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Member Spotlights

We have some members with great stories from this past week. Read below for what they shared with us.


Steve Mecklenburg ran the Silent Trails Memorial Race and placed 3rd in his age group!

See results and below is his priceless picture.


From Savannah (Savi) Brown, subject Encouragement:

Hi,  I’m a new member and my husband Chad has been trying to get me into running for quite some time.  My first ever event was the 4k at Rolland Moore. I was 3rd to start (after waiting an unintentional extra 30 seconds) and finished within the 20th to cross the line.

I tried not to compare myself to those who passed me, but was so appreciative to the many that saw my pain and gave me enthusiastic words of encouragement and support.  After finishing, I was surprised that after only a few minutes my breath was back to normal and the only pain I felt was in my foot from an injury a few weeks before.
My foot ended up swelling up enough for my first visit to a podiatrist who informed me that I had actually fractured my 3rd toe(where they flex within my foot) and my running had reversed the healing that was starting to take place.
What I’m saying is that I did it on a freaking broken foot! I don’t know if it makes me a bad ass or an idiot,  but I’m honestly looking forward to the go ahead to repeat the route and compare it.
Thanks for all who make up this great group of folks. I’m not sure how long I’ll be in ‘a boot’ or spectating, but I will be at all the events.

From David Huner:

So, I missed the first T&H run this season. I was out in Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada running the Royal Victoria Half Marathon. It was my first half in over three years, so I am very excited to have successfully completed it in spite of the the rainy, drizzly conditions. Great course along the waterfront, being at sea level may have helped. I finished in 1:35, was able to hang on to a 7:10 pace, good for 2nd in my 60 year old age div. Hoping there are more in my future. Look forward to the T&H in November.