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Cross Country

One of the purest sports – cross country is well underway. Cross Country running began in England with a game called "Hare and Hounds" or "The paper chase."

 
Your monthly news & updates. September 2021
 
Cross Country
 
One of the purest sports – cross country is well underway. Check out Rod O’Donnell’s Keeping Track article about last year’s cross country season - http://runohio.com/index.php/news-features/features/200-keeping-track-2021-track-field also at the bottom of the page are more of Rod’s articles.
 
Cross Country running began in England with a game called "Hare and Hounds" or "The paper chase." The rules were simple: the “hares” started a few minutes before the others and left a trail of paper scraps to be followed by the “hounds.” Cross-country runners came to be known as harriers, after a small hound used to chase genuine hares. A significant event was the founding of the Crick Run at Rugby School in 1837. English schools started competing in cross country races and established a national championship on December 7, 1867. It was held on Wimbledon Common in south-west London.
 
Did you know cross country was introduced to the United States in 1878 by William C. Vosburgh? At first, the sport served mainly as training for summer track and field athletics. Nine years later, cross country running became a formal sport in the United States.
 
The first international cross country race was staged in 1898 at Ville d'Avray, France. The first International Cross Country Championships (the forerunner to the IAAF World Cross Country Championships) was held five years later at Hamilton Park Racecourse in Scotland.
 
Since 1973, the foremost elite competition has been the World Athletics Cross Country Championships. https://worldathletics.org/competitions/world-athletics-cross-country-championships/bathurst21
 
Good luck to all of the runners this season and always. If you are not running, I hope you can watch a meet or two of your favorite school and support these great athletes. 
 
Matt McGowan
 
 
On the Run with Matt McGowan from August print RUNOHIO
 
June was a great month for track & field. The Ohio High School Athletic Association 113th annual Boys and the 46th annual Girls Track & Field Championship were held after the 2020 Championship was cancelled because of COVID 19. However, I was only able to…
 
 
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The Athlete’s Kitchen - Sports Supplements& Performance By Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD
 
In their effort to enhance energy and optimize performance, many runners purchase vitamins, herbs, amino acids, and other sports supplements that are reputed to offer a competitive advantage
 
 
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September Race Calendar
 
Heading into the fall find a great race near you to run, tune up for a fall marathon or half or maybe you're ready for that PR for that half or marathon.
 
 
Circleville Classic 5 Mile Run in Memory of Jeff & Jean McGowan
 
The 34th Annual Circleville Classic 5 Mile Run in Memory of Jeff & Jean McGowan - Saturday October 23rd. There is an In-Person Race and a number of Virtual Events!
 
 
Hot Weather Running
 
There are still a few hot weather days this summer.
 
The Road Runners Club of America wants to remind the running community about the importance of following our hot weather running tips. Running in the heat of summer can be dangerous if proper precautions and preparations are not followed.
 
Make sure you drink plenty of fluids. The great fall running season is just around the corner.
 
 
Athlete’s Kitchen- Hot Weather Hydration Tips
 
With summers getting hotter and longer, here are some practical hot weather sports nutrition tips.
 
To start, let’s look at the physiology of keeping the body cool. Normal body temperature is 98.6°F (37°C).When you exercise, your body temperature increases. At 104°, you are in the danger zone. If you were to really overheat and get to 107.6°F (42° C), your cells would get damaged –similar to how raw egg white coagulates as it starts to cook. You don’t want that to happen!
 
 
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Saturday, September 4
 
Ken Keener Classic 5K, Millersport, 9am, Ken Keener http://www.sweetcornfest.com/sweet-corn-festival-5-k-run (740) 246-610
 
 
 
September 25, 2021
 
2021 Indy Women's Half Marathon & 5K
 
 
Sunday, October 3
 
Oktoberfest 10K, Minster,
 
 
Saturday, October 23
 
 
Saturday, October 23
 
Great Pumpkin 5K, Grandview Heights, 9am  https://www.grandviewheights.gov/321/The-Great-Pumpkin-Run  (614) 488-3111
 
 
September Race Calendar
 
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Pan-American Masters Games
 
Greater Cleveland Sports Commission announced the 2024 Pan-American Masters Games will be held in Cleveland during the Summer of 2024
 
 
 
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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