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WHERE TO RUN IN THE WORLD
Description of the month - Beijing (China)
By Sarah Eaton - I am in the Haidian district in the Northwest part of the city. So far, the best routes I have found around here extend from the Summer Palace. It is possible to run along the canal that runs parallel to Kunminghulu / Landianchang Beilu leading to the Summer Palace for quite a distance. This route is pretty, quiet and, I like to think, somewhat easier on the lungs. If you are in for a long run, I reccomend circumnavigating the Summer Palace via Kunminghu Lu - Yiheyuan Lu - Yuquanshan Lu - Beiwucun Lu leading back to the 4th ring road.
New and updated cities this month on Run The Planet
Anna Maria (Usa/Florida), Athens (Greece), Beijing (China), Burien (Usa/Washington), Carrigaline (Ireland), Charles Town (Usa/West Virginia), Copenhagen (Denmark), Crystal Beach (Canada), Guayaquil (Ecuador), Hamilton (New Zealand), Los Altos (Usa/California), Naples (Usa/New York), Nassau (Bahamas), Pozzuoli (Italy), Utrecht (Netherlands).
New nations and territories this month on Run The Planet
WEBSITES THAT RECEIVED THE RUN THE PLANET AWARD
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Running of the nudes - Just two days before the first bull run, hundreds of activists, most wearing little more than a red scarf and horns, run through the streets of Pamplona for the annual "Running of the Nudes". Compassionate and fun-loving people from around the world meet in Pamplona for the run to show the city that it does not need to torture animals for tourism.
Run Girlie Run - A diary of a first-time marathoner running to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
NEW EVENTS THIS MONTH IN THE RUN THE PLANET CALENDAR
San Salvo (Italy), Memorial Potalivo; Navazzo di Gargnano (Italy), Diecimiglia del Garda; Barberino di Mugello (Italy), Corrilago; Holy City (Usa/California), Holy City Race; Bow (Usa/Washington), Annual Samish Bay Bivalve Bash Low Tide Mud Run; Lockport (Usa/New York), St. Joe's God-Speed 3; Kuldiga (Latvia), Kuldiga Half Marathon; Buccinasco (Italy), Half marathon Buccinasco in festa; Montelupo Fiorentino (Italy), Trofeo città della ceramica; Fanano (Italy), Marcia dei tori; Nuoro (Italy), Trofeo CorriNuoro; Firenze (Italy), Corsa a coppie, Trofeo Sergio Ariani; Puy-Saint-Vincent (France), Trail des Ecrins; Cabo San Lucas (Mexico), Cabo Marathon; Pieve Vergonte (Italy), Gran Premio Officine Nugo; Jesolo (Italy), NightMarathon; Prato (Italy), Corri a San Giusto; Nashville (Usa/Tennessee), Inaugural Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon; Palermo (Italy), Corsa sotto le stelle; Piovene Rocchette (Italy), Maratona alpina; Cavallino-Treporti (Italy), NightMarathon; Orlando (Usa/Florida), Avalon Park Marathon; Orlando (Usa/Florida), Moss Park Forest Run; Orlando (Usa/Florida), Moonlight Ramble; Misterbianco (Italy), Trofeo podistico internazionale Maria Santissima degli Ammalati; Noceto (Italy), Trofeo Casone; Juneau (Usa/Alaska), Only Fools Run at Midnight; Blue Ash (Usa/Ohio), Fleet Feet Sports Lady Distance Classic; Terni (Italy), Porta un amico pianteremo un albero; Findlay (Usa/Ohio), Up, Up and Away 5K; Leslie (Usa/Michigan), Leslie 5k run; Shelton (Usa/Connecticut), Commodore Hull Thanksgiving Day 5K Road Race; McAllen (Usa/Texas), The Run; Lander (Usa/Wyoming), The Brain Drain Night Time Race; Goirle (Netherlands), ZLM stratenloop Goirle; Genova (Italy), ViviCentroStorico, Orientamento Esercito, Memorial Marco Minoiletti; Trebisacce (Italy), Trofeo Deliart Usalt; Riva del Garda (Italy), Notturna Città di Riva del Garda; San Francisco (Usa/California), Banana Chase 5K & 10K & Whole Foods Market Young Champions Race; Maribor (Slovenia), Mountain run across Pohorje; Des Moines (Usa/Iowa), IMT Des Moines Marathon; Cleveland (Usa/Ohio), A Shot in the Dark; Richmond Heights (Usa/Ohio), Richmond Heights Family Day 5K; Monzambano (Italy), Corsa San Michele; Cleveland (Usa/Ohio), MMRF Race for Research Cleveland 5K; Belluno (Italy), Cronoscalata della Coca; Monsummano Terme (Italy), Trofeo dell'Unità; Bartlett (Usa/Illinois), Bartlett Lions Labor Day Dash; Patrica (Italy), Corriamo Patrica; Rovate (Italy), StraRovate; Verciano (Italy), Passeggiata del Nottolini; Riccione (Italy), Riccione Half Marathon.
HOT SHOES / PHOTO OF THE MONTH
Originally a simple metal bracket, the "hot shoe" is also called "accessory shoe" and has nothing to do with running. It is indeed a simple and convenient way to attach the flash unit to the photographic camera: you only need to slide the mounting foot of the flash into the hot shoe. What a great name and what a lucky coincidence for us. When we decided to open this webpage dedicated to the best running images, we could not choose a more appropriate title for it.
Along the course of the "Swiss Alpine Marathon" in Davos, Switzerland
Image © by Jürgen Ankenbrand
THE GLOBAL TELEGRAPH
• SWITZERLAND / Edwin Soi wins Dongio 10k
On April 17th in Switzerland, a Dongio 10K had Edwin Soi (Kenya) first in 28:27, Moses Mosop (Kenya) second in 28:27, Paul Kimulgul (Kenya) third in... read more online in the June 2006 issue
• JAPAN / Russia ran away from the competitions in the Yokohama International Women's Ekiden
Russia, one of the pre-race favorite won the 2006 Yokohama International Women's Ekiden, a six-stage marathon distance ekiden in 2:13:55; the time was mere 15 seconds short of the course record set last year by... read more online in the June 2006 issue
• CALIFORNIA (USA) / Sneakerland looking for new employees
Sneakerland in Woodland Hills is looking for new employees that love to run... read more online in the June 2006 issue
• MISSOURI (USA) / Kansas City to Host National Championship
For three days in July, Kansas City, Missouri will serve as home to close to 1,400 athletes taking part in one of the premier events for USA Triathlon: the 2006 Age Group Triathlon National Championship... read more online in the June 2006 issue
• ITALY / Brescia Marathon results
On April 30th in Italy, James Kwambai (Kenya) won the "Brescia Marathon". There can be no doubt Kwambai evidenced talent over the half marathon distance with wins at the 2004 Udine, 2005 San Blas, Rome-Ostia, and Bogota, as well as runner-up finish at the... read more online in the June 2006 issue
RUN THE PLANET MAIL
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:
•How can I run a marathon to impress my new girlfriend? - I have only been running for a couple of months, but the girl I have been dating has asked me to run a marathon with her in two weeks. I have never run more than five miles and would appreciate your advice on how to best train for this race. I am not looking to win or anything crazy like that, but I do want to impress my new girlfriend. - Shorty Notice
•What is it about the marathon that is so special? - Lately I have been thinking about training for and running a marathon. When I have mentioned it to my friends, I find that they are pretty impressed that I am even considering it. What is it about the marathon that is so special? Why are so many people awed by the thought that I might run such a road race? What is this mystique all about? - International Marathoner of Mystery
•When can I start running again? - I just ran my first marathon and I am completely exhausted. The race was five days ago, and my muscles still ache, and I find myself completely void of any energy. Is this normal? When can I start running again? - Feeling run-down
RUN THE PLANET LIBRARY
"Fred Lebow was a dreamer, the kind of dreamer who pursued his dream and made it a reality. And the world is still reaping the rewards". So begins this uplifting chronicle of a humbly born Holocaust survivor who parlayed natural marketing smarts - and a vision - into a major position in recent American sports. He started the "New York City Marathon", an event that transformed footracing from an elite, austere sport into a wildly applauded, attainable pursuit for all. Forging a path across the city's five boroughs, the marathon covers a daunting 26.2-mile course. Ron Rubin's fascinating book tells how Lebow popularized the race. With a stroke of marketing wizardry he turned it into the world's largest block party: a gritty mix of urban theater and kindly entrepreneurship. This event has honored the spirit of the moment, imbued competition with joy, and celebrated play. It put winning within the realm of every man and woman, and became a race for all runners. Lebow mainstreamed the notion of marathoning into popular culture; some half million Americans now participate in marathon events. Equally significant, the book describes how Lebow scored his greatest personal victory by running in the marathon he had created after being diagnosed with brain cancer. Author Ron Rubin is professor of political science at Borough of Manhattan Community College. He is the author of several books - Click on the cover to order this book at a special price
Just as you are thinking that winter is behind you for the season, here is "Yukon Arctic Ultra", a video that will likely make you think that you never saw winter over the last six months. Join 30 athletes as they set out along the Yukon Quest Trail to travel either a marathon, 100 mile, or 300 mile race distance. Eight nations are represented as these athletes set out on this annual event. With mean temperatures in the -20° Celsius (-4° Fahrenheit) range, and with marathon distances between checkpoints, these competitors haul their own gear to facilitate survival on the trail. This 2005 DVD release puts you right into the action as this race starts in Whitehorse the day after the dog sled race sets off on their journey. There is little previous introduction as to the preparation of these athletes, yet the intensity growing as each event gets completed and the longer distances remain. The marathon has the top three runners finishing within nine minutes of one another with the winner coming in at 14 hours, 46 minutes. This time alone may illustrate to you the conditions encountered up the hills and through the valleys in this harsh, yet beautiful, territory. "I could not get the rest of my clothes off. Everything was frozen solid. You really think you’re going to die." says Michael Odenwald from Germany. quot;But it’s hard, very very hard, and a few times you just want to say 'I give up' and go home on the snowmobile; but for some reason you don’t." adds Tammy Reis from Canada. "The hardest day today. The hardest for my foot. The longest distance between checkpoints. Seventeen hours, I never stopped for seventeen hours. Very cold in the Yukon, very cold." (Stefano Miglietti from Italy). "There is no easy way, unbelievable, nothing is easy here." continues Thomas Muhler from Germany. This 54 minute event documentary was made by Yukon resident Werner Walcher who brings a picturesque point of view to this environment. Several long shots, pulling away from the action, demonstrate how remote and vulnerable these runners are when out on the snowy path, remote woods, or frozen waterways. The music is used well with two especially memorable tunes by local Yukon artist Barbara Chamerlin entitled "Run Too Fast" and "Walk A Mile". With race maps, volunteers, and race director Robert Pollhammer all contributing, you really get a sense of the tasks at hand for all involved. To obtain this title contact the filmmaker at YukonImages.com and then when you have completed your training this summer go to the race site at ArcticUltra.de to submit your entry if you dare to try this race experience for yourself.
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