In today's Journal-World: Just a few months ago, Heather Brandenburg was told she’d likely never be able to run again. But the 21-year-old KU student didn’t let that stop her. She pushed through the pain and is now training to participate in the Kansas Half Marathon, which takes place in Lawrence this November. more
Reminder this Tues, Sept 30th is the info meeting for the 8-week training program to get ready for the Thanksgiving Day 5K. 6:30 pm at the Lawrence Public Library. Today's USA Weekend magazine offered tips on getting ready for a turkey trot 5K. The club's certified coaches can provide the guidance to reach your goals.
The Dr Bob Run held at Rim Rock Farm on the 20th is in memory of Dr. Bob Frederick with proceeds going to the scholarship for graduate and undergraduate students majoring in sports management.
Three races for children and adults. The selection of photos zoomed in on three groups - Red Dog's workout group, the KU Running Club and the middle schoolers in the runLawrence cross country program.
TrailRunner Magazine selected 20 beginner-friendly trail ultras in the USA and among the 20 is Lawrence, KS. Here's the report:
Midwest: Free State Trail Run 100K, 40 Mile, 26.2 Mile and 13.1 Mile
Photo by Rick Mayo / Mile 90 Photography
This race, put on by the Kansas-City-based club Trail Nerds, features a 20-plus mile loop course in Clinton Lake State Park in nearby Lawrence. Don't be fooled by your flat, yawn-inducing vision of a standard Kansas landscape; the race website warns that the mostly singletrack trails are rockier and hillier than you might expect. Come for the great race organization and stay for the after-party, which features vegan food options.
WATCH: Runner Races London Tube - A London runner tried to see if he could exit the London Tube at the Mansion House stop and reboard the train at the next stop, Cannon Street. He had one minute and 20 seconds to cover the quarter mile, including navigating stairs, turnstiles and around pedestrians.
On the ultra side last weekend, the Hawk 100 was held at Clinton State Park hosted by the Lawrence Trail Hawks. Here's Gary Henry looking pretty alert after 100 miles. (image by Mile 90 Photography)
(left) Kimi Reed (3503, Springfield, MO) and Connie Teague (3788, Lee's Summit, MO) rounded the last corner with 300 meters to go, exchanged leads then Reed crossed the line in 35:16.2 to Teague's 35:17.8 for the win.
Becky McClure, Liz Dobbins and Dee Boeck display their awards from the Kansas City Plaza 10K.
Run a mile race, instead of a marathon. - short, intense exercise may beat endurance sports.
The mile is making a comeback. Since 1999, the number of mile-length road races in the U.S. has more than doubled to 700, according to Bring Back the Mile, an organization devoted to promoting the distance that once made famous Roger Bannister, the first man to run a sub-four-minute mile, and Jim Ryun, the first high-school athlete to do so. This Saturday's Fifth Avenue Mile, a New York Road Runners event, will host a field of 5,000, up from 52 at its 1981 debut. more (from the Wall Street Journal, Sep 9, 2014, Kevin Helliker)
The start of the North Shore Trail Run at Clinton State Park hosted by the KC Trail Nerds. Mile 90 Photography Results
Here's another exciting finish video. On Thurs, Aug 28, Jenny Simpson won the 1500-meters in Zurich, and with it, the Diamond League overall title in the event. She became the best miler in the world in 2014, and in a sport that often mires itself chasing times or medals, Simpson's accomplishment had nothing to do with either and was more rewarding than both.
Former Olympic champion Billy Mills will attend a ceremony Sat, Aug 30 to unveil a new walking trail to be used by the Kickapoo Nation on the tribe’s reservation near Horton. Ribbon cutting for the trail is scheduled for 8:45 am, followed by a walk at 9.
“Billy is going to speak about the impact of the horrendous epidemic condition of diabetes on Native American people, including the issue of suicide among Native American people,” said Steve Cadue, tribal chairman for the Kansas Kickapoo. more
Here's the broadcast (including all the ads) of Billy Mills on This is Your Life in 1984. The original VHS tape (Sept 2013) was given to KU teammate Ernie Shelby as a gift by the producers of the show celebrating Billy's life and that Olympic win in Tokyo. Among the surprise guests was Coach Bill Easton.
Special note: On that famous win in Tokyo 50 years ago, American television viewers were able to hear the surprise and drama as NBC expert analyst Dick Bank screamed, "Look at Mills, look at Mills" over the more sedate play-by-play announcer Bud Palmer, who seemed to miss what was unfolding. For bringing that drama to the coverage, Bank was fired.
Welcome to our new Kansas RRCA rep.
Hello! My name is Trevor Darmstetter. I am excited to be the new Kansas RRCA State Representative.
A portion of what I will be doing is helping to support Kansas club/events, selecting state championship events, encouraging RRCA programs like the upcoming Run@Work Day and Run@School Day, and assisting you with anything RRCA related.
I am going to be very active on the Kansas RRCA facebook page (this replaces an older Facebook page) and encourage you to "like" this page along with asking you and your club members to do the same. I want to use this as the primary way to promote any of the state clubs' programs and events.
I look forward in working with you and if there is anything that I can do for you, please let me know. Thank you!