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Boston was a Safe Success but what else happened Last Weekend? April 27, 2014

Boston got lots (maybe too much) Attention and thankfully no cowardly terrorist arrived and Russia was too involved in Ukraine to set up another attack.

But what else happened in running last weekend?

Several years ago, I ran in Louisville so how did the  Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon go? Plus in the neighborhood they have a cool Horse race( and party)  I read a bunch of great reports on line but recommend it as a great place to run and weekend to visit a great city.

** http://derbyfestivalmarathon.com/

Now a little further West- runners flocked to Salt Lake City for a well produced and popular race. I do love to read race reports and it amazes me how 1 person loves it and another whines like a little child.  What makes people cry so much?  Overall if is/was a great  race and will be on my calendar in the future. I don’t know a lot about Salt Lake City but there is a cool Lake nearby….

##   http://www.saltlakecitymarathon.com

 

The Bel Monte Enduraace Runs ( 5omile, 50k, 25k) enjoyed great weather in the Blue Ridge Mountains and a great crowd running the 3 races that feature 46 glorious trail miles and only 4 miles paved. The races were put on by Bad to the Bone Endurance Sports http://www.badtothebone.biz.

http://belmonteraces.com/

*Facebook info-  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bel-Monte-Endurance-Races/174549122590137

 

Miller Lite Charlottesville Marathon , Whole Foods Half Marathon Weekend April 7, 2014

IMG_9381JKW      Saturday April 5, 2014 the 12th Annual Miller Lite Charlottesville marathon was held in historic downtown Charlottsville. The weather was perfect with a starting temperature in the 30’s and the high during the race of 59.

The weekend went well with a great Expo and Beer garden on Friday and Saturday. Music was playing and the town was receptive and enjoyed the attention on our great city and flow of visiting  runners from all over the USA.

The new course boasted many great views of the community and the burgeoning spring colors. Running in this historic community is a great pleasure for those of us from here and great to present it to our “sweaty” guests.

Follow the information at www.charlottesvilllemarathon.com  and

 

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=183058511768974

 

Women’s Awards -Marathon

    1 Catherine Sykes      31 3:02:56    ,             2 Rosemary Barber      23 3:09:58   ,            3 Rebecca Browne       45 3:21:58

 MEN’s Awards-Marathon

1 Aaron Misera         23 2:48:22  ,             2 Carl Schwarz         30 2:54:39  ,          3 Michael Dubovsky     29 3:01:21

Women’s Awards- Half Marathon

    1 Stephanie Phelps     24 1:25:28              2 Rachelle Lee-Warner  35 1:27:24               3 Parker Rhodes        21 1:27:56

 Men’s Awards – Half Marathon              

1 Nathaniel Powers     23 1:19:21              2 Jeffrey Young        22 1:20:13              3 Ben Campbell         20 1:20:29

Women’s Awards – 8K   

1 Ali Spies            25   31:52                 2 Kristin Cupido       25   32:49                3 Carly Page           28   33:06

   Men’s Awards – 8K              

  1 Jamie Symons         40   31:25                2 Jonathan Stocking    31   32:17                3 Nicholas Pritchett   33   34:07

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Disney Marathon 2014 in the Books January 12, 2014

Disney Marathon 2014 in the Books

I tend to personally shy away from these big races. I like 1000-2500 runners for a morning of fun

The Disney and some of the related fun have always been interesting to me. Maybe the kid that watched Wide World of Disney on Sunday night is thinking of a day or 2 in the parks and then a nice 5 hour jog.

*More reports-

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/on-the-town/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2014/1/12/walt_disney_world_ma.html

*And the website if you want to plan for next race:

http://www.rundisney.com/

 

2013 NY Marathon results November 4, 2013

Filed under: Marathons,Race Reports,Races — bigfootmarty @ 3:41 am

Enjoyed the race coverage on TV today- Hopefully more races will be covered that way.

 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2013/11/03/new-york-city-marathon-kenyan-runners-sweep/3416033/

Not sure if NY is in my future- do I include it in future goals and hopes?

 

Marathon World record.. October 3, 2013

Filed under: Marathons,Race Reports,Races — bigfootmarty @ 6:05 pm
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Marathon World record..

What is your PR?

Any chance of 2 hours and change?

 

What is with banning someone from a race? September 13, 2012

Filed under: Marathons,Races — bigfootmarty @ 7:54 pm

Has Chicago banned Lance from running in the race? Why?

http://www.chicagomarathon.com

Was he going to compete? were any Americans going to “compete”- they might race but not compete.

I think the Chicago group ought to focus on having excess water and cups available so they don’t repeat the fiasco they had a few years ago.

Though he probably used some PED- it was never seen or discovered . the USADA like the FED have too much unchecked power and should be limited to testing and let the agencies involved with the individual sports make ay necessary decisions.

Just talked to a buddy who will be running the New York race this year and he was hoping to race Lance if he went to NYC

http://www.nycmarathon.com   Will this be a great year? Will/Can any Americans make a reasonable showing?