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Date: 
08/24/2010 - 10:27

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. Ocala Turtle Running Group smaller- Fun.jpgThere 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.

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Farewell from a Faithful Friend

Date: 
08/24/2010 - 10:25
Date: 
08/24/2010 - 10:25

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.
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Date: 
08/23/2010 - 18:18

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.

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Running: Alive and Well

Date: 
08/18/2010 - 14:19
Date: 
08/18/2010 - 14:19

By Richard Ferguson, PhD/Running Journal/August 2010
In April I once again ventured to Boston to compete in the Boston Marathon. It had been 18 years since my last Boston Marathon and I was curious as to how the race had changed in the interim. For one thing the race is larger with more than 28,000 entries, wave starts, and chip timing. Some things have remained the same, such as the enthusiasm of the runners, the classic Hopkinton to Boston course, and the thousands of fantastic fans and supporters that line the route as the course passes through the venerable towns of Ashland, Framingham, Wellesley, Newton etc. I came away from the 2010 Boston Marathon with a major theme being etched in my mind, that being the sport of running is very much alive and thriving.

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Date: 
08/06/2010 - 09:43

Road Running reaches new heights with more than 10 million finishers, 17,000 events in U.S. for 2009; Half-Marathon, Marathon and 5K lead the charge

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - (August 4, 2010) - Road Running continued its "boom" in 2009 with another record year of participation. Despite the lingering recession, the sport grew to an estimated 10,290,000 finishers in U.S. road races, a record high.

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Date: 
08/04/2010 - 10:34

By Lena Hollmann/Running Journal/August 2010
Welcome to my new column about Masters Running! Once upon a time, Running Journal had a Masters Running columnist. Now, after a long hiatus, and after finishing my introductions of Southern Region RRCA State Reps, I am going to write about this topic.

As most of you know, a masters runner is anyone 40 years or older. This includes grandmasters (50 and over) and senior grandmasters (60 and over). We used to be a minority at the races, but as time passed and most of us stayed in the sport, percentage wise we are now much more a force to be reckoned with. The median age in road races has certainly increased since the running boom took off in the 1970s, although it is hard to come by any statistical research that confirms this.

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Hot Weather Running Tips from the RRCA

Date: 
08/04/2010 - 10:27
Date: 
08/04/2010 - 10:27

The Road Runners Club of America (www.rrca.org) wants to remind the running community about the importance of following our hot weather running tips. Running in the heat of summer can be dangerous if proper precautions and preparations are not followed.

* Avoid dehydration! You can lose between 6 and 12 oz. of fluid for every 20 minutes of running. Therefore it is important to pre-hydrate (10–15 oz. of fluid 10 to 15 minutes prior to running) and drink fluids every 20–30 minutes along your running route. To determine if you are hydrating properly, weigh yourself before and after running. You should have drunk one pint of fluid for every pound you’re missing. Indications that you are running while dehydrated are a persistent elevated pulse after finishing your run and dark yellow urine. Keep in mind that thirst is not an adequate indicator of dehydration.

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Running Journal Grand Prix XXXII Champions

Date: 
07/21/2010 - 10:17
Date: 
07/21/2010 - 10:17

The Running Journal Grand Prix completed its 32nd season on Memorial Day at the Cotton Row 10K in Huntsville, AL. Final awards for the Grand Prix were given out after the race and most of the champions were on hand to receive them and socialize with one another after the competition was over.
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Huntsville Track Club

Date: 
07/21/2010 - 09:20
Date: 
07/21/2010 - 09:20

BY HAROLD TINSLEY
Vice President Communications/Membership, Huntsville Track Club

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The Huntsville Track Club, Inc. (HTC), founded in 1971, is a non-profit, tax exempt, all-volunteer, family-oriented, membership organization located in Huntsville, AL. Each year, the HTC conducts 14 road races, four trail runs, a triathlon, Eurocross race, track meet, a summer cross-country race series, and a one mile series of races for grade school children. For all of the club’s 39 years, it has maintained a close and beneficial working relationship with city government and the support of local media.

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Tip Your Hat to These Two Women

Date: 
07/14/2010 - 09:09
Date: 
07/14/2010 - 09:09

By Dallas Smith/Running Journal/July 2010

You should have seen Margie Stoll and Marie Threadgill.

They had not met each other before that Saturday morning in September, 2004. They were acquainted only by reputation.

Ms. Stoll, then 63, was the fastest senior runner in Tennessee, dominant at all distances from one mile to the half-marathon, having recently run a 5K in 21:54. She sets an age-group state record every time she runs.

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