Month: December 2021

How a teenage runner in NC got hooked on 100 mile races

When Owen Thornton runs, he looks and acts a bit like a kid on a playground.

Not really a kid anymore but not yet quite a man either, the soon-to-be-18-year-old Ardrey Kell High School senior runs with a smile that seems to be glued to his face — even when he’s scurrying up the side of Crowders Mountain, along a trail so steep that it makes hikers pitch their upper bodies forward to counterbalance their weight.

As he runs and smiles, he sees a big rock jutting out of the earth, and he can’t help but run over to it,

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Has Mountain Biking Ruined Hiking for Me?

Photo: Matt Miller

It was on our way back to the truck, the second time hovering over a knife’s edge of rock, where the compressed tectonic came to a dramatic finale, that I realized my adrenaline was depleted. I really don’t like heights or the vulnerability that comes with a long fall below. Part of this route was shoddily planned by myself, but oddly, the back route hike up to Grays Peak had little information compared to almost any other trail in Colorado. It was July 4, and we wanted to do something other than mountain bike and try a

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College basketball rankings: Walker Kessler steps up with triple-double as Auburn hands LSU its first loss


Way back in July, well before this season started, I identified Auburn’s Walker Kessler as the transfer likely to make the biggest impact at his new school. Turns out, I was wrong — if only because the transfer making the biggest impact at his new school is Kentucky’s Oscar Tshiebwe. But, either way, Kessler showed Wednesday that he can be a real difference-maker on both ends of the court by finishing with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 11 blocks in Auburn’s 70-55 win over LSU.

Yes, 11 blocks.

The 7-foot-1 center, who started his college career at North Carolina,

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NFL wanted to cancel Week 15 postponed games; NFLPA’s pushback resulted in players getting paid

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Had it not been for the NFLPA’s executive committee, three of the NFL’s Week 15 games would have been canceled instead of postponed. The cancellation of those games would have resulted in more than 18% of the league’s players not getting paid that week, according to Browns center and NFLPA president JC Tretter. 

The Browns were one of six teams in jeopardy of having their Week 15 game canceled due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases. The Browns-Raiders game was pushed back to Monday evening, while the Rams-Seahawks and Football Team-Eagles games were moved to Tuesday. 

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Ryquell Armstead back on Jaguars active roster after COVID-19 battle, year away from football

Ryquell Armstead returned to the Jacksonville Jaguars this week when general manager Trent Baalke signed the 25-year-old back Wednesday off the Green Bay Packers practice squad.

Armstead will be on Jacksonville’s active roster for the final three games of the season. That was once a given for the former fifth-round pick. But then in the summer of 2020, Armstead landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list and struggled to return to the field — and to full health.

The back, who tallied 252 yards from scrimmage on 49 touches in his rookie campaign in 2019, was looking at a healthy role in

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10 fastest UK parkrun times on 25th December (2021)

Philippa Stone and Finn McNally ran the fastest parkrun times in the UK this week (25th December).

Our weekly parkrun top ten is sponsored by 1001 Running Tips by our editor Robbie Britton. Order your copy today.

It’s Christmas Day, but parkrun is part of the festive tradition for many, and it’s part of my day writing about the fastest times, after dinner of course. Firstly though, a big shout out to all the volunteers who made Christmas Day parkrun possible this weekend and the RDs who then uploaded all the results for us. Thanks!

The fastest lady of the

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New biking map of Athens eases the ride around town

It was created by UGA’s Community Mapping Lab and BikeAthens

Athens residents looking for a new way to pedal around the city will soon have a new way to plan their trip. An online mapping application created by UGA’s Community Mapping Lab will provide a fresh look at the most bike-friendly streets to get around the city. Created through a collaboration with local nonprofit BikeAthens, the map highlights the strengths of local biking infrastructure, such as multi-use paths and dedicated bike lanes. But it also shows that much work still remains to be done.

The idea for this map

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Fantasy Football Week 16 Start ‘Em & Sit ‘Em: Ronald Jones runs into opportunity as Bucs try to bounce back

I wish I could tell you that Week 16 was going to be about the best players deciding most Fantasy playoff matchups. But due to COVID-19 and several players being out, that’s not likely the case.

Some of the players placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list this week include Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill, Austin Ekeler, Brandin Cooks, Jared Goff, Cole Beasley and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. We also have several players still on the list from last week as of Wednesday afternoon, including Tyler Lockett, Kareem Hunt, Jarvis Landry, Tyler Higbee, Allen Robinson, Kadarius Toney, Baker Mayfield and Taylor Heinicke.

We’ll see if

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Treadmill vs running outdoors: Know the pros and cons of both and pick what’s best for your body

Treadmill vs running outdoors: Know the pros and cons of both&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspiStock Images

Key Highlights

  • What’s better – a treadmill or running outdoors?
  • While treadmill might be a convenient choice, running outdoors has its own set of benefits
  • Read on to know about the pros and cons of running outdoors and using a treadmill

New Delhi: How often have you come across the long-running debate on a treadmill vs running outdoor? It has caused quite a buzz among fitness enthusiasts which has given way to confusion among the rest. When choosing

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Richmond couple calls for change after son biking to school gets hit by car

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Meghan Noggle used to joke with her son to remind him to be cautious on his bike ride to school.

“He walks out the door and I tell him, ‘Drew, be careful. All the cars are trying to run you over,’” she said.

It was a somewhat lighthearted reminder of the dangers that await bicyclists and pedestrians on the roadways, until it wasn’t.

“It used to be funny,” Meghan Noggle said. “It doesn’t feel funny anymore.”

Meghan and Brendan Noggle’s children ride

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