Christopher’s update and a virtual race to tell you about

Been a while since I last posted on this website. I saw that when I first joined Hip Runners that people at first – right after surgery – post often, then slow down.

I have been running – had a good summer – got up to about 45 miles (77K) per week all summer – not a ton, but it was consistent, did have five calf pulls through 2019, which made the consistency a challenge during spring and fall and winter. Trying to grow the mileage again now….up to about 30 miles (50K). The goal all along was to get about eight weeks of 50-miles (80K) then work on speed and form and power on hills et al, ala Arthur Lydiard.

Back at the drawing board, moving the chalk, as we speak.

Meanwhile, we put on the 2020 Pan Am Cross Country Cup here in Victoria. I initiated the event and brought the committee together. We formed a society to manage the committee and legacy, I stepped back a little to be VP of the society and be a part of the communications team of the committee and we ran – and I hate to sound like the POTUS – but it was one of the greatest small-international cross-country meets all-time. The feedback has been tremendous. It happened on Leap Day, Feb. 29. Peru, USA and Canada were the dominant countries!

Now that that is behind us, Athletics Illustrated is putting on the Global One-Hour Virtual Race to be run anytime between and including Friday, May 1 and Sunday, May 17. Send in your Strava or other app and data proving your run and we will compile the results, which will be posted at Athletics Illustrated.

If you want to run for a club and don’t have one, run for Hip Runners!!

Details are all here ($5 suggested donation, first 20 with $30 donation get a cool hat): https://athleticsillustrated.com/the-global-one-hour-virtual-race/

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      ChristopherKelsall
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      Been a while since I last posted on this website. I saw that when I first joined Hip Runners that people at first – right after surgery – post often,
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      Hip Brother Tom
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      Great idea Christopher! Count me in! Congrats on pulling off the Pan Am Cross Country Cup successfully! I know you put a lot of planning into it. As far as this virtual race goes, it will be a great way to pull us all together during these trying times. Great Idea!

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      ChristopherKelsall
      Participant

      Thanks, Tom!

      I am doing up the confirmation list and what the result doc will look like. It will be different:

      Name, age, age-graded result, surface, pace, actual time, distance, etc etc….should be fun.

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