|Susan’s Greatest Hits!!!|
|Wednesday, 07 March 2012 18:34|
By Road Kill - For six years, Susan Hurrey has quietly been sending out a weekly e-mail inviting runners to join her on her Saturday distance run. Each run is charted on her “mapmyrun” program, and the course is outlined in the e-mail.
Since I stopped running a few years ago, I reviewed the courses described in the e-mails strictly out of curiosity.
This past Saturday morning, I was driving down Henry Avenue near Midvale when I was startled to see Susan charging (yes, that is the best verb to describe her pace) around the corner onto Midvale followed by Rob Kafes. I almost veered off the road. “My God, Susan actually runs these routes,” I thought to myself. Then I started thinking further and realized that over six years, Susan probably has accumulated a very lengthy list of distance runs. So I asked her for her favorite runs.
I admit to being a bit churlish for frequently questioning the validity of Susan’s running moniker, The Great One. I take it all back. Susan, I mean The Great One, has produced a remarkable record of distance runs around Northwest Philadelphia. Here are the cream of the crop (accompanied by a brief narrative):