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Good Things Still Happen D Yon 09-2020

​Yes, good things do still happen.  Sometimes, however, it takes awhile. Approximately 40 years ago, Ervin Holiday approached the Directors of the Sickle Cell Foundation, Inc. with the idea of holding a 5K race that would serve as a fundraiser for the Foundation.  The...

A VIEW FROM THE TOP – September 6, 2020

Heading out for the early morning run when I was struck by the little breeze bending through the trees. It happens every year. If we pay attention, we runners are so attuned to the seasons, their length and intensities, the subtle changes in wind direction that herald...

Distance Running has new meaning for Hay family

We like to talk about being family in the Tallahassee and Gulf Winds Track Club running community. This week’s column is a chance to send a first-class member of that family off to college. In the “time before the virus” a crowd of runners and friends worked their way...

Grand Prix News 2020-2021

​Gulf Winds Family,  We are writing to inform you of several  updates. First of all, we have decided to officially cancel the 2020 Grand Prix competition. With the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic, we do not want to pressure any race director or potential...

Chattanooga 100 Miler and 10,000 feet of Climbing D Yon 04-2020

Compared to the marathon, relatively few individuals start and finish a race of 100 miles or more. Obviously, the distance is far greater than the marathon (26.219 miles) but that is only part of it. Most often, it means running through the night without sleep. Little...

A Long Race Running from the Virus D Yon 04-2020

March 7, 2020, was the last weekend of racing in Tallahassee. I ran the Shamrock Scurry 5K that weekend. Two weeks later, Rachel and Zack Scharlepp, directors of the Springtime Tallahassee races, were told there would be no race on March 28. Only a few days after that...

GWTC – What We’re About

GWTC Members Only Discounts

The following local businesses offer discounts to members of GWTC.     10% off running shoes and apparel 1845 Thomasville Road (850) 727-8011   10% off running shoes and apparel 2743 Capital Circle NE (850) 531-9001   Best rates + 20% discount for...

GWTC What We’re About

Gulf Winds Track Club includes joggers, runners, race walkers and triathletes of all levels of ability and training, whether they participate for competition, fitness or personal social enjoyment. Our newsletters, social meetings and lecture series inform members of...

Youth Running in the Big Bend

Junior Olympians Region 4 titles 2019 H Wills

I'm guessing that because USATF Region 4 includes three states--SouthCarolina, Georgia, and Florida--the Region 4 Junior OlympicCross-Country championship is only in Florida once every three years,and between times Georgia and South Carolina get their...

The ARP Hosts the State Championships again

Brian Miller has done an outstanding job covering high school running in Tallahassee for the Tallahassee Democrat. The Timberwolves picked up a 3rd-place finish from senior Caitlin Wilkey and a 5th-place result from senior Alyson Churchill to earn another trophy. ...

Feeling blue–Ella Porcher and Junious Brown fronted Maclay to a sweep of 1A District 2 H Wills 10-2019

There were several Big Bend Schools competing in Live Oak this morningat the 2019 1A District 2 cross-country championships. If you're tiredof reading "Maclay" and "sweep" in the same sentence, this articleoffers you no relief: "Feeling blue--Ella Porcher...

After five weeks and six meets, Leon County Schools' 2019 middle school cross-country season is over. And just like each year since 2010, the season ended with the League Championship Meet at Apalachee Regional Park. When the NCAA meet comes here in 2021,...

Twilight Invitational Report Herb Wills 2019

Junious Brown, Ella Porcher, and Maclay take the brooms to Live Oak for the Twilight Invitational  Youth Running

Kyra Swart and Patrick Koon saddle up at the Mustang Stampede Cross-Country Meet Herb 2019

There are only two meets left in Leon County Schools' 2019 middle school cross-country season, the Falcon Invitational at Phipps Park on Sept. 26 and the League Championship at Apalachee Regional Park on Oct. 3. It's a six-meet season, and the fourth meet...

School Running Grant Program

School Running Grant Program

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GWTC Volunteer Spotlight

It has been said that in most non-profit organizations 10% of the members do 90% of the work.  GWTC, though a not-for-profit entity, has historically been made up of a large number of individuals who have given much back to the club and the sport that has added so much to their lives.

There is simply no disputing that GWTC ceases to exist if its volunteers suddenly disappeared.  Fortunately, that is not going to happen.  But there is always a need for new volunteers.  Yes, it is work, but it is also very rewarding.  This feature, Volunteer Spotlight, will tell the volunteer story.  Our focus will be on members who volunteer but do not get a lot of recognition. Without these volunteers, things start falling apart very quickly.

Gulf Winds Track Club continues to be volunteer-driven and volunteer-needy.

Volunteer Spotlight – Pat Dugan

Volunteer Spotlight - Pat DuganTell us briefly about your running experience. I’ve been running for a little over 40 years. My fast days are long over but I continue to run/walk for fitness and the social aspects related to spending time with so many great...

Volunteer Spotlight Tarik Noriega

Volunteer Spotlight - Tarik Noriega Tell us briefly about your running experience. I am mostly a sprinter, but also enjoy the challenge of any race up to a 5K. Are you a member of GWTC?  How long? Yes, 13 years. You were out at Miller Landing Madness...

Volunteer Spotlight Jean Bowling & Rod Anderson

Jean Bowling joined Gulf Winds Track Club in 1979 after moving here from Montreal, Canada.  She consistently placed in her grand prix age groups, the 50s, from 1988 to 1994, and still gave her competitors a run for their money for some years after that...

Volunteer Spotlight Tom Scott

Try as he might, Tom Scott cannot get race directors to let him do anything but take photos of the runners. That’s probably because he is a Photographer Extraordinaire, catching us at our best, worst and most triumphant moments.Tom is a longtime runner and...

Volunteer Spotlight Mark Priddy

Modesty is a common character trait that I encounter each and every time I approach a potential “Spotlight” volunteer.  As you will read, Mark Priddy is no exception to that rule.  Read on, and if it’s been a while since you’ve volunteered at a race or if...

Volunteer Spotlight Jay Wallace

Whether it’s running or scoring, Jay Wallace is a “quick” study!This month’s featured volunteer took on the task of learning the Club’s scoring system to provide results for last month’s multi-distance cross country event: Miccosukee Madness 3K/5K/8K. Even...

Volunteer Spotlight The Dexters to the Rescue

Volunteerism is a very personal thing. Some people love to jump in with both feet and fill every spare moment; others prefer to dip their toes in and test the water gradually with smaller jobs of a more finite nature. Both types of volunteer spirit are...

Volunteer Spotlight Peg Griffin

This month’s “Spotlight” shines on Peg Griffin, an outstanding runner and volunteer who spends about as much time on club business as she would a full time job.  If you have ever wondered where the results of that last race you ran came from or how they...

Volunteer Spotlight Terry Massa

“What made me want to volunteer was the great feeling I had at my first 1/2 marathon at Disney and seeing all those volunteers cheer me on,” says Terry Massa, who since 2005 has volunteered in more than 19 GWTC events, including directing her own...

Volunteer Spotlight The Brew Crew

GWTC cannot survive without the efforts of hundreds of volunteers.  In a new feature the webmonster plans to shine a little light on some of those volunteers in hopes that it will convince you to be an active volunteer!Tim Brewton, February 15, 2007The...

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