> Hello Dirt Dog runners and joggers,
> By now, most of you will probably already have heard that our fellow Dirt Dog runner and friend Randy Sampson passed away on Memorial Day. Randy often marked trails for the Dirt Dogs and one of his favorites was the Hemme trail, which he ran a week before he died. He will be missed by all.
> In his memory Victor Bast is organizing a DRR (Diablo Road Runners) run this Saturday May 31 starting at 8:30 AM on the Iron Horse trail. The run will begin in San Ramon Central Park, 7060 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon and run by Randy's house.
> Another run in Randy's memory will be on June 7th at 9AM at Las Trampas.
> Monday June 2, 6:30PM Dirt Dog Run
> This Monday we will be doing what I have come to call the "John Muir Loop" starting on Alhambra Ave in Martinez. This run will take us behind the John Muir house in the Alhambra Hills. It is about 7 miles with a lot of climbing. The first 2 miles are an out and back followed by a loop with views of Martinez, Benecia and the Quarquinez Straight.
> I will be out early to mark the course and will come back at 6:30 to sweep.
> Doug will be there to meet and greet everyone.
> From the 680/24 split
> Take 680 North to Hway 4 West.
> Go West on Hwy 4 to Martinez, and exit on Alhambra Ave.
> Turn Left on Alhambra ave under the freeway and make an immediate right onto Franklin Canyon and park in the dirt lot on the corner of Alhambra Ave and Franklin Canyon.
> From Berkeley
> Take 80 East to Hway 4 East
> Go East on Hwy 4 toward Martinez and exit on Alhambra Ave.
> Turn Right immediately on Franklin Canyon and park in the dirt parking lot.
> Happy Trails,
> Doug and Alex