I recently read an interesting
article about marathon running written by Toronto Star sportswriter,
Chris Young. In it he included his list of the top 10 running events
around the world. It was that story that prompted me to prepare
this travel-related article and I have used Chris' thumbnail sketches
of each of the races he recommends.
meaningful way to travel...
who love to travel constantly look for new challenges -- novel
ways of exploring the world around them. We also keep our
eyes open for interesting and challenging ways to keep our
bodies healthy and in shape. Many Journey Women (of all ages)
are now choosing to combine these two needs by training year-round
for marathons held in foreign destinations. They prepare for
the competition in their own city and actually run the race
in major metropolis' worldwide. A perfect example of this
new trend is JeansMarines
a group of Canadian women who are presently training to run
the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. held annually
in the month of October.
on for a running clinic...
on your needs you can choose to train on your own, with a
close buddy or with your mom or daughter. If no one you know
is interested, then sign on yourself for a running clinic
offered by your neighbourhood sports shop. These weekly training
sessions are wonderful; participants learn about topics like
diet and building stamina as well as choosing the right equipment
for the runner's particular needs. And chances are you'll
find a compatible 'jogging and travel' partner in the group
you run with. Many wonderful ideas are born and relationships
cemented when two women jog side-by-side on an early morning
following is a list of ten recommended marathons -- some are
closer to home while others require considerable travelling.
We've included websites to acquaint you with each particular
race -- the dates they are run, degree of difficulty, registration
rules, etc. To that we've added a list of Journeywoman resources
-- great female-centered travel information designed to help
you pick the destination of your choice. Which one will it
be, ladies? London, Paris, New York or......?
Top 10 World Marathons...