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58 - CAPE GAZETrE, Friday, January 17 - January 23, 1997 The ten best reasons From The Cape Gazette's Traveler Series* why you should run We could think of hundreds of reasons to jog or run, and we all have probably heard advice from someone regarding the benefits of a jogging program of some sort. Recently I have been on the In- ternet searching for ideas from other running clubs across the na- tion, when I came across the "Ten Best Reasons Why You Should Run." I thought it may be of some interest to other runners or non- runners thinking of running. 1. "Running is the most effi- cient path to cardiovascular fit- ness". Thirty minutes a day, four days a week will yield an excel-" lent level of fitness in the shortest possible period of time. 2. "Running is the most accessi- ble of aerobic sports." No matter where you live or travel, an excel- lent area for running is almost al- ways close by. You don't need to find a health club or worry about bringing along bulky equipment. 3. "Running is inexpensive and simple to learn." You need good shoes, decent clothing and not much less to participate. Every- one knows how to run, and infor- mation on training is widely avail- able. 4. "Running is the best method of stress reduction on the market." Thirty minutes of running will work wonders in dissolving stress accumulated on the job". 5. "Running is an excellent component of any weight control program." Few activities can burn calories more quickly. 6. "Running is a flexible method of training." You can run at your own pace, with or without company, at whatever time of the day suits you. 7. "Running makes you feel good." Your fitness, self-esteem and confidence all will increase with a regular running program. 8. "The sport offers a unique opportunity for recreational run- ners to mix with world-class ath- letes." You can't play in the Su- per Bowl or the NBA play-offs, but on almost every weekend, run- ners compete in the same events with the fastest human beings ever to inhabit the planet. There are al- so low-key social events that em- phasize fun and friendship. 9. "Running is for families and individuals of all ages." There are running programs for kids, "mas- ters" programs for those over 40 and events for families. 10. "You'll be in good compa- ny." Millions of people, including three of the last four presidents of the United States, already run for health, fun, fitness, and competi- tion. You will find running clubs in almost every community in the country. *This was reprinted by permis- sion of the Road Runners Club of America, which is publishing a booklet this spring on the basics of running. To order this booklet RUNNING Tim Bamforth or get a list of the club's other publications, contact the RRCA at 1150 S. Washington St., Suite 250, Alexandria, VA 22314 or call (703) 836-0558. CAPE INDOOR TRACK & FIELD The Cape boys two-mile relay team finished fourth at last week's Salisbury Indoor Track & Field Invitational in a time of 9:44 to highlight the boys' competition for the Vikings. Chris Guerin led off with a good time of 2:15, while Brian Kniepp turned in a time of 2:31. First year runner Jamie Pratt ran 2:39, while Don Becker turned in a time of 2:59. On the girls' side of the action, freshman Lindsey Barkauskie fin- ished second in her first high school high jump competition with a good leap of 4'10". Barkauskie, who has been hur- dling for the Vikings, looks to be a natural at the new event where she will see plenty of action. Cape has had a host of excellent high jumpers over the years with sever- al grabbing Conference and State honors. Cape graduates Troy Metz, Amy Purcell, Princess Sav- age, and Maggie Widdows, just to name a few, all excelled above the five foot barrier in this technique event under technician George Pepper. The Vikings make the trip north to travel to Tower Hill on Satur- day, January 25 for a look at the statewide competition. SPLITS...Last week in the Son- ja Friend-Uhl brief, I noted that the former Cape star was now run- ning for "Asics," however some- where along the proofing line be- hind the Cape Gazette doors the letter "B" was incorrectly added making Sonja's new team "Ba- sics." My apologies go out to Sonja and I hope she realizes that Tim Bamforth does know the dif- ference between Asics and Basics. Unfortunately, mistakes happen... The numbers have been up for the winter months of December and January at the Grove walking and jogging club ofRehoboth. Presi- dent Bob Porter has been attract- ing over twenty participants every Continued on page 59 Finishing The Cape Cod Marathon With The CalVe Gazette Subscriber Brent Ayer enjoys the Cape Gazette at the finish of the Cape Cod Marathon in Falmouth, Mass, in the fall of 1995. 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