2017 Board of Directors

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Frank Murphy

Geospatial Data Analyst

Board Title & Responsibilities:  President
First Year and total number of years served on board:  FWRC member since 2014. Joined board in 2017.
Are you solo or do you have a favorite group of running buddies?  I often run solo, but enjoy running with friends as schedules permit. When running in a group, I train with Fort Wayne's Smallest Winner contestants, Fort4Fitness training groups, Tuesday Lindenwood/O's Wild Bunch and the IGNITE Ultra team.
Most Memorable Running Experience?  I have many memorable moments. Perhaps my most rewarding running accomplishment was finishing my first half marathon (Fort4Fitness 2013). It was the culmination of a lot of hard work as a contestant in Fort Wayne's Smallest Winner.
Why do you volunteer with the Running Club?  I was a contestant in Fort Wayne's Smallest Winner (2013) and lost 88 lbs in 27 weeks. This free program is staffed by many volunteers who make it all work. After completing the FWSW training, I volunteer to return the investment made in me. Without the help of so many volunteers, I would not have adapted a healthy, active lifestyle.
What does running mean to you?  Running is a great way to challenge myself. I like attempting to do hard things. Sometimes I win. Sometimes I don't. Either way, I learn a lot about myself in the process.
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Kathy Berghoff

Board Title & Responsibilities:  Board member
First Year and total number of years served on board:  I joined the board in July 2017.
Are you solo or do you have a favorite group of running buddies?  My daughter and I participate in events together.
Most Memorable Running Experience?  I really enjoyed the Indy Mini 5k because Indianapolis is my hometown but my most memorable event was the New Haven 10k because I met some personal goals with that race.
Why do you volunteer with the Running Club?  I enjoy volunteering my time in support of activities I enjoy.
What does running mean to you?  I'm less of of runner and more of a dedicated walker. I walk to stay healthy and to share the company of my daughter and others with similar interest.
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Sandy Junk

Client Manager / Property & Casualty Insurance

Board Title & Responsibilities:  Board member
First Year and total number of years served on board:  I joined the board mid-way through the year in 2017. I've just been elected to a 2 year term and I look forward to serving.
Are you solo or do you have a favorite group of running buddies?  I enjoy the solo run and runs with friends...depends on my mood and goals. I run with friends a lot so sometimes I need to break those ties so I can prepare for race time when I'm out there all alone.
Most Memorable Running Experience?  Finishing my most challenging race to date...the IT100, 50 miler. It was a cold, rainy day. I was a newbie, probably not trained well enough, and there was mud for days. I really had to dig deep down for that finish and it felt great!
Why do you volunteer with the Running Club?  The local running community has given me so much in ways of friendships, support, community, and health...this is the least that I can do to give back. It's my goal to keep the club relevant and a treasure to it's members.
What does running mean to you?  There are way too many reasons to count! Here are a few: to stay healthy, to get lost for awhile, sense of accomplishment, community support, strengthening friendships, food, and beer.