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Trail Running: Try it, You’ll Like it

Date: 
02/21/2012 - 16:19
Date: 
02/21/2012 - 16:19

By David Rose
http://www.backcountryrunner.com

Trail running is... the satisfaction of covering miles of beautiful backcountry unfettered by heavy gear ... the primal thrill of bounding over logs on a forested downhill trail ... an inspirational vista reached after a long climb. Backcountry running offers unequalled leg and lung conditioning, no crowds, no cars, no noise, no smog, no pavement. It's a perfect quick-wilderness-long-workout combination.

Some have called it a "revolution,” as people move away from pounding the pavement in cities and onto the dirt trails of the woods. It's one of the fastest growing sports today (yet still a small niche). It's easier on the knees and lungs (cleaner air).

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Why Do You Run?

Date: 
02/21/2012 - 16:15
Date: 
02/21/2012 - 16:15

By Bryan Graydon

BryanGraydonPhoto.jpg Why do you run? How many times have you been asked that one? When I am out to dinner with friends on a Saturday evening and pass on that second beer because I have to run in the morning, they look at me funny and ask, “Why do you run?” When I tell people I go to bed at 9:00pm so I can get up at 3:15am to run, I always get asked, “Why do you run?” I often think of the self-induced torture I put myself through in those wee hours of the morning and I look in the mirror and ask, “Why do you run?”

I have often reflected on this question and it’s a simple answer. One of the reasons is a three letter word that sometimes has a negative stigma attached to it, but we all possess it to some degree and that is ego. I like being able to say that I run marathons, which is something that less than 2% of the world’s population will ever do. Is it wrong that part of the reason I run is for egotistical gratification? Probably a little, but we will just make that our little secret.

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Date: 
02/20/2012 - 10:41

mbmarathon.jpgStuart Moran of Arden, NC, won the BI-LO Myrtle Beach Marathon on Feb. 18. His winning time of 2:26:26 also broke the course record by more than two minutes. Jason Pyles of Charleston, WV, was second in 2:30:50 and Aaron Saft of Mill River, NC, third in 2:31:53.

Jennifer Adams of Hudsonville, MI, led the women in 2:53:09. Second place went to Anna Donlan of Waxhaw, NC, running 2:59:30. Zola (Budd ) Pieterse of Myrtle Beach was third in 3:00:14.

In the Dasani Half Marathon, 15-year-old Alana Hadley of Charlotte, NC, was the female winner in 1:16:43. Megan Deakins of Devan, PA, was second in 1:17:13 and Marissa Alberti of Long Branch, NJ, third in 1:23:17.

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Date: 
02/20/2012 - 10:55

The Road Runners Club of America, the oldest and largest distance running organization in the United States, is pleased to announce the 2012 RRCA Distance Running Hall of Fame Inductees and the 2011 National Running Award recipients. Since 1971, the RRCA has honored dedicated individuals for their outstanding service to the RRCA and the sport of distance running. The outstanding contributors to our sport will be honored at the upcoming RRCA National Running Awards Banquet and Ceremony on March 17, 2012, in Memphis, Tennessee. We encourage all RRCA members to join us for this event to celebrate these contributors to the running community. For more information on the awards and past recipients, please visit our National Running Awards page.

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Date: 
02/15/2012 - 15:17

By Bruce Morrison, Publisher, Running Journal

“How do we get our (running club, running group, race, etc.) information published by Running Journal and your website and newsletter?”

I’ve had multiple questions recently about this and my advice is sincere and genuine. We want your information. We want to publish your story. Send the story, photos, information, and/or questions to RJ@Running.Net. We will be glad to hear from you.

All you gotta do is ask. We are here to promote running, feature your club, list your race, do a story on any aspect of running that will interest readers of Running Journal in print and/or online.

Regional
Date: 
02/10/2012 - 19:23

bookcover.jpg (Editor’s note: This fascinating story about a long-ago endurance athlete was published by www.SportingIntelligence.com in the United Kingdom. The story has resulted in a book to be published in April. We believe you will find the story about American Edward Payson Weston as interesting as we have. Information on how to order the book is at the bottom of this story.)

By Paul Marshall and Nick Harris

There was a time in the Victorian era when long distance races were staged in front of paying crowds of tens of thousands of people. That was when “professional pedestrianism” was in its heyday. And the greatest walker of that heyday – certainly the most flamboyant – was an American called Edward Payson Weston.

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Date: 
02/07/2012 - 17:54

The one-stop website for the Mile and the national campaign includes high school state federation petition drive; Jim Ryun, Marty Liquori and others endorse effort to elevate, celebrate iconic distance

bbtm.jpgSANTA BARBARA, Calif. – After a successful splash launch, bringbackthemile.com has expanded its website with a state federation petition requesting that the Mile be brought back to the State Championship level as well as an opportunity for anyone and everyone to share photographs, videos or their written stories through the I Am the Mile sub-campaign. The website also features an ever expanding database of Mile news, history, trivia and athlete bios.

Regional features
Date: 
02/04/2012 - 17:37

There are a lot of a lot of championship RRCA races this year in the 13 southeastern states covered by Running Journal.

THREE NATIONAL CHAMPIONHIPS:

Germantown Half Marathon
Germantown, TN - March 18.

14th Annual NC Roadrunners Club Invitational 1/2 Marathon & 10K
Cary, NC - May 20.

Woodstock 5K
Anniston, AL - August 4.

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Date: 
02/02/2012 - 18:45

By Tracy Harris, Running Journal columnist

Tracy Harris photo.jpg(Editor's note: Tracy Harris is a new columnist for Running Journal in Kentucky. Look for her Kentucky running columns in the pages of Running Journal's monthly print edition.)

It's a typical winter weekend in Louisville, KY — gray, rainy, windy, chilly. Certainly not the conditions our fair-weather running friends prefer.

Heck, I'm not happy about it either, really.

Yet, when I arrive at Seneca Park, there's nowhere to park. I'm weaving around runners and walkers who — inexplicably — are on the road instead of the pedestrian path 10 feet away.

These masses of people were not here last week, or the week before.

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Date: 
01/30/2012 - 17:49

Maraviglia women's marathon champion; Boitt, Mariita win half-marathon; 10th edition draws sell-out 25,000 entrants
Running USA wire
By Gary Ferman, US Road Sports

Samuel Malakwen of Kenya just inched out Teferi Bacha of Ethiopia in a dramatic sprint to the finish line to win the 10th ING Miami Marathon on Sunday through the streets of Miami, Miami Beach and Coconut Grove.

The spectacular finish was the marathon equivalent of a photo finish in horse racing, with both runners literally running shoulder-to-shoulder down the finish-line chute. It was one of the closest endings in marathon history, and both runners were credited with a time of 2 hours, 16 minutes, 55 seconds.

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