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Spotlight on…Missie Jacobson!

By |August 2nd, 2020|Spotlight, TruNorth|0 Comments

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: [...]

Spotlight on…Mary Rae Kim!

By |April 13th, 2020|Spotlight, TruNorth|0 Comments

Birthdate: 5/3/1981

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 [...]

Spotlight on…Brenner Sandberg!!

By |January 26th, 2020|Spotlight, TruNorth|0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]