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ING NYC Marathon Expo & Natural Running Clinic

Posted by on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 8:11 am | 1 Reply

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The New York City Marathon is less than five days away and Newton Running’s venerable expo team is ‘wheels up’ on their way to the Big Apple. If you’re racing in New York, or live near the city, we’d love to see you. Here are a few places to catch up with the Newton crew.

Marathon Expo – Jacob Javits Convention Center, 11th Avenue at 35th Street, Manhattan.
Thurs. & Fri. 10 am.-8 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
All entrants in the marathon have to pick up their race packets here, but the expo is open to the public! Come by the Newton booth to meet Newton’s founders Jerry Lee and Danny Abshire, Newton pro Josh Cox, demo a pair of new shoes or buy some Newton merchandise. We’re selling all our shoes at the booth and to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when you buy a pair of Pink Distance Racers for $155, you’ll get a free pink hat and tech t-shirt and we’ll donate $50 from the purchase to support breast cancer research.

There’s a whole list of cool stuff going on at the expo, everything from an appearance by actor Anthony Edwards, to a contest to win $10K in gasoline (ed note: that’s a weird prize to offer a bunch of runners). See the full list of expo activities here.

Friday morning Natural Running Form Clinic/Fun Run with Danny Abshire and IronBrandon
On Friday morning, the Newton crew is getting up bright and early for a run in the park. With the help of IronBrandon (a.k.a. Brandon Wood) we’re organizing a FREE Natural Running clinic and fun run lead by running form guru Danny Abshire. Danny will present the basics of natural running, lead the group through a few drills and then Brandon is going to lead us on a run through the park. It should be a lot of fun and we’re hoping to make a big statement with a large turnout. As an added incentive, we’ll give everyone who shows up a free Newton race hat or visor. Please come out and join us. We’re meeting at the Boathouse in Central Park on Friday, Oct. 30 at 7 a.m.

Saturday International Fun Run
If you’re looking for a final tune-up for Sunday, or you want to join a bunch of international runners for a spin through the Park, then consider this Saturday morning 4k run. Some of the Newton crew will be out representing.

Sunday – Race Day!
Race Day. The Newton team will be out cheering! The pro women start at 9:10 a.m.. If you’re not in the city, you can watch from home on TV or the web. Listings here.

Hope to see you in the Big Apple and good luck to everyone racing!

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All Things Newton in Kona

Posted by on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 @ 7:00 am | 3 Replies

KonaAloha from Kona! Team Newton is representing in Hawaii, supporting all of the Newton pros and age-groupers training and racing in the Ironman World Championships this week.

For those of you in Kona, here are some Newton activities and events to check out:

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Defending World Champion Craig Alexander will be on hand signing autographs on Tues., Wed., and Thurs. afternoons.

Newton Boothlocated at St Michael’s on Allii Dr.

On Tues., from 6-7 pm Craig and Natascha Badmann will sign autographs at the booth

On Wed,. from 3-4 pm Michellie Jones will sign autographs

At the Expo we’ll also be selling special Crowie ‘evolution’ t-shirts and Newton tribal socks. Proceeds will go to support the St. Michael’s drug rehab program.Picture 1

We’re also creating a special commemorative book from the 2009 Ironman World Championships and we’re asking all of the Newton tribe to come and sign the book. We’re hoping to get photos and signatures from everyone wearing Newtons in the race!

For those of you at home, be sure to go to Itunes and download the Crowie Backstage App for your Iphone. Very cool behind the scenes photos, updates and insight on Crowie’s training and racing.

Here are the Newton sponsored athletes we’ll be cheering on:

Craig ALEXANDER                             BIB #1                   PRO MALE
Natascha BADMANN                      BIB #120               PRO FEMALE
Michellie JONES                                BIB #121               PRO FEMALE
Jozsef MAJOR                                   BIB #39                 PRO MALE
Pete JACOBS                                      BIB #161               PRO MALE
Jessica JACOBS                                  BIB #145               PRO FEMALE
Tatiana VERTIZ                                  BIB #1872            Female 18-24
Hans MUELBAUER                           BIB #172               Male 25-29
Jason TUFFS                                       BIB #1089            Male 35-39

…and of course all the age-group triathletes who have worked so hard to get here! Best of luck to all of you!

We’ll try to post more from Kona later this week….

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Newton at the Philadelphia ING Distance Race Expo

Posted by on Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 7:07 am | Leave a reply

Here’s the latest from the Philadelphia ING Distance Race Expo….
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Pictured is Yo Schmidt, Newton’s expo director, along with a Newton customer (sorry didn’t get his name) and Josh Cox.  Josh is in town to run the race as a workout in the middle of a 140-mile week.  Of course, he may still bang out a 1:05 in the half marathon!  Josh is working toward his peak for the season later in the year.  Josh’s training partner Ryan Hall, who is getting ready for the NYC Marathon on November 1, is also racing here in Philadelphia.  Will we see a Half Marathon American Record on Sunday, Ryan? Sure hope so…

A small group of Newton Running employees will be lining up Sunday to race as well.

UPDATE : As predicted, Ryan Hall won the race. Josh Cox ran a 1:05 for 6th place (not bad for a workout run). Newton pres Stephen Gartside ran an impressive 1:22:05 and our intern Anna Mosely finished in 1:31.  Race report here.

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Kathrin Weßel in Newtons

Posted by on Sunday, September 20, 2009 @ 10:51 pm | Leave a reply

We got this cool photo from our Berlin Marathon expo over the weekend.

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Kathrin Wessel showing off her new pair of Newton Motion Trainers.

Kathrin is a German national running hero. She finished third in the 1987 World Championships in the 10,000 meter race and still holds the German record with her 31:03 minute time. Just five years ago she finished third in the Berlin Marathon as well.

As for this year’s Berlin marathon, Haile Gebrselassie won in 2:06:08, missing his own world record of 2:03:59 after slowing considerably during the final seven kilometres. Story here.

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Newton Wins “Best of Show” at TRIFEST 09

Posted by on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 @ 11:39 am | Leave a reply

At last week’s TRIFEST 2009, a grand expo of all things Tri, Newton Running was awarded Best of Show for runing. TRIFEST 2009, presented by TriSports.com, invites triathletes from around the world to Tucson, Arizona and hosts a variety of events including a Conference featuring industry-leading speakers, a large consumer  Expo, Affiliated Training Camps and other events like scheduled group rides and runs.

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Heading to the Great Lakes Multi-Sport Expo

Posted by on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 @ 1:21 pm | 1 Reply

expo_headupprIf you live in the Midwest and you’re looking for a way to escape the brutally cold temperatures, consider checking out the Great Lakes Running and Multi-Sport Expo.  Newton sales guru Tom Curran will be there with our retail partner, Runner’s High ‘N Tri, which by the way, was proudly the first store in the country to carry the Newton line. It sounds like a great weekend with five keynote speakers including Frank Shorter, lots of giveaways, 150 exhibitors, tech demos, a 5k race and a team bicycle time trial.

The first 30 people that buy a pair of Newton shoes at the event will get a free hat or visor. Stop by and say hello!

The event takes place at the Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center from 9am-8pm on Saturday and 9am-3pm on Sunday.

As they say on the Expo website, “What are YOU doing in the middle of winter?”

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