The 2019 Iron Mountain 50K, a Labor Day weekend tradition in the mountains near the Southwest Virginia trail town of Damascus, changed Harper Lovegrove’s life. 1,326 more words
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A year ago, Blacksburg’s Skip Slocum was a sporadic runner – someone who would occasionally run for a few weeks to jump into a 5K – and then stop. 1,151 more words
Virginia Tech senior Lizzie Buckley went into the 2019 Hokie Half Marathon with a simple race plan: Don’t go out too fast – a mistake she made when she ran the race as a freshman and finished as the third overall woman – and save strength for late in the race. 2,467 more words
Laurie Bianchi started running in ninth grade after a friend encouraged her to go out for track.
“It required some coaxing because I was always the last kid picked for team sports and ALWAYS the last one to the finish in those elementary school field day 50-yard dashes,” she recalled. 1,973 more words
Humble, helpful and hard working. Smart and strong. Friendly – and fast!
Those are just a few of the ways people describe Noah Combs – one of the unsung heroes of the New River Valley running scene. 1,196 more words