Monthly Archives: October 2011

It wasn’t an easy choice – postponing a 50K trail run

GREEN RIDGE STATE FOREST, Saturday, Oct. 29, 12:45 p.m. — I’ve been directing footraces on and off for nearly a decade. There have been times a weather forecast caused me to consider moving or canceling an event, but I always … Continue reading

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Halloween not so dangerous after all

Parents, grab your children. Hold onto them. For Halloween is fast approaching, and nary a child is safe as dangerous ghouls and ghastly goblins hit the streets to molest or poison your offspring. The streets are not safe. Close your … Continue reading

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First Hampshire County Turkey Day run/walk announced

ROMNEY – A new running club is hitting the ground running in Hampshire County by hosting the inaugural Turkey Day 2-mile run/walk on Thanksgiving Day morning, Nov. 24, in Romney. I’m the executive director of the Mountain Maryland Marathon Club. … Continue reading

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I finally found ‘one of those roads’

 HAMPSHIRE COUNTY, W.Va. — I did it. I finally found “one of those roads.” And to think, I nearly missed it. WordPress is a fantastic place to host a free blog. One of the neat features is a large stockpile … Continue reading

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Capon Valley 50K entry opens

YELLOW SPRING, W.Va. — Entry for the annual Capon Valley 50K run in southeast Hampshire County has opened up. The 2012 edition is scheduled for May 19 and starts and finishes at the Capon Valley Ruritan Club on River Road. … Continue reading

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‘Dad, maybe we’re not crazy’ – a canoe trip down the South Branch of the Potomac River

ROMNEY, W.Va., Oct. 1, 2011 – “Dad, maybe we’re not crazy.” With those words, one might figure my 9-year-old daughter’s attitude had changed for the better. In this case, though, it only reminded me that, moments earlier, MacKenzie had considered … Continue reading

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