Monthly Archives: July 2015


Running Route Review: The Rockcastle River Narrows East Loop

Back in May I got my butt kicked by the Yamacraw trail ultra-marathon in the Big South Fork. It was the first race in my seven years of running that I DNF’d (‘did not finish’ in running speak). Granted, it was, five times over, the longest race that I had […]

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Where to Run – Shillito Park

Shillito Park is located on Reynolds Road between Nicholasville Road and Clays Mill. The loop around the park is 2.37 miles. The route is good both for scenery and watching sports. The trail winds through tennis courts, baseball fields, basketball courts, and sometimes kids playing soccer. There are many different […]

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Train with JRWS and the PTA 5K Training Group

Looking to run your first 5K or maybe make a return to running? The PTA5K may be for you. On Sunday, October 18, the 16th District PTA will hold the 5th Annual PTA5K. The race begins and ends at Embassy Suites and is ran on the Legacy Trail. The course […]

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Run with a 5K Training Group

Last week, Mike Acord of John’s Run/Walk Shop presented at the Beaumont Branch of the Lexington Public Library. In a little over an hour, he walked participants through the ins and outs of starting to run. Mike taught the group about the importance of wearing the correct shoes and socks […]

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Saturday Running Groups

We are quickly approaching the time to start training for fall races. Some runners enjoy solo running, but running groups can be beneficial to lots of us. Meeting with a regular group of people provides encouragement, support, and accountability. Finding someone with similar goals and motivations can make a running […]

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