I started endurance sports in 2009 on a dare to enter a local sprint triathlon. Since that day, I have competed in numerous events including my first marathon last January. This year I am training to get a personal record time in my half marathon and Olympic distance triathlon.
I started running 9 years ago as a way to become more fit and healthy. Since that time, I have completed 8 full marathons, over 35 half marathons and a number of 10K, 8K, 5K distances. I am not an incredibly fast runner, but I am an example of how anyone (yes, anyone!) can do it! What I enjoy most about running are the friendships that I have made along the way. My goals for 2017 is to simply continue running and eating healthy so I can chase my new grandson!!
I signed up for the Mebane Running Club New Runners Program in the summer of 2015 to increase my fitness level after several years of inactivity. Since joining MRC I have run several 5Ks and the Salem Lake 7 Mile Trail Run, which I describe as a 5K with a 4-mile warm-up.
Group RunsMebane Group Road Runs:
Monday & Wednesday at 6:30pm
Meet at gravel lot @ 3rd and Clay St
Saturday morning at 7:30am
Reed's Coffee and Art
116 West Clay Street, Mebane, NC 27302
Mon, Wed & Fri at 5:00 am
Saturday at either 5:00 or 6:00am
The Dollar General parking lot at the corner of Clay and N. Fourth
MRC West (Burlington) Group Road Runs:
Sunday at 8:00am
Company Shops Market
268 E. Front Street in downtown Burlington
Speed: 7-13 min. mile pace groups
Distance: 3-10 miles (attendee dependent)
Policies: New runners always welcome! Please wear reflective gear and bring a light for night runs! Baby joggers & friendly, leashed dogs are welcome as well.
Post-run coffee and conversation: optional but highly encouraged
Group Run Weather Policy:If there is thunder or lightning, no run. Drizzle, heat, cold or light rain? Lace up your shoes....let's go!
Updated March 2017