A ROAD RACE DIRECTOR SHARES HIS PET PEEVES ABOUT RUNNERS

A ROAD RACE DIRECTOR SHARES HIS PET PEEVES ABOUT RUNNERS

I am a race director, but I was a runner before I was a race director, so I’m not totally the enemy. Frankly, I think of myself as a runner first and then a race director.

VIDEO: COMMENCEMENT SPEECH TO THE TABOR ACADEMY

VIDEO: COMMENCEMENT SPEECH TO THE TABOR ACADEMY

Years ago when asked what I did for a living, I use to embarrassingly mumble, “I am a race director!”  So, what the heck does a race director do?  Put a chalk mark in the road and yell go??  Now I say, by producing all the events I do, I help raise the level of self-esteem and self-confidence of tens of thousands of people in America. 

WHAT HAS DEFINED YOUR SUCCESS?

WHAT HAS DEFINED YOUR SUCCESS?

I'm a more recent member of your fandom and after learning a little about your history, I was very inspired but left wondering a few things. Everything you have accomplished, athletically and professionally, is really impressive. You've spent your life doing things that most people would never even attempt. Most people lack the courage and the drive.

HOW DO RUNNERS VIEW CLYDESDALE DIVISIONS?

HOW DO RUNNERS VIEW CLYDESDALE DIVISIONS?

I've seen races with Clydesdale categories. As an XL runner, I'd find it attractive to race against others in my weight category- I might win! But how does the racing community view this? Is it viewed like age categories? Or would I just be the "fastest of the fatties?" The name "Clydesdale" really doesn't help that image. Please share your thoughts.