1967

Six years as “the Flying Parson” – Ed Plowman (April 19, 1967)

Posted on Aug 18, 2015 in 1967, M 18 - 34, North Carolina, Plowman -Ed

Six years as “the Flying Parson” – Ed Plowman (April 19, 1967)

Although I was more of a plugger and a plodder than a natural speedster, from an early age I always enjoyed long distance running. While in college during the mid 1960s, I ran cross country for North Carolina State University. However, my first experience running in, or even seeing, a marathon was a new event where I served as both Race Director and official time keeper, the inaugural Greensboro to Winston-Salem Marathon in August 1966. I started this race with the help and encouragement of my friend Fred Hurd, who pointed out those two cities were about 26 miles apart. It was just the second...

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