Lone Runner Challenge: Wear The Hat
By: Tim Smith
One of the things I will miss this March (and we missed last year) because of the pandemic is the Shamrock Shuffle. There are all sorts of good things about shuffle season; the sap is running in the maples, teammates who have been buried under six feet of snow start to reappear, and the Shamrock Shuffle is anything but a shuffle - being the fastest miles of the early season.
Undoubtedly one of the cheeriest sights of race day is when the race director stands up to call us to the line - wearing his over sized, emerald green topper. His "chapeau", his "lid". That Irish Green Top Hat. The Mad Hatters Hat!
If I was to win this race, perhaps I would be bold enough to ask Paul Coats if I could don his headpiece the color of the hills of Eire!
Today you can do it! This months challenge - go out and run your own Shamrock Shuffle, photograph yourself, and then use the special-to-UVRC website to add Paul's Emerald crown to your own head.
Then post it for use!