Saturday, October 17, 2009

Team Slug on Facebook ; Fattest Butt Coming :)

Team Slug has an active group at TSI Facebook. Over 150 of The Olde & New Slugs alike, have found there way over there, and are enjoying the latest up-to-date information on the recent demise of TSI. You know what they say ... Olde Sluggs Never Die, They Just Finish Last ...

The Fattest Butt Countdown is On ... Expecting a Record Crowd, Get the Non-Event Spot Request in Soon .... Happy Days, Hitman.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Fattest Butt set for Jan 2, 2010

(Mourning the Death of Team Slug --- Please be Respectful, and Bring a Black T-Shirt) Multiple Loops through frozen tundra of Central Delaware, well into the heart of winter. If you come bring cold weather gear, 300 feet of rappelling rope, and some emergency alcohol (should you become lost/disoriented in the forest). No Aid, No Fees, No Whining, No Kyle Busch fans, etc,etc,etc...

The Death of Team Slug

On October 3rd, 2009, TSI Co-Founder and Lifetime President "The Hitman" announced the "Death of Team Slug." TSI was exactly twenty years old. The Slug-Dream began in the Spring of 1989 in the seething swamps of Southeastern Virginia near Virginia Beach. TSI was founded by Running Man and Hitman, in honor of T.J.Key and his former Flatlanders Running Club based out of San Diego. In the early years, as in the latter, TSI attracted few participants; often starting fields of 10-15 ultra-runners. The course would usually be lined with strategically placed pint bottles of ginger brandy, coconut-covered marshmallows for markings, and not start until the early evening/dusk hours. The park closed at dark, and the Slugs would be "out there" into the wee hours, not only running, but evading Ranger Rick along the way.

The Slugs, and their shenanigans thrived throughout the mid '90's sprouting informal clubs in PA with Peanut Petley, MD/DC with James Moore and Dan Grayson; teaming with the Runner's From Hell, and Claude Sinclair, in South Carolina, and the grandest club of all based out of Gulf Breeze, FL. The Florida-band of gypsies was led by one Pavvy "The Big Brown Pony" Polur, and survived for years underground; passing itself off as a UF0 Search and Rescue Team. Pavvy's 42-Mile Boggy Bayou Swamp Stomp was never more than a whisper, but has since become ultra-legend. Then in early 2002, the Running Man mysteriously disappeared into the hills of North Georgia, apparently detained along with an eighteen year old female accomplice, on an Indian Reservation for possession of several dozen gallons of illicit fire-water (corn liquor). He hasn't been seen or heard from since.

Sponsoring an average of three non-events per year, the Slugs saw many hundreds of ultra-runners finish a Slug Run ... earning the World-Famous Black, 100% Cotton, Team Slug T-Shirt (Made in USA). TSI was friendly for first-time ultra-runners; with no time limits and no fees. If you didn't quit, you'd be given the opportunity to finish. And finish they did. Over the past twenty years the sport of ultra-running has gone mainstream ... Entry fees for ultras now cost hundreds of dollars, and 100-Mile Runs fill up on-line in minutes. Yet, Team Slug has not changed ... No Entry Fee, No Time Limit, and The Same Olde Black T-Shirt ...

Though Team Slug is now Officially Defunct, the Slugs will continue to occasionally gather, and run. The Slug shirt will infrequently appear at obscure ultra/marathon events around the country, and memories of past events will linger in the hearts of those many hundreds of Slugs who've "earned" that shirt. The Slugs lined up for the very last time this morning, Seven-Strong, just like the old days. Ironically enough, The All-Nighter and Sluggette, were there to "toe the line." Slugs we've come full circle ...What a Wonderful Twenty Years it has been ... It is Done ... THANKS for ALL ...

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Ryan Setlock wins Fall Slug-Run in 4:58:20

Gino Shemansik 50K+
Haunted Swamps of Central Delaware
October 3rd, 2009

1. Ryan Setlock 4:58
2. Robert Duff 5:32
3. Gino Shemansik 5:42
4. Jason Setlock 5:42
5. James Moore 6:26
6. Steven Tursi 7:55

Seven Starters

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

SC Team Slug / RFH Run in July

For information on gaining the opportunity to earn the World-Famous Black Slug shirt in the beautiful state of South Carolina, please check out this page ....

Landsford Canal

Hope ALL have a Fantastic Summer of Sluggin' ... See ya in the Fall at RBC .... Hitman.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Team Slug's Booty Rumble in the Books ...

TSI's 2009 50K Booty Rumble was won by A.J. Johnson of NJ in 4:53; while Kathy Gonzales, also of NJ, was the first female in 7:09. Eleven Starters showed up in the Torrential Rain to challenge the Slug trail. Six managed to complete the Entire 50K. More info will be posted on within 24 hours. Many of the Slugs are now sharing cyberspace time at facebook. Come join us at :

TSI Facebook


Monday, June 01, 2009

Booty Rumble Confirmed Starters ... per Pokey


Pokey Slug
Grand Pooh-bah
AJ Johnson
Ryan Setlock
EJ Murphy
Steve Tursi
Cathy Gonzal

Heather Valachovic
Mother/ Daughter Duo Walk
Meredith Murphy/ Zoe Murphy

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Pokey Points Out ... NASCAR has scheduled the Fall Dover Race on Slug Day in Kent County. That means 160,000 race fans will descend on our small county ... The Slugs Give... Fall RBC 50K+ Run will be moved to October 3rd... Please Check your Schedules !!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

2009 Booty Rumble

June 20, 2009
25k/50k loop course
Located Southern Kent County DE.

Cost: Park Fee (R) $3.00 (NR) $6.00 If you want a special Event Shirt they will be available for preorder in May for about 15.00. Slug shirts to those souls finishing the 50K at the cost of 10 dollars. Summer in DE is Hot and Humid, and the pond water is very stinky that time of year, highly suggested to bring your own. Race Limit is 20 runners
Amanda Bundek

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day !!!

"Hope y'all get lotsa Beer and Love" ... Flatfoot Freddie

Team Slug is now on Facebook... come on over and sign up. Since the first of the year, 55 olde slugs have found the facebook site; including some of the very early sluggos. Join the group and add them as friends. We're excited about the fall run this year, and hope to have a few of the original slugs there. Including, John "The Great One" Clark, who is threatening to wander into the first state.

And ideas for the fall run are welcome; still thinking of something "new" to put the logo on :)

Enjoy your days,


Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Stick In Foot (it was frozen until lap 6)


I attempted to run the 31 mile non-event unoffical ice cold ultra trail marathon race at Killen's Pond this past Sunday.

Crystal gave me a 6 hour window of opportunity.... and a long grocery list and "The Look".

I made 24.8 miles in 5.45 something hours at which time I felt I would be in the "Dog House" so bagged it a lap 8.

Then I gave a new meaning to "shop until you drop".

No, I was fine , no "Clean up on ailse 9" was needed (thank God) but in my post more-dumb marathon ultra depression let down dilirum in the commissary I was still looking for knarly roots in the tile floor, only tripped twice almost taking out the Fruit Loops. I think I was drooling too, so maybe it was a slip, but I never fell down.

I felt like a 12 year old on the last lap....knew I could have ran 6 miles or more after that energy bar that I ate at mile 10 finally dislodged itself from my throat to become a rock in my stomach from mile 11 to mile 18 and then actually started to supply useable energy to my legs at mile 21, my last lap was a blistering for me I think 9.6 mile pace and increased my hopes of a Western States 100 mile pipe dream finish before I'm 80.

How you doing out there in the snow...been seeing a lot of flooding but I think you are OK up on higher ground.

John - had problems accessing Team Slug Blog....wanted to pass along a thank you to Derrick, Amanda and Phil, they made the run for me - great tails from their trails like when Pokey recused a lady that got run over by a buck!

All in all a good run but missed you both - hope your visit with your son went well John

Stick In Foot (it was frozen until lap 6)

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

2009 "Cancelled" Fattest Butt Results

Dearest Hitman,

I am happy to report that even with a "postponed" race, 4 intrepid souls and one very talented bandit toed the line for the Fattest Fattest Butt ever. Since it was such a pure showing of Slug heart, I decide to award everyone present with a "win" in the following categories:

Sir Sweet Cheeks took home first place and the crazy horse with a 7:25 for the 50K
Stick In Foot took home best showing of miles in 6 hours and taking stinky self to grocery store
The Grand Poo-Bah wins for a solid amount of time on feet before Ranger Rick kicks the slugs out

And due to her ultimate showing of good sportsmanship and hanging around in the cold and pacing Sir Sweet Cheeks to his finish, We have a new Honorary Slug, Who I dubbed Lady Good Spirits.

The Grand Poo-bah has a photo of the 4 starters, but somehow the "Bandit" got out of being photographed.

Sir Sweet Cheeks requested a finishers mug from any of the previous years if you have one laying around, he would like to make a complete set of four.

This is all i can say about the event, as with everything slug, the rest could get us fined, imprisoned, or shunned for society.

Hope the New Year Finds You Well,

President and Sister Pokey Slug
Amanda Bundek