• When: 2019-08-12
  • QIC: Ken Doll
  • The PAX: Pups, Po, Pickle, MacGruber, Hemingway, Short Haul, Goodman, Ken Doll

Big Loop (with a note to all pedestrians)

Another day at Stride with 8 men getting a little better…

Conditions: 75 degrees, humid

The Thang:

Count off

Take 6 toward LES
R on Corley
L on Dreher
Cross at light at LMS
Run sidewalk on Cola Ave/West Main
L on Chariot by Goodwill/Rileys
Run Duffie
R on Gibson
L on 6 (S. Lake)
Back to the flag


Mileage: 6.1
Elevation: 280 ft
Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/17336167

Prayer Requests:

-Maybe I’m just hypersensitive to it fresh off our SAFE Lexington meeting last night but allow me share to what I witnessed this AM while running: I saw one Stride runner blow through an intersection with red light to beat an approaching car that had a green light. It wasn’t a close call but why take the chance? Not 3 minutes later, I saw 2 non-F3 runners running in the median. At the end of the route, I saw 2 Stride runners cross 6 with cars approaching. On the way home, I saw an elderly lady walking Wise Ferry (busy road with no shoulder) and changing sides of the road each time a car passes.

To all pedestrians: If we don’t change our habits, we will have another tragic event. We learned at the SAFE meeting last night, it’s on us to keep ourselves safe. Simply wearing reflective gear and headlamps doesn’t guarantee our safety. Running smartly, legally, and proactively gives us the best chance to get back home.

-Need mentors. Only takes 30 min of your week. Ask YHC for details
-IronPax Challenge. Details and registration: https://f3greenwood.com/2019/07/27/iron-pax-2019/
-8/24: Stomp the Swamp. Inquire about a discount code. https://strictlyrunning.com/images/19_StompTheSwamp.pdf
-9/6-9/7: Blue Ridge Relay
-3/27-3/28: Palmetto 200