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Friday Night Vertical’s first race at Black Mountain was May 31 with over 50 participants. Run the Whites reported: “Course feedback was great so I think we'll alternate between a couple routes this season and continue to work on the trails. If anyone has some time to volunteer midweek let m…

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The Cranmore Mountain Race takes place Sunday, June 2 at 9 a.m. Early race number pick up is taking place at Tuckerman Brewing Company in Conway from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, and there is race-day registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Arlberg Children’s Center at Cranmore Mou…

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The first week of the 2019 Salomon Spring Trail Series is in the books with 67 finishers having taken part on Thursday. There are different age groups, walkers, runners and varying length courses, including a mini-course. For more information, go to greatglentrails.com.

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Signing up for the 24-Hour White Lake Ultra seemed like a grand idea back in January. I was skiing a lot, Nordic and alpine, but hardly walking. I started waking up in the middle of the night in February to make lists of things I thought I’d need, how to get out more (a trip to Turks and Cai…

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A great turnout of volunteers on Wednesday, May 1, for the first 2019 trash clean up of our adopted highway, River Road and Old West Side Road. The Trash Queen Catherine Kyle would like to thank Doug Armstrong, Chuck Kyle, Jane Chauvin, Frank Holmes, Tracy Marnich, Lois Hatch and Donna Cormi…

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Just outside of Boston on Marathon Monday, I awoke to a driving rain with thunder and lightning. I was dropped off at the Dorothy Quincy Building in Boston around 8 a.m. in just light rain. The Boston Athletic Association (BAA) knows that if you don’t arrive at your volunteer spot by 9 a.m.,…

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Last Saturday saw the running of the Spring Run Off 5K/10K. The race was hosted by Ryan and Christine Welts of Rockhopper Races and had 18 10K runners and 21 5K runners and walkers. Tim Charboneau of Center Conway took first in the 5K with a 20:23. Other local finishers were Sally McMurdo, C…

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I was very excited to run/walk before the rain on Sunday last. I was enjoying the signs of spring when I had to laugh. The most prominent sign of spring I was seeing were pumpkins emerging from the snow. Remember how we had that very early snow, the one we all thought would melt away quickly…

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The Conway Daily Sun recently asked readers if they were in favor of a leash law in Whitaker Woods as proposed by the town of Conway.  The responses were interesting.  I love dogs but I have had a friend knocked down by a dog in Whitaker Woods and another who took a fall skiing when a dog ra…

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On the first day of my winter vacation, I walked 5.6 flat miles in 80-degree temps and believe me, I am not complaining! It was hot, I was actually sweating, I was wearing shorts and a singlet, and it was wonderful. I love any type of winter sport, and I like to walk/run through the winter, …

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Last column I wrote about the many different ways to stay fit this winter, including four events that were happening beginning with Friday Night Lights and finishing with Winter Wild at Black Mountain on Sunday. Little did I know some people were trying to do all four events.