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I hope you and your family is doing well during this difficult time. The time is now to find the American Spirit again. It is a time to reach out to our family, friends and our neighbors, especially the older ones, to check to see how they are doing and if you can do anything to help them.

 

 
For Runners by Runners
 
News from RUNOHIO, May 2020
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I hope you and your family is doing well during this difficult time.  
 
The time is now to find the American Spirit again. It is a time to reach out to our family, friends and our neighbors, especially the older ones, to check to see how they are doing and if you can do anything to help them.
 
While going thru some items I can across my book – Boston Marathon the First Century of the World’s Premier Running Event. I found my name on page 418 when I ran 2:22:08 on a warm day in 1980 to finish 33rd. Bill Rodgers won in 2:12:11. A few local runners in the top 50 included: Rick Sayre 18th-2:20:15, Duane Gaston 34th-2:22:10, Tom Blummer 36th-2:22:29, Doug Kurtis 43rd-2:24:25, Mike Foley 47th-2:25:14. I was hoping to run 2:21:54 which was the Olympic Marathon Trials qualifying time. I found out months later Jeff Galloway who finished one place in front of me with his 2:22:02 was granted a qualifying standard because of congestion at the start… In 1981 I finished 149th and 53rd in 1982.
 
Hopefully, I will see you at a race this summer.
 
Matt
 
 
50-acre multi-purpose complex in Obetz on southeast side of Columbus signs five-year agreement with OHSAA - COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association cross country state championships are moving to Fortress Obetz, a 50-acre multi-purpose sports complex with a 6,500-seat grandstand located in Obetz on the southeast side of Columbus, OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass announced Wednesday.
 
 
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Advertise in the print RUNOHIO – contact Matt McGowan – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Advertise on the RUNOHIO web site or in the RUNOHIO Monthly E-Newsletter – contact Chuck Bartlett – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
Below are a few articles dealing with running during this coronavirus pandemic:
 
Below are a few articles dealing with running during this coronavirus pandemic:
 
The JOURNAL OF YOUTH RUNNING is introducing RUNNING SHORTS as a tool to communicate important messages triggered by the corona virus pandemic - http://runohio.com/index.php/news-features/features/70-the-journal-of-youth-running-is-introducing-running-shorts-as-a-tool-to-communicate-important-messages-in-a-timely-manner
 
 
Delaying Print of Next Issue
 
I am delaying the next print RUNOHIO until at least mid June; it could be later depending when races are given the OK to be run. Here is the most recent On the Run with Matt McGowan.
 
Hopefully sometime soon it will be safe to resume road races and cross country events. As soon as we are allowed, if you or your running club is staging an event please send the information to me – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - so I can list the information in the print and web RUNOHIO.
 
 
New dates for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials — Track & Field
 
The USATF announced the event will take place June 18–27, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon.
 
 
Rod O'Donnell’s Keeping Track
 
The sports world is relatively easy to understand; however, there are some practices that confuse me. Several of these mysteries have a definite impact on the sport of track and field, while others do not. Regardless, the following points present challenges as to why they occur:  
 
 
Nancy Clark’s Athlete Kitchen - Food, Anxiety & Runners: A Troublesome Trio
 
By Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD - As I write this column, three weeks into the coronavirus shut-down here in Boston. I continue to counsel clients from my virtual office. I am talking with runners and other athletes who are stuck at home, hating what they see when staring at themselves during Zoom meet-ups, and are spending too much time fighting with food (Do I eat? Don’t I eat? Am I hungry—or just bored?). They are feeling anxious and self-critical.
 
 
Dr. Richard Ferguson’s Confidence: It’s Your Choice
 
The elusive concept called confidence is one topic, which is continually bantered about in all sport pursuits. Does confidence lead to success, or does success lead to confidence?
 
 
RUNOHIO short sleeve t-shirt benefiting the Jeff McGowan Memorial Scholarship Fund
 
 
 
Running Clubs
 
RUNOHIO would like to spotlight your Running Club - Please send a 2-5 paragraph article about your club to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or RUNOHIO, PO Box 238, Granville, OH 43023
 
 
 
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Race Directors
 
Race directors have your races listed free in the print RUNOHIO and on the RUNOHIO monthly web Race Calendar. 
 
Send RUNOHIO an entry form or send the following information as soon as it is available: Name of Race, Date, Distance, Location, Time and Phone Number to RUNOHIO, PO Box 238, Granville, OH 43023 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - The next RUNOHIO issue will be a mid March - mid May. 
 
Take advantage of the Race Director/Running Club RUNOHIO Subscription Special of only $8 - https://www.signmeup.com/73728  
 
 
The McGowan Family Track
 
Circleville City Schools recognized and thanked the McGowan family for their generous donation to the track facilities at the CHS Track Invitational last month. In honor of their continued support, the facility will now be known as The McGowan Family Track 
 
 
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Go to your favorite running store to get the latest issue of the print RUNOHIO or subscribe to get the print RUNOHIO mailed to you. Take advantage of the 31st annual RUNOHIO Special Subscription price on only $10 (The same price as the 1988)
 
 
RunBlogRun
 
Check out Larry Eder's RunBlogRun articles at the bottom of the RUNOHIO web site
 
 
NATIONAL NEWS
 
Running News from around the world.
 
 
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If you are a race director or a member of a running club - sign up for a one year subscription to the print RUNOHIO for only $8. To take advantage of Race Directors and Running Club Special.
 
 
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For over 32 years the print RUNOHIO has been providing you with running coverage in Ohio, West Virginia, northern Kentucky, eastern Indiana, western Pennsylvania and southern Michigan. The RUNOHIO web site - http://www.runohio.com has been working with The Running Network - for over 21 years in providing you National and local running news. Go to your favorite running store to get the current issue of RUNOHIO or subscribe to get the print RUNOHIO mailed to you. Take advantage of the 31st annual RUNOHIO Special Subscription price on only $10 (The same price as the inaugural year of RUNOHIO in 1988). Send your name and address to RUNOHIO, PO Box 238, Granville, OH 43023 or register online - http://runningnetwork.com/index.php/news
 
 
UPCOMING RACES
List your race here for only $50 –  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Saturday/Sunday, May 17  
  
Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, 26.2 and 13.1 miles, 10K https://www.clevelandmarathon.com   **This event is now Virtual **
  
July 16th-30th
 
Granville Bryn Du Summer Cross Country 3K – 7p.m.
 
Sunday, August 9  
  
Jeff McGowan Memorial 5K, Columbus, https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Columbus/jeffmcgowan5 k   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  - www.runohio.com
 
Saturday, October 24 – 9a.m.
 
Circleville Classic 5 Miler in Memory of Jeff McGowan & Jean McGowan – Saturday, October 24 – 9a.m.
 
About Us
 
RUNOHIO has numerous ways for you to keep up with all of the running in and around Ohio as well as surrounding States. The print RUNOHIO has been providing you with running coverage for over 32 years in Ohio, West Virginia, northern Kentucky, eastern Indiana, western Pennsylvania and southern Michigan. The RUNOHIO web site - http://www.runohio.com has been working with The Running Network and the Fortius Media Group - for over 21 years in providing you National and local running news. Also, keep up with running in and around Ohio with the RUNOHIO E-Newsletter and Facebook.
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