On September 29, The Ole Virginia Hams provided communications support for the 4th annual half marathon which also included a 10 mile and 5K race. Over 1500 runners participated, which gave the community a very visible example of our community service. During the race, we kept track of the male and female race leaders and also kept track of the Tail End Charlies. There were instances of a runner exhausted or down, and we responded and called for transport or medical help, which did arrive.
Wayne, N7QLK , was the chair for the fourth time and did an excellent job. We had 22 club members participate. This is over 25 percent of our total club members, some of whom do not live in the area.
The members participating and their posts were:
Net Control: Wayne, N7QLK; Chick, KC1PIA; Erik K4SOK
Start/Finish – Wellington Rd: Greg, KM4CCG
Post A – NY Monument Loop: Jay, KM4JOJ; Luther, WA3FMO; Cat, KM4PBD
Post B – Deep Cut Parking Lot/Featherbed Road: John, KG4NXT; Duane, KK4BZ; Byron, AK4XR
Post C – Brawner Farm Loop & Pageland Lane: Al, KB4BHB; Don, WA2SWX
Post 1 – Corner of Wellington Rd and University Boulevard: Theresa, KG4TVM
Post 2 – Vicinity of University Blvd overpass (I-66): Jeff, K9VEG
Post 3 – University Blvd (median break N. of I-66 overpass): Ray, KM4EKR
Post 4 – Intersection of Rt. 29 and University Boulevard: Mike, KM4EFG
Post 5 – Intersection of Rt. 29 and Pageland Lane: Mary, KK4GOW
Post 6 – Approx. Rt. 29 Split (midway between CP 5 and 7): Sandy, KM4JUS
Post 7 – Between intersections of Rt 29/Featherbed Road & Rt 29/NY Monument: Joe, KI4OHR & Baofang, KK4JFK
Post 8 – Intersection of Rt. 29 and Sudley Road (turnaround): Andy, KJ4MTP & David, W8DDS
At the end of the event, race organizers thanked Wayne profusely for our help and asked us to come back again next year.