Image via. Runner's World Magazine
Yes, runners, 2017 has been hard enough with Bart Yasso's announcement that he'll be retiring as Chief Running Officer of Runner's World Magazine. Now news is breaking that David Willey, senior vice president of Rodale and editor-in-chief of Runner's World magazine, is stepping aside as well. This comes after some pretty big personnel shifts within the Runner's World/Rodale empire, as the company adapts to the rise of digital media and the way we share news in today's hyper-fast-information society.
Willey has been a huge part of Runner's World's success over the last 14 years. He joined the publication as Editor-In-Cheif in 2003, and then took on the massive task of revamping and redesigning the magazine a year later, winning multiple American Association of Magazine Editors "National Magazine Awards" following the redesign (which is basically like winning an Oscar - only for magazines.... You get the idea).
Both Yasso and Willey have been more than generous to the RUN215 family, and Philadelphia Running Community at large - with multiple features in various issues of Runner's World Magazine over the last few years. We are forever grateful for their immense contributions to this incredible sport that we are all a part of, and wish them both immense success, happiness, and some much-needed R&R.
From all of us at RUN215 - Farewell and thank you for everything. We'll miss you guys.
NO, THERE'S NOT A "CRIME WAVE" AFFECTING RUNNERS ON THE SCHUYLKILL RIVER TRAIL. THERE'S A WOMEN'S RIGHTS PROBLEM HAPPENING ACROSS THE ENTIRE COUNTRY.
By now you've probably noticed the weather getting nicer. People are itching to explore get outside after months of winter, early sunsets, and drab weather. Just like clockwork, people went out to enjoy the most popular urban trail in America, and once again reports of harassment and sexual assault have begun to pop up.
Based on the headline news reports on ABC, NBC, FOX, and more local news stations, one would be led to believe that the Schuylkill River Trail is a hotbed for crime, marred by renegade "teens on bikes" wrecking havoc on those who dare lay foot or tire on the pavement. Flash phrases like "outbreak" and "crime wave" might have you think that. In reality, a quick 10 minutes on the City of Philadelphia's Crime Mapper tells a different story.
If you're a Philly runner, chances are you know someone who's up in Beantown right now preparing to run America's oldest (annual) marathon tomorrow morning. We're pretty darn proud to see so many members of our community prepared to tackle this incredible feat.
For those of you at home who are wishing to cheer on your friends, family, and loved ones, we've put together a handy list with TV/Radio airtimes, live internet streaming, and watch parties in your area!
By now it's no secret that Philly has become somewhat of a running mecca. With over 35 different running groups in this city, we have one of the most vibrant fitness scenes in the country, and people are starting to notice. So it should come as no surprise that one of Philly's most famous running clubs, The Fishtown Beer Runners, will be holding their first ever international Beer Runners Summit in just under a week...
Author: Jon Lyons
Founder of RUN215. Fitness Activist. Father. Self-diagnosed running addict.