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Photo from the Free State Trail Run, April 20, 2013 at Clinton State Park. Link to Flickr photos from the 2013 Hilltop Hustle 5K. Link to Flickr slideshow from the April 27, 2013 St John Eagle 5K Run.
  Free State 100K Trail Race on Apr 20; Apr 27: Hilltop Hustle with tulips by the Kansas Union; Apr 27: St John Eagle 5K. (gmw).
  April 2013 archive    

Apr 29 - Warrior King: Keith Dowell (below left) was first of 205 M50-59s and 56th overall among 9,123 runners at the Warrior Dash on Sat, Apr 27 at Platte City, MO. Dog Day's leader Ken Baldwin also completed the challenge course placing 11th in the M60+ race.

Photo of Keith Dowell at the April 27 Warrior Dash in Kansas City. Link to the Flickr slideshow for the April 28 Head for the Cure Run in Lawrence, Kansas.

Apr 28 - A weekend packed with races in Lawrence. Above (top) are photos from the last Hilltop Hustle 5K on the certified 5K course through the KU campus. Future runs will be somewhere else. This was held Sat., Apr 27 At the same time a 5K started from downtown - the St John's Eagle Run (upper right photo).
On Sunday, the Head for the Cure 5K (above right) drew runners to the Haskell campus. It's the season; multiple options next weekend.
Stay healthy and don't overdo it.

Photo of Greg Burger's Scream.Apr 27 - Edvard Munch's "Greg's Scream" - What did the Western States 100 do to cause Greg Burger to scream?  Was it the strain of completing 100 miles or when he found out his entry was accepted?  Come to the next runLawrence club meeting and find out.

Sunday, May 5, 4:30 pm at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Mens 4x100 relay prelims. Start of the Kansas Half Marathon and link to Flickr slideshow.
(left) Flash on the turn in the men's 4x100 prelims at the Apr 19 KU Relays; the start of the Kansas Half Marathon on Apr 21 (gmw)

Apr 20 - From the KU Army ROTC Ranger Buddy Competition at Clinton State Park. More info. The run/walk with heavy backpacks was just the start of more skills competitions throughout the day.

Photo of the marsh crossing at the KU ROTC Ranger Buddy Competition at Clinton State Park, April 20, 2013.

Apr 18 - KU Med Center's Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Kim Templeton knows why women suffer more ACL tears than men. She also knows how women can avoid it and other sports injuries. It's all part of a new book she helped write that's changing the way women athlete's train and perform.


Apr 17 - And they gathered at the Manhattan Running Company to remember. . .

Photo runners at the Manhattan Running Company to remember Boston.

Apr 16 - Jon's Minutemen - Yesterday, during the Boston Marathon, a cowardly act of terrorism occurred: two bombs at the finish line killed three people and injured over 150. Early in the day, Jon King invited people in Lawrence to do their part by running/walking/strolling to show those who would harm us that we won't be stopped by their cowardice. A crowd of about 100 joined Jon at South Park at 6:30 pm in a 5K run/walk to support Boston. Many people wore their connections to Boston and the marathon. more photos

Photo from the Run for Boston 5K Run/Walk in LAwrence on April 16.

Apr 15, Patriots Day - Two Tales of a City.

It was the best of times. Cooler tempartures than last year's heat wave helped the Boston Marathon winners. Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa won 2:10:22 and Kenya's Rita Jeptoo won the women's race in 2:26:25. Lawrence KS runners finished all under 4 hours 10 min. - Tiffany Francis (3:35:11), Benjamin Jones (3:38:09) and John Frydman (3:48:00).

It was the worst of times. Francis had time to meet with her daughter to watch the finish. The clock read 4:10:00 before the first explosion near the finish. Over 100 spectators were injured, 3 died. A horrible scene. Our thoughts and prayers go to all the families. Like Munich in 1972 we will remember the deaths of the athletes at the Olympic Village. We also remembered Frank Shorter winning the marathon and the start of a running boom. To commemorate those who died and injuried, keep on running. Don't quit.

Apr 13 - While the big race in Kansas City that day was Rock the Parkway early Saturday morning, the KU Student Bar Association hosts the Race Ipsa 5K, a fun run each year. It's a low key event to raise funds for the Douglas County Legal Aid. Low key means staying on the sidewalks for the whole course.

Photo of the lead runner running passed the forsythia in front of Snow Hall. Photo of a couple with their dog finishing the 2013 Race Ipsa 5K.

Apr 7 - The rain held off for the Sunday edition of the Brew to Brew Run (below right). A Sat. Brew-to-Brew was mean for solo runners; Sunday was the usual relay teams. Click on the photo for the slideshow.

Flickr slideshow of the 2013 Bre to Brew Run.

Apr 6 - Results are posted for the Run for Life 10 Mile. Dam Run results will be out later. At Kanopolis State Park, Gary Henry was doing his 50 miler. The photo (above left) by Rick Mayo proves Gary does not walk on water.

(Below) Start of the 2013 Dam Run and Bobcat Fun Run at the Clinton Lake Softball Complex; more photos (gmw)


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