Thursday, April 16

Ragnar Trail Relay 2015

A Ragnar Trail Relay is a 24-hour, 8-man team race along beautiful (and often, very challenging) trails.  Starting on Friday, running all through the night, and ending on Saturday a Ragnar is a combination endurance race, camping trip, bonding retreat, and outdoor party.
For the second year, I ran with the "Radical Reformed Runners," a group of remarkable men from all around the Southeast, bound together by their love of the Gospel, the fellowship of like-minded men, and physical fitness.  Though none of us are anything like elite athletes, we finished this year 38th out of more than 200 teams.
A good time was had by all--and good times were had by all. 

Thursday, February 19

2015 Hot Chocolate 15K

The 2nd annual Hot Chocolate 15K was, quite appropriately, run on Valentine's Day this year. It was very cold (21 degrees at start time) but 7,000 enthusiastic runners turned up to run regardless. From Bicentennial Park, through downtown, across the Church Street Bridge, toward Vandy, around Centennial Park, and back, it was a great course with several challenging hills. But oh, what a blast.

I had a 1:18.32 clock time; 1:24.48 gun time; 15K which comes out to about a 8.26 per mile pace. Not bad for an old geezer!