MRC RUN the Mill – 5K and Fun Run

McKinney Running Club is sponsoring the third annual Run the Mill 5K and Fun Run at Tupps Brewery in late Fall 2020. Inspired during a road trip to a small town in northern Oklahoma, a small group from The McKinney Running Club (MRC) wanted to do more for our amazing community. An idea was born…

Shantini Supramaniam – July Runner of the Month

1. What inspires you to run? I have multiple inspirations. Someone recently asked me whether I run for the socialization or for the exercise and I would say that it is 80% socialization, 20% exercise. Some of my closest friends are runners and the main reason I run is to socialize with them – I…

Tuesday Social Run at Erwin Park

Please join us for our 6:30pm Tuesday Trail Social Run at Erwin Park For the past few weeks rain has kept us off the main trails however, we will be running the Squircle. Distance: 5.25 miles Terrain: Mostly dirt roads with some asphalt. Difficulty: Easy/Moderate, due to a few challenging hills. Pace: All paces welcome….

I Am a Runner

“Dr. Cooper, Dr. Kenneth Cooper?  I’m Chip Marz and I’ve been a dedicated follower of your aerobics program for over 30 years now.”  Dr. Cooper paused and turned, not sure who he was expecting to see.  Ken Cooper left the Air Force in 1970 but not before he had established a reputation as an early…

Matthew Robinson – June Runner of the Month

What inspires you to run? Running inspires me on many different levels.  I enjoy the physical benefits running provides me.  At 48, being able to run the paces I run and accomplishing marathon PR’s inspires me.   Most of all, running with my MRC training friends.  To be able to run with very accomplished runners is…

The Joy/Pain conundrum…

May 2021 Have you ever finished a marathon or half-marathon and someone asked ‘How was it?’  Do you start to say I ‘enjoyed’ it and then pause, musing over the suffering & trying to understand how you enjoyed an event with so much suffering?  I’ve paused many times on this question and then gone on…

Tim Leeth – May Runner of the Month

It’s gonna be May runner is Tim Leeth. What inspires you to run? Depends on the day.  Having a goal, and putting in the work to get there.  The accomplishments of the amazing people that I have been able to meet.  Keeps me out of the bar/casino/club/etc.  Excuse to eat the double burger and have…

Jessica McNalley – April Runner of the Month

This month’s runner of the month is Jessica McNalley. 1.What inspires you to run? I’m inspired by the many gifts running gives you in return for your work. I have learned that running clears my head and heart from many trials and I have made so many amazing friends. I recently heard that at a…

Bob Myers – March Runner of the Month

This month’s runner of the month is Bob Myers. 1. What inspires you to run? Registering for a race gives me a goal and motivates me to run. 2. When did you start running? I started running when I was 46 years old when one of my co-workers challenged me to run a half marathon…

Gigi Smith – February Runner of the Month

This month’s runner of the month is Gigi Smith. 1.What inspires you to run? I love being able to set goals and work toward accomplishing them. Running allows me to set physical goals for myself. Knowing I can accomplish those goals keeps me motivated!   2. When did you start running?  I started running  5…

Running with Joy – January Runner of the Month

Come join MRC for a Run with Joy. 1. What inspires you to run? Love, love the feeling afterwards, working through problems while running, setting/accomplishing goals, being outdoors, etc. – – all enriching outcomes.  However, probably the best description of me is the one I read about New Orleans runners……. “so we can eat &…