Winter Series 2018-2019

by Christine BishopThe Winter Series races are a gift from the Club to its members as they are free and fun to run. The first part of the article highlights the Winter Warriors who ran all five events! The second part of the article deals with the top win…
https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2019/march/winter-series-2018-2019

Boston Marathon 2019 Questions & Answers

by Tom O'Grady (Interviewed by Chris Bishop)Tom describes his experience at Boston 2019 through answering questions. His responses will entertain and enlighten you. It is amusing that he had no idea he had come in first in the area until his friends told …
https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2019/may/boston-marathon-2019-questions-answers

On the Precipice of History: Seemingly Impossible Running Records Fall

by Thomas O'GradyOn May 6, 1954, Roger Bannister became the first human to run a mile in under 4 minutes. Since then, it has been achieved 6300 times (5100 outdoor and 1200 indoor.) Read about the other barriers of what was once deemed physically impossib…
https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2019/august/precipice-history-seemingly-impossible-running-records-fall

Winter Series Here – Updated WS1 Results

by Marcia AdamsThis year the Winter Series (WS), which is FREE to members and basically the only consistent show in town for months for runners, is adding to WS#5, February 2, a tribute to the winners of the HMRRC Grand Prix. The always popular Hangover …
https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2019/december/hmrrc-winter-series-finally-here

So, the World is Ending: What does that mean about my races and running?

by Thomas O’Grady“The disruption caused by the Coronavirus in 2020 is already unprecedented.” For runners, races were canceled or rescheduled, decisions had to be made about what to do. In the beginning social distancing was not working … F…
https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2020/april/so-world-ending-what-does-mean-about-my-races-and-running

An Evaluation of the Decision by World Athletics on Whether or Not to Ban the Nike Vapor Fly Racing Shoe in 2020

by Thomas O'Grady and Daniel GraceyThis article was recently published in the Entertainment and Sports Law Journal by our own runners and writers, Tom O'Grady and Daniel Gracey, past co-editor of The Pace Setter. It is an evaluation of the decision by Wor…
https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2020/april/evaluation-decision-world-athletics-whether-or-not-ban-nike-vapor-fly-racing-shoe-2020

Book Review: Neal Bascomb's The Perfect Mile

reviewed by Tom O'GradyOn May 6, 1954, Roger Bannister toed the line at the Iffley Road Track at Oxford University to run a mile. Bannister completed that mile in a time of 3:59.4, making him the first person to run under four minutes in the mile. …
https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2020/may/book-review-neal-bascombs-perfect-mile

Athlete Profile: Dallas DeVries

by Thomas O'GradyDallas is an athlete and computer specialist. Since the pandemic when he could not race, he has become one of the leading proponents of heatmapping and has documented broad swaths of the Capital District. Heatmapping uses GPS information …
https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2020/september/athlete-profile-dallas-devries

Safe Pedestrian Ways in the Capital Region: You Can Help

by Thomas O'GradyAs runners we all know dealing with traffic can be dangerous and that we must always be on the alert. You probably have traffic nightmare stories that you could share. Mayor Kathy Sheehan and others are trying to ameliorate the problem an…
https://www.hmrrc.com/members/pacesetter/2020/november/safe-pedestrian-ways-capital-region-you-can-help

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