Category: Races and results

HEC Recap Part 3: Matter over mind

HEC Recap Part 3: Matter over mind

The last time I did a night run, it was 2015. I did the 4-mile loop at Ragnar Appalachians with a few Team Red, White and Blue members. It would be my last activity with the Morgantown chapter, as I moved the week prior.  My headlamp went out, there were rocks you had to climb … Continue reading HEC Recap Part 3: Matter over mind

HEC Race Recap: Course description

HEC Race Recap: Course description

Name of race: Hoorah 2 Heroes Law Enforcement Hill Raiser Endurance Challenge When held: Last weekend in February. In 2017, there were Saturday night and Sunday morning races. Plans in 2018 include these races, a mountain bike course and a high school race. Where held: The Highlands in Ohio County, W.Va. Course description: Looping 6-mile course … Continue reading HEC Race Recap: Course description

Finding the hero within

This is the first of a three part race recap of the Hoorah 2 Heroes Hill Raiser Endurance Challenge. Parts two and three will deal with each part of the two-day race.   The first time Mike and I meet to form our local Team Red, White and Blue chapter, we brainstormed on which groups … Continue reading Finding the hero within

Race recap: Ohio Hills Folk Festival 5k & 10k

Race recap: Ohio Hills Folk Festival 5k & 10k

QUAKER CITY, Ohio -- Nestled in the hills of Guernsey County, Quarker City is a quiet, golf-cart friendly town (look at its welcome sign) of maybe 500 people. But in early July, the village hosts one big celebration, the Ohio Hills Folk Festival. Started in the early 1900s, the festival is one of the longest … Continue reading Race recap: Ohio Hills Folk Festival 5k & 10k

Race and Book review

Race and Book review

What had I really lost? A race. That's all. Nothing was stopping me from going back out and trying again. Nothing but my own fears and insecurities. -- Bill Rogers, "Marathon Man" In 2013, I meet this wonderful runner named Jim Bailey. We were running a 10K in Coopers Rock State Forest, a hilly course … Continue reading Race and Book review