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New Race Team Member: Nick Whited

We’re pleased to announce a new race team member, Nick Whited, from Virginia. We’re happy to have him on the team and look forward to seeing what the 2009 season brings for him! Welcome Nick.
Nick Whited
Age: 30
Occupation: Substance Abuse Counselor for the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services.
Bullrun_run imageFavorite Run or Race: One of my favorite runs is in Damascus, VA where I run a big loop on a few trails, the Appalachian Trail (5 miles uphill); then 2 screaming miles downhill on the Backbone Rock Trail; then uphill for 3 miles on the Iron Mountain Trail in TN; then follow it back to the VA Creeper Trail and head back into Damascus; this is a staple 18 mile route; Another route is in the rural area of Burkes Garden, VA where I can run to the AT via a dirt road then go any direction with a large amount of options.
My favorite race(s) would have to be The Mount Mitchell Challenge (40 Miler). It has the makings of a championship event and is not a far drive; another would have to be the Frosty 50k in Winston Salem, NC because it is low key and organized great.
What I like most about running: The challenge of getting out everyday and enjoying the scenery. The feeling of nerves and fatigue on race day and when they are both gone after the starting gun.
Tips for other runners: Don’t overtrain; enjoy the journey; and hire a coach – it will make a difference in your running at any level.

Races or Other Significant Accomplishments:

4:17 mile PR
Currently working on my PhD in Pastoral Care Counseling.
2008 Season:
Frosty 50k 4th
Bull Run 50 Miler 8th
Rattlesnake 50k – 2nd
New River Trail 50k 4th
2009 Season Plans:
Frosty 50k
Mount Mitchell 40 Miler
Umstead 50 Mile
Chattanooga Mountains Stage Race
Charleston 15 mile
Stump Jump 50k
JFK 50 Mile
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