Kiawah Island

It’s fall, which means the Gwinnett Running Club’s annual travel marathon.  This year, we opted for Kiawah Island in neighboring South Carolina.  Around 30 GRCers took the trip and we had two neighboring McMansions beach houses rented for our motley crew.  This was the first time in three years that I haven’t run the full marathon distance, opting to shoot for a half-marathon PR (personal record).  I did get the PR (1:34:09), but I’m still hunting a sub-90 minute time in the future.

Kiawah and nearby Charleston are definitely beautiful places, and I would love to explore them again.  Bringing a Fuji x100s as my only “real” camera, here are a few of my favorites.

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State Championships!

I can’t believe the 2013 Cross Country season is over already.  I’ve had a blast training with the Collins Hill team this year.  From the sweaty, humid mornings in June & July to running camp up at Piedmont and in the North Georgia mountains to the weekend meets of the fall, it’s been a fun ride.

Congrats to the boys team for placing 4th at State, making it to the coveted podium and just 8 points behind 2nd place.  It was a tough day for the girls who came in 9th after a strong 2nd place performance at region.

Here are the pics.  See you at the banquet!

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2013 XC Regionals

Collins Hill HS Cross Country had another good showing at the Georgia Section 7-AAAAAA Regions at River Green Park in Duluth.  Despite some illnesses to key runners, the Varsity Girls came in 2nd and the Varsity Boys came in 3rd, both qualifying to compete in the State Championship next week in Carrolton, GA.  Go Eagles!

Click HERE to see all the pictures!

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2013 Coach Wood Invitational

I can’t believe the 2013 Cross Country season is nearly over.  The only two races left are Regions and State.  This weekend was the Coach Wood Invitational up at Gainesville State University (or North Georgia College at Gainesville or whatever it’s called now).  The conditions were slow with soggy grass and treacherous footing, but I enjoyed seeing the Collins Hill runners again, including a few alumni that had a “homecoming” of sorts.

Here are the pics:

- Matt

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