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Trial delayed: Going the Extra Mile is Paul Hoover’s Legacy

I peeked ahead on my calendar and found an entry for May 17 that says: “Paul Hoover Trial Begins.” It turns out the trial has been pushed back – again. This time to Aug. 2, 2021. The wheels of justice are grinding much slower than Paul Hoover ran even on a bad day. It...

More Racing D Yon 05-02-21

Saturday was a beautiful day to run a race through two of the city’s best parks.  It was one more indication that something close to normal is returning to the racing scene. And while the Animal Shelter Foundation’s (ASF) “Tails and Trails” race was a scaled down...

Parkinsons Awareness D Yon 04-26-21

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. And since I am among those diagnosed with the disease, I should write about it. The Parkinson’s Foundation estimates more than 1,000,000 people living in the US have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s with approximately 60,000 added...

Youth on the Run

The Youth Running Group got the weekend off to a good start with a visit at Thursday night practice from Florida State University track and cross country runner Alyson Churchill.  Alyson is a freshman at Florida State.  The following stats are from the FSU web page: ...

Running from Pain

The gravel on the Greenways Trail crunches underfoot in the dim light of this morning. Usually I don't mind that. But today the sound is uncomfortable and distressing, not its usual steady reassurance of life and the progression of miles. Miles to where? I don't know....

Drum Roll Please — GWTC Awards for 2020

VIEW VIDEOS OF THE AWARDS PRESENTATIONS COVID-19 has impacted GWTC in many ways.  The Presentation of Awards is one example.  Normally, a large crowd would gather and watch the presentation of GWTC’s Annual Awards and Grand Prix awards.  But the 2020 grand prix...

Pacing important as we jog into warmer weather

This past weekend’s warmer temperatures, by no means real summer, were rough enough to remind us that summer is coming. Being willing to slow down a bit while adjusting and staying hydrated are critical to staying healthy. It is amazing how fast a lack of fluids can...

Stories Behind the Statistics

On February 29, 2020, Jacob Riley took  2nd place at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta with a time of 2:10:02.  He was 42 seconds behind the more familiar Galen Rupp, who has been an Olympic silver medalist for the U.S. in 10,000 (in 2012) and marathon...

Running Can Still Bring us Together

​Running can still bring us together. It is a hell that can hardly be imagined while sitting in the comfort of my home. But hearing the anguish in the hospital administrator’s voice makes me know something bad wrong is happening.  He just wants “the bombs to stop,”...

The Flash is on the Run

The Flash was on the Run Spots in the 2021 Flash 12K-6K last Saturday were at a premium and race director, Keith Rowe, was determined to fill every one of the 100 slots available with a runner. “No shows” are a mainstay of races so it is normally safe to assume that...