Whitestone 30K
March 1, 2003

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The beautiful Whitestone Inn, on the banks of Watts Bar Lake, was the gracious host once again for the Knoxville Track Club's annual Whitestone 30K road race.

Fog abounded as daylight struggled to take hold.
Two lights glimmered in the dusky mists.
Race directors Betty and Jerry Schohl were not going to let a bit of fog distract them from the tasks at hand.
An all-star crew of KTC volunteers assembled for the event.
Former KTC Vice-president Joyce Hunter listens to a tall tale from timer Richard Dodson.
Richard French and Ron Fuller look very serious as race time approaches.
A racer listens attentively to last minute advice from Paul Cowell, proprietor of the Whitestone Inn.
As always, local law enforcement personnel were on hand to assist with traffic control.
Betty Schohl points out one last thought to a waiting competitor.
Tension is palpable as the throng awaits the starter's gun.

The long and winding road climbed steadily to the finish, and Marsha Morton was up to the task.
Jerry Schohl consoles two good sports, after the lead runners accidentally toured off course en route to what would have been a dominating victory.
The final hill must have appeared to tired racers as if it would reach the clouds before the finish line.
Eventual victor Larry Brede converses with race director Schohl after his win.
A gorgeous day ensued, as participants thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful meal after the race.  Hopefully we will see everyone up here again next year for the Whitestone 30K.  In the meantime, visit the inn and mention you first saw it at the KTC race.

 

photographs by Doug Anderson