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Discussion in 'Chapters' started by NakedSoleNate, Sep 8, 2010.
Good luck on your races,
Good luck on your races, crn! Welcome!
Welcome, crn, I'll be at the
Welcome, crn, I'll be at the RnR Half but maybe walking with a friend and not running. I'll be running the Philly Half in November. I have the Warrior Dash weekend after this in PA (barefoot-friendly though the gravel is not so BF-friendly). Then maybe some 5K's in the summer, maybe the Media Five Miler in June.
Any upcoming races for the
Any upcoming races for the rest of the summer and fall?
Awwwww! How cute! Little
Awwwww! How cute! Little baby foot. So precious!
I'm scheduled for the PDR and
I'm scheduled for the PDR and then the Philly Half. I'm injured right now so I had to DNS my last race - not scheduling any for now. The Midnight 5K that Bryn Mawr Running Company does is very barefoot friendly, if you are near Philly.
I'm signed up for the Philly
I'm signed up for the Philly marathon. Nothing else planned before that.
I'm tempted to run some of the events organised by the Trail Dawgs (http://www.traildawgs.org/, thanks Scott for the link), but I don't know if I'll be ready and available for this year's races.
Aside from google, does
Aside from google, does anyone know of a resource to find races?
There are all sorts of racing
There are all sorts of racing calendars out there. These are national and contain local races (local to someone, perhaps even you), but you could "google" "racing calendars" to find those that are more local to you. I just happened to have this list. Look for the link on these sites that say something like "race calendar," "event calendar," or "races."
Run Walk Jog - http://www.runwalkjog.com/
Running in the USA - http://runningintheusa.com/
Run the Planet - http://www.runtheplanet.com/
Cool Running - http://www.coolrunning.com/
Running Times - http://www.runnersworld.com/rt/racefinder (Yes, Running Times is in bed with Runners World.)
Runner's World - http://www.runnersworld.com/cda/racefinder/1,7151,s6-239-283-284-0-0-0-0-0,00.html (go to the bottom of the screen to create a login; not sure if there is a charge; I wouldn't think so, but again, please let us know).
Running Journal - http://www.running.net/ (if you are in the Southeast United States)
Metro Race Forum lists a lot
Metro Race Forum lists a lot of runs and du-/tri-athlons in the NY/NJ/PA area
In PA, Pretzel City has
In PA, Pretzel City has calendar and a mailing list. Every week they send a list of upcoming races with a nice description of the type of course.
Where are you in PA and what type of race and distance are you interested in?
I'm booked to run the Pretzel
I'm booked to run the Pretzel City organized Evansburg 10 Mile Trail Race again next Oct.30. Last year that was my very first race since I started running in May. It will be interesting to see if I have made any progress since last year.
Earlier in Oct., the 10th or so, I'm signed up for the Lehigh Valley Gap 10K Trail Race, near Palmerton, which is being put on by the Lehigh Valley Road Runners Club, I believe.
I might find myself another race in September, but maybe not. Any recommendations not too far from Philly?
My girlfriend and I have camped out here before (Yurt style!). I've decided to forego the Hands on House Half Marathon (runs the day before) and focus on this. Yes, I know it's a shorter race, but it's probably gonna be an all day thing for the two of us. Might just hop in the Harrisburg Half instead.
It's not exactly a resource but this site lists several PA races, they are mainly trail events. The races are listed in the left-hand menu at the bottom.
Regarding the Harrisburg Marathon, I just heard a piece on public radio about how they filled the race in a flash and had to close entries in record time, thanks to transfers from the NYC race. Good for them!
...and thanks for the headsup Delta04. Those look like cool trail races. I think they're out toward mid state, a little far for me here by Valley Forge.
Planning a pretty aggressive lineup for the spring (aggressive for me, anyway). Already registered for the Garden Spot Village marathon in New Holland on Apr 6 and the Pittsburgh marathon on IBRD May 5. Planning to follow them up with the Laurel Highlands 50K on June 6.
Nice schedule Just!
My only race for the Spring will the the IronMaster's Challenge 50k near Carlisle, PA. They had a 26M distance last year and it was a grueling but awesome race. I am extremely excited to run it again and I hope I will be better prepared this time.
I have no committed races yet for 2013, but I have one I am interested in... Double Trouble 15K/30K in French Creek State Park, which is typically held in July. The trails there are very technical, though. Lots of hills, rocks, roots, etc.
I've run trail runs in French Creek Park, and you certainly do have to watch every step. It is great running, nonetheless. That race is run by Pretzel City, no?
Yes, it is a Pretzel City run. I've never participated in any of their races but this one has had my interest for a while. I don't think I've run French Creek barefoot. I think I've hiked around both of the lakes barefoot, but I've always used minimalist shoes for running there because my runs there are typically longer and I want to be able to get distance in when I run there. Have you done any barefoot runs at French Creek and if so, which trails would you recommend?
Mike, I've done 2 PC races at the park, both were 15K's, and both were so long and complicated that I couldn't begin to tell you which trails I was on. One was a spring race, the other in the fall.
I don't think it's the kind of place I'd try to run fast BF. LOTS of rocks, like you have to pick which one to land on each step for whole stretches. If you miss a step, you might get hurt. I used my Bikilas and people - othe runners - thought I was really hard core or crazy.
The trails I ran weren't too steep or long downhills, but they were narrow and twisty, as I recall. Moderately technical you might call them.