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Image Gallery: 2018 Minster Oktoberfest 10K

on 08 October 2018.

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Ten Tips for High School Sports Parents:

on 01 October 2018.

For my first 21 years of covering high school sports, I came to understand an unspoken language with varsity coaches when they uttered one word:

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Having a Support Network

Written by Richard Ferguson Ph.D on 27 September 2018.

It is often said that running is an individual sport and to a great extent running is a very personal and individual sport. However, even though an individual trains and races, there are usually many others behind the scenes that lend a helping hand. Without others to help support, running performance would certainly be compromised and even enjoyment of the sport of running would be compromised as well. As an old African proverb says, "to go fast, go alone; to go far, go together". Yes, it's true, even though running is individual, there is really a team behind the individual.

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KEEPING TRACK

Written by Rod O’Donnell on 26 September 2018.

Let Your Mind Run, A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory, a book written by Deena Kastor and Michelle Hamilton, will entertain, inspire, and educate its readers. The story of Deena’s career, from an age group and high school phenom, through her collegiate experience and her post-graduate years, will provide readers with a story of the successes and failures that led her to the top of her sport; however, I found the best part of the book to be the description of physical tenacity and mental toughness that she possessed and how these attributes continued to develop and reach new heights under the guidance of Joe Vigil, one of America’s greatest distance coaches.

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Circleville Classic 5 Miler - Saturday October 20th

on 24 September 2018.

Mark your race calendar to run or volunteer for the 31st Circleville Classic 5 Miler - Saturday October 20th (held on the Saturday of the Circleville Pumpkin Show).  Race starts and finishes at the Circleville High School.  Proceeds benefit the Jeff McGowan and Jean McGowan Memorial Scholarship.

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On the Run with Matt McGowan

Written by by Jim Silcott, Reprinted from March 1989 on 23 September 2018.

Matt McGowan, a 31 year old full time business teacher/department chairman and coach at Bishop Watterson High School in Columbus has had a lifelong interest in running. Matt first got involved with running in grade school in Wheeling, Illinois. In junior high, Matt ran the dashes. However, after his oldest brother, Bill, broke the Circleville High School 880 yard run record, Matt was moved up to that event.

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Columbus Black Men Run

on 16 September 2018.

Mission Statement: To encourage health and wellness among African American men by promoting a culture of running/jogging to stay fit resulting in “A Healthy Brotherhood”

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The Sugar Debate: Is Sugar Evil or OK for Runners?

Written by Nancy Clark, MS RD CSSD on 14 September 2018.

If you are like many runners, you are confused about the role of sugar in your daily sports diet. The anti-sugar media reports sugar is health-erosive, yet sports nutrition researchers claim sugar is performance enhancing. That might leave you wondering: Should I eat sugar or avoid it?

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Kara Goucher Debuts Strong: A Runner’s Guide To Increasing Confidence And Becoming The Best Version Of You

on 19 August 2018.

Two-Time Olympian and World Silver Medalist Shares Her Secrets to Conquering Self-Doubt and Improving Life Performance.
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Image Gallery: 2018 Jeff McGowan Memorial 5K

on 13 August 2018.

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Hot Weather Running

on 06 August 2018.

With a few more months of hot weather running many athletes are looking forward to the fall with cooler temperatures. Don't forget to drink plenty of water before and after your runs. This is especially important during the hot and humid days of July and August.

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