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27th Annual Huntsville Track Club Awards

Date: 
12/27/2010 - 08:50
Date: 
12/27/2010 - 08:50

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After a pleasant drive up Monte Sano Mountain, we entered the magnificent old stone Monte Sano State Park Lodge banquet room to the beautiful, soothing music of Shirley Hardy playing the harp. After a short period of socializing while all arrived, the more than 100 members and guests attending the 27th Annual Huntsville (AL) Track Club Awards Banquet were treated to a superb spaghetti dinner gratis of the HTC. The music and food had set the mood for a wonderful evening of award presentations.

Regional features
Date: 
12/17/2010 - 13:01

Youth running program tied to Let's Move Miami campaign

Running USA wire
MIAMI - Middle School students throughout the Dade County School system have begun training in the 2011 ING Run For Something Better® program, which will conclude Sunday, January 30 with more than 5,000 kids participating in a 1.2 mile-run as part of ING Miami Marathon and Half-Marathon® festivities.

The ING Run For Something Better is aligning with First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! national campaign, which hopes to solve the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation so that children born today will reach adulthood at a healthy weight. That initiative involves diet and exercise such as training for the ING Run For Something Better. The local initiative, called Let's Move Miami, runs though February 22.

Regional features
Date: 
12/02/2010 - 13:29

Inaugural program to shine national spotlight on running's benefits and impacts in communities across the country

rrca logo.jpgRoad Runners Club of America (RRCA) announces its inaugural Runner Friendly Community designation. Running is one of the most popular and affordable forms of exercise to get and keep people fit and healthy, and many communities support a variety of sports and sporting facilities and at the heart of almost every sport is running.

Regional features
Date: 
11/30/2010 - 18:20

By Lena Hollmann
In the 1987 New York City Marathon, Priscilla Welsh stunned the world by being the overall female winner in a time of 2:30:17, at the age of 42. At that time it was virtually unheard of that a masters runner would take the overall crown in a major road race. We all assumed that as we reached our late 30s, our race times would start to slowly deteriorate, and that after we turned 40, we would no longer have the ability to compete on a level field with younger runners.

Regional features
Date: 
11/23/2010 - 19:01

By Jared Little
In 2007 Brian Boyle competed in his first Ironman triathlon and finished in a time of 14 hours and 42 minutes. Two weeks ago (Nov. 6) in Florida he dropped over 4.5 hours when he finished his third Ironman in a time of 10 hours and 14 minutes. With limited recovery, this past Saturday (Nov. 20) he competed in his first ultramarathon/trail event when he ran in the JFK 50 Mile, which is the oldest ultramarathon in the country. Due to the very technical terrain and also the endurance needed to run to course, some don’t even make it to the finish line - Brian finished in 9:50:16.

Regional features
Date: 
11/15/2010 - 09:22

By Lena Hollmann/Running Journal/November 2010
Recently the results were published from a USA Track and Field-sponsored clinical trial, that sought to answer the question whether stretching before running increases the risk of injury. Close to 1,400 volunteers completed the study, after being randomly assigned to either perform a specified pre-run stretching routine or no pre-run stretching at all, for a three month period. When a volunteer was sidelined from their usual running routine for three days or more, it was counted as an injury.

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Run Like An Animal

Date: 
11/15/2010 - 09:18
Date: 
11/15/2010 - 09:18

By Lee Fidler/Running Journal/November 2010
“Y’all sound like a team of draft horses,” shouted my college track coach. He was referring to me and my two fellow freshman distance runner teammates as we completed a 440 on the Furman University track. Certainly we did not sparkle in comparison to our All-American triple jump teammate, a junior.

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Running safely in the dark

Date: 
11/04/2010 - 11:30
Date: 
11/04/2010 - 11:30

By Shahin Hadian
Fleet Feet Sports
Knoxville, TN

For some of us, running in the dark is a necessity. The manufacturers of technical apparel and accessories have gone a long way to provide us with 360-degree reflectivity, high number of candle power on our apparel and footwear, blinking lights for better visibility or better sight. As a specialty store, we have many options to keep you visible during your runs when the sun is down.

Regional features
Date: 
10/23/2010 - 14:38

It could be a friend, a stranger, a runner. Every three days, more Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest than the number who died in the 9-11 attacks. You can lessen this recurring loss by performing Continuous Chest Compression CPR, a hands-only CPR method that doubles a person’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest.

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Carolinas Track and Field Club

Date: 
10/22/2010 - 11:19
Date: 
10/22/2010 - 11:19

Carolina T-F.jpgThe Carolinas Track and Field Club of Charlotte was founded in 2001 by Dr. Gordon Edwards who had experience coaching on the high school level and in college at Nevada Las Vegas and Campbell University. We started with only five members. Today we have more than 100 members throughout North and South Carolina. Membership is open to men and women ages 25 and over.

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