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Please sit down and strap on, as this month list of improvements and additions to Run The Planet will mesmerize you like a firecracker show. There is a little bit for every taste.
First of all, we would like to point your attention to the newly added newsletter section,Run The Planet mail. This is a well deserved recognition for one of our most valuable staff members, Steve Walker, great runner, great writer. Every month we will list the three most recent questions he answered in the "Rtp Mail" webpage, but do not forget that in the mailbag there are many others.
The second news of the month is the Falkland Islands, the new territory activated this month. We are getting closer and closer to offer descriptions for every nation and country, and when we say "every" we mean it. In the meantime check out the list of the new and updated cities below, and go and read the one just entered for the Estación Polar Teniente Arturo Parodi Alister with suggestions (and photos!) on where to run in the Antarctica interior. As we welcome this month also visitors from the Seychelles, the pledge is always the same: share your knowledge with the rest of the runners, especially if in a place still on our "missing locations" list.
As runners' safety is our main concern here at Run The Planet, we are proud to introduce this month another article on what to do when out on a training and encountering wildlife. This is geared to those in Australia, and it tells you everything you should know when "Running into a dingo".
Whether you are Down Under or in any other part of the world, if you are heading out for spring and summer training you should be aware of a common "Runners' forefoot pain" called "sesamoiditis", which causes pain in the ball of the foot. Read this recently posted article to find out more about this form of tendonitis.
On a lighter note, we added a new funny videoclip in our "Rtp Movie" webpage.
Also, if running is the center of your life, and so is food, our popular "The Gourmet Runner" webpage is now featuring another recipe (and course descriptions) directly from Dublin (Ireland), the one for the "Codal Duibnlinneach".
But some of us are more adventurous than sitting on a table to taste local specialties. Some of us like to run in self-sufficient events, where the only food you have is the one you are able to carry with you. If you are one of these extreme participants, then do not miss reading the article "A little bit of blood, a whole lot of sweat and a few tears", a personal journal about the "Marathon des Sables" widely recognised as the world's toughest footrace, because for seven days competitors from all over the world will attempt to run over 151 miles (nearly 250 kilometers) across some of the hardest, difficult and inhospitable terrain on the planet, the Sahara desert. Add to that temperatures in excess of 120 degrees, violent dust-storms, freezing nights and large scorpions and you may ask who in their right mind would even think of competing in such an event.
Have fun and keep running the planet!
Well I hope summer, or at least spring, finally comes to Chicago. We've had one of the coolest, and now wettest, months of May in history. Knowing the way the weather goes here, though, it will get hot and humid overnight!
Despite the weather, the plans for the summer are taking shape. In June I'll be in San Diego for one of my favorite races, the "Suzuki Rock and Roll marathon" and in Anchorage for the "Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon". I'll also be giving a one day Heart Rate Monitor clinic in Ketchikan, Alaska and will make my way back to Lethbridge, Canada for the "Women's Festival race" at the end of the month.
Looking ahead, I'll be with the Galloways in Lake Tahoe for his fitness vacation. You can find out more about the week-long or weekend camps at JeffGalloway.com. Come August, we'll be pulling out all the stops for the 2003 "Chicago Distance Classic". The race is selling out quickly, so if you want to join us in a real celebration, go to www.ChicagoDistanceClassic.com
Speaking of selling out, There is no better time than now to register for the inaugural "P.F. Chang's Rock'n'Roll Arizona"! The marathon and half marathon courses have been finalized and are detailed on the "P.F. Chang's Rock'n'Roll Arizona" website at www.rnraz.com. As promised, it is fast, flat and beautiful, touring through three cities in the Valley of the Sun. This race is on track to sell out months in advance so sign up today!
Finally, I very pleased to say that my book "Marathoning for Mortals: A Regular Person's Guide to the Joy of Running or Walking a Half-Marathon or Marathon" (co-authored by Coach Jenny Hadfield) is flying off the shelves. You can still get autographed copies at JohnBingham.com.
Watch yourself in the heat. Give yourself time to adjust. And I'll see you on the road.
Waddle on, friends...
Description of the month - Mafinga (Tanzania)
By Michael - Mafinga is located past Iringa in the southern highlands of Tanzania. Running at all times of the day is possible and quite safe as are all routes. Mornings sometimes need a light pair of gloves, and the worst is a little sweat in the afternoons. For a scenic but tough run, try heading on the loop road (big gravel road) that is at the T-intersection at the beginning of the town in-between 2 gas stations. You can buy water or breads as you need it along this road every 5-10 kilometers in little shops, and the road goes for over 25 miles (all the farther I can see it on maps). Otherwise if you find a path, give it a run. However, watch for bamboo sticks with grass tied around them, as these indicate metal animal traps in the trail by the stick (just go around the stick).
New and updated cities this month on Run The Planet
A Coruña (Spain), Auburn (Usa/Alabama), Barcelona (Spain), Belgrade (Yugoslavia), Binghamton (Usa/New York), Cancún (Mexico), Cape Town (South Africa), Chelmsford (Usa/Massachusetts), Concord (Usa/North Carolina), Estación Polar Teniente Arturo Parodi Alister (Antarctica), Florence (Usa/South Carolina), Groton (Usa/Vermont), Islamabad (Pakistan), Kilmacolm (United Kingdom), Kourou (French Guiana), Lahaina (Usa/Hawaii), Lihue (Usa/Hawaii), Lincoln (Usa/Nebraska), Londrina (Brazil), Mafinga (Tanzania), Marshfield (Usa/Vermont), Mexico City (Mexico), New Orleans (Usa/Louisiana), Prague (Czech Republic), Sagunto (Spain), San Francisco (Usa/California), San Juan (Puerto Rico), São Paulo (Brazil), Stanley (Falkland Islands), Tallinn (Estonia), Tarragona (Spain), Torino (Italy), Zamora (Spain).
New nations and territories this month on Run The Planet
Falkland Islands (South America).
Nations still missing to complete Run The Planet
(Africa) Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Chad, Guinea, Western Sahara; (Central America) Antigua & Barbuda; (Asia) Iraq, Syria. Besides these nations, other territories may be missing.
ChipTiming - This site contains the calendar and the results of the most importants races in Brazil.
5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run in Deep River - Usa/Connecticut. 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run at Devitt Field in Deep River. Registration form, information about the race and directions are listed.
Spring Valley Sumner 5K - The race is on for entries of all ages for the W.C.& A.N. Miller Companies’ annual Spring Valley/Sumner 5K Classic. The race, which raised $150,000 for the Children’s National Medical Center’s (CNMC) Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders last year, will benefit the hospital’s division again this year. The Champion Chip timing system will be used to score the race. We are also featuring the very popular Kids Sprint & Fitness Walk.
Marathon des Sables Participation Page for Barbara Sacré - This webpage describes the participation of Ms. Sacré to the "Marathon des Sables" in Morocco. The author explains her motivations on this site. We believe we add a modest but informative and spontaneous site to the world wide web.
North Dakota Runner - A runner's site in North Dakota, featuring photos, results, a regional calendar of events and words of wisdom.
Running in Hamburg - Germany. Runners' news, gossip, events and resources in Hamburg. Site is in German language.
Yukon Arctic Ultra - Website of the world's coldest and toughest human powered (ultra-)marathon. With many pictures, race reports and information on cold weather running.
Fox Cities Marathon Penguin Brigade - Welcome to the Penguin Brigade! A subgroup of the waddling "Penguin Brigade" founded by Runner's World columnist John Bingham. We are a friendly group of non-competitive runners, joggers, and walkers who enjoy health and fitness activities. We are training for the Fox Cities Marathon using John Bingham's book, "Marathoning for Mortals". If you are training for the "Fox Cities Marathon" join our group for some friendly support and discussion.
NewYorkUltraRunning - Covering ultrarunning in the Greater New York Metro Area. Home of the Grand Prix Ultra Series.
Nature Photography by Leo Kulinski, Jr. - Black and white photographs of some of the top runners of the 1970's and 80's.
MyWay - How to measure the distance of your training routes? A question for a lot of sportsmen: there are a lot of difficult and complicated ways to find out the distance. During my preparation for my first marathon in Cologne I got the idea for my program MyWay. MyWay provides an easy and comfortable solution to investigate the distance: scan the map and measure the route by clicking on the screen. Download MyWay from this website and let me now what you think about it!
Running events added this month to the Run The Planet worldwide calendar
Rochester (Usa/New York) Annual Run for Hospice; Philadelphia (Usa/Pennsylvania) Roman Run; Danbury (Usa/Connecticut) Trinity 5k Roadrace; Wirral (United Kingdom) Wirral Seaside Run; Lappato (Italy) Quattro passi in collina; Panama City (Panama) Panama City International Marathon; Roundstone (Ireland) Roundstone Half Marathon; Gambolò (Italy) Gambolinata; Deep River (Usa/Connecticut) Annual Deep River 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run; Absecon (Usa/New Jersey) Pedal Paddle Run; Saint-Tropez (France) 20 Km De St Tropez; Kemptville (Canada) DandelionDash; Geisenfeld (Germany) 24-h-Lauf Geisenfeld; Asuncion (Paraguay) Media Maratón Internacional Ciudad de Asunción; Danbury (Usa/Connecticut) King of the Hill 5K Road Race; Galway (Ireland) Connemara International Marathon; Wynne (Usa/Arkansas) Mid-South Championship marathon and half marathon; Hayward (Usa/Wisconsin) Hayward Half Marathon Mega Weekend; Pistoia (Italy) Pistoia-Abetone 53 km Ultramarathon; Swarthmore (Usa/Pennsylvania) Swarthmore Lions Independence Eve 8K Run and 2.5 mile Walk; Strandhill (Ireland) The Warriors Run; Richmond (Usa/Indiana) Run for the Roses; Cleveland (Usa/Ohio) A Run for the Arts.
The Global Telegraph
• ETHIOPIA / Ethiopian National Championships
Between May 6 and May 10 in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian National Championships were held. Based on his second double victory at the IAAF World XCC, Kenenisa Bekele was the favorite... read more online
• BRAZIL / Maratona BR de Revezamento: record field and controversy
The marathon relay "Maratona BR de Revezamento", held on May 18 in Rio de Janeiro, confirmed the success of this kind of race attracting more than 12,000 runners in the 2, 4, and 8 members teams... read more online
• CAPE VERDE / Boa Vista Ultramarathon in June
The "Boa Vista Ultramarathon" is a 150 and 75 kilometers event that will be held on June 17 and 18 in the exotic island of Boa Vista off the coasts of West Africa. The two events are separate race to do at free step and orientation with complete self-sufficiency food... read more online
• TURKEY / From Ipsala to Ankara
The 15th edition of the traditional race from Ipsala (at the border between Turkey and Greece) to Ankara titled "Commemoration of Ataturk and Peace Run", organized by the Istanbul Masters Athletic Club, started in Ipsala on May 16... read more online
• KENYA / A remarkable 5000 meters performance
On May 13 at high altitude in Kenya, World Junior XC silver medalist Boniface Kiprop (Uganda), still a high school student at Standard High, recorded a remarkable 5000 meters performance... read more online
• USA/WYOMING / The Annual Wyoming Marathon Races complete results
These are the complete official results of the twentysixth edition of the "Annual Wyoming Marathon Races" held on May 25, 2003 at Lincoln Monument, Medicine Bow National Forest, 10 miles East of Laramie... read more online
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While you were running did you ever have a question? Did you ever have an opinion about something and ask yourself "Is it just me?"? Did you ever come up with a great idea and wonder if you could just tell everyone the world would be a better place? Did you ever have a revelation and want to share it with others? Well now is your chance to address any one of these question, and basically anything else you come up with while you are running. To hear an opinion, or run an idea past someone. Visit the "Rtp Mail" webpage to receive an answer to your running related questions or to read an opinion about your running thoughts. Here are the last three question asked:
•Why some runners participate wearing silly costumes? - While running my last marathon I noticed several runners wearing really silly costumes. During last year's "London Marathon", someone actually ran the entire course wearing a heavy deep-sea diving suit! What's with these people? - Dressed for Speed
•Do runners have more affairs than non-runners? - I have a question I rarely see asked. My wife is a runner and is running Boston soon. However, I fear she is cheating on me with another runner. I think she only runs to look good for her "friend". I guess my question is, do runners have more affairs than non-runners? - Fidelity in Question
•Could you recommend any good pick up line? - As a single male runner, I am fortunate to meet many single female runners at road races, running expos and out and about town during my daily runs. Could you recommend any good "pick up lines" that I might be able to use with these women? - Looking for a line
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You have heard about the benefits of running for physical and mental well-being. You have read about chess and mathematics as training for the mind. You have heard advice about supplements, proper nutrition, and abstinence from alcohol. But have you ever wondered what might happen inside your mind if you borught all of these things into play at once? "Brain Bombardment" takes the form of a runner's diary. It describes the pursuit of supreme mental conditioning, as well as the obstacles that get in the way. The book opens with flashbacks to the 1980s and a personal record in a five mile race becomes for the author the goal to beat. In the first chapter he returns to the present and begins the diary. The author is more methodical and regular in his training; he is also much older. Supplements that were unavailable in the 1980's become part of the training plan. Meanwhile, the hours away from the track are spent learning mathematics and programming. Before moving on, the author explains why he grouped mathematics and running into the same book: "I want to show how running can lead to advancement in areas of rigorous mental activity". The following chapters offer the definition of brain bombardment itself, describe unexpected difficulties, physical adjustment, the inner life of a runner. Strength training is explored as an alternative for the winter as well as the "Soviet methods of instruction in chess and computer science". The author is a lifelong resident of Dover Plains (Usa/New York). He is a tournament chess player and, at age 50, also a runner. This is his first book - Click on the cover to order this book at a special price
"Lady Warriors" is the compelling story of the Tuba City High School girl's cross country team during their 2000 season on its quest for a fourth consecutive state championship in Arizona. The film chronicles the events from the summer trip to the Wolf Creek Running Camp in Utah to the final race at the Arizona State Meet. Throughout the film we watch the Lady Warriors grow; we share their experiences; witness their lives; see where and how traditional and modern life intersect while learning about their hopes and dreams. John C.P. Goheen produced, directed, photographed, and edited this exceptional documentary. Music is blended well and performed by native artists, including Keith Secola. "Lady Warriors" has appeared at nearly 20 film festivals and has brought back many awards such as Best Documentary. The video was released by Corbis Production in 2002 with distribution rights currently from Filmmakers Library, and be sure to ask for the 90 minute version (they also offer a 56 minute version) as you will not want to miss a moment of this movie. HBO Family has distribution rights so for show times check your local listings. The coach is Milfred Tewawina who acts as the narrator and brings his experience as a Division I top ten finisher back to his home town in the role of coach as he leads his team. The town of Tuba City, and reservation life, is revealed through his eyes and his vision is rich and insightful. Team selection, meetings, travel, motivational talks, recruitment letters, race plans, and advocacy for the team members is all handled in the finest fashion. You will have to watch this film to see team rituals that will leave a lasting impression. In the coaches own words: "Customs and traditions are pretty darn strong around here. In order to become successful you need to believe in something and you need to know where you come from because knowing where you come from and knowing what you believe in your going to be successful. One thing that I've always preached among these girls is that running serves a purpose in their lives. There are no boundaries for anyone. For some of these girls this will be their greatest achievement in their whole life and for the others it's only the beginning. Today they honored themselves, and their tribe, and in the native way they have all contributed to life". The runners include: Ciji Honahnie, Hopi (as a junior she won the individual 3A title after placing second the previous two years); Marietta "Bitsie" Riggs, Navajo (will the team captain meet her goal of finishing in the top ten in state this year?); Christina Begay, Navajo (running since fifth grade, will she maintain her academics to have eligibility to travel and compete for her team?); Jayme Lomakema, Hopi and Navajo (she has a tough attitude, yet without a goal will she end the season on a good note?); Crystal Dugi, Navajo (she ran all Summer and enters the season in great shape); Khrysten Seweingyawma, Hopi, Navajo and Black (she broke through last year onto varsity: how will her efforts during practice sit with her memories of this season?); Brandi Atene, Navajo (initially, she wanted to have fun and stay in shape for basketball yet this freshman surprised the team by making varsity during the time trial). The three senior girls (Bitsy, Ciji, and Christina) are all currently in college. Each of them have continued to find success in their running and their teams have all finished in the top 10 in their divisions. Christina finished in the top 20 as her team won their first National Junior College Championship for their division. Milfred went on to coach for another school, Grey Hills Academy, for the 2001 season. He coached both the boys and girls cross country teams, taking the boys to state for the first time in any sport, finishing fifth. Milfred chose not to coach during the 2002 season.
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Run The Planet Statistics
0035 New running course descriptions this month 2121 Cities activated on Run The Planet 2825 Running course descriptions on Run The Planet 0001 New nations or territories activated this month 0217 Nations and territories activated on Run The Planet 0023 New events in the worldwide running calendar this month 1214 Events in the Run The Planet worldwide calendar 0011 New links on "Running links" this month 1742 Links on "Running links"
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