Rick Morris: email
Being from Vermont, I decided to take on the challenge of completing my first marathon in Burlington. I wanted to do just one in my lifetime and definitely before turning forty. After crossing the finish line, it left me with a feeling of accomplishment and pride that was almost overwhelming. I never realized that it would so profoundly change my life for the better…forever. Now my wife and I are on a lifelong quest, traveling across the countryside completing at least one marathon in every state. We still have a ways to go, but as they say…”the journey is half the fun”! Burlington Marathon is still one of my favorite Marathons and I’ve completed ten of them over the past years. Like life… running a marathon has its ups and downs, but with running you get the chance to complete something great within a “short time” and the ability to share with others the excitement that goes with it. This is one of the reasons I love the sport of running, and with marathons you get your money’s worth. After years of improving running skills, you came to the conclusion that the next step is to help other achieve their running goals too. So my wife and I have taken on coaching the Middle School Track & Field and Cross Country Teams and helping out pacing in “local” races. How that’s what I call…fun! I’m looking forward to seeing you at the starting line and having some fun!
Bob Ayers: email
Hi my name is Bob Ayers Jr. and I ‘m very excited to be part of the 2016 SkiRack Mizuno VCM 4:15 pace team.This is my 5th time as a VCM pacer. It is always a great time toeing the line with other runners with the same goal in mind, crossing the finish line 26.2 miles later! This will be my 12th running of the Vermont City Marathon. I started running 12 years ago and have competed in over 20 marathons and 30 ultra-marathons. When not running I chase two grandsons around and work in the plastics industry as a machinist / mechanic.
I look forward to sharing my 4:15 finish time with all who plan to join me on race day.