24 May '13, 1pm

To those special people who make it all happen. RDs!!!!

To those special people who make it all happen. RDs!!!!

David has been directing races in the central-Virginia area since the early ’80s and he has consistently done them “his way.” As the years have gone by and his following has grown, his style has become one that is at once incorrigible and delightful. Perhaps the best two indicators of that are the following stories. One, during the prize drawing during the pre-race meeting the night before Promise Land, David pulls names out of a hat to give away prizes. When he pulls the names out, if he doesn’t feel like giving the named person a prize, he just folds the paper back up and puts it back in the hat. Then, the next day when everyone finishes, he personally and enthusiastically greets every finisher with kind exhortations like “You got chicked, Chicken Boy.” and “Pretty smart run for such a stupid girl.” Needless to say, there is only one Horty.

Full article: http://www.irunfar.com/2013/05/an-ode-to-race-directors-e...

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