Recent Posts - page 2

  • Girls on the Run: Running Strong in Pennsylvania’s Capital Area for 10 Years!

    By Gillian Byerly Girls on the Run is a non-profit organization which provides girls with a space to build important relationships with peers and a trusted adult, to share their thoughts and feelings, and to improve their physical health. Founded… Read More ›

  • Rambling Roads: Virus Changes

    By George A. The current coronavirus issue is similar to long-distance training. A runner trains diligently running the miles, staying fit while eating healthy. The goal is some distant race or running event. The runner is putting time, effort,… Read More ›

  • Ten Million Steps…and counting

    By Sal Citarella No, not me. Paul Reese. Ten Million Steps is the title of the book he wrote back in 1993, shortly after he had run across the country. He was 73 at the time. What can one say… Read More ›

  • June 2020

    by George A. Hancock Summer Summer 2020 is hereGo ahead, please cheerWe earned these daysFilled with sunny rays. Running in light gearMinus any icy fearIs really first rateAnd so hard to hate. Warm temps surroundAs do chirpy bird soundsNow running… Read More ›

  • Phil Stewart, an Icon in the Running Community

    by George Banker Editor’s note: There’s no one who has done more for the running community than Phil Stewart. Yes, he’s a terrific runner both in his hey day and with recent, amazing times. As you’ll see in this interview,… Read More ›

  • 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 ›