I have been competing for 45 years. Have been fortunate enough to be a National Champion twice, Pacific Area Champion 4 times. Top 10 50-54 Masters Road Runners of the Year in 1998 by Running Times Magazine. I've run over 100,000 miles and am happy my legs still carry me through a run every other day. I still run between 20-30+ miles a week depending on my goals. One long run, one session hill repeats, one tempo run plus one medium long run, all at 5,300' altitude. Running shorter races now up to 10 miles.
As many of you may have heard I unfortunately was knocked down at the start of the National Masters 8K Championships in Virginia Beach, Virginia back on St. Patricks Day 2018 and broke my left hip. It has been a slow process recovering but after a year of no running at all and some training at short distances I was able to go out and complete a 5k in 27:28 at altitude. Still a long way to go to get back to running in the 22 minute range which is where I was when I went down. So great to be back to running again but I don't recommend breaking a hip in your 70's.
So glad to know you are back running Bill. Your freak accident has been a nightmare for you and I am so glad that you are able to get back to running. I know you love it so much. Happy New Year and I can't wait to run with you again. Bob Bob Anderson 1/2/20 2:01 pm
Thanks Bob. May be out next December for the National Master's Club Cross Country Championships in Golden Gate Park. That's if I can get back to any kind of decent shape by then. Happy New Year my friend. Bill Dunn 1/3/20 7:30 am
Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
Went to Virginia Beach, Virginia to run the National Master's 8KM Championships last Saturday but was knocked down at the start and fractured my left hip. In the hospital for 4 days. Now home rehabbing.
Sorry to hear Bill...was it the pushing and shoving off the start line? Get well soon...
Eldon Regua 3/26/18 6:56 pm
Freak accidents do happen. I am so sorry this happen and I am glad to know you are getting better. You will bounce back stronger than ever. We are sending you positive thoughts! Bob Anderson 3/27/18 10:35 am
Saturday, April 29th, 2017
9 mile run in the wind and snow.
Late in the year for snow? But it is Colorado... Bob Anderson 5/1/17 8:06 am
Monday, March 28th, 2016
Out and back 4 mile. Spirited return. Felt good. Weights.
Sunday, March 27th, 2016
8x.15 mile hill repeats. Felt stronger than the last few weeks of the same workout.
Thursday, July 16th, 2015
4 mile run on an absolutely gorgeous morning.
Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
Easy 2 mile run. No energy this morning!
Sunday, July 12th, 2015
Strongest 4 mile yet. Warm. Need to start upping my mileage as the body seems to be mostly healed up.
Friday, July 10th, 2015
4 mile out and back. Cruise control was on this morning.
Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
4 mile run. Very windy on way out, smooth sailing on the way back.
Going to test my fitness this Saturday evening on a dirt 5k course nearby. Certified course, fairly flat. Fitness level is getting better as I am getting ready to run the National Cross Country Race in S.F. this Dec. 12th. Last race wearing a WVJS singlet! Bill Dunn 9/21/15 9:52 am
Well it has gotten to the point that my back, left leg problem is to uncomfortable to run on. So will just walk for a few weeks and see if things improve. Bill Dunn 5/25/15 9:26 amWalking is is great way to rehab...good luck with a speedy recovery!
Kat Powell 5/27/15 6:14 pm I don't know if you've ever been injured, but I assume have, and you, and Kat are right. All I can say is every day we can't run, makes time go so slow. Best of luck that the pain goes away soon. Brad Chatfield 6/6/15 2:54 pm Sorry to hear this Bill. But I think you have made a good decision to take it easy for a few weeks. But don't let three weeks become three months...know what I mean? Bob Anderson 6/9/15 8:12 am
Wow! What an amazing experience I had in Colorado the last 10 days. Trained in Byers at 5300' on a dirt road out in the farmlands east of Denver. Had the place all to myself except for a few sheep, horses, cows and even llamas. Rolling course. I felt better than I thought I would the very first day and by the end was cranking out some quick workouts. Went up to my Brother's in Buena Vista( 8000') and did one run on flat roads and felt O.K. but didn't push. Great experience that I hope to do more often. Bill Dunn 9/15/14 9:00 pm
In case anybody wonders where have been I am altitude training in Colorado at 5,300 feet. First day here did 10k in 52 minutes and by yesterday got the same course down to just over 49 and felt pretty good doing it. May have to run the San Juan Bautista double this next weekend. Be home tomorrow. Hill repeats 3 days ago did kick my ass!!!! Bill Dunn 9/14/14 4:48 pmYou have to run San Juan to see how the altitude training helped. Did you get my message. Welcome back to the bay area. Bob Anderson 9/15/14 8:33 am
Monday mornings are my 3 mile walk mornings. How enjoyable it is just to stroll along and observe things as opposed to pushing one's self on a run. I love to run and train but my recovery walk on Monday's has become a much appreciated ritual. Bill Dunn 8/11/14 12:54 pm
Good job today by everyone who ran the 2nd San Jose Double Road Race. First time I got to see the participants instead of being one. So many smiles on all the sunny faces. Hope all of you had a great time. See you in Pacific Grove in May! Bill Dunn 2/22/14 1:40 pm
Up early to go work at the Double Road Race in San Jose. Yes all you 60 men, I'm only working today. Have a great time everybody. The weather is going to be perfect. Bill Dunn 2/22/14 4:54 amSee you out there Bill. Thanks so much for helping us out. Going to be a good Double! and Ujena 5k Mardi Gras Run and Kids Cup Mile! Bob Anderson 2/22/14 5:03 am
I forgot to mention that Peter Mullin, at the young age of 63, came in second overall in the ChocoLoco 5k in a fantastic time of 17:58. Great job once again Peter. Bill Dunn 1/25/14 4:35 pmThanks Bill! Working on keeping my 2014 AG over 90 - need to build up a buffer before the summer races here in Houston! Peter Mullin 1/25/14 8:13 pm Bill, I think I see your next career. PR Man for 60 plus runners. Gets some business cads printed up ;-) Richard Stiller 1/26/14 1:00 pm I meant cards but PR types are cads... Richard Stiller 1/26/14 1:01 pm
We had two Ujena Fit Club members win races outright this morning. David Nevitt won the Groovy Great Eight 8k race in a time of 30:24. Barry Sackett ran the University of Okoboji Winter Games 10k in a time of 38:44. Congratulations to both on a job well done. Bill Dunn 1/25/14 4:31 pm
JoAnn and I walked the San Jose Double Course this afternoon. Pretty fast looking overall but does have a challenge each lap of a slight incline. Otherwise pretty flat. Nice to know what to expect beforehand!! Bill Dunn 8/11/13 8:15 pmThanks Bill for some input...it's noted :-)
Gerry Elemento 8/11/13 10:33 pm
The final standings for the 2013 Short Course Road Racing Championships ( PAUSATF) were posted this afternoon and I ended up being 2nd place overall in the 60-69 division. That's 1 place better than I did last year. Was alot of fun. Glad I was able to stay healthy. Races are 1 mile to 10k. That gives me comped entry to this series of races again next year!! Bill Dunn 7/25/13 4:53 pmCongrats Bill...who was first place? Bob Anderson 7/26/13 10:09 am My friend Don Porteous. I beat him once this year but he beat me 3 times. He is really good at the short races but won't race me at the longer stuff. Bill Dunn 7/26/13 11:41 am
Colleen DeReuck, Libby James and Christine Kennedy at Denver Double Road Race this Sunday. The Double Victory Cup will be a tough one to call !!!! Bill Dunn 7/19/13 2:50 pmIt is going to be a real race to see who is going to win the Double Victory Club...best age-graded time...good luck to all. Bob Anderson 7/21/13 4:37 am
Just got back from a great week of camping down Santa Barbara way. Lots of running with hills, hiking and generally enjoying life. Bill Dunn 3/23/13 9:29 pmI love "camping out" at the Fess Parker Double Tree Resort in Santa Barbara. It's tough but someone has to do it. Richard Stiller 3/24/13 7:40 am