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Date: 
05/24/2011 - 11:27

By Ed Hughes, Greenville Track Club, Greenville, SC

Let’s Get It Started
GTCgroup.jpgThe Greenville Track Club is one of the oldest and largest running clubs in the Southeast, and our hometown of Greenville, SC has a passionate running community. Naturally, were very interested when we heard about the 100x5K Relay WR set by the Florida Striders and subsequently smashed by the Charlotte Running Club. Were we going to let a WR opportunity slip away? Of course not - we decided to go for it! We called our event the “100 in 30” Challenge which stood for 100 consecutive 5K runs in 30 hours, or less.

Regional
Date: 
05/22/2011 - 12:40

More than 600 runners from 20 states run in 5K, 10K, half and marathon off-road races
Running USA Wire
From Trey Garman, XTERRA
PELHAM, Ala. - (May 21, 2011) - On Saturday morning, David Wall, 24, of Columbiana, Ala. and Holley Sweeney, 28, of Pelham, Ala. won the inaugural XTERRA Oak Mountain Trail Marathon at Oak Mountain State Park in 3 hours, 2 minutes, 42 seconds and 3:52:05, respectively.

Wall, a former cross country star at Oak Mountain High and Auburn University distance runner, grew up running on these trails but surprisingly, this was his first-ever trail race.

Race favorite Brandon Mader from Huntsville, Ala., who was fourth at the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship in Hawaii in December, took off early and held the lead for about the first 17 miles.

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PM in the Park

Date: 
05/22/2011 - 14:46
Date: 
05/22/2011 - 14:46

By: Jennifer Goff, Off’n Running Sports

Your Personal Mark …In Post Meridian …The PERFECT MILE.

PMnunn.jpgFriday, May 20th at 6:10pm signaled the start of the first heat of the inaugural PM in the Park 1-Mile downhill dash, honoring the month that the legendary Roger Bannister first broke the elusive 4-minute mile.

Organized by Off’n Running Sports in Greensboro, North Carolina and sponsored by Adidas, the event featured an approximately 60-foot elevation drop over a point-to-point course in Greensboro’s Country Park. The drop was plenty to ensure fast times but still gradual enough to protect runners’ knees.

Under perfect running conditions, about 70 degrees as the sun was setting, ten heats with their own unique names (i.e. “The Chasers”, “The Mini-Milers”, “Ten Fast Dudes”) cruised the course, set exactly ten minutes apart from one another. Each heat, seeded by predicted finish times, consisted of roughly ten runners. Slower heats took off first, with the final heat termed, “The Main Event.”.

Regional
Date: 
05/17/2011 - 10:18

cottonrow_0.jpgThe 32nd annual Cotton Row 10K will be held on Memorial Day, May 30, in Huntsville, AL. The event also features a 5K and 1 mile fun run. The 10K is annually one of the top races in the South and attracts a quality field of both open and masters runners. It is conducted by the Huntsville Track Club. The event always features a moving tribute to our veterans before the start and runners are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue.

Regional
Date: 
05/17/2011 - 17:43

2011 Peachtree Prize Purse Exceeds $110,000 in Addition to $10,000 Professional Road Running Organization Bonus
Tracy Lott/Atlanta Track Club
Atlanta- For the fourth time in five years, the AJC Peachtree Road Race has been selected to host the USA Men's 10 km Championship on Monday, July 4. Ed Moran of Williamsburg, Va., clinched his first USA Men's 10 km Championship at the 2010 Peachtree finishing with a time of 28:19, which was the fastest American men's 10 km time clocked in 2010. The USA Men's 10 km Championship is part of a larger running circuit, the USA Running Circuit (USARC), which is a USA Track & Field road series featuring USA Championships in distances ranging from one mile to the marathon.

Regional features

50 Awesome iPhone Apps for Runners

Date: 
05/15/2011 - 15:03
Date: 
05/15/2011 - 15:03

Runners who own iPhones are in luck. There are tons of great apps to help track, train, and cross-train or find out about nutrition, weight management, or health and safety issues. Check out these 50 apps--some are free and some are available for a small fee--to find high-tech help to support your running passion.

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A More Positive Approach to Running

Date: 
05/13/2011 - 12:27
Date: 
05/13/2011 - 12:27

Ferguson,_Richard.jpg__.jpgNone of us were born being positive or negative thinkers. We have all learned to think in a positive or negative manner through varied life and socialization experiences. The word “learn” is the key here! We can all learn to become more positive in how we approach our running and how we approach life in general.

Life has its ups and downs, ongoing challenges, and obstacles that must be overcome. We can use these challenges as an excuse for not trying or even as an excuse for failing, or we can look at challenges as an opportunity to become successful.

Regional
Date: 
05/13/2011 - 12:20

Tracy Lott/Atlanta Track Club

Atlanta - The Atlanta Track Club, organizer of the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay, announced that Nike has been named the official apparel and shoe sponsor of the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay which will take place on Sunday, October 30, 2011. As the official apparel and shoe sponsor, Nike will provide participants in the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay with Nike long-sleeve performance shirts.

In addition to providing the official Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay participant shirts, Nike will also sponsor several water stations/cheer zones along the course as well as provide performance shirts for participants in the Atlanta Track Club's 22-week Atlanta Marathon Training Program.

Regional features
Date: 
05/11/2011 - 13:53

By Carolyn Mather

Mather,_Carolyn.jpg__.jpgThe death of Sally Meyerhoff was the main topic as the elite field assembled at the 34th Gate River Run national 15K championship. Sally died instantly when she crashed her bicycle into a truck after failing to yield the right of way. We were all reminded how precious and fragile life is and how quickly it can be gone. Sally was a friend, one of my dark horse picks to make the 2012 Olympic team and an incredible role model for young athletes. She had just obtained her professional triathlete license and finally had her life exactly where she wanted it to be.

Regional
Date: 
05/09/2011 - 20:16

HOUSTON - The Houston Marathon Committee and USA Track & Field have announced that the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon course has been modified based on feedback received from athletes and coaches after a first run of the course at the USA Half Marathon Championships last January where the top U.S. men and women "test drove" the multi-loop course. Houston will host the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon on Saturday, January 14, 2012, a first for a single city to host both the men's and women's Olympic Trials races at the same event.

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