New Year. New Run Goals.

Happy New Year!

With 2022 starting off looking a lot like 2021, including all the variants and working from home, why pressure yourself with mileage or speed goals. Instead aim to inject more running fun in your life. I know that I could benefit from it. I have to admit that I might have started having fun a few months ago when I listened to a new (to me) podcast – Ali on the Run. Then I started following Running Explained on IG. It opened my eyes to the world of running podcasts. I’d been stuck in a podcast rut, but no more.

It turns out that there are so many podcasts focused on our favorite sport my Google search resulted in a list of lists. I’m not joking. Both of the ones I mentioned above happen to be on this list of Best 80 running podcasts. If you want to find something fun, inspirational, or informational here are just a few more for you to try.

When I asked you what podcasts you like here’s what you said.

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Equipment Exchange

Does the corner of your bedroom/living room/garage look like a PT clinic with all the equipment you’ve gathered but don’t use? Did you get bright & shiny new equipment for the holidays? Are you looking to pay it forward and share your bounty?

Why not offer those unused treasures to your fellow SCRR members?

Post your items on the member’s only Facebook page. You just might brighten someone’s day with your generosity.

Zealios Discount Code Updated

Our Zealios partnership continues for 2022. The code has been updated. Don’t miss out on a 25% discount on all products.

Zealios Discount


  • Mark Hayakawa – 1/1
  • Gabriel Pacheco – 1/7
  • Robert Santelli – 1/9
  • Brad Wobig – 1/10
  • Lillian Bertram – 1/11
  • Christopher Johnson – 1/12
  • David Schiller – 1/22


Hollywood Sign Hike/Trail Run

What: Annual trek in Griffith Park to the top of Mt Lee for a killer view
When: 1/16/21 @ 6:45 am
Where: Griffith Observatory parking lot 2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Price: Free and open to everyone
Why: It’s fun!

January 2022 Grand Prix Race

What: Members Only Race. 5K/8K Sign up here.
When: 1/22/21 @ 7:30
Where: Backbay – Back Bay Drive and Shellmarker Road Newport Beach, CA 92660
Price: Free to all SCRR members
Why: Our Grand Prix committee is awesome and giving us the option to race close to home for no cost

February 2022 Grand Prix Race

What: Surf City 5K/Half Marathon/Marathon
When: 2/6/22 @ 6:30 am (Marathon), 7 am (5K), and 7:45 am (Half Marathon)
Where: PCH & Twin Dolphin, Huntington Beach
Price: $35 fee (5K), $99 (Half), $109 (Marathon) – 10% Discount with code: VANESSA
Why: Hometown favorite. Join team “South Coast Roadrunners (Herold)”

March 2022 Grand Prix Race

What: PCRF Reaching for the Cure 5K/10K/Half Marathon
When: 3/27/22 @ 7 am (Half Marathon), 7:45 am (10K), and 7:15 am (5K)
Where: Irvine Valley College
Price: $45 fee (5K – price increase after 2/1/22), $50 (10K – price increase after 2/1/22), $100 (Half – price increase after 2/1/22) – 10% Discount with code: RACESHED
Why: For a good cause.

May 2022 Grand Prix Race

What: Laguna Hills Memorial Day 5K/10K/Half Marathon
When: 5/30/22 @ 7:00 am
Where: Start @ Laguna Hills Mall/Finish @ Laguna Hills Community Center (Virtual options, too)
Price: $35 fee (5K – price increase after 2/7/22), $40 (10K – price increase after 2/7/22), $95 – 10% Discount with code: RG10
Why: Another hometown favorite

Grand Prix Standings

More upward movement for the 2nd generation Friedl and 2 new names rounding out the Top 10. Our 10th place runner is even more impressive because she only has 4 races . See the full list of participants here.

  1. Barbara Eckes
  2. Mike Dietz
  3. Steve Ireland
  4. Luke Friedl
  5. Greg Hanssen
  6. Mike Friedl
  7. Ken Atterholt
  8. Cathy Shargay
  9. Joel Whitson
  10. Sarah Cabellero

SCRR 2021/2022 Board Members

David Schiller – President
Scott LaRuffa – Vice President
Margot Johnson – Secretary
Victor Gambone – Treasurer
Joanna Pallo – Member At Large
Barbara Eckes – Member At Large
Jade Berniard – Member At Large
Michelle Ren & Jackie Chen – Co-Social Chairs

Treasurer’s Report By Victor Gambone

Total Cash Balance, Beginning December 1, 2021 5,767.57
Cash Inflows
* Membership $610.00
* Merchandise $20.00
Cash Outflows
* RRCA Dues & Insurance $ 933.64
* Club Meeting/Pizza $352.25
* RunSignUp fee $44.38
Net Change in Cash   700.27
Total Cash Balance, Ending December 31, 20215,416.97
Monthly Finances
10% Discount at A Snail's Pace Running Shop
Snail’s Pace discount