Summer Solstice 8K
Saturday, June 23, 2007

On a toasty Saturday afternoon in late June, the KTC faithful began assembling at the Mill House Restaurant in rural Walland for the Summer Solstice 8K.
Lots of prerace strategy was discussed as participants prepared for the race.
Jerry Schohl was busy ensuring all race entry data was correct.
Race directors Larry Brede and Bobby Holcombe were obviously very nervous about the impending excitement.
The ace registration crew was ready for all comers.
Larry began making prerace announcements to the assembled throng.
Judy Seneker of race sponsor Threds was ready to shoot somebody if the race didn't get started soon.
She finally shot the gun, but thankfully, didn't hit anyone and the frightened crowd scurried downhill for cover.
The racers made their way out onto the race course for five miles of fun.
A lead pack of four runners burst to the front, including eventual winner Jason Altman (number 117).
When the dust and sweat had settled, everyone had a lot of laughts, a good bite to eat, and a cool beverage on the shady lawn next to the restaurant.
Everyone's spirits were high, the memories of that ever-so-daunting hill beginning to fade to black.
Danny Gammon's band played sweet and high, entertaining the gathering of runners, friends, and families.
A splendid time was had by all.
Once again the Summer Solstice proved to be one of KTC's most popular events.  See you next year, possibly at a new venue, to celebrate the beginning of the long hot summer.

Photos by Ray Wilson and Bobby Holcombe
Webpage layout by Michael deLisle