Last Saturday runners around the valley celebrated National Trail Running Day by hitting the dirt instead of the pavement. According to the runners who posted on the LVRS Facebook page, they ran at Brandywine Park, D&L Trail, Saucon Rail Trail, and others. A group of about a dozen runners met up for a group run at Nockamixon State Park. The group run was hosted by Bux-Mont Running Club and LV Running Scene.
RUNNING WORLD LOSES A GREAT
John Kelley lost his fight with cancer this past Sunday, surrounded by family and loved ones. Kelley won the 1957 Boston Marathon as well as eight Yonkers Marathons and the 1959 Pan American Games Marathon held in Chicago that year. Kelley lead an amazing running career as well as a fruitful and full life. Amby Burfoot wrote a fantastic tribute to John Kelley earlier this week, an article everyone should read.
For those of you who are in taper mode in preparation for the LVHN Marathon for Via on September 11th – PATIENCE! I know you can get a little crazy during the dreaded taper and will want to push some of those runs. Don’t do it. Trust in your training; you are not going to gain anything new in the next couple of weeks. The training is done and the last thing you want is to toe the line with an injury you incurred during taper. Good luck!
FREE RACE ENTRY, ANYONE?
Christmas is coming a little early this year! Enter to win a free race entry of your choice to either the Christmas City Classic 5 Miler or the Candy Cane 5k. Both races are being held on December 10, 2011. To enter the contest you must leave a comment on the contest page. You are allowed one entry. One male and one female winner will be chosen. The contest ends this Friday, August 26, 2011 at 4:59 pm. Enter the contest today.
LV ZOO 5K/10K
The Run Wild for the Zoo 5k and 10k races take place this Sunday, August 28 at 8:00 am. To those of you running it: Good Luck! Also, if you find yourself itching to volunteer, they could really use some help on Sunday. Please contact Alan Raisman, email@example.com or by phone at 610-799-4171 x. 224.
VALLEY RUNNING TALK
Last week’s chat session was a great opportunity to talk with fellow runners about their running. This week we will be discussing Nutrition in our weekly chat session. The chat takes place on Wednesday at 10:00 am. Click the “Valley Running Talk” button located on the bottom toolbar on the website and connect through your Twitter or Facebook accounts. Hope to see you then!
2011 LVRS RUNNER’S CHOICE AWARDS
Don’t forget to enter your votes for your favorite local races. Voting ends on August 31st. Head over to the survey and get your votes in before it’s too late!
WEEKLY LVRS NEWSLETTER
I know that you probably aren’t coming in here every single day to see the new posts. You can now sign up for a weekly newsletter to be sent to your inbox every Thursday morning. Don’t miss out on the local running news and happenings taking place around the valley. You can sign up below.