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Photo and link to Flickr slideshow of the 2011 Hilltop Hustle. Photo from the KU Relays and link to Flickr slideshow. Link to SeeKCRun photos from the Clinton Free State 100K Trail Run.
  Start of the 1K children's run at the Hilltop Hustle; Kellie Wells won the women's 100m hurdles at the Sat competition of the
  Kansas Relays (more photos) (gmw); 350 runners on single tracks at the Clinton Free State Trail runs needed directions on a
  tight turn (Dick Ross photo)
  April 2011 archive    

Apr 23 - Complete results from the Kansas Relays. To view videos of all the races and competition, go to Flotrack which did live coverage of the Relays this week.
The Journal World has a great video (by Nick Krug) on how the downtown shot put competition area was built.

Apr 21 - Everything has to start someplace. Historians will note that the revival of track and field in the United States began Wednesday, April 20, 2011, right here in Lawrence, on Eighth Street, 80 feet or so east of New Hampshire. more
(Tom Keegan, Lawrence Journal-World)

Canadian Dylan Armstrong won the shot put event in downtown Lawrence. Eric Babb skywalks for the crowd.
Canadian Dylan Armstrong won the shot put event on Wed; on Thur the crowd look up to Eric Babb's legs in the long jump (gene wee photos)

Apr 18 - What a race in Boston today. Three equally talented runners finished within 6 seconds of each other with Kenya's Caroline Kilel edging Michigan's Desiree Davila by 2 seconds. Sharon Cherop (Kenya) was 4 seconds back. America's best chance for a victory since 1985 was so close. No matter where they're from, these three made it one of the most exciting finishes.

Then minutes later came Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya) in a record time of 2:03:02 in the men's race. Boston record? How about the world's fastest? But Boston times don't count being a point-to-point downhill course. No boring finish either with Moses Mosop losing the sprint by 4 seconds.

But you all knew that. How did our locals and alums do? (full results)

Bib Name Age Sx Hometown Ovrl Div Pl Time
221 Gruber, Charlie 32 M Golden CO 189 143 2:38:30
3521 Huseman, Levi T. 23 M Tonganoxie 1309 884 2:58:35
408 Ladron, Diego 21 M Lawrence 1784 1159 3:02:19
4207 Borchers, Tim 42 M Topeka 3792 650 3:14:24
7474 Lemasters, Kevin 42 M Topeka 8320 1399 3:32:20
14924 Bergkamp, Sarah M. 20 F Lawrence 8818 1408 3:34:10
10384 Skeffington-Vos, Hadley 22 F Minburn IA 9188 1516 3:35:12
14608 McDermott, Lisa 28 F Lawrence 10987 2144 3:41:49
17891 Eggenberger, Melinda 39 F Berryton 18407 4014 4:12:51
19614 Reed, John S. 70 M Lawrence 22374 75 4:57:18
8253 Reed, Paul M. 42 M Lawrence 22375 2206 4:57:18
25968 Hill, Denis E. 71 M Topeka 23490 96 5:34:05

Link to Flickr slideshow for the 2011 Kansas Half Marathon.Apr 17 - Supporting Health Care Access was the goal for the Kansas Half Marathon, 10K and 5K races that started this year from Haskell stadium. A good crowd came up on a cool and sunny morning. Left, Manhatttan's Emily Dittemore won the women's half marathon.
The 10K was possibly as short as 5.3 to 5.5 mi. The 10K and 5K courses were not certified.
| results | slideshow |

A belated congratulations to Cal Thoman on his overall 2nd place at the windy Oz Marathon with a time of 2:52:56 only 20 seconds out of first place.

“Runners are the fittest group of sick and injured people in the world.” That’s from the back of my well-thumbed copy of The Runner’s Complete Medical Guide. I can’t prove it, but I bet everyone in the running community is either injured, or knows someone who’s injured. I bet that’s the case with you, dear reader — it certainly is with Yours Truly. - Gary Henry more

Apr 16 - KU student Mackenzie Abernathy placed 2nd overall in the female category at last weekend's (Apr 9) Eisenhower Marathon in Abilene. Abernathy's time was 3:20:52. See results for other local area runners.

Results have been posted for the Apr 3, 2011 Brew to Brew Run from Boulevard Brewery in KC to Free State Brewery in Lawrence. The solo competition was also the RRCA State Championship for an ultra event. Winners were Brooks Williams (Colorado Springs, CO) running the 43.5 miles in 5:35:31 and Vicky Shupe (Augusta, KS) in 7:26:15. Read Brooks' Brew to Brew road trip report. This was Vicky's first ultra race.

Results from the Oz Marathon in Olathe today do not list home towns. Here's a partial list of people from Lawrence and Topeka I came across today who ran.
and Marla Rhoden both ran as pacers for the 3:30 and 3:50 groups. If you're from the Lawrence area and want to be recognized, email me the results. (also see complete results) - Gene Wee

540 Cal Thoman Lawrence M3034 2 1/53 2:52:56.24 6:37
255 Erika Gray Lawrence F3034 228 8/27 4:14:57.09 9:44
291 Karen Hyde Lawrence F4549 93 2/17 3:45:42.01 8:37
209 Cynthia Dunham Lawrence F4549 250 7/17 4:19:26.51 9:55
210 John Dunham Lawrence M4549 206 21/37 4:10:45.71 9:35
469 Brad Rhoden Topeka M5559 47 2/20 3:30:13.23 8:02
470 Marla Rhoden Topeka F5559 110 1/9 3:49:17.99 8:46
Half Marathon            
1787 Kyle Stout Baldwin M2529 134 18/48 1:52:59.12 8:38
1119 Amy Carillo Lawrence F3034 274 31/107 1:59:36.22 9:09
1734 Michelle Shelley Ottawa F4044 561 40/67 2:17:30.83 10:30
1877 Kellie Westgate Ottawa F4549 572 11/35 2:18:38.34 10:35
1350 Carlotta Hemphill Lawrence F5559 518 3/9 2:15:25.85 10:21
5121 Joanie Starks Lawrence F5559 60 1/7 26:22.98 8:31
5102 Stacy Riggins Lawrence F5054 38 1/23 24:38.93 7:58

Photo of start of Race Ipsa 5K and lick to Flickr slideshow.Apr 9 - Start of the Race Ipsa 5K on the KU campus. Event proceeds benefit Douglas County Legal Aid, which provides free legal services to those without financial means.

The event name come from one of the topics in law school. In the common law of negligence, the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur (Latin for "the thing speaks for itself") states that the elements of duty of care and breach can be sometimes inferred from the very nature of the accident, even without direct evidence of how any defendant behaved.

See the results from the Run for Life 10 Mile RRCA State Championships in Topeka.

Apr 6 - Workouts must be tough at this place. Thanks to Keith Dowell for sharing.

Photo of Point Loma Fitness Center with entrance with steps and outdoor escalator.

Apr 5 - Who from the City of Massachusetts Street (and surrounding area) is running the Boston Marathon on Apr 18th? (revised 4/12)

Bergkamp, Sarah M. 20 F Lawrence
Borchers, Tim 42 M Topeka
Eggenberger, Melinda 39 F Berryton
Gruber, Charlie 32 M Golden CO
Hill, Denis E. 71 M Topeka
Huseman, Levi T. 23 M Tonganoxie
Ladron, Diego 21 M Lawrence
Lemasters, Kevin 42 M Topeka
May, Kristin 41 F Basehor
McDermott, Lisa 28 F Lawrence
Reed, John S. 70 M Lawrence
Reed, Paul M. 42 M Lawrence
Skeffington-Vos, Hadley J. 22 F Minburn IA
Reed, Paul M. 42 M Lawrence

Apr 4 - Starting at the Finish Line: The Coach Buehler Story will have its Kansas City Premiere on Thurs, Apr 7 at the AMC Theaters Kansas City FilmFest. Narrated by Executive Producer Grant Hill and produced/directed by Amy Unell, Starting at the Finish Line: The Coach Buehler Story, is a documentary about Coach Al Buehler, or "Coach" as everyone calls him. The three-time Olympic Track & Field coach and professor at Duke University is still teaching "History & Issues of Sports" in his 56th year. He has coached and inspired such Olympians as Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Carl Lewis, and Duke icons including Grant Hill, Shane Battier and Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski. But his latest challenge may be his greatest - an inoperable brain tumor. Coach Buehler's former students, Hill and Unell, have teamed up to share this personal story of a man who changed history from the track.  Director/Producer and KC native Amy Unell will be in attendance to present the film during the KC FilmFest.

Tickets at the box office or http://kcfilmfest.org
For more info on the film:coachbuehler.com

Apr 3 - They shoot picture takers, don't they? At least that's what Gary Henry did. The water crossing at the Apr 2nd Rockin K Trail Run at Kanopolis State Park. You don't go as deep if you avoid where the horses went through. Distances were a 50 miler and a 26.2 mile marathon. All photos by Dick Ross

Photo of runner numbe 135 deep in the water corssing at Kanopolis State Park. The usual horses that make the water crossing. Gary Henry shoots the photographer.

This is a running race - the relay baton was the size DD bra;

this is running - over rocks on the road;

this is running, too (the boat crossing at Linwood) - all part of the Brew-to-Brew Relay Race April 3rd from Kansas City to Lawrence. (gmw)

Team Bra Size DD at the Linwood exchange.
Photo of runners approaching station number 9. Photo of boat crossing outside Linwood.

Apr 2 - TherapyWorks is offering a free Runners Clinic on Sat, Apr 9.

  • Biomechanical foot, ankle, and lower extremity analysis
  • Free Athletic Repulic trials
  • Free chair massages
  • Free physical therapy screenings
  • Free personal trainer consultations
  • Food and drink
  • Door prizes for first 50 runners         more info

Registration for the 2011 Sunflower State Games is now open. You may register on-line. Please review the Frequently Asked Questions and General Rules prior to completing your entry. Online registration is strongly encouraged. 

Apr 1 - Yes, it's true: Jogging, long thought to hurt knees with all that pounding and rattling around, may actually be beneficial for the complex and critical joint. There are caveats, though, especially for people who have suffered significant knee injury or are overweight. But for the most part, researchers say, jogging for your health seems like a good idea. (from NPR, Mar 28) more




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