Bob Brown’s history with the Striders dates back to 1974 when there were 8 or 9 members of the “group”, ultimately organized as the Howard County Striders. It was mostly a distance running group as there were seldom any races of less than five miles and more normally 10K. Bob was a pretty good distance runner, but also a true leader. He served as club President and as a Director but also concentrated on membership and scoring of race series and their awards. In the mid-1980s, Bob bought an airplane and his running took a back seat to flying as he went on to become a certified Instructor. In the early 2000s, he started participating in triathlons and became a highly ranked age group competitor. Bob will be remembered for his contributions to building the club in the early years and also for his Striders singlets which he proudly wore through his races, even long after moving from the area.