Archive for January, 2011

World’s top masters track magazine now online (but I can’t read it)

Hands down the best masters track publication in the universe is Germany’s Senioren Leichtathletik, which means geezertrack in Deutsch. And now it has an online presence. See it here. (This is a Google-translated version. For the real thing, go here.) Unsure how much of the magazine goes online, or if this is merely promotional, but […]

January 31, 2011   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments

Canadian masters indoor nationals set for Kamloops in mid-March

Albuquerque is hosting the USATF Masters Indoor National Championships in early March, but what if you aren’t in shape (thanks to the brutal weather in many parts of the country)? Never fear. Canada is here. According to Doug Smith up in Ontario, registration is open for the Canadian Masters Indoor Championships two weeks after U.S. […]

January 30, 2011   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

Southwest Sprinters, Millrose AA win masters relays at Millrose

A Southwest Sprinters team averaged about 54.4 per 400 last night to win the masters men’s 4×4 at the 104th annual Millrose Games. Not sure who was on the team, but their winning time of 3:37.58 is pretty nifty indoors, and they beat runner-up Greater Philly TC by 15 seconds. Whew! (Men’s results are here.) […]

January 29, 2011   Posted in: Uncategorized  14 Comments

Louis Beadle dies at 82; beloved SoCal middle-distance runner

Louis Beadle, a longtime masters runner beloved in Southern California, died this week at age 82, according to friends and his track club, the Southern California Striders. Club president Brenda Matthews shared the news with members this morning: “It is with great sadness to inform you of the passing of Louis Beadle …. (who) represented […]

January 28, 2011   Posted in: Uncategorized  6 Comments

Just another Story on road to 2011 Sacramento world masters meet

Down Under, folks are looking ahead up yonder — to Sacramento worlds. In New Zealand, a local news site tells the story of Vanessa Story, now 36. The article says: “Some call her ‘Grandma’ and she calls herself ‘the good comedy show.’ … Story said some adults get quite a shock when they see her […]

January 27, 2011   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments

Millrose Games attracts regulars for masters 4×400 relays

Friday’s Millrose Games in New York — with officials in tuxedos and empty seats in the Madison Square Garden stands — will again play host to men’s and women’s masters relays. The 4x4s are part of the USATF masters invitational circuit. Rosters of entered teams are here. The men’s race is set for 4:21 p.m. […]

January 26, 2011   Posted in: Uncategorized  5 Comments

M95 superstar featured in documentary ‘Over 90 and Loving It’

Don Pellmann speaks! And he’s looking fine in a new documentary called “Over 90 and Loving It.” Shows him setting a world age-group vault record of 1.57 meters, or 5-1 3/4 (but isn’t on the books.) M95 multi-eventer Don is among a slew of ladies and gents in the movie, which will air on Public […]

January 25, 2011   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments

Masters figure prominently in USATF annual meeting video

Our official website at has a link to a video (actually a slide show) shown at last month’s USATF annual meeting in Virginia Beach, Virginia. (See show here.) It was screened at the awards breakfast and it’s a feast of champions. Many are masters. You’ll recognize many friends from Sacramento outdoor nationals and also […]

January 25, 2011   Posted in: Uncategorized  3 Comments

Peter Taylor’s Hartshorne Diary 2011: Nice moves at afterparty

Masters announcer Peter Taylor made his fifth trek to Ithaca, New York, over the weekend for the annual mile-palooza called the Hartshorne Memorial Masters Miles. His journey from Virginia to Cornell is a story in itself. He graciously shared his latest adventure and thoughts on the races and athletes. (News coverage is here.) He also […]

January 24, 2011   Posted in: Uncategorized  8 Comments

Fitness icon Jack LaLanne dies at 96 — one of my favorite subjects

Jack LaLanne died today at his Morro Bay home at age 96, according to press reports. What a character and what a loss. He didn’t do masters track, but he was a hero to many of us, especially those who remember his TV show of the 1950s and 1960s. My wife and I, plus son […]

January 23, 2011   Posted in: Uncategorized  12 Comments