Sunday, November 23, 2008

Chris Lennon Keeps Striders Alive!




Hello Mark!

My brother did a Google search for Dr. K. Striders and found the "Mark and Eric's Running & Dave's Wisdom" Blog. (http://bozosbucket.blogspot.com/) God knows why he was searching for the Striders, but I'm glad he did. I had tried searching for the Striders over the years but always came up blank.

I have lost touch with many of the SUNY Bingo crowd. I have exchanged e-mails with Steve Weintraub, and I have kept in touch with Paul Horn. Last year we went to the Binghamton alumni weekend and ran into Mark Peters. I've carboned both of them on this.

Anyway, I was pleased to see the notes on all of your athletic exploits, and I wanted to make sure that you and Eric knew that I was doing my part in keeping the Dr. K. Striders flame alive. From 2002 to 2005 my wife and I lived on a tiny island in the Pacific called Kwajalein. (See kwaj.jpg)



There is a yearly triathlon there called The Rustman. My wife, myself and a friend, Bill Kemp, participated as a team, and we called ourselves The Dr. K. Striders. I did the swim, my wife, Kim, did the bike, and Bill did the run. Bill, as the runner had the honor of wearing one of the original Dr. K. Striders jerseys.



A picture of my wife riding, and a group photo after the event are attached

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I am among the ex-runners (not one but TWO knee surgeries!), but I do bike 3500-4000 miles a year.

Hope all is well with you and all The Striders!

seeya
Chris Lennon

1 comment:

49miler said...

The Striders had a much wider, far-reaching influence than we ever imagined possible. Make sure to check out my post from a few weeks ago regarding a Striders uniform being worn by my brother in a high school cross country race. (search blog for Striders).