The Starting Line (July 2012)

The Starting Line (July 2012)

St. Jude run video

A group of area runners completed the St. Jude Champaign-Urbana to Peoria Run recently.

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Some good races coming up. Saturday is the inaugural (and sold out) Big Ten Network’s Big 10K in Chicago. If you’re running it, I’d like to hear how it went.
Here’s the list of races you can still get into.

Tonight, July 27:
Detweiller at Dark

Open water

Becky Dey of Champaign has always loved being in the water, but it was when she was recovering from a running injury that she got more serious about swimming.

Dey took some swim lessons in the mid-1990s, joined a master’s swim team and then started swimming more in open water.

“I always liked swimming outdoors, in rivers and lakes,” she said.

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Good luck to all the St. Jude runners this weekend who are heading to Peoria. Here’s the other runs going on:

Weekend of July 21-22:
Run for the Bagel

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Check out the Fisher Fair 5K on Saturday if you’re looking for a fun race to run. It always gets a good crowd. I’m waiting to race again until the following weekend and the Bagelfest in Mattoon.
Here’s the list of races for the next couple of weekends:

Weekend of July 14-15:
Fisher Fair 5K

Safety begins with being smart

Finally! A day when temperatures stay in the 80s.

It seems strange to look forward to 80 degrees for running, biking, tennis or softball. After the past couple of weeks, though, it is such a relief.

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Temperatures are still going to be pretty brutal on Saturday, but after that we’ll get a bit of a cool-down. Can’t wait!
Here’s the list of upcoming races:

Weekend of July 6-8:
Main Street Mile