How long have you been involved with running?
I have been engaged in distance running since September of 1976.
What got you involved with running?
I joined the Simsbury High School crew team in the fall of 1976 along with
the majority of my neighborhood friends.
How many days a week do you usually run?
Age, injury, and work responsibilities have taken its toll. I am running just 3
to 5 times per week now.
What is the greatest distance you have raced?
I have run over 25 marathons beginning with an unofficial Boston Marathon
in the spring of 1986.
What is one of your most memorable race/event and what made it so
My most memorable marathons both occurred in Providence RI. My fourth
ever and first Boston qualifier was the 2004 Ocean State marathon run
alongside my wife Speedy. Years later, I would qualify again by only
seconds in the Cox Providence marathon, helped to the finish line by Speedy
who was just a spectator at this event.
Do you always enjoy going out for a run?
I do when the weather allows.
What are some of the things that gets you out the door when you really don’t
feel like going out on a run?
The desire to eat whatever I want and maintain a constant weight is the
principal driver to my running. I am no longer enticed by the possibility of
achieving any new PR’s.
What are you working towards currently in your workouts?
I am trying to widen my stride and increase my turnover rate.
What are some of you long term running goals?
My long term goals are to do a few more marathons, half iron triathlons, and
perhaps an ultra trail run.
Can you share something about an obstacle you had to overcome and how
you managed to get over it?
I have suffered through all of the usual runners’ maladies: iliotibial band
syndrome, patellofemoral stress syndrome, and plantar fasciitis.
How long have you been a member of GNRC?
I am a founding member of GNRC along with my wife Speedy.
What are some of the things you enjoy about being a member of GNRC?
I enjoy the comradery of being a club member at road races, and having a
pool of training partners always available.
Can you share a story that relates to you and the club?
I am appreciative of the support our club members have given me for my
RTB team and my annual perimeter swim event.
In what ways has the club made a difference in your running?
Thanks to the club, I always know where Speedy is.
Greater Neponset Running Club
GNRC is a USATF-certified club (# 02-0289) of women and men and who love to run, participate in races, discuss training, and socialize together. Our runners are from the Neponset River Valley towns of Norwood, Westwood, Medfield, Dover, Walpole, Sharon and other surrounding communities.