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How did you hear about Pacifica Runners?

Dorit Betschart

How long have you been a runner?

5 years

How did you get into running?

I wanted to exercise regularly and was looking for something that incorporated cardio, strength, and endurance. The added convenience of throwing on a pair of running shoes, and stepping out the door to achieve this, made it all the more enticing. Running with friends and the Couch to 5K app really helped me get to my first 5K. From that point, I was hooked!

Do you have a favorite race(s)?

The Diva Race has been a favorite because it was the first half-marathon I ran. The Fro-Yo race was also a fun one because my family ran that with me.

What are your favorite running trails/routes?

We are fortunate to have so many beautiful trails right in our backyard. I love running with an ocean view, so my favorite is along the beach, from Linda Mar to the Pier.

What are your future running goals?

My goal is to keep on running as long as my joints allow me. I am doing my very first Spartan Sprint in December. I hope to do more trail running, and maybe even the Sacramento CIM in a year or two.

What do you enjoy most about Pacifica Runners?

There are so many great things about being part of the Pacifica Runners. I love the enthusiasm, camaraderie, motivation, and support that the club offers. Despite the various skill levels in the group, I have never felt intimidated to run with the other members. The various workshops and training sessions have helped me improve as a runner. Lastly, offering the local races has allowed my family to participate in running, even though it is not something they usually do.

Any other cool info about yourself?

I have lived in 4 countries and learned 6 languages as a child. I love to travel, read, try new cuisine, and bike with my family.

Previous Members Of The Month:

September 2018 - Annie Pearson

August 2018 - Sheryl Treichel

July 2018: Karen Strong

June 2018: John Chun

May 2018: Nancy Colombo-O

April 2018 - Mark Inouye

March 2018 - Oscar Loza

February 2018 - Dorit Betschart

January 2018 - Lyla Smith Reinero

December 2017 - Hynn Suk "Suki" Jang

November 2017 - Ron Little 


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