This photo was taken at the Calgary Roadrunners Confederation Park XC Relay Race. The race is run in teams of 3 with each runner completing about a 3.5k loop that includes two creek crossings. It’s always fun to watch each runner attempt the last crossing. Spectators yell out scores and boo those that don’t make [...]
What motivates you when your in a race be it a triathlon or running event? Do the signs of your friends and family keep you going or distract you? The photo is a collage of signs myself and Karen’s family made to keep her going during the Alberta Challenge Triathlon. Karen was competing in her [...]
This upcoming weekend I’m busy coordinating the volunteers for Calgary’s first Ironman 70.3 so I decided it was time to once again feature an Ironman photo. The above photo is from the 2008 Lake Placid Ironman. It amazes me how anyone can swim any distance in such crowded waters. For sure a few have taken [...]
Running along the water’s edge almost always creates a cool photo. The reflection in this photo is so clear it almost appears as if you have a twin running upside down below you. From my email: Dawn, I would be very happy to have you use my photo of runners along the water. Please credit [...]
Ready, Set, Go Start you Watch. Not a soul is looking ahead. Everyone is looking down and starting their watch, Garmin, etc. Thanks got to Michael Dant (aka faasdant) for letting us feature his photo this week. Be sure to check out his other photos on flickr. Got a photo you would like featured, leave [...]
Thanks go to sebastien.b for this great photo that captures the energy and joy of these runners. I just wanna join them! Be sure to head over to flickr and check out his other photos. Got a photo you would like featured, leave a comment with the details.
Are you brave enough to run in your underwear when it was snowing earlier in the day? Well in Calgary on June 6th some 1240 runners and walkers participated in either a 5k walk or 10k run as part of The Underwear Affair. Many wore long johns and tights under their underwear but a few [...]
This weeks photo was found in our Complete Running Nework Community Photos Pool and comes to us from Jeff (aka anaginghipster). Be sure to check out his other photos and his blog.
This young runner is 7 and loves to run. This was taken during the 5k St Patty’s Day race recently held in Victoria. The race ended up being 5.7k and she finished with a time of approx 43 minutes.
Well here in Calgary I had hoped snowy runs were a thing of the past but that was just wishful thinking on my part as several inches fell upon us yesterday. Now today’s featured photo is not a scene from Calgary but a wintery run in Boston.
Don’t forget your green on March 17th, St Patty’s Day. This runner was decked out from nearly head to toe in green for the annual St Patty’s Day 5/10K race in Calgary, held by the Calgary Roadrunners.
Do you shower right after a long hot run? I know I rather enjoy one. A marathon is probably one of the few places where wet t-shirts are common place.
The caption on this photo says the runner has stopped to check the time. What caught my eye was the color of the photo and despite the piles of snow the runner is decked in shorts.
This looks like another interesting place to run. A long flat paved trail. One can see forever. While I can’t say for sure, I suspect this is somewhere in Holland. Photo courtesy of chipnip . Be sure to check out his other photos over at Flickr. Got a photo you would like featured? Leave a [...]
I’m not sure where this photo was taken but I think I rather run where he is then in the cold and snow I’ve been running on lately. I love the ocean and do miss it. Photo courtesy of luiginter. Be sure to check out his other photos over at Flickr. Got a photo you [...]
This weeks photo was published by a friend, Jeff Da Runner, on Facebook in his “What the H— is She Doing” album and gathered a number of comments from runners who thought the lady on the cell phone was committing a big “No No”. So what do you think? It’s one thing to bring a [...]
Welcome to 2009! I hope you all had a good holiday season and are ready for a new year. I’m not sure even a shovel would have helped the runners on this race course. Saturday was the Nose Creek XC race in Calgary. We’ve had a lot of snow and well, try as I might, [...]
It’s Christmas Eve. Ever wonder how Santa gets so much done? Well I found out the secret, he has little helpers. Photos courtesy of DennyMont. Be sure to check out Denny’s other photos over at his Flickr Site. Got a photo you would like featured? Leave a comment with the details. All the best to [...]
Well it’s 40 below and off they ran… Yes on Saturday it was -23C (-9F) but more like -40C (also -40F) with the windchill and still some 71 runners between the ages of 7 and 70+ finished either a 3 or 7k cross country event in Calgary. Would you be that brave or crazy to [...]
Looks like this runner is parked in a “Tow Away Zone”…lol. Thanks go to Jonathan Armenti for granting us permission to share his photo. Be sure to check out other photos over Fordham Observer’s Flickr Site. I found this photo while surfing The Athlete Defined Project pool. Got a photo you would like featured? Leave [...]
Actually there goes a whole lot of Santas. Today’s photo was taken at the start of the 2008 Ogden Santa Claus Run. So have you started your shopping yet? Christmas is now less then 25 days away. Photo courtesy of DennyMont. Be sure to check out his other photos over at his Flickr Site. Got [...]
Ever wonder what to do with all those cotton race shirts… This quilt was created by Brit, aka Running Stitch, for the son of one of our Running Blog Members. You can check out her other awesome quilts on Flickr. I only wish I had the time to do this with all my shirts. Got [...]
I thought it only fitting to find a winter photo to go along with Ian’s “Cold Weather Running“. I, for one, enjoy running in the winter and have been known to run in temperatures colder then -25C, that’s -13F for those not on the metric system. I don’t remember how cold it was when I [...]
On Aug 31, 2008 runners around the world united to run the “Nike+ Human Race 10K“. It’s estimated that almost 800,000 runners participated, representing 142 countries. (Watch a video.) Photo courtesy of Julio (pixteca). Be sure to check out Julio’s other photos over at his Flickr Site. Got a photo you would like featured? Leave [...]
Some of you may not know this but I’m a grandmother. Nikayla is 7 and runs the trail race series in Calgary with me and her Mom. We are three generations of runners. She’s a speedy little runner and there’s no way Granny is ever gonna catch her. She loves to rub that in. This [...]
Last but not least—the run! Ironman 70.3 Monaco 2007 Photo courtesy of Novecentino. Be sure to check out the other photos at Flickr Site. Got a photo you would like featured? Leave a comment with the details. Recent Posts from Dawn’s Blog
The Bike: Ironman Switzerland 2008 Photo courtesy of Fabio Costa. Be sure to check out his other photos at his Flickr Site. Recent Posts from Dawn’s Blog
The Swim: June, 2004 – Ironman Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Photo courtesy of BillFromSpokane. Be sure to check out his other photos at his Flickr Site. Recent Posts from Dawn’s Blog
Some runners make a habit of running but this runner chose to run in a habit. Thanks go to Glamhag for this Flickr Photo find. Got a photo you would like featured, leave the details in a comment. Recent Posts from Dawn’s Blog
Thanks go to Thomas Fan for this photo of a young runner. Got a photo you would like featured, leave a comment with the details. Recent Posts from Dawn’s Blog
Thanks again go to John Harvey1 for letting us feature this photo. Check out his other photos at his Flickr Site. John’s photos can also be found in the Complete Running Network Community Pool. Got a photo you’d like featured, make my life easier and leave a comment with the details. Recent Posts from Dawn’s [...]
Back in the day when I was good at running and high jump I always thought hurdles would be cool. But hurdles with water, now there’s a challenge. In this photo: Mike Boucher (leading), Tom Wade & Joe Wade at Bournemouth on June 2nd 2007. Thanks Mike for dropping by and leaving us that information. [...]
Notice the difference between form and attire for the leaders versus the ones on the other side of the road? Does what you wear make a difference in your performance? Thanks go to Wit, for this photo, which is part of his Oxford set on Flickr. Wit shared his photo with the Complete Running Network [...]
Seem’s lately the topic is excuses so this week’s featured photo seems rather fitting. • The alarm goes off, you shut if off, rollover and go back to sleep. You skip your run. • You look out the window and it’s pouring rain. You skip your run. [...]
So it’s a rainy day outside. Do you run or would you use it as an excuse to skip your workout or race? Looks like this runner found an interesting solution to get out there and go for it. The photo was taken during the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run, 2008 National Cherry [...]
As one runs we often reflect on our lives, our goals, whatever or perhaps we are just reflections in the water. Which are you? Thanks Jeanne for letting us share this great photo with our readers. Jeanne by the way is a good friend that I have met through my running travels. For more great [...]
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there. So how did you spend yesterday? Did you phone your Mom, have dinner with her or buy her something special. In my family we choose to celebrate the day in a slightly different way as did some 14,000 other people in Calgary. We celebrated it by [...]
Thanks go to Basegreen for this photo. See more photos from his Flickr site over here. In an email from him, here’s what he had to say about this photo: I took the picture at the InterCounties Cross Country Championships, 2008. My partner was running in the event. I think the photo was for the [...]
With so many techie gadgets for running, I’m sure this is a common scene at many races. So as you head out are you one of those runners hitting the start on your watch, Garmin or other gadget? I captured this photo during Sunday’s Calgary Police Half Marathon. I was there to run the 5k [...]
I don’t know about you but I’m about tired of running in snow for this winter. We got a dump of several cm this weekend. It’s been snowing pretty much nonstop since Friday. This morning when I headed out for my run it was -12C which is about 10F for my friends south of the [...]
Running skirts for women have become very popular in recent year. But skirts aren’t just for women. This photo was found on Totally Richard Johnson’s Flickr site and was taken during the Flora London Marathon 2008. By the way, this race took place just yesterday. You can read about it over here or here. Martin [...]
I got this gem from David’s Flickr page and thought I’d share what he wrote me when I asked him for permission to feature it here. Mark, I just now saw your nice words about my surreal encounter with Pre. You are welcome to use the pic and story on your web site. The thing [...]
An interesting outfit, but I’m not sure I’d want to run in it for a number of reasons. But this “Chicken Runner” did so in the 2007 Chicago Marathon. Checkout the original photo and comments over at Fuzzy Gerdes’ Flicker site. Got an interesting running photo, leave a comment with the details. Recent Posts from [...]
It’s St Paddy’s Day, have you got your GREEN on? Thanks Zadok for capturing this photo a the Dublin 2007 Marathon. Got a running photo to feature? Leave a comment with the details.
Yesterday in many a city or town runners celebrated St. Patty’s Day by doing a 5 or 10k race. Recent Posts from this Author’s Blog [rsslist:http://completerunning.com/dawn-on-the-run/?feed=rss2]
Every April, more than 50,000 people run the scenic 10k Vancouver Sun Run. I’d likely be lost somewhere in the back of that crowd, but I’m sure these speedy runners are at the head of the pack.
Back in Sept 2006 I featured an excellent photo of the huge crowd running the Paris Marathon. The 42.2km route takes you from Champs Elysees Ave to Voche Ave and some where in there right past the Eiffel Tower. Interestingly enough the first Paris Marathon was held in July 1896 with 191 runners. This week’s featured photo was taken during the April 2007 Marathon where the crowd of runners was
This week’s photo was taken during last year’s Chicago Marathon. No shortage of water in this photo. Thanks go to BrokenBat for this one. Be sure to check out his other photos on his Flickr photostream. Got a photo you’d like to see featured? Please leave a comment with the details. Recent Posts from Dawn- [...]
If the races I ran had this lane, it’s likely where you would find me…lol. Thanks Jeanne, aka WebSphinx for letting us feature your photo from the Arlington 9-11 Memorial 5k. You can see more photos on her Flickr Site or better yet, check out Jeanne’s blog. Got a photo you would like featured, leave [...]
Are you a fairweather runner? If the temperatures dropped to below -30C or -22F would you still run? Well Saturday, 56 runners in Calgary did just that as they competed in the Nose Hill Cross Country 4/8k Race. The runners believe it or not, ranged in age from 6 to over 70. The great thing [...]
Thanks go to Thomas Hawk for this great photo. He captured this image while visiting Seattle. Thomas was shooting other photos when the sun came up and he saw her running by. He thought was a great way to start the day and ran after her to get the shot. Thomas, thanks for sharing this [...]
Little two year old Athan had a great time running the Kid’s Fun Run at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex. It was his first “running” event but I bet it won’t be his last. Don’t you wish you could bottle up that energy and buy it for yourself. (Photo from Sam Howzit’s Flickr Photostream) [...]
They say it’s hard to find a running shoe in the larger sizes but looks like this person found running shoe that would fit the Friendly Giant. (Photo from ThisParticularGreg’s Flickr Photos – London Marthon 04) As always, we’d love to feature your photos so please leave a comment with the details.
Runners appear to be all in red for this run. The photo was taken during the Maraton Expo Zaragoza – 2007 that takes place in Zaragoza, Spain. The photo comes to us from Sergis blog. Be sure to head over to his Flickr site and see the remaining photos from this set. As always, we’d [...]
As 2007 draws to an end, it is time reflect on this year’s successes and look forward to what we can accomplish in 2008. Forget about resolutions, we usually don’t keep them. Instead set goals—be it a new race, pounds to lose, or a new PR. Pick something that is perhaps just a little out [...]
So Christmas Eve is finally here and Santa will soon be riding his sleigh through the sky and slipping down chimneys. However a few weeks ago he was found running the streets of Las Vegas. No he wasn’t shopping for the latest jewelry, he was about to run 5k. Just a little taper run before [...]
Some of my favorite race photos are of runners on a bridge. This is a photo of a collegiate track squad during long distance training on the Brooklyn Bridge. The photographer remarks: “I was standing on the yellow line and a moment later I felt their ‘breeze’ as they peeled around me.” Thanks go to [...]
This week’s photo comes to you live from Las Vegas. Elvis lives and has multiplied. Last Sunday I ran in the Las Vegas Half Marathon. Everywhere I looked there was an Elvis from young to old with everyshape size and outfit covered. For more photos check out my Flickr sets. For more about the race [...]
Most large races start out with crowds of runners several wide and several deep. Cross country races however are a whole different thing and usually involve narrow trails where those racing often end up running single file. Thanks go to Karen for sharing this photo with our CRN Flickr group. It was taken during a [...]
Credit and thanks go to Kevin for this ghostly photo. It was taken during the Kevin’s Cup Trail Race. Be sure to head over and check out the rest of his Flickr photos. We are always looking for interesting photos so if you’ve got a photo you would like featured, please leave a comment with [...]
Ever done a trail race? We have an XC race series here in Calgary consisting of 10 races. This week’s photo features the Confederation Relay XC Race. The course runs through an inner city park and involves two creek crossing. It’s always fun to see how runners of all ages and skill levels make the [...]
Someone once said they’d take up running when they saw a runner smiling. Well then lace up those shoes, as not only are they smiling but they are jumping for joy. The photo was taken during the Tufts 10K for Women in Boston. Thanks go to Brian Sawyer for suggesting we feature this photo. Be [...]
This award winning photo was taken during the annual Robin Hood Marathon. Quote from Simon, the photographer “This Gentleman was still going strong at the 11 mile mark. Unsure as to whether he was doing a half marathon or the full one – looked like he could have kept going forever! ” Thanks Simon for [...]
This week’s photo is courtesy of Darkmatter. Be sure to check out his flicker site or his Web site for other interesting photos. We are always looking for interesting photos so if you’ve got a photo you would like featured, please leave a comment with the details. Better yet sign up for CRN’s Flicker Group.
Today’s photo comes to us from Bill Carlson (coacoash3), a member of CRN’s Flicker Group. Bill was kind enough to supply us with some details about the race. The race was the 43rd Carrabba’s Summer Beach Run, the oldest foot race in Florida. It took place in Jacksonville Beach, FL on 9/15 and was a [...]
Did you know we had our very own super hero here at CRN? Mark not only leads the way on this Web site but he recently led the way at the Regina Marathon as he passed Spiderman and finished with a time of 3:30:35! Way to go Mark! Read more about Mark’s experience at the [...]
I found this week’s photo while hanging out in Facebook. Seems that’s the new online hangout. But that’s the subject of a whole different post. Anyhow, Jeff, a member of CRN, also hangs out in Facebook. I found these photos while visiting his profile. Thanks Jeff for letting us borrow your photos for this week’s [...]
This weeks photo comes to us via a running friend of mine, Ken Brant. He and his team members ran the Banf Jasper Relay earlier this year. This has to be one of the most scenic races and I think I have to add it to my “to do” list. Thanks Ken! Be sure to [...]
Friday night in Calgary was a fun night at the track for me and a few friends. A small group of runners met up at the new 400 meter track for a fun event put on some members of the Calgary Roadrunners. We raced first for 2,000 meters, then took a short break. Following the [...]
If there were a Ph.D in running would you make the passing grade? And would it be based on how fast you are, how long you go or how many miles you put in? What would the credit courses be? I found this week’s photo amongst Susan‘s Flickr site but the credit for the photo [...]
So last week’s “race fairy” may not have granted my wishes, but these elite women perhaps got what they wished. Boston Marathon 2007 #7: Russian Lyubov Denisova—finishing in 7th place for women overall, in 2:38:00 #50: Californian Mary A. Akor—finishing in 11th place for women overall in 2:41:01 #61 Californian Christine H. Lundy—finishing in 12th [...]
If this “race fairy” could grant you three wishes, what would they be? See Mark, you aren’t the only man brave enough to run in pink. Thanks Innusa for letting us feature your photo. Be sure to check out Innusa’s other photos of the Boston Marathon on his Flickr site. We are always looking for [...]
This week’s —or should I say photos—come to us from Leana, a fellow running blogger who recently completed the Calgary Half Marathon. The photos are from Leana’s Flickr site. You can check out the full story of her race on her blog. Thanks Leanna for sharing your race with us. We are always looking for [...]
Most of this week I spent my time volunteering as part of the HSBC Calgary Marathon race committee. Sunday was the big day. One of my favorite events is the Kid’s Marathon. The kids get roughly 5 weeks to do 25.2 miles and then on race day they run the last mile. Each kid gets [...]
The caption for this photo reads “Хоббит, или Туда и обратно”. It’s Russian for “Hobbit, or There and Back”. No I don’t speak Russian but thankfully I’m geeky enough to find a way to get the internet to translate stuff for me. Thanks Mark for passing this photo on to me and thanks Candy_SK for [...]
I don’t know about you but when I’m in a race, these are always a relief, especially when there’s no lineup! This photo was taken during the OC Marathon. Thanks Darkmatter for letting us feature your photo. Be sure to check out his other unique photos over at his flicker site. We are always looking [...]
This photo gives a whole new meaning to the expression “Beer Run”. Thanks Charlotte for letting us feature your photo. Be sure to check out the rest of her 2007 London Marathon set. We are always looking for interesting photos so if you’ve got a photo you would like featured, please leave a comment with [...]
These guys are about to put it on the line and run. Photo curtosy of Orionoir. Be sure to check out the rest of the photos from his bigeast 07 track & field set and other photos on his flicker site. We are always looking for interesting photos so if you’ve got a photo you [...]
Some people try to avoid puddles when running, but I think this runner has a better idea. Who says you have to be a kid to have fun? So when you see a puddle, tell us, do you run around it, try to leap over it and almost fall back in, run quickly through it [...]
” I thought it was important to provide balanced coverage of the marathon—to capture images not only of elite runners and celebrities but also the disabled and non-elites (the everyday men and women) who for me are truly the heroes and true winners of the marathon.—Farinhiet451 This week’s photo comes from Farinhiet451′s Flicker set – [...]
A wise runner makes sure his or her shoes are tied up before the race. Looks like this guy better hurry as the runners are already lined up over at the start. Thanks to pixelroiber for letting us feature his photo. Be sure and check out his other running photos over at flicker. We are [...]
This weeks photo comes to us from Kurt’s Flicker site. Using special effects Kurt has created a pack of qhostly runners. The photo was taken just before mile 1 of the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco We are always looking for interesting photos so if you’ve got a photo you would like featured, please [...]
Race Entry fee – $50 New Runners – $124 Beating my old PR for the course by 24 minutes – PRICELESS This weeks featured photo is a collage of my fav photos from yesterday’s Calgary Police Half Marathon. What an awesome day for a race. This photo is from my Flicker Site. But you can [...]
Watch your step at water stations. If they are anything like this one they could be a bit hazardous. Those sponges look a little slippery. The photo was taken at the Paris Marathon, April 2006. Thanks to Hughes Leglise-Bataille for sharing this photo with us. Be sure to check out his other photos at his [...]
Congratulations to these two Running Blog Family 111th Boston Marathon champs, the incomparable Running Chick With the Orange Hat, and her trusty companion, the unstoppable amazing hip. (jeff, and Dianna, mile 7-ish; photo courtesy Renée Dekona.) According to a story in the April 17 edition of The New York Times, This was the most dismal [...]
Today many are running the Boston Marathon. This is what the race looked like back in 1904. Wishing all the runners out there a great race. Photo courtesy of Running Past, Vintage Photos. We are always looking for interesting photos so if you’ve got a photo you would like featured, please leave a comment with [...]
When you’re racing is it time to run or is time running out? Comala, from Caracas, Venezuela, titled this photo “El Tiempo pasa corriendo” which loosely translated means “time passes running”. The time piece overlaid on the photo was once used by her coach during training sessions. The photo brings back memories of her training [...]
Here comes the Easter Bunny. Only they’re not delivering chocolate eggs they are running the Copenhagen Marathon. Thanks go to Brian Poulsen for letting us feature his Flicker photo this week. You can check out his other photos over at his Flicker site or his personal blog. We are always looking for interesting photos so [...]
Okay, I don’t know there could be more or less then 99 balloons in this photo but it still reminds me of that song, 99 Luftballons. It also looks like a fun way to start off any race. The photo is from the Berlin Marathon. Thanks go to Frankinho for letting us use this photo. [...]
Saturday, March 17th was St. Patrick’s Day. Did you wear green? Well many of the runners I raced with did. There were green hats, green shirts, green hair and more. This photo is from the Flicker collection of James Tworow. James is a freelance photograph who photographed a number of runners during the annual St. [...]
This week’s featured photo comes from Run4Women, a site we featured a while back. This is the start of the Run4Women 8km Race in Winsdor, UK. This year it will be held on September 29. Their official charity is Breakthrough Breast Cancer. I wonder who the lucky fellow is they are chasing. We are always [...]
It’s the end of the race, your energy is spent and it’s time to eat. Go Bananas! Thanks to Brian Poulsen for this great photo. You can check out his other photos over at his Flicker site. Brian is a full time photojournalist and also has a website featuring stories and experiences from his daily [...]
This photo was taken after a marathon and tells it’s own tale of how the runner felt. So how do you feel after running a marathon or any race for that matter? Thanks to Lucy Ireland, aka Lucy in London for this great photo. You can check out Lucy’s other photos over at her Flicker [...]
The finish line is in site. Do you dog it, crawl or are you a sprint finisher? I’m a back of the pack runner but put a finish line in front of me and I can run like there’s no tomorrow. Thanks to Amelia, aka shutterbug_girl for this great photo. Amelia is training for her [...]
This photo was taken with 21 miles down, 5 miles to go at the OC Marathon. Thanks to David, aka Darkmatter for this great photo. Be sure to check out this triathlete’s other photos over at his Flicker site. We are always looking for interesting photos so if you’ve got a photo you would like [...]
To keep runners motivated throughout the winter, the Calgary Roadrunners does a Cross Country Race series called the Grand Prix. It consists of 10 races on various trails throughout the various parks in Calgary. The races are 8 or 4 km and usually one can expect to run on mud, snow, ice, narrow trails and [...]
Been there done this. Sometimes the best way to cool off during a race is not to drink the water but to shower yourself with it.
Think local—run global! The Standard Chartered Greatest Race on Earth, created in 2004, is a relay race across four established marathons in Nairobi, Singapore, Mumbai and Hong Kong. These four marathons represent some of the toughest running conditions in the world and, as such, attract top runners. In 2005/06 there were 24 male and 30 female GROE runners placing in the top 10 of each of the four marathons.
The weather man is promising -20C (dang cold in fahrenheit) where I live by the end of the week. Somehow I think I’d rather be running with this bunch along the beach.
So is this what your clothesline looks like on laundry day? Photo reprinted with permission from Brooke. Thanks, Brooke. Brooke’s photos can be viewed over at her Flicker site.
Here are some photos of Whitemud Creek (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) in the winter. The creek freezes over and is quite safe to run on after a few weeks of cold weather. These ice trails are shared by runners, cross country skiers, snowshoe enthusiasts and hikers.
Yup, in just one more week, here comes Santa. Have you been a good boy or girl? This photo is curtosy of Garvex. It’s from last year’s Santa Run which is not really a run but three laps around the park, untimed, no winners and all money goes to charity. Check out the other photos [...]
This photo made me want to break out singing “Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree…” However, most of my friends would prefer I not sing. I put up my tree today. Is yours up yet or are you out running around like these ladies? Photo reprinted with permission. Adrien is both an artist and a [...]
Jeanne of Too Blog-Challenged is one of my favorite photo bloggers. Her photos often express a unique view of races, life and more. This particular photo is from her post on The Celtic Solstice Five Miler. I love how the runners reflect in the water as they run by. Thanks Jeanne for sharing your photo [...]
This week’s photo is from Justin: It was taken during the 2005 Marine Corp Marathon, in Washington, DC. I had a friend running in it, so I was popping back and forth across the course to try to get pictures of my friend. I walked past one of the water stations and just loved all [...]
“Santa, wait for me! I have to tell you what I want for Christmas!” So there’s only only 34 days left until Christmas. Have you told Santa what you want this year? This week’s photo is courtesy of the Calgary Roadrunners. It is part of the collection of photos taken by Kathy Taerum at the [...]
Last weekend, November 4th I spent the day on the beach watching thousands of athletes head into the waves as they started out on their journey to become Ironmen. I waded out into the waves to capture this and many other photos. It was pretty awesome to be standing there to capture a photo similar [...]
This photo is from the Chicago Marathon Oct 22, 2006. If you head over to the original, Vicki has done mouseovers with finishing times of this pack of runners. Photo Courtesy of Vicki Wolkins, a freelance photographer. Be sure to check out her photostream and other great pictures. Got a photo you would like to [...]
Today is Halloween, so I couldn’t resist more runners in Super Hero costumes. So, what are you dressing up as? Photo Courtesy of Vicki Wolkins, a freelance photographer. Be sure to check out her photostream and other great pictures. Got a photo you would like to share? Please leave me a comment.
Well it’s almost November and for some of us that means running in the snow. This photo is from my own collection and was taken at one of the Calgary Roadrunners Cross Country race series – Weaselhead. One of our runners, Derrick is known for his colorful attire. At least this way he is easy [...]
Thanks to a friend, Nancy, I discoverd this picture and several others of the Underwear Run over at Ironmitch’s blog. The Underwear Run was started in 1997 by Roch Frey, Paul Huddle along with one other Ironman-in-Training. The run takes place just prior to Ironman Hawaii which took place this past weekend on Oct 21st. [...]
You don’t have to be Superwoman or Superman to run a race but sometimes it helps. Do you dress up for a race or save it for Halloween? Other runners in costume can be found amongst Humphrey the Camel’s Marathon photo set. Flicker always has such great picutres. Got a photo you would like featured? [...]
Today’s photo is in honor of all those runners, families and survivors that yesterday took part in the CIBC Run for the Cure. All the Calgary city buses had big signs “Paint the City Pink”. The event was held in some 50 locations throughout Canada. Similar events are held throughout the year and around the [...]
A few weeks ago I featured a photo from Ironman Canada. This week I’d like to feature a swim photo from Ironman Florida. Ironman Florida is only a few weeks away on November 4th. We have several members of the Running Blog Family that will be heading to this event. You’ve trained long and hard; [...]
I’m always amazed at the number of participants who enter races. Some of you may not like crowds, but I do. For me it’s a thrill to be a part of that crowd and I love that all these people are out there running. I guess it’s not surprising that some of my favorite race [...]
The last few photos I have featured have been of complete strangers. Well at least to me. Today I would like to feature one of my own photos. Karen, a good friend of mine and a fellow RBF member, ran the Moose Mountain 16km Trail Race on Saturday. This event is sponsored by the Calgary [...]
When it comes to running, anyone can do it. Even Elvis. Thanks go to Carajune for this photo I found on her Flicker site. Got a photo you would like to share? Please leave me a comment.
A couple of years ago I ran my first marathon and for me that was a big challenge. Now imagine swimming for 3.8 kms (2.4 mi), followed by 180 kms (112 mi) of cycling before you head off to run that marathon. Well that’s just what many athletes did over the weekend in Penticton, British [...]
Welcome to the first Photo of the Week for Complete Running. This week’s choice fittingly goes to the first place winner of the HSBC Calgary Marathon on July 9th 2006. Look at him fly and he’s wearing the perfect hat for an event in CowTown during Stampede week. Jason Loutitt finished in first place well [...]