News Archive


July/August 2001

Penguins Race on Hayward Field at Third Annual World Conference
Eugene, Oregon was the site of the third annual Penguin World Conference June 30-July 3. As one participant, Tonya Fischer, said, “It was great!  It was a dream come true for all of us!!  I hate that it is over but the bond I believe that we all shared in Eugene is a bond that will not ever go away.  We are a part of history.  We are the penguins!!!!!”  

Kecia LiCausi captured the feelings of the weekend in her post-conference report to the Penguin Brigade email group.  You’ll find it on the front page of You can also read John’s report and see photos of the Penguin Invitational Track Meet at historic Hayward Field at

2001 Penguin Odyssey Tour….Full Speed Ahead!
John’s been half way across the country and back since his tour started in June!  It makes for interesting reading and viewing.  A highlight was working at Jeff Galloway’s running camp and fitness vacation in Squaw Valley, CA.--running, biking, hiking, and learning from the health and fitness experts there. The website photos show exactly how much fun you can have at beautiful Lake Tahoe.  

Check the front page of the website for John’s Daily Updates and photos.   His July/August appearances are listed at the bottom of this message.  You can also email [email protected] to find out if “the Penguin” will be coming through your part of the country.

Polar Penguin Flight School: Weekend Running Retreats for Adult Onset Athletes
Bring your running shoes and leave the rest to us!  Run or walk to a healthier you. Loose weight and shape up. Get inspired. Stay motivated. Train smarter, not harder. Learn about lifelong fitness, diet and nutrition, shoes and apparel. Get training strategies to reach your potential, find your training zones, and set up a training schedule. Free use of a Polar Heart Rate Monitor for the weekend. Discounts on purchase. For runners of all levels, whether you’ve been active a year or a lifetime.

July 28-30   Denver, CO
August 18-19 Chicago, IL
September 8-9 Washington, DC
October 13-14 San Antonio, TX

For more information and/or a registration form, click on or email [email protected].

Fourth Annual Penguin World Conference Plans Announced
Toronto 2002A great city. A great value. A great encounter. Mark your calendar and make your travel plans now!  The location and dates for the Fourth Annual Penguin World Conference have been announced. 

The Toronto Penguins will host the Fourth Annual Penguin World Conference, in Toronto, Canada Friday, May 24 to Monday, May 27, 2002.  The conference will be held to coincide with a Toronto-area marathon, half marathon, 5K and marathon relay distance race.

Glenn Gabriel, penguin extraordinaire of Toronto, will be the lead organizer, part of a team that includes the entire Toronto Penguins Running Club. They are working on a conference Web site. In the next few weeks, they also plan to send weekly updates through the existing "PenguinWC" Yahoo email group! Stay tuned for more details! We invite all Penguins to gather in Toronto next May for our  fourth annual….and first international…world conference!

Where’s the Penguin?
John’s touring cross country (this time by car, not motorcycle) for the third year—stopping to meet, talk, run, and race with lone runners, in clubs and training programs, and at running stores and races.  It started with driving cross country for the Rock N Roll Marathon in San Diego on June 1.  It’ll wind up on the opposite coast in Virginia Beach for the Rock N Roll Half Marathon on September 2.   The July-August schedule:

July 2001


Lake Tahoe


Jeff Galloway Fitness Vacation


Ft. Collins


Foot of the Rockies (Harmony Store)--Speaking to Ft. Collins Running Club, 7:30pm


Ft. Collins


Ft. Collins Running Club--Group Run, Lee Martinez Park, 7:30pm




Galloway Training Program--Group Run & Breakfast, 5:50am




Penguin Flight School

August 2001




Penguin Flight School




Endorphin Fix--Member Intl. Runner's World Adventure Racing Team

That's all for now, folks.  Be careful out there!
Karen B


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Last Updated: Thursday, 23-May-2002 09:46:20 EDT