Ultramarathon and Trail Running Daily News, Friday, April 7
Did you know that the fastest 3 FKTs for running the length of Ireland are all held by women? Eoin Keith is looking to change that soon.
Rio Olympics marathon champ busted for EPO.
Crew/spouse report from the Georgia Death Race.
URP Daily News from four years ago. Some good stuff in there.
Runners are more susceptible to kidney stones than normal people. Know what they’re all about, and do everything possible to avoid them. Trust me.
Petition to keep the 50k Race Walk in the Olympic Games. Outdated and not exciting, there’s a reason it’s one of the few free events at the Games: No one wants to go. (Yes, I realize this is coming from a guy–me–who enjoys watching 24 hour timed events on tracks.)
Running is such a simple sport….right?
Joseph Chick and Timothy Olson, sorry guys. A bit too late now I guess.
In headlines, men are runners, but women are joggers.
Personal note: You think drop bags are expensive? I just bought a case for my alphorn yesterday, and as a result, will be eating Ramen for the next three weeks. Anyone got recipes?
I haven’t got through all of this yet, but Runner’s World tackles the issue of drugs in running culture. Pretty interesting from what I read.
Your Adidas will soon be made by German robots.
It’s Friday. Got a minute to help out a fellow trail runner?
1. Grand Canyon Runner and Hiker Survey
With the drafting of their initial Backcountry Management Plan (BCMP) Grand Canyon National Park has become the first federal land management agency to recognize trail runners and hikers as two unique recreation groups that use the trails of the Grand Canyon for their preferred activity. We, as researchers at the University of Arizona not affiliated with the National Park Service, hope, with this study, to gain a better understanding of how both groups may or may not relate and how to use this information to better inform public land management decisions. We are seeking both runners and hikers who have completed either a rim-to-rim or rim-to-rim-to-rim journey through the Grand Canyon. Please follow the link that pertains to your recreational group.
Trail Runner Survey
2. Exploring Trail Runners Survey
Trail running is becoming an increasingly more popular recreational activity that increasingly relies on publicly managed landscapes, however there are few academic studies that look at trail runners as a recognized recreation group. As researchers at the University of Arizona we are conducting a preliminary study on trail runners to gain a better understanding of this emerging group and how research should be conducted in the future to better inform management decisions. If you identify as a trail runner please follow the link below.
Exploring Trail Runners Survey
Have a great weekend everyone. Be nice to each other.
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