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Spotlight on…Grant Brakob!

By |September 30th, 2019|Spotlight, TruNorth|0 Comments

(Photo credit: Brenner Sandberg)

Birthdate: 3/13/1992

Birth Place: Minneapolis, MN

Family: I visit my parents and younger sister who live in MN often, and keep in touch with my brother who lives in NY. I also have a cat. Her name is Voldemort.

Personal strengths: I *think* I'm getting better at striking a balance between my personal and [...]

Race Report – Gerard Cramer

By |September 30th, 2019|Race Report, TruNorth|0 Comments

Not sure where to start in writing a race report on my Superior 100 race.  A journey and experience might be a more appropriate description, so I’ll describe both the journey and the race. Some people have wondered or asked why I run trail ultras and why I wanted to run a 100+ miles [...]

Spotlight on…Sat Jamunar!

By |July 14th, 2019|Spotlight, TruNorth|0 Comments

Birthdate: 6/10/1987

Birth Place: Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

Family: 2nd oldest of 4; 1 brother & 2 sisters

Personal strengths: I work hard to achieve my goals. Sometimes I don't get there, but that's ok. At least I tried.

Personal weaknesses: I'm too quiet

Reason for joining Northstar: I needed to run with other people.

Favorite running shoes:  [...]

New Board Members!

At the Annual Meeting in June, the new board for Northstar Running was announced. Meet your new board members!

Meghan Doherty (returning)
Ellen Kendall
Cindy Ravn
Matthew Schmidt
Robbie Skantz

Here's a little about the new members to help you get to know them:

Robbie Skantz: Hi I’m Robbie Skantz, I’ve been a member of NorthStar [...]

Annual Meeting Summary

By |July 14th, 2019|TruNorth|0 Comments

On Saturday, June 29th, we held our Northstar Annual Team Meeting. During this meeting we discussed the current and future state of the club. Throughout the past year, we have continued our focus on building the Northstar brand. We have added apparel items, we have had a strong presence in local races, and we [...]

Tokyo Marathon Race Report

By |April 24th, 2019|Race Report, TruNorth|0 Comments

Tokyo Marathon Race Report

By Doug Schroeder

On March 3, 2019, I finished the Tokyo Marathon in 2:56:26. It was not a PR and it was probably the most difficult marathon I have accomplished for many reasons but I kept my dream alive of running all six majors under three hours. Here’s the story.

When Kate and [...]

Spotlight on…Cindy Ravn!

By |April 22nd, 2019|TruNorth|0 Comments

Birthdate: August 11, 1696

Birth place: Sacramento, California

Family: my husband Nick Ravn and our dogs Sugarbell and Bruce

Personal strength: continuous self-evaluation and resiliency

Personal weakness: continuous self-evaluation (double-edged sword) and potato chips

Reason for joining Northstar: camaraderie and Bun Runs

Favorite running shoes: currently wearing Brooks Launch

Favorite place to run: In the Twin Cities I love to [...]

Spotlight on Paul Bulger!

By |February 4th, 2019|TruNorth, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Birth Date:  30 May 1961

Family: Sweetheart Pamela, Son Charlie. Many brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces

Personal strengths: content in the middle of the pack, positive attitude, can be forgetfulPersonal weaknesses: 

Reason for joining Northstar:  Friends and running outdoors beats paying a therapist

Favorite running shoes:  no favorites, rely on advisors

Favorite place to run:  dirt trails, new trail locations along waterways

Running [...]

Meet the new team president!

By |August 11th, 2018|TruNorth|0 Comments

Hi Northstars!

My name is Meghan Doherty and at our annual meeting in July, I was elected as the new President of Northstar Running. I am excited to take on this role and serve the members. I joined the club almost 3 years ago and immediately observed the community and support the team has to offer. I truly [...]

Welcome to April

We have had an interesting winter.  I don’t think the snow has been as heavy as in other years, but it sure has been persistent. I think we should all be congratulated for our efforts to keep at in through the subzero days of snow and ice.


OK, it is not here yet, but if I [...]