Tomas: Marathon man!
This Saturday, March 21, local Tomas Rodriguez will run the 26.2-mile L.A. Marathon to raise money for the Mammoth High and Middle school cross-country running teams. that will help with scholarships, coaching and competition travel expenses. Rodriguez is asking a $1 minimum for every minute he runs under his Boston Marathon qualifying time. Based on his current fitness and training, Tomas thinks he can run the marathon in 3 hours, 15 minutes. His Boston time: 3:45. Let’s say he finishes the race at 3:20, that’s 25 minutes under his Boston time. At $1 per minute, your total pledge would be $25. It’s that easy.
Pledge as much as you can, Rodriguez said he’s up to the challenge of running a fast time. We’ll update you on how he did in next week’s issue of The Sheet, which by the way is one of his pledge sponsors.
Fun trivia: Rodriguez was the official jeweler of the First L.A. Marathon in 1986. It’s also his first full marathon in 30 years.
Pledges are still being accepted, so e-mail Tomasrergz@npgcablecom or call 310.629.7263 and get yours in!
JL Tri training camps
High Sierra Tri’s Alana Levin said she still be able to take late registration for her 6-week June Lake Triathlon training camp, which was scheduled to start this past Tuesday and run through the end of April. (Training will skip spring break week.)
Latecomers can still get in on the action. Show up for the first workout, and you can still join in. Newbies: Thursdays at 6 a.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Seasoned triathletes: Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Weekend workouts meet down in Bishop. Weekday workouts will meet Snowcreek Athletic Club. Non-member participant camp fee includes Club entry.
Fees: $250 general public; $200 for High Sierra Tri Club and SAC members. Info: Alana@HighSierraTri.org.
U.S.F.S. surplus auction
The Inyo National Forest will join with other national forests to auction off surplus vehicles and equipment. Bidders must register online in order to bid on items.
The Internet Auction will take place between Tuesday, March 23, and Tuesday, March 30. Inspection of the available vehicles and equipment will be available March 23-26, and March 29-30, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays at the White Mountain Ranger Station, 398 N. Main Street, and locations in Placerville and Grass Valley. Items at these three locations are numbered 101 – 226.
Auction procedures and payment information are available at www.gsaauctions.gov. Enter sale number 91QSCI10143 in the search box. Info: contact Fleet Manager Dan Dummer, 760.873.2429 or Noreen Sellberg, 760.873.2562.
Food pantry open
The Salvation Army and Church on the Mountain have opened a food pantry in Mammoth to serve those in need of food assistance. The food pantry has a well-stocked facility at 220 Sierra Manor Rd., adjacent to Higerd Plumbing, to provide assistance and accept food and cash donations. Hours of operation: Monday/Wednesday 2-5 p.m. and Saturday noon-4 p.m.