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RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby siop » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:59 am

I have been privileged to read and share Rob's Leadville Marathon race report. I thought some of you might be interested in reading it as well.

http://co-running.blogspot.com/2012/10/leadville-trail-marathon-race-report-by.html
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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby Theodore » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:05 am

siop wrote:I have been privileged to read and share Rob's Leadville Marathon race report. I thought some of you might be interested in reading it as well.

http://co-running.blogspot.com/2012/10/leadville-trail-marathon-race-report-by.html


Another great TR, thanks for posting.

Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby Bean » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:21 am

That was great to read.

I just checked and the race is on Saturday June 29 next year. Who's in?
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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby SummitKathy » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:28 am

There are a bunch of us that are going to run it next year in memory of Rob. They announced the date for the race, but have not yet opened registration. Once they open it up, I'll start a separate thread for the race. And we'll organize a large group.
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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby FireOnTheMountain » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:39 am

I actually thought about Rob this weekend on a run in the Elks.

This is great to read. Dude was truly a beast. Wish I would of been more serious about running in college as he was.

Goes without saying, but I'm in.
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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby BenfromtheEast » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:40 am

SummitKathy wrote: They announced the date for the race, but have not yet opened registration.


I think it was last week when I checked and the site said they were opening registration on November 1st. I'm not sure if that's still accurate, but I'll be signing up. Thanks, guys.

Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby metalmountain » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:44 am

SummitKathy wrote:There are a bunch of us that are going to run it next year in memory of Rob. They announced the date for the race, but have not yet opened registration. Once they open it up, I'll start a separate thread for the race. And we'll organize a large group.


Definitely keep me in the loop on this :)
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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby madbuck » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:01 am

siop wrote:I have been privileged to read and share Rob's Leadville Marathon race report. I thought some of you might be interested in reading it as well.

http://co-running.blogspot.com/2012/10/leadville-trail-marathon-race-report-by.html


Thank you for sharing.
Even more sad never to have met Rob, and that he didn't get to enjoy more great Colorado days like this, but thank you for sharing his enthusiasm from the great days he did get to spend out there. RIP.

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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby Fisching » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:00 pm

Rob has been on my mind endlessly for the past month and half, and it's uplifting, at least to me, to see that there are so many others who continue to think about him.
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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby Cookiehiker » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:17 pm

Fisching wrote:Rob has been on my mind endlessly for the past month and half, and it's uplifting, at least to me, to see that there are so many others who continue to think about him.


Greg, you're not alone in those thoughts. I didn't know him an inkling as well as you did, but I find myself on summits thinking, 'I wonder what Rob thought of this 14er...the climb, the views, the feeling of being on this summit.' I know, in some way, he is looking out for us as we climb.

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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby SurfNTurf » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:06 pm

Found these Dale's Pale Ale cans at Watson's on 9th and Lincoln in Denver, and another guy said he found some in San Francisco. So they're in circulation if anyone wants a memorial can.

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Re: RIP Rob Jansen (rjansen77)

Postby Johnson » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:35 pm

SurfNTurf wrote:Found these Dale's Pale Ale cans at Watson's on 9th and Lincoln in Denver, and another guy said he found some in San Francisco. So they're in circulation if anyone wants a memorial can.

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I'm having my last Dale's right now... I'll check to see if any is up here in Fort Collins! What a cool tribute.
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