Archive for May, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

How to Love Running Hills: Paul Gorman

Sunset Running

Yes, that’s right it’s possible to love running hills in Kansas City. Everyone dreads the small hills, long hills, steep hills. Before races people are looking at maps, driving the course, asking other runners to spot the hills so they can prepare for them. Me? I look forward to the hills? Yes, I’m crazy, but not for a particular reason.


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hospital Hill Watch Party!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Training Tip for Hospital Hill Run: Jim Green

In preparation for Hospital Hill or if you are interested in improving one’s fitness level, I remembered a tip from a sports physiologist I learned while living in Northern New York at a Cross Country Ski Expo. After watching video of the Great Norwegian Bjorn Daeglie’s climbing technique, the physiologist stressed the importance of hill training since most cross country READ MORE »

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

KC Track Discount Day Tues May 29th

KC Track Club Members Enjoy 20% off at Garry Gribbles Stoll Park location on Tues. May 29th on Saucony shoes. The Saucony Wear Test Van will drive up 3-7 pm and you have the opportunity to test out the latest Saucony’s and save a bundle. There will be food and giveaways so don’t miss this opportunity!

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Summer Beginner Runners Class

Get Moving!


Want to start running and meet some new friends? Come join Lou for the Summer session of our beginners running class this summer!  Starting Monday, June 4th, you can join us at 5:45 in Ward Parkway Mall at Gary Gribbles Running Store!   This is a class for new walkers/joggers/runners,  those who gave it up but want to start READ MORE »

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Brew To Brew Donations

Lou Joline presented checks for Brew To Brew donations this week in the amounts of $55,000 to Cystic Fibrosis, $5,000 to Shriners, $1,000 for the water rescue group at the boat crossing  and $1,300. to  St. Joseph School for the Deaf . Thanks so much to everyone that made this possible! READ MORE »

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Running on Hard Days: Tom Cotter

We have all had them. Those days that you just do not feel like taking one step out the door. You know you should run. You know there is no reason not to run. You just do not want to run. Most of those runs, once I drag myself out there, end up being some of my best runs. I READ MORE »

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Memoirs of a Runner: Cameron Aly

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” –the wise Ferris Bueller

Rarely when I run do I pay attention to the world around me. Most of the time I’m either thinking about my splits or replaying the latest Lady Gaga song over and over again in my head. READ MORE »

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Run Mom Run Results

Run Mom Run 5K Results

5/12/2012 – Brookside, Kansas City, MO

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Cat Prowl Midnight Run

Cat Prowl – Midnight 5K Run

5/11/2012 – Blue Springs, MO

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Dash and Dine

Dash and Dine 5K

5/11/2012 – St. Joseph, MO

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Running Class


New Class 

Every Monday at Garry Gribbles Ward Parkway READ MORE »

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Changes in Training to Improve Running: Bill Smith

My wife & I are both long time runners, me a marathoner and Holly the half, mostly.  At 64 years old we are looking for ways to keep from getting any slower (and slower).  We are really enthused about a couple of recent changes we have made to our training, and will try to keep you updated on how this READ MORE »

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Conquering the Atlanta Half Marathon: Melissa West

Over St Patrick’s Day weekend, I had the opportunity to run in my first out of town race.  It was the Publix Georgia Marathon/Half Marathon held in Atlanta, GA on March 18, 2012.  The race began and ended in historic Centennial Olympic Park.  This was the site of the 1996 Olympics – a place I dreamed of going when I READ MORE »

Sunday, May 6, 2012


Woofstock 5K

5/6/2012 – Zona Rosa, Kansas City, MO

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

LAKC Run for Justice

LAKC Run for Justice 5K

5/6/2012 – Theis Park, Kansas City, MO

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Run for the Kids

Run for the Kids

5/5/2012 – Lee’s Summit, MO

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Bombsuit 5K 5/5/2012

Bombsuit 5K 5/5/2012

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Run North Kansas City 5K

Run North Kansas City 5K

5-5-2012 North Kansas City Mo

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

GO Project Family 5K

Global Orphan Project Family 5K

5/5/2012 – Parkville, MO

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Corinth Dragon Dash

Corinth Dragon Dash

5/5/2012 – Prairie Village, KS

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Kansas Heart & Sole Classic

Heart & Sole Classic

5/5/2012 – Olathe, KS

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

My Running Story: Erin Butler

Everybody has one.  When people hear that I average 60 miles a week (which I’m sure is on the low end of the KCTC Ambassadors!!), they always ask how I got into running.  This is my story.

I had lived in Wichita for a few months and didn’t know many people.  This was definitely my own fault- I woke up, READ MORE »

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

KCTC Watch Party Recap: Gabe Esteban

For years I wanted to attend one of Kansas City’s elite running races however without knowing anyone that was participating in the races there was no connection for me to attend. Anna Wolfe, one of the Team KCTC Ambassadors made a suggestion to establish a “Watch Party” to invite all the Kansas City Track Club members and friends to READ MORE »