I’d been working on my speed with the 11:30 Club for a little while when I decided to sign up for the Ben Layton 5K, held right by my home in Salisbury, Maryland, on the trail that goes around the Salisbury City Park. I hoped to be able to run the 5K, held May 7, … More Ben Layton 5K: I missed a sub-30 finish, but I had a strong race
Not many races include numerous scenic courses around the region. But the virtual Tour de Salisbury — created in the wake of COVID-19 — did just that. Participants had two months to complete 12 courses in the Salisbury area. There were 12 numbered legs that each had a corresponding Strava segment, and runners could complete … More I ran 12 scenic Delmarva courses during the Tour de Salisbury
I enjoy traveling to other states to explore and run marathons, but this spring, for my 10th marathon, I’ll only be traveling about a half mile to the start line. I have decided to run the Salisbury Marathon in Salisbury, Maryland, on April 6. I knew that I wanted to run the race in some … More Staying local for Marathon No. 10: The Salisbury Marathon
Follow @vanessajunkin One of the signs at the Foot Pursuit in the Park 5K read, “Run Like You Stole It! But don’t steal, because that’s bad!” The 5K course, held last Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Salisbury City Park as part of National Night Out, was filled with fun motivational signs. I appreciated them, and … More A police chase I signed up for: Foot Pursuit in the Park 5K recap
UPDATE 9/18/17: This race has been canceled. This is the statement from Big Brothers Big Sisters that I received in my email on Friday: “Due to unforseen complications, we have canceled this year’s BIG 5k. Your registration fees will be refunded. Please reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to process your refund. We sincerely thank you for … More UPDATE – RACE CANCELED: BIG ambassador news — and save $5 on the BIG 5K in Salisbury!
Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I received a pair of the Under Armour Horizon RTT trail shoes to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews! I’d never worn a pair of trail shoes before, so it was … More Gear Review: Under Armour Horizon RTT trail shoes
Follow @VanessaJunkin Apparently, I have a hidden talent of being able to predict my race times pretty accurately. Last weekend, at the I Thought They Said Rum Free 5K Fun Run, I was seven seconds away from my time prediction. Today, at the Five on 25 Fun Run & Prediction Challenge, I was 11 seconds … More Another accurate prediction, fun time at the Five on 25 Fun Run & Prediction Challenge
Follow @VanessaJunkin If you’re an avid runner, you were likely going to run Wednesday anyway. Or, maybe you’re someone who’s interested in getting started with running but hasn’t made the leap yet. No matter your experience level or pace, Wednesday — Global Running Day 2016 — would be a good day to get out for … More Global Running Day is Wednesday