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Setting the Course: How CRC's Andy Harris Plans for Race Day

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Setting the Course: How CRC's Andy Harris Plans for Race Day

This is the second installment in a two-part series on the Columbus Running Company’s race timing and event management division. The first post can be found here. * * * For race directors like Andy Harris, creating a race concept can be an exciting challenge. Transforming that concept into a fun, safe, and well-received event, however, is a completely different ordeal. One of the first things a runner or walker wants to know when they hear about a new race is where the event will be held. And while there are a lot of great places to run in central...

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New Shoe Review: Vengeful from Adidas

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New Shoe Review: Vengeful from Adidas

The Vengeful is a new shoe from Adidas and one of the newest shoes on the shelf at your local CRC. This lightweight stability model offers support for your stride without feeling bulky, and it can handle all of the mileage you've got planned in your training log. The Details Adidas capitalizes on their premium Boost technology to provide you with a bouncy step that will continue to cushion you through the lifespan of the shoe. The outsole of the Vengeful is made with Adiwear rubber instead of the Continental tire tread found in other Adidas models. This rubber is a...

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From Start to Finish Line: How Andy Harris Creates a CRC Race

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From Start to Finish Line: How Andy Harris Creates a CRC Race

Road races are fun, but it takes more than a properly measured course, a few water stations, and a handful of volunteers to provide a fun, seamless, and high-quality experience that runners and walkers will continue to look forward to year after year. Luckily, the Columbus Running Company has race director Andy Harris on staff. Since 2012, Andy has been leading the CRC’s race timing and event management division. If you’ve run our Mile Dash, Choo Choo 9 Miler & 5K, Big Bad Wolfe Run, or recent editions of the Columbus 10K, you might have spotted Andy at the start/finish line or somewhere...

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New Shoe Review: Wave Horizon from Mizuno

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New Shoe Review: Wave Horizon from Mizuno

Come closer...closer...gaze into the crystal ball. I can see a new shoe for you on the horizon. Which shoe? Why, it's the aptly named Mizuno Wave Horizon! If you've worn Mizuno's Wave Inspire and would like even more cushioning for longer runs, then the Wave Horizon will be a welcome addition to your shoe rotation. The Details The Horizon features some new technology from Mizuno. Starting from the base and working our way up, the Horizon has a new fan-shaped wave of plastic in the heel. This configuration of plastic allows for a lightweight and firm feeling support system, which is perfect...

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New Shoe Review: Ultra Boost from Adidas

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New Shoe Review: Ultra Boost from Adidas

Dude. Have you even tried the Boost? If so, you know what I’m talking about. If not…wow, you’re in for a world of surprise. CRC continues to carry the max cushion, max comfort option from Adidas that not only performs well during training, but is incredibly stylish as well. The Details Like past Ultra Boost models, the 3.0 makes use of a full Boost midsole. This “Boost” material is actually plastic pellets that are heated up and fused together. The idea is that since plastic is more durable than regular foam, you’ll get a better cushioned ride throughout the lifespan...

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