Pub Runners of the Week

The Station Pub Run lasts for about 2.5 hours each week (roughly 1.5% of the week). This means that The Station Pub Runners spend another 165.5 hours each week doing some pretty damn cool stuff.

In order to get to know your fellow Pub Runners better, and learn what they do with the other 98.5% of their time, we will feature someone new here each week. So by this time next year, you will know the stories of 52 runners in our Pub Run community. (Please use the contact form to recommend someone that you think should be featured below!)

 

Tom Arnel

What is something you have done recently, or are about to do, that you are proud of?  Just finished the Richmond Marathon with a 15 minute PR. Love the Galloway run/walk method. Love to find ways to remember things about what people are interested in and to help them out. I am proud of being interested in many different things. Being eclectic.

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Lara Ingram

Describe the most recent (appropriate ☺) photo you took with your phone:  On Monday I took a photo of a spool of tungsten wire for making brain stimulating electrodes. For context, I’m a neuroscientist who researches how alcohol and stress interact in brain circuits using mice as models. We can electrically evoke currents to measure synaptic strength, so I sent my science friend a photo of the wire that we use.

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Allison Binkley

Tell us something about yourself that not many people know:  One of my bucket list items is to live and travel in a boat or van. I love the idea of the adventure and being free. My grandfather lived on a boat for 2 years so it’s in my genes. The boat is still in our family so who knows, it may happen sooner than later.

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Melissa Jensen Madrigal

What is something you have done recently, or are about to do, that you are proud of?  I revised and resubmitted a research paper about unhealthy food marketing to children in Costa Rica, that might get published (fingers crossed!). Oh, and my first 50 km race coming up in 1 week!

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Tim Thirion

Why did you decide to join the Station Pub Run?  I have a personal rule that I never turn down an invitation to exercise. One day a coworker invited me to the Pub Run and now I’m stuck doing it for the rest of eternity.

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Jeff Clemons

Why do you run? To socialize, compete and problem-solve.  Running has provided me an opportunity to meet some pretty amazing people – that are also great athletes and competitors – in the area, while also giving me an avenue to have my “ah-ha” problem solving moments outside of the shower (replacing long showers with long runs has really helped my water bill).

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Janna Howard

What is your favorite thing about the Station Pub Run? I love how community-driven it is – everyone is friendly, there are always updates or people reaching out about races and other things happening in the area. I’ve met so many awesome people who I wouldn’t have ever run into through school or work, and that’s really neat! AND now I have more running buddies.

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Yik Lam

Why do you run?  Some of my closest relationships have been formed because of running. Running is a great starting point to share stories and get to really know people. Also, zombies.

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Ted Richardson

What is your favorite thing about the Station Pub Run?  The fast (but conversational) 5-mile run, and the fast (but conversational) beer-drinking afterwards.

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Suzy Porterfield

What is something you have done recently, or are about to do, that you are proud of? This summer I’m officiating the wedding of 2 close friends, I’ve promised to keep the cuss words to a minimum.

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Nichole Kanopoulos

Why do you run? I run because I always feel good after I finish, even on days I don’t have a great run. Our running community here is pretty fantastic, and it’s nice to see familiar faces while running through town and on race day. Also, I love being able to explore new places on foot, so running in new cities is always fun!

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Christen Campbell

What is something you have done recently, or are about to do, that you are proud of? I was awarded Teacher of the Year for my school (Chapel Hill High School). This is a big deal because it’s an award that is infrequently given to a language teacher. I am excited to use this as a platform to help advocate for the importance of language learning.

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Shauna Griffin

Where are you from? Born in Hong Kong, raised in various parts of East Asia ‘til I was nine, then in New Jersey and California, but been in NC for a good part of my adult life, so….ya got me!

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Bill Harris

What is something you have done recently, or are about to do, that you are proud of? Ran that first marathon and put up a semi-respectable time.

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Katherine Lavine

Why do you run? I love to be outside, first and foremost — dappled sunlight is my favorite nature feature. I ran my first 5K in the third grade when I made a wrong turn in a one mile fun run at the Race for the Cure, ran cross country and track in middle and high school, and the longest break I’ve taken from running since I was eight was when I broke my left foot as a senior in high school (don’t run on stress fractures…they can act like fault lines…). I have long enjoyed that feeling that entirely under my own power running can take me to any place and any frame of mind I want to reach.

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Sofia Goldberg

Why do you run? Why do I run… well before moving here I thought I had given up running for good! Needless to say, running and I have had an on-again, off-again relationship since I trained for my first ½ marathon back in 2010. I find myself pulled back to running for the community; and I also love the sense of awe and accomplishment I feel after a long run. It’s pretty dang cool that our bodies can move us so far!

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Anne Mandeville-Long

Why do you run? I run for a lot of reasons – like most people, to stay in shape, control my weight (I get to eat a lot and drink beer!) and for overall health. But, more personally, I started running when my sister was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma and I had to do something, anything! So I started training for the NYC marathon in 2011 to raise awareness and funds for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

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