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Running Stories from 1995 to the Present

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ll of these stories, except the 1997 Hood to Coast Relay account, were originally published in the monthy New York Flyers Newsletter. The Hood to Coast account (which has contributions from each team member) was my very first effort at web-based reporting. It originally appeared on the New York Flyer's web site, as the first "Battle story" to appear. The 1997 Hot Chocolate 10 Miler account, and the two Arches runs also appeared on the Flyer's web site (as well as the Newsletter).

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Here are the running stories:
December 2003
April 2003
June 2002
September 2001
October 2000
August 2000
April 2000
August 2000
October 1999
October 1998
May 1998
December 1997
August 1997
August 1997
December 1995
A Profile of me from the New York Flyers monthly Newsletter
The 2003 Boston Marathon
The Third Annual Central Park Arches Run
The Philadelphia Half-Marathon: A Personal Journey
White Mountain Milers Half-Marathon
The First Central Park Arches Run   - also on my  Beyond Central Park running blog 
Reflections on Boston
Hood to Coast: Captain’s Log
Niagara Falls Marathon
Humboldt Redwood Marathon
Covered Bridges Half-Marathon
Hot Chocolate 10 Miler
Hood to Coast Relay   - also on my  Beyond Central Park running blog 
Hood to Coast Relay Picture Album
A Tale of 2 Marathons: Las Vegas and Chicago
And some other odds and ends:
Advice from Papa Bear:
- a monthly running advice column published in 2000

Beyond Central Park Running Blog

   
Beyond Central Park
Home Page
Papa Bear's Beyond Central Park An occasional blog on running "Outside the Box", getting closer to nature or going to great destinations
  Training Runs (Streets, Parks or Trails)  
June 2012
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Manhattan Parks 20 Miler Combining two other runs, this takes you up through the "Escarpment Parks" and south along the Hudson River
March 2012
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Running the
Palisades
Great running trails and park roads in a spectacular and beautiful place just a subway ride Away.
July 2011
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Carl Schurz Park to Wave Hill Can you run from Central Park to the Bronx and stay off the city streets? Almost! Find out how in this article.
April 2011
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Trail Running 101 Here's how to get started on the trails where to run and where to race. You'll be glad you did.
July 2010
Susan Snyder
Running in the Bronx Susan reveals some of the hidden gems in the Bronx for runs in places you wouldn't believe are part of New York City.
May 2010
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3 Bridges to Brunch The quintessential East River run over and back and over again to Brookly, finishing in that brunch Mecca, Williamsburg. You will love the run and you will love the food.
February 2010
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The West Side Run Arguably the "Most Beautiful Run in Manhattan" especially on a cold, clear, blue sky day in January where the views across the Hudson River can't be beat.
September 2000
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The Arches Run A run off the Park roads over and under the historic arches and bridges of Central Park
  Trails, Cross Country & Ultras  
April 2011
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Trail Running 101 Here's how to get started on the trails where to run and where to race. You'll be glad you did.
July 2010
Susan Snyder
Running in the Bronx Susan reveals some of the hidden gems in the Bronx for runs in places you wouldn't believe are part of New York City.
July 2010
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Racing in the Bronx There are lots of great little races in the Bronx: on the trails, on the cross country paths and on the roads, where you'll never feel crowded.
February 2010
Scott Martin
From Trails to Ultras Scott takes us on a personal journey where his discovering of the joys of trail running ultimately led him to the ultimate indurance test the Ultra.
  Races  
October 2012
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Paine to Pain Trail Half-Marathon A true trail race through some affluent suburbs of NYC, just a train ride away.
September 2012
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Pfalz Point Trail Challenge A non-technical but hilly trail race through a beautiful area in the Mohonk Preserve in New Paltz, NY.
May 2012
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Shires of Vermont Marathon A scenic marathon course through the towns, farms and forests of southern Vermont.
April 2012
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Verrazano Half Marathon A great course on the Brooklyn shoreline with a small town flavor.
April 2012
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Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run A classic 10 miler in Washington D.C. that I have always loved.
November 2011
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Framingham Turkey Classic 5K A Thanksgiving morning family-friendly 5K where it's always cold, always sunny and everyone always has a great time.
October 2011
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St. George Marathon Papa Bear recalls his last Boston qualifier 10 years ago and his "retirement" from marathons, followed by his "un-retiring" this year and his successful quest for a BQ at St. George.
April 2011
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Trail Running 101 Here's how to get started on the trails where to run and where to race. You'll be glad you did.
January 2011
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Cherry Tree 10 Miler Learn the ins and outs of this great little small town race held each February in Brooklyn's Prospect Park.
July 2010
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Racing in the Bronx There are lots of great little races in the Bronx: on the trails, on the cross country paths and on the roads, where you'll never feel crowded.
March 2010
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Remembrances of Bostons Past Let Papa Bear take you back on a personal journey through the history of the Boston Marathon from the earliest days to the present.
August 1997
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Hood to Coast Relay The original account of the New York Flyers at the 1997 Hood to Coast Relay.
July 1992
The Tortoise
Grandma's Marathon The re-enactment of the eternal struggle between the Tortoise and the Hare.
  Destination Runs & Races / Sightseeing  
October 2011
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St. George Marathon Papa Bear recalls his last Boston qualifier 10 years ago and his "retirement" from marathons, followed by his "un-retiring" this year and his successful quest for a BQ at St. George.
October 2011
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Beautiful Parks in the U.S. Southwest An account of visits before and after the marathon to Snow Canyon State Park, Zion National Park, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon each different, but each breathtakingly beautiful.
September 2010
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The City & the Park Papa Bear takes us on an in-depth exploration Within Central Park, and finds artifacts from nearly 200 years of history.
September 2010
Susan Snyder
The Moab Desert Susan takes us on a trip through Utah's Moab Desert as exotic and beautiful a running venue as you've ever seen.
August 1997
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Hood to Coast Relay The original account of the New York Flyers at the 1997 Hood to Coast Relay.
July 1992
The Tortoise
Grandma's Marathon The re-enactment of the eternal struggle between the Tortoise and the Hare.
  Other  
May - November 2012
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Summer & Fall 2012 A Mini Blog on an off-season of running and training, a time to relax and enjoy things — both running and everything else — a bit more
January - May 2012
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Running to the Shires A Mini Blog featuring a week by week account of Papa Bear's training for the "Shires of Vermont Marathon".
March 2010
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Remembrances of Bostons Past Let Papa Bear take you back on a personal journey through the history of the Boston Marathon from the earliest days to the present.
February 2010
Susan Snyder
Showshoe Racing Interested in showshoeing but don't know where to start? Susan takes us up to Berkshire County in northwestern Massachusetts and tells us everything we'll need to know to get started in this great winter sport.
September 2000
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The Arches Run A run off the Park roads over and under the historic arches and bridges of Central Park
August 1997
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Hood to Coast Relay The original account of the New York Flyers at the 1997 Hood to Coast Relay.



 
 
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