Category Archives: cross country

What I can and what I can’t control

  As I stood near the start of the 2018 New England Prep School Athletic Conference Div III Cross Country Championship a few weeks ago, it struck me that — for the first time in about 12 weeks — I … Continue reading

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Nutcrackers

The holiday season is upon us, and as usual I’m staring at my to-do list with a growing sense of angst. Shopping, cleaning, shopping, socializing, shopping — these are not my strong suits. Instead of getting on with it, I … Continue reading

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Impactful

Joe Newton

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Running With the Enemy

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over forty years since that late summer day when I took a chance and traveled far from home to run with the Mohawk Cross Country team at one of their pre-season practices. I’ve … Continue reading

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Living the Dream (at Running Camp)

Kingdom Trails, across from the Wildflower Inn Every time I mention to someone that I spent the first two weeks of August at running camp, I worry that this sounds juvenile and undignified… even for me. So I hasten to … Continue reading

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The World Comes to Kampala

Geoffrey Kamworor winning the Senior Mens race at the IAAF World XC Championships in 2015. On Sunday March 26th, Uganda hosts the 41st IAAF World Cross Country Championships at the Kololo Independence Grounds in the capital city of Kampala. It … Continue reading

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Fun Run!

Running is a lot of things, but is it fun? In the first weeks of the cross-country season, when summer heat lingers, and no one has actually raced yet, our team organizes a 5K “fun run” for ourselves and for … Continue reading

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