Double Indoor National Champ Castro Wins at Foot Locker South Nov 28, 2012

Amazing 9 year old and double indoor AAU National Champion Noah Castro of Hurricane, West Virginia easily won the Foot Locker South Region 3000m boys 10 and under race  with a blazing fast time of 10:59 for a 5:54 mile pace. The future of West Virginia and U.S. distance running is looking very good. Watch out world, here comes Noah! No ark needed this time.  

Derby City AC National Runner-Ups at AAU Dec 4, 2012

For the third consecutive year the Derby City Athletic Club with runners from all over the state of Kentucky was the AAU Cross Country National Runner-up team, narrowly missing out on the championship to the California Comets 117-113.  Having been National Champions in 2009 and Runners-up in 2010 and 2011, the team from Derby City came to Rock Hill for the AAU Cross Country Championship with one goal in mind, an overall team national championship. 

Castro Places 9th at AAU National XC Championship Dec 1, 2012

Noah Castro (L) and new 3000 meter CC American Record holder Andrew Avilla from New Hampshire Noah Castro, a fourth grader at Winfield Elementary School, placed ninth in the bantam boys division at the AAU National Cross Country Championships at Winthrop University / Rock Hill, SC. Castro covered the 3K course in a personal best time of 10:48.64 while the champion, Andrew Avila, set a new national record in 10:15.

Brafford Wins AAU XC National Championship Dec 1, 2012

Matthew Brafford, a junior at George Washington High School, just won the young men's high school division at the AAU National Cross Country Championships at Winthrop University / Rock Hill, SC.

Column: A Love Letter to Running Nov 30, 2012

“I don’t think about the miles that are coming down the road, I don’t think about the mile I’m on right now, I don’t think about the miles I’ve already covered. ... (via Going the Distance)

How many schools are in your state meet? Nov 17, 2012

Have you ever wondered how the size of your state meet stacks up against the size of the state meets in other states? Here's a quick answer to that question for the 2012 cross country season. (via MileSplit)

Shrine Bowl Run route information Nov 30, 2012

The Shrine Bowl Run coaching staff released an updated route for the Dec. 15 Shrine Bowl Run that runs from Greenville to Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg, a 33-mile course.