Once in a while it is good to state your opinion. Most of
these stories have a form at the end to give me yours.
A one on one debate with USATF president Bill Roe
Although I was the first runner across the line at the 2006 US 10K trail championships, I was ineligible
for the prize money because I refused to join the USATF. (See story)
This debate, published in Running Times, came about because of the fiasco.
TCR: Triple Crown of Registration: Part I
Are we supporting our best? There is an alarming trend in races
that now fill (La Luz, IPR, PPA/M) to forget one of the aspects of putting
on a race that helped make them successful enough that they should fill in
the fist place putting on a competitive race! In 2000, the Triple Crown
of Running took things as far as holding a board vote to keep a potential winner
of their series (he was winning after the first two events) from even getting
to the start line of the final event.
TCR: Triple Crown of Registration: Part II
The challenge of Pikes Peak: to be competitive again. Two years later and the races are
still turning away top runners. As a result, I got a hollow victory in the 2002 Pikes
Peak Ascent since some of the runners who got turned away most likely would have kicked
my butt! However, this one has a happy ending!
TCR: Triple Crown of Registration: Part III
Let the competition begin! Touched on in part IIs addendum I wrote this story after the TCR made it public that
they were going to hold 40 spots for top runners in the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon. This was great news for sure!
To IPR or not to IPR?
I used to post a course description for the Imogene Pass Run. However
I removed it due to its lack of support of top athletes.
Should we enforce cut-offs?
A survey I ran after someone got mad at me for editing the results of the
Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon to not list times that did not make the
published cut-offs at the top and bottom. If you want to take the survey
before you read the results you can here,
although I am no longer updating the results I am adding comments.
A truthful look into my head after running just the Pikes Peak Ascent
in 1994 and a collection of responses that this article generated on the
subject. I debated whether to reopen this wound but this could make
for a good late night reading frenzy.
Being fair does not mean give it away
A letter about prize money distribution. I love to debate about this.
Keep us together and no skimming
A letter in response to the claim that all the same runners keep winning.