Category: John Beck

Athlete. Artist. Agnostic. Humanist. Skeptic. Unfinished.

Race Schedule

I started running in October of 2011, here is a list of my past races and my upcoming race schedule. Upcoming Races: 1/13/2018 PHUNT 50k, Elkton MD, 50k, trails 3/24/2018 17.75k, Prince William Forest VA, trails 5/14/2018 3 Days at the Fair, Augusta NJ, 144…

Central Jersey Parks and Beyond!

I’ve been wanting to write this entry for over a year. As a runner and living in Central NJ I’ve grown accustomed to having so much so close to me. I’m located in Mercer County, just outside of Trenton, the State’s Capitol.…

Dash and Deciduous 5k

Dash and Deciduous 5k trail run Saturday, June 10th 2017, 10 AM Start ***REGISTER ONLINE FOR FREE*** The Uptown Gentlefriends present the Dash and Deciduous 5k trail run at Clayton Park. This is a FREE timed 5k group run. Despite…

Uptown Gentlefriends 12 Hour Track Attack

Uptown Gentlefriends 12 Hour Track Attack: April 29th 2017, 6am to 6pm https://www.facebook.com/events/730105377139297/ In 2016 the Uptown Gentlefriends invited their friends and families to join them for a 12 hour training run at the local high school track. At the…

2016 Finisher’s awards and more!

My 2016 finisher’s awards (and some earned ones). Most of 2016 was spent recovering from a serious knee injury. It wasn’t till late September that I started feeling up to speed again. 2016 was fun, I was decent enough to…

Baltimore Marathon

Ran the Baltimore marathon this past weekend. It was such a great race. A lot more challenging than I thought it would be. Such a great city. Great course. Great spectators! I can hardly wait to do this race again.…

The Arms of Velae

Added a new video to the artwork section. It was a video I started in 2013 and then gave up on. I revisited it today and finished it off. It’s alright. I guess. At least it’s short.

Bucks County 10 Miler 2016

Due to some injuries (knee, shin) and the way my training was going I didn’t expect to repeat last year’s performance. It was a cold, rainy day and the towpath was muddy and slick. I was hopeful to get under…

April Website Updates

I updated many pages on www.beckinabox.com. Most notably added a new painting and a new video under the artwork section. I also fixed many of the pages under the artwork: video section to reflect embedded video from YouTube. The unfortunately…