The Oberlin Review

Cross Country Teams Open Season with Strong Performances

Cross Country Teams Open Season with Strong Performances

September 15, 2017

The men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in their second race of the season last Saturday at the annual Ohio Wesleyan University Invitational in Delaware, Ohio. Building off of their successes from the previous week’s competition at The College of Wooster Invitational, the Yeowomen and Yeomen claimed fourth and eleventh places, respectively. The Yeowomen, once ranked as high as 15th nationally, capped off the day with 89 total points, while the Yeomen finished off with 322 points...

Marathons Inspire Runners to Accept Daunting Challenges

CJ Blair, Columnist

October 2, 2015

Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

When you tell someone that you’re a runner, they’re probably not going to say that they’d like to be a runner too. Even though this isn’t always true for short distances, telling someone that you ran a marathon sends everyone but other marathoners and proud masochists reeling in confusion. To 99 percent of the public, saying you ran a marathon is like saying you walked across broken glass: certainly impressive but something they’d never want to do. When I crossed the finish line of my first marathon last Saturday, I was overwhelmed by the feeling that I had accomplished a rare feat, one that almost no one even considers. My passion for running has turned me into a gangly scarecrow subsisting on Clif bars,...

Running Offers Chance for Catharsis, Contemplation

CJ Blair, Columnist

February 27, 2015

Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

While daily exercise is universally encouraged, there’s still plenty of trepidation about running. I’ve had 90-pound friends who threw shot put on the track team because they didn’t want to run, and others who look visibly ill when I even mention going for a run. The fact is that people will bend over backwards to avoid running. Many times, if they’re physically capable of doing so, the alternate route they choose is more tumultuous — and certainly less efficient —than just lacing up and hitting the streets. However, despite widespread skepticism, running is a rare outlet for undisturbed thought. I’d say running is a love/hate activity, but I know better than that. When I started running with my dad...

ObieRun Facilitates Low-Key Fitness

Molly Bloom

March 2, 2012

Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

“Are you an amateur runner? Are you hoping to train for a 5k, 10k, half-marathon or a full marathon? Are you planning to run in the Cleveland Marathon event? Are you a fast runner? Slow runner? Are you just beginning to run? Are you hoping to find a group of Obies to run with?” These questions address visitors to the website of ObieRun, a new student organization aimed at forming an all-encompassing community for runners at Oberlin. Students who join can sign up for runs on the group’s calendar, joining fellow Obies for a distance workout. Whether you are trying to train for a longer competition or just hoping to have fun with friends through exercise, ObieRun is a way there. “It is a good way to stay in shape,”...

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