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For those that wish to acclimatise to cross country I am happy to put on a couple of sessions at the Discovery Centre on the above dates starting at 9.15 ( to avoid Park Run) if there is a demand.
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He arrived in Western New York from Oregon in 1970 to join the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra as Principal Timpanist. During his career, he also performed solo and ensemble engagements in more than 30 countries around the world.
And music wasn’t his only gift.
He was an accomplished runner as well. In 1971, he formed the Buffalo Philharmonic Athletic Club. He then organized the Skylon International Marathon, the first race of its kind to cross an international boundary. The first race took place on October 26, 1974. There were 400 runners in this first year. By 1976, the field had grown to more than 3,000 runners, making it the second largest marathon in the country, behind Boston. In 1980 and 1984, the Skylon course was host to the U.S. men’s Olympic marathon trials.
In 1978, he arranged a week-long symposium to promote running and the City of Buffalo. Prominent international guests included Sir Roger Bannister and Dr. George Sheehan.
In 1982, he formed the Scajaquada Pathway Committee, which led to the construction of the 2.5-mile running and biking path connecting Delaware Park with the Riverwalk. In 2007, it was renamed in his honor.
His efforts have been recognized by many, including the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, the Niagara Falls City Council, and the Erie/Niagara Chapter of the National Society of Engineers. In 1980, he was named a Buffalo News Outstanding Citizen of the Year for his work on the Skylon International Marathon.
And he did more than organize. He ran more than 60 marathons, including several Boston Marathons during his career. His personal best was under 3 hours.
He went the distance to make running a Western New York staple.