Whitestone 30K
Sunday, March 7, 2004

It was another foggy morning as the lead police car came sweeping slowly down the hill from the Whitestone Inn.
Soon the leaders came into view, led by Elijah Shekinah (red singlet), Larry Brede (orange T) and Mikel Wagner (blue shorts).  Wagner was the overall winner, while Eli, after languishing with beverages in the sunshine after his smoldering leadoff relay leg, rejoined the chase and finished second.  Marsha Morton was the women's victor.
Close behind was Eddie Reymond.
Hills abounded on the Whitestone course.  In theory, every uphill climb was rewarded with a downhill glide....
Little hidden gems also abound at Whitestone, like this waterfall tucked away near the six mile mark.
Eventually all the competitors bested the crest of the monster hill at the end and crossed the line to their cheers of their compatriots.
While, oblivious to the human struggles nearby, equine residents enjoyed the early spring morning.
From the top, a great expanse of the lake could be seen, once the morning fog had burned away.
Veteran race directors Jerry and Betty Schohl presided over another terrific Whitestone event.
Please come back and visit the Whitestone, and, when you do, mention the Knoxville Track Club.  With luck, we'll all gather here again next spring.

 

photos by Michael "Not Racin' Today" deLisle