By Tracy Green
I have a lot of memories of running as a child growing up on our 92-acre
farm in Kentucky. Dashing up the gravel drive to my grandparent’s house, scampering along paths in the woods imagining I was a Native American, collecting rocks, feathers, sticks. Darting amongst tall, tall stalks of corn towering overhead. Whisking messages from house to pig sty in an era before cell phones.
These memories all remind me of my grandfather, who passed away Aug. 25. Ralph Merritt Harris Jr. — “Sonny” to his friends — was 73.
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The Atlanta Track Club Elite men and women placed well at the USATF Masters 5K Championships. The event was hosted by the Syracuse Festival of Races on October 4.
The masters men won the team title with a cumulative finish of 47:20, beating the Garmin Runners’ second place finish of 50:26. The team times were determined by the top three finishers for each squad. Representing Atlanta Track Club Elite were Alan Black (second place), Chad Newton (third place), Kristian Blaich (fourth place) and Matthew Whitis (14th place). Newton also finished first for the 45-49 age group.
For the third straight USATF Running Circuit race, Molly Huddle pulled away from the field early and simply ran away to an awe inspiring victory, as she cruised to a new course record Sunday morning at the USATF 10 Mile Championships in Minneapolis, Minnesota, hosted by the Medtronic TC 10 Mile.
DEMOREST, GA -- Heather Estetter earned her first championship as Brenau cross country head coach Saturday, as the Golden Tigers bested four other teams and finished first overall in a women's 6K event at the 2015 Piedmont College Invitational.
The first place finish in Demorest comes after a fifth place finish at the Dalton State College Twilight Cross Country Classic on Sept. 4 and a ninth place finish at a University of North Georgia invitational on Sept. 19.
Source: Marine Corps Marathon
QUANTICO, VA (Sept. 28, 2015) - The MCM10K presented by Aetna is sold out of all entries for the 6.2 mile event that coincides with the 40th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) on Sunday, Oct. 25. The MCM10K will include 10,000 registered participants from 48 states and 26 countries.
The MCM10K begins at 7:55 a.m. on the National Mall in Washington, DC with the new start located at 4th and Madison Drive, in front of the National Art Gallery. The MCM10K finishes alongside the 40th Marine Corps Marathon on the Marine Corps War Memorial in Rosslyn, VA.
This is the 10th year for the MCM10K which has grown in immense popularity since it began in 2006 and continues to sell out each year. The event includes runners ages 10 and above -- from the skilled competitor to the first time participant.
Jeff Galloway and the Galloway family have always been active and known in the running world, but they are also active in their communities as well. The Jeff Galloway Race Weekend donates the net profits made to a variety of charities and organizations throughout the Atlanta area and the country. Everyone has a reason for running and walking in the events, but participants can also do it for a cause. The Jeff Galloway Race Weekend Beneficiaries are: the Piedmont Park Conservancy, The Piedmont Park Dog Park, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, 26.2 with Donna, the Elliott Galloway Scholarship Fund, and Team 413 (https://jeffgalloway131.com/beneficiary).
Join Fleet Feet Sports Savannah, city officials and many other members of our community for the dedication of the Robert Espinoza Trail. The newly completed rubberized trail that encircles Daffin Park is being named after Robert in order to honor his life as well as his countless contributions to our community. On Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 6 pm, there will be a ribbon cutting followed by a one lap run/walk around Daffin Park.
Robert held Daffin Park very near to his heart, and the park was a major contributing factor in his decision for Fleet Feet's location when he first opened the store in 2002.
By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com
In the 1960s and early 1970s, San Jose was the home of some of the most brilliant sprinters of all times. Many of them were coached and mentored by the late Bud Winter. Winter had honed his skills in WW2 teaching pilots how to relax for the long fighter flights and bomber flights over Germany.
Winter took those skills and used them to teach the long sprinters, those over 200 meters and 400 meters, how to use their talents to relax and run faster.
Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge again proved himself to be the pre-eminent marathon racer of recent years when he won the 2015 BMW Berlin Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, in a 2015 world-leading time of 2:04:00 on Sunday (27).
Kipchoge, the 2013 5000m world champion on the track, took his record to five wins out of six marathon outings since his victorious debut over the classic distance when he won at the 2013 Hamburg Marathon.
Complete story: http://www.iaaf.org/news/report/eliud-kipchoge-berlin-marath...
By Ellen Jaffe Jones
Goals can be as varied as you want them to be. Your goal may have nothing to do with anybody else’s. A fitness goal is often centered around a life event such as a wedding or high school reunion. You want to shape up for, or try to recapture a semblance of your former self. Some of that may be realistic. Getting to your high school weight may not. Although I must say, I weigh less now, a lot less now, than I did in high school when I routinely delved into 28 flavors of ice cream in any given month. It is more than possible on a vegan diet, especially when combined with a sensible exercise program.
With only 10 weeks remaining in the HOKA ONE ONE® (a division of Deckers Brands NYSE: DECK) Postal Nationals competition, high school teams from across the nation continue to vie for the championship title. With 265 teams competing in 18 meets so far, the Hopkins High School (Minnesota) boys and girls lead the rankings.
Friday, October 2 - The 6th Annual Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon & 6K slated for Sunday has officially been cancelled due to anticipated severe weather in the region in connection with the Category 4 hurricane. Whether or not Hurricane Joaquin reaches land, the “extremely dangerous” storm is predicted to bring heavy winds and rains to the Washington, DC area.
RICHMOND, VA – The Anthem Richmond Marathon, American Family Fitness Half Marathon, and the HCA Virginia 8k are scheduled for Nov. 14 and those wishing to participate in one of the three races should note there is a $20 price increase for the marathon, a $10 price increase for the half marathon, and a $5 price increase for the 8k on Oct. 1. The half marathon is expected to sell out again. Information on the events can be found at www.richmondmarathon.org.