Runners of the Month
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Each month, this website will interview a local runner.  
This runner may not necessarily set records, but instead
shows a desire and dedication for the sport.
Kevin and Elizabeth sprint to
the finish after a grueling race.
Here, Kevin and Elizabeth are relaxing
and enjoying their vacation.
Past runners of the month
January:  
 Josh Neilson
This month we are taking a different approach and are interviewing
and honoring a husband/wife running duo.
Brock Rhodes
February:
March:     Tina Beattie
Elizabeth

Personal status:

I am no longer part of a team and trying to find a place in the local
road racing scene, married, graduated from Fremont St. Joseph
Central Catholic in 1998 and from Ohio Northern University 2004 with
a degree in Pharmacy, expecting a baby in late November

What is your favorite race?

Run Thru Hell

What is your personal record?

800-2:23, 1500-4:51, 1600-5:22, 3000-10:59, 3200-12:00, 5K-19:07, 10K-
42:46, 10 miles-1:12.00

What is your favorite type of run?

Track workouts or trail running

What is the toughest race your have participated in?

Dances with Dirt-100K 5 person trail (or lack thereof) relay.

What is your least favorite type of run?

When I’m out of shape.

What are your goals for the future?

I would like to run a marathon and a duelathalon.  Also, I would like to
run in the 19’s for a 5K after the baby is born.

What is your favorite shoe?

Nike Air Max Triax or Air Converge Triax

What is your most memorable running highlight?

Regionals my senior year in HS-we made it to state in the 4x800 and
ran under 10 minutes.  Also at the OAC conference my freshman year
of college in the 1500 and took second by a second with a 4:51.  (
note-
those are great times.)

What is your longest run?

13 miles

What is the best thing about running?

You can do it anywhere any time and you don’t need a partner or
much equipment.  The elusive “runners high” is truly awesome.

Embarrassing moment while running?

My dad keeps reminding me of a 1600 in seventh grade when I tried to
pass a teammate and she uttered a slightly disgruntled phrase so I
tucked in behind her and let her beat me.

What is something you have learned over time?

Don’t let anyone else tell you how to run your race.

Kevin

Personal status:

Age 26, ‘96 graduate of Fairview HS, ’01 graduate of University of
Toledo Mechanical Engineering, Married 5 months, Avid Road biker,
Reside in Napoleon, OH

What is your favorite race?

Dances with Dirt in Hell Michigan

What is your personal record?

10 miler - 1:12.00, 5k - 19:26, 400m – 62sec. Team time for DWD (62
miles) 8:46.23

What is your favorite type of run?

Trail running

What is the toughest race your have participated in?

Dances With Dirt-100K 5 person trail relay. The trail is not really a trail,
more like ribbons tried to trees through woods, swamps, fields, lakes,
etc… This race involves poison ivy, mud, water crossings, (or
swimming across channels, depends who you ask), waist deep mud
holes, hot, hot weather, and racing people around rural Michigan on
dirt roads. It is a blast.

What is your least favorite type of run?

Running on the track, I am not going anywhere, kind of boring.  (I
agree)

What are your goals for the future?

I would like to run a marathon and break my wife’s PR in a 5k (low 19’
s)
(note: gotta love that friendly rivalry), 200 miles ride on my road bike.

What is your favorite shoe?

Nike Air Max Triax or Air Converge Triax

What is your most memorable running highlight?

Running the Run through Hell 10 mile race with my wife and finishing
just behind her with a 1:12 (I let her win, she may say it differently)

What is your longest run?

10 miles continuous, 15 miles one day, 3 legs at DWD

What is the best thing about running?

You can get a great work in 30 minutes just about anywhere.

Embarrassing moment while running?

Our DWD team (Elizabeth, her Dad and another teammate) was up in
Michigan for a pre-DWD run. Our team got to the start late and
everyone was gone, but the trail was marked with ribbons. So our
team took off and we were following the ribbons through the woods. I
got out ahead of my teammates and started to catch some people. I
came to an open field where we were supposed to come out of the
woods. I decided to wait on my teammates. They took a different way
out of the woods and could see me in the distance standing in the
middle of the field looking pretty lost. Of course they did not yell to me
or anything like that. I saw people running down the road in the
distance, so I had to chase them down. Great teammates I tell you.

What is something you have learned over time?

Don’t run with my wife and her Dad. We will go out for an easy
“grandma” pace run and about a mile into the run we will be going
about 6 minute pace. That is one fast grandma!
Thank you very much, Kevin and Elizabeth, for taking the time to
answer these questions.  Good luck in all your future endeavors.
Kevin and Elizabeth
Seibert
April:       Bill Mack
May 2004