2020 GWTC Board of Diretors

Election Results

Results from the 2020 Gulf Winds elections are in. First, thank you to the 353 club members who cast a ballot, the Club appreciates your time and thought in helping select our new board.

Without further ado the 2020 board of directors are:

President: Paul Guyas 

Vice President: Jim Halley

Secretary: Alyssa Moore 

Treasurer: David Yon

Education & lecture: Chris Stanley

Race Director: Mary Jean Yon

Social Director: Vicky Droze

  1. Herb Wills
  2. Tom Perkins
  3. Chika Okoro
  4. Tristan Lanasa
  5. Heather York
  6. Sarah Thompson
  7. Judy Alexander

 

FEATURES

A Conversation with Mark Priddy, GWTC President

Mark Priddy took over the duties of President of Gulf Winds Track Club on January 1. 2021 after winning an election.  GWTC has not escaped the challenges of 2020. Mark has done just about every job possible for GWTC and is ready to lead the club in 2021. These are...

Did You Know? – January 11, 2021

In preparation for the upcoming 30K-15K races coming on January 16, 2021, members of GWTC went to Old Centerville Road on Saturday the 9 of January to pick up trash from the road ditches.  Old Centerville Road is designate a "Canopy Road" and is surrounded by massive...

Which Way Are We Going? D Yon 01-06-21

It seems as if 2020 does not want to go away, sort of like our President.  But the calendar has turned and we are almost a week into 2021 and no one is happy with the garbage from 2020 spilling over to 2021.  It is not clear why, but many people, me included, believe...

The President Speaks Priddy

What a year! A new calendar year always brings optimism and renewed hope for better days to come. The Club is moving toward a "somewhat normal" schedule of events. Remember when real people lined up at a start line on an actual running course? That is going to happen...

A VIEW FROM THE TOP – December 27, 2020

Sitting on the front porch, lacing up my Altras in the dim but slowly brightening pre sunrise, I chanced to look east. The heavy and racing clouds were riding the morning wind, rainstorms and perhaps tornadoes are in the day's forecast. Shoes laced, I headed down the...

Community Spirit Survives 2020 Turkey Trot D Yon 12-2020

I am still not sure what I think.   I was sound asleep at 3:30 a.m. last Thursday, as was Bill Lott,  nowhere near the SouthWood State Offices Complex where the start, finish and registration take place on most Thanksgiving Day mornings. Bill McGuire had carefully...

A Perfect Day for a Stroll Down Panama City Beach D Yon 11-2020

The Ironman Florida, just over 100 miles west and south of Tallahassee in Panama City Beach, has been a favorite of Tallahassee triathletes for many years.  Maybe it is not so much a favorite as it is a rite of passage.  Triathletes from Gulf Winds make the drive to...

On the Road Again D Yon 10-2020

It has been a long time coming but I can finally start a column by saying: “18-year-old Bryce Bass was the first competitor across the finish line in the 2020 St. Marks Duathlon.   His time of 1:02:49 put him a little more than a minute ahead of Jon Nash who crossed...

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...