> > >>> I've read several articles that mention running on a golf course.
> I recall running on golf courses quite a bit back in the 1970's. However,
> last few years I have not tried it at all. Back in the 70's there were few
> runners, realtive to now, and there were no mountain bikes.In Torornto there
> were I grew up there were a number of golf courses that were completely open
> i.e. no fences around them. I would run on these courses fairly regularly
> never had any problems with confrontiations with golfers. I would run
> in the morning, when it was raining, in the off season(for Golf) or just
> sunset too avoid problems with golfers. I suspect that the situation is
> same today. Too many runners and also mountain bike riders probably
> that cutting across golf courses was cool. I am sure that these days anyone
> other than golfers is unwanted on golf courses at all times. Those were the
> days! Steve Fleck
There is a group of Ninja Golf Course Runners. They dress in all black and
have removed any and all reflective tape from their running gear so as not
to be seen. Because they run at night they are seldom seen..and because no
one is on most golf courses at night, they are seldom heard...because they
practice Silent Running.
They run various parts of the golf courses of the world. Like the 50
Stater Marathoners, in their travels they attempt to run all the golf
courses of the world and never be seen. This way they never never attact
attention to their love of running golf courses. They avoid putting greens
wanting never to leave any telltale signs of dew footsteps.
They have learned to run in racing flats (reflective tape removed and shoes
blackened with shoe polish) and at much slower speeds. The reason is to
practice their light running form and in such a manner that they are not
afraid of falling and rolling should their foot trip over something or step
in a rut.
They had shared from years ago, the Power Running Form of Don Juan to move
around obstacles on pitch black nights.
At the Municipal Golf Course in San Diego, one of these Ninja Runners cut
short their nighttime escapade when a pack of coyotes were running the same
In health and on the run,
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