Patty Bockenfeld – December Runner of the Month

Okie dokie, here’s my Top 5 & fun fact 1: What inspires me to run Potential Zombie apocalypse; you just need to be faster than slowest person around you. But after that, I find inspiration all around me from daily things like being a role model for my grand daughter to knowing my physical pain…

Fast Packing the Ozark Highland Trail

By Clay Shapiro & John Meaney Backstory I got my first taste of backpacking and back country over 20 years ago.  Many of my first experiences were in North Georgia where the Appalachian Trail starts near Amicalola Falls.  I’ve hiked Blood Mountain, the Tallulah River Gorge, the Taccoa wilderness and numerous other wild and scenic…

MRC runs Boston 2021

After almost 30 months, the storied Boston marathon again returned to form on Monday Oct 11th as over twenty thousand runners took part in the event.  Your own McKinney Running Club had its own “MRC Stories” of suffering and success in Beantown and once again all who came out of the experience have been transformed…

John Gerald Sefcik – October Runner of the Month

1. What inspires you to run? Like many runners, I run for the health benefits. Running as a sport offers stress release, positive outlook on life, enjoyment of the outdoors and camaraderie of the running family. My hope is that I will be able to continue running until I can’t walk anymore.   2. When…

Jenny Little – September Runner of the Month

1. What inspires you to run? I really love to exercise. I mean REALLY. I find that running moves me to a new level of exercise. Not only does it challenge my body, it challenges my mind (especially on those fast runs, or those long ones). I also love the community aspect of running with…

Crystal Messersmith – August Runner of the Month

1. What inspires you to run? I’m inspired to run for multiple reasons, my friend Marc Rapp, Special Olympic and Para Olympic athletes. 2. When did you start running? I started running in 2011. 3. Favorite post-race meal? One of my favorite post race meals is Torchys Taco’s. 4. Favorite race. This is an easy…

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…

Sunday Social Run at Erwin Park

Please join us for our 2:30pm Sunday 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…