Monthly Archives: December 2010

Free Brooks Running Shoes

Two ways of getting your feet inside a pair of free brooks running shoes is to participate in their promotions that allows you to win a pair of free brooks running shoes or join their Brooks shoe testing program.

Brooks Shoe Testing Program

Brooks provides a select group of runners a chance to test their running shoes. You just need to apply as a tester by filling in an application form at their website.

Participant Requirement

  • Must agree to all terms of the Wear Tester Agreement
  • Agrees to return shoes upon request
  • Must live in the United States and be able to receive packages delivered by FedEx (Due to import/export duty and trade restrictions we are unable to ship testing product outside the U.S.)
  • Knows personal gait category and running shoe size (if not, please visit a running specialty store to be fitted before you apply)
  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must have regular access to the internet and a valid e-mail address
  • Able to provide detailed, helpful, and timely feedback effectively via email or phone
  • Agrees to use shoes only for running during testing (no yard work, rock climbing, etc.)
  • Wants to create a better Brooks shoe!

To apply to join Brooks Shoe testing program visit Brooks Shoe Tester Application Page.

Get Free Nike Running Shoes

Let’s admit it, we all love free stuff. If you are runner am sure you would love a chance to get free Nike Running shoes.

Nike Product Testing.

Nike shoe company has a product testing program. Nike company supplies free nike shoes to select runners to test the shoes.

How to qualify for Free Nike shoes

To qualify for Nike’s free running shoes, you must be at least 13 years old and live in the USA.

According to a statement on their website, Nike Footwear ProductTesting seeks a broad variety of athletes, dedicated both to their sport and to providing constructive and candid feedback on the shoes they test.

If you are serious about your sport, and your shoes, and you think you have what it takes to be a member of their testing program, then apply at Nike Product Testing.

This program is Ideal for students (above 13 yrs), college students and anyone who loves running.

Half Marathon Training Program For Beginners

All indications are more and more runners are opting to run half marathon instead of the the big brother “Full Marathon” The main reason for this is training for and running a full marathon is just a killer!

Online Half Marathon training programs

There are many half marathon training guides online. You can choose from one of the following guides.

Basic half marathon training schedule for beginners.

This program has been written by Christine Luff. They even provide a free Email training guide.

Runners World Ultimate Half Marathon Training Guide.

This half marathon training guide has been developed by runners world magazine.

Half Marathon training for beginners

This guide has been developed by fitness magazine.

Jeff Galloway Half Marathon Training for All Levels

Jeff Galloway is the brain child of walk run marathon strategy. He has written numerous books on half marathon running.

Beginner Half Marathon Training.

This program is from cool running website.

Lots of company in half marathon courses

According to Running USA, the 13.1 mile half-marathon is the fastest-growing distance in the sport. In 2007, there were over 500 half-marathon events and an estimated 650,000 finishers; a 10 percent increase from 2006. It was the second year in a row that the number of finishers and events increased by 10 percent and the fifth consecutive year that the distance has registered significant growth.

Belainish Gebre Photo : Picture

Belainish Gebre won the 2010 Honolulu marathon. But her victory had been challenged by second place finisher claiming that Gebre had received fluids from Ezkayas Tsegaya, Gebre’s boyfriend.

Picture of Belainish Gebre receiving water from her boyfriend.

Photo courtesy of Hawaii News Now via running competitor

The race stewards checked the photos and concluded she had nothing wrong since her boyfriend was not her coach and she had only received the official water and nothing else special.

They gave her the win plus the $40,000 price money.

2010 Honolulu Marathon Photos & Pictures

Nearly 23,000 runners took part in 2010 Honolulu marathon. One word to describe the pictures from 2010 Honolulu marathon “Awesome”

Runners from all over the world flew into Hawaii for the 2010 Honolulu marathon

The following picture was taken by Christy Wong
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What a perfect day for a marathon?

To See more 2010 Honolulu marathon pictures and photos go to damned cat flickr page