“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!
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.
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Maybe, I’ll catch you soon… “On The Run!”
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The Latest Running News and Notes in Hampton Roads, with Sportswrap On Line Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding
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!”
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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!”
The Latest Running News, Notes and Stories from Sportswrap Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding
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!”
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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!”
The Latest Running News and Notes from Sportswrap Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding
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!
“On the Run” with Sportswrap Running Reporter, Jon “Flex” Leiding is exclusively on WAVY.com