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April brings showers of new running course descriptions on Run The Planet. Find out where to run in Phuket (Thailand), in Brasilia (Brazil) and in Myrtle Beach (Myrtle... I mean South Carolina), just to name a few.
When do you run best? In the morning? Evening? Find out what type of runner you are and get the most out of your work out. Visit the new Run The Planet webpage "Chronobiology for runners".
If you are a runner and are HIV-positive, be sure to check out "Tips for HIV-positive runners" found on Run The Planet.
If you are any type of runner, there is one thing to be sure not to do. Don't run with scissors. We mean it. And to find out other things you should not do, visit Run The Planet's newest webpage Running with scissors. Here you will find a list of tips for the runner not to do.
And speaking of Phil the Frog, he is somewhere between South Africa and England. They are eagerly anticipating his arrival but he has yet to show up. Could Phil be lost? What would we do? Stay tuned.
Now that the Spring/Fall marathon season is upon us, Steve Walker answers the question "Why run a marathon?". Find out what Steve has to say in the Rtp Mail webpage.
Finally Run The Planet would like to welcome two new websites, Second Wind Running Club, and the Copacabana Runners as the newest Rtp Satellite.
Thank you for being part of the Run The Planet community. Enjoy your next run.
Run The Planet Statistics
0041 New running course descriptions this month 1878 Cities activated on Run The Planet 2384 Running course descriptions on Run The Planet 0000 New nations or territories activated this month 0210 Nations and territories activated on Run The Planet 0019 New links on "Running links" this month 1577 Links on "Running links"From where are runners visiting Run The Planet? The following 151 countries and territories (and the list keeps growing!): American Samoa, Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaidjan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Cocos (Keeling Islands), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guyana, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldavia, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Niue, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Polynesia, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, former U.S.S.R., Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City state, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Websites that received the Run The Planet Award this year
January Australian Ultra Runners' Association February Real Federación Española de Atletismo March Sport Careers April The Serpentine Running Club May [under construction]Visit the Run The Planet Award webpage found on the www.runtheplanet.com main menu to see the recipients of the Run The Planet Award in the past years, and to find the links to these ones. Vote for your favorite running related website and it could be next month’s winner.
Alphabetical index of new and updated cities
New and updated cities this month
Adelaide (Australia), Arona (Italy), Berlin (Germany), Brasília (Brazil), Brussels (Belgium), Cambridge (United Kingdom), Champaign (Usa/Illinois), Dinan (France), Dormeletto (Italy), Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Frankfurt am Main (Germany), Hannover (Germany), Hong Kong (Hong Kong), Jacksonville (Usa/Florida), La Paz (Mexico), Louisville (Usa/Kentucky), Marinella di Sarzana (Italy), McHenry (Usa/Illinois), Melbourne (Australia), Mercurago (Italy), Myrtle Beach (Usa/South Carolina), Orlando (Usa/Florida), Phuket (Thailand), Port aux Basques (Canada), Richmond (Usa/Illinois), Roma (Italy), Salvador (Brazil), San Antonio (Usa/Texas), Sapporo (Japan), Spring Grove (Usa/Illinois), St. John's (Canada), Sydney (Australia), Trieste (Italy), Urbana (Usa/Illinois), York (Usa/Pennsylvania).
New nations and territories this month
Nations still missing to complete Run The Planet
(Africa) Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Chad, Eritrea, Guinea, Western Sahara; (Central America) Antigua and Barbuda; (Asia) Iraq, Syria. Besides these nations, other territories may be missing.
Description of the month - Edinburgh (Scotland)
By Rod Dalitz - You can run as far as you want, free from traffic or hills, along the Union Canal. There are many places to join the canal, the most central is where Gilmore Park crosses the canal. Turn west off Lothian Road onto Fountainbridge, then take the first small road to the south, which is Gilmore Park. The towpath continues all the way past Falkirk, about 40 miles away, and you could continue on to Glasgow. For a reasonable long run, you might go 12 kilometers or 7.5 miles to Ratho, where the Bridge Inn serves food and drink (you will see their restaurant barge!) - I have no financial interest! The Union Canal had several gaps, which were joined up for the Millennium. Now the towpath is continuous, with no navigation problems, and a good running surface.
Run The Planet Satellites
Usa/California - East Bay Striders, July 2001
Usa/Illinois - Chicago Distance Classic, February 2002
<NEW!> Usa/Illinois - Second Wind Running Club, March 2002
Usa/Georgia - Race Pace, June 2001
Usa/Nevada - Las Vegas Marathon, July 2001
Usa/Tennessee - Chattanooga Track Club, July 2001
Usa/Texas - Cross Country Club of Dallas, June 2001
Usa/Texas - Fort Worth Runners Club, July 2001
Ireland - Crusaders Athletic Club, August 2001
Italy - Run The Planet Italia, May 2001
Italy - Correre nel deserto, May 2001
Italy - Dead Runners Society Italia, May 2001
Italy - Penguin Brigade Italia, May 2001
Italy - Podismo, May 2001
Malta - Sovereign Running Order of Malta, May 2001
San Marino - Drs San Marino, May 2001
Switzerland - Drs Svizzera, May 2001
Vatican City - Drs Vaticano, May 2001
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Arctic Circle walk & Santa's Arctic Circle marathon - The Arctic Circle walk & Santa's Arctic Circle marathon takes place on June in Rovaniemi, Finland. You don't have to be an athlete, just the will and desire to exercise is enough. You can choose from three different events: 10 km walk, marathon and half marathon. If you choose 10 km walk, you can also roller-skate. What ever you choose, you will enjoy exercising in Finland's beautiful sceneries.
Graphic FX custom design and screen printing - Graphic FX custom design and screen printing has over 10 years of experience designing and printing race T-shirts. Some of the benefits the company offers are an excellent computerized and traditional graphic and logo design capabilities, an automated printing process for high speed and consistently high quality T-shirt production, a fast turnaround of both artwork and finished goods (3-5 days possible with no rush charges).
Track and Field - A comprehensive directory of Track and Field links.
White River Roadrunners - Running information for the North Central Arkansas area. We put on the "Healthsouth 4-Mile Classic Road" race, a Usatf certified course and a race in the Arkansas Grand Prix series. We also list other races around our area and support them.
The Running of the Bulls - Some of us run fast to impress friends, some of us run fast to score the best time. Some of us just run fast because there is a bull with big horns right about to jab us in the back. Read about the ultimate incentive to better your speed. It is a tecnique for the few brave, determined (and crazy) runners. This webpage highlights the running with the bulls race in Pamplona. Get enticed to run yourself or get thrill vicariously by reading about those who participate in this unusual running event.
Kingdom of Bhutan International Marathon - Information about the Kingdom of Bhutan International Marathon, held on November. Be among the first to run a marathon in the exotic "closed kingdom" of Bhutan.
Gs Lamone - This site is dedicated to the Italian running society Gs Lamone Russi and it contains information about all the activity developed and about running races of Romagna (and not only).
Maratona del Lamone - The website of the Gs Lamone, running club organizing the "Maratona del Lamone" every April in Italy.
Correr y Tirar.com - An online running weekly magazine. Focus in races, walks, interviews and events in Spain and Latin America. Also a chat for runners and walkers. Written in Spanish.
Hokkaido Marathon - The official website - mostly in Japanese - of the Hokkaido Marathon, a race that goes around the city from Makomanai Park to Nakajima Park.
City of Chicago Mayor's Office of Special Events - The Mayor's Office of Special Events website offers a wide range of information about things to do in the city of Chicago including detailed information about Lakefront festivals & events, neighborhood festivals, sports, parades, kids events, film and holiday celebrations.
Death Valley Challenge - England's 67 year old Jack Denness resume of the past 10 years competing the insane 135 mile "Badwater Ultra" race with temperatures of 120+ F degrees across Death Valley, in the United States. This race is classified as one of the toughest events in the world because of the intense heat in which competitors have to endure. This website with photos and information plus links makes it very interesting.
Holme Pierrepont Running Club - Road running, cross country and fell running club based at the National Watersports Centre, Nottingham.
Deadwood-Mickelson Trail Marathon - The official website with information on the Deadwood-Mickelson Trail Marathon. The Marathon starts on the George S. Mickelson Trail at the Rochford Trailhead - for 23 scenic miles taking the path of least resistance through the Black Hills - leaving the trail for the last 3 miles into Deadwood, a well-preserved "Wild West Town" that is a designated National Historic Landmark.
GH Sports - Products for running, swimming and cycling. Great for runners who want products for daily workouts. Well made and great prices.
Grant-A-Wish/Home Depot Port to Fort - Provides all the details and registration information for the Grant-A-Wish/Home Depot Port to Fort, 4 Mile Run/Walk.
Mente corpo e zen - The website, managed by Luca Speciani, features information on running, zen, mental and practical aspects of running, shoes, training, food, marathons, text and articles, direct experiences.
Mizuno Athletic Shoes - The official website of Mizuno Athletic Shoes. Features Mizuno technologies and advancements.
Baja California Atletismo - A Mexican website featuring information on where to run in the Baja California area, tips and links for local runners.
Sponsor of the month
SWAP YOUR APARTMENT WITH A RUNNER - Write down this address: http://highspeedrun.com. This is the High Speed Run website homepage. Are you willing to make an apartment swap with other runners and participate to international marathons? Are you tired of overpriced hotels? Are you looking forward to making new friends in the running community? If the answer is "Yes" go check out this website. Recently revamped, this international running reference point is designed for distance runners worldwide who "want to have more fun than anyone else". High Speed Run provides information on the possibilities of swapping apartments during the most important races, but also offers running news, links, a members' forum, race descriptions and more. Contact: Jean-louis Laurent (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Running events added to our worldwide calendar this month
Please visit the "World race calendar" webpage found on the Run The Planet main menu for information on thousands of running events worldwide.
Abuta (Japan) Toya-Ko Marathon, Ames (Usa/Iowa) 5k-10k Road Race, Ascoli Piceno (Italy) Maratonina 100 torri, Austin (Usa/Texas) Lions/Waterloo March Madness Charity Track Meet, Bagno a Ripoli (Italy) Per i Colli del Sud, Baltimore (Usa/Maryland) Grant-A-Wish / Home Depot Port to Fort, Betsukai (Japan) Betsukai Pilot Marathon, Brusson (Italy) Marcia del Dahù, Chicago (Usa/Illinois) Bally Total Fitness Race to Taste, Chitose (Japan) Chitose Nikko Marathon, Chitose (Japan) Chitose Ohayo Bridge 10k, Corpus Christi (Usa/Texas) Beach to Bay Relay Marathon, Deadwood (Usa/South Dakota) Deadwood-Mickelson Trail Marathon, Denver (Usa/Colorado) Run the Rapids, Elkhart (Usa/Indiana) The Great Race, Fayetteville (Usa/Arkansas) Arkansas Cares 5k & 1 Mile Fun Walk,, Firenze (Italy) Guarda Firenze, Vivicittà, Firenze (Italy) Notturna di San Giovanni, Fukuoka (Japan) Harukaze half marathon, Gambolò (Italy) Gambolinata, Gettysburg (Usa/Pennsylvania) Eat 'em up 5k Run, Hamden (Usa/Connecticut) Run for Your Life, Kent (Usa/Washington) Running with angels, Kingston (Usa/New York) The Woodstock Races, Köln (Germany) Ford Marathon,, Köln (Germany) Halbmarathon Koeln, Lappato (Italy) Quattro passi in collina, Monbetsu (Japan) Okhotsk Marathon, Monterrey (Mexico) Medio Maratón Monterrey, New York City (Usa/New York) Allure Marathon Makeovers, New York City (Usa/New York) Carey Wall Street Rat Race, New York City (Usa/New York) Niketown Run for the Parks, New York City (Usa/New York) Queens Half-Marathon/Skaggs Walsh 5k, Oakville (Canada) Turtle Trail Races, Rossland (Canada) Red 80 Ultra marathon Relay race, Sabugal (Portugal) Nocturna da Serra da Malcata, Saint John (Canada) Marathon by the Sea, Santiago (Chile) Maratón Lider Internacional, Sapporo (Japan) Hokkaido Marathon, Saratoga Springs (Usa/New York) Silks & Satins 5k, Schliersee (Germany) Sixtus Alpen-Triathlon, The Hague (Netherlands) The Hague 12-hours, Torrington (Usa/Connecticut) Torrington Donors Week Road Race, Williamson (Usa/New York) Williamson Apple blossom 10k.
The Global Telegraph
Visit the monthly edition of "The Global Telegraph" magazine, your on line monthly source of running & walking news from all over the world, to read the complete stories.
• NEW YORK (USA) / A group trip to the New York City Marathon
The American Lung Association Running Club announces its 15th Annual group trip to the "New York City Marathon" Sunday November 3, 2002. Anyone can join the hundreds of ALARCers who in the past have enjoyed running the Big Apple... read more online
• BRAZIL / A running event in the mud
What can be more challenging than a marathon on a mud hilly slippery course? It was exactly what more than three hundreds of courageous athletes got at the "Maratona Trilheira"... read more online
• ARKANSAS (USA) / Running shoes for Eritrea
While this ex Razorback may still be unknown in northwest Arkansas, 24 year old Awet Tsehaye is a local hero to the people of his native country of Eritrea, Africa. After organizing a 5k race last April to pay for shipment of over 10,000 pounds of second-hand goods to the poor of Eritrea, Tsehaye... read more online
• BHUTAN / Kingdom of Bhutan to stage inaugural marathon
The remote Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan will host its first international running competition on November 13, 2002, with the inaugural running of the "Bhutan International Marathon"... read more online
• CYPRUS / Belgian runner Dekeirel sets the pace, wins the race
A bright sunny morning assisted in producing a festive atmosphere as 500 runners assembled for the Pafos Marathon, half marathon and 10km... read more online
Run The Planet library
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"Life is short. Cut to the chase and tell me why I'm injured and how to get over it!". This book does just that. It is a concise yet detailed book on injury tretment and prevention for runers and walkers. Injuries interrupt the training of runners (and walkers) far too often and in many cases these injuries are entirely avoidable. This book was written by Janet Hamilton (an ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and an RRCA-certified distance running coach) in an effort to provide some concise, common sense advice to athletes on how to recognize common injuries and how to understand some of the factors that may have played a role in their onset. The book opens with a chapter that explains in fairly simple terms the basic biomechanics of human gait and how patterns of movement may play a role in various injuries. Following this, a chapter detailing some of the most common running and walking injuries highlights the importance of covering your bases in terms of injury prevention and treatment. A highlight of the book is the two chapters on flexibility and strenght, which are literally packed with detailed photographs and descriptions of techniques that will optimize the athlete's time invested in these two important areas of injury prevention. The strenght training exercises focus on functional exercises that require nothing more than gravity and body weight for resistance. These exercises challenge both muscolar strenght as well as stimulating proprioception and balance. The fifth chapter covers the crucial topic of how to avoid the more common training errors, and how to return to training without getting another injury. This book is a valuable addition to the library of any runner - Click on the cover to order this book at a special price Rtp Newsletter archive • The Global Telegraph • Run The Planet
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