Local masters runner Dixon Hemphill, who once owned the Fairfax Running Center and directed the Golbin Gallop, talks about running into his 90s and getting hit by a car when he was 74.
After our alternate universe intro, we set docs loose at (5:36) and find out whats grinding Docs’ gears part one of today, as docs vents about his car troubles.
At (17:19) we are joined by guest, 93-year-old runner Dixon Hemphill. At (18:46) Dixon tells us about getting his start in running at the age of 50.
At (21:48) Dixon talks about getting hit by a car while training for a triathlon at the age of 74 and how it did not deter him from continuing to run. At (24:54) we ask Dixon about some of his PRs.
At (26:10) Dixon talks about his transition from owning a couple of running stores to race management, specifically the Goblin Gallop. At (29:15) we talk about the transition from local road races to running on the national scene in the 90 year age groups.
At (32:55) Dixon talks about a typical week in his training program. At (36:00) we ask about injuries and limitations that might come with running into his 90s. At (39:09) we talk about whats coming up next with his racing.
At (44:00) Dixon talks about his time studying in Sweden and at (46:40) we talk about his time serving in the U.S. Navy. We are back at (52:58) to wrap up the interview.
At (54:44) we add a topic to the agenda and talk about an upcoming box office flop with local running ties. At (59:06) Joanna has a new favorite runner as she gushes over the latest Shelby Houlihan performance.
At (1:00:27) we talk about some possibly ridiculous Guinness Book of World Records running records. We close out at (1:05:22) with another whats grinding Docs’ Gears with a track etiquette segment.
Fairfax County Detectives have arrested and charged a 42-year-old Herndon man with crimes related to indecent exposures near the Washington and Old Dominion Trail in August, the department reported.
Fairfax County schools and a few local guests raced at Burke Lake Saturday, with the Potomac School’s Charlie Ortmans and W.T. Woodson and Herndon’s Gillian Bushee and West Springfield leading…
Assaults on the W&D Trail, a stabbing on the Custis Trail, an extension for the Beach Drive closure, new bridges and trails and honors for local cross country/track runners and coaches.
A new cross country season will welcome hundreds of new fans to races, eager to watch their kids compete.
The 18th annual St. Rita 5K & Fun Run is a fall classic on treelined streets through beautiful Alexandria, Va.
Certified & chip-timed 5K follows a flat, fast, out-and-back course through Potomac Yard.
The morning festivities includes a live DJ,
The Association of African Methodist Episcopal Scouts’ (AAMES) 1st Annual 5K In-Person/Virtual Run-Walk Race
Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 8:00 A.M.
Fort Washington National Park, 13551 Fort Washington Road, Fort Washington, Maryland 20744