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Link to the 2010 WOW Run Flickr slideshow. Climbing the Oread Hill at the Nash Dash.
   WOW Run participants were treated to fall colors on Oct 30th; the King of the Hill race within the Nash Dash (gmw)
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Photo of Baldwin High School Cross Country teams - 2010 class 4A state champiions.

Oct 30 - WAMEGO — It's been five years since the Baldwin High School’s cross country teams have both won state championships in the same year — until here today at the Class 4A state meet. The girls outdistanced runnerup Desoto 58 pts to 105 with a 7-11-19-21-25 finish among their top five. The boys were equally impressive scoring 66 pts (2-6-23-27-30) ahead of 2nd place Mulvane with 89 pts. Top finishers were Elizabeth Sigvaldson and Tony Weiss. more
(Jimmy Gillispie photo)

Lawrence High boys took 3rd at the 6A race at Rim Rock Farm. more

Oct 29 - Entries are coming in for the Thanksgiving Day 5K in Lawrence from Alaska to Boston. Join our guests and the local crowd for a healthy start to the holiday feast. Check the list of who's signed up. The entry form is available on line and various sporting goods stores and recreation centers in town.

Oct 28 - From the NY Times: Having won world championships or set world records from the metric mile to the marathon, Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia is considered by many the greatest distance runner of this or any generation. And yet as he prepares for the New York City Marathon on Nov. 7, Gebrselassie’s world mark of 2 hours 3 minutes 59 seconds has fostered debate about competition versus records and has drawn criticism from some elite runners for the orchestrated way his fastest times over 26.2 miles were achieved. more

Oct 26 - Francis Sporting Goods is having a New Balance sale from Oct 30th through Nov 6th.  You will receive 20% off New Balance product plus receive a free t-shirt.  You can also register for a free pair of shoes and other prizes. Hope to see you there. More info

Oct 18 - There's a mile race in the the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, AZ. That's the vertical measurement. It's actually one of the toughest road marathon races.

The New York Times reports: The New York marathon is a walk in the park compared with what took place up the side of this mountain on Sunday. Boston’s famed Heartbreak Hill? A molehill. In what was billed as the world’s toughest road marathon, 26.2 miles at high altitude that went up and up and then up some more, hundreds of runners huffed and puffed up one of Tucson’s highest peaks. more

Photo of dog and runner cross the creek at Kill Creek.
Hesitation at the stream crossing at the Fall Fell Run at Kill Creek Park (Oct 17) (Dick Ross photos)

Oct 17 - At Sat's Sunflower League Cross Country Championships, Free State's Lynn Robinson and the Lawrence High boys team both took 3rd. Story from the Lawrence Journal-World.

Results from the junior high 1 mile races: GIRLS: 8th grade: 1. Leah Gabler 6:27; 3. Hannah Reussner 6:41; 8. Mallory McFall 7:05; 7th grade: 5. Maddie Stegman 6:46; 16: Aimee Neilson 7:27. BOYS: 7th grade: 5. Ethan Donley 6:18; 13. Griffin Hardy 7:06; 14. Brian Thimmesch 7:07; 24. Nate Goertzen 7:50.

Oct 16 - Former KU runner Paige Higgins is developing into one of the top marathoners in the U.S. and is featured in the Nov issue of Running Times. She worked with Greg McMillan on improving her running form.

Links - Paige Higgins Marathon Makeover:Part 1: Recap and recovery
Part 2: Form change and basic speed

Award winners of Lawrence area runners from today's Waddell & Reed KC Marathon races:

Bo Jones Topeka 3rd M40
Brian Daldorph Lawrence 2rd M50
Brad Rhoden Topeka 3rd M55
Marla Rhoden Topeka 1st F55
Pam Perica Bonner Springs 2nd F55
Half Marathon      
D J Hilding Lawrence 2nd M25
Grant Catloth Lawrence 2nd M18
Mike Slack Lawrence 3rd M25
Pip Taylor Lawrence 1st Female
Tristan Chapman Eudora 3rd M-17
Clay Lang Topeka 2nd M70
Thomas Leggins Lawrence 1st M45
Robert Kleopfer Lawrence 1st M65
Stacy Riggins Lawrence 2nd F50
Joanie Starks Lawrence 3rd F55
Teri Hatfield Lawrence 1st F60

Oct 11 - Top finish among Lawrence area runners at Chicago was Lisa McDermott in 3:37:10. more results

On the same day as the Chicago event (10/10/10), the best local finishers at the Prairie Fire Marathon in Wichita were Brad Rhoden (3:17:33) and Marla Rhoden (3:38:02), both of Topeka. In the half marathon, Kyle Gerstner had the best local time (1:35:36) while Lindsey Funk ran a 1:51:27; both are from Lawrence. more results

Oct 10 - Early results: At the Chicago Marathon, Lawrence's Cindy Dunham ran a 4:39:02 while John Dunham finished in 4:33:00 and Julie Gasper did 4:36:34.

Oct 9 - Results from the Nash Dash. 5K winners: Carlos Lopez 19:19 and Lori Norwood 21:05. 10K: DJ Hilding 35:50 and Danielle Snyder 44:56. King of the Hill: Jake Deckert 0:52 and Andrea Stewart 1:10. The event celebrated the 60 years the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center has served the Lawrence community. Organizers ware not afraid to show off the fine hills as all runners got to run down 13th Street and up 12th Street and the 10Kers got the bonus uphill to 11th & West Campus Road.

Oct 4 - Results for the Lawrence junior high cross country team at Sat's (Oct 2) Community America International Meet at the Baldwin City Golf Course:
BOYS 1 MILE, 7th grade: Ethan Donley 6:21; Griffin Hardy 6:48; Nate Goertzen 7:52. GIRLS 1 MILE, 7th grade: 13. Maggie Stegman 6:53; Aimee Neilsen 7:27; 8th grade: 3. Leah Gabler 6:32; 6. Hannah Reussner 6:39; Mallory McFall 7:14.

Photo of DJ Hilding Photo of Lori Norwood Photo of boy holding a Rug Rat Run award Sophia Wharton curtsies
Sandrat Trail Run (Oct 3):  Overall winners - DJ Hilding and Lori Norwood; holding the award from the Rug Rat Run; Sophia Wharton curtsies. (Dick Ross photos)



New 2011 members for Oct.
LaRisa Chambers-Lochner
Stephanie Day
Jake Deckert
The Greenhoots (Andrea,
Christopher, Augustus, Gracia)
Charles Hunt
The McCaffertys (Mike,
Betsy, Tristan & Nancy)
Barry Nason
Alicia Rosales
Michael Slack


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