Hall of Fame induction: 1994
For the past several years you could be sure that no one would get lost or go the wrong way during the Delaware Distance Classic. The course had been well marked in the morning by this volunteer. He also assisted before he marked the course in putting up the finish line scaffolding. This volunteer is john Hand. His continued support of the club and his exceptional running success has earned John hand the honor of being inducted in to the Pike Creek Valley Running Club Hall of Fame.
John began running in 1979 and joined PCVRC in 1982. He has run over 2000 miles a year since then. Five years after he joined the club everything fell into place with his running. He ran a 17:30 minute 5K and went on to run several PR’s that year with a time at the Detroit Free Press marathon of 2:45:38. He was awarded the club’s highest Running award that year “Runner of the Year”
He will be running his 9th consecutive Boston Marathon this year. In fact he re-qualified at the Harrisburg Marathon with a 3:08. Harrisburg was the marathon in which he first qualified for Boston!
You can always count on John to volunteer his time for any club event. He has helped with the Classic for the last five years. He served on the PCVRC board for several years and is currently serving.
John’s primary goal is to continue running. He is overcoming an injury and is trying to be ready to run The Boston Marathon.
As an outstanding contributor to the Pike creek Valley Running Club and in recognition of his own personal running accomplishments we would like to welcome John Hand as an inductee into the PCVRC Hall of Fame.