Some Final Thoughts on the 25th Loop

“And for a moment, I stood motionless, listening, understanding, left with only a wisp of myself, as the wind blew into my tear-filled eyes. I run deeper into the woods that laced a canopy above me, clouds joined together with sky. I follow a trail, listening to  winged songs, savoring the sweetness, a soothing scent …

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Reflections: The Loop at Twenty Five

“Beauty before me as I run Beauty behind me as I run…” These are the first two lines of the blessing – actually a Celtic-Navajo chant – that we use to begin the Leatherman’s Loop, the long and muddy 10k race in the Pound Ridge Reservation in NY that began 25 years ago with ninety …

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25 Years of Loop T-shirts

Chronological gallery of Leatherman’s Loop T-shirts from 1987 – present. Runners have located and photographed samples of the last 4 missing shirts (1992, 1994, 1998, 1999). THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR PITCHING IN TO GET THIS TOGETHER!! UPDATE: Thanks go out to Glenn McCabe who dug out and photographed his 1998 t-shirt. UPDATE 2: Thanks to …

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Thanks to everyone – today was a great day!

Results are at the bottom of the writeup below. Leave your comments below about the Loop and the day. Tommy Nohilly won his 7th Leatherman’s Loop today in 38:40.  Ann MacDonald won her first Loop today in 48:49. Congrats to them both!  Joe Stanley and Rick Hubbell finished their 25th consecutive Loop this year. Both …

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Founder’s newsletter: The 25th Loop

Lost and found While cutting back buckthorn at about the three mile mark of the course I found this matched pair of Nike trail shoes. They had been pushed to the surface of the mud flats by the spring thaw. I stopped to consider all of the possibilities. None of them good. Those of you …

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