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…

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 &…

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Lisa – Magic…with a big, ol’ side of gratitude

First, be ready. This is going to be a long report. Like book-long. I have a lot to share. Marathon #5. A PR. A sub-4:00. And a Boston Qualifier (BQ)! I cannot believe it. But, at the same time, I believe it because believing in myself led me to knocking this one out of the…

Jim Busse – Journey of 100 miles

On a September Saturday night in 2016 sitting with several MRC members, a commitment was made to run Rocky Raccoon 100 Miler. It came to pass this past weekend. Before anything else, much thanks is given to the crew. The crew is very important. Tim Leeth and Eric Fortner, as well as  John Meaney who lent…

Will Starnes

This last weekend I finished the Rocky Raccoon 50 mile trail run.  As I prepared to type up my race report I realized it’s been a while since I did a race reflection so I have a lot to say.  Prepare for a long read and a lesson.  I keep promising a coworker to do…

Jim Busse

Jim Busse is 55 and joined MRC in 2013. He has been a very active member in the club, organizing events and helping fellow members enjoy the sport as much as he does. Here are Jim’s responses to our Q@A. How many years have you been running? Off and on for 35 years, the last…