What do you get when you combine ten Cruisers, seven MilesRun members, one MRTT runner, and one guest?  A whole lot of fun, that’s what!  Today was the whatever-annual Miles’ Pancake Run.  For years Miles and his wife hosted the event at their home in Maryland, but last year they had their house on the market so Bill and I volunteered to host.

If you’ve read my blog for more than a week, you know that I love to host parties so I was more than willing to move the event to Virginia.  Permanently.  Sorry Miles, but you’re not getting this baby back.  It’s the least I can do to thank you for your years of mentoring me!

Before our run we had to get a group picture because that’s how we runners roll.  I know I’m biased, but what a good looking group of runners!


After a few short announcements and thank yous, we were off and running!


Photo courtesy of Jerome

I ran ahead and took a few horrible pictures and this one was the best.  Seriously, this one was the best one.  Sorry Becky that the sun is washing out your face!


Fortunately, Jerome had my back and took a lot of pictures and video.  He snapped this picture of John and Wookie stopping traffic to cross the road.  This is a great example of how awesome the W&OD Trail is… Runners, walkers, bikers, roller-bladers, and horses all share the trail.


Photo courtesy of Jerome

Amit’s daughters surprised us with a Gatorade stand set up along the trail!  Not only were they offering free Gatorade to our group, but to all of the other trail users as well!

After the run we headed back to Bill’s and my house for brunch.  You know it’s a runners’ party when such a beautiful assortment of colors and brands of running shoes are parked outside on the deck!

An integral part of our annual event is the brunch after our run.  Since moving to Virginia we’ve moved away from pancakes to more of a potluck type affair.  This year we had two casseroles, lots of fruit, bagels, and pastries.  In other words, lots of carbs!

Josh seemed at home serving up Bloody Marys, Mimosas, chocolate milk, soda, and water.

Unfortunately, this is the only picture I got of Miles other than the group shot.  This is such a typical scene though, of Miles in the middle of telling one of his entertaining stories to a group of people hanging on his every word.

We couldn’t have asked for better weather or friends to make Miles’ Pancake Run a success!

  • Questions:
  • Which would you choose: pancakes, waffles, quiche, or a breakfast casserole?
  • Which would you choose: Bloody Mary, Mimosa, or chocolate milk?
  • Who’s racing this weekend?