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Category: Craig Hill

May
4th

Yaffbars: Energy bars you can share with your dog

I went for a 50-mile bike ride this morning and Lucky The Adventure Dog went on a 5-mile walk.  Seemed like the perfect time to review a new energy bar from Mudd and Wyeth. The Vermont company is launching Yaffbars, an all natural energy bar designed to be shared with your dog. According to the website – muddandwyeth.com/yaffbars.html – they are baked with all natural ingredients and come in blueberry carob, banana peanut butter and cranberry almond.

I mention them in tomorrow’s fitness column, but didn’t have the opportunity to sample them until after the deadline. In the way of

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May
1st

LoganFest VI adds Mother’s Day Run to May 10-12 event to raise money for two Puyallup children

The sixth annual LoganFest is May 10-12 in Puyallup and is expanding this year to include a Mother’s Day morning 5-kilometer fun run and walk.

Proceeds from LoganFest, which includes a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, go to the families of Carson Elementary third-grader Matthew Halliday-Smith and Ballou Junior High ninth grader Jacoby Miles.

Halliday-Smith is battling neuroblastoma, a form of cancer, and Miles was paralyzed in a gymnastics accident last year.

The race entry is $15 and includes a shirt if you register by Tuesday. The basketball tournament requires a minimum donation of $60 per team for students and $100 for

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May
1st

Washington named most bike friendly state for sixth year in a row

For the sixth year in a row Washington tops the list of the nation’s most bike friendly states, the League of American Bicyclists announced this morning, the first day of National Bike Month.

“I’m proud that Washington state has again claimed the mantle of the most bicycle-friendly state in America,” Governor Jay Inslee, an avid cyclist, said in statement released by the league. “Here in Washington, we recognize a 21st-century transportation system not only includes roads, rail, airports, transit, and ferries, but also bike lanes, sidewalks and trails. Bicycles create jobs, connect communities, and give Washingtonians healthier choices to get

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April
30th

Local runners to celebrate 59th anniversary of Roger Bannister’s 4-minute mile

Monday is the 59th anniversary of Roger Bannister running the first sub four minute mile and for the 10th year in a row local runners plan to celebrate.

There is no fee to join in the 1-mile run on the Wilson High track, said organizer Yannick Kiefer-Fourage. Anybody who breaks four minutes wins $1,000, he said.

The event record is 4:39, set by former Sound to Narrows champ Eric Tollefson.

Runners of all speeds are invited and the event will begin with a short children’s run.

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April
30th

Tacoma native wins Eugene Marathon

Jaymee Marty, a 45-year-old Tacoma native, won the Eugene Marathon on Sunday.

Marty finished the 26.2-mile race in 2 hours, 48 minutes and 55 seconds. It was her 20th marathon and her first victory.

She told the Eugene Register-Guard that she opted out of running the Boston Marathon to focus on the Eugene race.

“That was the goal here,” said Marty. “And when you run the times that I run, it’s all about who shows up, so I got lucky today. I knew there were a lot of fast women on the list. I thought (my chances) were 50-50. Like

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April
8th

Hanssen: OAR Northwest capsizing result of open cabin hatch during shift change

The capsizing of the James Robert Hanssen ocean rowing boat was a result of an open cabin hatch.

Jordan Hanssen said the crew was in the middle of a shift change when the boat capsized. With the cabin hatch open allowing rowers to swap places, water poured into the tiny cabin. When the boat capsized, the unsecured cabin prevented the boat from righting itself as it is designed to do.

The crew deployed the life raft and signaled for help. They were rescued several hours later and are now in Puerto Rico.

“We are bruised but not beaten,” Hanssen

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April
6th

OAR Northwest rowing team rescued after boat capsizes during Atlantic Ocean crossing


 UPDATE, April 8, 1 p.m. – Sounds as if the capsizing of the James Robert Hanssen ocean rowing boat was a result of an open cabin hatch. In an interview with Seattle radio station KUOW, Jordan Hanssen said the crew was in the middle of a shift change when the boat capsized. With the cabin hatch open allowing rowers to swap places, water poured into the tiny cabin. When the boat capsized, the unsecured cabin prevented the boat from righting itself as it is designed to do. The crew deployed the life raft and signaled for help. They were rescued

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