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Nearing year’s end, here are a couple notes from headquarters.

CO-FOUNDER TURNS SEVENTY-FIVE

photo of Bob Bennett at the Arc Corner MonumentCreek Road Runners co-founder CRR Bob Bennett turned 75 on Sunday, Dec. 18. Several old friends (all Creek Road Runners themselves) gathered at a celebratory lunch for him this week. Though he isn’t getting out to run on Creek Road much anymore, he does take advantage of the James F. Hall Trail and an occasional hike with the Wilmington Trail Club. Pictured here is Bennett at the Arc Corner Monument in White Clay Creek State Park on a recent walk with CRR Mark Deshon.

SPOTTED RECENTLY ON CREEK ROAD

photo of Mark Deshon and David JamesCRR Mark Deshon was getting ready for a workout recently, having just parked at the foot of Wedgewood Road. He had just stepped out of his car when, coming toward him on Creek Road, he spotted CRR David James. James (pictured, right), who still holds state records in the 10K and 10-mile distances for the 55-59 age group, had been off the racing circuit for the past several years, having suffered from severe bouts of vertigo, but is back out on Creek Road again. Deshon ran with him for a while that day, catching up with an old friend and one-time racing nemesis.

TIME AGAIN TO WRING OUT THE OLD

The annual Creek Road Runners “Wring Out the Old, Ring in the New” trail run will take place on Dec. 31.

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