President - James

Joined Kingstowne Striders: 2021

About James: James and his family moved to the Northern Virginia area in 2021 and he wanted a way to get better plugged in to the community. He enjoys running to appreciate nature while tricking himself into being more healthy. He loves meeting new people who share activities, so Kingstowne Striders was a natural fit. He looks forward to meeting current members while bringing other people into the community! He has run two half marathons, but his knees are typically angry with him when he does long distances.

Favorite Race Experience: Forest Park 5k. Forest Park in St Louis, Missouri is a great refuge in the busyness of the city. Running around Forest Park became somewhat of a ritual for James’s Saturday mornings; there was no better way to start the weekend!

Favorite Race Medal: James hates clutter, sooo he typically doesn’t keep race medals…but the bio picture is from the Extraterrestrial 10K which was held in the middle of Nevada desert in the middle of the night.

Unaccomplished Race Goal: After his last half marathon, James swore he never wanted to run a marathon. However, time has made him forget the pain…so an iconic DC marathon would be his ideal goal if he was able to put the training time in!