The Starting Line

The Starting Line

Triathlete joins elite ranks

Before Michelle Mehnert raced in her fifth USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships in April, she and dad, Ed, had a conversation about how she might perform in the race.

The Fit List

Ladies, don’t forget about the Women’s Fitness Run this weekend. It’s a great, longstanding race that benefits local charities.
Here’s your list of other races coming up:

Weekend of Oct. 5-6:
Women’s Fitness Run

The Fit List

If you’re looking for a great trail run this weekend, head to Kickapoo Sunday for Wild Wild Wilderness.
Here’s your list of other races coming up:

Friday, Sept. 27:
Dad’s Day 5K

Local swimmer, teammates tackle English Channel

When Erica Cromwell swam for the University of Tampa, she was a sprinter, swimming the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events — in about 25 and 55 seconds, respectively — in a heated pool.

Earlier this month, the Monticello woman completed a far different kind of swim.

The Fit List

This weekend is the CarX Crazy K, and I’ll be rooting for Team Run for Danny! Here’s your list of other races coming up:

Weekend of Sept. 21-22:
CarX Crazy K

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I’m looking forward to Shoreline in Decatur this weekend (sorry, registration is closed for it) and running in some cooler weather. Here’s what else is going on:

Weekend of Sept. 14-15:
Bob Galloway Memorial Amish Country Bicycle Tour

The Fit List

Win a broom in Arcola’s race or ride in past historic sites in Springfield. Here’s your list of activities for the next couple of weekends:

Weekend of Sept. 7-8:
Arcola Broom Corn Festival 5K and 10K
These races in Arcola are Saturday. There’s also a 5K recreational walk. There’s chip timing for this race this year.

The Fit List

Tonight is the Illini Challenge cross county meet at the UI Arboretum. Several members of the CU Racing team will be running against the Illini teams. The women’s race starts at 6:30 p.m. and the men’s race at 7 p.m. Go out and cheer them on.
If you’re looking for a race during the holiday weekend, look no further. Here’s your list:

Weekend of Aug. 31-Sept. 2:

Ready to roll

Cyclists from around the state will be in Champaign County this weekend for the Illinois State Time Trial Championships.

It will be the first time the event has been held in central Illinois. A local racing team, Scarlet Fire Racing, won the chance to organize the race through a competitive bidding process by the Illinois State Cycling Association.

The Fit List

I’m riding on Saturday morning in the C-U Across the Prairie ride. See you on the roads if you’ll be out there too. Here’s your list of races for the next few weekends:

Weekend of Aug. 24-25:
C-U Across the Prairie