Galloway to speak to running club


Jeff Galloway will be the guest speaker at the next monthly meeting of the Peachtree City Running club scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 5.

He is the author of Galloway’s Book on Running. He was an All-American collegiate athlete and a member of the 1972 US Olympic Team in the 10,000 meters.

He remains a competitive athlete, continuing through a successful masters running career.

He is the chief executive officer of Galloway Productions which conducts a broad range of training programs and events yearly; he also owns two running specialty stores. He has written several books on training and writes a monthly column for Runner’s World magazine.

In high school, at The West- minster Schools in Atlanta, Galloway recorded bests of 4:28 in the mile and 9:48 in the two mile; he became the state champion in the latter event.

Running for Wesleyan University, he developed as a competitor, earning All-American honors in cross-country and track, clocking 4:12 in the mile, and noted times of 9:06 in the two mile and 14:10 for three. In 1970 Galloway became the first winner of the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta.

At the meeting Jeff will be discussing his run/walk program, his upcoming Half Marathon in December and will also have a few giveaways.

The meeting will take place at the Peachtree Hotel and Conference Center (formerly known at the Wyndham Conference Center), located at 2443 Highway 54 in Peachtree City, and will begin at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to the meeting to hear this iconic runner and participate in the Q&A session afterwards.