Both Greg Crowther '95 and Pete Farwell '73 know a heckuva a lot about running and especially about running efficiently.
Crowther, a research scientist at University of Washington in the Department of Medicine, in Seattle and Farwell, the head coach of men's and women's cross country, at Williams have a wealth of experience in running and running research.
Crowther came to Williams from Rutland, VT, and was known as a "slow boy" on the Eph squad in his early years, but he graduated as a captain of the NCAA Championship team and running in the 1994 title race.
A "slow boy" in Williams x-c parlance is slower than the "second seven" and not expected to be a contributor to team scoring. Some might even argue that Crowther "matured" as a runner when he left Williams as he has competed in ultra marathons, winning some, and representing the U.S. in international competitions. Ohters would say that Crowther must be nuts to run those distances.
Farwell, an Eph standout while a student has fashioned a brilliant coaching career at Williams and Farwell's 23-year running career features a 23rd-place finish (2:20) at the Boston Marathon and owns the 6-mile Williams school record.
Bringing to the sport a Williams liberal arts undergraduate education combined with a scientific knowledge of physiology (M.A. in P.E. Coaching, Central Michigan University '90), coach Farwell has devised a training plan that improves runners of all levels. His devotion to every athlete on the team helps make Williams one of the deepest Division III teams in the nation.
Crowther has penned a lengthy piece in the June 2012 issue of running Times magazine, "Economical Running," and he quotes his Williams coach Pete Farwell.
Read "Economical Running" HERE.