Leatherman’s Loop Founders Newsletter, Volume 8

Mixed bag of Loop stuff from Tony Greetings and Happy New Year to the Leatherman’s Loop family. With the lottery closed for the 31st Loop it seems like a good time for me to share some history as well as other stuff related to the event. As always, my hope is that some of you will find …

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Founder’s Newsletter: Seeing the Loop Through Tony’s Eyes

Every time I started to compose a note to send to you the words “The World is too much with us” (from the Wordsworth poem) came to mind. So I revisited the poem to try and figure out what it had to do with the Loop. Here are my thoughts. Rather than merely a challenging …

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Founder’s Note 2016

Dear Runners, Thank you for entering the Leatherman’s Loop lottery. If you are reading this you have completed the first step — one more step to go. Official notifications will be sent out on Friday and will include important information. Step two must be completed by Tuesday the 19th in order to get a confirmation …

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2015 Recap

April 26th, 2015 • Ward Pound Ridge Reservation • Cross River, NY • 29th Leatherman’s Loop At 5:57am the sun came up strong on a crisp 33 degree frost-glazed meadow, gradually lighting up the volunteers preparing for the arrival of 1,200 runners. By 7:30am the temperature had jumped 10+ degrees and the lower paved parking lot was full. Cars were beginning …

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Founder’s Newsletter: The Trail Mix – New Westchester/Fairfield Trail Series

Leatherman’s Loop Founders Newsletter, Volume 5 When Caballo Blanco gave me the name “El Co-Padre” I knew that it came with expectations and responsibilities in terms of my role as a trail race facilitator. He brilliantly matched his love of trail running with the social needs of the Tarahumara People who live in and run …

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Leatherman’s Loop Founder’s Newsletter – Volume 4

Leatherman’s Loop founders note Twenty seven years ago Dave Cope and I put on the first Leatherman’s Loop race.  We greeted the ninety runners who trusted that we knew what we were doing and showed up to race our course. Trail running races in those days were few and far between and necessitated long drives …

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Founder’s Newsletter: Reflections on the 2012 Loop

Leatherman’s Loop Founder’s Newsletter, Volume 3 The Future Looks bright I feel a need to thank each of you for your contribution to the amazing spirit that was once again present at the Loop. For a brief time, we were all Tarahumara runners enjoying the “beauty all around us.” We “ran free” and Caballo Blanco …

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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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Founder’s Newsletter: Humble Beginnings

In his Canticle to the Cosmos series, quantum physicist Brian Swimme stresses the need for each of us to know our “story.” He takes us back twenty billion years to the “original fireball” in an effort to help us “regain our reverence for the earth and all life.” To help us “activate our human sensitivities …

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Leatherman’s Loop News (Apr 27, 2008)

Loop Runners, Another great day today for the Leatherman’s Loop.  We had 840 runners cross the finish line.  (Not sure how many started!)  We are assured that no one was left behind. Results can be found here: <http://www.leathermansloop.org/08LeathermanRes.html> Thank you again for your wonderful spirit and positive energy!  It made the day go (mostly) without …

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