Sir Isaac Newton was an Alchemist

Posted by on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 @ 8:44 am | Leave a reply

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A piece of Sir Isaac Newton trivia that is not widely known is that he was a practicing alchemist. Sir Isaac Newton spent days locked up in laboratory, and it’s even been suggested that he finally succeeded in transmuting lead into gold. Perhaps that explains one of the oddest things about his life, that at the height of his career, instead of accepting a professorship at Cambridge, he was appointed Director of the Mint with the responsibility of securing and accounting for England’s repository of gold.

Therefore, it only seemed fitting to use Alchemy to identify our elite running Team at NewtonIMG 0399 resized 600 Running.  We are creating a platform with Team Alchemy for athletes to turn their dream into gold. It’s an elite Team with a different spin.  Our Team members range in age from 23 to 47. They race any distance from 1 mile to 100 miles. Unlike many professional athletes with big endorsement deals who’s focus is spent only on their sport, Team Alchemy looks for athletes balancing their training and racing with family demands and busy work schedules outside of running.  They are ordinary people who love to run and fit it in like you and I, they are just gifted the ability to run fast, and that’s right… they love Newton Running shoes.

Watch them race in events like the Naples Half Marathon, Boston Marathon, Colfax Marathon relay, Newton Running’s own local race the Bolder Boulder and even some big mountain runs like the Leadville Trail 100 this summer. Check in on Fernando Cabada this weekend as he tries to run a marathon PR and take the win at the Houston Marathon. The Team races all over Colorado and the US to support its charter: to help create a connection between Newton Running, the Newton Running Lab, and the Colorado running community and beyond.

Beside watching the Team race or spotting one of them around town training, if you are in Colorado, come join the Team for a social/ fun run any Thursday from the Newton Running Lab in Boulder at 6pm. All paces are welcome. Stick around after the run for a sports drink or adult drink.  Follow Team Alchemy on Facebook.  We live this stuff!

~Stephen Gartside, Team Alchemy Manager

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