Posted by Dawn - Pink Chick
Filed Under: Web Sites
Running Past is this week’s featured site. I discovered this site while looking for some interesting photos. Running Past features photos, articles and so much more about runners and races of past years.
Ever wonder what it was like to run the Boston Marathon back 1898? Well wonder no more, you can read about it over at Running Past.
Vintage photos page shows runners from 1861 to 1970. One of my favorites is Ellison “Tarzan” Brown, winnner of the Boston Marathon in both 1936 and 1939. He was photographed in full Indian headdress. Ellison was a Narragansett Indian.
In featured articles you can read about Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon back in 1966. She ran without a number and finished in 3 hours 21 minutes. It was not until 1972 that the Boston Marathon allowed women to officially enter the race.
Got a Web site to recommend? Leave me a comment with the details.
For several years the only running I did was to run the annual 10k race in the spring. I got my best time when I ran hungover on only a few hours sleep.
Finally one year I decided maybe I should really pick up running again on a regular basis and attended a running clinic. After finishing the 10k that year I continued to train and ran my first half marathon. That was in 2002. Later in 2002 I moved to Calgary where my running friends nick-named me Pink Lady, Pinko, Pinky and finally Pink Chick simply because I almost always wore pink when I ran. Truth be known I wear it almost all the time. I ran, well mostly walked, my first marathon in 2003.
Since then I've run a ton of shorter 5/10k races, 9 half marathons and I added a second marathon in 2007 when I ran the San Diego RnR Marathon.
Today I still run. I'm slow but I'm still out there and lovin' it. Someday I hope to join the Triathlon world.