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Mantras Contain Magic Words

Date: 
07/27/2011 - 11:38
Date: 
07/27/2011 - 11:38

By Teri Saylor

Teri Saylor photo.jpgI hate hills.

The mantra “hills are your friends,” are fighting words for me, but when helpful runners utter that phrase as I labor up a steep slope, I don’t have energy to fight. So I made up a hill mantra that makes perfect sense to me.

“Running up hills makes your butt look cute.”

Whether that phrase is true or not doesn’t matter. It has a nice rhythm and makes me believe the panting and burning just might do some good.

Remember that old classic “No Pain, No Gain?”

I prefer to end it at “No Pain.” Period.

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Grand Prix XXXIII Champions

Date: 
07/25/2011 - 10:22
Date: 
07/25/2011 - 10:22

GP champions.jpg
The Running Journal Grand Prix completed its 33rd season at the Cotton Row 10K in Huntsville, AL, on Memorial Day. Champions of the Grand Prix season were named after the race and final awards were given out.

The series had begun nine months earlier on the streets of Anderson, SC, at the 33rd annual Midnight Flight 10K, the only nighttime race on the GP. A couple of weeks later, GP runners took the challenge of the hilly course in Asheville, NC, at the 11th annual Asheville Citizen-Times Half-marathon. The 35th annual Vulcan 10K in Birmingham, AL, was the next stop on the tour in early November, and Thanksgiving morning found runners in Charlotte, NC, for the 22nd Charlotte SouthPark Turkey Trot 8K. The first half of the season finished out at the 34th Rocket City Marathon in Huntsville, AL, the only marathon on the series.

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Date: 
07/26/2011 - 17:09

Road race participation - with more female and male finishers, more races - has more record growth

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - - The Second Running Boom, despite the slow U.S. economy, continued in 2010 with an estimated 13 million finishers nationwide, an all-time high, and the largest percent increase (10%) in road race finishers that Running USA has ever reported to-date. Fueling this growth is the increase in half-marathon, 5K and marathon finishers, female finishers, the increase in charity running and a growing interest in the sport from the general population.

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Date: 
07/26/2011 - 18:06

A fund drive to save cross country programs in 17 Duval County, Florida high schools, has met success with over $60,000 raised toward an Aug. 1 goal of $70,000.

“We are very happy to announce that through your generous support cross country will be happening this year in our Duval Public High Schools,” said Doug Alred of 1st Place Sports, which has led the drive. “We have currently raised over $60,000 through donations and events,” he said, adding, “We thank you for supporting the cause and our stores. I am very proud we were able to accomplish this fundraiser in such a short time.”

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Date: 
08/27/2011 - 15:58
Date: 
08/27/2011 - 15:58

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Date: 
07/15/2011 - 14:54

Secure a spot as a St. Jude Hero by committing to raise $500 for St. Jude

MEMPHIS, TENN – Participants can still secure spots in the now sold-out St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon to be held Saturday, December 3, by becoming a St. Jude Hero. St. Jude Heroes take their race commitment to the next level by raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. By committing to raise at least $500, participants will be guaranteed a race entry while spots are still available. The St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon is one of four races of the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend which includes the St. Jude Memphis Marathon, the Memphis Grizzlies House 5K and the St. Jude Memphis Family Race and Kids Marathon.

St. Jude Heroes raise funds by securing pledges from family, friends and coworkers. To assist in fundraising, St. Jude Heroes receive tools such a personalized website. In addition, they can earn great incentives such as hotel accommodations, a VIP tour of St. Jude and access to an exclusive St. Jude Heroes Pasta Party.

Regional features
Date: 
07/28/2011 - 11:11

By Pete Rea/ZAP Fitness
Rea,_Peter.jpg_.jpg2012 is nearly upon us. In a little more than six months the top American male and female marathoners will toe the line in Houston, TX, for the Olympic Marathon Trials. At stake are the coveted “top three spots” and a trip to the Summer Olympic Games in London as well as the culmination of the hopes and dreams of countless years of training, injury rehabilitation, highs, lows, doubt, and certainty. In a nutshell the Olympic Trials represents the dreams of scores of competitive runners from the moment they ran their first race.

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Date: 
07/11/2011 - 17:55

gmmwinners11.jpg Tim Meigs, 44, and Kelcey Carlson, 36, both of Raleigh, were the male and female winners respectively of the 44th Grandfather Mountain Marathon July 9, one of America’s toughest marathons.

The event begins in Boone, NC, at 3,333 feet of elevation and ends on Grandfather Mountain at 4,279 feet. Runners finish the race at the world famous Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, scene of the largest Scottish games in America, annually attracting 30,000 to 50,000 people to Avery County, NC.

Meigs’ winning time was 2:52:33.7. Second and third males were Wayne Crews, 43, of Cary, NC, in 3:01:35.8, and Alan Marion, 31, of Winston-Salem, NC, in 3:04:55.8.

Carlson was the top female in 3:33:12.7, followed by Jennifer Curtin, 43, of Raleigh, NC, in 3:36:44 and Beth Frye, 42, of Boone, NC, in 3:40:16.2.

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Date: 
07/06/2011 - 13:48

1stplacesports.jpgA fund drive to save cross country programs in 17 Duval County, Florida high schools, is growing but additional funds are still needed.

Bartram Trail High School hosted a “Save XC 5K” that raised $5,000 and numerous runners and organizations continue to raise money in an effort led by 1st Place Sports. Results of the race: http://www.1stplacesports.com/savecc11res.htm.

Deadline for raising the funds is Aug. 1. If the goal is reached, the school system has agreed to continue the cross country programs. “We still have some work to do but we believe we are going to get there,” said Stuart Toomey of 1st Place Sports.

To check total donations raised to date, the names of those who have contributed, and to make a donation and have your name added to the list of donors, go to http://www.active.com/donate/SaveCCinDuval.

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Date: 
07/04/2011 - 17:37

ATLANTA - The professional field at the 2011 AJC Peachtree Road Race proved strong as Kenyan Sammy Kitwara and Ethiopian Werknesh Kidane took home victories at the 42nd running of the event, with finish times of 28:05 and 31:23 respectively. Kitwara, who also earned top honors at the 2009 Peachtree, was eligible for the Professional Road Racing Organization's (PRRO) championship and took home an additional $10,000 bonus bringing his total Peachtree earnings to $25,000.

"We knew we had a great field of competitors going into this year's race and they didn't disappoint, with an exciting finish in the Open Men's race and four Americans in the top 10," said Tracey Russell, Race Director for the AJC Peachtree Road Race and Executive Director of the Atlanta Track Club. "With 60,000 participants, we had the largest field in Peachtree history and are happy to report a successful event."

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