January 15, 2001
A truckload of penguins descended on Walt Disney World
in Orlando for the marathon and half marathon on January 7. Many of them posted reports, among them
Penguin Brigade member Kathy Flippo.
Read her report and see Disney photos on the front page of the website
THE LAST MARATHON….
The adventure has started for Penguin Brigade members who
are going to Antarctica for the Last Marathon. Departure date: January 28. Race date: February 5.
Coming soon at www.WaddleOn.com: news about our training, the trip and
the race. Check for it on the
front page in a few days. Who’s
going from the Brigade? Kitty Cole,
Mary DeMattia, Cathy Myers, Carol Schobert, John and Karen Bingham. And about
140 other people, too, which is all the boat holds.
Join us as we talk about logistics, what to take, our
state of mind, and generally obsess about the upcoming adventure. There’s an email discussion group for
participants, their families, and supporters—open to anyone who cares to add to
the discussion—at www.egroups.com/group/antarcticamarathon. You’ll find a lot of interesting photos
and information there from a couple of people who are living and working in
For other penguins, the annual January trek to
Frostbite Falls is well underway.
Our monthly challenge commander,
Patrick the Running Rev, reports that “We've almost hit the half-way
point on our run to Frostbite Falls.
A call from the Moose and Squirrel this weekend warned me
that Boris and Natasha are busy all over the globe trying to interfere with
penguins making the trek.”
THE PENGUIN CUP….
The Third Penguin Marathon Relay Championship will be held
at the Myrtle Beach Marathon & Marathon Relay on February 17 , 2001. The Penguin Cup is awarded to the team
that comes CLOSEST to running their predicted time in the marathon relay. Competition is tough! And the winners obtain possession of
the coveted Cup until next year’s Championship. Anyone interested in managing
and judging the Cup competition at this year’s race should contact [email protected].
KAREN’S BOOK CORNER….
I spent 30 years around books--working as a professional
librarian-- and the last eight years running. Finally, it occurred to me that the two could be combined in
a satisfying way via the website. You’ll find a few of my favorite running
books--and why--in a new section there, Karen’s Book Corner, under Penguin
WHERE'S THE PENGUIN....
- January 21
San Diego Marathon, Carlsbad CA
- February 5
The Last Marathon, Antarctica
- February 18
Motorola Marathon, Austin TX
- February 25
Cowtown Marathon, Ft. Worth TX
That's all for now, folks. Be careful out there!