Tuesday, August 9, 2016

It's a Wrap - Season 2016 in the Books

It's been a great SS series - we've had wonderful participation and I don't think anyone has enjoyed it more than me! We had 195 different runners take part this year. That's a heap of people. We had one perfect attendance - Bill Lacy - who finally achieved that PR he has been looking for, on the very last run. Congratulations, Bill! We had 4 people who missed only one run - Allen and Cameo Sabey, Shane Newsome, and Kermit Davis. Kim White only missed two runs. All of you did well and it was a pleasure to see you week after week. Again, much thanks to the Boone family. They are the ones who brought the oranges and cookies week after week. Evelyn, oldest daughter, helped me at the finish line for many of the runs. A big thank you to Alvin Walls as well, who missed the last few weeks with a health issue, but is doing better, I hear. Missed you, my friend, and hope to see you back next year. Also, thanks again to Bob Banks and Summer Vaughan for covering for me while I was on vacation. That's about it for now, except for the results of today's run. Hope to see all of you soon. It's been fun! Doug

Rainy Run Tonight

Looks like rain this evening for our last run - which would be great, so long as we are not having lightning problems. At least it will be cooler. Hope to see a good turnout this evening. Cool enough for a last chance PR? Doug

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Good To Be Back - AND - One More Run!

Here are the results of both runs 13 and 14. We had a great turnout, about 50 happy people. Sure was good to see all of you after my week away in Red River, New Mexico. Much thanks to Bob, Summer, and others who managed the race last week. I have posted those results along with tonight's run. AND - surprise - we are going to have one last run, August 9, same time and same place. This one will be an add-on, just for fun, and no race fee, so keep that dollar in your pocket and save it for a Summer Swing run next year (right!). What happened is that one of the Summer Swing bands missed their performance earlier in the series, and they will tag on at the end of the series. Hence they play next week, and so will we. Come out and get one last run in for this year's series. Oh, and by the way, if you missed tonight's run, you also missed the free pizza. That's the way it goes.....does not pay to miss a run! We killed ten pizzas, with absolutely nothing left over, so I am considering that my PR for the year, since I sure didn't set any records running lately :-). Much thanks to my wife Marion for picking up the pizza and talking Little Caesar's into selling us a few extras (we needed them). Also, as always, thanks to the Boone family for providing oranges and cookies, and to Evelyn and Timothy for the help at the finish line. That's it for tonight - getting late. Hope to see you next week, as we wrap up the 2016 summer series. Doug

Run is ON for August 2nd

Hopefully the line of thunderstorms will be out of here by 6pm. The run is still on, and pizza is scheduled to be delivered, so if weather is decent by 6pm come on out. Doug