Meet Our Members: Hallie

I started running as a way to stay active in college, not expecting to fall in love with it. I’d played sports my whole life, but I wasn’t passionate about them. I loved team things—soccer, choir, plays, class discussions. Running was something different. There were no assessments; no one cared how far or fast I’d …

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Aenne’s Backyard Ultra

Runners are kind of crazy, right? Yes, in a good way. And what happens if you throw crazy times at crazy people? Well, let me tell you the story of (my) Quarantine Backyard Ultra. Saturday, April 4 2020, 8:45 am EST. Some 2,000+ runners around the world log onto one of two massive zoom calls. …

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Meet our Members: Laura Holdrege

Royal Laura Holdrege’s first long run with CHRC was a game-changer: “I hate running” and “I LOVE [playing] sports” have always been my refrains. I found a volleyball team before I found a job when I moved to NYC, so that should tell you something about my love for sports :). Running just to run, however, …

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Meet our Members: Lauren DeFelice

A warm welcome to new Royal, Lauren DeFelice, who started joining CHRC’s Tuesday Trots and Saturday long runs in January. Why do you run? I run for exercise and to meet others and explore my city.  What’s your favorite thing about running? I love when I get an actual runner’s high, that huge rush of …

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Running My First Race: A Timeline

This post is an excerpt from Christiana’s excellent post on Medium. You can read about her full morning there. 5 AM: My alarm goes off. What kind of person chooses to wake up at 5 am on a SUNDAY to run a race in the frigid cold — which btw — SHE PAID MONEY FOR!?! …

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Liz’s 2019 NYC Marathon Report

What was your race experience like? The 2019 NYC Marathon was, by leaps and bounds, the MOST FUN I have ever had running a marathon! This was my fifth marathon overall, but my first time running NYC. My previous four marathons were all small races, with barely anyone out cheering. And I’ve certainly never had …

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Madeline’s 2019 NYC Marathon Report

On Sunday, November 3rd, 2019, I checked marathon #2 off my list. My official time – 5:09:44 – was a 5+ minute PR from my first marathon! I also achieved so many intangibles, including maintaining a steadier pace, feeling stronger the whole way through, and finishing feeling relatively solid. This year was so wildly different than …

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