Before I attempt to write my first E.N.O.W. article, I would first like to say that it is not an easy act to follow Annie Parsons. But fear not, because she will return, so just consider me your summer substitute teacher.
Now moving on.
Mullets, Maya and Marathons…who is Scott Harris?
Born and raised in HOTlanta, GA, the young Scotty cheered on his father, Tommy Harris, who ran in the Peach Tree Road Race every Forth of July for 14 consecutive years. From there Scott headed to Appalachian State University, where he graduated with a degree in Sociology in 1999.
After college he headed out west to the Rockies, and ended up becoming a ski/snowboad bum by day and sushi roller by night. It was here in Telluride, Colorado that he competed in the Imogene Pass Run, an all trail race 17.1 miles long that connects the towns of Ouray and Telluride with over a 1000 ft rise in elevation! It was also in Telluride that he met his wife Krystal. He knew they were meant to be when she told him to cut his long hair into a mullet, before taking it all off and going completely business casual.
Skip forward here to Nashville where he works for Dell in corporate sales and also carries on the full time duties of fatherhood. His little girl Maya is also a regular at East nasty on Wednesday nights, as long as Scott takes her for an ice cream cone at the Pied Piper afterwards.
Throughout his running career so far Scott has competed in the Music City Marathon, participated on a Blue Ridge Relay race team, and successfully clocked in a sub 4-hour marathon in Memphis! Although his running career has been relatively short, his accomplishments have been many.Now his goals in running are to make a sub-20 minute 5K, and to beat David Canas in any and all races. But their competitions will have to put on the back burner for a little while, since sadly Scott and his family are about to move to Asheville, North Carolina for a year.
But fear not East Nastys, Scott and family will be returning back to Nashville in a year.
Scott’s own fair well address is as follows,
“I’m sad to report we are moving to Ashville for the next year. Of all the things that I’ll miss when we leave, East Nasty will be at the top of the list. I love how our running community has grown and the great friendships that I’ve made. Hopefully I’ll run plenty of hills in Ashville and return a better runner.”
So we bid you adieu Scott, and hope to see back in the near future.