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Dipsea, the greatest race

Barry Spitz

Dipsea, the greatest race

by Barry Spitz

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Published by Potrero Meadow in San Anselmo, CA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dipsea Race, Mill Valley, Calif.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBarry Spitz.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV1062.5.D57 S65 1993
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 229 p. :
    Number of Pages229
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1446454M
    ISBN 100962071544, 0962071552
    LC Control Number93085457

    Dipsea “The Greatest Race” – Barry Spitz June 6, On June 5th, Local Dipsea and Mill Valley historian, Barry Spitz spoke to the Mill Valley Historical Society at the final First Wednesday presentation of the season. The Best Time trophy goes to the runner with the fastest actual time in the handicapped race. It is the Dipsea’s most prestigious honor outside of the winner’s trophy, and not far behind, if Author: Barry Spitz.

      There is arguably no greater ambassador and advocate for – and historian of – the legendary Dipsea Race, which has its th running this Sunday, J than Barry Spitz. In addition to serving as the race's ubiquitous finish line announcer for the past 37 years, Spitz is the author of "Dipsea, The Greatest Race," the tome that chronicles each of the Dipsea races from Barry Spitz has been the Dipsea Race announcer for 38 years and is author of the book, Dipsea, The Greatest Race. He is also the author of Mill Valley: The Early Years, Mount Tamalpais Trails, Marin: A History, and other local history and outdoors books. He lives in San Anselmo with wife Pamela and has two daughters, Sally and Lily.

      My second Dipsea hero is its announcer and historian, Barry Spitz, whose book, Dipsea: the Greatest Race () is a model of scrupulous and zestful chronicling. His .   Barry Spitz, author of “Dipsea: The Greatest Race” and the longtime finish-line announcer, asked me over coffee last month what other races I regularly run. Well, none, really, I said.


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Dipsea, the greatest race by Barry Spitz Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Dipsea stands behind only the Boston Marathon among American footraces in longevity and lore, and alone atop trail races. The Dipsea Race was born from a bet in between two members of San Francisco's Olympic Club: Who could be swiftest from the train depot in Mill Valley, gateway to Mt.

Tamalpais trails, to the newly opened Dipsea Inn on the Pacific Ocean at Stinson Beach. A group of. While only a little over 7 miles, the Dipsea Race is known for its steep slopes, long stairways, dangerous terrain, and gorgeous Dipsea, as well as its handicapping system which, in the past, has resulted in year-old men and 9-year-old girls winning the race.

This book, by Barry Spitz, does a wonderful job of chronicling the amazing history of the second oldest race in the United States.5/5(1). Dipsea: The Greatest Race, Centennial Edition: The Centennial edition of Dipsea: The Greatest Race, by official Race historian Barry Spitz, is a must for all who love the Dipsea.

Completely revised from the original version, with new tables and photographs, many in Dipsea, the book tells the story of all Dipseas, with supplements for Dipsea, The Greatest Race by Dewey Livingston () Paperback – January 1, /5(1).

Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Dipsea: The Greatest Race at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Official Dipsea Race historian Barry Spitz will release a new centennial edition of his long sold-out, definitive book, Dipsea, The Greatest Race.

Pre-publication orders are now being accepted on its official website: Origins of the Dipsea Race --The Dipsea course --Map --Yearly accounts, through --Women's Dipsea Hikes --Biographies of the champions --Tables: Winners of the Dipsea Race ; Winners of the best time award ; Course records ; All-time fastest times ; All-time fastest clock times ; Trophy winners ; Miscellaneous records ; Handicaps.

Local runner and writer Barry Spitz shared some of the history and details of the annual race from his book, Dipsea: The Greatest Race and longtime race director Edda Stickle talked with RootsRated about how the Dipsea maintains its unique, some say weird, personality.

Dipsea: The Greatest Race. by Barry Spitz and Dewey Livingston | Sep 1, out of 5 stars 1. Audible Listen to Books & Original Audio Performances: Book Depository Books With Free Delivery Worldwide: Box Office Mojo Find Movie Box Office Data: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Official Dipsea Race historian Barry Spitz will release a new centennial edition of his long sold-out, definitive book, Dipsea, The Greatest Race. Pre-publication orders are now being accepted on its official website: The Dipsea Demon, a documentary about Jack Kirk by filmmaker Drow Millar, is available on DVD.

The Dipsea race: The history of America's second oldest footrace, [Mark M. Reese] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Dipsea race: The history of America's second oldest footrace, Author: Mark M. Reese. By Barry Spitz (This article first appeared in the Marin Independent Journal of ) Old Dipsea hands love arguing about just every aspect of their favorite race.

But one big question—“Who is the greatest Dipsea runner ever?”—is never. --Bob Bunnell, who completed his 50th Dipsea race day, was inducted into the Dipsea Race Hall of Fame as the 32nd member. Bunnell ran his first Dipsea in Inhe finished second (five seconds behind winner Jack Kirk), winning both the High School and Best Time trophies.

He won a second Time trophy in   “From a runner's perspective, I would say that the open course nature of the Dipsea Race is an essential part of its je ne sais quoi,” Rivers says. “It lends the race that certain unique character that makes the Dipsea ‘The Greatest Race.’.

To order "Dipsea, The Greatest Race" by official race historian Barry Spitz ( pages, 65 pictures, updated through ,includes Dipsea Trail map) send a check for $ (hardcover),$ (paperback), plus sales tax, to: Potrero Publishing,San Anselmo, CA   Dipsea “The Greatest Race” – Barry Spitz June 6, On June 5 th, Local Dipsea and Mill Valley historian, Barry Spitz spoke to the Mill Valley Historical Society at the final First Wednesday presentation of the season.

Dipsea Race Single Age Records Before the Dipsea Race, Jim Weil, the Dipsea handicapper for the past plus years, prepared this table of Single-Age records; i.e., the best times achieved in the Race at each age, male and female. Alex Varner ranthe “best time” this year, and set the single-age record for men aged He placed third overall with a 1 minute head start.

His time is consistent with records for ages just above and below including the single-age record he set in No. Then and Now: Flying Y Ranch and the Dipsea Read Barry Spitz's book, Dipsea: The Greatest Race, for a marvelous account of the development of the Dipsea trail and : Tim Amyx.

Spitz, a longtime San Anselmo resident who has been the voice of the finish line at Stinson Beach for 34 years and author of “Dipsea: The Greatest Race”, discussed his top memories of the race. Dipsea “The Greatest Race” – Barry Spitz June 6, On June 5th, Local Dipsea and Mill Valley historian, Barry Spitz spoke to the Mill Valley Historical Society at the final First Wednesday presentation of the season.Dipsea Race, Mill Valley, California.

4, likes 3 talking about this. First run inthe Dipsea is the oldest trail race in America. It is run every year on the second Sunday in June.

The 5/5(26).2. Alex Varner (33), Varner, a Branson School grad, has won the Dipsea’s prestigious Best Time award eight times — tied with Mike McManus for most ever — but never the race itself Author: Barry Spitz.