Carrboro Run Club

Tag: Marathon

David Brown

Where are you from, and what brought you to the area?  I am originally from Raleigh. I’ve left the area several times over the years to live and work in other places but always returned to the Triangle. My family moved to Chapel Hill in 2008 after separating from working with USAID.

Why do you run?  For sanity. It is my head candy; keeps me balanced and from becoming too unhinged. Everywhere I’ve lived I sought out the community of other runners. 

Why did you decide to join Carrboro Run Club, how long have you been running with us, and what keeps you coming back?  I think I’ve been running with the club from close to the start at Fleet Feet where a charismatic young running evangelist named Steph gained a loyal following that has followed her to several locations.  

Tell us about your best/worst/weirdest running moment:  

Best - everyday that I’m able to step out my door and run without fear.

Worst - making a wrong turn on a course and realizing everyone behind was following!

Weirdest - running through a couple of traffic cones placed in the street at a military checkpoint and being chased and challenged by unhappy guards who felt I disrespected their post. 

If you could have any talent or skill in the entire world, without needing to practice and money was no limitation, what would it be?  The oratory power of the great leaders. 


If you could eat only one meal or food for the rest of your life, what would it be?  The large seafood combination plater with sweet tea and hushpuppies from Hoskins

Restaurant in North Myrtle Beach, SC.

What is something you want people to know about you?  Running has saved my life by helping me overcome depression and unhealthy behaviors of young adulthood.

What is something you have done recently, or are about to do, that you are proud of?  Wrote letters to members of the Carrboro City Council supporting extension of a greenway along Bolin Creek from Umstead Park through Carolina North to link nearby schools to the town’s greenway system.

Berlin Marathon

The Pint Cup traveled a bit around Europe and then casually ran the Berlin Marathon with Doug Kopec!

Tom Arnel

Where are you from?  Originally from Long Island (Woodmere, New York), moved with family to Chapel Hill in 1977.

How long have you lived in the area?  Besides going to Appalachian State University, have lived in the area for over 41 years.

What are three words your friends would use to describe you?  Strange, one of a kind.

Why do you run?  For the journey, for the friendships, for the races, for feeling better, plus it’s a full participation sport.

What is your favorite thing about the Station Pub Run?  The friendships, the acceptance of all runners. the fun! Many of my friends from other pub runs decided to make The Station Pub run home. I find this run one of the most engaging and fun runs in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area. Just a good group people!

Describe the most recent (appropriate ☺) photo you took with your phone:  Literally of my good friend finishing her first marathon ever!

What is the best piece of advice you ever received, and who gave it to you?  It’s all about the journey.

Tell us something about yourself that not many people know:  I played the national anthem on clarinet with my Junior High School Band terribly at Yankee Stadium.

What is something you have done recently, or are about to do, that you are proud of?  Just finished the Richmond Marathon with a 15 minute PR. Love the Galloway run/walk method. Love to find ways to remember things about what people are interested in and to help them out. I am proud of being interested in many different things. Being eclectic.

Please share your favorite quote or slogan:  “The reason mainstream is a stream is because of its shallowness.” -- George Carlin

Richmond, Virginia

The Pint Cup persevered through 26.2 wonderful miles!!

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