Author Archive: Derek Griffiths

Derek Griffiths is the publisher of Colorado Runner and the race director for all events produced by Colorado Runner Events. An avid runner since middle school, Derek has completed over 50 marathons with a PR of 2:41:09 set at the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon in 2003.

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Merrick, Schymik win Paul Mitchell XTERRA Beaver Creek 20km Trail Run

Merrick, Schymik win Paul Mitchell XTERRA Beaver Creek 20km Trail Run

July 22, 2015 |

Joshua Merrick and Anissa Schymik captured the Paul Mitchell XTERRA Beaver Creek 20km trail run on a brisk but perfect running day in the mountains at Beaver Creek Resort in Avon, CO with winning times of 1:16:34 and 1:38:13, respectively. Merrick, one day removed from winning the overall amateur title at Saturday’s XTERRA Mountain Championship off-road triathlon made […]

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Middaugh, Duffy win XTERRA Mountain Championship

Middaugh, Duffy win XTERRA Mountain Championship

July 21, 2015 |

Josiah Middaugh and Flora Duffy captured the 7th annual XTERRA Mountain Championship off-road triathlon pro race titles on a picture perfect day at Beaver Creek Resort in the Rocky Mountains around Avon, Colorado this morning. It’s Middaugh’s third straight win on his home course and fourth in five years. It’s also his second win in […]

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Smartwool Partners with the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run

Smartwool Partners with the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run

July 9, 2015 |

Smartwool has signed on as the lead clothing and sock partner of the Hard Rock Hundred Endurance Run. Smartwool athlete, Darcy Piceu, will be aiming for a record fourth-consecutive victory. “Darcy is a legend among women, and men, and is a key piece of our athlete team and community of Fan Field Testers,” said SmartWool […]

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McCormick, Jamrogiewicz Win Miles for Melanoma 5K

McCormick, Jamrogiewicz Win Miles for Melanoma 5K

June 29, 2015 |

Beautiful Stapleton Central Park played host for the 3rd Annual Miles for Melanoma 5K hosted by the Melanoma Research Foundation.  Almost 300 runners and walkers donned their sunscreen under sunny skies and warm conditions, with the 2-loop course wrapping its way around the park.  This year’s event raised  over $58,000, which will go towards fueling additional research […]

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Soleus Adds Three New GPS Watches to Their Comprehensive Portfolio

Soleus Adds Three New GPS Watches to Their Comprehensive Portfolio

June 25, 2015 |

From Simple to Advanced Features, One, Fly and Turbo Attract the Full Range of Runners From the beginning, Soleus has positioned itself as a running company; creating high functioning, reliable, and stylish timing and monitoring products in a cost-effective manner for runners worldwide.  Using the latest technology as well as soliciting functional and creative feedback from sponsored […]

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2015 Race Across The West Finishes in Durango

2015 Race Across The West Finishes in Durango

June 24, 2015 |

The 8th annual Race Across The West (RAW) began June 16th in Oceanside, California and just over three days later finished in Durango, Colorado. A long three days for some. Out of the original 21 solo racers who set out from Oceanside, 14 were not able to finish the race, leaving only 7 finishers. Traveling through the desert […]

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2015 La Sportiva Trail Running Race Series Continues June 20 with the Summer Solstice

2015 La Sportiva Trail Running Race Series Continues June 20 with the Summer Solstice

June 19, 2015 |

The Vail Recreation District’s 2015 La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Series continues this week with the La Sportiva Summer Solstice Trail Run on Saturday featuring a 5k walk/run, a 10k run and a kid’s fun run on Beaver Creek Mountain. The Summer Solstice will benefit the Vail Valley Charitable Fund (VVCF) with racers enjoying […]

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Life Time Tri Boulder Peak Announces New “Reach the Peak” Competition and Brings Back Lawn Chair Award for Longest Transition

Life Time Tri Boulder Peak Announces New “Reach the Peak” Competition and Brings Back Lawn Chair Award for Longest Transition

June 9, 2015 |

Fastest Male and Female Over and Under 40 to the Top of the Legendary Olde Stage Road Wins Custom Champion’s Jersey and Ultimate Bragging Rights; Registration is Still Open, Race Expected to Sell Out.

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Product Review: Timex One GPS+

Product Review: Timex One GPS+

June 8, 2015 |

  While I was at Runners Roost for the goodie bag stuffing party for the 2015 Greenland Trail Races, I wandered upstairs for the run club meeting. There were a few vendors there providing runners with test items. One of these vendors was Timex. Since Timex was sponsoring the Greenland Trail Races, I decided to […]

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Lead Coaches wanted for Revolution Running Boulder and Denver Groups

Lead Coaches wanted for Revolution Running Boulder and Denver Groups

May 29, 2015 |

Revolution Running, Colorado’s largest running training club is looking to fill Lead Coach Positions for both of its Boulder and Denver based groups. These groups are of significant size and require a part-time, year round Lead Coach to help manage operations in each location. The Lead Coach role is a paid part-time, year-round position requiring […]

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Study Shows Exercise Directly Affects Cancer Tumors

Study Shows Exercise Directly Affects Cancer Tumors

May 29, 2015 |

Increased blood flow via exercise appears to reduce cancer growth and spread.

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Skechers Reaches Number Two in U.S. Athletic Footwear

Skechers Reaches Number Two in U.S. Athletic Footwear

May 29, 2015 |

Skechers USA, Inc. announced that The Wall Street Journal (May 18, 2015) and Money.com (May 19, 2015) have both reported that the company has moved ahead of competing footwear brands Adidas, New Balance and Asics to secure the number two brand share position in the U.S. athletic footwear market for the first quarter of 2015. […]

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Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation Donates $55,000 in Scholarship Money to Lake County High School Graduating Seniors

Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation Donates $55,000 in Scholarship Money to Lake County High School Graduating Seniors

May 28, 2015 |

The Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation today announced it is granting $55,000 in scholarships to 2015 graduating Lake County High School seniors who have chosen to pursue a higher education. The nonprofit foundation helps build a stronger Leadville community and now in its seventh year, The Leadville Trail 100 Legacy donates $1,000 scholarships to each […]

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Boulder Trail Runner Dave Mackey Survives Gruesome Mountain Accident

Boulder Trail Runner Dave Mackey Survives Gruesome Mountain Accident

May 28, 2015 |

Elite Trail ultrarunner Dave Mackey suffered severe leg injuries after a fall from a ridge near the summit of Bear Peak in Boulder, Colorado, on Saturday morning. He was evacuated by members of the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group and is recovering in stable condition. Mackey was coming down a route on the west side of […]

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Bolder Boulder: What You Need To Know For Race Day

Bolder Boulder: What You Need To Know For Race Day

May 24, 2015 |

What: 37th annual Bolder Boulder Memorial Day 10K race. When: 6:50 a.m. Monday. Where: Race starts near 30th and Walnut streets, and finishes in Folsom Field on the CU campus. Registration: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the SportsEXHIBIT on Pearl Street Mall. Race-day registration is available on the southeast corner of Walnut […]

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Pelican Fest Triathlon Cancelled After Cyclist Fatally Shot

Pelican Fest Triathlon Cancelled After Cyclist Fatally Shot

May 21, 2015 |

John Jacoby, a 48-year-old man who was a part-time park caretaker for the town of Windsor, Colorado was shot twice and killed Monday morning while riding his bike a mile from his apartment. Jacoby was well-known in this small Colorado town about 30 miles north of Denver as a helpful person who did not own […]

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Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon Has Biggest Year in History of the Race

Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon Has Biggest Year in History of the Race

May 18, 2015 |

The 10th Anniversary of the Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon was a success with 18,000 registered runners over two days. Hais Welday set a new half marathon course record, finishing the race in 1 hour, 6 minutes and 44 seconds. He shattered the record set by Colorado Springs resident Patrick Rizzo in 2012. Patrick finished 2nd […]

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Flip-flops take some heat, but Spenco says: Make it a flip-flop summer

Flip-flops take some heat, but Spenco says: Make it a flip-flop summer

May 15, 2015 |

From health magazines to mainstream media, the flip-flop, a treasured summer tradition, lately has come under fire. Spenco Medical Corporation, a leader in footwear and foot care products, is speaking out in favor of the toe-freeing style, but reminds consumers that not all flip-flops are created equally. Spenco’s line of ultra-supportive shoes, slippers and sandals […]

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Fitbit Partners with Strava

Fitbit Partners with Strava

May 13, 2015 |

Fitbit, Inc. has partnered with Strava to link their platforms. The integration lets users sync seamlessly between both Fitbit and Strava apps, empowering users of the entire Fitbit activity tracker lineup to track their all-day activity, track their exercise and maximize their workouts, as well as connect, compete and engage with other performance athletes on […]

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Issue 68 (Summer 2015)

Issue 68 (Summer 2015)

May 1, 2015 |

Beginning Runners A few tips to get you going! It’s the perfect time of year to embark on a beginning running program. The days are long, the weather is warm, and you may suddenly have the urge to get up off the couch and start a running program for the first time. It doesn’t have […]

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ESPN expands coverage for 2015 NCAA Outdoor T&F Championships

ESPN expands coverage for 2015 NCAA Outdoor T&F Championships

April 24, 2015 |

Again, an exciting move by ESPN responding a truly creative move by NCAA sports management cabinet gives our sport at the college level a base from which to resonate with new fans! 

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Life Time Fitness Announces New Leadville MTB Stage Race July 24-26 2015

Life Time Fitness Announces New Leadville MTB Stage Race July 24-26 2015

April 23, 2015 |

View image | gettyimages.com Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company (NYSE: LTM) today announced the addition of the Leadville MTB Stage Race to the iconic Leadville Race Series roster. The event will take place July 24 through July 26in Leadville, Colo. with the first stage kicking off at 9:00 A.M. MST. For more than 20 […]

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BolderBOULDER Announces Sourcing of Compostable Aid Station Cups for 2015 Race

BolderBOULDER Announces Sourcing of Compostable Aid Station Cups for 2015 Race

April 22, 2015 |

Addition of compostable cups is estimated to raise total race diversion rate by 25%

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Powder Keg Brewing XC Series Kicks Off With 5K

Powder Keg Brewing XC Series Kicks Off With 5K

April 21, 2015 |

Cowick and Byrne Top the Field; Wheresdabeer, Snooze Runners, Pink Reapers Win Team Awards

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Kara Goucher Partners with ModCraft as Agency of Record

Kara Goucher Partners with ModCraft as Agency of Record

April 8, 2015 |

Kara Goucher and ModCraft enter into a partnership that is effective immediately. This partnership highlights a shift that continues toward the boutique agency model, which many athletes are seeking out because of the personalized approach. ModCraft will act on behalf of Goucher, one of the most popular female athletes and icons in the world, as business manager, publicist, […]

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