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:

Slowtwitch Lounge

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….


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….
Phili 001

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.


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.


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.


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, 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.



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?”