World Champion runner forced to withdraw from Cowtown’s Ultra Marathon

first_imgBailey Kirby Facebook Friday on the Green provides music and fun for all ages ReddIt Near Southside strives to be economic powerhouse of Fort Worth Bailey Kirby City celebrates the grand opening of Zbonz Dog Park print two-time gold medal winner, Camille Herron, prepared to start the Cowtown Ultra Marathon Sunday, she knew something wasn’t right.The Ultra Marathon consists of 50 kilometers, 31.6 miles. The race is 5.4 miles more than a regular marathon.The Cowtown added the Ultra Marathon in 2008 as a 30-year anniversary celebration. Though it was only supposed to last one year, the popularity generated by the event made it a permanent race.“The Ultra Marathon is actually one of our fastest growing events, even though it is our smallest event by percentages,” said Cowtown executive director Heidi Swartz.In 2015, Herron was the World Champion for the 50K and 100K. She planned to run in the Cowtown Ultra Marathon in hopes of beating Janis Klecker’s 1983 American record for the 50K.This was Herron’s first time participating in the Ultra Marathon. Though Herron planned on making her debut in the Ultra last year, the race was cancelled due to snow and ice.“We will see if there will be a record or not,” said Swartz. “Camille Herron from Oklahoma is trying to set the national record for the Ultra Marathon.”The route of the Cowtown Ultra Marathon is unique because it allows participants to run on the same route as marathoners, rather than on a trail.“The runners run with the marathoners all the way up to mile 25 and then they break off and do about 5 miles on their own and then reconnect with the marathoners to finish the race,” said Swartz. “Most ultras aren’t done that way.”After a three-month race hiatus, Herron kicked off 2016 at the Cowtown 50K.It was at the 10-mile mark that Herron was forced to withdraw. She said it was due to exhaustion and a lack of training.“I won the 50K World Championship back in December and I took a break after that,” said Herron. “I probably made the mistake of not racing the past three months so I maybe came into today feeling a bit rusty and just felt flat.”She said she saw her husband at 10 miles and, in that moment, knew she would not be completing the race.“This race felt different as I had a sense of overwhelming fatigue and lethargy from the get-go and lack of gusto in my whole body,” said Herron.Herron will make her trail debut in April and hopes to qualify for the Western States in June, the largest 100-mile run in the United States.“Running to perform isn’t just about putting in the training, but also, how everything else around you impacts your well-being,” Herron writes on her website. Residents of Bluebonnet Place want to solve Bluebonnet Circle traffic issues Bailey Kirby Linkedin Bailey Kirby Bailey Kirby Previous articleSGA asks students what changes they want on campusNext articleTCU mercy rules UT-Rio Grande Valley in 13-0 shutout Bailey Kirby RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Twitter Facebook Twitter ReddIt Linkedin Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Water tankers deployed in County

first_imgNewsLocal NewsWater tankers deployed in CountyBy admin – December 29, 2009 750 Linkedin Twitter WhatsApp WATER supply has been badly affected by weather conditions in Co Limerick. Limerick County Council has deployed water tankers across West Limerick to deal with the problem.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Council says the crisis has been caused by low water levels in the reservoir near Abbeyfeale including burst pipes and a greater demand because of the freezing weather.The tankers are being placed in Abbeyfeale, Athea, Mountcollins and Tournafulla during daylight hours.The Council is asking the public to conserve water and not to leave taps running in their homes. Printcenter_img Previous articleRoads remain hazardousNext articleMan injured in fire admin Facebook Email Advertisementlast_img read more

ICC World Cup Rain factor in New Zealand semi-final makes Virat Kohli’s India favorites to enter World Cup final – This is how

first_imgIndia vs New Zealand league game was abandoned due to rain.New Zealand has lost three games heading into the semi-final.India has a 3-4 head-to-head record against New Zealand in World Cups. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img New Delhi: The knock-out stages of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 are finally here with India taking on New Zealand in the first match at Old Trafford while Australia takes on England in Edgbaston. India has been in magnificent form, losing just one game and performing clinically with both bat and ball. New Zealand, on the other hand, has lost three consecutive games and had to rely on a certain winning and losing margin against England and for the clash between Pakistan and Bangladesh. If Sachin Tendulkar’s tweet is anything to go by, New Zealand simply has no chance to knock the Indian juggernaut out.However, Indian cricket fans can start booking their ticket to Lord’s. The reason being the weather in Old Trafford. Rain, which ruined the start of the tournament, is set to make a comeback in the knock-out stages especially in the game between India and New Zealand. The weather forecast for Manchester is not too promising with rain expected for a couple of hours on July 9. However, according to the ICC playing regulations for the knock-outs, there is a reserve day for the semi-final and the final.The weather on July 9 is expected to feature a couple of showers throughout the course of the match. If the match gets washed off on July 9, then it will be played on July 10 but the weather is worse on that day as well with 70 per cent chances of rain. If the semi-final gets washed out on both the days, then India will enter the final as they finished on top of the group table.One hopes that the semi-final contest is played without any interference of rain and that both teams slug it out on the field.The final has a reserve day. In case it gets washed out and conditions are such that even a super over is not possible, then the trophy will be shared.  India will be determined to continue their winning run but for many Indian cricket team fans, they will be looking for a rain dance if the team has to reach the finals.last_img read more