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Running notebook: Waiting for calm

Last Saturday was one of those days when it was tough to figure out what to wear for a run. Rain and strong winds were in the forecast, but luckily we only got the windy part. Still, I felt like I got hit by a wall when I ran past Wehrle Dr. on Spindrift in the Gateway-Longview race. It wasn't exactly a day for personal bests.

One other note before we get to the local weekend schedule, courtesy of Some local runners went to Chicago for the annual marathon. David Keenan of Tonawanda turned in a fine 2:33:59 time there. He finished 111th overall. That's a nice day's work.

* ECMC Lifeline Foundation WNY Runs for Heroes 5K, Delaware Park in Buffalo, 10 a.m. Saturday, 898-5881. This race was indeed scheduled for last week, but postposed because of the threat of difficult weather. I think it's the first race that's been delayed for that reason in five years. Remember the October Surprise of 2006? 

* Chowder Challenge 5K, Pine Woods Park in North Tonawanda, 11 a.m. Saturday, 523-3958. This race had a Saturday to itself ... until the postponement of the ECMC run. Those who signed up for both, figuring they would be a week apart, have a decision to make.

* Niagara Falls International Marathon, Buffalo to Niagara Falls, Ont., 10 a.m Sunday, (905) 356-9460. This has a variety of other events associated with it, including the half-marathon, 10K and 5K runs.

--- Budd Bailey


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Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey has served in a variety of roles in Buffalo sports in the past 35 years, including reporter, talk-show host, baseball announcer, public relations staffer and author. He covers the Bandits and running for The News when not working as an editor.