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Starting an annual tradition we'd like to find out about you as a walker, jogger, runner or cyclist to help guide the direction of the website and the iPhone/mobile development so we've put together some questions. Please take a few moments to complete the survey. One lucky participant will win an iPod Touch and a free copy of our iPhone app WalkJogRun Routes!
Guy Fawkes/Bonfire Night (UK)
Adam here is quite excited for Bonfire Night. He’s not going anywhere for it; he’s just excited! This annual celebration occurs on November 5, marking the downfall of the plot, which Guy Fawkes was a part of, to blow up the House of Parliament in London.
A couple races celebrating the holiday: Nidd Valley Road Runners Guy Fawkes 10 and the Tewkesbury AC Guy Fawkes 5.
Gear Up for Winter
As the cold weather begins to hit most of us, it can be a little tricky trying to figure out what will keep you warm but cool during your runs.
Tips to remember:
- Base layer should be snug fitting, thin,
- Use a mid layer for temperatures
below 30° F
- Outer layer protects you from elements. Should be waterproof and wind-resistant
This video from RunnersWorld.com illustrates example clothing items for your winter runs.
The Philadelphia Marathon takes place on November 22, 2009. Runners will enjoy a fast course on which you’ll be able to see Philadelphia’s historic downtown, past the Art Museum, and along Boathouse Row. There’s also a half marathon and a 5k race. The official page for all things Philly is GoPhila.com
. Here you’ll find things to do, such as the famous Art Museum and tours of the historic downtown. Running the race? Let us know how you did!
Deals on Running Gear
On our deals page, we currently have a variety of items available, including InMotion Colorblock Zip Jacket from New York & Co and the New Wii Fit Plus Game for $20 from Buy.com
Mmmmm turkey. Briana will be running a 10k on Thanksgiving for the sole purpose of making room for delicious food. Find a Turkey Trot near you from Active.com.
Connect with WalkJogRun
We’ve built a strong running community through WalkJogRun.net, and we continue to grow each day. If you have a question or need advice, our Facebook fan page
or Twitter is a great way to reach out to runners in the community. With over 3,000 Facebook fans and 1,200 Twitter followers, someone from the WalkJogRun community will try to answer your question!
Over on WalkBlogRun, our blog page, we have the WalkJogRun team blogging about their experiences training and keeping in shape. We have runners at various levels of experience for you to connect with. Briana is a newbie runner with two half marathons and various 10k and 8k races under her belt. Rishan has done triathlons, marathons, and half marathons. Adam, our most experienced runner, has ran four marathons, half marathons and numerous smaller races.
As always, feel free to email us any questions, comments, or stories you have. We love to hear them all!