Saturday, February 23, 2008

Browning Ross Bob Kupcha Race

The 4th annual Browning Ross Bob Kupcha 5k race will be held March 22 at 9 am at Haddon Lake Park in Mt Ephraim. The 5k will be preceeded by a one mile walk and a free kids fun run.
All kids in the fun run will receive a finishers prize. Browning Ross was a long time track and cross country coach at Gloucester Catholic, US Olympian in 1948 and 1952 (Steeplechase), a founder of the Road Runners Club of America and publisher of the Long Distance Log the first national running magazine and a father to three. Bob Kupcha was an orthopedic surgeon, a veteran, and one of Brownings's athletes on the track team (Gloucester Catholic class of '77) a father of 2, brother of 7 and a great friend. The race honors both men. Proceeds from the race benefit the Gloucester Catholic Cross Country team and the alumni scholarship fund at Gloucester Catholic. Race applications and information on Browning Ross (including film clips and articles)
can be found at the Gloucester Catholic Cross Country Website:

Here is an article on last years race:

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Running Wisdom of Tom Osler

Tom Osler is a professor of Mathematics at Rowan University. He also wrote one of the best books on distance running training: Conditioning of Distance Runners.

Here is part one of the book excerpted in Runners World:

Here is part two of his classic book:

These excerpts are only 12 pages in total and well worth reading.
To read an interview with Tom Osler:

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Spirit of the marathon movie

"Spirit of the Marathon " a documentary about the marathon will play nationally in theatres one day only-- Feb 21.
For more information on the movie including preview clips: