And he dug into his dusty archives to come up with a way of tormenting me. Turns out we ran in the same race back in 1978, with 3 other teammates. I'd rather forget the Pagoda 1/2 Marathon Classic in Reading PA.
The Pagoda sits on top of the mountain above Reading, so probably all of you have seen it without the shivers I get every time. The race started in downtown Reading and the Pagoda was the turn-around spot. In other words, the first half is all uphill and the second half is all downhill. I was a pretty good uphill runner, but not very good at running downhill. That meant a splendid turn-around place every year and then watch as people passed me the whole second half.
Turns out that 5 PSU runners were there, including the winner, "Noisy" Jim Clelland!
- (1) Jim Clelland 1:07:17
- (14) Dave Baskwill 1:12:30
- (20) Harry Smith 1:13:26
- (30) Doug Kent 1:14:48
- (35) Rich Prann 1:15:10
|Some say that's me on the right of the pic next to the bushy-haired Mark Amway!|
|"Noisy" Jim Clelland breaks the tape.|