Interurban Runners Club Board Meeting Minutes
December 7, 2016

Meeting was conducted via teleconference. Participating were John Kokes, Marianne Moore, Alan Sofinowski, Rick Garrison, and J. Ellis. Pete Gr
ove not present. The meeting began about 6:00 PM


Meeting adjourned at 6:45 PM. Meeting minutes by Rick Garrison, IRC Secretary


No Getting Lost in Upper Dash Point State Park

By Kian Croston

Editor’s Note: Have you ever been lost or confused walking the trails of Dash Point State Park? That may be a thing of the past thanks to the efforts of Kian Croston (son of IRC member Lisa Biermann) and his fellow Scouts


If you have been running (hiking, walking) in the Dash Point trails lately, you may have noticed a number of new signs that were put up. A local Boy Scout Troop, Troop 336, based out of the Christ Lutheran Church in Federal Way, undertook a project to assemble and install five signs with laminated maps in the Dash Point State Park. Led by Boy Scout Kian Croston and Park Rangers David Pall-Brogan and Mark Thompson, the Eagle Project was designed to help make our park more accessible for runners, hikers, and nature lovers. The signs were installed Nov. 5, amidst rain and mud, mainly in the upper trails. If you regularly go running in the trails, be sure to make full use of this project the next time you're out and about!


A Little Background

By Laura Coyne

Kian started planning the project in April 2016 and finished in November. He had to track all the hours. Kian personally spent 54 hours planning, purchasing, building and installing, and all together with everyone's hours it totaled 143! Quite a project for 16-year-old Kian and his Scout group. In the photo, Kian is third from the right, leaning on the sign.


Fragrance Lake 10K, Feb. 11, Bellingham, Wash.

By Marianne Moore

Fragrance Lake 10K in Larrabee State Park was my first post-injury run. I’ve been having some leg and back pain over the past few weeks and was gradually feeling better. I was ready to get some good cardio, however was apprehensive about any strenuous activities. A week earlier, a message popped on my Facebook Page posting if you shared this photo for the race you can win a free race entry. So why not? I usually don’t win anything, except for this time. I took it as a sign for me to start running again.

The weather was about 42 degrees, partly cloudy and thankfully all the snow had melted from the snowstorm that occurred less than a week prior. The elevation gain for the 10K was 1,685 feet. This occurred at the start of the race, up to the top of Chuckanut Mountain, with a fair amount of switchbacks. Then switchbacks down. The course was minimally technical. Once closer to the bottom was Fragrance Lake. Views along the trail were mostly wooded, however the finish line at Larrabee State Park had nice views of the rocky beach and water. Overall the race was a good start to get me back in the running game. My time was 1 hour, 47 minutes.



Interurban Runners Club Board Meeting Minutes
Vince's Restaurant, Federal Way, WA
Feb. 8, 2017

In attendance were John Kokes, Alan Sofinowski, Pete Grove, Marianne Moore, Rick Garrison and J. Ellis. The meeting began about 6:10 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 7 p.m. Meeting minutes by Rick Garrison, IRC Secretary

Interurban Runners Club Board Meeting Minutes
Applebee's Restaurant, Federal Way, WA
Jan. 4, 2017

In attendance were John Kokes, Alan and Deb Sofinowski, Pete Grove, Rick Garrison and J. Ellis. Marianne Moore was not present. The meeting began about 6 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 6:50 p.m. Meeting minutes by Rick Garrison, IRC Secretary

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