PUBLISHED: 08:00 12 January 2019 Judy Rimmer Ipswich JAFFA ladies' group at the Sunday Times Fun Run in Hyde Park, London, in 1982/83 Picture: DAVID SMITH Archant Taking up running is a rare New Year’s resolution that many people manage to keep. But why is running so popular, and how has it changed over the decades? Crowds of runners turned out for the 2018 Christmas Day Norwich parkrun Picture: NORWICH PARKRUNNationally, Sport England says that more than two million people run every week. Here in East Anglia, running clubs’ efforts to make the sport more welcoming have paid off, with more people of all ages and from all backgrounds pulling on a pair of running shoes and joining in. Parkruns taking offParkruns, in particular, have proved to be far more than a short-lived trend, and have taken off massively over recent years. An amazing 1004 people took part in the Norwich parkrun on Christmas Day, while many others joined in runs across the … [Read more...] about Keep on running! How have jogging and fitness changed over the decades?
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Meb Keflezighi—arguably the greatest American male marathoner of this century—is remaining very active in the running community during retirement: He has just joined the new ownership team of the Carlsbad 5000.The road race—known as the “World’s Fastest 5K”—was sold last week by Ironman to a San-Diego-Based group called Groundwork Endurance LLC., according to The Coast News Group. Keflezighi, whose accolades include winning Boston Marathon, NYC Marathon, and an Olympic medal, will join as a part owner. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Watch: Meb talks about his desire to give back to the running community in his retirement: “I am delighted to join the local ownership team in building upon the legacy of the Carlsbad 5000,” Keflezighi said in a press release. “There is no better place than the San Diego coast to celebrate the sport that has meant so much to me. I raced the Carlsbad 5000 twice during my professional … [Read more...] about Meb Keflezighi Joins New Ownership Team for Carlsbad 5000
You can’t miss this group of women as they walk up to the Trailhead sign by the Trinity River in Fort Worth, Texas. They range in age, from mid-twenties to early forties, and two of them are pushing double strollers with toddlers in tow.But each one looks fit, happy, and ready to do one thing: run, and run hard. They’d just prefer to do it together. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Cowtown Elite is a track club made up of 16 women, most of whom are aiming to compete in the Cross Country Championships in February and qualify for the 2020 Olympic Team Trials for the marathon. It all started almost two years ago, when a small group of friends noticed they were all running at the same pace—a very fast pace. Before they knew it, it was growing: So-and-so met their friend so-and-so, and the group decided to run together and become USATF-certified. They did, and now they are gaining recognition at races and within the Fort Worth community. There’s a competitive … [Read more...] about These Women Are Chasing the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials Together
Updated 9:27 am PDT, Friday, October 26, 2018 In this Aug. 17, 2018, photo Maysarah Mikail, a Halliburton senior technical professional, poses for a photo in her gender-specific coveralls at Halliburton in Houston. (Melissa Phillip /Houston Chronicle via AP) less In this Aug. 17, 2018, photo Maysarah Mikail, a Halliburton senior technical professional, poses for a photo in her gender-specific coveralls at Halliburton in Houston. (Melissa Phillip /Houston Chronicle via ... more Photo: Melissa Phillip, AP Photo: Melissa Phillip, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 In this Aug. 17, 2018, photo Maysarah Mikail, a Halliburton senior technical professional, poses for a photo in her gender-specific coveralls at Halliburton in Houston. (Melissa Phillip /Houston Chronicle via AP) less In this Aug. 17, 2018, photo … [Read more...] about Texas Tech helps design clothing for women in oil fields
“The bleachers are on your right. The white line’s up ahead. Keep pushing!” Jennifer Conroyd calls out to me and the 30 or so other runners she’s coaching through an interval workout. We finish our hard effort, finally easing up when Conroyd prompts, “jog it out!”She’s not just shouting out the directions for motivation: She needs to give these verbal cues, because in reality, the only track visible is the one she’s drawn on a whiteboard propped up next to her. My fellow athletes and I are sprinting side-by-side, without actually going anywhere at all. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below On a beautiful summer morning, we’re indoors, our blue flotation belts tethered to lane lines in the pool at WEST Superior Training in Willowbrook, Illinois. The session, Fluid Running Athletics, is designed to emulate a track workout. Submerged from the neck down, we forgo the impact of hitting the ground, instead pumping our arms and legs … [Read more...] about Injured and Can’t Run? This App Can Help You Continue Training for Your Race