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I've been away from all the online forums for a while... ok, more like years. But now I'm training for some serious races, and getting interested in reading about running as well as running (I'm sure I don't need to explain the sickness to any of you).<br><br>
Only, WHA?<br><br>
Coolrunning takes me to some random active.com website, I have no idea where Purple Hayes went, Kick is missing (granted, I knew about that), and I recognize people here, although I have no idea what site this is.<br><br>
Could someone give me a brief and uneditorialized timeline of what is going on?<br><br>
By the way, if any of you remember me, hi <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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I'm sure someone else can explain this better than I, but hey happy you're here! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> Oh and I don't know you because I never posted in the CH at CR, so don't wrack your brain trying to figure out who I am. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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Active bought out coolrunning, and absorbed the forums into their space. Their forum format sucks, in my opinion, and a fair amount of people left.
 

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I remember you!<br><br>
I can give you the short synopsis - Kickrunners.com was started in 2004 by myself and about 5 other people - all who had met at kicksports.com. We started as an MSN Group - later we moved to a 'borrowed' home and a 'borrowed' forum program (hosted by a musician buddy). In 2005, we moved again and created a forum using an open source program and borrowed server space from my brother... we were there until April of 2007.<br><br>
We were 'slow' to say the least - with a new post once every week or so! In Feb 07, the first influx from coolrunning.com showed up. So, in April 2007 we moved from the free forum software to this version (purchased). We also moved to our own shared server location.<br><br>
We continued to grow with influxes from coolrunning and runningforums. Finally, in Dec of 2007, with the last implosion at coolrunning.com - we were forced to move to our own dedicated server because our traffic was shutting down the shared server (which made other websites - um.. mad!)<br><br>
With 1500 members, on any given day, there are about 600 members here. We've just added a running log - it is free - but not 100% completed (still adding multipsport). You can upload logs from Coolrunning.com and Runningahead.com as well as download your own from this site. It was designed by members of this site.<br><br>
We have active forums that cover all aspects of running and then some.<br><br>
We even have training programs written by our members and are accessible in it's own forum area where the trainers can help you with them (you have to be a member to access them)<br><br>
This is a free site to it's members, but not a free site to maintain. We've got "The Store" area and park most ads there as a way to support the cost of the site.<br><br>
The Moderators are volunteers and are GREAT<br><br>
Sierra is the admin and pretty much handles 99% of all issues/concerns/cudos<br><br>
I and my brother own the site and have ultimate responsibility to keep the lights on (though he's the silent partner - unless he's drunk <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> )<br><br>
We strive to be very responsive to our members and most of the features you see here are a result of suggestions or contributions by the members.<br><br><br>
So.. That's pretty much it....<br><br>
Hope you hang out with us - you'll find a lot of old friends here and in short order, you'll have a WHOLE NEW SET OF THEM!<br><br><br>
Best<br><br>
Rich<br><i>don't forget to check out the submitted stories on the front page - all written by members of this site</i>
 

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(Wait since she's new can I pretend to be the cool kid to impress her? <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"> )<br><br>
Lots of people from the old cool running, such as PurpleHayes are members here.<br><br>
You can even send a PM to PurpleHayes if you want. Coool feature.
 

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Hey, I'm still here.<br><br>
Kick sold to CoolRunning. Purple Hayes and some other Kick people left. A bazillion people came to CoolRunning and the Clubhouse took on a life of its own. This site was started by Satfix as a spot for the old Kick people (and whoever else wanted to) to come that retained the folksiness of the old Kick, eschewing the rowdiness of the CH ... it was pretty slow here at that time. I <i>think</i> that Purple Hayes sold his site(?) Active bought CoolRunning and started to integrate it into their vast wasteland of an empire. CoolRunners hated it and left en masse. Some ended up here, others went to another site runningahead.com, many for the running log, but stayed for the message board. SueinNY and her husband started their own board at chrunners.net and many Clubhouse regulars are there.<br><br>
That about covers it. If I've forgotten some details I hope that someone else will jump in and fill in the blanks.<br><br><br>
It's nice to see you here .... how are you doing?<br><br>
What are training for? Still out here in the west?<br><br>
hup
 

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Ha, in the time that it took me to review, Rich took care of it ....... never mind.
 

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Hey Ribz - it only rained for the last 6 miles or so .... oy! Great race though.<br><br><a href="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21052" target="_blank">report here</a><br><br>
Looks like you all had a great time. Did you get to talk to RP much? We need to go up to Sac (Davis actually) and run the road mile that they have there in July. You drive for 2+ hour, run as hard as you can for 6 minutes or so, feel queasy and/or throw up, go for brews, then drive 2+ hours home. It's a blast! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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I'll take some moments to read it.<br>
I talked to RP a good bit. he's his usual machine self. I'll look into that race. We're looking at a vacation or roadtrip in late June/ early July, but I'll look into going up for it.
 

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<img alt="hello.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/hello.gif"> I remember dnagirl!!! Welcome back.
 

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Purple Hays friend Tithers posts on the multi sport forum here. I think PH is hibernating. I haven't seen him post in a while.
 

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... soon to be a miniseries. <img alt="director.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/director.gif"><br><br>
Welcome! I remember you also--I'm a refugee from CR (spent a little time there after it was co-opted by Active and turned corporate, but haven't been there for several weeks).
 

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hey all - thanks for the warm welcome. it's good to see all of you again - and to meet the people i haven't met yet!<br><br>
thanks for the synopsis (synopsi?). i never would have figured all that out by myself even with the most intrepid googling. wow, who would have thought the evolution of online running sites would have more drama than a soap opera? <img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif">
 

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Welcome! I was jmiller on Kick and I remember you well. I think I recently deleted you from my yahoo messenger contact list after like 6 yrs of not seeing you online.<br><br>
I'm glad you're here.
 
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