Runner 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.
Personal Status

I am a graduate of Fairview and some people will remember me as Tina
Woodbury.  I participated in track and cross country in high school.  I
am currently working at Spangler Candy Company and I have three
children (15, 10, and 3).  I encourage them to run all the time.  I started
running road races after high school, and when I was in the military.  At
one point running was put on a back burner, but three years ago I put it
as a priority again.

What is your favorite race?

My favorite race is a 5K since it is popular race and I am most familiar
with that distance and can set goals for the 5K.

What is your personal record?

23:06 for a 5K and I hope to improve with each race

What is your favorite type of run?

My favorite race is a flat, fast course that is scenic.

What is the toughest race you have participated in?

Any race in which I have tough competition and I have ran in plenty of

What is your least favorite run?

My least favorite run is running in the wind.  We often get a lot wind here
and I wonder if I am getting anywhere.

What are your goals for the future?

In the future, I will strive to be consistent and to keep workouts an
ongoing thing.  It is so easy to not get out there.  I hope to keep my body
strong and healthy.  My goal is to build mileage.  This year aside from
entering 5K's, I want to run a half marathon.  Eventually, if training goes
well, maybe a marathon.

What is your most memorable running highlight?

My most memorable running highlight is setting the 3200 meter relay
record in high school  Our names are still posted at the school.

What is your longest run?

My longest run is six miles and I hope to be at 10 miles this spring. My
longest race is a 10K and I thought never again.  But now I want to use
them for a good workout.

What is the best thing about running?

The best thing about running is that I can use it as a stress breaker.  A
time-out for myself.

What is something you have learned over time?

Overtime, I have learned to listen to my body.  You have to train regularly
so you can perform well.  Run how you feel.  Some days are really good
days and some aren't.  Listen to how you feel so you don't get hurt.  I
think if you need to take a few days off, take them.  Your body is your
temple and must feed it well and give it rest.
note:  I really think this is great advice.
March, 2004
Tina Beattie
Past runners of the month
 Josh Neilson
Brock Rhodes
Here, Tina is accepting her award for the
Apache Run 5K.
Thank you, Tina, for taking the time to answer these