Saturday, May 13, 2006
Camp Quality is giving joy to children and their families living with cancer. The motto says it all: "Laughter is the best medicine."
To raise funds for this worthy cause I will start my "Run For Kids Smiles" on the 24th of May 2006 from the southermost point of Tasmania to the northernmost point of Australia - the top of Cape York finishing on the 28th August - my 67th birthday.
Dates for arrival at major destinations:
Hobart: 26th May
Melbourne 1st June
Sydney 20th June
Brisbane 9th July
Mackay 28th July
Cairns 10th August
Cape York(Top)28th August
I know Vlastik will appreciate anyone joining him for a run on the road or helping out for a day or two. If so, please contact him on: 0438 330652 or 0419 399605
For more information about Vlastik's run go to: http://vlastiksrunforkids.bigblog.com.au/blog.do
Friday, May 12, 2006
Entry form available soon for this exciting new race. Interest is starting to build around the world, with several overseas runners already indicating their desire to compete. If you would like further information, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
23 Sep - 06 Oct 06 - First Indian Multi-Day race
The World Harmony Run is a global relay that seeks to promote international friendship and understanding. As a symbol of harmony, runners carry a flaming torch, passing it from hand to hand between members of thousands of local communities, travelling through over 70 nations around the globe.
The World Harmony Run is a true grassroots event that touches the lives of millions of people along its route. The runners visit schools, community groups, running clubs, and local and national government organizations. At these stops they celebrate the goal of world harmony as well as recognize people in the community who work for harmony in their own special way.
The World Harmony Run does not seek to raise money or highlight any political cause, but simply strives to create goodwill among peoples of all nations and strengthen a sense of international brotherhood and oneness.
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Cornelia BULLIG Allemagne 46 ans
Pamela REED Etats-Unis 45 ans
Mette PILGAARD Danemark 45 ans
Edit BERCES Hongrie 41 ans
Sumie INAGAKI Japon 40 ans
Masae KAMURA Japon 48 ans
Michaela DIMITRIADU Rép.T 32 ans
Galina EREMINA Russie 53 ans
Irina KOVAL Russie 47 ans
Irina REUTOVICH Russie 56 ans
Nina MYTROFANOVA Ukraine 49 ans
Christine BODET France 48 ans
Christiane LE CERF France 55 ans
Joëlle SEMUR France 45 ans
Wolfgang SCHWERK All. 50 ans
Jesper OLSEN Danemark 34 ans
Kenji OKIYAMA Japon 40 ans
Vlastimil DVORACEK Rép.T 47 ans
Vladimir TIVIKOV Russie 54 ans
J-Gilles BOUSSIQUET France 61ans
Emmanuel CONRAUX France37 ans
Claude HARDEL France 47 ans
Alain MALLEREAU France 55 ans
Jean-Pierre RENAUD France 46 ans
The winner of the mens race will receive $1,000 provided the winning time is sub 7hrs 30 and the winner of the womens race will also win $1,000 provided the winning time is sub 9 hours.
There will be a meet the runners function by way of a pasta dinner (user pays) at the Runaway Bay Junior Rugby Club, opposite the Sports Super Centre in Morala Avenue commencing at 6:00 pm on race eve, Saturday 10 June 2006.
This will be followed by a panel discussion at 6:45 pm. He advises that the panel will include three of Australia's greatest 100 km runners, Tim Sloan, Don Wallace and Jonathan Blake.
The first two men and first two women in th erace will gain automatic selection to the team to represent Australia at the World Championships to be held in Korea provided their times are sub 8 and sub 9:30 respectively.
Offical team uniforms will be provided and it is expected that airfares and accommodation will be fully funded this year.
Entries for the Gold Coast 100 are now open, see http://www.goldcoast100.com.
Prizegiving will take place at the race venue at 6:00 pm on the day of the race.
19-10-06 Vienna - Bratislava 103 km
20-10-06 Bratislava - Gyor 100 km
21-10-06 Gyor - Tata 61 km
22-10-06 Tata - Budakeszi 60 km
23-10-06 Budakeszi - Budapest 21 km
Nice stage-run in Europe (Austria, Slovakia, Hungary).
Bram van der Bijl
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Monday, May 08, 2006
the wait is over you can now print out and mail your entry application for THE EPIC 50k!! www.capitolpeakultras.com/epic50k.htm
sorry it's taken so long but there was a big snag with the permit but all has been resolved and we've gotten the green light from the forest service/ bureau of land management.
a map with the route highlighted is now also available.
for those of you who didn't already know or have forgotten THE EPIC will be one of the toughest 50k's in the world if not THE toughest! with over 14,000 feet of elevation gain(and another 14,000 feet of loss), an average elevation of over 11,000 feet and very rugged terrain this run will test your limits.
i look forward to seeing you all in colorado soon!
p.s. there's a 100 runner limit and nearly that many have already expressed interest so get those entries in soon so you don't miss out
Saturday, May 6, 2006
The 28th annual Strolling Jim race was held on Saturday, May 6, 2006 in
This year brought about some new changes. Long-time race director, Gary Cantrell, handed off his responsibility to a very capable and enthusiastic Philip Gentry and there were aid stations set up providing water, sports drinks, sliced fruit, and veggies. In past years, aid had consisted of gallon jugs of water placed on the sides of the road.
The morning, for the early start runners at 5 a.m., was a cool 49
degrees with fog. The sky was partly cloudy to cloudy with a cool breeze making it a great day for a race.
There were a total of 69 runners from the early and the regular starts that toed the line.
This year proved to be an exciting race with rivals Dink Taylor and
Dewayne Satterfield of Alabama exchanging first and second places
several times during the race. Dink ultimately won with the time of
4:48:56 with Dewayne coming in at 4:52:28.
The overall winner in the ladies division was Chrissy Ferguson of
Arkansas with a fast time of 6:48:14 with Peggy Wise of Florida
finishing in second place at 7:23:08.
David Jones of Eagleville, TN, running his 18th year, won the Masters
Division for the ninth time clocking in at 5:19:46. David was racing
with a stress fracture in his foot making this his slowest finish time
at the Strolling Jim. David will be running Badwater 135 Mile Race in
Death Valley, CA this July.
Many thanks and appreciations are given to the race director, the
volunteers and to the sponsors who all worked together in putting on a
This 40 mile loop course is not only challenging, but it winds its way
throughout some of the most scenic countryside to be had in this part of the state. It is a "must do" on any long distance runner's itinerary.
Go to http://www.tynesweb.com/sj40/home.html for more information.
Sunday, May 07, 2006
From web page:
The Eleventh Annual Self-Transcendence Ten Day race was won by Rimas Jakelaitis,51, from Brooklyn,NY. with 665 miles, his fifth win of the Ten in the history of the race. Hard-charging Vladimir Balatsky took secnd place honors with 653 miles, the farthest he has ever run. Canadian veteran Trishul Cherns placed third with 640 miles.
For the women, Sarah Barnett from Adelaide,Australia won with 611 miles. Defending champion Nataliya Hlushchuk finished second with 600 miles. Fifty-nine year old Karnayati Morison eked out third place by one minute over Pratishruti Khisamoutdinova,62, from Russia with 543 miles.
The 21 runners who stayed for the duration of the race were blessed with good weather which helped performances. Only one runner did not reach at least 400 miles.
Day 6-Six Day
Dipali Cunningham,47, from Melbourne,Australia won the ninth Annual Self-Transcendence Six Day Race overall, with a 458 mile effort. Kaneenika Janakova,36, from Bratislava,Slovakia finished second overall with 422 miles, her personal best and a new national record for women. Friederike Makowka from Geneva,Switzerland took third place with 354 miles.
In the men’s race, Glen Turner,46, from Boulder,Colorado led with 421 miles, followed by Bob Oberkehr with 403 miles, and third place went to Mark Dorion,46, from El Paso,Texas who reached 383 miles, another personal best.
This web site chronicles the running trek of Paul Staso as he aims to complete a solo run across the United States between June 23 and September 27, 2006. The 3,200-mile route includes 15 states: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Latest news is in the Journal.
Christian McEvoy has accepted the challenge and will be running across the United States from the Pacific to the Atlantic - approximately 3,500 miles - one step at a time to raise awareness and money for cancer survivors. Christian and the Coast to Coast Run Team need your help, support and participation to successfully complete this challenging event.
Christian will start his run in San Francisco, California on July 1, 2006 and hopes to complete it at Narragansett, Rhode Island in December 2006. High School Challenge Participants, as well as College, Corporate and Individual Challenge Participants can join Christian and run with him at various points along the route.