|Sept 2011 archive|
Sep 30 - The Eudora XC Invitational was held Thur. evening, Sept 29 at the Fall Leaf Farm, privately owned land north of Eudora. It was a beautiful setting, the teams had a cookout afterwards, and it it was generally a fun time.
Sep 26 - Raven Rajani (Lecompton) holding the Clintie, the sea serpent, award at the 3rd Annual Shoreline Shuffle, the 5K trail race at Clinton Lake last Sunday.
Winners were Grant Holmes and Erika Gray.
Practices will be held at 5:30 pm on Wednesday and Thursday at the CC course at Haskell University. Sunday practices are at 4:00 pm. For more information on the Brocaw Blazers and the meets that will run: http://www.brocawblazers.org/. People can also call Jim Beiter, 785-766-2098 or Dave Ramsey, 816-365-7938.
Sep 18 - National Orienteering Day was held around the country today and Orienteer Kansas hosted their event at the Robinson Gym fields. more photos
Sep 16 - Thanks to Vanessa Heit for sharing this YouTube video for the locals about the Howard Family Challenge. Can an office-working southerner beat his dad in the English sport of fell running? The video was part of the Kendal Mountain Film Festival short film selection 2005.
Sep 13 - Trail Hawks host Lawrence’s first-ever hundred-mile trail race -
Results: 1. Norman Decelles, 27, Lawrence, 23:15:30; 2. Elden Galano, 53, Wichita, 28:36:00; 3. Robert Murphy, 53, LaVista, Neb., 29:19:41; 4. Coleen Voeks, 38, Kansas City, Kan., 29:23:06; 5. Gary Henry, 55, Lawrence, 29:49:47; 6. Kevin Guest, 42, Rea, Mo., 30:28:02; 7. Debbie Webster, 51, Gardner, 31:36:11
See photos by Chris Wristen.
Sep 10 - Here's Gary Henry getting ready for today's Hawk Hundred (Old School) at Clinton State Park which began at 9 am.
Sep 7 - Read Kiplimo
From today's Lawrence Journal-World: Lawrence has received a number of designations: “Best Small Art Town,” “Bicycle Friendly Community,” “Tree City USA” and “Best College Town.” Now, it can add “Runner Friendly Community” to its list. It recently received the recognition from the oldest and largest distance running organization in the nation, Road Runners Club of America. more & comments
Sep 3 - Scenes from the North Shore Trail Run at Clinton Lake hosted by the Trail Nerds.
Another former KU Relays performer wins gold at the world champs. Veronica Brown-Campbell (Jamaica) out-dueled Carmelita Jeter and Allyson Felix for gold in the women's 200m final. VBC ran for Barton County Community College around 2005. You can catch videos of all the event finals at Flotrack.
Sep 2 - A great day for U.S. track at the World Champs in Daegu, South Korea. During a 32-minute span, LaShinda Demus set an American Record in the women’s 400m hurdles, Jesse Williams ended a 20-year drought by Team USA in the high jump by winning gold, and Jenny Simpson won the first American gold medal in the women’s 1,500m since 1983. more
Scott Russell of Canada (& KU alumnus) falls as he competes during the men's javelin throw qualifying event at the IAAF World Championships Sept 1, 2011.
Sep 1 - The KU cross-country team has a home meet this Sat, with the first race starting at 9:00 am.
The meet is at Rim Rock Farm, the course created by Bob Timmons. It's a challenging course for the runners but laid out in a way that is very friendly for spectators. The 1998 NCAA championship meet was held there and many of us remember an exciting race won by Adam Goucher over Abdi Abdirahman.
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