Coach Jeff ROC wrote:
A casual "head nod and chat" runner acquaintance of mine who lives in my general area heard my name and when I didn't show, grabbed the trophy for me...let me know via facebook...
Funny, at a race years ago a "nod and chat" runner acquaintance told me he had a couple trophies of mine he collected when I was a no-show at awards ceremonies. I didn't even know his name, but he lived in a neighboring town.
BTW, I love your humour and prose style. I worked in journalism for decades, and you're more talented than most of the writers I worked with.