Sunday, September 25, 2011

Brooklyn Team's 'Reach the Beach' Epic

If you've ever wanted to run a 24-hour relay race, check out this short video by "Better on the Way Down," which recently completed the Reach the Beach race in New Hampshire.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Lagat, Simpson Win 5th Avenue Mile

Bernard Lagat, Jenny Simpson won the men's, women's races today along 5th Avenue.

Results here. And results here for the various races.

I'd post a video and/or story from NYRR, though unclear why there's nothing available at this point (too bad that this wasn't shown live for those of us who couldn't make it downtown). Highlights should be available later.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Race Results: Rock 'N Roll Philadelphia Half

Some blazing fast times at the ultra-fast Philly Half this past weekend.

The database isn't really set up to search by city, but a quick look at the results indicate some top times here:

Daniel Renahan, 1:11:06
Ted Towle, 1:13:33
Giancarlos Zambrano, 1:23:11

Random Thoughts on a Monday Evening

*The Staten Island Half (my favorite of the five official halfs that's not run in Brooklyn) on Oct. 9 is nearing capacity, so if you're planning to race, sign up now! Grete's Great Gallop on Oct. 1 still has space, though ... really ... do you want to race two loops of Central Park or go gallivanting on Staten Island?

*Boston Marathon entries continue this week, with the first round of entries already locked in. Now it gets interesting, as the remaining qualifiers seeking entry will continue be seeded based on how fast they beat their qualifying time. Entrants should know by Sept. 28. As of tonight, 88 people from Brooklyn were listed in the entrant database.

*Looking for some Northeast cross-country races this fall? Check out Chuck's X/C Calendar.

*Still looking to blast that final 5K of the year? Check out the Music That Heals 5K in Prospect Park this Sunday, Sept. 25. A look at upcoming races is here, courtesy of NYCRuns.

*Finally got down to Brooklyn Bridge Park (in Dumbo) the other day, where I haven't been for weeks. Checked out Jane's Carousel (it looks a little out of place, though is certainly beautiful), though even more importantly - you can now run in that area again and make a nice half-mile plus loop near the Manhattan Bridge.

*My DVD movie pick of the week (and maybe it'll inspire you to run in Red Hook): The Adjustment Bureau. Yeah, it's a cheesy sci-fi film (all the better), some great shots of the area, however.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Jenny Gets Gold

If you run (and obviously you do if you're reading this blog), watch the video of the women's 1500 at the World Championships and get inspired.

Congratulations Jenny (Barringer) Simpson!