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WHERE TO RUN IN THE WORLD
Description of the month - Uijongbu (South Korea)
By Welton Chang - Radar Hill is a favorite run of many Korean athletes and also soldiers stationed in Uijeongbu. The hill starts at the end of the number 11 bus line, which is a quick half mile from the back gate of Camp Red Cloud. At the bus pick up point, hook a left handrailing a wall on the left side and continue over a small bridge. Head up the hill for about 2.5 miles of uphill fun. Warning: continuing up the hill to a dirt trail will lead you to a land mine area.
New and updated cities this month on Run The Planet
Anchorage (Usa/Alaska), Ancona (Italy), Arrecife (Spain), Auckland (New Zealand), Avarua (Cook Islands), Bayamón (Puerto Rico), Binghamton (Usa/New York), Bucharest (Romania), Burghausen (Germany), Carrollton (Usa/Texas), Castel Maggiore (Italy), Celje (Slovenia), Charlottesville (Usa/Virginia), Chennai (India), Costa Teguise (Spain), Del Mar (Usa/California), Dover (Usa/Delaware), Haarlem (Netherlands), Kardamyli (Greece), Kennett Square (Usa/Pennsylvania), Kingston upon Hull (United Kingdom), Kirkcaldy (United Kingdom), Las Cruces (Usa/New Mexico), Lockport (Usa/New York), Maastricht (Netherlands), Madrid (Spain), Manhattan Beach (Usa/California), Maracay (Venezuela), Mazatlán (Mexico), Minneapolis (Usa/Minnesota), Nassau (Bahamas), New York City (Usa/New York), Newcastle (Australia), Nijmegen (Netherlands), Nikao (Cook Islands), Panama City (Panama), Pensacola (Usa/Florida), Québec City (Canada), Rethymnon (Greece), Ringwood (Usa/New Jersey), Rock Hill (Usa/South Carolina), Sabaudia (Italy), Salem (Usa/New Hampshire), San Luis Obispo (Usa/California), Schenectady (Usa/New York), Sevierville (Usa/Tennessee), Shanghai (China), Southampton (United Kingdom), Speculator (Usa/New York), Spokane (Usa/Washington), Spring Hill (Usa/Florida), Springdale (Usa/Washington), Tokyo (Japan), Townsville (Australia), Tralee (Ireland), Twin Falls (Usa/Idaho), Uijongbu (South Korea), Warren (Usa/Rhode Island), Wellesley (Usa/Massachusetts), West Milford (Usa/New Jersey), Yeovil (United Kingdom).
New nations and territories this month on Run The Planet
WEBSITES THAT RECEIVED THE RUN THE PLANET AWARD
Van Cortlandt Track Club - From its humble origins in the late 1970s as a small group of runners meeting for jaunts around the Jerome Park Reservoir in the Bronx, the Van Cortlandt Track Club has grown into one of the oldest and most prominent running clubs in New York City, with members from all five boroughs and beyond. It is open to all runners, regardless of ability or experience.
Trotamundos - A running team from Montevideo, running in Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil. The website provides news, a local calendar, the history of the team, a message board, articles. This website is a point of meeting of the local running comunity.
Map My Run - The website provides people of all athletic ability easy-to-use, comprehensive web-based tools to get healthy and train more effectively as an individual or group. These interactive tools include: online graphical pedometer / route mapper; workout calculators enabling users to calculate key statistics such as pace, calories burned, etc.; collaborate / sharing features that allows users to share their workouts.
Samford Stogies Racing Team - A marathon team of men who have a certain attitude about life and running. Our approach to both is very different. Please check out our website and feel free to contact us about anything.
Maratones Argentina - Marathons in Argentina, calendar, results and more...
Philly Runners - We are an all-skills running group based in Center City Philadelphia, open to all runners. Formed on March 27, 2002, we have about 150 men and women of all ages. Our skill level ranges from new runners who can only run a couple miles at a time to elite marathoners. There is no fee to join and no need to RSVP. Those just visiting the city may join us!
NEW EVENTS THIS MONTH IN THE RUN THE PLANET CALENDAR
Yoder (Usa/Indiana), Gator Gallop 5K; Brighton (Usa/Massachusetts), Boston Volvo Village Thanksgiving Day Road Race; Sacramento (Usa/California), Susan B. Anthony Women's 5K, Fitness Walk, and Kids Fun Run; Liverpool (Usa/New York), Arc Race; San Francisco (Usa/California), Run Wild; Raffo (Italy), Raffo per le vie del sale; Miami (Usa/Florida), Escape to Miami Triathlon; Montgomery (Usa/Alabama), Chick-fil-A Sneakers 5K / 1-Mile River Run; Strandhill (Ireland), The Annual Warriors Run; Singapore (Singapore), Great Eastern Women 10K; Norfolk (Usa/Massachusetts), Norfolk's Dunkin Donuts D.A.R.E. 2 Run 5K; Dallas (Usa/Texas), Whataburger Dash for Dignity; Franklin (Usa/Tennessee), Annual Franklin Classic; Cincinnati (Usa/Ohio), Fleet Feet Sports Lady Distance Classic; Beverly (Usa/Massachusetts), North Shore Triathlon / Beverly Athletic Club Tri-Challenge; Jackson (Usa/Tennessee), Andrew Jackson Marathon and Half Marathon; Madison (Usa/Wisconsin), Berbee Derby - The Thanksgiving Day 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk; Soverato (Italy), Maratonina del basso Jonio; Dover (Usa/Delaware), Russell B. Cheney 50K; Berea (Usa/Ohio), Cleveland Clinic Sports Health River Run; Salò (Italy), Bisagoga de Salò; Ciriè (Italy), Corri col treno; Collepasso (Italy), Salento Half Marathon; Montepiano (Italy), Corri a Montepiano; Vigasio (Italy), 'Na corsetta in Campagnamagra; Seregno (Italy), Camminata avisina, StraBrianza; Grosseto (Italy), BioHalfMarathon, La corsa dell'ambiente; Sciara (Italy), Sciara di corsa; Firenze (Italy), Trofeo I vecchi amici; Ascoli Piceno (Italy), Ascoli - San Benedetto; Cervinara (Italy), Nottelonga; Prato (Italy), Traversata notturna di Prato; Prato (Italy), Trofeo Sant'Ippolito a Galciana; Orosei (Italy), Di corsa nelle oasi di Bidderosa; Vicchio di Mugello (Italy), Maratonina della Fiera calda; Rapallo (Italy), Mezza maratona internazionale Città di Rapallo; Rapallo (Italy), Mezza maratona internazionale Città di Rapallo; Québec City (Québec (Canada), SSQ Quebec City Marathon; Québec City (Québec (Canada), Ghosts Run; Asheville (Usa/North Carolina), The Western NC Run/Walk for Autism; Napoli (Italy), Vesuvio skyrunning; Clifton Forge (Usa/Virginia), Odyssey Off-Road Iron Triathlon; Clifton Forge (Usa/Virginia), Odyssey Trail Marathon; Fredricksburg (Usa/Virginia), Odyssey Half Iron Triathlon; Saint Paul (Usa/Minnesota), Vibha-Mn 5K/10K Walk/Run; Bottegone (Italy), Marcia dei sette campanili; Bottegone (Italy), Marcia dei sette campanili; Newhall (Usa/California), Annual Run Against Hunger; Opi (Italy), Triathlon Opi; Palestrina (Italy), Maratonina Estate carchittana; Lugano (Switzerland), Stralugano Run&Fun.
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.
The "Marathon des Sables", a tough and hot race across the Sahara desert
Image © by Jürgen Ankenbrand
THE GLOBAL TELEGRAPH
• SOUTH KOREA / Anne Lundblad selected for the 100k World Cup
According to a July 18th release made by UsaTF (www.usatf.org), Anne Riddle Lundblad, 40, has been selected to represent the U.S. at the 100k World Championship that will be held in... read more online in the August 2006 issue
• INDONESIA / Jakarta International 10K results
On July 2nd in Indonesia, the Jakarta International 10K had Wilberforce Talel (Kenya) first in 28:36, Johnstone Chepkwony (Kenya) second in... read more online in the August 2006 issue
• JAPAN / Mizuki Noguchi and Cyrus Njui win Sapporo International Half Marathon
Mizuki Noguchi, the 2004 Olympic marathon champion won the "Sapporo International Half marathon" in the course record time of... read more online in the August 2006 issue
• CYPRUS / Inaugural Amathunta Half Marathon
The inaugural "Cyprus Amathunta Half Marathon & 10 km" takes place on Sunday 19th November 2006 and with two different distances it is addressed to runners of all standards and ages... read more online in the August 2006 issue
• UNITED KINGDOM / Kahlefeldt class act
Commonwealth Champion Brad Kahlefeldt of Australia won a spectacular men's elite race at the newly renamed "Salford BG Triathlon World Cup" at Salford Quays held on... read more online in the August 2006 issue
• ITALY / Cosimo Aliandro wins the Italian National Championships
On July 7th in Torino, the Italian National Championships had Cosimo Aliandro taking the men's 5000 title in 13:50.97, with Stefano La Rosa second in... read more online in the August 2006 issue
• FLORIDA (USA) / Road Race Management Race Directors' Meeting
The 24th annual Road Race Management Race Directors' Meeting will be held on October 12-14 in Fort Lauderdale. This is the world's foremost, oldest, and most prestigious race directors' meeting... read more online in the August 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.
No one knows you better than you - There is almost nothing more exciting and more frightening that starting a long distance training program. The excitement you feel about participating in the event is balanced by the fear you have about whether you can do it. For many of us, that fear is because our goals and expectations have been set by someone else. We have listened to someone tell us how fast we should run, how hard we should train, and what how our success will be defined. But no one knows you better than you. Your journey from where you are right now to crossing the finish line is unique to you. Listen to your spirit, and enjoy every step.
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
In "Spy Wednesday" - writes Jim Harger in "The Grand Rapids Press" - author Steven Sims "introduces us to Ken Perry, an ordinary guy from an ordinary Midwestern town attending an ordinary Midwestern college. That's where it stops being ordinary as Ken's education takes on a new twist as he delves into his father´s murky past...". In fact, when college junior and zealous distance runner Ken Perry stumbles into a cryptic hidden room in his family home, he is blind-sided by the secret past of his long-dead father. Had Walt Perry really been the victim of a random, drive-by shooting? Or was he assassinated by someone from the shadows of that silent chamber? Ken's quest for answers plunges him into a maze of espionage, sex, drugs and violence, with pivotal encounters in a biker clubhouse and a secluded monastery. His pursuit ends with a desperate marathon that unlocks the secrets surrounding the mysterious niche, and his father's death. "Sims has fashioned a page-turner and thriller that is extraordinary" continues Harger, and this book "has a number of running episodes that ring true to me" adds Olympian Jeff Galloway. During his nearly 20-year career as a print journalist, Steven Sims has reported from Central America, Europe and the Caribbean, including time covering the war in Bosnia and repeated assignments in Cuba. While regional editor for a statewide newspaper, he received a Catholic Press Association award for a package of articles and photographs he produced on runaway inner-city youth in south Florida. An avid runner, his stories have also appeared in "Runner's World" magazine. He lives in the Tampa Bay area, where he continues to write and teach - Click on the cover to order this book at a special price
In the early 1960s there was no controversy as one man claimed this title of World's Fastest Man without question. His name is Bob Hayes and this production is "Olympic Cowboy - The Authorized Biography of the Fastest Man on Earth" which features Bob telling the story of his life. Although his running career was short, ending at the age of 22 to join the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, he showed the world what some would still say today may be the fastest race of all time (read an article by Justin Clouder entitled "The Greatest 100m Runner of All Time"). This video is a conversational interview of Bob’s life as he personally goes to a variety of locations (Gilbert High School, Florida A&M, Florida Sports Hall of Fame) to answer the questions posed by correspondent Linda Fritz. He talks about his upbringing and family, tells stories of his running and football career, and discusses both his successes and struggles that he faced in life. Several coaches and teammates influences are revealed as well as very difficult periods of his life when he was incarcerated. Personal stories are told about the people who influenced him most as well as events such as having to borrow shoes from Olympic teammate Tommy Farrell when his pair was misplaced. Dramatic reenactments, newspaper clips, newsreel images and numerous interviews from those close to Bob allow the chronological tale to be told. Three races are featured and discussed by Hayes: The U.S.A. Russian meet held in Los Angeles, California; the Olympic 100 meter final where Hayes runs in lane one, and his come from behind Olympic 4x100 meter relay where he moved from fifth place to win by the margin of 3 meters in a world record time of 39.06. "Getting down in the starting blocks I looked up at my mother and tears are rolling down her face with happiness and my hero Jesse Owens and his wife Ruth were hugging my mother because my father did not show up." remembers Hayes. "A highlight was the Men’s 100 Meter with Bob Hayes in the far lane, streaking down the cinders like a bazooka shell to take the dash handily. Bob’s powerful technique is shown in slow motion as he wins the race in 10 seconds flat and ads another gold medal to Uncle Sam’s bag." (Ed Herlihy of Universal Newsreel); "By hand clock I was timed in 8.4 seconds (during the 4x100 relay) and by electronically I was timed in 8.6 and that is the fastest 100 meter ever been run by man. So now they don’t call me the world’s fastest human, they call me the greatest sprinter in the history of running"; "I was always seen around a real strong winning tradition and Florida A&M and the Dallas Cowboys jut put the icing on the cake". Originally released in 2001, this video is still available from those that made it possible, director and editor Tom Rost, and producer Harrison Tyner. With a run time of 68 minutes this autobiography is sure to cast into light a sprinter who had his up and downs and is still today the only person to have earned both an Olympic Gold medal and Superbowl victory ring. Carrousel Productions offers this production for sale in DVD or VHS format.
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