Apr 17

If you're planning to see the Kansas Relays, it's today and only today.

With severe weather anticipated to hit the Lawrence area throughout the day Saturday, Kansas Relays meet officials have elected to adjust the weekend schedule of events in hopes of avoiding delays or cancellations. Events originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday will now be combined into Friday only. There will no longer be any events held on Saturday.

The revised schedule

Apr 15

Who's going to Boston? Good luck to everyone next Monday.

Bib Name Age M/F City
2454 Baden, Josh 25 M Lawrence
1431 Fleming, Geoffrey P. 36 M Lawrence
19171 Frydman, John 56 M Lawrence
16369 Girolamo, Teresa 28 F Lawrence
15490 Laws, Lynnette K 35 F Ottawa
29744 Madsen, Melanie A. 45 F Topeka
5831 Meek, Aaron 42 M Topeka
855 Rogers, Christopher M. 33 M Lawrence
26414 Sodergren, Steve 52 M Topeka
6930 Spiess, Tracy R. 35 F Lawrence
27900 Temple, Stephanie A. 38 F Lawrence
24455 Tosh, Kelly 52 F Topeka
27581 Waller, Keely 28 F Lawrence
1466 Whittemore, Mark 29 M Mission
10535 Zazzali, Peter 48 M Lawrence

Doesn't appear to be anyone locally doing Boston AND Big Sur. We have four locals doing the Big Sur Marathon or the 21-miler on Apr 26.

Kuhlman Kendra F 37 Lawrence Marathon 2147
Mandigo Carrie F 48 Lawrence 21-Miler 5509
Matsakis Heidi F 37 Lawrence Marathon 2467
Rea Lisa F 35 Lawrence Marathon 3016

Apr 14

KC Film Fest: The Barkley Marathons (Apr 16 & 19):
Every year 40 runners come from around the world to a small town in Tennessee to test their limits at a cult-like, quirky, and virtually impossible trail race. With a secret application process, unknown start time, and a course that changes every year, The Barkley Marathons has only had 10 people finish in 25 years. Inspired by a historic prison escape gone awry, what follows is an oddly inspiring story where pain has value, failure is spectacular. . . Tickets

Apr 13

Photo of Elizabeth Stewart and Greg Burger at the Rockin K Trail Run.

At the Apr 4th Rockin K Trail Run, Elizabeth Stewart and Greg Burger, show off a ring while standing in deep water. (Mile 90 Photography)

Apr 12

Thunder, lightning and rain greeted Brew to Brew participants this year in Kansas City. Overcast skies for most of the day, but for a brief moment there was blue sky, as shown here at the crossroad by the Milleret Farm. more photos | results

Apr 11

Congratulations to these local runners with top finishes at today's Rock the Parkway Kansas City Half Marathon and 5K.

Half Marathon      
Ovrl Name City Place Time
42 Michelle Andrew Topeka 1 F Masters 1:24:51.7
72 Dave Halferty Lawrence 2 M 45-49 1:28:38.2
174 Brian Daldorph Lawrence 2 M 55-59 1:34:44.8
178 Rachel Spotz Lawrence 3 F 25-29 1:34:51.3
289 Susie Fagan Lawrence 4 F 40-44 1:38:38.9
673 Pam Perica Bonner Springs 1 F 60-64 1:46:50.8
1215 Mallory Gallet Basehor 1 F 1-14 1:55:02.6
2417 Mimi Gardner Berryton 4 F 60-64 2:08:47.6

Ovrl Name City Place Time
20 Brittany Hartwell Lawrence 2 F 25-29 21:33.1
21 Doug Hartwell Lawrence 4 M 25-29 21:39.9
94 Kathy Strecker Topeka 2 F 50-54 27:17.4
113 Grace Kinman Topeka 3 F 15-19 25:10.2
150 Stacy Riggins Lawrence 1 F 55-59 26:19.0
218 Joanie Starks Lawrence 2 F 60-64 27:44.5
353 Patty Ogle Baldwin 3 F 55-59 29:38.4
1079 Frank Williams Lawrence 4 M 70-74 51:01.9

Apr 8

Photo of the 2014 downtown Lawrenc shot put compeititon.

The Kansas Relays Downtown Lawrence Men’s Shot Put is back for a fourth spring and is scheduled for Fri, Apr 17, in its usual location, on Eighth Street between Massachusetts and New Hampshire Streets. more

Apr 6

runLawrence president, Bill Kinnersley, likes to attend many of the smaller races in the region and initially had shared his thoughts on what happened with club officers. . He shares his observations in "Three Things about Racing."

Suburban Kansas City, early morning clear and cold,
A troupe of cars approaches as the sunrise turns to gold.
They come from all directions and in front of us converge.
They slowly fill the parking lot and passengers emerge.

Three things you can count on: that the sun will always rise,
That someone else is faster, and your shoes will come untied...

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Sound rises like a cliff wall — drums, trombones, trumpets, the ubiquitous vuvuzela, the odd French horn and 10,000 fans screaming.

On the blue track below, 15-year-old boys have shot out of the blocks for the 400 meters, postures erect, arms slicing through the tropical air like knives. Faster, faster, they curl around the track as if astride that wave of sound.

This is the high school competition known as Champs. . . more
(by Michael Powell, The New York Times)

Apr 4

The Run for Life 10 Mile was back having been canceled in 2014. Results out in the next few days. In the mean time, here are some photos.

Link to photos for the 2015 Run for Life 10 Mile.


Apr 2

Experienced older runners who switch to barefoot running may not adjust as naturally to the process as younger runners do, a new study suggests, which could increase their risk of sustaining an injury while running without shoes. . .

“What we would expect is that over time, running barefoot while persisting with a heel strike would contribute to an increased, not a decreased, risk of injures,” says Dr. Scott Mullen, an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Kansas Sports Medicine and Performance Center and lead author of the new study and the study of young runners. more

Note: some runLawrence members were subjects for this study. Also, be sure to read the comments.
(from the New York Times, by , Apr 1, 2015)

Mar 28

Photo of the start of the Rebel 5K Run on March 28, 2015.

Photos from the Rebel 5K Run this morning at the Clinton Lake Softball Complex. Results

Mar 24

Photo of Bill Kinnersley and Keith Dowell at their March races.

Recent results: Bill Kinnersley (left) took 2nd in the M70 category at the Whiskey Run 5K in KC on Mar 15. Stair climbing ace Keith Dowell (right) won the M60-64 race at the Des Moines Fight for Air Stair Climb on Mar 22.

Mar 20

Great Britain has one of the world's strongest—and oldest—traditions of mountain running, or fell running, as the sport is called in that country. In this video from Salomon TV, Rickey Gates, a contributing editor with Trail Runner,heads to the epicenter of English fell running, the Lake District. There, he runs with some of Great Britain's top runners and talks to legends of the fells like Joss Naylor, Billy Bland and Kenny Stuart.

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Apr 12 Brew to Brew, 46.5M, KCMO to Lawrence KS
Apr 11 Rock the Parkway Half Marathon | 5K | KCMO
Apr 11 Abilene Marathon, HM, 10K, 5K, Abilene KS
Apr 4 Run for Life, 10M/2M, Topeka KS

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