Now that the dust has settled on the Blue Ridge Relay, and the runners are recovering from awesome efforts, I would like to give a shout out to the team captains.
Looking at the relays from the outside, most people see just the outstanding performances put in by the runners. Yes, they are to be congratulated for the efforts.
However, there are the unsung heroes that make every relay team go. These are the team captains. They work tirelessly behind the scenes for months recruiting runners, replacing runners, and praying their runners don’t get injured in the final weeks before relay. Team captains fret over everything. They organize the vans. They print the leg guides. They take care of the supplies for the runners.
Basically, they deal with all of the teams logistics that not just get the team from the start to the finish, but get them to the starting line in the first place.
To these individuals, “Thank you”. For without these individuals, there would not be any relay teams.
Sharing one thought at time
The Cool Down Runner