Author Archives

  • Honoring Unsung Heroes and Pioneers: Larry Noel

    by Freddi Carlip With racing on hold due to COVID-19, we have the opportunity to look back and remember those who have blazed the trail for our sport——our pioneers and unsung heroes. Larry Noel was one of running’s trailblazers in… Read More ›

  • Rambling Roads: Virus Fears

    By George A. A potent invisible virus has transformed our landscape. The United States went from impeachment news, a dwindling presidential primary, and a growing green spring season to a national shut-down crisis. This invisible virus moved freely and… Read More ›

  • May 2020

    by George A. Hancock More Light May brings more daylightIlluminating our road flightMore light morning and nightEases some of that road fright. May creates 31 delightful daysFilled with brilliant sunny raysAnd fields with gorgeous greenThat every day are a super… Read More ›

  • Kiss

    Affordable! Affordable!Keep your life transportable. Avoid obsessions with possessions,Want you psychiatric sessions? Chasing debt can make you phobic,It’s like living anaerobic. If, bleary-eyed, you stare in stores,Then run, to get thee out of doors. Henry David Thoreau-LeeAKA Sal Citarella

  • ShamWalk/Run Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

    by Ben Zappa RIDGWAY, PA—Race Director Julie Lang reports:  “We had 39 registered with 32 completing the Sham Walk/Run 5K on March 14, after the COVID-19 announcement. It was a sunny, chilly morning.  I can’t remember the exact temps, but… Read More ›

  • Rambling Roads: Fleece vs. Jackets

    by George “A picture is worth a thousand words” is a quote attributed to numerous individuals. That sentence was perfected by several ad men in the early 20th Century. Of course, many today realize in our highly visual age… Read More ›

  • April 2020

    by George A. Hancock More Green April brings us more greenA pleasant road side sceneEach day the green spreadsCreating sights few dread. Vegetation and our local treesAre greening on our road spreesWarmer temps and April rainFuel this green roadside gain…. Read More ›

  • Deer Run Amok as Linne, Arnold Triumph at Springettsbury

    by Clay Shaw YORK,  PA, FEBRUARY 22, 2020—Benjamin Linne of York won the Springettsbury 10K in 34:37, on the hilly course that borders the Rocky Ridge. Stephanie Arnold of Gettysburg was the top woman and top master in 42:48.  A… Read More ›

  • Ardanuy, Makarevich Conquer Washington Birthday Marathon Hills

    by George Banker GREENBELT, MD—On Sunday, February 16, 2020 the DC Road Runners Club hosted the 59th Washington’s Birthday Marathon (WBM) and the 32nd three-person relay. (The first race was held February 22, 1962 in Greenbelt, Maryland on the grounds… Read More ›

  • The Best Is Yet To Come

    by George Banker Editor’s Note:  George met Keira D’Amato a few years ago through the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler where Keira manages the Expo clinics, does some athlete hospitality functions, and announces the kids runs.  George is involved with the… Read More ›

  • Army Ten-Miler Soldier-Athletes Run for an Olympic Marathon Position

    by George Banker Every dream of athletes is to represent their country at the International Olympic Games and to bear the title of “Olympian.” The athletes train hard for four years but there is no guarantee that the dreams will… Read More ›

  • Whose Olympics?

    By Sal Citarella To readers of RG: I had thrown the original of this article together rather spontaneously, when the world-wide pandemic had not appeared quite so daunting and the fate of the 2020 Olympics was still in doubt. Now… Read More ›

  • Running Through Life

    by Freddi Carlip Being home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve been looking back at columns I’ve written through the years. This one was published in RG 10 years ago. It gives a glimpse into my life and how much… Read More ›

  • The Thrill is Still There

    By Sal Citarella I’ve been watching the Indoor Nationals on TV, along with my Best Bud, Jack Daniel’s, and it still gets to me. Indoor track is special; it’s personal, intimate and immediate. The sound of the crowd, the smell… Read More ›

  • Rambling Roads: Coyote Days

    By George A. Coyotes are frequent visitors on my daily run. Hmm, maybe I need to rephrase that sentence. I’m a frequent visitor to the places coyotes roam. Coyotes are everywhere in Pennsylvania. Coyotes have found a great home… Read More ›