course management

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ORGANIZERS LEAD YOU OFF-COURSE?

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ORGANIZERS LEAD YOU OFF-COURSE?

I’ve heard stories about poor course markings or improper directions from course officials causing runners to go in the wrong direction.  What happens to the results in such a scenario?

WHY DON'T MILE MARKERS MATCH UP WITH MY GPS?

WHY DON'T MILE MARKERS MATCH UP WITH MY GPS?

I am a 21-year-old female runner, and I have completed two half-marathons and two full marathons. I am a PR-seeker and eventually would like to qualify for the Boston Marathon. One of my biggest problems with achieving a PR during a race has to do with discrepancies between my GPS watch and the race-course measurements. 

WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH COURSE TIME LIMITS?

WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH COURSE TIME LIMITS?

I hope you'll indulge me to mention a pet peeve of mine.  It involves time limits.  I've done a few marathons lately that announced a 6-hour time limit. I'm a walker and it takes me 5 1/2 to 6 hours to complete a marathon.

SHOULD MY RACE GO WITH TRAFFIC, OR AGAINST?

SHOULD MY RACE GO WITH TRAFFIC, OR AGAINST?

I'm trying to get approval to hold a race. I am trying to design the run segment with safety being utmost. I have heard differing opinions on the way the course should be laid out.

A CHECKLIST TO USE FOR YOUR EVENT

A CHECKLIST TO USE FOR YOUR EVENT

General Characteristics Needed

  • Visualization - being able to visualize every aspect of an event before it happens
  • Calm and quick thinking under pressure; patience
  • Don't be intimidated by the challenge
  • You need to be exceptionally well organized; being prepared; labor intensive; don't leave to race day
  • Charisma and leadership qualities and ability to surround yourself with hard working, dependable and experienced people; trust (to a point), always follow up
  • Great to be involved in a sport where you make people feel good about themselves