Tag: Swimming

Thank You Volunteers

  To the countless volunteers who have made it possible for us to compete in running, cycling, swimming and multi-sport races this season, the caffeinated athlete extends a heartfelt “Thank you”. A Volunteer’s Work It’s no small feat to gather, guide and direct the legions of volunteers each event requires. Starters, timers, judges, course marshals,

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Plan B

Plan B can be a beautiful thing. I signed up for races on three successive weekends in September this year. I knew what I was doing, so I’m not complaining. Questioning my critical thinking skills a bit, but not complaining. Trail of Tears sprint triathlon followed by City of Roses Half Marathon then finish with

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SEMO Senior Games

The Southeast Missouri Senior Games are held in Perryville each August. The city’s Parks & Recreation department does an excellent job of organizing and managing the multi-sport event. I participated in the basketball skills and swim meet portions on Friday, August 10. Basketball skills included shooting free throws and around the world. About a dozen

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Tri Harder

Tri Harder Promotions did a great job of providing multi sport athletes of all levels the opportunity to compete in central Illinois. Three races shared the same venue on July 28 with staggered start times. The Stoneman Sprint, Iron Abe Olympic and Route 66 Half Distance races started at Lake Springfield with each distance course

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2018 is a Qualifying Year

People familiar with the National Senior Games understand the significance of qualifying years. The Olympic-styled competitive games for people fifty years and above are held during odd numbered years. To earn an invitation, athletes must qualify at participating state level games the prior year. There is a positive buzz among athletes about Albuquerque, the host

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