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.
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.
The 2012 BolderBoulder 10k is officially 11 weeks away and even though this spring like weather is taunting us to get outside and run, sometimes you need more to motivate you and to keep you on track for your goals. Will you train with a group or on your own for this year’s BolderBoulder?
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.
U.S. Olympic middle distance runner Jenny Barringer Simpson will be joining a number of sports superstars help fight childhood obesity and to help ‘Get America Moving’ as part of SGMA’s National Health Through Fitness Day. Simpson is the World 1500m champion and a Team New Balance athlete.
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.
The most popular running series in Colorado’s Pikes Peak region is adding chip timing for all of its events in 2012. The Triple Crown of Running events include the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile on June 10, the Summer Round up 12 Kilometer Trail Race on July 8, and the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon on the weekend of August 18-19.
At the beginning of every season, BoldRunning offers two weeks of FREE training to members and non-members as a way to say “thank you” by coaching a complementary bridge program. Training starts Tuesday March 6th.
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.
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.
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
A second showing of the Unbreakable has been scheduled for Friday, Feb 10. Everything is the same as the previous night. This is the film of the 2010 Western States 100. It is the only ultrarunning film made with high production values, from cinema-photography to
The book Running with the Buffaloes which chronicles the 1998 CU Cross Country team lead by Adam Goucher is under consideration of being banned in a middle school in Virginia. Its started when a 14 year old avid reader picked up the book from the
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.
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.