similar to Golden Gate Park.
https://bit.ly/3yo6qNU

For anyone who wants to head to Taishoken (https://g.page/taishoken-san-mateo?share, opens at 11) afterward, it’s in San Mateo. Their specialty is Tsukemen dipping noodles.

Note: we ran Mt.San Bruno a couple of times at the end of 2020, it is spectacular and ethereal.

Jay Kloepfer
President
Half Full Running Club

Awfully Awesome Run

Could Patrick please create a route with more hills? Lol. It was pretty killer today. We start uphill immediately and ran through many gardens, steps and hills to enjoy all the views of the city. Now, after the run, we can say “Thanks Patrick”. Everyone will be ready for next week.

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, June 26 at Java Beach!

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, June 26 at Java Beach.

We will head south for this route toward Daly City, but not quite. We will make use of Slow Streets and start south using 41st Avenue and work our way around Lake Merced. Then we will run along Brotherhood Way and visit Summit Park. Then we will wind our way through Park Merced and continue down toward the Ocean Beach before making our way back to the start along Great Highway. Total Distance will be 10.3mi (16.5km)

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4455870583

Please note that our meeting place for July will be club favorite Precita Park, on the north slope of Bernal Heights.

Jay Kloepfer
President
Half Full Running Club

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, June 19 at Java Beach!

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, June 19 at Java Beach, corner of Great Highway and Judah.

We will take a couple of untested paths in this week’s route. We will be visiting some of the side trails in Sutro Heights then onto the Fort Miley Path (I don’t know the terrain, so please use Point Lobos then Clement Street if you would prefer a more even terrain and level pavement.) We will continue our visit to El Sid from the Legion of Honor Side Path. Next, we will visit the Lobos Creek Valley Trail and then head back to the start through the various Slow Street paths.

Total Distance 9mi (~14.5km)

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4451967481

Hope to see you all out there with us, should be a beautiful day out on the western edge of universe!

Jay Kloepfer
President
Half Full Running Club

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, June 12 at Java Beach!

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, June 12 at Java Beach, corner of Judah and the Great Highway.

his week, we start by going south toward the Zoo, then head east to Stern Grove. From there, we will visit the Urban Sundial, historically, a race track. Total distance this week is 10 miles or a bit over 16km

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/urbano-sundial

Map My Run

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4436172604

Open Route Service

https://bit.ly/3xea38J

I hope to see you all out with us on another urban adventure

Jay Kloepfer
President
Half Full Running Club