I have been running since 1979 and joined the Tidewater Striders Running and Multisport Club soon after that. I have been a strong support of the Striders, including as a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Council for multiple years. My experience as a distance runner goes up to the Marathon level. Since my competitive days, I have recorded close to 1000 races over my "hobby" period. My favorite race distance has always been the Half Marathon, but currently I enjoy 5, 8 and 10k’s very much. One area I have found joy recently is in coaching with the Striders New Energy Youth Group where I am continually involved. My favorite historical moment was running the 92 Shamrock Master's 8k on one of the Strider's Teams with Bill Rodgers (Boston Legend) and John Campbell (92 World's Fastest 8k'er) as competitors in the field. I hope to represent Running Etc. in great fashion as I consider them the BEST running store in the U.S., and I have been to a few over the decades.