Our members come from all walks of life and are of all strides. Our Member Spotlight is one way to get to know your fellow runners.
This month’s Member Spotlight is on BethAnn Telford:
Name and Nickname: BethAnn Telford – Nickname- BT
Background (Age, Gender, Birthplace, and Running Experience): Background (Age (51), Gender(F), Birthplace (Harrisburg, PA ), and Running Experience ( I ran growing up in competitive sports only (soccer, field hockey, tennis, etc.) then when I moved to Washington, DC in 2011 I started distance running and triathlons. In 2017 I had the honor of representing the United States in the World Marathon Challenge, along with Arlington native Michael Wardian and Olympic runner Ryan Hall. This consists of running 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 consecutive days.)
What is your formula? My “formula” is to train and run/workout by staying safe, healthy and most importantly, injury free. Having Formula Running Center (FRC) assist me with these goals has been a game changer for me in preparing for my upcoming goals.
Why did you start running? I started to distance run when I moved from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to the Washington, DC area. I would commute to and from work seeing so many people out on the mall running and truly thought, “what a great way to get to meet people and see the wonderful history of the city.”
Favorite quote? “Never, Never, Never, Give Up Hope!” – Winston Churchill
What are your hobbies? As an adult with brain cancer, my hobby for the last 15 years has been to advocate for pediatric cancer children. I have personally raised over $1 million dollars in these efforts and will continue to do so till I am no longer able. I also enjoy group workouts, history, art, music (wide variety) and spending quality time with my family and friends.
Favorite workout tunes/music? I have a variety of workout tunes on my music line-up from AC/DC, Queen, to James Taylor, Andrea Day, Florence and the Machine and Andrea Bocelli
Do you have any races lined up in 2020? Goals for 2020? Yes. I will be running the Harrisburg Marathon (Enders Insurance) on Saturday, November 7th in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. My goal is to finish this marathon strong and healthy. Next year I hope to once again qualify for the Boston Marathon.
What has been your favorite part of being a member at FRC? My favorite part of FRC is the comradery. Coaches encourage you and those participating all support each other. I have been running injury free and stronger since I joined months ago. I look forward to the day that I get to come into the studio, take a class, and thank everyone in person for making me feel like I am a part of the FRC family!
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