Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Nurge, Rusch offer free training clinic

     Learn more from expert endurance athletes Bill Nurge and Rebecca Rusch during a free “Stronger Every Year,” training clinic they are conducting Saturday, Sept. 7 from 9-11 a.m. at River Run Lodge.

     Specifically, the two-hour clinic will focus on preparations for the 35th annual Baldy Hill Climb Sept. 28. In general, the clinic will give training strategies and nutrition tips to help you get stronger, leaner and faster.

     There will be a 45-minute talk followed by questions and answers. Rusch will demonstrate world-class climbing and mountain bike techniques. Effective poling and striding will be shown during a walk up Lower River Run. The final optional activity is a “timed trial” up Mid River Run.

     “It’s a good opportunity to visit the Baldy Pain Cave if you haven't been there in a while,” said Nurge, a 12-time winner of Baldy ascent races, exercise physiologist and coach at Ketchum’s Hardcore Training.

     Bring your own poles and energy drinks. The free clinic will be an informal and fun learning experience for all participants, Nurge said.


St. Luke’s offers free concussion testing

     St. Luke’s Elks Rehab in Ketchum is currently offering free ImPACT testing for concussions, and St. Luke’s is providing concussion education by Dr. Frank Batcha. The testing gives baselines for young athletes, so if a head injury occurs the coaches can send the athlete for a post-concussion test and evaluation by Dr. Batcha.

     ImPACT testing is a 20-minute evaluation that has become a standard tool used in comprehensive clinical management of concussions. To schedule a test call St. Luke’s Elks Rehab at 727-8281.


Campbell wins middle school XC race in Shelley

     Wood River Middle School eighth-grade runner Kirsys Campbell led 173 girls to the finish line of Friday’s Saucony Sugar Scramble 3-kilometer (1.86-mile) girls’ cross country race at Journey's End Golf Course in Shelley. Campbell placed first in 12:46 prevailing by 16 seconds over Salmon eighth-grader Kaitlyn Burgess (13:02). Burgess enjoyed an 80m lead at the halfway point, but Campbell caught her with about a half-mile to go.


Bigwood Open golf tournament set for Sept. 14-15

     Bigwood Golf Course north of Ketchum is planning its annual Bigwood Open golf tournament for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14-15. The 36-hole stroke play tournament for men and women in several flights including a Championship Flight begins with 9 a.m. tee times on Saturday, Sept. 14. Entry fee of $30 for Bigwood members and $75 for the public does not include an electric cart. Winners of the top flights qualify for the Idaho Golf Association’s Tournament of Champions Sept. 28-29 at Elkhorn Golf Course. Call Bigwood at 726-4024 to get a tee time.



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