running start


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running start

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Noun1.running start - a racing start in which the contestants are already in full motion when they pass the starting linerunning start - a racing start in which the contestants are already in full motion when they pass the starting line
racing start - the start of a race
2.running start - a quick and auspicious beginning
start - the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start"
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Taking a running start, his nimble legs carried him easily over and balanced neatly upon the end of the broad log.
Going back twenty paces, he took a running start, and at the edge of the well, leaped upward and outward in an attempt to gain the opposite side.
If he could reach the bottom and cover half the distance to the tree that stood in the center of the gulch he would feel comparatively safe for then, even if Numa appeared, he felt that he could beat him either to the cliff or to the tree, but to scale the first thirty feet of the cliff rapidly enough to elude the leaping beast would require a running start of at least twenty feet as there were no very good hand- or footholds close to the bottom--he had had to run up the first twenty feet like a squirrel running up a tree that other time he had beaten an infuriated Numa to it.
The decision of the Killarney stewards that he had gained an advantage by getting a running start against his opponents is not that clear-cut if you are administering even a black-and-white interpretation of the law, and it seems strange to apply it in this case when occurrences like this are not that infrequent.
And to coincide with the Tour de France visiting the UK again in a couple of weeks Rhyl CC are running Go-Ride Racing on Sunday, July 13 and Sunday, July 20 (9.30am) instead of the normal coaching session, where novices are invited to try out a one lap time trial, a three lap race with running start and a 'slow' race.
I recently had the pleasure of attending an awards breakfast sponsored by the Community College System of New Hampshire to recognize high school professionals who have promoted the opportunities available to their students through the system's "Running Start" program.
After interviewing two Worcester startups - Running Start, which offers new ventures office space and access to advisers, and SidewalkAd, which lets small businesses display mobile ads to potential customers - I have some questions about whether they can succeed.
The eStart program is an extension of the Running Start program in which participating high schools and the community colleges allow high school students to take college-level classes at their high schools at a reduced rate and earn credit for colleges in and out of New Hampshire.
She can't vote yet, but Natasha Dupree, 17, already thinks politics--thanks, in part, to Running Start. Last year, the team behind Women Under Forty Political Action Campaign (WUFPAC), a bipartisan group that works to get young women elected to federal office, began Running Start, a non-profit with the goal of engaging high school girls in the political process.
This report provides an overview of the Running Start program; data about student participation rates and academic performance; updates on savings to families, taxpayers and the state; and new information about national trends in dual-credit programs.
On June 17 competitors from various replica clubs will line up period-correct recreations of classic sports-car racers before competing in a running start where the drivers will run to their cars, climb in and start their engines before pulling away at high speed.