LMJS RACING TEAM
The Pacific Association sponsors individual and team competition in road racing, mountain ultra trail running and cross country racing called the Grand Prix Series with prize money. These each consist of twelve to sixteen races spread around Northern California throughout the year.
The purpose of fielding our age-group teams in this competition is not as much about winning, but about trying your best, promoting camaraderie in LMJS, and getting a little outside your comfort zone by racing against the most competitive runners in Northern California.
The races range in length from 1 mile to the marathon with point totals being kept over the race series for both individuals and teams. To view a schedule for the 2013 Road Race Grand Prix Series
. Current Road Race Standings
show where the age group teams are compared to other teams.
The Cross Country Grand Prix Series
begins in mid August, and continues through November with races almost every weekend. These are in different locations on mixed road and trail, and range from 3-4 miles. For a more thorough description, see "What is Cross Country?
". Click here
to see the 2013 XC Schedule.
NEW FOR US AS A TEAM! The Ultra Running Grand Prix Series consists of 16 races. To see the PA/USATF Ultra schedule click here and LMJS standings click here. Teams of 3 can be female, male or mixed male and female.
The LMJS team is a young team, formed in April 2010. In just 9 months, it grew from 3 women to 45. In 2011, a men's team formed, and we are now a combined team of 68 runners. Currently, the age range of the team is from 27-74. LMJS team members are free to mix and match races from all 3 series. There is no minimum race requirement to be on the team. All ages and levels of ability are welcome at any time!
To compete for the club, you must join the Pacific Association USATF, a cost of $30 per year. If you are already a PA member and race for another team, all you have to do to compete for LMJS is to change your affiliation and you can race for us after 90 days. In 2013 the club is supporting the team by refunding each racer for their race singlet after they’ve competed in 3 PA/USATF races within 12 consecutive months, paying PA/USATF registration fees under certain criteria, carpools of 3 and 4th race free stipends.
Interested in joining the LMJS RACING TEAM? Contact:
Team Coordinator: Jeanine Holmlund
Other Contacts: Christine Chapon- Ultra, Chris Himmel, Augusto Cardoso
Our Age-group captains are Shauna Pirotin for open, Debra Cramer for 50+, Laury Fisher for 60+ and Suzanne Franco for 70+.
2012 MASTERS NATIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY 5K CHAMPIONSHIP, SAN DIEGO
1st place Super Senior Team - Sharlet Gilbert 1st age-group, Carmen Briones 3rd, Kate Stewart 8th; Maria Briones 3rd Senior; Jeanine Holmlund 4th Master
MARIN MEMORIAL 10K 2012
Top row from left: Isela Gonzalez Santana, Jim Eckford, Minori Tsuge, Carmen Briones, Jeanine Holmlund, Jenny Kinder, Barb McQuinn, Elaine Merrill.
Bottom row: Joann Pavlovcak, Bz Churchman, Jeanne Olson, Yavanna Reynolds, Maria Briones, Merrilee Profitt, Kate Stewart, Lucretia Ausse, Laury Fisher.
Above: Some LMJS team members and friends after running the Christmas Relays 12/18/11.
Top Row: Chris, Augusto Cardosa, Will Iberg, Kathryn Dernham, Wayne Cottrell John Momper.
Middle Row: Minori Tsuge, Brooke Roberts, Yavanna Reynolds, Laury Fisher, Jeanine Holmlund, Suzette Smith, Kate Stewart, Lucretia Ausse, Emily Toy
Front Row: Merrilee Profitt, Sandi iberg, Shauna Pirotin
ABOVE: SOME OF THE LMJS RACING TEAM BEFORE THE GARIN XC RACE SEPTEMBER 2010;
Christine Chapon, Laury Fisher, Elain Merrill, Merrille Profitt, Karen Andrews, Suzette Smith, Kate Stewart, Jeanine Holmlund