Hall of Fame induction: 1996
It seems that the criterion for hall Of Fame award was set using Doug Walker as an example. As far as the running community and the club goes, Doug has done it all.
Doug has been a Club member since 1982 (before shoes had air in them). He has served on the Board of Directors since 1986 in almost every capacity except president -smart man. In 1987 Doug was the Race Director of the Delaware Distance Classic. Currently he is the editor of the PACER. The author gets a chance to look at several running club newsletters, and none have the quality of the PACER. This quality is mainly due to one person -Doug. Doug has been nominated for Vice-President for 1996 along with his continued job as editor.
Besides all of his duties with the Club, Doug remains a quality runner. He is going to be on the starting line, along with 36,000 others, at Hopkinton on April 15th. It seems that Doug likes the long runs, the track workouts, and the group runs as much, if not more than, racing.
The author knows of no one -besides his wife- who has done so much to make his my term as president satisfying. Many of you do not know of the hours and the finances that Doug gives freely to make the Club function. Every task that I have asked of Doug he did willingly and successfully. He functioned this year in spite of the fact that he had to climb perhaps life?s toughest ?Heartbreak Hill?, the loss of his son, Jeff. For all he has done Doug has my respect.
Congratulations Doug. There is no one more deserving to be in the PCVRC Hall of Fame. Than Doug Walker – Mr. Piker!!