Gibson Guitar 5K Memphis, TN. Race is run on a Friday night in downtown Memphis. The race runs down Beale Street on Friday night at 7:00pm so it has unique crowd support. The Overall and Master awards are the head of a Gibson guitar mounted on a base.
Hill and Dale 8K The race begins on the road and then turns onto a very hilly bike path. When the race began it was clear that I was racing for the Masters title because the leader ran off and left everyone. I was probably 100m back when the race turned on the bike path. The problem was that the course sentry just stood there as the 2 of us went by. After about another 200m I looked back and no one was following us. I turned back and yelled at leader and he didn't hear me. By the time I got back on course I had gone from 2nd to 8th. As I passed each runner I thanked them for yelling and letting me know that I had missed turn. I finally caught the leader in the last mile and won the race. The guy that was leading finally turned around after he ran out of the park.
Worst training habit: Inconsistency
"It is better to have led and lost than to have never led at all." William Shakespeare medieval distance runner.
I have been running for over 34 years. I ran my 1st road race in September of 1980. I have raced all distances from the mile to 50k. I also have coached cross country at Westminster Christian Academy in Huntsville for the past 8 years. Last year my boys team won the AHSAA 3A State Championship, the top 5 runners were All State.