Thursday, August 26, 2010

2 A Useful Resource For Local Area Runners: RacePacket.com


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Thought I'd pass on a local resource I just discovered called RacePacket.com. The website is self-described as follows:

"This is the Washington/Baltimore metro area's electronic guide to running and racing. We are dedicated to serving the needs of you the athlete. Please browse these race entry forms, print one or all of them if you want to enter a race. Your support by using RacePacket.com forms makes this service possible. Please visit and support our sponsors...."

I noticed that the site aggregates listings for local area racing events, track meet records, running programs, & more. You can also sign up for races via this site as well.

It's really great have a useful running resource like this, which is specifically geared towards runners located in the Greater Washington DC (MD-VA-DC) area. Hope you find this information useful as well!

-C

Monday, August 23, 2010

0 Connect with Me at My New Public Facebook Page


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After much consideration, I've decided to switch over to a public Facebook page for all public & business-related exchanges and revert my Facebook account back to private usage. Since Facebook doesn't allow simultaneous personal and public/business-related accounts, it seemed that the best alternative was to set up the aforementioned structure.

With over 2500+ Facebook friends & about 50 new friend requests a week, content management was becoming a bit unwieldy. I was honestly feeling a bit overwhelmed by the daily mass influx of Facebook email, status updates, newsfeeds, application/group/page/event invites, friend requests, etc. So, understandably, I just had to scale back the account to already-established, solid connections, which include both long-standing IRL & online friends (i.e., especially fellow blogger pals & runners I've met through Twitter and DailyMile, as well as acquaintances who have regularly interacted with me on Facebook over a significant length of time). So, long-standing friends & acquaintances, please rest assured that there will be no change in our status.

I hope that people will understand & not take these changes personally, as I do enjoy interacting with runners, both online & in-person. People are welcome to interact with me on Twitter (@cyberpenguin) and DailyMile.

Details regarding the switchover can be found below:

Corey L. Irwin I've just converted over to a public Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Corey-Irwin/141320305904294?ref=ts -- People who don't know me very well but would like to stay connected can friend me there instead. My current Facebook account will be used primarily for people with whom I've established long-standing personal connections. So, please don't take any unfriending personally. Thanks!

This page will contain updates/articles from all my blogs, plus pertinent information from the @coachpenguin & @rockitrunning Twitter news feeds, both of which contain original content not found in the aforementioned blogs.

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