Some of you may know that I have been participating in trail runs for a long time – 17 years to be exact. My first year I ran in two of them, and one happened to be the inaugural run of the event. It is called the Monroe / Dunbar Brook run (originally Dunbar Brook, then Monroe, now Monroe / Dunbar Brook?) because the course tracks the Dunbar Brook for much of the course as it makes its way from up in the mountains down to the Deerfield River. This is in the town of Monroe, Ma. This year my brother Will, who is editor and publisher of the WMAC (Western Mass Athletic Club) newsletter took my picture and put in an entry about how my colleague Poncho Mach and I are the only two runners to have participated in all 17 of these races. Here is the page from that fall newsletter with my picture.