What’s wrong with this number?November 21, 2008
At the PNTF cross country championships three weekends ago, race numbers like this one — to designate age groups — were seen on the backs of masters runners.
Do you notice anything odd here?
If not, here’s a hint: TAC stands for The Athletics Congress.
If that doesn’t sound familiar, that’s probably because TAC changed its name to USA Track & Field (USATF) . . . in 1992.
In other words, these race numbers are, at a minimum, 16 years old.
Have the PNTF people really been saving them for the better part of two decades? Or did they recently get a great deal in an online auction?
Either way, I suspect that Bill Roe and/or Tom Cotner are involved.