2017 Most Improved (Missie Jacobson)

Our most improved award typically goes to the runner with the largest PR.  Our winner this year separated herself with a marathon PR of 1:14.  She also PR’d at several other distances, including the half marathon, 4 mile, and 10K.  She has consistently trained at a higher level over the past couple of years and her improvement is clear to see both in training runs and on the race course.  She often drives in from a great distance just to join us for speedwork nights, even when she’s doing a separate workout.  The commitment has paid off.

2016 Most Improved (Meghan Doherty)

When Meghan joins us I immediately saw her resolve as a person and as a runner.  She often run alone when she isn't matched up with a pace group.  She decided during 2016 to train for her first marathon.  She set her scheduled for running to complete the race and didn't waver from it.  Being one of the runners towards the back of the pack has never cause her to waiver in her determination.  She saw the hard work through and successfully completed her first marathon at Grand Rapids last fall.

2015 Most Improved (Annie Burrows)

Annie ran into us at the track one night and we slowly convinced her to come run with us.  She hasn’t looked back since.  Her training was solid throughout the summer and she topped it off with her first sub-4 hour marathon.  She also won this year’s King of Hills competition with a great series of steady consistent workouts.