Joggling

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Guinness World Record-holder Owen Morse joggling during a training session at University of California, Irvine, in 1988
This article refers to the activity. For other uses, see Joggle (disambiguation).

Joggling is a competitive sport that combines juggling and jogging. People who joggle are called jogglers.[1]

The most common objects used in joggling are juggling balls, or sometimes juggling clubs, but any set of three or more objects can be used. However, in competitions or long term events, most jogglers prefer to use palm-size beanbags stuffed with birdseed because it's light enough for long distances but heavy enough to withstand winds. [2] The juggling is usually done in a three-ball cascade pattern, which is efficient and uses the least energy. Jogglers say that the arm motions of juggling with three objects feels natural with the action and pace of jogging.

Rules[edit]

The rules that define joggling in competitions and races are:

  1. A juggling pattern must be maintained while running.
  2. If an object is dropped, the joggler must return to the point he dropped and continue.

Competition[edit]

The World Joggling Championships are held each year as one of the events of the International Jugglers' Association juggling festival, where results are recorded and medals awarded. Anyone can compete in the World Joggling Championships, but competitors need to be able to juggle three balls proficiently. All registrants must pay a fee, $12 online or $20 in person which covers all of the events entered for one juggler, and complete and sign a liability waiver. Competitors in the 100 meter 7 ball event need to be able to demonstrate a solid seven ball pattern before entering. Also, competitors in the 400 meter 5 ball event need to have completed the 100 meter 5 ball event in less than 90 seconds. [3] The current format for races at IJA festivals includes races from 100 metres to 5 kilometres, as well as relay races in which teammates pass one ball to the next relay runner, who holds two in the handoff zone. The schedule also includes a five-ball 100 metre race and a seven ball 100 metre race.

The first championships were held in 1980 at the IJA's festival in Fargo, North Dakota. They were organized by Bill Giduz, an avid joggler who edited the IJA Newsletter at the time in an attempt to interest others in the activity. Two races were held on that occasion—a 100 yard race across a football field that was won by Brad Heffler in 13.4 seconds, and a one-mile run on an indoor track that was won by Canadian comic entertainer Michel Lauzière. Lauzière was late to the start line and ran his race barefoot.

RESULTS:

2012 IJA World Joggling Championship Results
July 21, 2012
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Overall Top Performances:

Men
100 meter 3 ball Albert Lucas, 14.1
100 meter 5 ball Albert Lucas, 16.8 (#2 all time championships performance)
100 meter 7 ball Jack Denger, 1:29.9 (#9 all time championships performance)
400 meter 3 ball Chris Lovdal, 1:03.8
400 meter 5 ball Jack Denger, 2:25.4 (#1 all time championships performance)
800 meter 3 ball Len Ferman, 2:33 (#9 all time championships performance)
1600 meter 3 ball Dylan Waickman, 6:22
4x100 meter relay Team Exerball, 58.0 (Albert Lucas, Nicolas Souren, Jason Matkowski, Chris Lovdal)

Women
100 meter 3 ball Sydney Paugh, 16.4 (#4 all time championships performance)
100 meter 5 ball Riga Moettus, 1:14.1 (#9 all time championships performance)
400 meter 3 ball Maggie Armstrong, 1:34.3
400 meter 5 ball Riga Moettus, 5:23.8 (#1 all time championships performance)
800 meter 3 ball Maggie Armstrong, 3:44 (#6 all time championships performance)
1600 meter 3 ball Alayna Bowlin, 9:24
4x100 meter relay Happiness Club, 1:35.6 (Elise Johnson, Riga Moettus, Laura Schroeder, Alayna Bowlin [4]

2011 IJA World Joggling Championship Results
Rochester, Minnesota
Conditions: 96 degrees, sunny, strong headwind on homestretch

MEN
100 meter 3 ball Chris Lovdal, 14.28
100 meter 5 ball Jack Denger, 27.15
100 meter 7 ball Jack Denger, 1:02.75 (#2 all time)
200 meters 3 ball Eric Walter, 26.81 (#2 all time)
400 meters 3 ball Eric Walter 57.66 (IJA CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD – first person to break 1 minute at IJA)
800 meters 3 ball Eric Walter, 2:13.24 (IJA CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD – first person to break 2:20 at IJA) – IJA WORLD RECORD
1600 meters Billy Watson, 5:42.00
5k 3 ball Charles Schweitzer, 17:57.36 (#4 all time)
4 x 100 Relay 3 ball Chris Lovdal, Eric Walter, Tyler Wishau, Charles Schweitzer 55.82 - IJA CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD / IJA WORLD RECORD
4 x 400 Relay 3 ball Billy Watson, Jack Levy, Joey Spicola, Joe Gould 5:50.96


WOMEN
100 meter 3 ball Trish Evans, 16.29 (#3 all time)
100 meter 5 ball Taylor Glenn, 1:12 (#5 all time)
100 meter 7 ball Taylor Glenn, 5:21.13 (#2 all time)
200 meters 3 ball Trish Evans 31.83 (IJA CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD / IJA WORLD RECORD)
400 meters 3 ball Maggie Armstrong, 1:36.31
800 meters 3 balls Trish Evans, 2:44.73 (IJA CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD / IJA WORLD RECORD)
1600 meters 3 balls Sydney Paugh, 10:18.29
5k 3 balls Trish Evans, 21:46.28 (IJA CHAMPIONSHIP RECORD / IJA WORLD RECORD )
4 x 100 Relay 3 balls 1 Grace Boatman, Maggie Armtstong, Sydney Paugh, Hannah Bowlin 1:17.98 (IJA championship record, IJA World record)
4 x 400 Relay 3 balls Grace Boatman, Maggie Armtstong, Sydney Paugh, Hannah Bowlin 8:01.77 (IJA championship record, IJA World record)

Results from the 2010 World Joggling Championships
July 27, 2010 in Sparks, Nevada:

2010 MEN's RESULTS:

7 ball 100 meters Lauge Benjaminsen 58.4

5 ball 100 meters Lauge Benjaminsen 24.0

3 ball 100 meters Chris Lovdal & Tyler Wishau (tie) 13.9

3 ball 200 meters Sean Carney 29.5

3 ball 400 meters Chris Lovdal 1:07.9

3 ball 800 meters Tyler Wishau 2:23.6

3 ball 1600 meters Billy Watson 5:27

3 ball 5000 meters Tyler Wishau 19:41

2010 WOMEN'S RESULTS:

7 ball 100 metres Meagan Nouis 3:05.8

5 ball 100 meters Mara Moettus 1:38

3 ball 100 meters Heather Marriott 20.1

3 ball 200 meters Heather Marriott 42.1

3 ball 400 meters Heather Marriott 1:38.3

3 ball 800 meters Heather Marriott 3:39.3

'"IJA World Ball Juggler"' 3 ball 50 meters Jason Cunningham 2:46.1

2009 IJA World Joggling Championship Gold Medalists:
Men's Open:

7 Ball 100 Meter: David Ferman, 1:06

5 Ball 100 Meter: David Ferman, 22.6

3 Ball 100 Meter: David Ferman, 13.9

3 Ball 200 Meter: David Ferman, 27.9

3 Ball 400 Meter: David Ferman, 63.2

3 Ball 800 Meter: Tyler Wishau, 2:21

3 Ball 1600 Meter: Tylyer Wishau, 5:33

3 Ball 5k: Tyler Wishau, 18:47

2009 IJA World Joggling Championship Gold Medalists, Woman's Open:

5 Ball 100 Meter: Taylor Glenn 1:07.5

3 Ball 100 Meter: TIE Taylor Glenn and Hanna Stoehr :18.85

3 Ball 200 Meter: Sofia Meyer :44.75

3 Ball 400 Meter: Heather Marriott 1:30.6

3 Ball 800 Meter: Heather Marriott 3:47

3 Ball 1600 Meter: Heather Marriott 8:33

2008 IJA World Joggling Championship Gold Medalists Men's Open:

5 Ball 100 Meter - Andrew Ruiz 31.6

3 Ball 100 Meter - Jeremy Stanley 14.1

3 Ball 200 Meter - Benjamin Thompson 29.9

3 Ball 400 Meter - Perry Romanowski 1:06

3 Ball 800 Meter - Lenny Ferman 2:23

3 Ball 1600 Meter - Lenny Ferman 5:40

3 Ball 5k: Perry Romanowski 21:50

Additional races and exhibitions have been organized in recent years by Albert Lucas for the International Sport Juggling Federation, including an exhibition race at the 2001 Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon. Lucas has joggled marathons, and has joggled in races over hurdle courses.

IJA CHAMPIONSHIP RECORDS:

Men 100 meter 7 ball Lauge Benjaminsen 58.4 2010
Men 100 meter 5 ball Albert Lucas 15.5 2002
Men 100 meter 3 ball Owen Morse 11.9 1988
Men 200 meter 3 ball Chris Essick 26.5 2002
Men 400 meter 3 ball Owen Morse 57.4 1990
Men 800 meter 3 ball Eric Walter 2:13 2011
Men 1600 meter 3 ball Kirk Swenson 4:44 1986
Men 5k 3 ball Mike Hebebrand 17:37 1990
Men 4 x 100 meter 3 ball Chris Lovdal, Eric Walter, Tyler Wishau, Charles Schweitzer 55.8 2011
Men 4 x 400 meter 3 ball Team Exerball (Albert Lucas, Owen Morse, Jon Wee, Tuey Wilson 3:57 1990

Women 100 meter 7 ball Meagan Nouis 3:06 2010
Women 100 meter 5 ball Heather Marriott 42.8 2002
Women 100 meter 3 ball Lana Bolin 14.9 2000
Women 200 meter 3 ball Trish Evans 31.8 2011
Women 400 meter 3 ball Christa Rypins 1:16 1990
Women 800 meter 3 ball Trish Evans 2:45 2011
Women 1600 meter 3 ball Gabrielle Foran 5:58 2013
Women 5k 3 ball Trish Evans 21:46 1997
Women 4 x 100 meter 3 ball Flamingo Club (L. Kaseman, D. Finnigan, B. Kresser, B. Neeser) 1:21 2004
Women 4 x 400 meter 3 ball Rice, Roy, Finnigan, Harr 6:11 2006

Recent international media footage has featured the battle for the marathon record between Canadian Michal Kapral and American Zach Warren. The history of the record includes:

  • 2:50:9 September 2007—Toronto: Michal Kapral (Canada);
  • 2:52:15 November 2006—Philadelphia: Zach Warren (USA);
  • 2:57:39 September 2006—Toronto: Michal Kapral (Canada);
  • 2:58:23 April 2006—Boston: Zach Warren (USA);
  • 3:06:45 April, 2006—Boston: Michal Kapral (Canada);
  • 3:07:5 November 2005—Philadelphia, PA: Zach Warren (USA);
  • 3:07:46 September, 2005 – Toronto, Canada: Michal Kapral (Canada);
  • 3:20:49 August, 2000—Karlsruhe, Germany, Paul-Erik Lillholm (Norway);
  • 3:22 1988—Salmon River, Idaho: Ashrita Furman (USA) ;
  • 4:04 1987—Los Angeles, CA: Albert Lucas (USA)

At one point, Albert Lucas simultaneously held the record for "Most Objects Juggled" and "Fastest Marathon While Juggling."

Records[edit]

Current Guinness World Record-holders include:

  • Kirk Swenson (16:55, 5 kilometers, 1986)
  • Owen Morse (13.8, 100 meters, 5 balls, 1988; 11.68, 100 meters, 3 balls, 1989)
  • Franz Roos (56.06, 400 meters, 1997)
  • Owen Morse, Jon Wee, Tuey Wilson, and Albert Lucas (3:57.4, mile relay, 1990)
  • David Ferman (2:55.3, 1000 meters, 3 balls, 2011)
  • Will Howard (4:42, mile, 2003)
  • Michal Kapral (36:27, 10 kilometers, 2006)
  • Michal Kapral (2:50:09, marathon, 2007)
  • Perry Romanowski (8:23:52, 50-mile ultra marathon, 2007)


On July 27, 2012 Matthew Feldman, a University of Florida student, broke a Guinness World Record for joggling. He joggled one mile with five balls in 6 minutes and 33.65 seconds, beating the previous record of 7 minutes and 41 seconds, which was held by Bill Gillen. [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NY Times: "Joggling the Marathon" (Oct. 28, 2012)
  2. ^ Beck, S. (2012, October 18). 3 Beanbags and 26.2 Miles. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/19/sports/ joggling-the-marathon-3-beanbags-and-26-2-miles.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
  3. ^ International Jugglers' Association. (n.d.). 32nd annual IJA World Joggling Championships. Retrieved December 6, 2012, from International Jugglers' Association website: http://www.juggle.org/pastfestivals/joggling/
  4. ^ International Jugglers' Association. (n.d.). 32nd annual IJA World Joggling Championships. Retrieved December 6, 2012, from International Jugglers' Association website: http://www.juggle.org/pastfestivals/joggling/
  5. ^ Ruth, D. (2012, July 27). College student breaks Guinness World Record in joggling at Rice University. Rice University News and Media. Retrieved from http://news.rice.edu/2012/07/27/ college-student-breaks-guinness-world-record-in-joggling-at-rice-university/

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