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WHERE TO RUN IN THE WORLD
Description of the month - Brisbane (Australia)
By Sarah Eaton - Start at Southbank near the Goodwill Bridge, and follow the river along the cliffs. After a couple of kilometers wind up the stairs and onto the Story Bridge. This brings you back onto the other side of the riverfront. Stay on this track and wind your way through the Botanical Gardens. Turn left back onto the Goodwill Bridge (for about a 7-8 kilometers run) or keep going another kilometer and turn back onto the Victoria Bridge (for about a 9-10 kilometers run). Those distances are just estimates, I could be way off! But yeah, this is a great run - a few hills but nothing too challenging, and some great scenery...
New and updated cities this month on Run The Planet
Atlanta (Usa/Georgia), Barcelona (Spain), Brisbane (Australia), Brussels (Belgium), Cagnano Varano (Italy), Clinton (Usa/New York), Darien (Usa/Illinois), Jodhpur (India), Kuching (Malaysia), Lebanon (Usa/New Hampshire), Madrid (Spain), Morrison Springs (Usa/Colorado), Shepparton (Australia), Tandil (Argentina), Tarragona (Spain), Twin Falls (Usa/Idaho), Vigo (Spain), Williamsburg (Usa/Virginia).
New nations and territories this month on Run The Planet
WEBSITES THAT RECEIVED THE RUN THE PLANET AWARD
Run and Walk Athletic Gear - Running and walking gear for everyone. We promote a healthly life style through running and walking. We also sell a very durable stainless steel sports bottle.
Winchester Highlanders - We are a group of men and women of all ages, speeds and goals who like to run. Some of us race, some of us don't. Some run a little, some lots, but we all have fun. Come join us!
Seaside Half Marathon - The Seaside Half Marathon & 5K Run is an annual event on the first Sunday in March. Come join us for this race and catch Spring Fever in America's Classic Beach town.
NEW EVENTS THIS MONTH IN THE RUN THE PLANET CALENDAR
Trecenta (Italy), Correndo per Trecenta; Saronno (Italy), Maratona delle Tre Province; Mondavio (Italy), Marcialonga di Pianaccio; Cleveland (Usa/Ohio), A Shot in the Dark; Roma (Italy), Trofeo solstizio d'estate; Brookings (Usa/South Dakota), The Jack 15 Road Race; Monteviasco (Italy), Tra boschi e valli d'or; Seravezza (Italy), Cammina Seravezza; Pietrasanta (Italy), Trofeo Croce Verde; Palestrina (Italy), Correndo i sei colli; Ladispoli (Italy), Nostalgicorsa; Casalmaggiore (Italy), Maratonina di Santa Lucia, Corsa al giocattolo; Castel di Casio (Italy), Cronometro di San Bernardo; Eagle River (Usa/Wisconsin), Journeys Marathon; Breganze (Italy), Passeggiata sulle colline del Torcolato; Volterra (Italy), Fiaccolata in notturna; Moena (Italy), Traslaval - Giro podistico a tappe della Val di Fassa; Philadelphia (Usa/Pennsylvania), Roman Run; Portsmouth (Usa/New Hampshire), Loco Downhill Mile, Beer for a Year race; Iowa Falls (Usa/Iowa), Riverbend Run 5k; Chicago (Usa/Illinois), The Banco Popular Chicago Half Marathon; Bologna (Italy), Run Tune Up, Bologna Half Marathon; Villa La Angostura (Argentina), Columbia Cruce de los Andes; Cleveland (Usa/Ohio), Winking Lizard; Richmond Heights (Usa/Ohio), Richmond Heights Family Day 5K Fun Run & Walk; Cleveland (Usa/Ohio), Annual Brook Park Run 5K; Bruzzano Zeffirio (Italy), Trofeo Madonna della Catena, Memorial Nicholas Green; Cabo San Lucas (Mexico), Cabo Marathon; Adria (Italy), Su e so per i ponti; Raleigh (Usa/North Carolina), Annual Autism Society of North Carolina Ribbon Run; Asheville (Usa/North Carolina), The Western NC Run/Walk for Autism; Pensacola (Usa/Florida), Bear Lake Trail Challenge; Trecenta (Italy), Correndo per Trecenta; Newtown (Usa/Connecticut), Newtown Road Race; Independence (Usa/Ohio), Annual 5K Run/Walk to A Healthier You; Asiago (Italy), Highlands Open Orienteering; Nashville (Usa/Tennessee), YMCA Country Music Kids Marathon; Makati (Philippines), Fun on the Run; Irving (Usa/Texas), Four Seasons For Life 5K & 10K; Corpus Christi (Usa/Texas), Harbor Half Marathon & Relay; Palo Alto (Usa/California), Annual Running of the Bulls 5k & Running of the Calves Kids Fun Runs; Cleveland (Usa/Ohio), Annual Hydrocephalus 5K Run and Family Fun Day; Pittsburgh (Usa/Pennsylvania), Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Guts & Glory Walk/Run and Family Fun Day; Erie (Usa/Pennsylvania), Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Guts & Glory Walk/Run; Lyndhurst (Usa/Ohio), Perfect 10 Miler and Selrec 5k Classic; Nashville (Usa/Tennessee), Country Music Marathon & Half Marathon; Carlsbad (Usa/California), Carlsbad 5000; Massa e Cozzile (Italy), Trofeo dell'Unità; San Martino alla Palma (Italy), Scarpinata in Roveta; Badia a Settimo (Italy), Trofeo Vittorio Masiani; Vigarano Mainarda (Italy), HalfMarathon; Ferrara (Italy), FerraraCross; Miami (Usa/Florida), Haulover Classic 5K; Orbetello (Italy), Corri nella Riserva, Trofeo Telethon; Frassinoro (Italy), Marcia estiva di San Geminiano; Frassinoro (Italy), Maratonina dei due passi; Prato (Italy), Trofeo Misericordia di Grignano; Roma (Italy), CorriRoma; Long Beach (Usa/California), Long Beach International City Bank Marathon; Palermo (Italy), Maratona Internazionale della Città di Palermo.
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.
Participants at the Mt. Ausangate multi-day run in the Peruvian Andes
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
• MASSACHUSETTS (USA) / Phedippidations World Wide Half Marathon Challenge
"Phedippidations", the weekly internet radio show for runners (www.steverunner.com), announced the organization of a 13.1 mile (21,097 kilometers) road race that listeners from every continent on Earth can participate in together... read more online in the July 2006 issue
• FRANCE / Raya Tadesse wins the French Outdoor Championships
On June 16th in Saint-Maur, the French Outdoor Champhionships were held. Raya Tadesse took the 10,000m in 27:52.54, with F. Kosgei (Kenya) second in... read more online in the July 2006 issue
• JAPAN / Nephat Kinyanjui and Albina Ivanova win Nagano Marathon
The defending champion Albina Ivanova of Russia won the eighth "Nagano Marathon" in 2:28:52, while Nephat Kinyanjui of Kenya won the men's division with a personal best of... read more online in the July 2006 issue
• VIRGINIA (USA) / Imagining world peace, three runners at a time
On Sunday, July 16, at 7 am, at Belle Haven Park, one mile south of Old Town Alexandria on George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington Cooperation Foundation presents "International Peace Half-Marathon"... read more online in the July 2006 issue
• MISSOURI (USA) / USA Triathlon prtners with Prostate Cancer Foundation
USA Triathlon is pleased to announce an agreement with the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), the world's largest philanthropic source of support for prostate cancer research... read more online in the July 2006 issue
• MOROCCO / Khalid El Amri wins the CAA Grand Prix Meeting
On June 17th in Rabat, the CAA Grand Prix Meeting men's 3000m was taken by Khalid El Amri in 7:42.52, with Ahmed Baday second in 7:45.98 and Anis Selmouni third in... read more online in the July 2006 issue
• USA / Nutrition & Exercise: an intensive workshop
"I was surprised to learn new information on a topic I thought I knew so well". Here is your chance to learn from two internationally known experts at this intensive workshop on Nutrition & Exercise... read more online in the July 2006 issue
PENGUIN INSPIRATION OF THE MONTH
Visit JohnBingham.com for more running pearls of wisdom from John "the Penguin" Bingham. Through his popular monthly column in Runner's World magazine, his breakthrough first book "The Courage to Start: A Guide to Running for Your Life" and his best selling "No Need for Speed: A Beginner's Guide to the Joy of Running" the Penguin has inspired hundreds of thousands of men and women to run for fun, fitness, and self-affirmation.
Setting your expectations - New athletes don't always understand the whole truth. It's easier to believe that one can reach new physical and emotional goals through running than to believe that reaching those goals requires patience, discipline, and plain hard work. Failure early in a training program is nearly always self-inflicted. How do new runners and walkers fail? By setting expectations so high they would be unachievable. They tell themselves that they can undo the damage they've done to their body in a matter of weeks. For many these unmet expectations lead to frustration and ultimately to giving up. The shame is that had they waited the extra week or month it sometimes takes, they would have found the joy they were looking for.
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
Mark Will-Weber released his second book, "The Running Trivia Book: 1,001 Questions from the Sprints to the Marathons". The book was published by Breakaway Books, the same company that published Will-Weber's first book, "The Quotable Runner". In his new publication the Author has gathered a series of delightful trivia questions sure to entertain, perplex, and astonish everyone who loves running. They range from cross-country to track to road races; sprinters to milers to marathoners, and everyone in between. This rich collection of trivia includes the great immortals of the sport, contemporary stars of the track world, pioneers from the mists of early running history, characters from running in literature, and even some hip-hop songs that celebrate runners. The questions vary from easy to medium to difficult, with a few brain-busters that might elude even the most hardened veteran of running trivia. There is an endless supply of running lore and legend in this joyous celebration of the sport. It is all good fun, a book that can be re-read with delight many times - Click on the cover to order this book at a special price
What would it be like to run each day, just run, to chasing a record, a dream, and then to get up and do it again and again. This is the what David Horton, a 55 year old professor from Lynchburg (Usa/Virginia), along with a group acting as crew, set out to do on the Pacific Crest trail starting June 4, 2005. This is not the first time Horton has reached for his limits as he previously ran the Appalachian Trail in 1991 as well as across the United States in 1995. Although an experienced runner, it is hard to anticipate the numerous obstacles one will encounter on the trail, not to mention the effects of physical and mental exhaustion. Released on DVD January 19, 2006 "The Runner" travels in the desert sun, over snowbound mountain passes, and through the forests of the Pacific Northwest. A variety of perspectives are shown in revealing interviews with friends, family, and Horton himself. Director J.B. Benna, a Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker, knows what aspects of this story need to be shown to explore the secrets contained along the trail. A special feature called SimulStat allows for instant maps, statistics, and journal entries for each day of this endurance quest. Quotes from runner David Horton; "Once you make a commitment, you have to fulfill that commitment"; "Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional. I know there will be a certain amount of pain"; "Basically I’m beat to death, but I don’t care. The hard part is the emotional part. The hard part is the mental part"; "I’ve suffered a lot. But through suffering I think we can have a better impression of who we really are, and what we can do, and how we can affect other people". After 66 days on the trail, and with a new time record established, David was finally able to return home. If you want to own this 77 minute DVD for yourself you can purchase it directly from Journey Film.com where you can also view a trailer. You may also read a 17-page Log (in PDF format) of Horton’s trip. If this type of running inspires you to seek out other ultra resources, one place to start is from ExtremeUltraRunning.com, a site that Horton helps host and is a practical place to start for all levels of interest into the ultra scene. Dream, run, challenge yourself, and find out if you have what it takes to also be "the runner".
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