Running Tip: Join a Running Club or Group

Here is a running tip for you if you are new to running or have been a runner all your life, joining a running club or group can be a great way to get in shape and stay in shape. If you are scratching your head wondering how in the world a group of runners […]

Image of running club from wikipedia. Club pictured is Marathon Club.

University of Washington. Seattle, WA, USA

Gas Works Park to University of Washington Loop

In this month’s run I started from Gas Works Park on a gorgeous September day and ran to the University of Washington (UW) via the Burke-Gilman trail and made a loop around the campus. It was as perfect a day for a run as you could dream up and Gas Works Park gives a view […]


Carkeek Park 3.5 Mile Trail Run

Tucked away in the northwest corner of Seattle is Carkeek Park another excellent park for runners in the Emerald City. A watershed with miles of beautiful trails with spectacular views, a beach, an orchard and public art to enjoy along the way Carkeek is worth exploring. The longest trail is the Piper Creek trail which […]

Apples in Carkeek Park. Seattle, WA, USA

Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA, USA

Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park 4 Miler

Seattle Art Museum Sculpture Park is one of my favorite parts of the city.  It was one of my first stops to visit when I came to Seattle in April of 2008 as I watched a documentary on PBS the year before that featured the living sculpture located in the Olympic Sculpture Park.  You can […]


Golden Gardens Park 4 Miler

Golden Gardens park is a prime beach location in North Seattle.  There are not a lot of trails in the park but the beautiful surroundings make it a great start/finish point for some great runs.  Golden Gardens also offers many stairs for strength workouts.  There are always people there climbing the stairs for a workout. […]

One of North Seattle's best beaches.  Also, a nice spot to star/end a run from or get a great stair or hill workout.

RJB map.  Now you can easily find RJB runs in your geography.

New RJB Map – Blogging With Geography

May should be Map month (it’s almost the same word) because I am adding 2 new maps in May.  This one adds a new wrinkle into finding the best running spots, geography. Seattle is a great city for runners, and RJB map shows you exactly where to find the best trails.  I will also post the […]


Running Tip: Race Maps – Easily Find a Race Near You!

Race-calendar.com designed a great free map for runners: race maps! Need to find a race?  Need to promote a race?  This map has one near you! I love maps and any excuse to use a new one is good with me. I created a page especially for Race Maps at RJB (see ‘Races’ page link up top) […]

race map

Discovery Park Lighthouse and home.

Discovery Park 5 Miler

This was my first time exploring Discovery Park.  Kind of surprised as I have lived here in Seattle for 6 years now, and Discovery Park is a beautiful place.  I will return for many more runs. Great rolling running/hiking trails with spectacular views.  It was easy to get about 4.5 miles out of one single […]


Welcome to My Running Blog

Welcome to runjohnboyle.com (RJB), my personal running blog. RJB is a running blog, but I will post other topics as well because sometimes other things impact running. My focus is to log my favorite runs, through photos, to share with other runners/joggers/walkers/hikers in an effort to inspire others to try running just for the enjoyment […]

Seattle Center Run