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Just when you thought you had seen it all, we at Run The Planet have found another way to bring traveling and running together under a single theme. We are proud to introduce "World Crossroads". This new Run The Planet webpage brings to you from around the world - or better yet, currently from United States, Italy and Brazil - the street signs for all the walkers, runners, hikers and pedestrians of the planet. The new webpage highlights the road signs for all of us who look like black outlines of people with no faces and stick limbs, those signs that tell us where and where not to walk, run, trek, cross, those signs that seems boring but when put all together become an entertaining glance to the blend of cultures worldwide. In your quest to Run The Planet these signs are necessary, for there will always be a road for runners and walkers to cross. And it is always better to do it safely.
Speaking of street signs, Steve Walker answers this month the latest letter received in the Rtp mailbag. A curious question from a runner like us, training faster than the locally posted speed limit. Is he breaking the law? How can he improve his speed when moving that fast is prohibited? A question Steve answer to with his usual joy-de-courir.
That's all for this month, but don't be fooled: it is not too little.Run The Planet is steadily growing and expanding, thanks to you and your constant and precious contribution. Whether you are a slow or a fast runner, a walker, a hiker or simply a pedestrian, this month we give you a task: pick up your camera, take some picture of the street signs in your own country and send them over. Help "World Crossroads" become the representation of the simplest and universal way of moving, which is transportation by foot and help pave the road to easy traveling for other runners like you.
Thank you for being part of the Run The Planet community. Enjoy your next run.
Run The Planet Statistics
0019 New running course descriptions this month 1899 Cities activated on Run The Planet 2404 Running course descriptions on Run The Planet 0000 New nations or territories activated this month 0210 Nations and territories activated on Run The Planet 0011 New links on "Running links" this month 1581 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 Portland Fit June [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
Atchison (Usa/Kansas), Bratislava (Slovakia), Cala Ratjada (Spain), Cambridge (United Kingdom), Castro Valley (Usa/California), Darby (Usa/Montana), Fremont (Usa/California), Hyderabad (Pakistan), Kololi (Gambia), Leipzig (Germany), Metropolis (Usa/Illinois), Mexicali (Mexico), Okinawa (Japan), Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Porto Alegre (Brazil), Rockhampton (Australia), Torquay (Australia), Verona (Italy).
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 - Hyderabad (Pakistan)
By Brian Sutcliffe - It is possible, early on Sunday morning, for males to run on the streets of Hyderabad but beware of dogs and missing manhole covers, don't wear shorts and don't carry valuables. At other times the city is too congested for running. The best off street running location is around the cricket stadium, opposite to the Indus hotel, where it is possible to devise a 1.5 km loop. Best times are dawn and dusk. A few local walkers are usually out in the evening and you will find the occasional jogger. Avoid Friday evenings when every available piece of flat ground is devoted to cricket and it is impossible to find anywhere to run.
Run The Planet Satellites
Usa/California - East Bay Striders, July 2001
Usa/Illinois - Chicago Distance Classic, February 2002
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
Should you want to apply to become a Run The Planet Satellite simply send us an e-mail message (firstname.lastname@example.org) requesting more information. Running related links added to Run The Planet this month
Please visit the "Running links" webpage found on the www.runtheplanet.com main menu for a link to thousands of running related webpages: the largest collection of the best the running world has to offer!
Body n’ Sole - Body n’ Sole is the premier specialized running store in the Champaign-Urbana area. In addition to featuring knowledgeable sales personnel and a good selection of gear, their stores in Campustown (701 South 6th in Champaign) and in the Old Farm Shops (1749 West Kirby Avenue in Champaign) are a great source for race brochures and applications. The Old Farm store also features a free Gait Analysis system. Find more information online.
Torrington Donors Week Road Race - Our 5 mile race is one of Connecticut's oldest running events. The 5 mile race is preceded by a 1 mile fun run. Novice to extreme competitor, we do our best to make this race enjoyable. Run with us and have a great time! Proceeds benefit the Still River Greenway, a planned jogging, walking, biking path. Usatf sanctioned with a Usatf certified course.
Fresh air in grugno - It is a personal site. The author gives his suggestion about training shoes and in his forum he would like to collect suggestions and opinions about training shoes and the way to avoid injuries. The site will soon have an orientation more on the running, as now it contains also generic information.
Cat Sport - The website of the specialized running store Cat Sport and of the Atletica Gs Cat Sport in Roma. The group of 150 runners trains in the Baden Powell park.
The Walking Site - A resource for walkers of all fitness levels. Information and links on everything from how to start and maintain a fitness walking program to training for a marathon.
Second Wind Racing Calendar - Racing calendar for East Central Illinois (United States of America).
FitWise.com - Free health & fitness newsletter. Software and website links.
Williamsburg Area Running - Has a list of races from Virginia Beach to Richmond, Virginia. Results posted for those in Williamsburg. Updated local weather, links to useful running sites and area running clubs. Also includes an eGroup and email list linking area runners.
K-Stars Running Club - Golden Gate Park based running group. Saturday long group runs & Thursday night track workouts.
London Marathon site by Uli Sauer - Private fansite dedicated to the "London Marathon" featuring information on how to enter, route map and profile, route description, photos, stories, news, links (in English and German).
Portland Fit - Portland Fit follows the successful format of the Usa Fit program, which has been refined and improved over the past 12 years. In October 2000, Portland Fit won the prestigious Runner's World "Golden Shoe Award" for its contributions to the running community. The Usa Fit programs have improved the health, fitness and wellness of thousands of people each year throughout the United States, Canada and around the world. Our Portland Fit coaches are certified by Usa Fit, and have successfully completed many marathons themselves. So if you want to make new friends, get into the best shape of your life, and maybe even run that marathon you’ve always dreamed about, come out and join the fastest growing exercise program in the Portland area.
Sponsor of the month
CHICAGO DISTANCE CLASSIC - The appointment with the next edition of the Chicago Distance Classic, the oldest road race in the city of Chicago, is for July 14, 2002. It is a 20k run, 5k run and 3 Mile Health walk, starting on the beautiful campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago, and winding through the historic West Loop area of Chicago. Find out why this is the race to do this summer! For more details visit the race's official website at www.chicagodistanceclassic.com.
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.
Atchison (Usa/Kansas) Atchison Family Ymca Atchison Chamber of Commerce Amelia Earhart 2k & 8k Fun Run, Bologna (Italy) New York City Marathon Tune-Up, Bonn (Germany) RheinEnergie Bonn-Marathon, Buenos Aires (Argentina) Half Marathon Buenos Aires City, Cascina (Italy) Corriamo Insieme, Caseros (Argentina) Maratón Club Unión de Caseros, Città di Castello (Italy) Campionato Italiano Lions / Trofeo Marathon Club, Cleveland (Usa/Tennessee) Cleveland Firefighters 5k, Darby (Usa/Montana) Annual Classic Darby Fun Run, Dublin (Ireland) The Dublin 5 Mile Classic, Houlton (Usa/Maine) County Open Half-marathon / Relay, Loon Lake (Usa/Washington) The Original Bare Buns Fun Run, Manzanita (Usa/Oregon) Manzanita Beach Walk / Run, Modena (Italy) Corrida di San Geminiano, Montreal (Canada) Standard Life Marathon, New York City (Usa/New York) Nyrr 8000, Nuoro (Italy) CorriNuoro, Pittsburgh (Usa/Pennsylvania) American Heart Association Lawyers have Heart 5k Run, Pittsburgh (Usa/Pennsylvania) Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America PaceSetter Run / Walk & Family Fun Day, Provo (Usa/Utah) Squaw Peak 50 Mile Trail Run, Randburg (South Africa) Toyota dealers 6 day / 24 hour circuit races, Santa Cruz (Usa/California) Big Kahuna Triathlon, Scottsdale (Usa/Arizona) Desert Classic Marathon, Stratham (Usa/New Hampshire) Great Bay 5k Race & Walk, Swarthmore (Usa/Pennsylvania) Swarthmore Lions Independence Eve 8K Run and 2.5 mile Walk.
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.
• ILLINOIS (USA) / Chicago's oldest race changes owner
John Bingham Racing has purchased Chicago's oldest race, the "Chicago Distance Classic", scheduled this year for July 14 on the University of Illinois at Chicago campus... read more online
• BRAZIL / Volta à Ilha only for the braves
Are you brave enough to run 155 kilometers (96 miles) over terrains like dirt, sand dunes and hills? Eleven ultrarunners accepted this challenge and took part in the "Volta à Ilha" race, a loop around the gorgeous Santa Catarina island... read more online
• RHODE ISLAND (USA) / Ocean State Marathon changes course
The 10th "Ocean State Marathon" will be run on Sunday, October 13 over a restructured course entirely within the city of Providence. The 26.2 mile event is designed to lead over 2000 runners, including 20 to 25 elite athletes, on a tour of Rhode Island's capital city that will take in all of the diverse, historically rich neighborhoods, beautiful Roger Williams Park and the vibrantly revitalized downtown... read more online
• NEW JERSEY (USA) / Annual World's Most Beautiful Feet contest
Just how gorgeous are your toe-stopping tootsies? Find out by entering the third Annual "Worlds Most Beautiful Feet" contest. Beginning Friday, May 24 (Memorial Day weekend), entrants are invited to send photos of their feet to Foot.com, to be judged by a panel of podiatrists, pedorthists, foot care experts and a modeling professional... read more online
• MINNESOTA (USA) / Running for our women
Want to celebrate Spring with your family and help women and girls who want to improve their health and lives through physical activity? Join the 20th anniversary "Melpomene Institute 5k Run/Walk" on Saturday May 4, 2002. Melpomene's annual run/walk began in 1982... read more online
Run The Planet library
Please visit the "Run The Planet Bookstore" webpage found on the www.runtheplanet.com main menu for hundreds of running, walking, and hiking related books, and links to running books dedicated webpages on the Internet.
In more than twenty years as a runner and a coach, world-class marathoner Gordon Bakoulis has tackled almost every problem a runner can face. Now in her accessible, inspiring new book, Bakoulis becomes your personal coach and mentor, preparing you to meet the exhilarating challenges of running. She discusses everything a runner must know, including setting up a progam (three-month, six-month, and one-year training cycles; the importance of rest and downtime), choosing equipment (foot types and finding shoes that meet your unique biomedical needs; the latest apparel for hot-and-cold-weather running), common injuries and how to avoid them (runner's knee, heel spurs, shin splints; the benefits of stretches, massage, and yoga), fueling your body (diets for different lifestyles and fitness levels; easy, nutritious recipes), the science of running (the "hard-easy" approach to training), running with and for your head (how running can make you feel more sane and alive, with mantras used by champions), children who run (an illustrated discussion of the special concerns of runners from 6 to 18), running and aging (advice for runners over 50, with profiles of senior runners), plus pace charts, mile/kilometer conversion, and running resources and organizations. "Getting real about running" gets down to the real nitty-gritty of this most satisfying of sports. Here is a book that is worth its weight in gold medals! Gordon Bakoulis is the author of "Cross-Training: The complete training guide for all sports" and "How to train for and run your best marathon". She competed in the U.S. Olympic marathon trials in 1988, 1992, 1996, and 2000, represented the United States in the 1991 World Championship marathon, and has twice placed among the top 10 finishers in the "New York City Marathon" - 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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