Runner of the Month
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.
Gary Seibert accepts his five year award for
running all of the Apache Run 5ks so far
Personal Status:

50 years old, married with 3 children (Greg, Maria and Danielle-all out of high school)


What is your favorite race?

The Apache Run 5K

What is your personal record?

5K- 19:30
10K- 40:33

What is your favorite type of run?

I like charity runs, and also running places that I have never run before.


What are your goals for the future?

I want to get back on a decent running schedule and get my times back down to where
I know I am capable of, and I would love to try a marathon sometime soon.

What is your favorite shoe?

No one shoe really,  I get a comfortable shoe that I can "bond" with because we will be
spending a lot of time together.

What is your most memorable running highlight?

Any of the times I have run with my kids.

What is your longest run?

I have run a few half marathons (13.1 miles).  A few years ago I helped take Fairview's
cross country team to Toledo to do volunteer work at a 24 hour run in Sylvania.  While I
was there, I ran 34 miles.  "Thought I was gonna die)

What is the best thing about running?

Knowing that I am doing something good for myself

What is the worst thing about running?

The terrible guilty feeling I get when I haven't run for a while.

Embarrassing moment while running?  

Once, in my "younger" days, at the end of a 10K, I got passed by an "old guy" wearing
a T-shirt that said "I am Emily's Grandpa" on the back.

What is something you have learned over time?

Hill running is the best way to get faster times if you don't have time put in a lot of
miles.  Also, running isn't always about fast times.  Sometimes you have to be glad that
you can just go out and do it.
Gary Seibert
September
2004
February: Brock Rhodes
March:     Tina Beattie
April:        Bill Mack
May:        Kevin and Elizabeth
Seibert
June:       Nic Alvarez
July:        Jay Prichard
August:   Karen Miller
Past runners of the month:
January:   Josh Neilson