Supporting running in the metro Richmond area
In order to avoid decrepitude and having to have our daughter come "rescue" us, and to watch the grand-kids grow up, Mary and Tom Bednarz are moving to Dallas, Texas to be near the kids.
The running routes here and all the runners that I have met will never be forgotten. So many friends I do not know where to start. 34 years of participating in ~850 races and 105 marathons is enough memories to last me a life time. But Dallas should add a few more.
So Thank You All for being my friends. I love you all.
TallTom aka Tom Bednarz
OMG! Say it ain't so! A charter member of Old and in the Way. Thank you for inspiring me for the 20 years I have known you. Your tallness will be muchly missed.
Take care!!!! I had fun talking to you during a number of the races and the advice that you shared. Some of your advice I have passed along to others regarding getting active. You are an inspiring person and encouraging as well! Enjoy the Big 'D'!!!!!
Tom you will be missed. I will remember you more for the time and efforts you spent volunteering and supporting the RRRC more than for your race efforts. Best of fortune and health in Tx.
No TallTom in Richmond races anymore? No, it can't be. Such a thing can't happen. We depend on seeing Tom at RRRC races just as we assume the sun will rise in the east every morning -- it's one of nature's constants. It's going to be monstrously hard to adjust to this one. The world won't be the same again.
:( So sad! The Browns and the brown hounds will miss you!
Anne (Z) and Stephen Brown
Great for you. Enjoy.......... big lost for RRRC...we will all miss you. My best Tall Tom story, you were behind me on the old mud loop at James River H.S. trail run, probably the Youngblood race. I heard a yell and a big thump, as you caught a root and fell. I said it sounded like a tree falling. Yelled back and you said you were fine........
Best to you and Mary
You'll still be coming back to help with the Marathon & Monument Ave 10K Expos, right? HA! Good luck to both Mary & you! We're the richer for having had you and the poorer for losing you.
BTW, does this mean someone will be tearing down your home and rebuilding on your lot?
Good luck Tom. It was always great running with you. Truly a gentleman. If you are ever in the Phoenix area, look me up.
Sorry to see you go and the best of luck in TexAss, I will certainly miss your weather reports.
As for Ed....,
I wish you and your family all the best on your move. Thanks for all your support to the RRRC over the years. My best memory of all the years knowing you will be a few years back waiting on line to get our bibs/packet for the NYCM and there amongst the crowd, I look up and see you. So no matter the size of the event you always "stood out". Be well and keep on the move!
Good luck Tom!! You are a running machine!