Current Results

Sept. DU/ Tri American Multisport 9/4/14
Oct DU / Tri American Multisport 10/4/14
BSU Homecoming 5K 10/11/14
Muncie Mini Marathon 10/25/14

Old Race Results (From the archive)

Stride for Epilesy – August 4, 1979 – 5 Miles

Upcoming Races

Red Tail Run / Hike 11/8/14

Henry County YMCA Turkey Trot 11/27/14

Muncie Ten -10 Miler – 12/6/14

Red Nose Run – 12/6/14

 

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End of year races: 2014 edition

Still looking to get a race or two in before 2014 closes out? Muncie has several races to pick from starting with the Red Tail Run/Hike on November 8th. Thanksgiving day brings the
usual turkey trots including the Henry County YMCA trot that is now chip timed. All the better to get in a fast time before turkey eating time.

December brings two races on Saturday Dec. 6th. The Red Nose Run at Whitetail Tree Farm just south of Muncie in Springport. Also on December 6th is the Muncie Ten. This is the 48th Annual edition.

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Boston 2014

Congratulations to all Muncie area finishers of the 2014 Boston Marathon.
Special recognition to Sophie for breaking three hours on a tough Boston course.

Liu, Ziuang (Sophie) 2:57:41
Suer, Michael 3:11:44
Pierce, R. Jerry 3:37:34
Lee, Gary, 4:21:05
Berger, Lauren, 5:22:47

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Safety when running

We read the news today of a runner in Virginia who was struck and killed by a vehicle on Monday 1/13/2014. From all accounts she was running against traffic and running in a 2 ft. wide shoulder. The driver of the vehicle has been arrested for DUI and Manslaughter.

The runner, Meg Cross Menzies, A Boston 2014 qualifier with a 3:05 2012 Philadelphia Marathon time, she was in training for this spring’s Boston.

A facebook event for this Saturday has been organized to dedicate your run – short or long to honor Meg and raise awareness for the overall safety of runners and cyclists.

I will be dedicating my long run on Saturday to to Meg’s Miles. Here is the quote from the facebook site—

—This Saturday, January 18, 2014, no matter what your distance, no matter where you live, run for Meg. Take in the fresh air, be aware of your surroundings, keep your headphones on low, feel the heaviness in your lungs, the soreness in your legs, and be grateful for it–for all of it. The sweat, the pain, the wind, the cold…everything. Be grateful for that moment.—-

Always remember to be aware of your surroundings when you are running or riding. Leave the headphones at home and enjoy the outdoors and wear bright / reflective clothing.

I am pretty well known for wearing bright clothing and doing whatever I can to be seen by other users of the road or trail I am running or riding on. Got a choice between wearing dark clothing or something bright for your next run or ride – go bright!

Do your run Saturday (1/18/14) and when you get to the point that you always reach – do I ease or do I push through – think of those like Meg or others in life that can’t run…and push through to reach your goals.

 

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Muncie Ten

Muncie Ten race director, John Primmer, asked us to post that he encourages local high school runners to participate in the Muncie Ten on December 14th, 8 a.m. at Mitchell School.

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Old Results from the archive – 11/14/13

We have posted a race result from the Stride for Epilepsy 5 Mile run that took place on August 4, 1979 at Springwater Park in Muncie. Race times were a little faster in the late 70′s…winner was about 5:12 pace and it took breaking 6 minute pace to get in the top 20. And yes the course was measured and accurate.

Lots of memories looking back at the names on the results. Pretty much the Who’s who or East Central Indiana running for the 70′s and 80′s. Thanks to Dale Hahn for providing this copy of the results.

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Muncie Ten – 2014 and Summer / Fall 2013 Results archive

We hear from John Primmer that this year’s Muncie Ten will be on Saturday, December 14th. We will post the race flyer and info as soon as we obtain one.

Results from Summer / Fall 2013

Wine at the Line 5K
Canoe Run Canoe 10/5/13 Indv Team
Sept. Muncie Man & Tri / DU 9/7/13
—–Muncie Man Sprint Tri Oly Tri Sprint DU Oly DU AquaBike METC Tri
—–Oly Tri Team Sprint Tri Team
Chase Charlie 5K
Parlor City Trot (39th Annual) Half 10M - 10K
CFW Half - 10K - 5K
Gaston Lions 5K
Mooreland Fair 5K
Spiceland Freedom Days 5K
Four for the Fourth 4 Mile

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Fall Racing Season

As the temps have cooled off for us on Labor Day, we look to the fall racing season. Typically those who race in the fall are divided into two groups, those who are involved in  high school cross country and those who aren’t. If you aren’t, your Saturdays are open for scheduling of a host of races. For those involved with high school cross country, typically every Saturday is committed from mid August to October. That commitment is a good thing. The future of our running lies with the development of these young runners. They are participating in meets that test their physical and mental skills and DO NOT reward them for simply showing up . They have to show up, prepare, push themselves and complete the race. This is opposed to a world that gives to many awards to those who just  show up.

Several notable cross country invitationals are on tap for September. The Marion invite on Sept. 7th is known to have one of the fastest courses in Indiana. So fast in fact that some have thought it was short…however we have measured the course (as least as it stood a few years ago) multiple times and found it to be accurate. The meet is ran on the grounds of Indiana Wesleyan University. First race should be around 8:40 a.m.

The Wapahani Invitational is listed for Sept. 5th at Prairie Creek Reservoir. As fast as the Marion course is – the Reservoir course is in the other direction. Not extremely slow – but much more challenging.

September cross country takes off with two meets locally. The Jim Leffler Invitational on Sept. 21 at Morrow’s Meadow in Yorktown honors our friend and former Yorktown coach, Jim Leffler. The month ends with the Eagle Invite on Sept. 28th. Formerly the Eagle Invite was held at the Waterbowl, but in the past couple of years it has switched to the Muncie Sportsplex. The Sportsplex course may not have the memories or hills of the waterbowl, but has proved to be spectator friendly.

If you fall into the group that is outside of high school cross country – the fall schedule is filling up. First off is the Sept. 7th Triathlon and Duathlon races at Prairie Creek. This not only has the unique Muncie Man distance TRI (3K/61.6K/15K) but is also hosting the Mid East Collegiate Tri Conference Championship.

We then have Chase Charlie on 9/28 and the we really stack them up on 10/5 with no less then no less then three races to pick from (Oct. Tri / Du at Reservoir, Tails & Trails and a Pancake Run 5K). October 12th also is packed with diverse runs – Ball State Homecoming 5K, Red Gold 5K and the Black Cat 5K in New Castle.

And of course on 10/26 the Muncie Mini-Marathon returns. I am hearing a new start / finish may be in the works. We post here once we hear more.

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Spiceland Freedom Days 5K

Local Wapahani grad, Austin Mullikin came up just short of catching Tri-High grad, Nick Deom at the 4th Annual Spiceland Freedom Days 5K. Nick got the win with a time of 17:59. Austin followed hot on his heels with 18:00 flat. Congratulations to both Nick and Austin for a nice race.

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July 4th Winners

Congratulations to local runners Tyler Proctor and John Mickle. Tyler won the Chesterfield 10K on July 4th and John won the Four for the Fourth on July 6th. Both races were held in hot and humid conditions.

The Spiceland Freedom days 5K returns this Saturday at 8 a.m. Registration on race day is $20 with shirt (supplies limited) or $10 without a shirt.

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July 4th Races

Chesterfield Optimist 5K & 10K returns this year on Thursday, July 4th. The Chesterfield course features rolling courses for both the 5K & 10K. The 10K has a nice surprise hill in the last mile.

The third annual Four for the Fourth in Yorktown is on Saturday, July 6th. A growing event for Yorktown, this years looks to be even larger.

We encourage everyone to celebrate the fourth of July – whether running a race or just getting in a good run. Happy fourth of July!

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