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Competitive women start the West End 3k

5430 Sports will once again direct the popular Boulder Downtown Running Series

Summer time racing doesn’t get any more exciting than the energetic and diverse Boulder Downtown Running Series. The series which consists of 3 races of varying lengths features a unique format offering multiple categories for runners from the kids race, open, masters and competitive fields. The courses are tight and extremely spectator friendly as runners from the other categories line up to watch along side fans as they cheer on friends and family.

South Boulder Creek Trailhead

South Boulder Creek West Trailhead closed for improvements

Beginning March 12th, 2012 theSouth Boulder Creek West Trailhead will be closed for improvements. Boulder County Open Space and Mountain Parks expects the closure to last between 3 weeks to a month. The trailhead, just west of Highway 93, 1/2 mile before Eldorado Springs Drive as you head out of town serves as a popular starting point for the South Boulder Creek and the Big Bluestem trails.

All Sports Recover Club

All Sports Recovery Club Expands its Services and Floorspace

Last week All Sports Recovery Club expanded its offerings and its space to 3,000 square feet when it moved into the old Retul space adjacent to its current location. The new space which is still above Christy Sports at 2000 30th Street, Boulder boasts beautiful hardwood floors, a new reception/waiting area, a small store where you can purchase Mix 1, Athletes Honey Milk or self massage tools then opens up to the spacious Optitrack gait analysis and Altitude Contrast Training stations.

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Newton Running Names Stuart Johnson as VP of Marketing

Newton Running hired Stuart Johnson as VP of marketing. Johnson brings to the position 20 years of diverse, global marketing experience in footwear, apparel, packaged goods and premium retailing. Johnson, a competitive ultrarunner and mountain-sports enthusiast is looking forward to returning to Boulder, Colorado, after a seven-year stint in Seattle, Washington.

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Ultimate Direction hires Buzz Burrell to brand manager position

Ultimate Direction, respected innovator of on-the-go hydration solutions for walkers, runners, and adventurers, proudly announces the hiring of Buzz Burrell to the newly created brand manager position. Burrell brings with him 36 years of entrepreneurial business and endurance sports experience, and will be tasked with managing the future of Ultimate Direction, helping to identify opportunities for increasing brand awareness, innovation, and future growth.

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Unbreakable: Boulder Screening

Thursday February 9 held the first screening of the film Unbreakable: The Western States 100 in Boulder at the Dairy Center for the Arts. The event brought out everyone from Olympic 1500m runners to Ultra legends to running fans alike. Organizer Buzz Burrell gave a quick introduction and commented “This is a great opportunity to get the running community together” before starting the film.

Legendary CU Coach Jerry Quiller Passes Away

BOULDER – Former University of Colorado cross country and track and field coach Jerry Quiller, who coached 15 years and hundreds of student-athletes at the school, has passed away after fighting a battle against multiple myeloma.  He was 69. Coach Q started his coaching career

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Thweat and Mickowski Win Fast & Flurry-ous Plus A New Rivalry is Born

The Fast and Flurry-ous was originally put together a few years back to give local runners the opportunity to race hard in order to tune their efforts before going off to the USATF Cross Country Nationals in February each year. But this year’s event was highly anticipated and talked about due to a newborn rivalry concept between the Boulder Track Club and the Boulder Running Company/ Adidas teams.

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Runners and Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue on the bottom surface of the foot extending from the heel toward the toes. The pain is usually characterized by extreme pain and stiffness upon initial weight bearing in the morning, with the intensity decreasing as the foot “warms up.” Typically, plantar fasciitis is caused by stress to the plantar tissue resulting from increased activity, intrinsic muscle fatigue or weakness, chronic overuse, or a repetitive pull on its origin.