Marjorie Brinton

Position: Special to The Herald


Narrow Gauge runs add trail option this year

This year will mark the 36th running of the Narrow Gauge 5-kilometer and 10-mile races. This historic icon of the Memorial Day weekend is the oldest footrace in Colorado and continues to draw...

DATE: May 9, 2013 | COLUMN: On the Run

Running club offers new options for trail and track

New and exciting changes are in the air this season for Durango Motorless Transit’s weekly trail runs. After surveying club members, it was determined that Wednesdays work better for the majority,...

DATE: April 10, 2013 | COLUMN: On the Run

Yoga helps build runners’ strength and flexibility

The repetitive forward motion of running often causes tightening and shortening of muscles, creating imbalances that lead to pain and injuries. How many of us have experienced tight calves, rigid...

DATE: March 7, 2013 | COLUMN: On the Run

Running club sees changes in leadership

The one thing we can be certain about in life is change. And although it can be difficult, I believe it opens doors to opportunities for growth and new experiences that otherwise might not have...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2013 | COLUMN: On the Run

Snowshoeing: A winter way to boost fitness

When coach Steve Ilg talks about snowshoeing, his face radiates pure joy and his enthusiasm is contagious. “One of my missions in life is to get more people out on snowshoes,” said Ilg, a personal...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2012 | COLUMN: On the Run

Logan Ott likely to sustain impact on local running

Mancos resident Logan Ott has been a fixture in the Durango running community for many years, most notably as a former collegiate runner for Fort Lewis College and four-year recipient of the Marc...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2012 | COLUMN: On the Run

Locals conquer the distance in Durango Double

Thanks to the efforts of Animas Surgical Hospital, Matt Kelly and the Women’s Resource Center, the Durango Double has returned to the delight of many local runners. “It’s a herculean effort,” said...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2012 | COLUMN: On the Run

Machu Picchu Marathon: An archaeological journey through time

Last month, 26 international runners completed the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Marathon, a unique running adventure in one of the most historically significant and archaeologically mystifying places...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2012 | COLUMN: On the Run

Durango rookies go the distance in Hardrock 100

They dreamed, they entered, they trained ... and they finished! “It was everything I anticipated and more,” said Leah Fein of the 2012 Hardrock 100 Endurance Run. “I ended up getting engaged at the...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2012 | COLUMN: On the Run

Cortez Burst becoming great holiday triathlon

July 4 marked the second year of the Cortez “Burst” Triathlon, a sprint triathlon consisting of a 50-meter swim, 16-mile bike ride and a 5K run. Eighty-five athletes competed this year, a 30...

DATE: July 12, 2012 | COLUMN: On the Run

Volunteers are backbone of nonprofits

Racing season is in full swing, and the need for volunteers to safely and effectively stage events can be a daunting task for many race directors. During the last decade, I have been impressed and...

DATE: June 7, 2012 | COLUMN: On the Run

Big Sur: Sensory treat of wind, waves and vistas

The Big Sur International Marathon follows one of the most majestic coastlines in the world. Not a fast course by any means with relentless hills and the potential for cold weather and heavy winds,...

DATE: May 10, 2012 | COLUMN: On the Run

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