The Starting Line (May 2010)
Looking for a way to get in some exercise before your Memorial Day barbecue or graduation picnic?
Head to Danville for the Memorial Day 5K on the grounds of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The race starts at 9 a.m. and is held on the grounds of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1900 E. Main St. The race benefits programs for veterans.
With the 2010 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon in the rearview mirror, co-directors of the race, Mike Lindemann and Jan Seeley, talk about some of the changes they made this year and how they worked. And they give us a preview of ideas they’re mulling for next year.
I wrote a story last week about Mariah Burt, a Champaign teacher who missed the Illinois Half-Marathon due to food poisoning.
She ran a half-marathon a week later on her own, and the PE teacher and kids at her school made her a medal to recognize her accomplishment.
She didn’t finish her run on the 50-yard line of Memorial Stadium.
She didn’t get an official Illinois Half-Marathon finisher’s medal.
But Mariah Burt couldn’t be more proud of the half-marathon run she did through Champaign and Urbana last weekend.
Yes, last weekend. A week after the Illinois Marathon races.
C-U Bike to Work Day on Tuesday brought out both novice and veteran bike commuters.
I was definitely in the novice category. I rode the 4 1/2 miles from my house to downtown Champaign Tuesday, the first time I’ve ridden to work. What a great way to get to work on such a beautiful day.