by Wayne Varnes
The weekend of June 9th and 10th, Camp Pendleton held their 25th Annual Mud Run and two employees of Main Electric Supply were among the participants. The Mud Run is an annual fund raising event that invites hundreds of participants to come out and race and raise money to support quality of life programs for Marines, Sailors, and their families. This year’s event had two entries from Main Electric Supply, Henry Klenke and Dave Holland.
Henry Klenke is a Former Marine and this was his second Mud Run. He entered the 5K run last year after just quitting smoking and used that experience to help him train for this year’s event. This year, he signed up for the 10K run – that’s 6.2 miles of mud, muck, water, and obstacles! His goal was to place in his age group and finish in less than 1 hour and 15 minutes. His training definitely paid off as he finished 3rd in the Men’s 40 to 44 age group with a time of 1:04:21!
The other entrant from Main Electric was Dave Holland. Dave is a competitive Tri-athlete and while not accustomed to running in mud, wanted to get out and give it a go! Start times are staggered, with timing done electronically so you don’t know how you are doing against others until the event is complete. Although nursing a leg injury leading up to the event, Dave told himself, “Don’t walk, and keep running!” and that’s what he did. Uphill and down, wet and wetter, he kept up the pace. Dave placed 1st in the Men’s 55 to 59 age group with a time of 1:10:03.
Main Electric is proud of their accomplishments and desire to participate in this charity event. It really shows the type of people they employ and exemplifies their desire to push harder, go farther, and help others!
For information about Main Electric Supply, visit: mainelectricsupply.com.