•     Click on top picture of Stockade-athon to view extensive pictures from the MHR Marathon and Half compiled by Graphics Editor Bill Meehan     



      Pictures compiled by Graphics Editor Bill Meehan. Click above.      

We RUN the Stockade-athon for FUN!

by Mat Nark and Friends
Mat Nark gives a history of the Stockade-athon race, one of the country's oldest and best 15Ks, and highlights why he loves his group to run it. After the race, Mat is sponsoring a party at 151 Bar and Restaurant on Lafayette St., Schenectady, to celebrate the race. All are invited to attend. For full article, click here

After You Run the Stockade-athon, Party with Run and CREW Club Members

by Charlie Ragone and Karen Bertasso Hughes
After running 15K through Schenectady at the Stockade-athon, it’s time for you to party with Run Club and CREW members at Great Flats Brewing plus receive a free glass of beer and more! For full article, click here

Squirrely Six and the Hairy Gorilla Half-October 29, 2023

by Chris Bishop, Danielle Eckler, Tom Dansereau, Aaron Major and Bill Hoffman
Even though this year's weather was brutal, the Hairy Gorilla participants loved every muddy minute. The array of costumes was spectacular with people actually running in them. Some pets were dressed in costumes too but didn't run. Enjoy the descriptions by runners, stats, and loads of pictures of costumed racers. For full article, click here

HMRRC Events and Power Walking

by Benita Zahn
Soon one of the major HMRRC races will be upon us, the Stockade-athon, followed by the Turkey trots, but after that, until the HMRRC Winter Series, the racing season is basically over. So what to do in the meantime? Ms. Zahn gives us a list of great areas to explore to go power walking, fartleking, or racing in preparation for great races coming in the spring. For full article, click here

ADK 60th Sports & Northeast Ski Expo: Nov. 11-12

There will be a wealth of exhibitors including the HMRRC. Other than informative booths with freebies, there will be an incredible $10,000 in prizes. The Expo will be open for two days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the the Albany Capital Center at 55 Eagle Street. Admission is free. For full article, click here

Thanksgiving Day Road Race History: from November 1986 Pace Setter

by Paul Murray
This issue marks a new series of articles selected from the 1980 to 2000 print editions of The Pace Setter, copies which were given to me by Kevin and Kathy Wilkes. The Troy Turkey Trot this year is estimated to have 5,000 runners. The first one had 6 with only 4 finishing. The Buffalo Turkey Trot has the record of being the oldest race in the US and holds a world record. For full article, click here

David Roy: Athlete of the Month

Dave is an ardent and noted road, trail and ultra runner who keeps a busy schedule. In addition, he is the race director for the Landis Perennial 5K Forest Run Race. Amazingly, he did not start running until his college years. "Phys. Ed. was required for freshmen at Cornell University. This worked out well ... until I got stuck with running indoors in Barton Hall." For full article, click here

Beth Stalker: Athlete of the Month

Beth is a member of Willow Street and has consistently been one of its top performers. In recent years she has ranked as the top age-graded performer for both males and females in the races she has run. In her position as the Willow Street Athletic Club liaison, she has been an immense aid to The Pace Setter. For full article, click here

Grand Circle Trailfest

by Theresa DeLorenzo
Imagine running through three awesome Western national parks in three days. That's exactly what Theresa and her boyfriend Bill Balfoort did and received medals for it. They tackled Bryce Canyon, running around massive hoodoos, raced on the sands of Zion, and ended with Horseshoe Bend, avoiding its sharp drop offs. For full article, click here

The Buck 50: The Birth of an Epic Trail Race

by Bill and Naomi Hoffman
"The idea of traversing a staggering 32+ miles through remote wilderness may seem like a foreign concept to 99% of the population. However, the growing sport of ultra trail running routinely has people doing that and more." For full article, click here

That Time I Ran a Marathon Injured

by Carolann Koleci
Many articles in running magazines deal with successes and the glories they bring, but many times one can try hard and still not achieve the goal set out for. Carolann relates her experience. Surprisingly, positives did result from what seemed negative. She advises runners that no matter how hard it may seem, to believe in themselves and carry on with pursuing their goal. For full article, click here

Healthy Fall Cooking

by Anouk Booneman
Anouk Booneman is a strong proponent of cooking your own dishes with a strong emphasis on using seasonal fresh vegetables. This month she features Mediterranean spaghetti squash bowls with parsley basil pesto; vegan broccoli rice casserole from Full of Plants a vegan site; and carrot kale salad that uses miso. Bon appetit! For full article, click here

Yoga for Runners: Pose of the Month: Garland Pose, Malasana

by Sally Drake
Each month, Sally features a yoga pose, breathing technique or guided meditation that is beneficial for runners. Yoga helps improve flexibility, increase strength, enhance balance and stability, provide stress relief, better breathing and faster recovery. Even just a few minutes of yoga added to your pre or post run routine will positively impact not just your athletic pursuits, but all areas of your life. For full article, click here

Sports Nutrition News You Can Use

by Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
"Staying on top of the latest sports nutrition news can be a full-time job. Between conferences, webinars, and journal articles, I learn a lot of information that I like to translate into practical tips to share with runners, like you!" For full article, click here

Exercise Addiction – The Tail of the Dog

by Russ Ebbets, DC, USATF Level 3 Coach
"In the later ‘70s and early ‘80s the concept of a “positive” addiction crept into the general parlance. A positive addiction was something beneficial that people did to improve themselves or possibly others through personal discipline, diligent efforts and willfulness. Exercise was seen to be one of the “positive addictions.” But … For full article, click here

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