April 23, Leatherman’s Loop

On Sunday, April 23, we’ll be meeting at the Meadow lot for the 31st annual Leatherman’s Loop. For complete instructions, visit LeathermansLoop.org. Good luck all, I hope to see you all there.

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On Saturday, April 22, at 7:00 a.m., meet at the Lewisboro Town Park when we run the 12 or 15 mile Reservation Perimeter Loop. The course takes us on all perimeter trails and the 15 mile version adds a climb over the Fire Tower. If you’re training for the North Face Endurance Challenge, this is a great opportunity to get a run in while saving a little for the Loop.

On Saturday, April 22, at 6:00 a.m., meet at the north end of the Anthony Wayne lot at Bear Mountain for a 13 to 15 mile loop. Kevin Rader will lead the group, which is good since he knows those trails better than I do. If you want to car pool from the Woodsbridge Lot in Katonah, plan to leave there at 5:15 a.m.

Do you like saving money? If you reach out to Warren Young, account rep at Backcountry.com, at (810) 204-4663 or wyoung@backcountry, and tell him you’re with the Leatherman Harriers Sunday Runs group, he’ll set you up with a 15% discount when you buy from the store. I don’t typically make endorsements but I’ve had good experience buying from them and you guys might want to give them a try.

And one last note, you’ve probably heard that this year’s tick population is going to be high. I know several runners have pulled ticks off themselves recently so want to remind everyone to check yourselves over carefully after a run even if you’ve stayed in the middle of the trail. Use a repellent—ones with deet are more effective—and if you see something suspicious on another runner, let them know. Lyme disease and other tickborne illnesses can be serious.

Now, enjoy the photo from this past Sunday I hope to see you this weekend.

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