RPR009-Course Certification Part 1


Have you ever wondered who decided a 5K course was 5 kilometers? Or why it took you 13.5 miles to run a 13.1 mile half-marathon? On Episode 9 of Real People Run, we begin part 1 of an interview with local race course measurer, Oscar Wagner, and explore the ins and outs of what it takes to certify a running course. You’ll be amazed at the level of detail involved. Continue reading “RPR009-Course Certification Part 1”

RPR004-Runner Safety-Part 2 of 2


This is part 2 of 2 of our interview with Lt. Steve Hammonds, Executive Director of Kingsport 911, on runner safety. Some of the topics addressed in part 2 are: What we should carry with us running; Sharing your location with others; Interacting with others along your route; Defending yourself against threats; and Should runners arm themselves? Continue reading “RPR004-Runner Safety-Part 2 of 2”

RPR003-Runner Safety-Part 1 of 2


We begin part 1 of 2 on runner safety with special guest, Lieutenant Steve Hammonds, Executive Director of Kingsport 911 and a 23 year veteran of the Kingsport Police Department. Lt. Hammonds teaches self-defense classes to runners and is a runner himself.┬áSome of the topics addresses in this episode include: Dangers Runners Face; Running with Earphones; Running with Others; Picking Running Routes; Avoiding Predictability; Listening to Your Instincts; Informing Others of Your Running Plans; Dealing with Animals; Running Around Traffic; and Are Reflective Vests and Lights a Running Risk? Continue reading “RPR003-Runner Safety-Part 1 of 2”