Wednesday, October 29, 2014

2014 West Lafayette Classic / Hoosier XC Grand Prix

2014 West Lafayette Classic / Hoosier XC Grand Prix
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Boilermaker Cross Country Course - Purdue University   
West Lafayette, IN
On-Time Entry Deadline: 10/30/2014 11:59:00 PM

Eligibility:  Athletes of all ages are eligible to compete in this event.  

Hoosier XC Grand Prix Eligibility:  Only USATF members will earn Hoosier XC Grand Prix points.

Schedule of Events:
Age Division(s)DistanceTime
8 & under (born 2006 +)2 km (1.24 miles)
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Boys & Girls - 2:00 pm
9-10 (born 2004-2005)3 km (1.86 miles)
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Boys & Girls - 2:20 pm
11-12 (born 2002-2003)3 km (1.86 miles)
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Boys & Girls - 2:50 pm
13-14 (born  2000-2001)
High School (born 1996-1999)
Open (19-39 yrs.)
Masters (40+ yrs ; 5 year divisions)
4 km (2.48 miles)
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Boys/Men & Girls/Women - 3:20 pm

Entry Fees and Form:
 Entry FeeEntry Form
USATF Members   (join here)$8enter here
Non-USATF members  $10enter here
Entry Deadline is Thursday, October 30 at 11:59pm ET

Awards: Ribbons to the top 15 in each division

Contact:   Greg Lehman

Directions: 1350 McCormick Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906
***Race Day Registration Is Available!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sunnyside Running Club represents at the USATF Noblesville Classic

Congratulations to Jerry Donahue and Evan Acher for competing in today's USA Track & Field's Noblesville Classic XC event at Guerin Catholic HS in Noblesville. I'm proud of you guys and I look forward to seeing you both at the next USATF Youth XC event in West Lafayette next weekend. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

2014 Noblesville Classic / Hoosier XC Grand Prix

2014 Noblesville Classic / Hoosier XC Grand Prix
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Guerin Catholic High School
Noblesville, IN
On-Time Entry Deadline: 10/23/2014 11:59:00 PM

Eligibility:  Athletes of all ages are eligible to compete in this event.  

Hoosier XC Grand Prix Eligibility:  Only USATF members will earn Hoosier XC Grand Prix points.

Schedule of Events / Distances / Course Maps
Age Division(s)DistanceTime
8 & under (born 2006 +)2 km (1.24 miles)
course map
1:00 pm
9-10 (born 2004-2005)3 km (1.86 miles)
course map
1:20 pm
11-12 (born 2002-2003)3 km (1.86 miles)
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1:50 pm
13-14 (born  2000-2001)
15-16 (born 1998-1999)
17-18 (born 1996-1997)
4 km (2.48 miles)
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2:15 pm

Entry Fees, Forms, Lists:
 Entry FeeEntry FormEntry List
USATF Members   (join here)$8enter hereclick here
Non-USATF members  $10 enter hereclick here
Entry Deadline is Thursday, October 23 at 11:59pm ET 

Awards: Ribbons to the top 15 in each division

Contact:  Tom Gallagher

Directions: 15300 N Gray Rd, Noblesville, IN 46062

Friday, October 24, 2014

Tecumseh Trail Marathon


*Saturday October 25, 2014* *NEW DATE*
26.2 Mile Trail Run
5.5 Mile Yellowwood Lake Fun Run / Walk

Bloomington, IN - Yellowwood State Forest

Registration: Entry List Online Registration is closed. Registration for both the fun run and the marathon will be accepted Friday evening or Saturday morning.

A Benefit for the Hoosier Hikers Council Trail Improvement Association

January 2014 Fun Run Results | Marathon Results


Good luck to everyone running this great event this year. With it's new time slot, the usual snow and cold is sure to be gone. 

Cross Country State Tournament

Date: Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.
Admission: Free.
Advancement: – The top 10 individuals from non-advancing teams and the first 6 qualifying teams from each semi-state shall advance to the state finals.

1. Brown County | 12:30/1:15 pm ET
 Feeder Regionals: Bedford North Lawrence, Brown County, Crawford County, Pike Central.

2. Carmel | 10:30/11:15 am ET
Feeder Regionals: Ben Davis, Noblesville, Rushville, South Dearborn.

3. New Haven | 1:00/1:45 pm ET
Feeder Regionals: Delta, Elkhart Central, Marion, West Noble.

4. New Prairie | 10:30/11:15 am CT
Feeder Regionals: Crown Point, Culver Academies, Harrison (West Lafayette), New Prairie.
Good luck to all local runners this weekend! 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

HS Cross Country: Regional Action

West Lafayette XC:   Boys put 7 in the top 16 to claim the regional title with 20 points.

Lafayette Jefferson:   Boys 2nd at the regional & qualify for the New Prairie semi-state. Girls have a great season that comes to a close.   

Purdue Boilermaker Half Marathon & 5K

Congratulations to everyone who completed either the 5K or Half Marathon today!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Purdue Boilermaker Half Marathon & 5K is tomorrow!!!

Good Luck to everyone that has trained so hard for tomorrow's events. Don't forget to get there early, stay late and have a great time. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Farmers Market 5K & Kids Run: Wednesday, Oct. 15th

Distance:        5K Run / 2mi Walk
When:            Wednesday, October 15th; event starts at 6:00pm, registration at 5:30pm
Where:           Cumberland Park, West Lafayette (location of the WL Farmers Market)
Registration:   No Pre-Reg. Reg at time of event only.
Cost:              Wabash River Runners Club members - free;  non-members - $3
Membership:  Annual costs $12/individual, $20/couple, $25/famil

* Special at today's event is the addition of two Kids Run distances for age divisions of 8 & under and 8-12 years.

Check out the WLFI interview on the Kids Run.....Video Link

Monday, October 13, 2014

PurdueHalf Selfie Contest!

Submit a before and after pic of yourself for a chance at a free entry next year! See TuxBro Facebook for deets!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Hoosier XC Classic

Attn: Youth Runners and Parents -

Checkout this terrific XC running/racing opportunity.
USA Track & Field
Hoosier XC Grand Prix Kicks Off Next Sunday In Shelbyville 
The inaugural Hoosier Cross Country Grand Prixkicks off next Sunday, October 12 with the Shelbyville Classic in Shelbyville, Ind.   The entry deadline is Thursday at 11:59 pm.  To enter visit the Shelbyville Classic website.

To learn more about the Hoosier XC Grand Prix click here.

"We are excited to be able to showcase our new cross country venue in Shelbyville to athletes from across Indiana," stated Shelbyville Classic event director Gary Nolley.  "The Hoosier XC Grand Prix offers a great opportunity for athletes of all ages and abilities to come together and celebrate cross country each weekend."

The Hoosier Cross Country Grand Prix is a series of six cross country events with events being held each weekend through November 15.  The first 5 events are "Classic" events with the final event being the Indiana Association Cross Country Championships.

The series was by created  by USATF Indiana to provide: 

  • post collegiate athletes the opportunity to compete in the fall prior to the National Club Cross Country Championships (Bethlehem, PA) and USA Cross Country Championships (Boulder);
  • middle and elementary school runners the opportunity to compete following their school season and before the Junior Olympic season;
  • non-varsity high school runners the opportunity to continue their season as the varsity runners compete in the IHSAA state tournament; and
  • non-elite adults the opportunity to compete in cross country
The "classic" events will be held in:
The final event, worth double points, will be the USATF Indiana Association Cross Country Championships on November 15 in Carmel.
Each event is open to all athletes with USATF Indiana members earning Grand Prix points that will accumulate towards a year-end point total. Following each event the current grand prix scoring for each age division will be available on the USATF Indiana website.  More details on the Grand Prix including the scoring rules can be foundhere.

"We are happy to provide additional competitive opportunities for runners of all ages and are thankful to the local event organizers for staging the meets," offered USATF Indiana Long Distance Running chair John Maley,  "In the coming years we will look to expand the series to more communities and areas of the state."

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Lafayette Jeff & West Lafayette: XC weekend

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Led by Daniel Feltis’ winning time of 16:32.9, Lafayette Jeff celebrated its return to the North Central Conference by capturing the boys cross country championship Saturday.
Shane Shipley, Clayton Slake, Zach Vandievier and Leo Bernier also finished in the top 12 to claim All-NCC honors. The Bronchos’ Dave Howell was named coach of the year.
Lafayette Jeff scored 31 points to runner-up McCutcheon’s 88. The Mavericks received all-conference efforts from fifth-place Adam Fields and sixth-place Justin Berryman. Harrison made it a Tippecanoe County sweep of the top three, led by Charlie Brinkerhoff’s All-NCC run of 17:11.7, good for 10th place.
In the girls race, Harrison was runner-up to Huntington North 22-69, led by Erin Dark’s fourth-place run of 20:18.2. McCutcheon was third with 86 points thanks to Shalynn Newkirk and Katelynn Hanback finishing 11-12. Lafayette Jeff was sixth, led by Cecily Cavenaugh’s 19th-place run of 21:55.

Hoosier Conference
The second-ranked West Lafayette boys and the 10th-ranked Red Devil girls once again swept the league titles.
Travis Shinsky and Andrius Kriauciunas finished 2-3 for WL, which didn’t run its full varsity lineup. Benton Central’s Akis Medrano won the individual title in 16:46.63.
Lauren and Kristen Johnson’s 1-2 finish in the girls race paced five Red Devils in the top 10.
Sagamore Conference
Behind the 2-3 finish of twins Hana and Haley Heide, North Montgomery defended its girls championship by outpointing Frankfort 34-82.
Madison Pinkard and Courtney Clark also recorded top-11 finishes for the Chargers. Crawfordsville freshman Maddy Hurt won in 21:22.
Danville captured the boys title with 48 points, 19 more than Southmont. Frankfort senior Cody Bray was the overall champion with a time of 17:11.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Popular New Exercise App Just Tells Users They Ran 5 Miles A Day No Matter What

*** I'f only it were this easy! Of course, life is lived between the start and finish lines. There are no shortcuts!

LOS ALTOS, CA—Having reached nearly 2 million downloads within its first month of release, the new smartphone app ProMiler has quickly become one of the nation’s most popular exercise tools by informing users that they ran five miles each day no matter what, the app’s creators told reporters Friday. “With ProMiler, achieving your exercise goals is as simple as turning on your device in the morning and being notified that you’ve already run five miles,” ProMiler spokesman John Lyons said while demonstrating the app, which uses advanced GPS technology to display a new, randomly generated five-mile running route near the user’s location every day. “The more you take advantage of ProMiler, the better runner you become, as the app automatically reduces your running time by several seconds per day. And with our ‘Calories Burned’ counter staying fixed at the number 1,000 each day, 100 percent of our users report hitting their fitness targets. The results speak for themselves.” Officials added that the app comes pre-synced with Facebook, allowing users to automatically post their time and running route on their feed for all their friends to see.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sunnyside Intermediate wraps up another great XC season

This week marks our 7th and final week of our Lafayette Sunnyside Intermediate School Intramural Cross Country Club. We've had a great time learning the sport of XC and working all our different styles of workouts (speed-work, endurance, time-base, distance-based, etc). And, we've especially had fun hanging out with our friends.

As a special treat, we got the chance to run with the Jefferson High XC Team yesterday. Strangely enough, some of our fastest times were reached with the Jeff runners present. Thanks goes out to Jeff Coaches Howell, Blocher & Fischer for taking the time to inspire us. 

Special Thanks goes out to Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Beasley for all your contributions to this program. Your assistance has made all the difference.