By John Deem
It’s been two years since I was laid off from my job as director of public relations for a Charlotte-area advertising agency, and like millions of Americans in the same situation, I’ve looked for work where I can find it.
By Cedric Jaggers/Running Journal/September 2010
Animals add a lot to our running. Sometimes intentionally, sometimes not. I don’t live on a farm, in fact we live about a mile inside the city limits, but sometimes our house seems like a farm when one of our four Siamese cats is chasing one of the others and then another one joins the chase. But usually it is Zack chasing Zoe or Fuzzy. Or Fuzzy running after Zack or . . . well you get the idea.
By IILONGA THANDIWE
“It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it.” -- Zora Neal Hurston
This sentiment expressed by anthropologist and author Zora Neal Hurston effectively captures the spirit and ethos of the South Fulton Running Partners (SFRP).
As of September 7, limited spots are now available for the sold out St. Jude Memphis Marathon. These spots are reserved for participants who sign up for the race as a St. Jude Hero and commit to raise $500 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. It is expected these spots will fill up fast.
By Lianne Jennings
Deep water running was an essential tool helping me to train for the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati OH this year. I started running regularly after the birth of my daughter in 2006. Since that time I have struggled with various injuries common to runners including black toenails, blisters, Achilles tendonitis, ITB syndrome, runner’s knee, and even a stress fracture in my femur.
Running USA wire
Van Orden, Bednosky USA Masters champions on challenging course
LAUREL SPRINGS, N.C. - (August 28, 2010) - Bobby Mack and Gina Lucrezi won their first national titles at theUSA 10K Trail Championship hosted by the second Continental Divide Trail Race on Saturday morning. Over the challenging course, 2010 Team USA cross country team member Mack, 25, Raleigh, N.C. ran 41 minutes, 59 seconds to beat last year's national runner-up Ryan Woods by 32 seconds, while Lucrezi, 27, Southborough, Mass. also was a clear winner with her 52:04 over Molly Nunn's 53:30.
Field to face the famed "rock climb" on a course with 1500 feet of elevation gain
Running USA wire
LAUREL SPRINGS, N.C. - The USA 10K Trail Championships, hosted again by Continental Divide Trail Race in Laurel Springs, North Carolina, will be held Saturday, August 28, 2010, and top men's and women's fields are expected to take on the challenging course. It includes a 20-yard section affectionately known as "the rock climb" that organizers describe as requiring hands-on effort to scramble up. A total of 1500 feet of climbing is part of the picturesque 6.2 miles just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
By BILL GORMAN
The Turtle Running Club of Ocala, FL, has evolved from just three runners (Terry Varnadoe, Stephanie Barker, and Hugh McNichols) in late 1999. There was little growth as a running club until 2006-07, when the number of participants in our runs slowly grew to the point that we now have 44 turtle members on the email list for our group runs.
By Bruce Morrison, Publisher
Ole Holsti was a longtime correspondent for Running Journal – and Carolina Runner before we changed the name.
From this publication’s very beginning in 1984, Ole, who was a professor at Duke University, was running races, taking photos, and writing stories.
Overall, stretching did not provide protection against injury
To stretch or not to stretch? That's a question millions of runners ask themselves daily, but results from a USA Track & Field-sponsored clinical trial involving close to 3,000 runners confirm there is no difference in the risk of injury for those who stretched before running and those who did not.