April 2016 News

Apr 30

A week after the KU Relays, action again at the Rock Chalk Classic Track Meet. photos

Link to Flickr album of photos from the Rock Chalk CLassic Track Meet.

Apr 28

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

It is something of a cliché among runners, how the activity never fails to clear your head. Does some creative block have you feeling stuck? Go for a run. Are you deliberating between one of two potentially life-altering decisions? Go for a run. Are you feeling mildly mad, sad, or even just vaguely meh? Go for a run, go for a run, go for a run. more
(by Melissa Dahl, Science of Us, nymag.com, Apr 21, 2016 - thanks to Bill Kinnersley for finding the article)

Apr 25

A new Sunday afternoon group walk called Stoic Steps will begin on May 15th hosted by Ad Astra Running.  This free group walk will be gentle enough for virtually anyone to participate.  Each week we’ll walk a little farther while enjoying a fun philosophical discussion. More info: J. Jenkins, j.jenkins@adastrarunning.com.

Apr 24

Scenes from the Saturday events at the Kansas Relays. (left) Whitney Adams anchored the KU women to a win in the 4x400 relay; Lawrence High's Amani Bledsoe competed in the shot put event. More photos

Link to photos from the Saturday events at the Kansas Relays.


Apr 23

Photo of Ida Keeling.At 100, Still Running for Her Life -

On a cloudless Sunday afternoon in April, a 100-year-old woman named Ida Keeling laced up her mustard yellow sneakers and took to the track at the Fieldston School in the Bronx. Her arrival was met without fanfare. In fact, no one in the stands seemed to notice her at all.
(by Noah Remnick & Erica Berenstein, Apr 22, 2016, The New York Times)

Apr 22

More photos from Friday at the Relays - at Rock Chalk Park and downtown Lawrence.

Link to selection of photos from Friday's Kansas Relays events.


Apr 21

Kansas Relays started Wed, Apr 20 with the decathlon and heptathlon competitions. Thursday's program included the pole vault event at the Salty Iguana parking lot, men's college open long jump and the final 800m for the women's heptathlon. more photos

Pole vaulting at Salty Iguana.

Photo from the Thursday morning events at the Kansas Relays.


Apr 20

Mark Curp set the world record in the half-marathon in 1985 and retained the American record for the following 22 years. After a diagnosis of lymphoma, Curp is currently in remission and is returning to running. (by David Eulitt, Kansas City Star, Apr 13, 2016)

Apr 19

Results of Lawrence Area runners at the Boston Marathon:

Bib Name Cat. City Time Age
Ovrl Pl
11163 Kongs, Jennifer F18-39 Lawrence 3:23:07 711 5547
15036 Hill, Jerry M. Jr. M50-54 Lawrence 3:33:52 746 8413
11469 Hoffman, Steve M45-49 Bonner Springs 3:37:40 1339 9242
16812 Geer, Babette F 40-44 Topeka 3:45:17 678 12410
30141 Collins, Katie F 28 Topeka 5:03:26 5358 24663

Apr 17

Fierce competition to the finish at the Sunflower Marathon Club 5K this afternoon at the Clinton Lake Softball Complex and Arboretum. more photos

Sprinting to the finish and for family pride at the Sunflower Marthon CLub 5K on April 17, 2016.

Apr 10

Scenes from the April 10th Crimson and Bloom 5K on the KU West Campus.

The Crimson and Bloom 5K Run, hosted by the KU Student Endowment Board, was held this morning to raise awareness about KU Endowment and the impact of donor support, preparing current students for their role as alumni and building a culture of philanthropy among KU students. more photos

Apr 9

This morning in the west part of Lawrence: action at the Hilltop Hustle at Rock Chalk Park, and also the KU Army ROTC Ranger Competition at Sesquicentennial Park by Clinton Lake.

The fun run at the Hilltop Hustle.

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KU Army ROTC Ranger Buddy Competition by Clinton Lake.

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