MEMBER OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2022

CAITLIN O’CALLAGHAN

Caitlin, pictured left, with her Mom indulging in a post-run beer!

How did you hear about Pacifica Runners?

I was googling community running clubs after I moved to the Pacifica region and found the Pacifica Runners! Shortly after learning about Pacifica Runners, I saw the club's advertisements around the community - like off of H1.

How long have you been a runner?

Since elementary school, I've gone jogging for fun. In middle school I started cross country and competed throughout high school. Now, I just run for fun and sign up for the occasional race to have something to look forward to and train for. So, I'd say a solid 15 years of running.

How did you get into running?

My mom is a runner, so as a kid, I'd ride in the stroller with my brother while she went on long runs. Eventually I graduated from the stroller and had a small, pink bicycle that I'd ride while she ran. After that, I started running with her and by myself. We are very competitive with each other when it comes to running, so the drive to keep up and beat her (on occasion) was a major motivator.

Do you have a favorite race(s)?

My favorite race is Chicago's Shamrock Shuffle.The race itself is an 8k, which is a cool distance. The course is very flat and takes you through the heart of downtown. The St. Patrick's day spirit is also in full swing! My mom and I would wear Shamrock pattern leggings during the race.

What are your favorite running trails/routes?

I really love running near the ocean wherever that may be! My favorite running route of all time is up and around Diamond Head when I'm visiting my uncle's home in Waikiki

What are your future running goals?

I'd like to sign up for another half marathon - they are really fun to prep for! I haven't done a 10k or 5k race in quite some time either, so I'd like to sign up for some of those and work more on my speed. Ultimately though, I'd like to keep running consistency and stay healthy, happy, and injury free.

What do you enjoy most about Pacifica Runners?

I really love the sense of community that Pacifica Runners provides. Each week, I look forward to seeing the other members and getting to catch up while on our runs. Runs with Pacifica Runners always feel super short in comparison to runs by myself. I am also very fond of the summer brewery/winery series!

Any other cool info about yourself?

I have 3 passports: Irish, American, and Canadian!

Previous Members Of The Month (Click name to view.):

September 2022 - Anni & Noodles Kelley-Day 

August 2022 - Leslie Stanton

July 2022 - Linda Tanaka

June 2022 - Michael Kaca

May 2022 - Sebastien Pfeiffer 

April 2022 - Faith Kreitzer

March 2022 - Ami Kanani

February 2022 - Ross Robert Ellison

January 2022 - Scott Kraus

December 2021 - Lauren Mathou

November 2021 - Rachael Sage

October 2021 - Jack & Jill Martini Harris

September 2021 - Lauren Booth

August 2021 - Erica, Linnea & Naomi 

July 2021 - Roberto Rodriguez

June 2021 - Cristina Campion

May 2021 - Andrea de Francisco

April 2021 - Colleen McLaughlin Komeyli

March 2021 - Francisco Anduha

February 2021 - Andy Lie

January 2021 - Kayla Blom

December 2020 - Serena Marie RD

November 2020 - Leina Serafino Arihara

October 2020 - Gia & Zoe Von Bargen

September 2020 - Clint Schaff

August 2020 - Jennifer Kozak

July 2020 - Katharine Xiao

June 2020 - Michelle Forshner

May 2020 - Vicki Zettler

April 2020 - Max Esquivel

March 2020 - Lucy Chow

February 2020 - Tamar & Sage Powell

January 2020 - Pamela Garfield-Jaeger

December 2019 - Rolf Heimes

November 2019 - Pacifica Resource Center

October 2019 - Kevin Reese

September 2019 - Olga Munoz

August 2019 - Alicia Newton

July 2019 - Jamie Drever

June 2019 - Dara Ditsworth & Lance Myers

May 2019 - Kimberly Scearce Levie

April 2019 - Amanda Hall

March 2019 - Ana Grijalvo

February 2019 - Kenny Crampton

January 2019 - David Win

December 2018 - Beverly Lamberson

November 2018 - Deirdre Martin

October 2018 - Jayanthi Linert

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

January 2018 - Lyla Smith Reinero

December 2017 - Hynn Suk "Suki" Jang

November 2017 - Ron Little 

October 2017 - Holly Rios

September 2017 - Justine Lotridge

August 2017 - Roland Martini Harris

July 2017 - Jennifer Chaloemtiarana

June 2017 - Robert Ullman

May2017 - Tyler O

April 2017 - Kelly Gahagan

March 2017 - Mor Hirsh

February 2017 - Kendra Chun

January 2017 - Fran Hardcastle

December 2016 - Ami Kelly-Hodge

November 2016 - Wendy Semenoff Lloyd

October 2016 - Ria Tingin Tajbl

September 2016 - Todd Dubnicoff

August 2016 - Ramona Esquivel



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