February 22, 2013
Dr. Mark Cucuzzella conducts monthly Running Clinics at The Wellness Center at City Hospital. Cucuzzella, distance runner, local physician and founder and organizer of Freedom's Run and the new Two Rivers Heritage Half Marathon, promotes proper form, injury prevention and improve performance. The clinics are geared to runners of all levels. The clinics are held on the first Friday of each month. The next clinic is Friday, March 1, 2013. Two clinics will be offered. At 4 p.m., the clinic will cover training tips, stability, mobility and strength.
February 9, 2013
Runners-up in the adult division: “Sitting With My Daddy” Sitting with my daddy Beside the fishing hole, Sometimes talking, sometimes listening, Side by side, pole to pole. Sitting with my daddy Riding in the car, Sometimes talking, sometimes listening, Side by side, near and far. Sitting with my daddy Watching flowers grow, Sometimes talking, sometimes listening, Side by side, how to hoe. Sitting with my daddy Watching birds take flight, Sometimes talking, sometimes listening, Side by side, morn and night.
December 30, 2012
BayRunner Shuttle has a new location at the Washington County Transit Transfer Center, 123 W. Franklin St. in downtown Hagerstown. BayRunner serves Washington County, as well as points west with scheduled service to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Amtrak and the Baltimore Greyhound bus terminal. No parking is available at the Franklin Street location, but there is free parking at the 1341 Hughes Ford Road site in Frederick, Md. BayRunner also offers transportation in Western Maryland to Hancock, Cumberland, Frostburg and Grantsville, and east to Frederick.
November 30, 2012
Dr. Mark Cucuzzella conducts monthly Running Clinics at The Wellness Center at City Hospital. Cucuzzella, nationally ranked distance runner, local physician and founder and organizer of Freedom's Run and the new Two Rivers Heritage Half Marathon, will be conducting clinics to promote proper form, injury prevention and performance improvement. The clinics are geared to runners of all levels. The clinics are held on the first Friday of each month. The next clinic will be Friday, Dec. 7. A 4 p.m. clinic covers training tips, stability, mobility and strength. At 5 p.m., the topic will be running form.
November 17, 2012
Ultramarathon runner Dink Taylor's time of 7 hours, 40 minutes in the 50th annual JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon on Saturday was 41 minutes slower than his performance in last year's event. Pretty remarkable considering that just three months ago, he was fighting for his life. The 47-year-old from Huntsville, Ala., came down with a severe headache Aug. 29 and it landed him in the hospital for 10 days. While there, doctors told Taylor that he had suffered a stroke and had a 40 percent chance of death or paralysis, and a 70 percent chance of death if he experienced any further brain hemorrhaging.
November 11, 2012
Name: Ed Ayres Age: 71 City in which you live: Green Valley, Calif. Day job: Retired environmental editor Book title: “The Longest Race: a Lifelong Runner, an Iconic Ultramarathon, and the Case for Human Endurance” Genre: Memoir Synopsis of book: A runner attempts to break an age-group record in America's largest ultramarathon, and finds himself on a journey of discovery as well as a test of...
November 10, 2012
View streaming video from the finish line at Springfield Middle School from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday online at www.herald-mail.com . On the nightstand of Buzz Sawyer's room in Somerford Place is a copy of “The Flying Scotsman,” a book about the Olympic runner Eric Liddell, and copies of Track & Field Magazine. “Born to Run” and “The Perfect Mile” are in his bookcase, along with an All-America cross country award from 1954, and the walls are crowded with framed photos and newspaper clippings of a life spent on the run. At 83, William Joseph “Buzz” Sawyer Jr., the founder of the JFK 50 Mile, has slowed a bit and a walker stands by his chair, but he hopes to be at the dinner Friday night before the 50th running of the race and, possibly, there to see the finish Saturday.
October 27, 2012
The Hagerstown Community College men's and women's cross country teams put on a show for their fans Saturday at Washington County Regional Park, convincingly sweeping the Region XX Division 1 and Maryland JuCo Conference titles in one fell swoop. “It was a dominating performance in front of the home crowd,” said Nick Snyder, who's in his first season as the Hawks' cross country coach. “This was our only chance to run at home this season. We wanted to put on a quality meet and run well.” Winning the region titles also qualified both Hagerstown teams for the national championship meet on Nov. 10 in Ina, Ill. While it was the eighth straight region title for the Hagerstown men, it was the first since 1999 for the women.
September 28, 2012
The City of Hagerstown Parks and Recreation Division will hold a Fall Night 5K and a Zombie Run Saturday, Oct. 13. The Fall Night 5K race will be completed on a lighted course entirely within Fairgrounds Park and Pangborn Park beginning at 6 p.m. Registration will be from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex parking lot off Security Road. Register as a zombie or runner. The runner registration fee is $25; $20 before Oct. 5. The zombie registration fee is $25. For more information and rules, go to the Parks and Recreation website at www.hagerstownmd.org .
August 31, 2012
Yoga instructor Siri McDonald provides runners with a yoga practice that enhances their current skills with increased flexibility, better breath control, and a focus on core strength. Classes will be from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 8 to Oct. 6, at Jala Yoga, Mellow Moods Cafe and Juice Bar, 117 W. German St., Shepherdstown. Cost is $40, all classes; or $12 per class. Call 401-440-0279. Go to www.jalayogaflow.com .