Category Archives: Newmarket

Lamprey Healthcare 5K

The Lamprey Healthcare 5K in Newmarket, NH is generally flat, with a couple of gentle inclines. Noteworthy amenities include a tech shirt and a finisher’s medal.

Come! Run with me now…



(I took this photo, and the others below, while running.)










That was just a few snapshots, to give a you a taste. Now, come experience the entire race!

There are two ways to do this:

1) you can peruse a photo gallery on Facebook (tagging yourself and your friends)…

or…

2) you can immerse yourself in a full-screen HD video!

Photo Gallery on Facebook

You can view the entire race in a photo gallery on Facebook. (To tag yourself or your friends in these photos, first press “LIKE” on the the Run with Ken Facebook page. Then, as a fan of “Run with Ken,” you can tag yourself or your friends in these photos!)

Click on the image below to see the photo gallery:

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HD video

Want to experience this race at its best, in full-screen high-def?

Go ahead!

Click Here to see the HD video!

Were you at this race–and if so, what did you like best about it? What could be improved?

(If you weren’t there, I hope these photos and HD video gave you a taste of the race…and I hope I’ll see you at a race next week.)

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Great Bay Half Marathon

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The Great Bay Half marathon is a big race (part of the Locorunning “Will Run for Beer” seeies), with runners flowing over the rolling hills of seacoast New Hampshire. Musicians and dancers along the way provide entertainment, and everyone has a great time.

I’ve got an injury, so I can’t run today…but I’ll bike the course, and you can run along with me!


They call themselves Nice & Naughty. (Hmmm… Which one’s naughty?)





All right! Let’s get to the good stuff–an HD video that puts you right in the middle of this race. Go ahead! Click the ‘Play’ button below. (And be sure to view the video in Full-Screen, so you’ll see the photos in panoramic, high-resolution.)

Were you at this race–and if so, what did you like best about it? What could be improved?

(If you weren’t there, I hope these photos and HD video gave you a taste of the race…and I hope I’ll see you at a race next week.)

Join the conversation! Please comment below:

Smuttynose 5K

Race #7 in the Locorunning “Will Run For Beer” Series)

Smuttynose is the final race in the “Will Run for Beer” race series. All are fun events, and this was no exception.

I ran with a camera, and took pictures as I ran. (Yes, I took photos as I ran. I didn’t stop or slow down. After all, I was in a race!) If you click on the “Play” button in the center of the photo below, you can view my slideshow, and get a first-person experience of theview my slideshow, and get a first-person experience of the 2009 Smuttynose 5K in Newmarket, NH.

Great Bay Half Marathon

(c) 2010 by Ken Skier.   All rights reserved.  
 

Early in February I suffered a back injury.   For more than a month, I could only take a step or two–then had to stop because of the pain.   It took a lo-o-ng time to hobble to the kitchen, or the bathroom.   I saw my phystical therapist two or three times a week…but other than that, I never set foot outside.
 
Three weeks ago I was finally able to walk…so I put on my running shoes and went outside.   Could I run?   I didn’t even try.   My physical therapist was very clear about that.   No running!   But he said an easy jog would be okay.
 
I managed a third of a mile.
 
(I know.   That’s not very far.   But for me it was fantastic!)
 
Over the last three weeks I built up my distance to six miles.   So today is a big test for me.   If I can run 13.1 miles and feel okay afterwards, then I will enter the Boston Marathon.   (I have a number for Boston…but Marathon Monday is just two weeks away. )   It’s a dumb, dumb idea…but I have the number.   Is it possible?
 
I’ll find out today.   If I can’t finish this Half, or if I’m limping afterwards, then Boston is out of the question.   But maybe I can reach the finish line…
 
So my goal today is not a particular time. I just want to finish, without limping.   I’m carrying a small camera, so you can join me as I try to run the 2009 Great Bay Half Marathon. 



Two or three minutes into the race...

(I took this photo, and the others below, while running.)  



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All right!   Let’s get to the good stuff–an HD video that gives you a first-person experience of running this race.   Go ahead!   Click the ‘Play’ button below…
 

 

Were you at this race–and if so, what did you like best about it?   What could be improved?
 

(If you weren’t there, I hope these photos and HD video gave you a taste of the race…and I hope I’ll see you at a race next week.)

 

Join the conversation!   Please comment below: