The Walt Stack Spring Running Challenge

The Walt Stack Spring Running Challenge will run for 10 weeks from 3/22-5/31/15.

You can participate in the following two categories:

  • Short Stack: Run an average of 10 miles a week from March 22-May 31st for a total of 100 miles.
  • Tall Stack: Run an average of 22.5 miles a week from March 22- May 31st for a total of 225 miles.

Post your running miles on the bulletin board at the Dolphin Club entrance. If you have any questions, please contact me at natazha.bernie@gmail or Chris Tschinkel at ctbob10@….

Here’s a brief Walt Stack bio.

Walt Stack was a Dolphin Club member and icon of the San Francisco running community in the 1960-90’s. He ran approximately 62,000 miles in his lifetime. Even in his seventies and eighties, Stack ran many more marathons and 50-mile ultra marathons than all but a few of his running peers.

Circa 1965/1966, Stack invited members of the South End Rowing Club to meet with him and another Dolphin Club member to form the Dolphin South End Running Club. He included women and children who were typically excluded from running clubs at that time. It’s San Francisco’s oldest running club and one of the oldest running clubs in the United States. Stack also organized the first Double Dipsea race in 1970.

For 27 years, from 1966 until 1993, Stack maintained a grueling, daily, highly visible training routine that made him a San Francisco institution. Starting on his bike, he rode six hilly miles from his Potrero Hill home to Fisherman’s Wharf. Once there, he’d strip off his shirt, displaying tattoos of peacocks, wild horses, and bathing beauties across his broad chest, and then proceed to run a 17-mile (27 km) route over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito and back, after which he would take a one-mile (1.6 km) swim in the currents of the San Francisco Bay near Alcatraz Island.

It is noteworthy that Stack could claim that he was the only actual ‘prisoner’ of Alcatraz Island to have made a successful swim from Alcatraz to the shores of Fisherman’s Wharf. Stack was a prisoner on Alcatraz for a six-month period; he was sentenced to hard labor while a youth for having left his post AWOL in the Philippines. He had in fact swum the distance many times in his later years, as a participant in sanctioned Alcatraz swims.

Gashouse Cove Results

March 21, 2015

Pilots

Jon Bielinski, John Blackman, Todd Bloch, Barbara Byrnes, Lowen Cattolico, Laura Croome, Brendan Crow, Dotti David, Jay Dean, Marianne Dean, James Dilworth, Paul DuBois, J.D. Durst, Cory Emerson, Pauline Farmer-Koppenol, Nancy Friedman, Susanne Friedrich, Stuart Gannes, Jon Grunstad, Peter Hollingsworth, Terry Horn, Paul Irving, Davis Ja, Mike Kayton, Brian Kiernan, Mee Lee, Joe Marenda, Miguel Melendez, David Nettell, John Nogue, Richard O’Hara, Hal Offen, Joseph Omran, King Sip, Lance Starin, Andy Stone, Jim Thurmond, Robert Weil, Terry Whalen

 

Helpers

Lindsay Boswell, Andrew Braithwaite, Andrew Cassidy, Brendan Crow, Jim Ebert, Adam Eilath, Ken Frank, Susan Garfield, Brian Gilbert, Matt Heppard, Gregory Hicks, Vincent Hoenigman, Ian Horn, Ashley Horne, John Hornor, Nancy Hornor, John Ingle, Margaret Keenan, Morgan Kulla, Susan Lauritzen, Mickey Lavelle, Blake Lewkowitz, Cesar Manzano, Caitlin May, Jacqueline McEvoy, Jane Mermelstein, Mike Mitchell, Jaron Ness, Pete Neubauer, John Nogue, David Nosrati, Hal Offen, Anna Marie Olsen, Era Osibe, Neal Powers, Daragh Powers, James Robinson, Robin Rome, Jari Salomaa, Kathleen Sheridan, Kala Sherman-Presser, Alexander Sigal, Suma Snehalatha, Beth Stein, Cory Sturtevant, Karen Vandergrift, Melia Vilain

 

Test Swimmers and Pilots

John Blackman, Ross Browne, Victor Critchfield, Laura Croome, Gabriella Cross, Charlie Cross, Jim Ebert, Cory Emerson, James Fahlbusch, Joe Gannon, Terry Horn, Joe Illick, Brian Kiernan, Tony Leonardini, Miguel Melendez, Tom Neill, John Nogue, Hal Offen, Joseph Omran, Holly Reed

 

Additional helper

Kai Wisniewski

 

Gashouse Cove
21-Mar-15
PlaceF. nameL. nameTimeLadies Cup
1BlakeLewkowitz0:15:3210
2AdamEilath0:15:599
3NicholasEgan0:16:068
4JariSalomaa0:16:457
5LisaNewman-Wise0:16:556
6AndrewWynn0:17:005
7PatrickDinan0:17:214
8JeffPeargin0:17:253
9KevinMeisel0:17:322
10KateWebber0:17:441
11KalaSherman-Presser0:18:24
12AshleyHorne0:18:35
13CesarManzano0:18:47
14JaronNess0:19:05
15JohnSelmer0:19:09
16ClintonHendler0:19:10
17IanHorn0:19:14
18TomNeill0:19:15
19PeterPrato0:19:21
20JenniferFrost0:19:25
21ChrisChild0:19:32
22ErikCufino0:19:48
23AndrewBraithwaite0:19:57
24DavidBennett0:20:02
25RoryTuttle0:20:03
26RobertCable0:20:08
27MorganKulla0:20:14
28DukeDahlin0:20:15
29PaulVanhoven0:20:29
30WolfgangRichter0:20:45
31ClaudiaBicho0:20:46
32JeanAllan0:20:52
33BeccaFanning0:21:07
34CharlieCross0:21:08
35JosephSpallone0:21:48
36AnikoKurczinak0:21:52
37DavidNosrati0:22:11
38DanBrinkley0:22:31
39CharlesPratt0:22:48
40TylerBurton0:22:57
41EileenBuckley0:23:23
42KeithNelson0:23:26
43RonRuss0:23:36
44AlexanderSigal0:23:48
45ReneeKaufman0:23:56
46PeterCullinan0:24:02
47PiaHinckle0:24:03
48NancyHornor0:24:07
49JohnHornor0:24:13
50NealPowers0:24:18
51WilliamBurke0:24:22
52GerardNavarro0:24:29
53SusanSaylor0:24:37
54MonicaTowers0:24:44
55J. RichardHaymes0:24:48
56KenFrank0:24:51
57HollyReed0:24:53
58JacquelineMcEvoy0:24:54
59LibbieHorn0:24:56
60PeteNeubauer0:25:02
61MikeMitchell0:25:12
62AndyGreer0:25:17
63DeborahSullivan0:25:34
64WardBushee0:25:42
65KentMyers0:25:46
66KeithHowell0:25:47
67RobertCallan Jr.0:25:48
68JimFrew0:26:12
69JaniceMcCall0:26:13
70RobinRome0:26:25
71AnneSasaki0:26:47
72KathrynWerhane0:26:48
73MichaelBarber0:26:56
74GregoryHicks0:27:28
75CherylWallace0:27:30
76ArnieThompson0:27:43
77CynthiaBarnard0:27:46
78WillPowning0:28:02
79ByronHarbour0:28:24
80JaniceWood0:28:27
81JoeGannon0:28:58
82KarenVandergrift0:29:11
83GrasshopperKaplan0:29:19
84JohnIngle0:32:55

 

McCovey Cove Regatta Results

woodens

Longish Course:

DC Barge Time:  1:01:07

Crew: Charlie McIntyre (Cox), Caroline Sugnaux, Megan Wachs, Andrea Fabian, Meredith May, Laura Zovickian, Lowen Catolico

SERC Barge Time:  1:02:06

Crew: Dan McLaughlin (Cox), David Lupo, Loren Bondurant, Jim Ruppert, Tony Gilbert, Anna Sojourner, Allan Calder

Double Shell: 

Will Miller /Andrew Liverman 46:29

Single Shells:

  • Racheal Perry 55:33
  • Tom Roseberry 56:01
  • Diane Davis 56:09
  • Daniel Marshall 58:25
  • Dave Lee 59:43
  • Jay Dean 59:55
  • Nancy Sorrell 1:00:26
  • Andrea Kellogg 1:06:54
  • Grant Mays 1:07:08

Double Woodens:

  • Liz Kantor / Mary Magocey 1:13:26
  • Dave Nettell / Tom McCall 1:22:25

Single Woodens:

  • Quincy Darbyshire 1:06:04
  • Paul Dubois 1:23:24
  • Lance Starin 1:24:04
  • Francisco Hernandez 1:30:14

Short Course:

Single Shells:

  • Dorian Faust 53:17
  • Brenda Austin 1:16:27

Heavy Doubles:

  • Chris Tschinkel / Wyatt Nordstrum 1:03:13
  • Rachael Jackson / Eva Palacios 1:05:32
  • John Blackman / Jim Frew 1:09:23
  • Diane Walton / Kelly Heye 1:20:14
  • Janie Bryant / Trudy Molina 1:40:30
  • Rosanna Lerma / Virginia Waik 1:47:49

Heavy Singles:

  • Michael Kayton 1:15:26
  • Todd Bloch 1:18:23
  • Tom Lundgren 1:20:13
  • Emily Roth 1:28:27
  • John Robiola 1:28:31
  • Davis Ja 1:29:12
  • Stuart Gannes 1:46:35

Registration:

Dottie David, Paul Van Haven, John Nogue, Judith Calson

Timers:

Ron Russ, Natazha Bernie, Tom Hunt, Renee Decassio, Margaret Keenan, Paul Van Haven, Rochelle Jones, Lindsey Hoshaw, Andrew Cassady

Kitchen:

Jaron Ness, Dottie David, Sue Garfield, Nancy Horner, Mickey Lavelle, Hal Offen, Brad Gambrell, John Horner

Course Marshals:

Jon Grunstead, Brian Kiernan, Jane Mermelstein, Joe Marenda, Nick Egan, JD Durst

Dock Wranglers:

Marianne Dean, Janine Watson

Gas House Cove is Saturday, March 21 at 10:30 AM

Add 4 more squares to your Polar Bear tally on the last day of the incredibly warm 2014-15 Polar Bear Challenge on Sunday, March 21.

Registration: 8:45-9:30 AM

Pilot Briefing: 9:30 AM

Swimmer Briefing: 9:45 AM

Walk to Fort Mason: 10:00 AM

Jump: 10:30 AM

Annual swim dues of $50.00, if this is your first swim.  You must be registered with USMS for 2015 to participate.  No exceptions.

To swim, you must be a member for at least 6 months or have completed the accelerated out of cove approval process.

Remember: to swim Golden Gate or Alcatraz,  you must complete 3 out of cove swims and Help on 2 swims, for those residing within 100 miles of the club.  There are only 2 DC swims after June 24 to qualify for Golden Date and Alcatraz.  One is the Over-45 Gas House Cove and the other is the Coghlan Fun Swim.  Plan accordingly, please.