Featured Runners: Christina and Deborah

A little over a year ago, Christina Donnelly and Deborah Bancroft decided to run one half-marathon every month.  They exemplify the MRC club spirit and are this months Featured Runners. When did you start running, and what got you into it? Deborah: I first started running with my husband for fun prior to having kids. …

Featured Runner: John T. Shapiro

When did you start running, and what got you into it? Little did my high school (Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville, TN) track coach know that he would give me a lifetime sport.  It was about a week before our first track meet the spring of my junior year. The prior two seasons, I had been…

Featured Runner: Paula Ko

When and why did you start running? I started running in 2008 at 38 years old. I’d lost a lot of weight by restricting my diet. I wanted to maintain the weight loss without any restrictions. Running was the fastest way I knew to burn calories. What or who inspires me to run? I never want to…

Featured Runner: Sadie Kidwell Briggs

When and why did you start running? I ran in HS; but, believe it or not, I was a hurdler! My coach forced us to do cross country in the off season. He teases me to this day that here I am running ultras and I would duck into Dairy Queen to eat a buster…