Running races – Scottish Ultramarathon Series Sat, 08 Jan 2022 19:03:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Running races – Scottish Ultramarathon Series 32 32 Landon Pembelton signs with Venturini Motorsports for part-time ARCA program Sat, 08 Jan 2022 15:14:38 +0000

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CONCORD, North Carolina – Venturini Motorsports (VMS) today announced the signing of 16-year-old Landon Pembelton. The driver who made headlines in 2021 after winning the country’s first Late Model race at Martinsville Speedway, will compete in four ARCA Menards races under the team’s Toyota Racing Development banner in 2022.

The Amelia County, Va. Native will drive the VMS Toyota Camry in the ARCA Menards Series at Elko Speedway, Milwaukee Mile and Toledo Speedway, as well as the ARCA Menards Series West Fall Race at Phoenix Raceway.

“I am grateful for the opportunity with Venturini Motorsports and I will make the most of this time. I am being given to learn as much as I can,” said Pembelton. “Toyota and Venturini Motorsports are both established winners of the ARCA, and I am delighted to take on the challenge.

I am ready to rely on their leadership and knowledge to give me the best chance for success. I have high expectations for myself. With the right gear under me and knowing what I’m capable of, there’s no reason we can’t start in the top five.

With some karting experience under his belt, but relatively unknown within the racing community, the young driver’s interest in organized racing began in 2019. During his first year in the Limited Sportsman division at South Boston Speedway, he ran eight races, capturing six best -five finishes. The following year, he won the Virginia Racers Challenge Series championship, a collaboration between Dominion Raceway and Langley Speedway.

In November 2020, Landon entered a non-winning race for the late model division at Dominion Speedway. He managed to capture the checkered flag on his first attempt at driving a recent stock car model. Barely two and a half years in the sport, he took to the checkered flag in a NASCAR-sanctioned points race at South Boston Speedway on August 7, 2021.

Now in high school, Pembelton was named Virginia State Division I and South East Division I Rookie of the Year in 2021 and also placed 10th in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series National Division I rankings.

Follow Landon on social media: @ Lbpem0 on Twitter and @ landonpembelton0 on Facebook.

San Jose council member enters race for Santa Clara County supervisor Thu, 06 Jan 2022 22:07:26 +0000

San Jose council member Sylvia Arenas is running for Santa Clara County District 1 supervisor, campaign documents show.

The newly-drawn District 1 expanded in a contentious redistribution process to include San Jose neighborhoods like Evergreen and Silver Creek – the region Arenas currently represents on city council – allowing it to throw its hat in the city. race. District 1 no longer encompasses the Almaden Valley or Los Gatos, but still maintains the towns of Morgan Hill, San Martin and Gilroy.

“The families of San José and South County need a passionate advocate on the Oversight Board, a tireless fighter for the needs of our most vulnerable women and children, someone who is ready to go. from day one to fulfill this vital role, “said Arenas. . “This is why I am running and I have no doubts that voters will once again place their trust in my dedicated service to our community. “

Prior to the redistribution, Arenas would have fallen into District 3. The redesigned region gives Arenas and other potential South San Jose candidates an advantage, as now two out of three district residents are in San Jose. A quarter of the district’s likely voters are also in Arena city council district alone, according to his office.

The District 1 race is one of the most contested, as it has the most contenders, including former San Jose council member Johnny Khamis, Morgan Hill mayor Rich Constantine and council administrator for Santa Clara County Education Claudia Rossi.

The demographics of the districts have changed to create a more equal balance between White, Latino and Asian residents, giving union-leaning candidates a better chance of winning the seat, said Terry Christensen, retired political science professor at the SJSU.

“Arenas has a pretty solid base at Evergreen,” Christensen told the San José Spotlight. “Corn another Latina in the race could split that vote between (Arenas and Rossi), so I think it will be a close race.

However, he also said that conservative voices always have a good chance of representing the district, noting that parts of Silver Creek and The Villages, for example, vote more conservatively.

“These are relatively conservative districts, but the population of these areas is much smaller than the Almaden Valley or the town of Los Gatos,” he said, noting that there was still a base for Khamis. , who returns to the district to stay in the race. after being drawn into the redistribution process.

Los Gatos Mayor Rob Rennie, who was also running for District 1 Supervisor, ended his campaign after his town was removed and placed in District 5. He told the San José Spotlight that his biggest concern with the new District 1 was that it had a much larger share. of San José than before.

“A lot of people in South County told me they were concerned about being left behind with more San Jose in the district and having more people from San Jose running,” Rennie said.

Christensen, however, said that while the constituencies and interests of southern and southern San Jose County may differ, what will be more important is how the future supervisor is able to provide services to these residents. .

“(Current District 1 Supervisor) Mike Wasserman is from Los Gatos and he was a good South County Supervisor and gave Morgan Hill and Gilroy special attention so I wouldn’t worry too much about that,” Christensen said. “I understand why people could do it, but I wouldn’t.”

During his tenure on the board, Arenas championed a myriad of social services and policies, exemplified by his efforts to launch the San Jose Family Initiative, which aims to improve access to early childhood education, after-school programs , safe housing and paid family leave. In his board member biography, Arenas also highlights his work to reform the city’s response to increasing rates of sexual assault and improve public safety.

“She’s created a platform for herself on social service issues and that’s what the county is doing, so it’s a pretty logical decision for her,” Christensen said.

Contact Jana Kadah at [email protected] or @Jana_Kadah on Twitter.

World Athletics will organize a race to honor the memory of Agnès Tirop Tue, 04 Jan 2022 22:50:42 +0000

World Athletics and Athletics Kenya announced today that they will host a Cross-Country Tour Gold event on February 12 in Eldoret, Kenya in memory of the late Agnes Tirop, who was allegedly murdered by her husband in October.

Agnes Tirop of Kenya leads the way in the 10,000m at the 2017 World Championships in London

The cross-country race will be named Memorial Agnes Tirop and will take place annually. The great Kenyan marathoner Eliud Kipchoge was on hand for the announcement, saying it was a shame to name races after young runners who would always compete in events like this. Tirop is a two-time bronze medalist in the 10,000m world and world cross country champion in 2015.

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Triple cross-country world champion Geoffroy Kamworor and holder of the world record for the 10,000m and the women’s half marathon Letesenbet Gidey were heralded as the headliners of the race – with other big names to be added to the entry list in the coming days.

The course features 10 kilometers of hay, hills, logs and water jumps to make it thrilling for fans. The Kenya National Cross Country Championships will be held on the same course three weeks earlier.

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A minute of silence will be reserved for Tirop and his family before the start of the race. The event will mark the first time that Athletics Kenya will host a Gold level Cross Country Tour event.

Young Canadian team places fifth in World Cup luge relay in Germany Sun, 02 Jan 2022 22:05:49 +0000


Canada’s young luge team ran for fifth in the relay at a World Cup on Sunday.

Trinity Ellis, 19 of Pemberton, BC, Reid Watts, 23 of Whistler, BC, and Calgarians Devin Wardrope (19) and Cole Zajanski (20) clocked a combined two minutes 25.587 seconds. .

“We are happy with the result even though our race was not the best,” said Wardrope. “Having the experience of running the relay now is going to be so beneficial for us in our future sliding career. With the limited runs and the experience we have on this track, it was good to see that we could do a downhill. while doing our best to minimize errors on the way down. “

Latvia won gold with 2: 24.294. Austria was second in 2: 24.652, while the Americans won the bronze (2: 24.802).

“As a team so young, it was good for all of us to see that we can still be competitive. We know that with a little more experience and consistency we can climb higher in the standings,” Wardrope said.

Canada finished fifth in the Beijing Olympic test in October.

The relay consists of a women’s sled, a men’s sled and a double sled. Athletes strike a paddle at the finish line which allows the next team member to start their race at the top of the track.

Earlier today, Ellis finished 15th in women’s singles.

The Canadian team has been in a period of rebuilding since the program’s first double medal at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.

The World Cup circuit is now heading to Sigulda, Latvia.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on January 2, 2022.

Sydney to Hobart general runner-up Celestial launches protest in front of international jury Sat, 01 Jan 2022 01:24:14 +0000

An international jury is considering a request by Celestial to re-examine the protests that cost the yacht the honors in the Sydney-Hobart race.

Ichi Ban was presented with the Tattersall Cup on Friday after rival Celestial was fined 40 minutes for breaking the race rules, relegating him to second place overall.

The jury will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania in Hobart to consider reopening claims against the yacht by Ichi Ban and the race committee.

After a lengthy hearing, the jury ruled on Friday that Celestial had broken racing rules which stipulate that competitors must constantly monitor radio contacts.

He discovered that a personal locator beacon on Celestial was accidentally triggered Monday night in Bass Strait, prompting the Australian Maritime Safety Authority to alert the race committee.

Ichi Ban won the Sydney Hobart 2021 race after the race jury ruled in his favor.(Provided: Andrea Francolini)

When the committee couldn’t reach Celestial, they asked nearby Ichi Ban to make radio contact.

With no response, Ichi Ban set off flares that caught Celestial’s attention.

It was confirmed that the beacon had been accidentally activated and AMSA was ordered to stop the search and rescue planes.

The jury decided that the deployment of two flares temporarily affected Ichi Ban’s performance.

Celestial skipper Sam Haynes called the decision “very, very hard to swallow”.

Ichi Ban arrived in Hobart with his red protest flag raised, but skipper Matt Allen did not initially indicate if one would be accommodated.

A small red protest flag on a yacht with crew members on the deck
Ichi Ban waved his red protest flag as he arrived in Hobart.(ABC News: Rob Reibel)

“We always prefer to win on the water, there’s no question about it. But obviously the race committee protested the same protest,” Allen said on Friday.

“It is what it is. Sailing has many rules attached to it and it is important to follow them, especially those related to safety.”

Ichi Ban became the first yacht to win back-to-back overall honors in over 50 years, joining Freya (1963-65) and Love & War (1974, 1978 and 2006) as the only triple winners.

The last boat in the fleet, Solveig, arrived in Hobart at 8:40 a.m. (AEDT) on New Years Day after spending more than five days at sea.

Forest City road races moved from spring to fall Thu, 30 Dec 2021 14:41:20 +0000

Forest City road races were postponed Wednesday until the fall.

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Forest City road races have been postponed Wednesday until next fall.

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The good news is that the 40th anniversary races are not being canceled or moved to a virtual model despite an increase in COVID-19 cases, race director Shauna Versloot said in a Facebook post.

“We do our best to host an event in person,” said Versloot. “The fall sounds like our best bet.”

The races, which include a half-marathon and distances of five and 10 km, were scheduled for April 24.

Participants have an incredible event to look forward to and eight months to train for, Versloot said.

Registrations will open in March and a new date will be announced at that time, she said.

The races benefit the Thames Valley Children’s Center which supports children with disabilities, developmental delays, and communication and autism spectrum disorders.

Restrictions in place on Beach Road prior to New Years events Tue, 28 Dec 2021 18:04:53 +0000

Vehicles will not be allowed to enter the Boulevard area from 2:00 p.m. on December 31 to 3:00 p.m. on January 1 to hold hassle-free New Years celebrations on Beach Road. All roads to the east from Ambour Salai will be closed temporarily.

“Beach Road residents will receive vehicle passes. Residents of the White Town area should use the junctions of SV Patel Salai and Francois Mortine Street, Rue Dupuy Street and Gingee Salai, J. N Street and Ginjee Salai, Bussy Street and Gingee Salai, Suffren Street and Subbaiah Salai ”, Superintendent Police chief, Traffic, Rahul Alwal, said in a statement.

Residents and tourists should park their vehicles in temporary car parks made available at the new port, Indira Gandhi sports complex, Petit Séminaire upper secondary school (primary section), Old Jail complex and Bharathidasan government college for children. women. Twenty buses, each escorted by a police officer, will take people from the parking lots to Beach Road. Two-wheelers can be parked on the north side of all roads between Ambour Salai and Mission Street, the statement said.

Seniors who wish to visit churches near Beach Road will receive a special vehicle pass. Passes will be made available to residents and hoteliers in the White Town area. Heavy goods vehicles will be banned in the Boulevard area from 2 p.m. on Dec.31 to 3 p.m. on Jan.1, Mr Alwal said.

“We want to make White Town a pedestrian paradise so that everyone can celebrate the New Year with peace of mind. We call on people to follow all protocols, ”he added.

Senior Police, Law and Order Superintendent Lokeshwaran said the entire beach road would be barricaded and people would only be allowed access through 10 points after the screening. Random checks would be carried out to determine whether people received both blows, he added.

Las Vegas Raiders crush Broncos, stay alive in AFC playoff race Mon, 27 Dec 2021 00:05:00 +0000

December 26, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, United States; Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws a pass against the Denver Broncos during the first half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Las Vegas Raiders fought the Denver Broncos in Week 16, building on the running game in a 17-13 victory over their division rival.

The Las Vegas Raiders got some of the help they needed ahead of their Week 16 game against the Denver Broncos, as the Los Angeles Chargers lost to the Houston Texans and the Cincinnati Bengals. beat the Baltimore Ravens. All they had to do was deal with a Broncos team that didn’t have their home quarterback, a task that should have been a lot easier than it turned out to be. ‘to be.

At first it looked like Derek Carr and his company were going to make their way with the Broncos, as after a scoreless first quarter, Carr led the Raiders on a 14-game workout that resulted in a Hunter Renfrow goal from ten yards away. . It was a nice catch from Renfrow in the back of the end zone, and for a second it looked like the talent gap between Carr and Drew Lock would make the difference.

Then the Raiders did what they always do, and it shot in the foot, as the Broncos would go on to score 13 times in a row to close the halftime. A Josh Jacobs fumble would set up Brandon McManus’ 55-yard field goal to get Denver closer to one, and in the next scrimmage game for the Raiders, Carr would give the Broncos a touchdown.

Seeking to pass to Jacobs again for some reason, Carr threw the ball into the hands of Bradley Chubb, who returned it for the touchdown. This gave the Broncos a 13-7 halftime lead, and at this point it was clear that the Denver fans had no shortage inside Allegiant Stadium.

Democrats say they are serious about state elections. But are they too late? Fri, 24 Dec 2021 23:08:59 +0000

“It sounds a lot like rock climbing, pushing a boulder while your arms melt,” said Amanda Litman of the liberal group Run for Something, which recruits young people to run for state and local elections.

Gaby Goldstein, co-founder of Sister District, a grassroots organization that supports progressive candidates in state legislative elections, noted that conservatives have rallied around state policy for decades. “I always say the Democrats are behind the party,” she said.

The Democratic Party’s late interest in lower-level racing grew out of its murderous experience in 2010, when Republicans mounted an anti-Obama backlash to oust hundreds of incumbent Democrats nationwide. Spending just $ 30 million, Republicans toppled 680 state legislative seats and 20 chambers, a stunning victory that put them in a position to redraw the electoral maps and strengthen their grip on those states – and their delegations to Congress. – for a decade.

“Democrats frankly weren’t prepared during this cycle,” said Kelly Ward Burton, who at the time headed the House Democrats campaign committee. Now chair of Mr. Holder’s redistribution committee, Ms. Burton has worked closely with several Democratic campaign groups in hopes of a different outcome than the current round of redistribution.

Part hard politics and part good government activism, the group’s strategy has been to break down the GOP’s “trifectas” to the extent possible – reducing the number of states where Republicans have full control over it. the process of redistribution, because they hold the government and the majority in the two legislative ones. bedrooms. They also ask candidates for state and federal positions to pledge to support “a fair redistribution that ends card manipulation and creates truly representative districts,” an aspiration that is sometimes in tension with more partisan goals. .

Halfway through the current redistribution brawl, the results of these Democratic efforts are mixed.

The long troubled Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee became a force under new leadership in 2016, creating the party to take six chambers in the 2018 midterm election. Since 2017, Democrats have toppled 10 governor’s offices, including on the battlefields of Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, and won seven seats on the State Supreme Court. Five states have adopted non-partisan redistribution reforms, leaving mapping to independent commissions.

But the blue wave that Democrats counted on in 2020 never ended. Although Democratic groups have spent record amounts of money trying to win back GOP-owned state houses, their party ended in worse shape last year, losing both houses in New Hampshire. As a result, Republicans not only retained control over prices like the Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin legislatures, but they also retained the power to draw maps for 187 congressional districts, while Democrats control the fate of only 75.

Biden says Trump entering 2024 race would increase his chances of running again Thu, 23 Dec 2021 06:36:38 +0000

WASHINGTON – Despite not even entering his first term in a year, US President Joe Biden has said a factor could help convince him to run again in 2024: a rematch against his rival 2020, Donald Trump.

“It would increase the chances of running,” Biden told ABC News Wednesday.

When asked if he would run for re-election, the 79-year-old Democrat replied that he would.

“But look,” he said. “I have great respect for fate. Fate has intervened in my life many times. If I am in the health that I am now, if I am in good health, then in fact I would be running again.

What if that meant once again facing former President Trump, 75, who launched a ruthless campaign against Biden last year?

“You’re trying to tempt me now,” Biden said with a smile.

“Of course, why wouldn’t I run against Donald Trump if he was the candidate? “

U.S. President Joe Biden listens to a question from reporters after speaking on the November Jobs Report at the White House State Dining Room Friday, December 3, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

Trump continues to falsely claim that his 2020 loss to Biden was due to electoral fraud and that the election was “stolen” from him.

It was under this false premise that Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6 as Congress certified Biden’s presidential victory.

Although Biden’s second-in-command, Kamala Harris, was once considered his potential political successor, questions arise as to his political future as rumors circulated across Washington that the relationship between the president and the vice -President is not solid.

Kamala Harris bangs his fists with Joe Biden after being sworn in as the 49th U.S. Vice President on January 20, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. (JONATHAN ERNST / POOL / AFP)

Harris, 57, appears to be struggling to find her place in the White House, where she has been tasked with tackling particularly sensitive missions, like minority suffrage and migration issues.

Meanwhile, Trump has repeatedly hinted at another possible White House campaign, but has yet to announce his plans.

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