Some news and notes around the local running trails:
* When I ran the Bob Ivory 5K last week, I didn't expect it to make news. But ... Henry Sypniewski turned up, and he broke his own record for fastest 5-kilometer run by an American 92-year-old. I think he's gaining on me.
* Speaking of the Bob Ivory run, the reflective vests were a fine idea and really popular among the runners. I told Bob that it would go well with my Bob Ivory hat, Bob Ivory gloves, Bob Ivory coffee mug and Bob Ivory gym bag. Bob is turning into my favorite designer.
* The winners of the Subaru 4-Mile Chase performed well at the New York City marathon. Badu
Worku was 19th overall, while Buzunesh Deba was the 10th female.
* Mike Curry has started a blog with reviews of recent races. It's worth a visit - drop in on Doc's race reviews.
* Sunday's running column is on what goes into the post-race party for the Turkey Trot. As you'd expect, it's a lot of work.
Now a look at one of the last busy Saturdays of the racing year, courtesy of buffalorunners.com:
* Maritime March 5K, Connecticut St. Armory, 11 a.m. Saturday, 574-4101.
* Lindsay's Legacy Run, 5K, Clinton Park in Tonawanda, 11 a.m. Saturday, 695-7406. I'm one of a handful of people to have run in every single running of this race. If you look at my times, you watch me get old.
* SBAC Cross-Country Club Challenge, 2.44 miles, Cazenovia Park in Buffalo, 2 p.m. Saturday, 652-9921.
--- Budd Bailey