Aug 9, 2011 - Ragnar DC 2011 by Mark Wolfheimer    No Comments

Ragnar Runners

Hi Ragnar Runners – B1G PAPA is in the shop getting dents repaired and a new battery so that she will be ready to be marked up and roll through MD to our final destination, DC. I took some down time over the last month and dropped my running to around 25 miles per week. I also put on an extra 10 to 15 lbs.!!! But I am back mentally and I am in full swing of training. I started a strength training regimen today, which I will continue to help build my core, very much needed. I plan to start running two times a day at least once a week to be ready for the relay, but I know that won’t be too difficult, given my sleep habits have gone to the birds.

I am sorry that I missed the kick off meeting. I am hopeful that we can get together for a short run and a happy hour before the event. Maybe just the happy hour! Anyway, so excited to see everyone and I am looking forward to a fun race!

Happy trails!


From the desk of Mark Wolfheimer

Jul 27, 2011 - Other by Ian Gendreau    No Comments

Update from Team Meeting

Okay, here are the major updates from the team meeting on 7/20.  See the individual team pages for all the details…

Things that apply to both teams

  • Both teams have been registered and paid for for a couple months now.  While I’d love to carry that credit card balance for the rest of 2011 just for kicks, if you could get your $90 to me as soon as possible, that’ be fantastic.
  • If you haven’t done so already, you will get an invite from Ragnar to join our team.  You need to create a login for the Ragnar website and sign up.  If you don’t, I can’t assign you to one of the legs.  Our team is registered for the Ragnar, but you need to register to be part of our team.  Please do this ASAP.  It does cost us to swap legs once we hit the deadline (Which won’t be an issue if everyone just signs up!)

Ragnar DC People

  • Legs are all set.  I have updated the DC page on  If you want to switch legs at this point, you need to figure it out amongst yourselves.  If you find someone who wants to switch with you, then great.  Once we hit the deadline (a few weeks before the race) no one is switching unless it’s an emergency.
  • We have one van.  Mark’s van will serve as Van #2.  Larry is going to check into renting a vehicle for Van #1 since we stunk up Kristin’s sister’s car so bad last year.  Apparently, Van #2 didn’t stink, or Mark doesn’t care.
  • Heather has reserved 6 rooms for the start line.  She also got us 1 room for the finish line so we can all grab showers before traveling home
  • Heather also will be providing the vests again this year.  Many thanks to Bob for hooking us up and saving us some cash.
  • See the site for all other details.

Ragnar PA People

  • We still need 3 runners.  I invited 3 runners we know from the Reading area.  I’ll let you know if we need more people.
  • We need 2 vans.  And if there’s someone who would like to take up looking into this, that’d be great.  Kristin’s already doing plenty, so anyone else who wants to help is welcome to champion this task.
  • Linsky is working on volunteers.  We each need to cough up $30 if we don’t get any volunteers.  We’ll keep you posted.
  • See the site for all other details.
Jun 24, 2011 - Other by Ian Gendreau    No Comments

Team Meeting: Wed, July 20th

Time to get planning.  We will be having our one in-person team meeting shortly.  Here are the details:

When: Wednesday, July 20th @ 6:00PM

Where: Spectrum-A Herman Miller Dealer, 1003 W 9th Avenue, King of Prussia, PA  19406

The plan is that a few of us will be headed to run after work (probably around 4:30), and anyone can join us.  Then we’ll all meet up in our training room for pizza, some tasty beverages and some good ole Ragnar planning.  Here’s some of the stuff we need to start figuring out:

  • Meet your new team members!
  • Who is running which legs?
  • Travel arrangements
  • Food/Drinks/Supplies
  • Volunteer Ideas for PA

We know not everyone can come, but we’d like as many of you as we can to be there to kick off our 2011 Ragnar season!  Any questions, email Ian at


May 17, 2011 - Ragnar PA 2011 by Ian Gendreau    1 Comment

Update: Ragnar PA Legs

So I talked to Carrie (the race directory for Ragnar PA).  She said the legs won’t officially be posted for another month or so on the Ragnar site, but she did send me the working Excel sheet they have so far.  Here’s what it looks like in terms of total distance for each runner:

#1: 12.3 Miles
#2: 17.8 Miles
#3: 16.3 Miles
#4: 14.8 Miles
#5: 13.5 Miles
#6: 11.9 Miles
#7: 23.6 Miles
#8: 15.9 Miles
#9: 18.9 Miles
#10: 14.8 Miles
#11: 15.1 Miles
#12: 18.0 Miles

May 7, 2011 - Other by Ian Gendreau    No Comments

Welcome to Our New Home!

Welcome to the home of the best Ragnar team on the planet.  And by “best” I mean 13th in our division and just slightly behind a high school team who started 6 hours after we did.

If you have any problems with the site, or any suggestions… go pound sand.  It’s not like I get paid to do this!  Just kidding.  Let me know and if I’m not up to anything better, I’ll see what I can do.