The Right Track: Long DistanceThe New Zealand Training System for Successful Running
1990, 35 minutes. Dick Quax has refined and adapted the Lydiard System in line with the latest findings in sports physiology and his own experience as an Olympic medallist and world record holder. In an information packed video, Dick Quax shows his training system at work, sports physiologist Peter Davies tells how and why the Quax method works, Lorraine Moller talks about and shows the benefits of altitude training, Nutritionist professor Cliff Tasman-Jones explains dietary strategy and Allison Roe tells how she achieved a world marathon record. The Right Track is an invaluable aid to coaches as well as for the individual runner seeking the key to New Zealand’s success in middle distance running. This video is for the serious runner who wants to increase the long distance training and may be looking to have weekly mileage well over 75 a week. This video can be found in both NTSC and PAL format. Brought to you by Track Productions with executive producer Rob Whitehouse, producer Mark Warren and director David Tossman.
The Right Track: Middle DistanceThe New Zealand Training System for Successful Running
This 33 minute production by Track Productions was delivered in 1984 and outlines the training system of Arthur Lydiard as adapted by Dick Quax. Other athletes who share their insight into this training technique include John Walker and Peter Snell. Five essential elements are explained: Balance, progression and moderation, individuality, variety, and communication. A 7-day training schedule is outlined in detail for both the base phase and race phase of this method. Long slow distance, tempo runs, intervals, fartlek, steady state running, time trials, drills, racing strategies, and peaking are all broken down to show both the method and purpose of each aspect. This video as designed for athletes who want specific information to develop their training to meet the highest level of competition.
The RingerTagline: Special has been redefined.
Filmed in 2003 in Austin, Texas, this film is set for theatrical release in Canada and the United States on December 23rd, 2005. This 94 minute comedy stars Johnny Knoxville, Brian Cox, and Katherine Heigi, was written by Ricky Blitt, and direction was by Barry W. Blaustein. The story line is that Steve Barker (Knoxville) attempts to rig the Special Olympics by pretending to be intellectually challenged. What he finds is that he is out-classed and the athletes are on to him, yet they join together to try to beat the cocky reining champion. An opportunity is then formed to see who posess the heart of a true winner. This film will be released on DVD on May 16th, 2006 and you can place your order now through Amazon.com if you would like to own this production. Additional background information can be read at Special Olympics.org where you can read a statement from Special Olympics President Bruce Pasternack about their involvement in this movie and view behind the scenes information.
Road Running with Joan Benoit-SamuelsonFrom Champions on Film comes this introductory video that was released in 1987 with a running time of 30 minutes. Designed for young viewers, you will see boys and girls obtain running tips from the 1984 women’s Olympic marathon champion, Joan Benoit-Samuelson.
Road Running: An Introduction to Training and Coaching with Joan BenoitThis tape was released in 1987 and is 25 minutes long. Joan Benoit demonstrates basics of and techniques used in road running, which includes 10,000 to 30,000 meter races as well as the marathon. This video is part of the Track & Field Technique series made possible by Rediffusion Films and the heading of "Training with the Champions".
Ron Jones Dynamic Warm-UpA 5 minute whole body tune-up.
This DVD consists of three main components: a three minute introduction, the dynamic warm-up (5:44), and over 37 minutes of specific instruction, guidance, and variation for each of the exercises. The 10 movements that make up this routine is a quick and effective way to get the body prepared for a run, weight lifting session, or in advance of any other workout routine. This series of movements are designed to be performed in a specific order and tempo, making the ability to follow along on this DVD such a wonderful tool. Ron Jones, ACSM health/fitness Instructor and Licensed Corporate Wellcoach, has done a fantastic job making this easy to follow and enjoyable production that can be used with a very large range of people and fitness levels. You may purchase this 46 minute DVD at RonJones.org where you will find reviews from track and cross country teams, and handouts that support this 2006 production.
Run and RunReleased in 1985 in North Korea by Shin Films, this feature tells the story of a young lumberjack who improves his physical strength through persistent training while doing his work. The main character, Yong Ho, is an ordinary worker who obtains the help of Mun Gyu, the principal of the branch school who gives him guidance in sports training from his childhood, and his close friend, Kum Ju, who becomes a researcher in the sports medicine. The state also helps him develop his sporting abilities by supplying various athletic gear. The training consists primarily of running back and forth from his work as his training, no matter how unfavorable the weather conditions. At this climax of this film he participates in an international marathon race, which he wins. The aim of this film is for young people to exalt the honour of their country and swell their national pride by showing that if people persevere with a firm resolve in their youth, they will achieve good results. This is a rare film without any know source at this time.
Run Dick, Run JaneThis is an unique 16mm film that was originally released in 1971 under the cooperation of Brigham Young University, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and National Jogging Association. Here you will see illustrated through laboratory statistics and case studies, the benefits of a personal fitness program. Includes views of Larry Lewis, a 104-year-old runner, and of Peter Strudwick, who jogs with no feet. A videocassette version of the black and white original was made in 1996 and is 20 minutes long. Dr. Kenneth Cooper provides narration from the script that was written by Scott Whitaker who also directed this production.
Run, Fat Boy, RunLove. Commitment. Responsibility. There’s nothing he can’t run away from.
Presented by Picturehouse, this 95 minute romantic comedy is rated PG-13 and stars Simon Pegg, Hank Azaria, Ameet Chana, Dylan Moran, and Thandie Newton. The story line will remind you of the 1979 feature film Running that starred Michael Douglas with a finish that will bring back memories of Joanne Woodward in the 1978 film See How She Runs. The main difference is that this is a comedy that will provide a laundry list of things to not do if you want to run a marathon such as smoking, heavy drinking, taking three weeks to train, having an inexperienced coach, not having race registration, getting new shoes, waking up late on race day, not going your own pace, and falling during the race. Two scenes that did stand out involved a blister and "hitting the wall". Nike plays a prominent role in showing their running shoes and in hosting the featured race at the end of this film. Visit the official site at www.RunFatBoyRunMovie.com to see a trailer the DVD will be released on September 23, 2008. Order your DVD at Amazon.com where you can also order the music soundtrack.
Run for FunWith John "the Penguin" Bingham and Coach Jenny Hadfield
This 74 minute instructional DVD was released in 2006 and comes from long time Runner’s World contributor and author John Bingham. Join his uniquely inspirational humor as he is joined with Coach Jenny’s proven training advice. You will be entertained as well as educated from the very basics of running to many tips and principals that many take years of exposure to acquire. Some of the areas covered include: Specific training programs to meet your level of fitness, the "circle of success", selecting the proper shoes and clothing, stretching exercises, proper eating for performance and weight loss, and many stories that will encourage you to take the steps needed to begin and maintain your own fitness routine. Place an order at Amazon.com, where you can read reviews that show how this production can be a life changing experience. To learn more about "the Penguin", his philosophies, and to see a short clip, visit his official website at JohnBingham.com.
Run for Health1988, 28 minutes, Chiropractic Today Series made by the New York Chiropractic College. This title discusses both the benefits and the problems associated with running, gives tips on how to buy the right running shoe, and what to do to begin a running program. A wide range of athletes are portrayed including marathon runners, backwards runners, and athletes in wheelchairs. Hosts for this program include Mark Feldman and Margaret Mesecher with the production and direction from Michael H. Bruzik.
Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers StoryAKA: Gail Devers Story
1996, 99 minutes, PG-13 for brief language and some sexuality. They said she would never walk again, but instead she ran to capture Olympic gold- and the world’s heart- in Barcelona and again in Atlanta four years later. Now the remarkable true story of world champion track star Gail Devers’ triumph over tragedy is recreated in an uplifting tribute to the power of faith and the courage of champions. "Classy performances make this a standout," said People Magazine about Academy Award winner Louis Gossett, Jr. (An Officer and A Gentleman) as world-class coach Bob Kersee and Charlayne Woodard (Buffalo Girls) as the Olympic contender whose future is shattered when she’s diagnosed with a crippling disease. How Gail Devers regains her ability to walk, then run to become the "fastest woman on earth" just eighteen months later, is one of the greatest comeback stories in the history of sports and an extraordinary inspiration for anyone who has ever dared to dream. This description is from the back of the box of this made for cable movie that was originally broadcast on Showtime June 16, 1996. Get a new copy of this movie at Amazon.com and you can visit Gail Devers’ official web site to learn much more about this ferocious competitor. At the end of this film you will find the actual Olympic 100 meter race as well as a short interview with Gail Devers and Bob Kersee.
Run for Your LifeThe Fred Lebow Story
This film tells the story of Fischl Lebowitz, better known to the world as Fred Lebow. Fred migrated from Romania at the age of fourteen to the United States and later became obsessed with running, at the time a strange form of exercise practiced by very few New Yorkers. He organized events such as the Cherry Tree Marathon through the Bronx in 1969 and the Central Park Marathon, leading to the first-ever five-borough New York City Marathon in 1976. The story is filled with archival footage, news reports, photos, and new interviews with Lebow’s friends, family, and colleagues. Among the people who share their memories are marathoners Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter, and Grete Waitz, former mayor Ed Koch, parks commissioners Henry Stern and Gordon Davis, past presidents and board members of the New York Road Runners Club. Lebow was one of the all-time great New York characters, forever wearing a painter’s cap and sweatsuit, doing whatever was necessary to get himself and his sport to the next level. Learn more, including specific showtime information at the official movie website Fred Lebow Movie.com. This film made it’s world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in late April, 2008 and was also featured at the Running Film Festival held at the 2008 US Olympic Track & Field Trials in Eugene. A theatrical showing will be held in New York City on two screens from Wednesday, October 28 through Tuesday November 4th.
Run for Your Life1987, 78 minutes, released on VHS in 2001 by Video Search of Miami from the Italian motion picture with subtitles in Portuguese by Frementle Films. Major Charles Forsythe (Carradine) is a Vietnam veteran U.S. Army officer stationed near Rome. He is a brutal, if effective, commander who was "fragged" by his own men in Vietnam. When he is denied promotion because of the number of men injured during his training exercises, he takes out his anger by beating his pregnant wife Sarah (Hutton). She miscarries. On her release from the hospital, Sarah is determined to get back into shape and begins running. She meets Alan Morani (Segal) a former Olympic runner who is a paraplegic as the result of a car accident. Morani offers to coach Sarah to run in the Rome marathon, a race which her husband has won two years in a row. Sarah realizes that winning the race is the best way to avenge the death of her baby and destroy her husband’s ego. She moves in with Morani and wins the race, but that triggers one final assault by the deranged Major. The director of this film was Terence Young and the writing was provided by Robert Brodie Booth.
Run for Your Life1978, 17 minutes, 16mm format, issued by Perspective Films. This educational film shows the importance of cardiovascular health in today’s society and closely examines why millions of North Americans have taken up jogging as a viable form of fitness. Narrated by Henry Ramer, directed by Nicolas Stiliadis and written by John Rammell.
Run Like A GirlA film about three generations of women distance runners
40 minutes. Produced, directed, and edited by Charlotte Lettis Richardson (read interview). This film highlights three women runners from three different generations and their stories about the challenges of being a women runner. The first athlete is the remarkable Doris Brown Heritage, 2 time Olympian and 5 time World Cross Country Champion (see Hall of Fame Biography). The second runner is Charlotte Richardson who actually spanned the time before and after Title IX. Last, is a young high school cross country runner facing today’s challenges. Although the stories are presented in a personal manner, they are very representative of each of the women’s time in history. This film combines recent digital footage, archival footage, found footage, newspaper articles and photographs to tie it together. The Guild Theater in Portland, Oregon hosted the World Premier of this production in December 2004 and the official release is in 2005. To order this film, as well as view a timeline on women’s running, visit the official website: Run Like A Girl Film.com.
Run Like HellThis DVD by Fatto A Mano Studios features 2004 Olympian Anthony Famiglietti (pronounced "Fam-ILL-let-EE") who is more commonly known in running circles as ‘Fam’. His running event of choice is the 3000 meter steeplechase (8:17.91) although with personal bests ranging from 3:55.71 in the mile to 27:37.74 in the 10,000 meters it is clear that his range is wide. Fam pursues his racing with a reckless abandonment that this production reflects by giving fans of distance running a first hand glimpse into what it’s like to be a professional runner. This documentary shows the everyday life of Fam as well as insights into the training and racing found in the technical event of the steeplechase. Visit official web site at RunFam.com where you can view fast paced trailers, photo gallery, read current news, and place your order. You can also view Fam’s complete running biography (1996 to present) at USATF.com
Run Lola RunAKA: Lola rennt
Released in Europe in 1998 and in the United States in 1999 this German motion picture, with English subtitles, lasts 81 minutes and is rated R (15 for PAL versions). This film explores the events that fate alone controls and displays the constant "what ifs" that occur every moment and that can easily change the happenings of the next. The film follows the events between a woman, Lola (Franka Potente), and her boyfriend, Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu), who she desperately tries to save from death by helping him obtain a huge amount of money he carelessly lost. It takes you on three different journeys with Lola from the time she receives a frantic phone call until the ultimate outcome from the twists of each scenario. This film has received more movie reviews than any other film listed in this filmography. Search more than 150 reviews, including several languages represented. Themes weave through this story, so as you watch pay particular attention to the number twenty, spirals, red, breaking glass, and clocks. The musical score by Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, and Tom Tykwer (also director and writer of this movie) is extremely powerful and for music information view the Soundtrack Page. For an educational breakdown, obtain a 14 page film discussion guide that explores scenes, structure, flash-forwards, character development, visual styles and more from Film Education.org. To visit the official film site go to Sony Pictures.com and you can order from Amazon.com in several versions including VHS with English subtitles, VHS dubbed in English or DVD widescreen. Go to the Cover Art Page to see five different images that have been used to promote this motion picture.
Run Natasha RunThe first 42 kilometers are the hardest
2004, 52 minutes, Greek with English subtitles. For her third film, Director Angelike Contis (read interview) captures the one and a half year journey of Natasha as she prepares to run her first marathon. Natasha is a 29-year-old Athens journalist and you look through her eyes as she shares her struggles with her health and various training methods to ultimately reach her goal. The seasons pass and Natasha talks directly to the camera to provide updates on her progress or challenges that she faces along the way. She volunteers at several races, primarily ultramarathon events, as she keeps connected to the running scene in Greece. You will see numerous comments from coaches, amateur runners, and even elite athletes such as Yiannis Kouros (ultramarathon champion) and Naoko Takahashi (Sydney Olympics marathon gold medalist in 2000). The pinnacle of this production is reached when Natasha travels to Germany and competes in the 29th Berlin marathon. This film premiered at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival on March 19th, 2004. Order your PAL or NTSC version of this film by using the e-mail address located under "Contact" at the official web site, Run Natasha Run.com.
Run or Walk for Your LifeAKA: Running & Jogging
As part of Wellness Week at William Rainey Harper College this 1987 film highlights Julie Hunter and Laura Adams as they discuss proper techniques for jogging as well as exercise guidelines and shoe selection. This instructional film lasts 41 minutes and is quite rare.
Run With UsReleased in late 2001, this 5-minute musical pictorial video depicts inspirational highlights of running in the United States and the Road Runners Club of America’s key role that they have played. The slideshow of images is set to the song by U2, Where the Streets Have No Name. This video is designed to evoke strong emotions of camaraderie and pride and viewers may come away with a renewed sense of interest for their sport, and for the the RRCA that helps long distance running prosper. This presentation was produced by Megan Kearney and made possible by grants from Avon, Inc. and Henley Gabeau. A notable quote that is shown is from Dr. George Sheehan: "I run so I do not loose the me that I was yesterday...and the me I might become tomorrow."
Clark Campbell, former professional triathlete and University of Kansas coach, hosts this 2005 release that gives 42 minutes of instruction on how to improve your run segment of the triathlon. This is one of six DVDs in this series aimed at improving technique and training methods for the beginner through advanced athlete. The first segment of this production, "Proper Running Technique", focuses on establishing an efficient running posture and breathing techniques to maximize efficiency. Coach Campbell then discusses and demonstrates common errors often found in running form. Drills are used to highlight changes that you can use to ensure proper running form, including specific technique instruction for uphill and downhill running. In the second portion, "Training", Campbell offers a classroom style lesson that includes the following topics: Use of heart rate and pace, training zones, variety of terrain for quality workouts, long run strategies, brick workouts, and incorporating road and track races as a part of training. Pick up your copy direct from Championship Productions.com where you can also view a sample clip.
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