First, for those intrigued by the acronym in the title, QSURT stands for Quick Silver Ultra Running Team. We started competing on the the North California ultra running circuit thanks to both an idea and the sponsorship of Adam Blum then Founder and CEO of Rhomobile, a company he sold to Motorolla before the Goggle acquisition. Naturally, Rhomobile was our sponsor and we were wearing black singlets back then. In 2011, our new team Captain, Greg Lanctot got us a sponsorship by The Running Revolution in Campbell. We switched to the famous Royal Blue or Magenta tops from Brooks, highly recognizable at races. Starting as a Men team initially, we started scoring in the Mixed division when a few ladies join us and in the Women division when we had enough to score in both. In 2011 we took the 4 top spots in the 4 divisions: Men, Mixed, Women and Overall, setting new records for the total of points!
ZombieRunner in Palo Alto. If you run in the area, you certainly know about this very cool store which is essential to any ultra runner. They indeed sponsor most of our ultra races and provide nice goodies in addition to an amazing selection of products in their Palo Alto store as well as online with nationwide and international deliveries. ZombieRunner has been founded and is managed by two long time ultra runners themselves, Gillian and Don, also called the Chief Zombies.
Gillian welcomed us as their new team, then Greg led our meeting, starting by passing the mic to Jim who reminded us of the 30+ years of history of our running club (Quicksilver RC of San Jose) as well as the recent changes such as the creation of an official board and a brand new website.