Third leg of the HFRC Criss Crosstown Trail last Saturday, November 21 – spectacular day!

Apologies for the last post. I’ll blame 2020!

We completed the third leg of the HFRC Criss Crosstown Trail last Saturday. Another spectacular course and a beautiful day. Thanks, Patrick, for designing the run. West Portal up to Forest Hill Extension, back down Portola to Stern Grove, Mountain Lake Park, Sunset Blvd, Lake Merced and then Fort Funston. Then return to West Portal.

Fantastic photo at Ft. Funston. Look for a second post with a link toore pictures shortly.

Jay Kloepfer

Happy Thanksgiving 2020!

We had our first HFRC Thanksgiving Day fun run today. 5k in Golden Gate Park! I think Carmel or Patrick won. We had our newest runner Jude join us for his first 5k at the age of 18 months!

Hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend. Don’t forget to join us Saturday for our weekly long run at Duboce Park.

Join us for our first ever Thanksgiving Day run! 8:00 am Thursday, November 26 at the Botanical Gardens!

Join us for our first ever HFRC Thanksgiving Day run, 8:00 am Thursday, November 26 at the Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park!

We even have a 5K route planned out, we’ll make it a club race and a fun run! With everyone stuck at home and big Turkey day celebrations cancelled, we figured we could offer up something fun and festive to do on Thursday morning.

The map below shows the start and finish at the Conservatory, but it’s a perfect loop course, we can start/finish anywhere. So we selected the Botanical Gardens to start.

Come on out, friends and family welcome! Just let your guests know that we follow social distancing guidelines and everyone wears a mask.

We will hold our usual HFRC long run on Saturday, November 28, 8:00 am at Duboce Park.

Finally, mark your calendar for Saturday, December 5 for the club Christmas party. Unfortunately, we can’t hold our usual potluck party at my house in the Sunset this year. We will miss hosting the event, always lovely to see everyone.

This year, plan to meet at Spark Social, an outdoor gathering of food trucks in Mission Bay, off 4th Street, close to the UCSF campus and Chase Center. Spark has spacious outdoor seating with a roof in case of rain. No potluck this year, sorry! We’ll meet for a short run and then celebrate the year and the camaraderie of the club, all in a safe and appropriate manner. Seeing you all for Saturday runs has such a welcome respite in this upside down year!

Jay Kloepfer
Half Full Running Club

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, November 21 at West Portal!

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, November 21 at West Portal.

We’re running the third leg of our Criss Crosstown Trail tomorrow. It should be a beautiful day, might be the last before winter truly sets in.

Patrick set a course for us from Fort Funston to Forest Hill. To make things a bit easier on those of us who need to get to the start, and to have a place for our important post-run coffee, we’re going to pick up the trail in a different spot, at West Portal, in front of the library, near the corner of West Portal and Lennox. It’s next to the tunnel where the trains come out of the mountain, hence the name "West Portal".

For those coming from the east side of town, up and over Market Street to Portola is your best bet. For those who don’t have easy access to a car, there are a couple of options to getting there. Normally, one could take the train, but those are not running. Muni has service that will bring you there. Another option is Lyft and Uber, and a third would be to catch a ride from another member, if you are both comfortable with such an arrangement. If you need a ride and would like help coordinating, please let me or Penny know.

After the run, there is a Noe Valley Bakery for those with a sweet tooth, as well as Peet’s and Starbucks. We can hang out in the small plaza in front of the library.

Look forward to seeing everyone out with us. Should be a spectacular day, and a special route, thanks to Patrick – Portola, Stern Grove, Lake Merced, and Fort Funston!

Jay Kloepfer
Half Full Running Club

Top of Sutro Forest 11/14/20

Another beautiful day, another fantastic urban adventure. We tackled the second leg of Patrick’s Criss Crosstown Trail. Up Market, Forest Hill, Laguna Honda, up to Forest Knolls and then Sutro Forest.

I’ll make a second post with a link to more pictures.

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, November 14 at Duboce Park Cafe!

Join us for our weekly long run 8:00 am Saturday, November 14 at Duboce Park Cafe.

We’ll tackle the second leg of Patrick’s Criss Crosstown Trail, custom designed for the HFRC! Last week’s first leg of the Trail was spectacular. This week’s trail will take us up and around the geographic center of the city, Upper Market to Forest Hill, Midtown Terrace to the Mt. Sutro forest behind UCSF, and Corona Heights. New territory for many of us, hills and vistas and forests and beautiful neighborhoods. Another urban adventure!

Raining now, but my highly reliable weather app says cloudy giving way to sunny with little chance of precipitation. So in other words, perfect running weather!

Jay Kloepfer
Half Full Running Club

Spectacular day in SF November 7!

Spectacular day crossing the NE quadrant of SF on November 7. Patrick’s Criss Crosstown Trail took us on a fabulous journey, winding from Duboce Park to Alamo Square, Alta Plaza, Russian Hill, North Beach, Telegraph Hill, Embarcadero, Aquatic Park, back up Russian Hill, and return past the Painted Ladies and the Western Addition. Hills, views, landmarks and parks. Beautiful clear sunny day. And half an hour into the run, news of a new President-elect! What a day!

Thanks, Patrick!