Marjorie Brinton

Position: Special to The Herald

Email: runswim55@gmail.com

Sharing a love of exercise and health

Before many of us even thought about fitness as a lifestyle choice, Jo C Soignier fell in love with the feeling of exercising and being healthy. As a child, she was always lean and active but had a...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2017 | COLUMN: On the Run

Forty years and still running

In 1978, Dave Rakita never imagined he would toe the line at the Narrow Gauge 10-mile run for 40 consecutive years. Back in those early years, Durango Motorless Transit – now Durango Running Club –...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | COLUMN: On the Run

Running through grief

As we travel along this journey we call life, we do not have to look far beyond our community of family and friends to recognize how fragile and fleeting it can be. While we spend most of our lives...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | COLUMN: On the Run

Ten years of remembering Marc

Back in the late 1990’s, our local running club Durango Motorless Transit was suffering from a decline in membership, races and volunteers. As luck would have it, a young enthusiastic runner named...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | COLUMN: On the Run

Moab’s scenic, adventurous running experience

Magnificent Moab. The land of canyons, arches, slick rock and sandstone never disappoints with its spectacular vistas and varied terrain. For runners of the Moab Trail Marathon, Half Marathon and...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2016 | COLUMN: On the Run

Embracing down-time, a runner’s challenge

Every runner has experienced a time when an injury or illness has forced them to stop running for a period of time. For those who love the way running makes them feel and the psychological boost it...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | COLUMN: On the Run

Irwin smashes age group record at Imogene Pass Run

September 10th marked the 43rd annual Imogene Pass Run, a popular 17-mile mountain race that takes runners from Ouray to Telluride and includes more than 5,000 feet of elevation gain. Many Durango...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2016 | COLUMN: On the Run

Mountain Marmot: A steep and scenic Purgatory trail race

Matthew Krichman, race director of the Steamworks Half Marathon, Turkey Trot and Thirsty Thirteen, has partnered with Durango Running Company owner Brett Sublett to create a trail race that will...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2016 | COLUMN: On the Run

Camaraderie, consistency key to speed work

The mere mention of speed training to some runners can elicit feelings of dread, but not so for the runners participating in the weekly Durango Running Club workouts. They had nothing but good...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | COLUMN: On the Run

Cowboy lives on at Mancos Half Marathon

Sporting a new name and an exciting new course, the Mancos Half Marathon – formerly the Cowboy Half Marathon – promises to be a fun and varied event for all. This year’s race will be held June 25th...

DATE: June 9, 2016 | COLUMN: On the Run

New Durango Fourth of July Half Marathon

The signs of spring are slowly popping up all over town in the form of crazy blustery weather, fragrant flowering trees, budding perennials, spandex-clad cyclists and colorful runners pounding the...

DATE: May 12, 2016 | COLUMN: On the Run

Vacation races: best of both worlds for runners

“Run Where you Play”, a fun and fitting mantra for Vacation Races which was founded in 2012 with the original Zion Half Marathon. Since its’ inception, seven more destination races have been...

DATE: April 7, 2016 | COLUMN: On the Run

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