If you missed Andrew Wheating's victory in the Pan Am 1500m race on July 27th, here's the Canadian broadcast and the report from IAAF's Spikes web site.
Andrew Wheating is very, very tall. Maybe not by shot putter or high jumper standards, but in middle distance circles he is positively Brobdingnagian in a land of Lilliputians (a reference for all the Gulliver's Travels fans out there). more
Many of us race too often to race well. Sage Canaday explains why, and how you can structure your training to maximize your trail and ultra race results. more (by Alex Kurt, Trail Runner, July 28, 2015)
Another ME Production: scenes from the Sunflower State Games Orienteering today.
If you’re anything like me, you have probably opened your computer a few days after a race, budding with excitement to see the race photos. You remember spotting the photographer at mile two, and striking your best pose as the camera clicked. You nervously click on the link, hoping for the best … and then you see it. Wearing your race-bib number is what appears to be a clumsy ostrich trying out for a twerking competition.
The running-like-a-twerking-ostrich struggle is real—and not just superficial. There are a few easy things you can practice to improve your form, helping you get faster and more efficient as well as more graceful. Here are three running-form tips you can benefit from today. more
(David Roche, Trail Runner, July 21, 2015)
The summer track season came to an end at the Southwest Middle School track meet this evening for the TCB Track Club.
Today was the second of the Summer Spray 5Ks hosted by the Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Among the runLawrence members competing in the race in Tonganoxie were Becky McClure (2nd F50), Molly Wood (1st F60) and Laurie Comstock. results | (photo of the start from Lawrence Memorial Hospital)
Congratulations to Paul Boone (Lawrence) on his first place in M41-50 at this year's Waldo McBurney 5K in Quinter, KS. Paul is age 50. The race celebrates life-long fitness and is in memory of Quinter's most famous centenarian, Waldo McBurney. Above is a scene on the race course.
Another blast from the past - KU sophomore-to-be Jim Ryun set a new world record in the mile run with a time of 3:51.3 on July 17, 1966. (from the KU History web page & Topeka Daily Capital)
At the track and field meet of the National Senior Games at the University of St. Thomas this month in St. Paul, MN.