71 Years Young

Check out this awesome series of messages sent to our co-founder Danny Abshire, from 71-year-old Gerry Forman of San Diego:

From: Gerry Forman
Sent: Sunday, Apr 5, 2009 at 4:31 PM
To: Danny Abshire
Subject: Thanks

Hi Danny,

I just wanted to tell you how much I’m enjoying my Newton’s that I bought a couple of months ago from you at Nytro. Today, I ran 8 min faster than last year and 3 min faster than my goal, at the Carlsbad 5k. I really owe it to your 20 min tutorial out in front on Nytro that morning, along with watching the video and the great shoes. I had LOTS of questions about the shoes after the race and took several people over to the booth. I was so pumped, that they gave me a Newton visor complimentary! Also, I was impressed with the Woman’s Masters winner representing you guys. And, yesterday, at the IM 70.3 in Oceanside, I was working the finish line and watched Matt come in first with his Newtons! Great representation again. Next year at the Carlsbad 5k my goal is to win my AG.

I”m looking forward to continued success and plan to wear my Newtons proudly and help you spread the word.

Thanks again,

From: Gerry Forman
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009 4:31 PM
To: Danny Abshire
Subject: Re: update

Hi Danny,

Here are my results for the year.

1st AG Spring Sprint May San Diego
4th AG SDIT Olympic June San Diego
1st AG Encinitas Sprint July San Diego
2nd AG Solano Beach Sprint July San Diego
1st AG Camp Pendelton Sprint Aug San Diego
1st AG Mission Bay Sprint Oct San Diego
1st AG San Diego Classic (inaugural race USAT) Oct San Diego
“Rookie of the Year” San Diego Tri Club

I’d say that’s a good testimonial for no injuries, a little bit of luck, a small age group and NEWTON’s! I train in the Motion Stability and race in the Distancia S. Love them both. Going to try and qualify for worlds in Budapest next year. Take care Danny, and keep making great products. Hope to see you in San Diego soon…maybe at Nytro again? By the way, I’ve got a great pic of Michelle Jones and me taken after the Spring Sprint. She is such a classy lady.