He goes by “G,” and is well-known in our community for being a huge advocate of the Canal Run. His training progress and race adventures are meticulously tracked in his blog at sgowtham.com.
His first official encounter with the Canal Run began in 2010 with the 10-mile run. With the inception of the half marathon in 2013, he’s been running that event ever since.
“The scenic yet challenging course kept safe and secure by the law enforcement officers, healthcare personnel and volunteers, careful and detailed organization, local business establishments involved in pre- and post-race festivities, and a general proud sense of community,” are what G states as his inspiration to participate each year.
G credits friends from this area for getting him interested in running and keeping him interested.
Though the official record might show just my name, I wouldn’t be doing it without this community’s support. The Canal Run gives me a chance to thank them via a good and improved performance, and let them know that their investment of time, efforts and advice wasn’t wasted,” G said.
G’s support for the Canal Run will continue on this year. We’ll all be cheering loudly as he once again crosses the finish line.
This story was produced by Canal Run Race Director Angela Luskin, she can be reached via e-mail, email@example.com.