Add chairs to the list of what trail runners stumble upon.     By chairs, I mean the relaxing kind, the back-porch-on-a-Sunday-evening kind in which slowing down is possible.   Last summer, some gracious soul(s) left two of these chairs overlooking Lake Brandt just steps away from the City of Greensboro’s Palmetto Trail. I had made my run beginning on the Nat Greene Trail, connecting to the paved portion of the Atlantic and Yadkin (A&Y) Greenway and then to the end of the Palmetto.     Walking back along the Palmetto felt like only a slight run recovery. It was

The reality is that Oak Ridge, N.C., resident Jonathan Beaver doesn’t need much extra incentive to hike or run on the many trails in the NC Triad. Since his days as a track and cross-country runner at Western Guilford High School, he’s enjoyed wearing out shoes on trails from Pilot Mountain to Pleasant Garden and routes in between. But now that he’s settled into a career and fatherhood in the Triad, having fun reasons to stay on the trail helps. He’s found two: the North Carolina Trail Mega Medal Series and the fact that his 9-year-old son, Everett, routinely outpaces