Category: John Beck

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

March 24, 2018 at 06:38PM

Great run at the #marinecorpmarathon #1775k Thrilled with my pace and finishing position but nothing better than having this young marine hand me the finishers medal. Thank you! #runwiththemarines https://ift.tt/2pCsId4

March 24, 2018 at 09:59AM

#marinecorps #1775k complete. From what I heard this is a tough race with a hilly course. Usually I just shrug folks off when they say it’s hilly. But this time they were right! 850ft elevation gain over 11 miles, some…

March 17, 2018 at 11:02 AM

Looney Leprechaun 20k. Mud, snow, ice, hills on a sub freezing day. I took it easy but maintained pace and somehow got 3rd in my age group, around 11th overall. Small turnout but all the top runners were here. Tough…

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…