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We have some excellent, inexpensive gift ideas for your family or friends who are runners: Books with ideas and maps for more interesting routes to run in cities they visit or where they live, plus much more running information about those cities. For the gifting season we are offering:
For the road-warrior runner:
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Today at 9:00 am was your opportunity to register online for the October Boston Half Marathon, limited to 5,000 registrants. Like so many others, I duly went to the website precisely at 9:00 am, filled in the form with the enormous number of details required, and felt good when it accepted the form and offered me the waiver page. I then hit SUBMIT. The result, a minute or two later, was that my browser advised that the website had an error.
Since I had a long run scheduled today, I did not have the time to fight BAA’s faulty website any more. After my run, no surprise, the registration had closed.
This is typical of BAA, who have no ability (maybe no desire?) to conduct a real community event. Compare with NYRR, who go to such lengthy measures to ensure that all the NYC community have a fair chance to participate in their events.
I look forward to comments from others…
Kathrine is famous as the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon (under circumstances of some controversy, back in 1967). After that historic event, she continued a powerful running career, which included winning the 1974 New York City Marathon. Kathrine is furthermore credited as one of the main influencers of the development of competitive distance running for women internationally, including the establishment of the women’s marathon as an Olympic event.
This book is Kathrine’s story. While that story is a fascinating one for anyone involved in running, it is more than that – it is a source of inspiration for anyone fighting against the odds in similar situations.
However, it is not just the story that makes this book special. It is written in such a casual, enjoyable style that I, for one, could not put it down. Marathon Woman is a must read for anyone who calls himself or herself a runner.
Warwick Ford, Author of Fun on Foot in New York
This week I remeasured all the trail segment mileages on the Charles River between the Museum of Science and the Eliot Bridge. I used a much more accurate GPS device than previously so the new figures are much better than before. I have also included Kilometers as well as miles.
I have adjusted some mileage reference points, which explains some discrepancies between old and new figures. For example, the reference point for the Boston end of the BU Bridge is now where the Baystate Rd. pedestrian overpass meets the river trail. These new reference points facilitate the adding up of segment mileages to give accurate loop mileages.
The map with the new mileages can be downloaded at www.funonfoot.com/boschrmap.html
Our free Central Park runners map is so popular we decided to do the same favor for Boston. The Charles River is the most popular running place in Boston and Cambridge and it was once my regular running place. However, there are so many route choices using all the bridges that you really need a map with all the segment mileages (and, of course, all the other details like water fountains, T stations, etc.) So here is my map – download it free, print it, and carry a copy. The only thing we ask is that you simultaneously subscribe to our free newsletter (you can opt-out at any time). And please email us with any suggested map improvements. Get the map at www.funonfoot.com/boston.html