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Birthdate: Dec 16th, 82
Birth Place: Minneapolis
Family: Larry (Hubby), Gavan (10) & Gannan (7)
Personal strengths: Following a plan and pushing to a goal. This goes for anything in life.
Personal weaknesses: Asking for help. I am the worst with this in anything. If I do ask it means I really need it lol
Reason for joining Northstar: [...]
Birth Place: Farmington, MN
Family: I was born in the middle of 4 boys growing up. My husband and I have 3 children: Ollie 8, Soriya 6, Norah 4
Personal strengths: I can be pretty competitive. Which helps drive me to keep doing better - for the most part!
Personal weaknesses: Getting all the mileage in each [...]
Birthdate: September 26th
Birth Place: Saint Louis Park, MN
Personal strengths: very good at running in circles for extended periods of time
Personal weaknesses: consistently waking up early.
Reason for joining Northstar: Was looking for some people to do my long runs with when I signed up for my first marathon, which was back in 2011.
Favorite running shoes: Whatever Wendy tells [...]
(Photo credit: Brenner Sandberg)
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 [...]
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 [...]
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: [...]
At the Annual Meeting in June, the new board for Northstar Running was announced. Meet your new board members!
Meghan Doherty (returning)
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]