Friday, May 25, 2007

Dedication ceremony planned for local trail runner

There's a dedication ceremony next month to honor a local trail runner named Len Gibley, who passed away last year. While I didnt know Len (at least I don't think I did? Might have met him at a race), from the short bio here, he sounds like my kind of guy--trail runner who started his own running club? Hmm...I think we would have gotten along well.

Editors Note: I wrote the above lines shortly after receiving word of the dedication service. Then after thinking about it a bit, I decided to Google him and see which races Len had done in recent years on the off chance that I might have met him. Low and behold, I find this very strange result from the 2002 Merrimack River Trail race. Look who finished in places 191, 192 and 193! (I had run the race with Cindy but look who finished just between us).

Here's the info for the dedciation courtesy of Paul Young:

You are formally invited to attend the unveiling of the Len Gibley Memorial Trail Wall on June 20th, 2007. Len Gibley was a very well known and respected trail runner from the area who unfortunately passed away just over one year ago. He was an inspiration for many runners (and non-runners) and was a driving force behind the
formation of The No Name Athletic Club. In honor of his memory we
here at New England Running Company will be hosting a night focused around our new "Trail Wall" featuring the most extensive collection of trail running shoes in New England. This event will start with a "cocktail hour" from 7-7:30 PM with drinks and Hors d'oeuvres and will also
include a special presentation by Buzz Burrell who is the Team Manager
for La Sportiva's Mountain Running Team. It will be a memorable night for all who attend and all we ask is that you RSVP by Friday, June 15th via phone or email.

For more info contact:

Dave Menosky & Wes Lassen
New England Running Company

Event Details:
Len Gibley Memorial Trail Wall Dedication Night
Wednesday, June 20th
7 PM - 9 PM
New England Running Company
43 Enon Street
Commodore Plaza
Beverly, MA 01915

1 comment:

Banana#3 said...

Dave, There are books titled: God Winks, which detail more coincidences like this. I think it's amazing and when we are more aware of our surroundings, these things happen alot in our daily lives. Amazing!