Hey all you real jocks out there

  • bro4bro

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    Jan 21, 2016 5:10 AM GMT
    Registration is now open for the North American OutGames, which will be held in St. Louis May 27 - June 4 (Memorial Day week in the States). Competitions will be held in 18 different disciplines, including traditional sports like swimming, track & field, softball, flag football, as well as other "sporting" activities like billiards, darts, bowling, dance... They're expecting between 3000 and 5000 competitors, mostly from the US and Canada but everyone's welcome (even str8 people).

    The detailed schedule isn't available yet and not all of the competition venues have been finalized but you can find more info here...

    https://www.naoutgames2016.org/

    I've previously competed in track at the Gay Games and the EuroGames, and had a great time at each one. The level of competition was high, the guys were very competitive but also very friendly and supportive. These are really the only events in the gay community where I typically meet a lot of guys who seem to be "like me".

    And the after parties ROCK!!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 21, 2016 6:12 PM GMT
    Would be awesome to cover this for my weekly fitness show as we are starting production for our 4th season effective Feb 1. It would be a very interesting program no doubt!
  • Fireworkz

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    Jan 23, 2016 10:44 AM GMT
    I'd be interested in track and field.
    What events can someone in their late 30s do?
    Starting from beginner?
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    Jan 23, 2016 5:46 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidWould be awesome to cover this for my weekly fitness show as we are starting production for our 4th season effective Feb 1. It would be a very interesting program no doubt!


    Can you post a link to the fitness show's page?
  • bro4bro

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    Jan 23, 2016 9:58 PM GMT
    Fireworkz saidI'd be interested in track and field.
    What events can someone in their late 30s do?
    Starting from beginner?


    The track & field competition will be a standard masters' meet, meaning separate events are run and medals awarded for each 5-year age group. So you'd really be competing only against other guys in their late 30s.

    The distances to be run on the track will go from 100m to 3000m. They'll also be doing 110m and 400m hurdles, 3000m steeple chase, long jump, high jump, triple jump, shotput, discus, hammer throw, javelin, and pole vault - hmm, well maybe pole vault isn't good for a beginner. One event fee covers as many track events as you'd like to participate in.

    Off the track, they'll be doing 5k and 10k road races, but these have a separate event fee.
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    Jan 23, 2016 10:01 PM GMT
    like this lame boring thread, has more than half a thousand views and only 3 people have responded to it
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 23, 2016 10:23 PM GMT
    FN_R5000I said
    HndsmKansan saidWould be awesome to cover this for my weekly fitness show as we are starting production for our 4th season effective Feb 1. It would be a very interesting program no doubt!


    Can you post a link to the fitness show's page?



    The show is an audio (webradio) program. Podcasts of the 50 shows from the first and second season can be heard at: www.the-cbe.org/Spirit-of-Fitness.html
    Website: http://fplanner.wix.com/spirit-of-fitness

    Youtube ("Point of Fitness" video segments)
    "Spirit of Fitness"