Who Was Bill Gookin?

As another great Rockin’ ‘n’ Runnin’ season comes to a close, we reflect back on a man who helped pave the way for San Diego Track Club to grow and thrive. William “Bill” Gookin was born on September 22, 1932 and by the time he attended Carlsbad High School, Bill was a top track runner […]

El Paso Franklin 50K

“An Epic 50K Sky Race in El Paso, TX – Franklin Mountains” By: Jameson Rienick On November 10, 2018 I completed my 4th Ultra Marathon with four amazing friends Noah Alpern, Taylor Sowards, Steve Lathrop, and Sofi Loomis. The course ran just over 33 miles, had over 8000 feet of gain, and reached as high […]

2018 Cardiff Kook Run

2018 Cardiff Kook Run The SDTC Rockin’ ‘n’ Runnin’ Training Program along with many of our SDTC family had a great time at the Cardiff Kook Run in Encinitas this past weekend. Runners lined up on a beautifully sunny Super Bowl Sunday under the iconic Encinitas sign. The 10k race runs south along Highway 101, […]

2017 SDTC Award Winners

The SDTC Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner is always a wonderful opportunity to get together off the track and celebrate our members who have gone above and beyond during the past year and throughout the years. While we only handed out a small number of awards, we greatly appreciate the over 250 individuals volunteer this […]

Revel Mt. Charleston Marathon Race Review

Revel Mt. Charleston Marathon Race Review By: Leslie Sanchez If you are a BQ hopeful, the Revel Mt. Charleston Marathon may be the race for you.   I had Boston Qualified at the California International Marathon in December, with a little over a 2 minute margin of my qualifying time.  Running the Boston Marathon is […]

Twenty Years and Making a Difference

Twenty Years and Making a Difference By: Bill Aaron Twenty years. Who knew way back in 1998 that we would be celebrating twenty Rockin’ ‘n’ Runnin’ Training Programs. That’s twenty 10K’s, twenty, 2-hour pace runs, twenty train runs. More than 9,000 runners have come through the gates of Balboa Stadium and onto the streets of San […]

Boston Training Group

SDTC Boston Training Group By: Ellen K. Fleischman Boston Marathontraining with Coach Dave Hutchinson (“Hutch’) was the most awesome experience!  We started training in November for the April marathon.  Hutch gave us a calendar, usually a month at a time so we wouldn’t look ahead and freak out.  He also sent weekly e mails with […]


HOW TO SCREW UP A MARATHON “My Story” By: Paul Baumhoefner, (Former) SDTC Equipment Guy Originally Published: San Diego Running, Spring 2000 First of all, over train, make this decision early, like in January so your legs are really tired when you get to the long runs in April. Oh, and don’t take that day […]