Welcome to the latest, greatest (we hope) site for masters track and field

Welcome to my pad — an old-timey masterstrack.com homepage.

May Day is known for pinko commies marching in the streets. But I was too lazy for a walk today, so I blogged instead. Today marks a new life for an old site. I launched the Masters Track & Field Home Page on AOL in February 1996. With Dave Clingan, I started masterstrack.com in 1999. Now this. Why this? It’s a long story, but I’m looking for a better platform for advertising. Stay tuned for that. Also excuse any format issues or technical hiccups as I sort out settings and customize this sucker. (I’m using a WordPress theme called MH NewsDesk.) I’m thinking of creative ways to lighten my load while I get into heavy topics here. I’ll be formally inviting y’all to submit guest columns. I’ll do polls. I’ll try my hand at photo galleries (replacing one on mcom that kind of crashed.) But don’t worry about the old site. It’ll never go away. So thanks for bookmarking this site (CNTRL-D in your favorite browser). I hope to rock you.

About the Author

Ken Stone
Ken has followed track as an athlete, writer and webmaster since the late 1960s, and saw most sessions of track and field at the 1984 Los Angeles and 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He also attended the 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Trials. He worked for 10 newspapers and now reports for Times of San Diego. Write him at TrackCEO@aol.com or kens@timesofandiego.com. Story tips always welcome!

14 Comments on "Welcome to the latest, greatest (we hope) site for masters track and field"

  1. It’ll take a while to match the 33,000 comments on the old site, but we’ll start here. The old rules still apply: You can rip me a new one, but be nice to your fellow athletes. I have the power to ban. (Look for me in the Marvel Universe.)

  2. Looks great! Best of luck on your new endeavor.

  3. Ken, congrats on another re-birth of your blog :-). Do I win a prize for posting the first comment?!?

    cheers!

  4. Looking forward to the new platform

  5. David E. Ortman (M65), Seattle, WA | May 2, 2018 at 5:48 pm | Reply

    Father: Change is inevitable except from a vending machine.
    Daughter: What’s a vending machine?

  6. Doug Thompson | May 2, 2018 at 8:35 pm | Reply

    Ken,

    As a regular writer in my professional life, and as a very enthusiastic, good but-not-yet-great runner, I would be interested in the guest column idea. I’ve thought a number of times over the years about topics I’d like to see addressed on your site.

    Let me know if you’d like some suggestions,

    Doug

  7. Thank you for keeping the sport alive. And as I answered you the first time we meet and you asked “how long have you been training?”

    My answer is still the same “What time is it?”

  8. Dave Clingan | May 3, 2018 at 11:36 am | Reply

    Blog on Ken! Thanks for so many years of dedication to the sport!

  9. Congrats on this new blog!! Looks great.
    Will be sure to follow it.

  10. Just found the new blog, really good! Always liked your other platform, this one looks more “modern”

  11. Rob Jerome | May 4, 2018 at 2:36 am | Reply

    Much success with your new blog, Ken. It looks great. Onward and upward!

  12. Stephen Gould | May 4, 2018 at 2:46 am | Reply

    Write in good health!

  13. Pino Pilotto, Luzern | May 6, 2018 at 6:09 pm | Reply

    Congratulation Ken, thanks for the old website and now for the new

  14. Suzy Wojcik | May 8, 2018 at 3:13 am | Reply

    Congratulations!!! Nice!!

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