Monday, May 6, 2013
See how local runners in the greater Media area did on Sunday's Broad Street Run in Philadelphia.
On Sunday morning, more than 40,000 runners near and far participated in the 34rd Annual Broad Street Run in Philadelphia. Ayele Feisha, formerly of Ethiopia now from New York, finished in 47:03 and the top female runner was Askale Merachi, who lives in Ethiopia, and finished in 53:46, according to Philly.com. Find out the results of local Media runners below. Check out 2012's Broad Street Run local results here. Did you beat your time?
Saturday, May 4, 2013
See how local students fared in the Penn Relays.
Runners from area schools, including Penncrest High School, competed in the prestigious Penn Relays last weekend. See how they did. High School Boys' 4x400 Central High School Boys' 4x800 Small Schools High School Boys' 4x100 Small Schools (Heats) High School Girls' 4x400 Central High School Girls' 4x100 Small Schools (Heats) High School Girls' 4x400 Philadelphia Area High School Boys' Javelin Throw Championship PIAA 9th Grade Girls 4x100 PIAA 9th Grade Boys 4x100
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Philadelphia's runners are showing support for Boston with their socks during the Broad Street Run.
Participants in the Broad Street Run are planning to show their support for the city of Boston. From the City of Brotherly Love, one popular way to show the love is apparently through one's socks. According to a recent Philly Mag blogger, and a Facebook group that has more than 1,000 members, many area sporting good stores are stocking up on red socks. Those participating in the Broad Street Run, slated for Sunday, May 5, are planning to wear red running socks to show the love for Boston. Get it? Red ... Sox ... Runner and Action News meteorologist Cecily Tynan told her Twitter followers this weekend, "Tried out my red compression socks in a tempo run 2day. Test everything out b4 race day!" If you're wondering where she got her pair, she …
Runners are being encouraged to bring as little as possible with them this year.
Following the backpack bombings at the Boston Marathon two weeks ago, runners in this year's Broad Street Run in Philadelphia won't be able to tote their gear in a backpack, race organizers announced in a mass email to participants Monday. Taking a page from the Transportation Safety Administration's playbook, race organizers are mandating runners use clear plastic drawstring bags, which will be handed out at the expo Friday and Saturday, to stow their gear this year. “You are strongly encouraged to bring as little as possible with you to the start of the race,” race organizers said in the email to runners. “All items brought into the start area are subject to search and/or confiscation.” Race organizers only indicated backpacks would be …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Jason Collins is the first active player in a major U.S. sport to announce he is gay.
Many NBA players, including several with Philadelphia-area ties, reacted supportively after fellow player Jason Collins announced Monday in an interview with Sports Illustrated that he is gay. Collins, who is the first athlete in a major American sport to come out of the closet during his playing career, got an early supporter in NBA star, and Lower Merion High School grad, Kobe Bryant. At 11:01 a.m., little more than an hour after the revelation, Bryant tweeted this to his two-million plus followers: Proud of @jasoncollins34. Don't suffocate who u r because of the ignorance of others #courage #support #mambaarmystandup #BYOU The message has since been retweeted more than 31,000 times. Also supporting Collins was the Philadelphia 76ers' …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Security is ramped up this year, including a prohibition on backpacks.
The 119th Penn Relays carnival, featuring track and field teams from Penncrest and many other high schools around the Philadelphia area, takes place this week from Thursday through Saturday. See below for links to full event schedules for local teams: You can find event schedules for other teams on the Penn Relays website. Visitors should know that at this year's Penn Relays, in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, organizers have tightened security and will not allow backpacks or other large bags inside Franklin Field. Read the full security update. What do you think of the no-bags rule? Please tell us in the comments section below.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Which of these area runs will fit your aptitude and schedule?
May is a busy month for runners in the Philadelphia area, highlighted by the 10-mile Broad Street Run at 8:30 a.m. May 5. Read on for some of the other races scheduled for May, and post in the comments about any we've missed. (And check out April's race schedule, too, before its final weekend.) 21st Annual University City 5K Run Black Sheep Run 2013 Colby Umbrell Memorial Walk & 5K Broad Street ReRun 5-Mile Run 4th Annual Danny Mac 5K Run/1-Mile Walk CURE FA 5K Race for Christina 5K For Mother's Day (female runners only) 5th Annual Mayfair Fallen Heroes 5K Run Honoring Officer Chuck Cassidy Doylestown 5K Teal Ribbon 5K
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Signed sports memorabilia from Carl’s Cards, $100 from Wayne Sporting Goods and Grand Slam batting cage time go to the winner.
Congratulations to Kelly Hutchinson, of Wayne, chosen by Patch’s users as the Greatest Baseball Fan 2013. The race was tight and Little League pictures were popular among our users. "The photo was taken at Lower Perkiomen Little League field on July 9 last summer at the District 27 Championships Devon Strafford vs. Upper Providence," Hutchinson told TE Patch. In it, her son Eric is celebrating a big win after a game in which he hit a home run. He's being lifted by players from the previous year's DSLL team, which also won the district championship. Eric roots for the Phillies, and his favorite players are Chase Utley and Cutter Dykstra, son of former Phillie Lenny Dykstra. Read more on TE Patch. Hutchinson was presented Monday with the …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Merion Golf Club will host the U.S. Open from June 13 to 16.
When the Masters Tournament concluded Sunday, golf fans worldwide turned their attention to the next major championship: the U.S. Open, coming in less than two months. This year, the world's elite golfers—including No. 1-ranked Tiger Woods and newly crowned Masters champion Adam Scott—will spend their Father's Day weekend here in the Philadelphia area. Merion Golf Club is hosting the U.S. Open. Here's what you need to know: Merion is situated along Ardmore Avenue roughly where Lower Merion's Ardmore section meets Haverford Township, about a mile southwest of Lancaster Avenue. The four rounds of play are scheduled for Thursday, June 13, through Sunday, June 16, but road closures will start as early as Monday during practice rounds and the …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
We've narrowed it down to the finalists. Now cast your vote for the best.
Baseball season is in full swing. The teams are competing, and so are Patch's baseball fans. We’ve narrowed the list down to the greatest fan in each our Patch towns, and now it’s time to see who is the greatest among them. The winner will get a prize package valued at $250, including sporting gear, signed baseball memorabilia, and time at the batting cage. See below for the details. The local winners are (Click to read more about the local winners): All you need to do to vote is let us know your favorite in the comments area. Tell us the Patch in which your favorite won. (Each photo is labeled in the caption area.) Just a reminder that you can only vote once per day and any negative comments will be removed and not counted as votes. …