Saturday, January 5, 2013
Planning to run a 5k like Largo's Shamrock'n Run? Here are, key training tips and strategies from an expert personal trainer and running specialist. Plus, there's a group training program starting soon right here in Largo.
Is running or more exercise one of your New Year's resolutions? Training for a 5k is a great way to boost your cardiovascular health, reduce stress or simply add more running to your routine. Largo's Shamrock'n Run is on March 15. If you would like to train for a race right here in Largo, Highland Recreation has a group training program, which starts Jan. 23. Participants will meet for group runs and will get homework and training information. Shamrock'n Run training classes will meet every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at 400 Highland Ave. Cost is $40 for residents, $50 for non-residents. Fee includes race registration. Call (727) 518-3016 for more information. A 5K, or 3.1 miles, is perfect for beginners, but it does take some training to gain …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Fire rescue personnel from Clearwater, Largo and Safety Harbor conducted live fire training in Clearwater on Tuesday.
For four hours Tuesday morning, local firefighters conducted fire training exercises at the Clearwater Fire Rescue burn building, according to a post on the Largo Fire Rescue Facebook page. Engine 40 from Largo Fire Rescue joined Clearwater and Safety Harbor firefighters in the exercises. The crews practiced using hoses, thermal image cameras and victim searches, Largo Fire reports. "The real fire that firefighters are challenged with in training evolutions is extremely valuable and can make the difference when we respond to a true fire," Largo Fire reports.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Casey's Cookies offers developmentally and physically disabled adults the opportunity to learn teamwork and valuable job skills.
Want to give cookies to your Valentine and give back to the community at the same time? A local nonprofit bakes up eight varieties of cookies each day. The Casey Project started from the need one family saw in the community. Born with a congenital birth defect, Casey Torman persevered through nine major surgeries with a sense of humor and love of people. Despite her reduced ability to comprehend, Casey could read, write and solve simple math problems. When Casey graduated from Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg in 2010 with a special diploma, her parents wanted to find something for Casey to do that would help her be a little independent. "Casey liked cookies. She needed something to give her a purpose and a job," said Paula Van Law, …