One new record South Carolina running record was set at the Charleston Marathon on Jan. 14:
Female Open — 2:46:42, Esther Atkins 30, Greenville.
One new record set at the North Myrtle Beach Winter Run 15K on Jan. 21:
Male 8-9 — 1:11:08, Caden Livingston 9, Conway.
Two new records set at the Charlie Post Classic at Sullivan’s Island on Jan. 28:
MONTGOMERY, AL — Alan Ash, cross-country coach at Jeff Davis High School, repeated as champion of the Montgomery Half Marathon on Saturday, March 11, finishing in 1:11:53. Zachary Sollie was runnerup in 1:19:08, followed by Lucas Culpepper in 1:24:37.
Mia Link won the female title in 1:28:30. She was followed by Samantha Sims in 1:36:11 and Mia Gentle in 1:37:13.
WOODLANDS, TX — Runners were led off course at the Woodlands Marathon by the lead motorcyclist, which shorted the course by eight-tenths of a mile, thus runners will not qualify for entry into the 2018 Boston Marathon.
JACKSONVILLE, FL — Leonard Korir and Jordan Hasay were winners of the 40th Annual Gate River Run 15K. Korir led five runners from Colorado Springs in a highly competitive race, finishing in 43:22. Shadrack Kipchirchir was second in 43:23 with Sam Chelanga third in 43:28, Stanley Kebenei fourth in 43:29, and Paul Chelimo fifth in 43:46.
Hasay, of Beaverton, Oregon led the women in the USA National 15K race, finishing in 49:28. Emily Infeld of Portland was second in 49:42, Neely Gracey and Laura Thweatt, both of Superior, CO, were third and fourth in 49:47 and 49:54 respectively. Fifth was Natosha Rogers of Littleton, CO, in 50:01.
Kevin Castille of Lafayette, LA, was male masters champion in 46:20. Chris Mutai of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, was second in 49:57, and William Vanos of Orlando third in 50:15.
Carerra, Allen are Half Marathon Winners as Runners Brave the Cold
WASHINGTON, DC – March 11 – Over 24,000 runners took flight through the nation’s capital at the United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington DC Marathon & ½ Marathon braving the cold with smiles on their faces. United Airlines joined forces with the event for the first time as the title partner welcoming runners from all 50 states and 52 countries. Mid-March in Washington D.C. typically means early-spring like weather with favorable conditions for a fast run through our nation’s capital, but on Saturday, Old Man Winter refused to give in, which made runners work a little bit harder for their cherished finish medal.
By Rae Ann Darling Reed
(This column appeared in the March issue of Running Journal.)
Last month I posed the question “is it possible to literally be inspired daily?” This month, I am more sure than ever of my answer after reading the December 2016 and January 2017 issues of Running Journal.
One of my New Year’s resolutions is to cycle once a week. After missing six weeks of running last fall I discovered I need some extra cardiovascular work without the pounding. I committed to one cycling session at the gym each week in addition to strength training twice a week and running five days a week to prepare for Boston 2017.
He’s running Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon in DC as 6-time winner.
WASHINGTON, DC — When you are a husband, a father with two young sons, an international ship broker and a world-class marathoner/ultramarathoner with some zany accomplishments, you multitask.
So for an interview covering a range of subjects leading up to Saturday’s United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon Washington D.C., 42-year-old Michael Wardian stepped on the treadmill in his D.C. office garage during lunch hour, set it on a 12-percent incline and chatted away.
LAKELAND, FL — Phil Brown, 40, ultra runner and husband of Running Journal columnist Mary Marcia Brown, was killed March 1 in a head-on crash with a truck while riding his motorcycle.
Brown had won the St. Sebastian, FL, 100 Mile race in November, setting the course record of 26 hours, one minute and 53 seconds (26:01:53).
WASHINGTON D.C. - The 2017 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run, to be held on April 2nd, has been awarded Gold Level Inspire Certification by the Council for Responsible Sport, an Oregon-based non-profit promoting sustainability in sports. The Council's Inspire events represent the pinnacle of achievement and stand as an example and inspiration to others.
WILMINGTON, NC – As part of its new mission, Leading Our Community to Outstanding Health, New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) will be the official naming sponsor of the Wrightsville Beach Marathon. NHRMC will replace QuintilesIMS as title sponsor beginning in 2018.