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The Flash is on the Run

The Flash was on the Run Spots in the 2021 Flash 12K-6K last Saturday were at a premium and race director, Keith Rowe, was determined to fill every one of the 100 slots available with a runner. “No shows” are a mainstay of races so it is normally safe to assume that...

Hallowed Ground

When you want to tackle a difficult task, it is most helpful to have the right team and, if you can, the right time and place.  It has been nearly a year since GWTC produced a live race.  The GWTC Triathletes hosted a duathlon (run, bike, run) in October 2020. Before...

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 22, 2021

Gary Droze passed along the following information. The Boston Athletic Association (BAA) elite team will be doing 3k/5k/10k time trials at the Maclay School track at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, January 22, 2021.  Highlight event will be Erika Kemp - 2019 USA 15K National...

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...