Behind the headlines

I’m a 33-year-old father of three. Noah’s 12 – a studious, smarter-than-the-average-bear kind of kid; MacKenzie’s 10, a I-just-want-a-pet-maybe-a-horse kinda gal and Baby Joe – he’s 2 1/2 – well, his is an interesting story (one that he tells in a mixture of English and gibberish which we affectionately refer to as Joepanese – it’s gotten much better in the last 6 months).

Update 5/22/2012: My day job is as a reporter with the Shelton-Mason County Journal in Washington. I often joke that I do the journalism gig so I can feed my running habit – and that’s probably more than half true. Still, I believe in the long-lasting value of telling the stories of the people in a small town. Whether it’s a watchdog role or telling about the life of someone who recently passed, everyone has a story. Everyone.

In my spare time, I serve as executive director of the Potomac Highlands Distance Club, a member of the Road Runners Club of America. Read more, and get our 2012 calendar, at

I run. I write. I read. And with all else, I do the best I can.

— Kevin Spradlin

Potomac Highlands Distance Club


One Response to Behind the headlines

  1. Jonathan Bellingham says:

    Kevin, It’s Jonathan Bellingham. Remember when we met last fall at the Ruritan 5k and I was training for the senior olympics? Well, I qualified last weekend at the VA senior games in Richmond. I finished 3rd in the 1500m with a time of 5:09, 10 seconds under the standard. So I will be heading to Cleveland July 2013 for the nationals. Thought you would appreciate it! See you around the running trails….

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