Competitors run west on Main Street at the start of the 43rd Annual Salem Distance Run last Saturday morning.Results and more photos on page 13. And They’re Off PHOTO BY BRIAN HOFFMAN Richard Browder(left), a founder of the Salem Distance Run 43 years ago, was back in town to run the race Saturday. He’s wearing a shirt given to runners at the 18th race in 1992. Emma Kowlowski was the winner of the women’s 10K race. Salem’s Josh Brown crosses the bridge to Shanks Street during the 10K Distance Run. Staley Hester had a long time continuous string of runs broken by a health issue a couple years ago, but he was on hand Saturday to follow in his vehicle. Past members of Andrew Lewis, Salem High and Roanoke College track teams coached by Richard Browder gathered for a reunion at Mac & Bob’s Saturday after the Salem Distance Run. From left, kneeling, are Mike Elmore ’79, Tony Wirt ’79 and Hunter Holiday ’79. Standing are Bob Shelton(RC), David Radford (ALHS 76), Coach Richard Browder, Jeff Kane 79, Steve Surratt (ALHS 77), Jim Huffman(RC) Joe Larocco (ALHS 72), Coach Darr Graham and Jack Kirby (ALHS 77). Salem’s Walker Chambers cools off with some water to the head at the Cleveland Avenue station. PHOTOS BY BRIAN HOFFMAN Andrew Parkins was beaten only by invited runner Michael Wardian in the Men’s race.