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November 2014

Regional
Date: 
12/01/2014 - 11:47

footlockergirl.jpeg Ryen Frazier of Raleigh, N.C., and Andrew Hunter of Purcellville, Va., won the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) South Regional Saturday, Nov. 29. Frazier, a senior at Ravenscroft High School, claimed the title in the girls seeded race in 16:27. Paige Hofstad, a junior from New Braunfels, Texas, finished second in 16:47, with Gabriella Karas of Simpsonville, Ky., placing third in 16:53. Karas is a two-time FLCCC National Finalist.

Regional
Date: 
11/28/2014 - 16:08

By Lena Hollmann
It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, and the weather is getting colder. Those morning runs that you used to head out on after the sun got up are now done at least partly in the dark. Or maybe you are an evening runner, running in the dark as well.

As I am writing this, we are still on daylight savings time. Today was a beautiful day, with afternoon temperature in the 70s. I couldn’t resist going out for a short and easy run, even though I ran a 10-mile race yesterday and normally take a day off after such a long race. But as far as the weather is concerned we are on borrowed time, and when you read this it may already be past Thanksgiving.

Which means it may be getting harder to focus on running and staying healthy! Not only is it getting darker and colder outside, but we also have a number of distractions to deal with this time of year. Holiday shopping, office parties, and get-togethers with in-laws can easily throw a monkey wrench in any running schedule.

Regional
Date: 
11/26/2014 - 15:59

By Rae Ann Darling Reed

Rae Ann Darling-Reed.JPGWords I had never heard describe a race course before I asked what the Paris Mountain 16K Trail Race in Greenville, SC was like:

“It’s pretty much all runnable except the ten minutes it takes to ‘hike’ up the mountain.” I have to thank Brian G. who not only answered my question on facebook the night before the race but who also saved a few of us with excellent directions out on the course.

Typically my vacations involve a race so when a friend who attends Furman University in Greenville invited me to visit her for the weekend, she not only found a great, inexpensive flight for me but a trail race.

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Female contenders for Marathon Trials

Date: 
11/25/2014 - 13:58
Date: 
11/25/2014 - 13:58

By Carolyn Mather, R.N., PhD.

After seeing the fall marathon results and preparing to go to New York City for the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon, I thought I would spotlight the ladies you should keep on your radar as we approach the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials in Los Angeles in a little over a year. There should be a number of contenders for the 2016 Olympic team.

First and at the top of her game, Shalane Flanagan did not win Boston or get the American record in Berlin but she has PR'd twice (2:22:02 and 2:21:22). If she stays healthy she should be on the team again without a problem. Flanagan is a very strong and focused woman and although I suspect she will make a try for victory in Boston next spring, that should not deter her from securing a spot on the 2016 team. She is the best American out there.

Regional
Date: 
11/24/2014 - 18:12

Running USA wire
Source: Atlanta Track Club

Olympian will lead expansion of training programs at all levels

image001.jpgATLANTA - Following through on its commitment to build new centralized training programs to meet the needs of its 21,000 beginner, committed and elite members, Atlanta Track Club announced today that it has hired Amy Begley, a 2008 US Olympian, as the first full-time head coach in the Club’s 50-year history.

Regional
Date: 
11/24/2014 - 13:52

MCH160x160.jpgBirmingham runners took top honors at the Magic City Half Marathon held on Nov. 23 in Birmingham, AL. Owen Bradley, 35, led the way in a time of 1:17:20 with Jason Miller, 23, taking second in 1:18:05, and Jared Carlson, 27, third in 1:20:45. Miller and Carlson also live in Birmingham. Fourth place went to 42-year-old Ken Stoltzfus of Hoover, AL, running 1:21:21 and Justin Bynum, 23, rounded out the top five in 1:22:14.

Regional
Date: 
11/23/2014 - 15:36

By: Nancy Clark MS, RD
Some of my clients seem jealous of their teammates. “They eat twice as much as I do and they are skinny as a rail. I just smell cookies and I gain weight,” spouted one collegiate runner. She seemed miffed that she couldn't eat as much as her peers—and she couldn't understand why. They all ran the same mileage, did the same workouts, and were similar in body size. Life seemed so unfair!

Regional

THE JOY OF BEING A PACER

Date: 
11/21/2014 - 11:43
Date: 
11/21/2014 - 11:43

By Barbara Latta
Barbara Latta .jpg
(Barbara, a member of the North Carolina Road Runners, will celebrate 31 years of daily running in December. “My morning run is such a habit, I cannot break it. I really enjoy my mornings outside with nature and the fresh air with the song of the birds,” she said. This is her report on running the City of Oaks Half Marathon held Nov. 2 in Raleigh, NC.)

Brad Broyles and I have been pacers for the City of Oaks Half Marathon for four years. Every time we do this I believe we do a better job and enjoy it more. This 2014 year was the very best.

Regional
Date: 
11/19/2014 - 12:40

Detroit & Flint also named

Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is pleased to announce additional Runner Friendly Community® designations for 2014, which include: Lakeland, Florida, plus Detroit and Flint, Michigan.

These communities have shown that they meet the program’s criteria, which includes community infrastructure, community support, and local government support for running. Each community has shown they have an infrastructure that can foster physical activity in a safe environment. They have a proven track record that organizations and businesses work together to promote running as a healthy exercise and sport. With the most important criteria being, there are positive relationships between the running community and local government.

Regional
Date: 
11/17/2014 - 14:42

RICHMOND, VA – Ben Zywicki, 26, of Louisville, Colorado, won the 2014 Anthem Richmond Marathon in a time of 2:18:35, becoming the first American man to win the race since Michael Harrison in 2000. Waynishet Abebe, a 27-year-old Ethiopian, was the first female to cross the finish line, clocking in at 2:39:26.

In the American Family Fitness Half Marathon, Habtamu Wegi of Ethiopia edged out Rachid Ezzouniou of Morocco at the finish to win the men’s title. Wegi finished in 1:05:38, narrowly besting Ezzouniou’s time of 1:05:39. The women’s race also saw an exciting finish, with Lilian Mariita of Kenya taking first with a time of 1:14:29, just ahead of Sophy Jepchirchir, also of Kenya, who finished in 1:15:05.

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