Adventures Down the Lost Swamp Trail of the Wolf River

Jackson Kayaks Along the Wolf River Forty years ago Joe Royer and Lawrence Migliara combined their two paddling companies to create a new business they then called The Great Outdoors. With their roots and passion already deep in paddling, they recognized a need for high level performance gear accessible to the area. In the beginnings of their new business endeavor, they set out to fulfill that need. With one more name change to the Outdoors Inc. everyone knows today, the store later expanded to outfit bicyclists, climbers, backpackers, snow sports and everywhere in between.   At Outdoors Inc. we all love the activities for which we outfit. Walk into any one of our locations and you will find a diverse staff who has first hand experience with the equipment they sell. This past week, I had the opportunity to go back to the roots of our company and paddle a local river here near Memphis, Tennessee. This particular day, the adventure took place on the Lost Swamp Trail of the Wolf River. The Wolf River covers a vast expanse of land, winding 90 miles through the floodplain of the Mid-South. It is divided up into sections with many trails already marked for the ease of paddling. The area is superbly maintained by the volunteers of The Wolf River Conservancy.   The Lost Swamp Trail is a section that is roughly 6 miles long and stretches from the bridge at Bateman Road to Moscow, TN. The trail is unparalleled in beauty with Cyprus trees and spatterdock lilies lining the whole path. The river is classified as a Class 1 and that seems fitting to this section as well. There are no fast rapids or drops to worry about, but you do need to be prepared for very sharp turns as the trail cuts back and forth through the trees for the entirety of the trip. Depending on current water levels, the vegetation may force paddlers to continue along in a single file manner. The entire section would take the average paddler about 3-4 hours but factor in extra time accordingly.   After my experience with this trail I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to spend time outdoors and get an amazing paddle in an area very close to home. For more information on buying or renting a boat, come by one of our Outdoors Inc. locations and let our knowledgeable staff outfit all of your paddling needs.   Written by: Rachelle Cooper, Outdoors, Inc. Photo by: Jonathan Laughter

OICK Race Results 2014

(33rd) OUTDOORS, INC. CANOE & KAYAK RACE (Memphis,Tennessee)
Mississippi River June 14, 2014

Results are listed by:
1.) Racing Category
2.) Finish Time Sequence

RACING KAYAK (MEN OPEN)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 1 53 Mike Herbert 16:02 Rogers AR
2 2 50 Pete Greene 17:14 Beaufort SC
3 3 46 Elmore Holmes 17:46 Memphis TN
4 9 58 Bronko Nagurski 17:54 Eutawville SC
5 7 34 Waylon Willis 18:39 Charleston SC
6 10 65 Fred Hatler, Jr 21:35 Memphis TN
7 8 36 Michael Batsie 21:40 Wsahington MO

RACING KAYAK (WOMEN OPEN)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 13 35 Kata Dismukes 18:59 Cordova TN
2 12 16 Kailyn McCarley 21:38 Vicksburg MS
3 14 57 Carol Lee Royer 24:07 Memphis TN

RACING KAYAK (MEN 0-17)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

RACING KAYAK (WOMEN 0-17)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 12 16 Kailyn McCarley 21:38 Vicksburg MS

RACING KAYAK (MEN 18-39)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 7 34 Waylon Willis 18:39 Charleston SC
2 8 36 Michael Batsie 21:40 Wsahington MO

RACING KAYAK (WOMEN 18-39)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 13 35 Kata Dismukes 18:59 Cordova TN

RACING KAYAK (MASTERS MEN 40-49)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 3 46 Elmore Holmes 17:46 Memphis TN

RACING KAYAK (MASTERS WOMEN 40-49)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

RACING KAYAK (MASTERS MEN 50-59)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 1 53 Mike Herbert 16:02 Rogers AR
2 2 50 Pete Greene 17:14 Beaufort SC
3 9 58 Bronko Nagurski 17:54 Eutawville SC

RACING KAYAK (MASTERS WOMEN 50-59

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 14 57 Carol Lee Royer 24:07 Memphis TN

RACING KAYAK (MASTERS MEN 60-69)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 10 65 Fred Hatler, Jr 21:35 Memphis TN

RACING KAYAK (MASTERS WOMEN 60-69)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

RACING KAYAK (GRAND MASTERS MEN 70+)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

RACING KAYAK (GRAND MASTERS WOMEN 70+)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

KAYAKS LONGER THAN 17 6 (MEN 0-17)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

KAYAKS LONGER THAN 17 6 (WOMEN 0-17)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

KAYAKS LONGER THAN 17 6 (MEN 18-39)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

KAYAKS LONGER THAN 17 6 (WOMEN 18-39)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

KAYAKS LONGER THAN 17 6 (MASTERS MEN 40-49)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 29 41 Jason Salomon 20:02 Memphis TN
2 33 47 Stephen Black 20:38 Memphis TN
3 34 49 Wim Nouwen 20:45 Memphis TN
4 27 40 Terrance Strohkirch 22:53 Memphis TN
5 32 46 Wally Kellett 23:03 Arlington TN
6 35 49 Wayne Pratt 23:16 Madison MS
7 45 44 John Wornock 24:12 Searcy AR
8 30 42 MacK Robinson 26:21 Memphis TN
9 31 45 Brad Silver 29:31 Me TN

KAYAKS LONGER THAN 17 6 (MASTERS WOMEN 40-49)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 41 40 Tonya Tittle 21:14 Memphis TN

KAYAKS LONGER THAN 17 6 (MASTERS MEN 50-59)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 36 52 Roy Roberts 18:47 Searcy AR
2 37 55 Carlton Crothers 24:42 Memphis TN

KAYAKS LONGER THAN 17 6 (MASTERS WOMEN 50-59)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

KAYAKS LONGER THAN 17 6 (MASTERS MEN 60-69)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 38 62 Phil Capel 18:58 Sherwood AR
2 39 66 Alan Salomon 21:51 Memphis TN
3 40 69 Richard Sojourner 22:06 Oive Branch MS

KAYAKS LONGER THAN 17 6 (MASTERS WOMEN 60-69)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

KAYAKS LONGER THAN 17 6 (GRAND MASTERS MEN 70+)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

KAYAKS LONGER THAN 17 6 (GRAND MASTERS WOMEN 70+)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

KAYAKS 13 3 TO 17 6 (MEN 0-17)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

KAYAKS 13 3 TO 17 6 (WOMEN 0-17)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

KAYAKS 13 3 TO 17 6 (MEN 18-39)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 43 36 Nick Kinderman 20:50 Ocean Springs MS
2 42 24 Jonathan Laughter 23:41 Southaven MS
3 44 37 Richard Obert 24:58 Germantown TN

KAYAKS 13 3 TO 17 6 (WOMEN 18-39)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 55 31 Dana Kinderman 22:56 Ocean Springs MS
2 56 34 Kimberly Strohkirch 26:39 Memphis TN

KAYAKS 13 3 TO 17 6 (MASTERS MEN 40-49)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 48 47 Andrew Balogh 22:22 Memphis TN
2 47 46 Billy Capper 24:04 Eads TN
3 46 46 Isaiah Allen 28:04 Cordova TN

KAYAKS 13 3 TO 17 6 (MASTERS WOMEN 40-49)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 57 40 Diana Ronin 28:06 Memphis TN

KAYAKS 13 3 TO 17 6 (MASTERS MEN 50-59)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 51 59 Michael Wilson 23:25 Newport AR
2 50 56 Raines Sojourner 23:32 Arlington TN
3 49 53 Bill Singleton 26:36 Germantown TN

KAYAKS 13 3 TO 17 6 (MASTERS WOMEN 50-59)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 58 55 Barbara Anne Sonnier 26:53 Lafayette LA

KAYAKS 13 3 TO 17 6 (MASTERS MEN 60-69)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 52 60 Donny Roye 27:08 Pontotoc MS
2 53 69 Steve Hamilton 28:01 Memphis TN

KAYAKS 13 3 TO 17 6 (MASTERS WOMEN 60-69)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 59 63 Debora Dowda 25:24 Memphis TN
2 60 66 Mary Finley 26:17 Cordova TN

KAYAKS 13 3 TO 17 6 (GRAND MASTERS MEN 70+)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 54 70 Jim Stark 22:32 Trimble TN

KAYAKS 13 3 TO 17 6 (GRAND MASTERS WOMEN 70+)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

KAYAKS 10 1 TO 13 2 (MEN 0-17)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 63 17 Hunter Solimine 28:30 Olive Branch MS
2 61 14 Treyton Howard 29:42 Chickasha OK
3 62 16 Connor Singleton 33:59 Germantown TN

KAYAKS 10 1 TO 13 2 (WOMEN 0-17)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

KAYAKS 10 1 TO 13 2 (MEN 18-39)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 66 26 Jonathan Street 24:15 Nashville TN
2 65 28 Ben Sharp 27:52 Germantown TN
3 64 21 Jonathan Wilson 28:50 Collierville TN
4 68 35 Brandon Schiel 30:08 Germantown TN
5 67 33 Gene Herndon 30:36 Collierville TN

KAYAKS 10 1 TO 13 2 (WOMEN 18-39)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 81 27 Samantha Ruppelt 26:05 Nashville TN

KAYAKS 10 1 TO 13 2 (MASTERS MEN 40-49)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 72 48 Francis Camillo 25:34 Germantown TN
2 73 49 Andrew Chicoine 25:45 Memphis TN
3 70 45 Terrell Elliott 29:34 Hernando MS
4 69 45 John Baddley 29:39 Nesbit MS
5 71 45 K. Shea Graner 31:00 Memphis TN

KAYAKS 10 1 TO 13 2 (MASTERS WOMEN 40-49)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 85 48 Teresa Tilton 27:38 Memphis TN
2 82 43 Emily Larue 29:50 Memphis TN
3 84 44 Andrea Mullins 30:09 Memphis TN
4 83 43 Emily McWilliams 30:45 Lexington TN

KAYAKS 10 1 TO 13 2 (MASTERS MEN 50-59)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 75 55 Wayne Wilson 28:32 Collierville TN

KAYAKS 10 1 TO 13 2 (MASTERS WOMEN 50-59)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 87 50 Melanie Chicoine 25:58 Memphis TN
2 89 54 Ramona Bernard 28:08 Water Valley MS
3 91 59 Carolyn Minton 28:49 West Memphis AR
4 88 53 Anna Lisa Crenshaw 32:21 Memphis TN
5 90 55 Tina Smith 33:29 Stantonville TN

KAYAKS 10 1 TO 13 2 (MASTERS MEN 60-69)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 80 69 Jesse McCabe 27:17 Lakeland TN
2 79 69 Cliff Lawson 27:19 Water Valley MS
3 77 62 Dwayne Cockrum 28:47 Chickasha OK
4 78 65 Tom Long 28:56 Memphis TN
5 76 60 Tom Crenshaw 30:50 Memphis TN

KAYAKS 10 1 TO 13 2 (MASTERS WOMEN 60-69)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 93 62 Janet Howard 28:58 Chickasha OK
2 92 61 Diane Long 30:57 Memphis TN

KAYAKS 10 1 TO 13 2 (GRAND MASTERS MEN 70+)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

KAYAKS 10 1 TO 13 2 (GRAND MASTERS WOMEN 70+)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

KAYAKS 10 OR LESS (MEN 0-17)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 94 7 Paxton Silver 29:29 Memphis TN

KAYAKS 10 OR LESS (WOMEN 0-17)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

KAYAKS 10 OR LESS (MEN 18-39)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 95 39 Tim Scramm 24:23 Jackson TN
2 104 25 Paul Minga 25:37 Walls MS
3 102 38 Adam Davis 25:51 Memphis TN
4 103 39 Brian Burrage 25:54 Bartlett TN
5 97 18 Michael Kutteh 26:02 Germantown TN
6 98 28 Cary Porter 26:13 Ripley TN
7 100 31 William Pegg 27:42 Memphis TN
8 101 37 Paul Brezina 28:11 Germantown TN
9 99 29 Mark Grizzard 28:20 Munford TN
10 96 18 Jacob Caldwell 29:52 Ripley TN

KAYAKS 10 OR LESS (WOMEN 18-39)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 122 34 Sharon Hailey 28:26 Germantown TN
2 121 30 Ashley Sullivan 29:23 Jackson MS
3 119 28 Reagan Hicks 29:59 Memphis TN
4 117 26 Christina Grizzard 30:11 Munford TN
5 116 25 Kristen Jones 30:19 Ripley TN
6 120 30 Christine Basile 30:24 Memphis TN
7 118 26 Ansley Smith 32:44 Memphis TN
8 123 36 Caroline Obert 34:20 Germantown TN

KAYAKS 10 OR LESS (MASTERS MEN 40-49)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 74 49 Gw Sorrells 26:10 Marion AR
2 106 46 Wayne McDaniel 33:26 Jonesboro AR
3 105 43 Tommy McDaniel 33:52 Jonesboro AR

KAYAKS 10 OR LESS (MASTERS WOMEN 40-49)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 86 49 Cindy Sorrells 28:46 Marion AR

KAYAKS 10 OR LESS (MASTERS MEN 50-59)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 107 51 David Blaske 23:44 Jonesboro AR
2 110 59 Chuck Porter 26:15 Ripley TN
3 108 58 Steve Arendall 27:03 Memphis TN
4 109 58 Harold Wendt 29:12 Memphis TN
5 111 59 Russ Tilton 29:22 Memphis TN

KAYAKS 10 OR LESS (MASTERS WOMEN 50-59)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 124 52 Laura Callaway 27:54 Vicksburg MS
2 126 56 Lisse Wendt 33:34 Memphis TN
3 125 55 Sheila Hellman 38:40 Jonesboro AR

KAYAKS 10 OR LESS (MASTERS MEN 60-69)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 115 66 Stephen Crump 26:44 Somerville TN
2 114 63 Greg Sredin 27:11 Memphis TN
3 112 60 William Kutteh 27:57 Germantown TN
4 113 60 Rodger Talley 27:59 Texarkana AR

KAYAKS 10 OR LESS (MASTERS WOMEN 60-69)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 127 62 Janice Cockrum 29:02 Chickasha OK

KAYAKS 10 OR LESS (GRAND MASTERS MEN 70+)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

KAYAKS 10 OR LESS (GRAND MASTERS WOMEN 70+)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

SOLO CANOE (MEN 0-17)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

SOLO CANOE (WOMEN 0-17)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

SOLO CANOE (MEN 18-39)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

SOLO CANOE (WOMEN 18-39)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

SOLO CANOE (MASTERS MEN 40-49)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 198 42 David Kmet 30:13 Memphis TN

SOLO CANOE (MASTERS WOMEN 40-49)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

SOLO CANOE (MASTERS MEN 50-59)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 199 54 Steve Mason 34:53 Oklahoma City OK

SOLO CANOE (MASTERS WOMEN 50-59)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

SOLO CANOE (MASTERS MEN 60-69)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 200 61 David Kruger 24:25 Spring Green WI

SOLO CANOE (MASTERS WOMEN 60-69)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

SOLO CANOE (GRAND MASTERS MEN 70+)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

SOLO CANOE (GRAND MASTERS WOMEN 70+)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState

STANDUP PADDLEBOARDS (MEN OPEN)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 129 37 Jonathan Brown 26:29 Germantown TN
2 131 52 Tim McCarley 26:53 Vicksburg MS
3 130 44 Gary Wilson 29:46 Memphis TN

STANDUP PADDLEBOARDS (WOMEN OPEN)

Place No. Age Name Time CityState
1 132 36 Aimee Sandoval 31:13 Collierville TN

KAYAK TANDEM (K-2) MEN RESULTS

Place No. Age Name Partner Time CityState
1 20 80 Joe Royer Jackson Hays 19:54 Memphis TN
2 15 48 Daniel Miller Sam Lustig 23:11 Signal Mountain TN
3 16 58 Scott Peatross Carter Peatross 24:46 Memphis TN
4 18 78 Danny Crenshaw Daniel Crenshaw 24:59 Hernando MS
5 17 56 Don White Scott White 25:42 Hernando MS
6 19 63 David Early Daniel Early 27:24 Memphis TN

KAYAK TANDEM (K-2) WOMEN RESULTS

Place No. Age Name Partner Time CityState
1 21 46 Kirby Kellett Haley Vielhaber 31:01 Arlington TN

KAYAK TANDEM (K-2) MIXED RESULTS

Place No. Age Name Partner Time CityState
1 23 80 Ron Ladzinski Mira Doneva 18:00 Olathe KS
2 25 100 Christoph Hansen Maria Dos Santos 23:23 Memphis TN
3 26 106 Michael Rowland Virginia Rowland 24:36 Memphis TN
4 22 53 Joseph Cummings Stacie Cummings 27:29 Byhalia MS
5 24 104 Mike Longo Celeste Longo 27:50 Germantown TN

CANOE 17 5 TO 21 11 MEN RESULTS

Place No. Age Name Partner Time CityState
1 145 109 Dale Burris Don Walls 19:24 Russellville AR
2 140 51 Haskins Glass Spencer Glass 23:41 Memphis TN

CANOE 17 5 TO 21 11 WOMEN RESULTS

Place No. Age Name Partner Time CityState
1 146 92 Heather Havens Alicia Huettel 26:53 Eads TN

CANOE 17 5 TO 21 11 MIXED RESULTS

Place No. Age Name Partner Time CityState

CANOE 17 4 OR LESS (MEN 79 & UNDER) RESULTS

Place No. Age Name Partner Time CityState
1 133 39 Nathan White Jacob Kelly 21:55 Uniontown AR
2 143 76 Roy Bell Owen Bell 26:10 Memphis TN
3 152 49 Ryan Johnston Ben Calkins 26:15 Memphis TN
4 153 70 Jim Klug Eugene Cash 26:27 Germantown TN
5 148 57 Mitchell Sutter Bruce Longo 26:44 Memphis TN
6 155 77 Carl McCrary Paul Bruns 27:13 Memphis TN
7 167 70 Joel Dixon Ben Dixon 27:18 Eads TN
8 139 36 Logan Houston Zane Coleman 28:14 Olive Branch MS
9 142 51 Joe Jarratt Will Jarratt 28:23 Memphis TN
10 147 54 Scott Nanney Will Patterson 28:41 Memphis TN
11 162 66 Geoff Calkins Andrew Calkins 28:47 Memphis TN
12 151 62 John Garrett Travis Lockhart 29:47 Millington TN
13 154 78 Tyler Benitone Jack Irvine 30:00 Memphis TN
14 141 44 Will Thompson William Thompson 31:44 Memphis TN

CANOE 17 4 OR LESS (WOMEN 79 & UNDER) RESULTS

Place No. Age Name Partner Time CityState
1 178 78 Rebecca Burris Kalley Williams 23:59 Russellville AR
2 173 35 Melanie Kirtland Miriam Perez 32:05 Memphis TN
3 174 50 Jennie Dickerson Jerica Sandifer 33:23 Memphis TN
4 176 52 Noell Wilson Winnie Wilson 34:21 Memphis TN
5 175 57 Christina New Tamera Malone 35:30 Memphis TN

CANOE 17 4 OR LESS (MIXED 79 & UNDER) RESULTS

Place No. Age Name Partner Time CityState
1 180 50 Clayton Webb Christine Farris 26:13 Memphis TN
2 185 67 Detlef Heck Zophia Heck 26:58 Germantown TN
3 179 48 Emily Alm Brian Knack 29:40 Bartlett TN
4 188 79 Thomas B. Shelton Emily Shelton 32:37 Memphis TN

CANOE 17 4 OR LESS (MASTERS MEN 80 to 109) RESULTS

Place No. Age Name Partner Time CityState
1 161 100 Rob Browne Boyd Wade 21:44 Memphis TN
2 160 97 Myron Graves John McCallum 24:05 Eads TN
3 163 84 Greg Stalcup Spencer Anderson 24:21 Memphis TN
4 156 88 Bob Bayne Richard Williams 24:30 Memphis TN
5 157 94 Matthew Coussan Keith Magness 24:44 Cordova TN
6 150 102 Major Zach Fussell Frank Gibson 26:36 Memphis TN
7 164 82 Bruce Moore Chris Roberts 27:01 Bartlett TN
8 158 92 Greg Ginn Doug Ginn 29:24 Memphis TN
9 144 81 Steven Boscarino Josh Duncan 29:53 Cordova TN

CANOE 17 4 OR LESS (MASTERS WOMEN 80 to 109) RESULTS

Place No. Age Name Partner Time CityState

CANOE 17 4 OR LESS (MASTERS MIXED 80 to 109) RESULTS

Place No. Age Name Partner Time CityState
1 183 84 Lucy Wade Nigel Price 24:39 Memphis TN
2 181 96 Libby King Dr. Scott King Jr. 27:06 Memphis TN
3 184 88 Cindy Shaw Tim Holcomb 29:00 Tupelo MS
4 138 84 Robin Salant Erik Salant 29:36 Memphis TN
5 182 97 Nia Zalamer Alex Wise 29:43 Memphis TN

CANOE 17 4 OR LESS (GRAND MASTERS MEN 110+) RESULTS

Place No. Age Name Partner Time CityState
1 168 112 Clifton Rickey David White 21:32 Pocahontas AR
2 169 141 Terry Hanson Herman Markell 23:23 Germantown TN
3 166 115 Marshall McWhorter Rich Guerrant 24:35 Arlington TN
4 165 111 Chris Johnston Russell Bearden 26:04 Memphis TN
5 159 121 Michael Deutsch Hank Deutsch 27:16 Memphis TN
6 170 120 Dr. Scott Morris Mike Bruns 29:18 Memphis TN
7 171 123 Charles Humphreys David Everson 31:36 Memphis TN
8 172 131 Kenneth Hays Luther Armstrong 35:00 Flippin AR

CANOE 17 4 OR LESS (GRAND MASTERS WOMEN 110+) RESULTS

Place No. Age Name Partner Time CityState
1 177 122 Sharon Stroud Alice Miller 35:22 Memphis TN

CANOE 17 4 OR LESS (GRAND MASTERS MIXED 110+) RESULTS

Place No. Age Name Partner Time CityState
1 190 127 Richard Alcott Emily Schultz 25:15 Greeenville MS
2 187 117 Michael Brady April Brady 27:21 Memphis TN
3 189 147 Marsha Walton Granderson Walton 32:10 Memphis TN
4 186 112 Linda Blair Freddy Blair 33:18 Germantown TN
5 191 127 Ed Wallace Barbara Baker 34:25 Memphis TN

SCOUT OR JUNIOR CANOE 17 4 OR LESS (BOYS 14-17) RESULTS

Place No. Age Name Partner Time CityState
1 192 29 Joshua Sayger Matthew Sayger 22:49 Russellville AR

SCOUT OR JUNIOR CANOE 17 4 OR LESS (GIRLS 14-17) RESULTS

Place No. Age Name Partner Time CityState

SCOUT OR JUNIOR CANOE 17 4 OR LESS (MIXED 14-17) RESULTS

Place No. Age Name Partner Time CityState

BIG CANOES 22 OR LARGER

Place Name Partner Time CityState
1 Jared Fulford Bobby Childers 22:59 Clarksdale MS
2 Paula Chaffin Ros Kincheloe 27:04 Memphis TN
3 Rick Chaffin Jc Pendergrass 32:57 Memphis TN

(33rd) OUTDOORS, INC. CANOE & KAYAK RACE (Memphis,Tennessee)
Mississippi River June 14, 2014
****** Finish Time Sequence ***********

Place No. Time 1 First Name1 Last Name 2 First Name2 Last Name Title
1 1 16:02 Mike Herbert RACING KAYAKS
2 2 17:14 Pete Greene RACING KAYAKS
3 3 17:46 Elmore Holmes RACING KAYAKS
4 9 17:54 Bronko Nagurski RACING KAYAKS
5 23 18:00 Ron Ladzinski Mira Doneva KAYAK TANDEM (K-2)
6 7 18:39 Waylon Willis RACING KAYAKS
7 36 18:47 Roy Roberts KAYAK LONGER THAN 17 6
8 38 18:58 Phil Capel KAYAK LONGER THAN 17 6
9 13 18:59 Kata Dismukes RACING KAYAKS
10 145 19:24 Dale Burris Don Walls CANOE 17 5 TO 21 11
11 20 19:54 Joe Royer Jackson Hays KAYAK TANDEM (K-2)
12 29 20:02 Jason Salomon KAYAK LONGER THAN 17 6
13 33 20:38 Stephen Black KAYAK LONGER THAN 17 6
14 34 20:45 Wim Nouwen KAYAK LONGER THAN 17 6
15 43 20:50 Nick Kinderman KAYAK 13 3 – 17 6
16 41 21:14 Tonya Tittle KAYAK LONGER THAN 17 6
17 168 21:32 Clifton Rickey David White CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
18 10 21:35 Fred Hatler, Jr RACING KAYAKS
19 12 21:38 Kailyn McCarley RACING KAYAKS
20 8 21:40 Michael Batsie RACING KAYAKS
21 161 21:44 Rob Browne Boyd Wade CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
22 39 21:51 Alan Salomon KAYAK LONGER THAN 17 6
23 133 21:55 Nathan White Jacob Kelly CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
24 40 22:06 Richard Sojourner KAYAK LONGER THAN 17 6
25 48 22:22 Andrew Balogh KAYAK 13 3 – 17 6
26 54 22:32 Jim Stark KAYAK 13 3 – 17 6
27 192 22:49 Joshua Sayger Matthew Sayger SCOUT/JR CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
28 27 22:53 Terrance Strohkirch KAYAK LONGER THAN 17 6
29 55 22:56 Dana Kinderman KAYAK 13 3 – 17 6
30 193 22:59 Jared Fulford Bobby Childers BIG CANOES 22 OR LARGER
31 32 23:03 Wally Kellett KAYAK LONGER THAN 17 6
32 15 23:11 Daniel Miller Sam Lustig KAYAK TANDEM (K-2)
33 35 23:16 Wayne Pratt KAYAK LONGER THAN 17 6
34 25 23:23 Christoph Hansen Maria Dos Santos KAYAK TANDEM (K-2)
35 169 23:23 Terry Hanson Herman Markell CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
36 51 23:25 Michael Wilson KAYAK 13 3 – 17 6
37 50 23:32 Raines Sojourner KAYAK 13 3 – 17 6
38 140 23:41 Haskins Glass Spencer Glass CANOE 17 5 TO 21 11
39 42 23:41 Jonathan Laughter KAYAK 13 3 – 17 6
40 107 23:44 David Blaske KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
41 178 23:59 Rebecca Burris Kalley Williams CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
42 47 24:04 Billy Capper KAYAK 13 3 – 17 6
43 160 24:05 Myron Graves John McCallum CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
44 14 24:07 Carol Lee Royer RACING KAYAKS
45 45 24:12 John Wornock KAYAK LONGER THAN 17 6
46 66 24:15 Jonathan Street KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
47 163 24:21 Greg Stalcup Spencer Anderson CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
48 95 24:23 Tim Scramm KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
49 200 24:25 David Kruger SOLO CANOE
50 156 24:30 Bob Bayne Richard Williams CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
51 166 24:35 Marshall McWhorter Rich Guerrant CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
52 26 24:36 Michael Rowland Virginia Rowland KAYAK TANDEM (K-2)
53 183 24:39 Lucy Wade Nigel Price CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
54 37 24:42 Carlton Crothers KAYAK LONGER THAN 17 6
55 157 24:44 Matthew Coussan Keith Magness CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
56 16 24:46 Scott Peatross Carter Peatross KAYAK TANDEM (K-2)
57 44 24:58 Richard Obert KAYAK 13 3 – 17 6
58 18 24:59 Danny Crenshaw Daniel Crenshaw KAYAK TANDEM (K-2)
59 190 25:15 Richard Alcott Emily Schultz CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
60 59 25:24 Debora Dowda KAYAK 13 3 – 17 6
61 72 25:34 Francis Camillo KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
62 104 25:37 Paul Minga KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
63 17 25:42 Don White Scott White KAYAK TANDEM (K-2)
64 73 25:45 Andrew Chicoine KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
65 102 25:51 Adam Davis KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
66 103 25:54 Brian Burrage KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
67 87 25:58 Melanie Chicoine KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
68 97 26:02 Michael Kutteh KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
69 165 26:04 Chris Johnston Russell Bearden CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
70 81 26:05 Samantha Ruppelt KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
71 143 26:10 Roy Bell Owen Bell CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
72 74 26:10 Gw Sorrells KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
73 180 26:13 Clayton Webb Christine Farris CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
74 98 26:13 Cary Porter KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
75 152 26:15 Ryan Johnston Ben Calkins CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
76 110 26:15 Chuck Porter KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
77 60 26:17 Mary Finley KAYAK 13 3 – 17 6
78 30 26:21 MacK Robinson KAYAK LONGER THAN 17 6
79 153 26:27 Jim Klug Eugene Cash CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
80 129 26:29 Jonathan Brown PADLEBOARD
81 150 26:36 Major Zach Fussell Frank Gibson CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
82 49 26:36 Bill Singleton KAYAK 13 3 – 17 6
83 56 26:39 Kimberly Strohkirch KAYAK 13 3 – 17 6
84 148 26:44 Mitchell Sutter Bruce Longo CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
85 115 26:44 Stephen Crump KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
86 131 26:53 Tim McCarley PADLEBOARD
87 58 26:53 Barbara Anne Sonnier KAYAK 13 3 – 17 6
88 146 26:53 Heather Havens Alicia Huettel CANOE 17 5 TO 21 11
89 185 26:58 Detlef Heck Zophia Heck CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
90 164 27:01 Bruce Moore Chris Roberts CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
91 108 27:03 Steve Arendall KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
92 196 27:04 Paula Chaffin Ros Kincheloe BIG CANOES 22 OR LARGER
93 181 27:06 Libby King Dr. Scott King Jr. CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
94 52 27:08 Donny Roye KAYAK 13 3 – 17 6
95 114 27:11 Greg Sredin KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
96 155 27:13 Carl McCrary Paul Bruns CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
97 159 27:16 Michael Deutsch Hank Deutsch CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
98 80 27:17 Jesse McCabe KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
99 167 27:18 Joel Dixon Ben Dixon CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
100 79 27:19 Cliff Lawson KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
101 187 27:21 Michael Brady April Brady CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
102 19 27:24 David Early Daniel Early KAYAK TANDEM (K-2)
103 22 27:29 Joseph Cummings Stacie Cummings KAYAK TANDEM (K-2)
104 85 27:38 Teresa Tilton KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
105 100 27:42 William Pegg KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
106 24 27:50 Mike Longo Celeste Longo KAYAK TANDEM (K-2)
107 65 27:52 Ben Sharp KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
108 124 27:54 Laura Callaway KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
109 112 27:57 William Kutteh KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
110 113 27:59 Rodger Talley KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
111 53 28:01 Steve Hamilton KAYAK 13 3 – 17 6
112 46 28:04 Isaiah Allen KAYAK 13 3 – 17 6
113 57 28:06 Diana Ronin KAYAK 13 3 – 17 6
114 89 28:08 Ramona Bernard KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
115 101 28:11 Paul Brezina KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
116 139 28:14 Logan Houston Zane Coleman CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
117 99 28:20 Mark Grizzard KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
118 142 28:23 Joe Jarratt Will Jarratt CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
119 122 28:26 Sharon Hailey KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
120 63 28:30 Hunter Solimine KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
121 75 28:32 Wayne Wilson KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
122 147 28:41 Scott Nanney Will Patterson CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
123 86 28:46 Cindy Sorrells KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
124 77 28:47 Dwayne Cockrum KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
125 162 28:47 Geoff Calkins Andrew Calkins CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
126 91 28:49 Carolyn Minton KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
127 64 28:50 Jonathan Wilson KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
128 78 28:56 Tom Long KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
129 93 28:58 Janet Howard KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
130 184 29:00 Cindy Shaw Tim Holcomb CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
131 127 29:02 Janice Cockrum KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
132 109 29:12 Harold Wendt KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
133 170 29:18 Dr. Scott Morris Mike Bruns CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
134 111 29:22 Russ Tilton KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
135 121 29:23 Ashley Sullivan KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
136 158 29:24 Greg Ginn Doug Ginn CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
137 94 29:29 Paxton Silver KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
138 31 29:31 Brad Silver KAYAK LONGER THAN 17 6
139 70 29:34 Terrell Elliott KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
140 138 29:36 Robin Salant Erik Salant CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
141 69 29:39 John Baddley KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
142 179 29:40 Emily Alm Brian Knack CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
143 61 29:42 Treyton Howard KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
144 182 29:43 Nia Zalamer Alex Wise CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
145 130 29:46 Gary Wilson PADLEBOARD
146 151 29:47 John Garrett Travis Lockhart CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
147 82 29:50 Emily Larue KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
148 96 29:52 Jacob Caldwell KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
149 144 29:53 Steven Boscarino Josh Duncan CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
150 119 29:59 Reagan Hicks KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
151 154 30:00 Tyler Benitone Jack Irvine CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
152 68 30:08 Brandon Schiel KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
153 84 30:09 Andrea Mullins KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
154 117 30:11 Christina Grizzard KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
155 198 30:13 David Kmet SOLO CANOE
156 116 30:19 Kristen Jones KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
157 120 30:24 Christine Basile KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
158 67 30:36 Gene Herndon KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
159 83 30:45 Emily McWilliams KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
160 76 30:50 Tom Crenshaw KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
161 92 30:57 Diane Long KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
162 71 31:00 K. Shea Graner KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
163 21 31:01 Kirby Kellett Haley Vielhaber KAYAK TANDEM (K-2)
164 132 31:13 Aimee Sandoval PADLEBOARD
165 171 31:36 Charles Humphreys David Everson CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
166 141 31:44 Will Thompson William Thompson CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
167 128 31:46 August Hand PADLEBOARD
168 173 32:05 Melanie Kirtland Miriam Perez CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
169 189 32:10 Marsha Walton Granderson Walton CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
170 88 32:21 Anna Lisa Crenshaw KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
171 188 32:37 Thomas B. Shelton Emily Shelton CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
172 118 32:44 Ansley Smith KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
173 195 32:57 Rick Chaffin Jc Pendergrass BIG CANOES 22 OR LARGER
174 186 33:18 Linda Blair Freddy Blair CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
175 174 33:23 Jennie Dickerson Jerica Sandifer CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
176 106 33:26 Wayne McDaniel KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
177 90 33:29 Tina Smith KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
178 126 33:34 Lisse Wendt KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
179 105 33:52 Tommy McDaniel KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
180 62 33:59 Connor Singleton KAYAK 10 1 – 13 2
181 123 34:20 Caroline Obert KAYAKS 10 OR LESS
182 176 34:21 Noell Wilson Winnie Wilson CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
183 191 34:25 Ed Wallace Barbara Baker CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
184 199 34:53 Steve Mason SOLO CANOE
185 172 35:00 Kenneth Hays Luther Armstrong CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
186 177 35:22 Sharon Stroud Alice Miller CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
187 175 35:30 Christina New Tamera Malone CANOE 17 4 OR LESS
188 125 38:40 Sheila Hellman KAYAKS 10 OR LESS

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Local Memphis Professional Paddler Competes in 33rd Outdoors, Inc. Canoe and Kayak Race

elmore 1This upcoming weekend marks the 33rd annual Outdoors Inc. Canoe and Kayak race in Memphis, Tennessee (OICK Memphis). The past competitors include Olympic medal contenders, World Cup Champions, local ‘legends’, and recreational paddlers alike. While the majority of the participants paddle in the race to enjoy a glorious day on the Mississippi with friends and family, a few come prepared to race in hopes of beating the course record or finishing with a personal record (PR). Among these avid competitors, Memphis’ local paddler Elmore Holmes plans to beat his current PR of 16 minutes and fifty-three seconds.

Elmore Holmes has been competing in the OICK Memphis since 1994 and will be paddling in the race for his 19th time. Like most paddlers, Holmes was introduced to paddling during summer camp at age thirteen. As he grew, Holmes continued to run rivers in North Carolina and Tennessee, as well as others around the United States.  He began competing in his mid-twenties in whitewater slalom events. In 1992, Slalom Canoeing became an Olympic sport and Holmes set his sights on qualifying for the National team in 1998 and 1999 and then the Olympic trials in 2000.

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In most recent years, Holmes has focused on the open-water style of racing featured in the OICK Memphis race. This season, he has won the Bluz Cruz race on the Mississippi River at Vicksburg, MS, and the Battle on the Bayou race in Ocean Spring, MS. He considers the OICK Memphis to be the highlight of the season.

“OICK Memphis always shows every racer a good time. I think it’s the best in terms of professionalism and organization. The race continues to be more exciting each year since Olympians like Greg Barton and Mike Herbert first started competing in the race. Sometimes, I have a great race and still do not finish in the top five.” – Elmore Holmes

ElmoreHarborEntranceOICKR2012.jpgWhile Holmes emulates the likes of Greg Barton and Mike Herbert, who have both finished the course in under 15:40, he strives to improve his time each year. He focuses on making technical improvements, as compared to simply muscling through the race. By focusing on these factors, he continues to improve his time.  Holmes prefers the OICK Memphis distance because he believes he has to train for multiple aspects of paddling to be successful. The race is a combination of speed and endurance.

Holmes believes that, “the thing to enjoy the most is not winning but the actual process. Enjoy the days spent in the boat, trying to perfect techniques instead of only focusing on race times.” This ideal is very similar to that of one of his heroes, five-time whitewater slalom world champion Jon Lugbill.

 “It’s not worth the suffering to get to an end, the means must be enjoyable.” - Jon Lugbill

MissRaceStart4 2001While Holmes enjoys competition immensely, he also enjoys teaching others about his passion. Outdoors, Inc. enjoys the privilege of having Holmes teach its paddling classes. He is American Canoe Association (ACA) certified at the Coastal Kayaking Level and continues to perfect his paddling skills. During his classes at Shelby Farms, students learn proper paddling strokes, rudder use, proper foot pedal adjustment, and much more, while enjoying Memphis’ largest urban park.

When advising others who wish to make improvements in their paddling, Holmes expresses that, “it is better to paddle forty-five minutes, five days a week, than eight hours on a Sunday.” During longer paddles, muscles fatigue and start to ache, causing improper paddling strokes.

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*OICK Memphis occurs on June 14,2014 followed by a festival on the Mississippi Rive in downtown Memphis. Registration closes on Friday, June 13th.The following Sunday, a boat Demo will occur at Shelby Farms on Pine Lake. For further details, please contact any Outdoors, Inc. location or comment on the post.

*Sign up for Elmore Holmes’ kayaking and canoe classes at the Outdoors, Inc. on Union. Please call 901-722-8988 or stop by to sign up.

 

Written by: Marie Mason, Outdoors, Inc.

*Photos Provided by Elmore Holmes

 

 

 

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Outdoors, Inc. Co-Owner Honored by University of Memphis

In current times, specialty retail stores that remain open for fifteen years are spectacular. Moreover, specialty retail stores that consistently open its doors for forty years are anomalies. Joe Royer, along with co-owner Lawrence Migliaria, have accomplished a feat that most entrepreneurs still consider a dream. For the past forty years, Outdoors, Inc. has “outfitted human-powered recreation.” Exceptional service, product knowledge, and product purchasing practices allowed Outdoors, Inc. to reach its current level of success.

engroyerThis past April, Joe Royer received the “Outstanding Alumnus Award” from the University of Memphis’ Herff College of Engineering in recognition of past and present achievements, mainly in the ways of Outdoors, Inc. and his philanthropy as a board member of Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation, Mississippi River Bicycle Trail, Greater Memphis Greenline, and his position on the Advisory Board of the Wolf River Conservancy.

Royer’s engineering background compels him to focus on efficient design (weight, length, flexibility of products) specifically on bicycles and boats. A knowledgeable staff that rides, runs, and climbs is critical to understanding the slight differences within the above categories in different products.

“Every human being is different…which makes every bike build, shoe fit, backpack choice, and ski/snowboard binding mount unique. Our staff has paddled in Glacier Bay, Alaska, completed coast-to-coast riding tours, trekked around the world, completed marathons, and climbed around the continental United States. We hire daily users to ensure our customers safety and satisfaction in their adventures.”
– Joe Royer, President and Co-Owner, Outdoors, Inc.

After arriving in 1967 for the University of Memphis Engineering program, Joe Royer has watched the Memphis outdoor community continue to grow as numerous climbers, cyclists, runners, trekkers, and the sort call Memphis home. While the Memphis outdoor experience expands, Outdoors, Inc. expands in conjunction with the Bluff City to currently include five locations.

Upon questioning Royer about the reasoning behind Outdoors, Inc. success, he replied, “[Our] best skill is to not underestimate Memphians. They are running the Boston marathon, climbing the Matterhorn, and paddling the Mississippi. Memphians are strong and need reliable gear as apparent in our daily interactions. [Our] stores, for the past 40 years, have consistently offered high-performance products for customers.”joe and lawrence

While the success of Outdoors, Inc. is in part due to the management, a large part is also attributed to the knowledge and experience of the staff. Within the staff at each location, there are cyclists, runners, skiers, paddlers, climbers, and hikers. A collection of the staff has completed bicycle tours from the Pacific to Atlantic Ocean as well as simply commuting to work via the Greenline. Five of OI’s bicycle technicians have attended the U.S.A Cycling training center in Colorado Springs. Further, staff members have paddled in Alaska’s Glacier Bay, the Sea of Cortez in Mexico, the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, and many other rivers in the continental U.S. and Europe. Employees have also hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, climbed the Matterhorn in Switzerland, and attended Mt. Rainier climbing school in Washington State.

 

Written By: Marie Mason, Outdoors, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

Boston Strong for the 2014 Boston Marathon

  For the competitive and non-competitive runner alike, the 2014 edition of the Boston Marathon will offer an experience unparalleled to any other marathon. For the past year, runners from around the world as well as most Americans have been reeling and reflecting on the terrorist attack that took so much from so many at the 2013 marathon. I, myself, decided to register for the 2014 event after qualifying at the Mississippi Blues marathon in January of 2013 because of that very terrorist act. Although I will not be racing this year, I have had time to reflect on the meaning of this year’s race that will be something all participants remember for the rest of their lives.chris winter running pic

   It’s hard for me to consider what this year’s race will mean without reflecting on my first meaningful and special Boston Marathon experience. In 2010, I stood at the start of the Boston Marathon, hoping to finish my first Boston Marathon without walking. While I had run my first two marathons in 2:38 each, I had never finished one without walking. It may seem like a small goal but that’s what I wanted-simply to run the entire race without walking. Training had gone well, I was motivated and excited, the weather was perfect, and I was even able to give Ryan Hall a high five while he was on his way to the starting line.

With my goal in mind and confidence in my training, I ran the first 13.1 miles on 2:33 pace. I couldn’t believe how easy it felt. Maybe it was the support of every community along the way, or maybe it was the screaming girls I ran by at Wellesley College. Maybe it was because I knew I was running in the wake and footsteps of some of the greatest runners of all time. Meanwhile, I was having the race of my life. I was in the top 100 and feeling strong.

Then… the hills came, grueling hill after grueling hill. Each hill seemed steeper and longer than the next. My legs ached and lungs burned. My teeth and gums even hurt. I was getting passed by a lot of people. I wanted to walk, rest, catch my breath and to give up on my goal.

That’s when it hit me. The very people I had been urged on by for the past 2 hours not only wanted me to finish, they needed me to finish, they needed me to achieve my goal, even if they didn’t know what it was.

marathon-2013-394So I pressed on, gradually picked up my pace, and refocused. With one mile to go, I knew I was going to do it. I was going to finish the race and achieve my goal. I had become a part of the history of the Boston Marathon, the greatest foot race in the world. While I finished in 2:39, a mere 2 minutes away from a personal record, I didn’t care. Something better had happened.

When some one runs the Boston Marathon, it is as if they become a part of the city itself. Perhaps, that’s why this year’s race is so special. I cannot say what this years race will mean for everyone, but I can, without hesitation, say that everyone who puts on a race bib and steps up to the line will feel and know what it’s like to be a Bostonian for the day.

Whether runners are from Kenya or Tennessee, China or France, each will leave the 2014 Boston Marathon with a piece the city forever engrained in their heart, and they will be stronger and better for it.

Coverage of the 2014 Boston Marathon will begin at 7 am on April 21st.

Article by: Chris Winter, Outdoors, Inc. 

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One of the Bike Commuter’s Best Friends

Bike Lane SignThe spring season brings promise of a plethora of outdoor activities. As a recreational and commuter cyclist – directions, music, and training applications are integral parts of my daily rides. Armbands anoy me during my rides and Garmin GPS systems offer high performance training applications that are unnecessary during a morning commute. My solution… The Nite Ize Handleband. Beginning as KickStarter funded project, the Handle Band product is now available at retailers through Nite Ize’s distribution. The Nite Ize Handleband satisfies your bar mount needs without the premium price found on many Smart Phone accessories. Depending on the product, smart phone armbands cost between ten to fifty dollars. For $19.95, the handle band allows the rider to use the direction, training, and music applications without adjusting an armband. Personally, the feeling of an arm band, while cycling, agitates my arm. Further, an arm band can take your focus off the road, which can be detrimental during a morning commute. HandleBand 1 Initially, I did fear that the earphone cord dangling in front my body would become irritable. However, after numerous commutes on my Centurion Dave Scott Ironman bicycle, I realized I never noticed the cord. While I already have a CatEye Strada Wireless Computer on my Felt FW3 road bike, I did try the handle band during a long ride. I found no objection or discomfort in using the handle band and IPhone’s training application. Yet, after all things considered, I plan on sticking with my bike computer for training.

Bike of FeetAt the end of the day, The Nite Ize HandleBand is an inexpensive way to utilize all of your smart phone’s features. It is less expensive than purchasing an Ipod shuffle for music or a Garmin GPS for directions and training programs. I wholeheartedly recommend the handle band for daily cycling commutes.

Happy Riding!

 

Article By: Marie Mason, Outdoors Inc.

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