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Cathi Cannon Joins Rock/Creek Race Team

We’d like to welcome Cathi Cannon, a freelance Graphic Designer here in Chattanooga, TN, to the Rock/Creek Race Team. She’s been a friend and training partner for a while now, and has raced several Rock/Creek races in the past. Here’s her bio:

Favorite Run or Race: Cumberland Trail. With over 300 miles to explore, you can’t get bored! Perhaps my favorite segment is along the North Chick segment, which we call the Blue Hole Run – approx 5 miles to a pristine swimming hole that is tucked away from all the day trippers. It is the perfect place to relax in the sun and swim with the fish.


What I like most about running:Being able to immerse myself in wilderness… even if it is just 15 minutes from downtown! The solitude and peacefulness wipes away any stress from the work week.


Cathi Cannon preparing for a bike raceTips for other runners: When new runners hear about my adventures, they think it is entirely out of reach. Hey – we all start somewhere! When I signed up for my first marathon, I could barely get through 4 miles. Sure it takes a lot of time to work up to 2-day races, but nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it. Just understand that it takes time, commitment and patience to reach your goals. Believe in yourself and go for it!


Races/Significant Accomplishments:

Rock/Creek River Gorge Race

Stump Jump 50K Trail Run

Mtn. Mist 50K

Black Mountain Marathon

Shut-In Ridge Trail Run

Hogpen Hillclimb 17k

Overmountain Extreme Adventure Race (30hr)

Checkpoint Zero Adventure Race (30 hr)

Smoky Mountain Adventure Race (40hr)

North Georgia Adventure Race (30 hr)

+ countless shorter adv races, mtn & road bike races


Coming up in 2008:

Mt. Mitchell Challenge – 40 miler

River Gorge 10miler, Scenic City Marathon, StumpJump 50k

CPZ, OME, NGAR Adv Races

Ultra O-Gaine (a 12hr orienteering race)

* race reports, training stories, and pictures can be found on www.bebackonmonday.com


More about the Rock/Creek Race Team >

Sign up for the Rock/Creek River Gorge Trail Race in March >

Read about our epic Rock/Creek StumpJump 50K race coming up in October >