Letter: Fiddlers Green run has great potential
Posted on Jan 29, 2014 - 01:04 PM Printer Friendly View
Those of us who have lived in Gloucester County all our lives can remember Fiddlers Green Farm. Several years ago, it had some of the best strawberries and blueberries in the area, among other veggies and plants. On Saturday, Jan. 11, it was host to the first annual 5K and 10k run sponsored by the GHS athletic department, and the GHS cross country and track programs.
The course is one of the best cross country courses in the area. Although the turnout was low, it has the potential to be as large an event as some of the local races held in Virginia Beach, Williamsburg and Richmond. Those who participated had nothing but rave reviews of the course, even though it was a tougher course for some than expected. The view of the course as you run, the course surface, pond and livestock makes the course very attractive for your avid runners.
Thanks go out to several who helped make it all happen: Matt Abbitt-Abbitt Realty Company LLC, Wayne Webb family and staff, First Advantage Federal Credit Union, Tidewater Physical Therapy Inc.-Gloucester, Art on Product, Hank Corner LLC, Commonwealth Timing, Chimney Corner Lawnmower, Inc., Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Unit 1, S and S Mixed Signs, Inc., and Trudy’s Portable Toilets, Inc.
A lot of time was put in to make the run successful. Wayne Webb and staff, GHS Athletic Director Kristy Hunter, Kim and Jason Robins, coach Emily Webb, coach John Perrin, coach Michael Carroll, coach Kevin
Morgan and the GHS cross country and track and field athletes took awesome roles in making sure it all came together. Plans are forthcoming for next year’s race. This will be a great event for Gloucester High School athletics and the community of Gloucester.
GHS track coach