About Me

I am a former middle school track coach and have 3 kids of my own who are running - 1 in college, 2 post-collegiate. I stay fit by chasing them - and my 4 dogs.

My Middle School team won 3 State Track titles over a 4 year period.

My wife and I are runners, but mainly train and compete in triathlon/duathlon.

When I'm not coaching, I announce Cross-Country & Track meets; I am a free-lance sports photographer & like to hike, rock climb, fish the creeks with TrackXCGuy and on rainy days, work on my O-Gauge Trains!!!

Discussion Posts

Topic/Message
2 years ago Sad news
I have never been a very good reader - but - I read his autobiography by Laura Hillenbrand in one...
3 years ago How hard is it to change a number?
@backofthepack Always prepared - will a roll of paper towels suffice? As I announce the lane...
3 years ago How hard is it to change a number?
@backofthepack Just walked in from setting up. Course looks GREAT :) Not only is it on th...
3 years ago How hard is it to change a number?
@official Now that we can move on to Saturday - - Let's get excited for a beautiful day at t...
3 years ago Article Comment: Lexington Catholic Small School Race Breakdown
This is a very nice work of art. Excellent videography! Are you going to CCCNYC?
3 years ago State Meet Awards?
@CoachMark Thank you all for the kind words - but Mark - but what we really needed was a bit ...
3 years ago oldest hs track meets in the state
Dodd, the results on E.G. Plummer that came out yesterday had 16th annual listed at the top. For...
3 years ago oldest hs track meets in the state
Never mind - 16th annual on that one. I was thinking about the legend himself - Coach Plummer.
3 years ago oldest hs track meets in the state
E.G. Plummer Invitational in Danville might make that list.
4 years ago A question
@jscott Good luck tomorrow!!
4 years ago USATF Club Nationals - Lexington, KY
Did I see Michael Eaton on the list?!!? Eaton & Webb in the same race.......nice.
4 years ago USATF Club Nationals - Lexington, KY
@RunBikeRun Masters Men division John's Run/Walk - Christian Coy, Chris Grecco, Glen Mays, Ri...
4 years ago USATF Club Nationals - Lexington, KY
Was looking over entries this morning & noticed a name running for Team Nike - Alan Webb. Last y...
4 years ago Louisville NCAA Schedule
I was honored to have been a part of this meet. If you weren't there - you missed the ROAR (see ...
4 years ago Meet of Champions Lost & Found
Bumpity-bump
4 years ago Meet of Champions Lost & Found
I finally unloaded my stuff from MOC - I have the following unclaimed items remaining in my cache...
4 years ago What makes the Meet of Champions truly great?
@KennyJoe If it's the photos - I'm sitting at my desk right now going thru what's called post-...
4 years ago Article Comment: KY Running Blogs: Finding Post-Season Success
@backofthepack I've largely stayed off the message boards but this is a topic I didn't announ...
4 years ago Guess how many miles I drove this Spring to meets since January?
After actually paying attention to all the 'clues' above that I missed, I'm submitting my revised...
4 years ago Landon Young from Jessie Clark
@Randallyoung What a nice young man he is!!!! I enjoyed interviewing him after his throws on...
4 years ago Guess how many miles I drove this Spring to meets since January?
I'm recalculating my earlier guess based on the number of times I saw you this year and other fac...
4 years ago We are sorry but those officials have already left.
Ironically, I happened to be announcing a portion of the meet from the pole vault venue when the ...
4 years ago Guess how many miles I drove this Spring to meets since January?
17,572
5 years ago accuracy of state course
@CoachMark Ha, ha - I'm done with the wheel for awhile………My hand is cramping from tryin...
5 years ago accuracy of state course
Just had to see for myself.......measured it like I would run it - SLOW. It took me 1hr 45min to...
5 years ago State Cross Country Meet instructions
Hmmmmm......no more cowbell?? http://cache.milesplit.com/user_files/36680/morecowbell-784698.j...
5 years ago Reason(s) for the two DQs?
@RunBikeRun OK - hit the return button before finishing the post.........I should be dq'd. ...
5 years ago Reason(s) for the two DQs?
Well - from my vantage point, the celebration started before the turn to the finish (not as he cr...
5 years ago Franklin County Invitational 2011
To soften up the thread a bit - - here's a link to some pretty neat pics I shot at about the 800m...
5 years ago Funny and Random Comments from XC Meets
From a coach..........."Do we have to run through this?" Mud - at a very wet Meet of Champions ...
5 years ago Congratulations to Coach Heim
Yes indeed - very deserving. Congrats Rick. JJ
5 years ago Two turn Stagger
1-turn stagger would work - IF and only IF - kids actually knew how to cut in - or break - to the...
6 years ago Track State Meet Dates
2008 @ UofL http://cache.milesplit.com/user_files/36680/dscf0009.jpg
6 years ago Article Comment: CCCNYC Entry List
@jasondschwabxc Jason, Try Tim King if you can't get in touch with Frank. king4@fuse.ne...
6 years ago Cowbell Player at CCCYNC
Only 2 more days until CCCYNC and - more - http://cache.milesplit.com/user_files/36680/wow_96...
6 years ago State Course, Not Spectator Friendly
@XCfansince1985 No need for a carpenter or to build anything special - just take out a few fe...
6 years ago Cowbell Player at CCCYNC
@backofthepack Can we submit a few write-in's?? :):):)
6 years ago State Course, Not Spectator Friendly
@teamkyking I do believe we'll fire up that oldie but goodie @ Masterson Station Park this we...
6 years ago State Course, Not Spectator Friendly
@CoachMark I'm all for "MORE COWBELL".
6 years ago Former High School Runners attending UK
@mateeo773 If they were on the track, I was out there & spoke to a couple of them - think the...
6 years ago Former High School Runners attending UK
@mateeo773 Were you guys doing a workout @UK last Tuesday evening?
6 years ago Postseason Beatdown
Nice!!!
6 years ago Regional Results
Class AAA Region 6 Girls - Woodford; Dunbar Boys - Dunbar; Lafayette Girls - 1) Hancock (Dun...
6 years ago SteepleCoach Just Entered the Realm of Fatherhood
Congrats!!!!
6 years ago concerned
@holgers Thanks! The guy behind the mic appreciates it 8-) And again - if anyone has an i...
6 years ago concerned
@aeschneider Welcome to the forum! I don't think your post is negative at all. What you s...
6 years ago MOC High School Feedback
@BCrumbo Everyone I heard from loved the format......and believe me - I heard from a lot of p...
6 years ago concerned
@CoachMark Congrats Mark on your MS boys team championship!!! Frank sent out a course set-...
6 years ago WORST RACE EVER
@official Right - Definately not XC......unless they threw in a bus, taxi and subway :) Sh...
6 years ago WORST RACE EVER
@RunBikeRun OK ---- on cutting the course ----- Except for Rosie Ruiz - April 21, 1980 Boston...