Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I Used to Be Able to Fly Under the Radar...What Happened to That?

Our runing club, SERC, held the annual banquet on Sunday evening at Primo Vino restaurant in Little Italy. It was a great night with way too much delicious food. I am proud to say I was given the Don Stanley Male Runner of the Year award. Truthfully, I was surprised because there are other runners in the club who I feel deserved this more than me. Runners like Tim Clement who won the Burning River 100 miler, Dave Peterman who successfully completed more ultras last year than I ran races of any kind, and Steve Hawthorne who qualified for Boston for the first time and completed his first 100 miler in the same year. The Ruta Kunevicius Female Runner of the Year award was won by Janet Edwards, and I was really happy to see here receive it. Go Janet...and this year will be better still.

Later in the evening, we voted for the club officers. Steve Hawthorne and I were elected and VP and President, and Janet Edwards was re-elected as Treasurer. It was a great night, and I am so happy to have joind SERC a few years ago. It is a wonderful group of runners who thrive on the challenges and competition. I have received so much help and advice from the so many of my SERC friends.







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So, as if that was not enough, here is another really cool thing. Back in December, I was interviewed by Richard Lovett for an article for Competitor Northwest magazine. The article was published in the March edition. I just received a couple of copies from the editor. Click on the images to enlarge.


8 comments:

Ernesto said...

Hey, congrats on the Male Runner of the Year award - and the magazine piece!

EbethS said...

Congrats Frank, am not sure what the criteria for male runner of the year is but for what you do for the sport of running encouraging mid and back of the pack runners, making us feel like we belong, popping in here and there to encourage, you are truly deserving.
Thanks

solarsquirrel said...

Awesome article, Frank!!!
I didn't know you were a drummer!

I agree w/ EbethS - runner of the year shouldn't only be about speed (which you obviously have) it should also be about encouragement and camaraderie among members. You are one of the only fast guy runners who talks to me like I'm deserving to be in the club - it really means a lot.

E-Speed said...

Nice month for you man! ROTY, Prez, and Famous :) You earned it, you've been working hard and you are only going to get better!

Graham said...

Ditto to EbethS and solar...

Thank you for always being there with a kind word and letting those who might not be as speedy feel like we are still deserving to call ourselves "runners". For me, personally, it has meant more than you will ever know!

Congratulations!! Well Deserved!

Babs said...

Wonderful article, Frank! I also love traveling to different cities to race. Hopefully, we'll get to run together for a long time to come!

Wyatt Hornsby said...

Frank, the award is well-deserved. COngrats! And congrats too on the excellent magazine story! Wyatt

Steve Hawthorne said...

Frank, thanks for the kind words. I'm looking forward to even fasters times and longer distances from you in 2009.

Congrats!