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2010 Montclair Run results are in

2010 Montclair Run logoThere were apparently many who enjoyed the warm weather on Thanksgiving Day morning and ventured over to Montclair Road to take part in the 34th annual Sam Lapidus Montclair Run. It’s a safe guess since it’s been one of the most searched for terms leading folks to the site in recent days. It only makes sense then to post the link to the official results as shared over on OnlineRaceResults.

Proceeds from the race benefit the Childhood Cancer Research Fund at Children’s Hospital and the fitness program at the Levite Jewish Community Center.

We’ve also taken the liberty of creating a PDF of the results so there’s a permanent record somewhere in town. By the way, we haven’t tested it yet, but we’re assuming that you can still “Sleep in for Sam” and make a donation to the research fund.


Railroad’s next phase


There’s been a lot of conversations about Railroad Park recently, particularly about the status of work on what’s been called Birmingham, AL’s living room. Two weeks ago during a presentation at the Operation New Birmingham breakfast, attendees were given an update on the progress of Railroad Park, complete with renderings of the proposed 3,000-seat amphitheater and of the signage that would great users as they entered from the corners. Funds must still be raised for its construction, which means it will most likely not be completed until it is a part of phase II of the site’s development

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Pro mountain bikers come for South’s finest

picture-1Believe it or not Birmingham is a bicycle-racing town.  If you need proof consider this weekend’s Bump N’ Grind mountain bike race.  Presented by Birmingham Urban Mountain Pedalers (B.U.M.P.), this year’s event marks the fifteenth year that the single track at Oak Mountain State Park has challenged pro and amateur racers from around the country.  This race is arguably the best mountain bike race in the South (as well as the largest), so if you we’re planning a bike ride this weekend Oak Mountain is the place to be. Not only will you get to enjoy the park but you’ll have the treat of catching a glimpse of pro mountain bikers as they rail across the park and through the trails.

Volunteers are needed, details here.

Logo: Courtesy of official website

Langford criticizes the media

bjcc_larry_langford_0028Mayor Larry Langford made an appearance at The University of Alabama on Monday evening only two hours after having surgery and proceeded to offer very candid comments about the media, politics and race both regionally and nationally. While The Birmingham News‘ account in Tuesday’s paper provided an overview of the event, the account provided by The Crimson White‘s senior reporter shows that the former Fox 6 television reporter did not mince his words.

The presentation, Race, Politics and the Media in the Age of Obama, was hosted by the Capstone Association of Black Journalists and the Society of Professional Journalists.

Photo: Bob Farley/f8Photo

Everybody won this weekend

There was some beautiful weather with weekend, perfect for those that participated in the 8th running of the Mercedes Marathon & Half Marathon as well as the BE5K race on Saturday. Congratulations to the thousands that participated as well as to all of the winners.

While the official results are not yet posted on the site, you can check out results from previous years and have it bookmarked for when they’re certified. Check out Fox 6’s website for video of children crossing the finish line for the Kid’s Marathon. 

Gordon Bell ventured out yesterday morning and took some great images, now available for you to take a look at over in The Gallery.

By the way, if you want to share your photos from race day with the folks here on the site and you’re on Flickr, add them to The Terminal’s Flickr group and we’ll get them up here as soon as possible.

Photo: Gordon Bell/Flickr.

Birmingham talks about race in the NYT

Race seems to have captured the nation’s (and the world’s) attention recently. Our own Bob Farley recently shot some photos as part of a piece that is currently on The New York Times‘ website entitled, “Talk About Race? Relax, It’s O.K.“. His photo of Christophe Jackson, a Ph.D. candidate at UAB, was used for it and you can see it if you visit the site (and get by the registration if you need to).

I was interviewed by a member of France 24‘s team for a story that will run sometime in the near future. We’ll let you know when it’s up. Is the conversation getting easier?