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Page 6 - The Issaquah Press, December 31, 1986 i Sport He ena honors Olympian Tim North Today is "Tim North Day" in Helena, Montana. Tim, however, lives in Issa- quah. Tim North is pretty well known in Helena, at least he is to those associated with the Special Olympics held there in 1985 and 1986. Tim, himself a Special Olympian, went there with his father, Donald North, to help with the coordination of the games for handicapped youth. North is president of the Burlington Northern Foundation, a non-profit organization that contributes annually to Special Olym- pics. Tim's role in Helena was two-fold. First, he put in long hours helping prepare 2000 hamburgers, along with Ronald McDonald, to feed the athletes. Second, he was a major voice from the sidelines cheering on the par- ticipants in the Montana games. Tim knows how important that side-line support is. He has participated in both the local swimming and track Special Olympics with other lssaquah team members. From there he chose to cam- pete in the Washington State track meet. He brought home three medals: a silver in the 50 meter run, a bronze for the 400 meter relay and a bronze for the running long jump. Tim's dedication to the games and his willingness to help out has won the hearts of those in Helena. Not only has Mayor Russell Ritter pro- claimed December 31, 1986 as Tim North Day, he has made Tim an honorary citizen. When Tim arrived at the airport in Helena this past summer, Mayor Ritter was on hand to meet him. In 1985 Tim was also recognized as Honorary Governor of Montana for a day and had his picture taken with the real governor. The best may be yet to come for this 1 l-year-old stu- dent at Issaquah Middle School. He has recently received a letter from McDonald's Corporation thanking him for his help in preparing all those ham- burgers, and offering him a job when he turns 16[ Who says volunteerism doesn't pay? r Dr. Timothy W. Young - Podiatrist Associate American Co'liege of Foot Surgeons ===::====:===: . FAMILY | FOOT & ANKLE__ jlmlm Complete foot care Special Olympian Tim North Issy girls striving to better record The Issy Indians girls' basketball team is working hard, according to Coach George Vanni, even though their record doesn't show it. The team's only win so far was Monday, December 15. The game was very close; the final score was Issaquah 45, Bothell 42. Penny Tracy was the top scorer with 27 points. lssy played a non-league game against Mt. Si much because the team hasn't had much experience and because the tallest Indian is only about 5 feet 8 inches. Vanni also says "It's going to be a long year." Issy had a tournament of practice games at Hazen High School on the 29th and 30th of this month. Hazen, Tahoma, Issaquah, and Liberty participated in the tournament. Jan Pelroy is more tllan a marathoner by Peg Carver Jan Pelroy clearly remem- bers last Halloween. He was running the longest race of his life, pushing and prod- ding his body to complete the 100-kilometer Badger Moun- tain Bean Run in Wenatchee. Following a course that led racers along the Columbia River and up an eight-mile hill, Pelroy managed to finish the race.., and then some. The 45-year-old Issaquah resident came .in fifth in that race, completing the course in 10 hours, 36 minutes and 16 seconds. His time qualified him to compete in June's Western States En- durance Run through the Sierra Nevada Mountains, an idea that may seem like tor- ture to many of us, but is the ultimate to a dedicated run- ner. Pelroy's name was plac- ed in a lottery of qualified runners and earlier this month he learned he'd won a space among the 350 racers. Pelroy started jogging in 1979 to combat high blood pressure and to keep from getting "punchy" at his desk job. The distances he travel- ed became longer and longer, until about two years ago, when he decided to start competing in what he calls "longer runs," races longer than marathons. "1 ran the first one for the shirt," Pelroy admits with a smile. He was taken with the blue turtleneck sporting the logo for the 50-K Winter Run around Green Lake, so he decided to enter the race to get the shirt.He's been run- ning long distances ever since. Bounding out of bed at the unheard-of hour of 3:30 a.m., Pelroy grabs a flashlight and sets off on one of the several courses he has marked out near his home. In a normal week he will run 30 to 50 miles. If a marathon or ultra-marathon looms on the horizon he will up his distances to 125 miles a week. The night before a big race he will "turbo-load," stuff his body with pasta, pizza and other high carbohydrate foods. Then on the morning of the race he will indulge in a junk food lover's dream, downing German chocolate cake, candy bars, eclairs and doughnuts. He concedes he may eat a little more junk food than the other runners, but says without that sugar before and during a race "the brakes go on." "The one thing that saved me (in the Badger Mountain Bean Run) was a maple bar," Pelroy says. "It settled my stomach down." Pelroy knows how impor- tant food is for him to run well. He tells of being about eight miles from the finish of this year's Emerald City Marathon when he started to get very hungry. This time he had no support team to pass him food and drink, but he did have some money in his pocket. Spying a grocery store nearby, he ran off the course and into the store's bakery to buy two cupcakes and a brownie. A long line at the express lane cost him ten minutes andk Pelroy laughs when he relates how he ran his worst time ever in that race. Hunger and an upset stomach are just some of the hardships the long-distance Jan Pelroy moves ahead of his competition in the Badger runner must face. Pelroy says he's never experienced the elusive "runner's high" and doesn't believe it exists. In- stead, he says, he works to keep himself on an even keel. It isn't easy. "On a long run you're up and down physically. There are good periods and bad periods," Pelroy says. "At some points you say 'why the hell am I doing this?' " Yet, time after time, Pelroy is back out there, con- quering longer distances and putting himself to the test. When asked why, he can only say "people's minds mask things." The 4000-foot climb of the Badger Mountain Bean Run will shrink somewhat com- pared to the race Pelroy will run on June 27. The Western States Endurance Run pits runners against the cold and snow of the mountains and the heat of the desert, all in the same day. The 100-mile race begins before dawn in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at Squaw Valley, California. In an area sometimes deep in snow, the runners trudge up a 2000- foot climb in the first few miles of the race. Before the day is over, racers, will have climbed 17,000 feet and dropped 22,000 feet to the course's finish in the desert at Mountain Bean Run. Auburn, California. Although Pelroy will along a large support he says he won't be able use their help in many tions of the race. He will a hip pack to carry food drink through remote where he will be out of of his support team. completing 60 miles, a will be allowed to Pelory, in part to carry flashlight to fight off the croaching darkness. Pelroy says the goal most racers, includinJ himself, is to finish course in 24 hours and home a coveted silver Medical, Surgical & Sports foot problems December 18. Mt. Si won 54- I I ..... """ C OU P ON . _ _z' .... "1 Appointments Daily, Evenings, & Saturdays 33. Redmond beat the lndians 11 INTRODUC, TORY SPECIAL I II i $1Jlal]=llll " e 45-24 on December 19. Tracy I' fo00,. OFF YOUR FIRST UR 1' Issaquah Offlc was again the top scorer with I  I A @39]-2664 e 455-74 14points. I'( j, Coach Vanni says that the team is being defeated s I[ M// ageTh apy- I Party? r/= as s e r Church Gathering? Iml mmm COUPON m One Day Seminar? I I', fo r We m e n . G:fcta t '| Wedding? Reception? I, Sherri McDaniels L.M.T. Crvfitlabl:S j Rent the Pine lLalke I Cashvsuel 20of1 I I i Coupon Expires Jan. 7, 1987. Community Club Red Loll Clubhouse l Fireplace Stage, :i!   Full Kitchen, Dance Hall, I I/! ii !/ Capacity 175 PHYSICAL THERAPY CARE I I I I I L I/ COUPON IiI Complete Physical Rehabilitation for Injuries and Problems related to: Orthopedics Athletics Industrial/Work * Spinal Post-Surgery The lssaquah Physical Therapy & Athlete's Rehabilitation Clinic Gary Wm. Hope, R.P.T.--Anne L. Morgan, R.P.T. Cascade Business Park 1045 12th Ave. N.W. Suite F-10 392-0627 I I AeSeC. (Hypnosis*)--Does it really work? Free Informatzve Class Open to the Public Includes actual demonstration. Has hypnosis "failed" you in the past? Find out why. Learn how A.S.C. (Altered States of Con- sciousness) allows you to overcome phobias, allergies, and men- tal/physical disorders. NEXT CLASS: ISSAQUAN LIBRARY, JANUARY 19, 7-9 PM Please call by Jan. 15th to pre-regisler for the class or for more details. "Hypnosis is onty one of several altered states utilized in progressive, successful counseling g therapy. Charles C. MacDonald Altered States Counseling 499 Rainier Blvd. N., Issaquoh 391-$475 buckle. Runners who finis in 30 hours or less receive plaque. During his ordeal, will be joined by his time racing parmer, Th6mt Ripley of Redmond. The offer each other moral port during the down period and train together. But , may be the last time the 1" Cross-Counry Sk Rental conquer long distances as : Rent 1 pair, get 2rid pair at : team. : "Western States may : 1A PRICE j the last of the ultras for me,! Pelroy says. "But I II to run it because it's Cash value 1/20 of . Coupon valid thru 1-14-87. . ...s ultimate for a long : Meadows Shopping Center ]/" runner, lt'slike Issaquah * 392-9602 JV in Boston would be to " I " " l -- -- " " " " " " -- -- I -- " "  marathoner." IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII | CLIP AND | TAPE to WATER HEATER : CHECK NOW FOR LEAKS AND DETERIORATION I I I I I I I I I [] I I I THRU AMERICAN PLUMBING SALES & SERVICE