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End of 2012 Columbia Marathon.

My name is Greg Fowler.  I reside in the midlands of South Carolina. Professionally, I’m an IT person.  Amateur-wise, I’m a late start runner.  I took up running in December 2008 at the age of 40 when our plant manager stood up in front of the employees and said there would be “changes” after the Christmas break due to the crashed economy.  I was fortunate enough to survive the “changes”, and I have continued to run ever since.

When I started running, I just wanted to relieve stress.  I couldn’t run much more than two minutes without stopping to walk.  I had no idea that running would become such a passion.  I had no clue about shoes, gear, form, racing or much else in the running world.  I do now, though, and I’d like to share my knowledge with others.  The goal of this blog is to encourage people, especially those who never ran in their youth, to take up running.  Also, I plan to highlight places to run and explore around the state of South Carolina.

I have competed in many local races during the last three years.  Turns out I’m not too fast, but I have improved.  My favorite event is the half marathon, and I have completed seven of them – six road and one trail. I have also completed five road marathons and next up is the Outer Banks Marathon in November 2013.  I completed my first ultra marathon at the Harbison 50K in January 2013 and look forward to it again in 2014.

Thanks for stopping by.

Greg Fowler
greg (at) palmettostaterunner (dot) com

 

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2 Comments

  1. Hey Greg,
    I just saw your link on Facebook and checked it out. I wanted to see if you would check out my trail race in Spruce Pine NC. August 20th 2011. Springmaid Splash 10K and 5K XStream Trail Races. 4 river crossings, rocks, roots, ups, downs, singletrack, fields, awesome finish line, awesome door prizes, and awesome venue. Check out our site and let me know if you have any questions. I appreciate your blog. As a 42 year old runner, running has become such a part of my life. It does keep me sane.
    Matt Hollifield
    www mitchellraces com

    • Matt,

      Thanks for checking out my pages and letting me know about your race. It looks like a blast. I’ll pencil it in and see if I can work out a trip to NC.

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