by Tedlet at 9:28 AM
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Rockingham 10
By Tedlet

So this is a circuit in the UK that you only get access to as a runner once a year! -The Rockingham Motor Speedway Circuit.

Obviously I recognise that this event is primarily aimed at those of us at the shorter distance end of the running spectrum, but having run it for the first time this weekend I thought I'd give it a mention.

This was only my second 10k race (I'd enjoyed my first one a few weeks prior to this and very quickly then looked for a follow up that I thought would be ok to run barefoot).

The Rockingham racing circuit is apparently known for being a fast course (both for cars & runners I believe). Like most racing venues it occupies a vast expanse of land which means two things: firstly there's not too much lengthy undulation going on (although there are a couple of small inclines to deal with); and secondly it can get very cold & windy.

The race organisers...
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by Barefoot TJ at 12:55 PM
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This one got away from me...Ha! The BRS turned 8 years old on November 1!

Happy 8th Birthday, BRS!!!!

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by Barefoot TJ at 12:10 PM
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SLOW SUCCESS: Endurance guru to bring wisdom to Charles Town
By Spirit of Jefferson

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella says heeding Phil Maffetone’s advice 17 years ago changed his running career and life. The internationally known health and running expert is set to speak in Charles Town Friday.

During the early years of Dr. Mark Cucuzzella’s running career, injuries were the norm. Punishing workouts through high school and college left him “hurting all the time” and then foot surgery sidelined him completely.

That’s when he came across the approach advocated by Dr. Phil Maffetone, then best known for his work helping Mark Allen win the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Hawaii six times straight.

“Before, it was all about training harder and harder,” said Cucuzzella, now 51 and still finishing marathons regularly under three hours. “Dr. Phil was the person out in front...
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by Barefoot TJ at 12:05 PM
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Why the human foot was made for running -- even without shoes
By Doug Williams, Special to

Long before anyone ever ran a 10K or a marathon, humans were running down wild animals.

Meat, not medals, was the reward for the hunters who scampered barefoot through the wilds.

"We evolved to run," says Dr. Irene Davis, director of the Spaulding National Running Center and a professor in the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School in Boston. "Running is in our genes." To continue reading, please visit: