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Hot Races and Sizzling Times “On The Run!”

June 12th, 2015 at 12:16 pm by under Sports

The Latest Running news and Notes in Hampton Roads from Sportswrap Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding

"On The Run" in Williamsburg for the Run for the Dream Weekend!

“On The Run” in Williamsburg for the Run for the Dream Weekend!

   So, it’s better hotter than normal this time of year but, the Running in Hampton Roads has been amazingly fast.  Here’s a quick report.   I was almost tempted to jump in the water behind me to cool off. 

Time to Go… “On The Run!”

 

Good Luck to all of you who are taking to the streets, trails, or water and racing this weekend.

Next week, we have something special for you.  That’s all for now.  Share with your friends.  Thanks for checking us out this week.  Maybe, I’ll catch you soon …”On The Run!”

On The Run with Sportswrap Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding on WAVY.com.

See you On The Run Soon!

See you On The Run Soon!

 

 

 


The Weekend Awaits: Time to Go “On The Run!”

May 29th, 2015 at 12:12 pm by under Sports

The Latest Running News and Notes- It’s “On The Run” with Sportswrap Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding

 

We're On The Run!

We’re On The Run!

Summertime is on and the Races keep on coming!  Hope your training is going well for whatever goal you’ve set.

Time for a quick Video Report for this weekend.  Big shout out to our Triathlon friends, who will be going strong Sunday.

Here’s to speedy times!

 

That’s all for this week.  Time Flies this time of year.  More reports and interviews are coming.  I look forward to seeing you soon, “ON The Run!”

 

On The Run with Sportswrap Online Running Reporter Jon “Flex” Leiding, exclusively on WAVY.com.

See You "On The Run" Soon!

See You “On The Run” Soon!


Sprinting Towards the Weekend- Always “On The Run!”

May 22nd, 2015 at 12:21 pm by under Uncategorized

“On The Run” with Sportswrap Running Reporter, Jon “Flex Leiding.  The Latest Notes and Running News in Hampton Roads here on WAVY.com.

We're "On The Run" Again!

We’re “On The Run” Again!

Hi Guys!  Hope your training is going well.  The weekend’s almost here but there’s time to get in a Run or a race this weekend.

Our video segment seems to be the most popular here on WAVY.com.  So, without holding back, let’s get right to it!

 

Thanks for checking the website and sharing with your Running Friends.  Next week, some cool stories plus, more Running results.

If you have any Summer Tips to share, hit me up at astrovp@yahoo.com.  All Summer, we’ll try to remind you to be safe, hydrate, and go strong this season.   As always, we couldn’t do this without YOU!  Feel free to leave a comment or feedback.

Maybe, I’ll catch you soon… “On The Run!”

 

On the Run with Sportswrap Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding is exclusively on WAVY.com.

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Time to Lace “em Up Again- We’re “On The Run!”

May 15th, 2015 at 3:22 pm by under Sports, Uncategorized

The Latest Running News and Notes in Hampton Roads, with Sportswrap On Line Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding

Flex at Spring stride 2

Hey Runners in Hampton Roads!  Hope your training is going well.   Special “shoutout” to Ann & Kevin Hupp with Mettle Events.  Their website got hacked and they are feverishly working to get info for times and races available to you Runners looking for some challenging races.  They are always good friends to know, “On The Run” and know their site will be back in full action very soon.

May is National Running Month and you know we have some races to cover plus, preview a few in the distance.    Get ready for the races this weekend.  It’s all right here on our Video report, called “On The Run!”

Check our Link Here:  https://youtu.be/o3F6PV8xhIg

 

 

Next weekend Two Big Races hit the streets- the Elizabeth River Run invades Portsmouth with a 10K and Mile run, while on the Peninsula look for the Yorktown Freedom 8K.

Thanks for checking us out.  See you next week…”On The Run!”

On The Run, with Jon “Flex” Leiding on WAVY.com

We're On The Run!

We’re On The Run!


Spring has Sprung and Running Races Have Begun- “On The Run!”

May 1st, 2015 at 11:44 am by under Sports

The Latest Running News and Notes from Sportswrap Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding

Ready to Run at the Independence 5k!

Ready to Run at the Independence 5k!

Plenty of great results in The Video Blog this week.   Congrats to all your efforts.

We’re ready to “hit the streets” with this report so, let’s roll out the latest…“On The Run!”

Our Friends in the WAVY Weather Center have a good weekend in store so, your workout or race couldbe great.  Good Luck with whatever you have on your menu this weekend.

A Special Thanks for all of you who share his with your friends.  that’s how we grow.

Keep binging your best and we’ll make sure to tell everyone about it.   Here’s hoping I catch you soon…“On The Run!”

Even Olympic Medalists know where to find us..."On The Run!

Even Olympic Medalists know where to find us…”On The Run!

On the Run with Sportswrap Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding on WAVY.com.


“On The Run” Loves a Good Boston Story- We Got It For You

April 17th, 2015 at 11:11 am by under Sports

The Latest Running News, Notes and Stories from Sportswrap Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding

Runners From Hampton Roads will be "Boston-Bound" for Marathon!

Runners From Hampton Roads will be “Boston-Bound” for Marathon!

Monday, the most famous Marathon in the country starts in Hopkinton and heads for the streets of Downtown Boston.  For close to 120 years, legends have crossed the finish line.  With it’s incredible history, it is a “bucket list” race.  You must qualify with a certain time at a previous event, or like some raise money for a charity to gain access.

Monday, Hampton Roads will be well represented at this year’s Boston marathon.  Yesterday, we showed you Female elite, Kris Lawrence.   Today, it’s time to meet Thomas Hicks.

 

Originally from New York, the Navy brought Hicks to the Hampton Roads area.  Like many of us, “Life” was going on but,  came back to Running a few years ago.  With his eighth Marathon looming, Thomas runs with MS and a has a charity called 1 More Round.  Here’s his story:

 


Wow!  He’s a friend to everyone he meets and an inspiration to those of us needing a little push when we think we can’t go faster or farther.  As he mentioned he will be running with support of another Hampton Roads Runner, Aric Martinez.  Thanks Thomas!   You can go to BAA.org and follow his progress Monday.  I know I will.  Good Luck to all “shipping up to Boston!”

Please feel free to leave Feedback here on WAVY.com.  We always give “Shout-Outs” to those who do.

Also, we are working on “goodies” for upcoming promotions.  We all know Runners Like Free Things.

Best wishes if you are running a race this weekend.   There are plenty on Saturday, like the Farafest 5k and Purple Stride 5K in Virginia Beach, while in Norfolk, the Kettle Krush 5k races off in Norfolk.   In the Outer banks, the First Flight 5k is waiting for you, along with a long run in Roanoke at the Blue Ridge Half and Full Marathon.  That’s Just Saturday!  Sunday, the Surf’s Up 5k hits Virginia Beach, along with the very popular Color Me Rad 5k.  Speedy youth will be racing the streets of Virginia Beach at the Thoroughgood One Miler, while down in the Outer Banks, it’s time to get your “Arghhhh” on with the Flyin’ Pirate Half Marathon.

That’s all the time we have this week.  Run Fast and Strong!  Maybe, I’ll see you soon…“On The Run!”

Flex at Spring stride 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Boston Marathon Week- “On The Run!”

April 16th, 2015 at 11:01 am by under Sports

The Latest Running News and Notes from Sportswrap Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” LeidingBoston M Finish

It’s the most famous Marathon in the USA and you have to qualify to be able to run

the streets of the famed 26.2 mile course.  From Hopkinton, through Natick, past the “Scream Zone” at Wellesley College, up the Newton hills, then finally, all the to downtown Boston on Boylston Street, every runner dreams of running the Boston Marathon.

Some lucky Hampton Roads Runners will embrace the challenge this weekend.  Some will run with friends, and others for great causes but, Kris Lawrence, from Virginia Beach, will line up with the Elite Women.  One of the Top female qualifiers, Kris took some time to share her story with us…”On The Run!”

Best of luck to you, Kris!  You can go to the Boston Marathon website, baa.org and search any of your friends running Monday.

You can also watch the event live online as well.  We’ll share results here on WAVY.com late Monday or Tuesday of some Hampton Roads Runners.  if you are one of them, “Go Get ‘em!”

Friday, I’ll share with you an inspirational story of a local runner, dealing with MS and his 2015 Boston Marathon journey.

Thanks for checking us out…”On The Run!” 

 

Please feel free to share your feedback!  We give “Shout-outs” to those who have previously:  Mike Kottmer from Virginia Beach-”Thanks, Big Mike!”  Plus, a Queen of Running Events in Hampton Roads, Ann Hupp from Mettle Events- A Super Thanks for sharing “On The Run” with others!  That’s how we grow.  As the season continues, we will have giveaways.  Runners always like Free Stuff!

We're On The Run!

We’re On The Run!

“On the Run” with Sportswrap Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding is exclusively on WAVY.com

 

 

 


Runners- Are You Ready for Boston Week? We are- “On The Run!”

April 15th, 2015 at 3:15 pm by under Uncategorized

On the Run with Sportswrap running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding

Boston M Finish Overhead Boston M Finish

Hey Runners-  Monday is the third Monday of April, always meaning it’s time for the Boston Marathon.

We have been doing a little homework and a little tease for you for the next few days.  check it out:

 

Check back Thursday for our first segment here on WAVY.com with Women’s Elite Marathoner, Hampton Roads’ Kris Lawrence.

It’s Thursday “On The Run” here on WAVY.com.  See you soon!

We're On The Run!

We’re On The Run!

On The Run with Sportswrap Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding.

 

 


Spring Break? No Need- We’re Always “On The Run!”

April 10th, 2015 at 10:32 am by under Sports

The Latest Running News, Notes and More from Sportswrap Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding

Time to Go On The Run Again!

Time to Go On The Run Again!

 

Hey Hampton Roads! Big weekend ahead? We’ve got some good races for you.

First, a big “Thanks” to all of you who share the blog report with your friends.

That’s how we grow.  Keep it coming.  Now, let’s go racing!

 

Saturday, the Big Blue 5K at ODU roars thru the streets of Norfolk. That race ends

on the 50 yard line at ODU’s Foreman field.

That’s just the tip of the Running Iceberg.  Mettle Events has the Dismal Swamp

Half Marathon weekendin Chesapeake.  This is always a great race and top runners

seem to shine here.

 

In Jamestown, the action is “Fast and Furious” with the Jamestown 4-H Discovery 10k.

That’s 6.2 miles if you don’t speak metric.  Plus, on the William and Mary Campus, there’s

Ali’s run 5k and Run/Walk.

 

Our Video Blog helps you catch up with the past week’s results as well.

We know you’re ready for it so, check out our Video report:

 

Next Week is BOSTON Week!  The third Monday in April means the Boston Marathon is front and center.

We’ll check in on some of you running it and who knows what other surprises we may have.

As the used to say: “stay tuned…”

Thanks for checking us out this week here on WAVY.com.  Please tell your Running friends.

We keep striding along  smoothly because of you!  I look for you…”On The Run!”

Everybody's On The Run!

Everybody’s On The Run!

On the Run with Sportswrap running Reporter, Jon Flex, Leiding on WAVY.com.


Runners in Hampton Roads, Get Ready for the Weekend…”On The Run!”

March 27th, 2015 at 11:26 am by under Sports

On the Run with Sportswrap Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding

Ready to Go "On The Run!"

Ready to Go “On The Run!”

Another Busy week of Running and Races in Hampton Roads

is coming quicker than you think.  Special Congrats to all of you

who ran last weekend.  Here’s our Video Report for this week:

 

 

Hope you have a great weekend!  Great Stories are coming soon on WAVY.com.

A reminder- If you have an idea for a great story or want to send me feedback, hit me up or leave feedback at the bottom of the page.

If you’re Racing this weekend, be “Fast and Furious!”  ‘Til Next time,  I’ll be looking for you…”On The Run”.

See You Soon..."On The Run!"

See You Soon…”On The Run!”

 

“On The Run” with Sportswrap Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding, here on WAVY.com.