2005 / 2004 / Roger's
Running History /
New Records Set
Roger runs at the highest altitude in his running career in Tibet
Roger adds three Chinese rivers to his list of "Rivers Along Which
I Have Run"
Yellow River (in Gansu)
Yangste River (in Wuhan)
Li River (Yangshuo)
Run for the Hill of It 5 Miler (Chestnut Hill)
- July 30
- 1st of 8 in 65 and over age group
- 254 in field of 662
Kings Grant 5 K
- July 16
- 1st out of 6 in 60 and over age group
Pittman Freedom 4 Miler
- July 4
- 31:271st out of 7 in 60 and over age group
- June 4
- 236 out of a field of 581
- 9th out of 25 in 60-65 age group
- May 28
- 80th in a field of 215
- 1st of 8 in 60 and over age group
Elizabeth Haddon First Annual 5K
- May 21
- 30th out of 131 in a time of 23:01
- Short course?
- 2nd in 55 and over age group
When Roger wants to run somewhere, he'll overcome
any obstacle to do so -- even a business suit! Here he is running
along the Yangtze River, the longest in China, right where Chairman
Mao did his famous swims.
We saw one Yellow River in Qingdao ; Roger ran
along the other Yellow in Lanzhou. This Yellow River is the second
longest in China.
Roger adds new countries to list of "Countries I have
- Costa Rica
Roger Celebrates 50 (Years of Running, that is!)
At the age of 14, Roger began his running career in Wanganui, New Zealand.
In 2004, he celebrated his 50th year of running by visiting the scene of
the crime (Wanganui, that is!) for his primary school reunion, competing
in the annual Rutgers Law Run, and running his first Broad Street 10 miler!
The Rutgers News, as well as Rutgers Magazine, published an interview
with Roger along with the picture that appeared on the next Law School
Run t-shirt. To see the article, click
Law School Run
The Law School Run has has taken place twice a year (spring and fall)
more or less consistently since about 1977. The exact date is hotly disputed.
In the late '80s, Law School Run t-shirts made an entry and became much
sought after collectors items. It is rumored that a complete set of Rutgers
Camden Law School Run t-shirts (including the valuable edition featuring
Roger Dennis chasing Roger Clark) would command a very high price on eBay.
In a weak moment, Roger agreed to pay $50 (rather than his usual $5) to
the Public Interest Scholarship Fund for each person who beat him in the
Spring Law School Run. Several fast graduates turned up to augment the
student body and Roger ended up twenty-first in a field of fifty-one. Amy
has insisted that Roger get either faster or smarter.
If you are interested in the details of up-coming Law School Runs (normally
October and April), email Roger at the law school.
For more pictures of the 2004 Law School run, click
Roger's Running History
Roger maintains that he has run in 50 countries over the past fifty years
-- but let's see if he can front up the names! Stay tuned -- they'll be
added as soon as he can produce the alleged list (which he says is on the
back of an envelope in his cluttered office! Send out the search party.)