After a high of 88 degrees earlier in the day, the temperature for this year’s Cook Medical Beat the Heat settled to a more comfortable 82 by the time the evening’s events began at 6:30. And this year kicked off a new event: the Youth Mile Race.Twelve young runners ages 6-17 lined up for this competitive race and they ran ...

For a summer evening race, it wasn’t especially hot. Clouds kept the sun from shining too brightly and an occasional breeze blew through the trees and offered a cooling moment to runners.Sandy Wetherhold made his customary speech and attempted a dramatic on-site burning of an unearned 2021 T-shirt. While the attempt did NOT go up in smoke, the crowd appreciated the ...

Reprinted from the TCTC Flyer, May/June 2017 First of all, I remember the steamy evening when it all happened like it was yesterday. It was blazing hot on a beautiful August night in 1977. It was 6 p.m. when I drove onto the Forsyth Country Day campus, where I was the track coach for over 40 years, and it was exactly ...

The Fit 4 Race Series finished up its 2021–2022 edition with a cold running of the Frosty Fifty on January 8. The race weekend kicked off with a Friday night 5K on January 7, with 28 runners showing up for an out-and-back evening run. Taking top honors in the 5K were Eric Villeneuve of Durham, overall male winner, and Heather Hugosson ...

The Winter Seminar is back for 2022, and our speaker has a great message for the running community after the challenges we’ve all faced since our last seminar in early 2020.  Abbey Cooper is a decorated Ivy League athlete, having won a total of seven NCAA titles, including being the first Ivy League athlete to win an NCAA Cross Country ...