SEPTEMBER 2006 - VOL. 6, N. 9 (N. 62)
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• NORTH CAROLINA (USA) / Upcoming Asheville race training programs
The "Black Mountain Marathon" has become one of the most popular trail races in Western North Carolina. It is schedule to take place on February 24th, 2007. As stated on the official website (www.blackmountainmarathon.com) it will feature "an extremely demanding course run over rugged mountain terrain under potentially life-threatening weather conditions". This year, Jay Curwen, Black Mountain Marathon and Challenge Race Director, has endorsed Asheville Race Training to train local runners for this event. The group will be coached by nationally recognized ultrarunner and 2003 winner, Mark Lundblad. The first day of training will be Saturday, November 11 2006. Talks will be given on strength training, suggested weekly mileage, energy needs, correct running form, and more. For more details visit www.ncracetraining.com.
• ARGENTINA / Saladillo 10K Road Race results
On July 30th a Saladillo 10K Road Race had the names Maraviglia and Rodriguez feature prominently. The women's division was taken by Raquel Maraviglia in 34:20, with Valeria Rodriguez second in 34:26, Nadia Rodriguez third in 34:30, Roxana Preussler fourth in 34:35 and Vanesa Maraviglia fifth in 34:56. Juan Suárez captured the men's title in 30:01. Reprinted with permission from "Running Stats" (www.runningstats.com)
• USA / Have running shoes, will travel
When Beth Davenport laces up her running shoes and hits the pavement, it could be anywhere in the country. This forty-five year old runner and member of the 50 States Marathon Club, will soon be completing her goal of running a marathon in every state. On September 24th, Beth will cross the finish line of the "Clarence Demar Marathon" in Keene, New Hampshire - U.S. State number 50 on her list. A native of Greenfield, Massachusetts, Davenport is looking forward to her family and friends cheering her on, as she completes her last marathon. "Keene is about an hour away from where I grew up. So my mom and some friends will be driving up for the event", Beth explained to Marketing Manager, Louise Roach of SnowPack (one of her running sponsors, www.snowpackusa.com). "And maybe we'll have a party afterward to celebrate". Beth started running at the age of 30, seemingly by accident. She enjoyed walking to work, but one day found herself behind schedule. To pick up the pace, she decided to run. A co-worker who happened to be a runner, saw Beth sprinting through the parking lot and invited her to a group run. When Beth explained that she wasn't really a runner, the co-worker noted "but I just saw you running!" It was at that moment, Beth's running career was born! A year later in 1992, Davenport ran her first marathon. In 2001, Beth became a member of the 50 States Marathon Club on the day she completed her 20th marathon, a minimum requirement to join the organization. After that, she was on her way. With careful planning and strict budgeting of time and finances, Beth has accomplished her dream. "It can cost over $20,000 to complete 50 marathons. Travel expenses, race fees and paying for hotels can add up. One of the best parts of this process has been meeting people from the 50 States Club and sharing rides to keep down the costs. Plus the generosity of friends from all over the country who have put me up when I am running in their state, has been great!" When questioned about marathon memories, Beth recalled her most difficult marathon was in Stowe, Vermont in 2002, running in 90+ degree weather, up the side of a mountain. The most memorable event was in 1996 at the 100th "Boston Marathon". "I got wrapped up in the energy of the event and the huge number of runners - over 35,000!" She recently completed her 49th marathon on June 17th in Anchorage, Alaska. Her advice to would-be marathoners, dreaming of accomplishing the same goal: "Don't force it. Just enjoy it!" To date, Davenport has 68 marathons to her credit. "I am not planning to stop after I reach State number 50. My wish list includes being a member of the 100 Marathon Club. If I average 8 marathons a year, I'll reach 100 by age 50!" When asked the most valuable life lesson she has learned from pursuing her goal, Beth thought for a moment - then confidently replied, "Persistence!"
• MASSACHUSETTS (USA) / Third Annual North Shore Triathlon/BAC Tri-Challenge
The third annual "North Shore Triathlon/BAC Tri-Challenge" will take place on September 10, 2006 at Lynch Park and begin at 10:00 am. This annual Olympic-distance event has become a favorite among local triathletes. Comprised of individual and team competitors, last year's event gathered more than 250 athletes, families and friends for a day of challenging and exciting racing. The course consists of a 0.93 mile open harbor swim, out and around the Hannah Glover party boat, 24.8 mile challenging bike course around Beverly and Wenham. Triathletes then run 6.2 miles out and back on Route 127 along the scenic coast. Some competitors went on to compete in the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon in October. This year, with the assistance of their new sponsor, the Beverly Athletic Club, the race will offer free weekly coached workouts to prepare you for this challenging triathlon. For more information visit www.northshoretriathlon.org.
• COLORADO (USA) / Triathlon's Annual Congress offers something for everyone
Usa Triathlon's Annual Congress offers something for everyone involved in multi-sport. This is the second in a series of articles highlighting the various aspects of the 2007 event being held January 9-14 in Colorado Springs, Colorado (Usa). Coaches and athletes are featured in this installment, and "Congress 2007: Fueling the Multi-sport Lifestyle" has a little bit of everything for those looking to take home more valuable tips about multi-sport training and racing. "Congress is a great chance for people to network with coaches, race directors, athletes, and members of the national office staff", said USAT Coaching Education Manager Alan Ley. "It gives everyone the opportunity to ask questions and learn from other people across the country. Having it here in Colorado Springs gives us the luxury of having some of our best presenters". For more information, including detailed workshop schedules, information on general sessions, and to register, go to www.usatriathlon.org/events/2007_congress.htm. Source: www.transitiontimes.com
• COLOMBIA / Central American and Caribbean Games
Between July 25-29 in Cartagena de Indias were held the Central American and Caribbean Games. The men's 5000m was won by Juan Luis Barrios (Mexico) in 14:09.48, with Alejandro Suárez (Mexico) collecting silver in 14:10.58 and Norbert Gutiérrez (Cuba) bronze in 14:13.50. Bertha Sanchez struck gold in the women's equivalent, with a 16:17.13 and she was followed by silver medalist Dulce Rodriguez (Mexico) in 16:18.15 and bronze medalist Madai Pérez (Mexico) in 16:19.38. David Galvan captured gold over 10,000m in 29:40.08, with Javier Guarin silver in 29:41.51 and Gutiérrez doubling to bronze in 29:50.53. Procopio Franco claimed marathon gold in 2:24:35, with Juan Cardona silver in 2:27:43 and Alfredo Arévalo (Guatemala) bronze in 2:28:27. Maria Elena Valencia (Mexico) topped the women's list in 2:45:49, with Yailen García (Cuba) taking silver in 2:51:43 and Iglandini González bronze in 2:54:05. Reprinted with permission from "Running Stats" (www.runningstats.com)
• NEW YORK (USA) / Runners worldwide to fight child hunger
"World Run Day" 2006, the global running event, occurs November 5th this fall and plans to benefit the United Nations World Food Programme's initiative to End Child Hunger. Runners everywhere can register at www.active.com for $20 U.S. dollars and join the international run day. Participants celebrate the day by running with family, friends, or simply alone in a "virtual run" and receive the colorful event T-shirt. All proceeds go to ending child hunger. Partnering with the United Nations's World Food Programme's Fight Hunger division, the event is intended to promote running on a global scale while also benefiting child hunger. It is estimated that every five seconds a child dies because she or he is hungry, and that for 19 cents you can feed a hungry child in school for a day. Over 200 event regsitration sites are located worldwide at www.active.com with more events scheduled to be added prior to event day. For more information visite www.runday.com or contact event organizer Bill McDermott by e-mail at email@example.com or phone at 1 516 208-7030.
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