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SFRRC Board of Directors

Thanks for choosing the San Francisco Road Runners. It is our honor and privilege to serve you. And it is our hope and intention to steer our runners along enjoyable paths to bright places. We look forward to seeing you and your smiles this Saturday or very soon.

If you have suggestions/ways to make things better, please talk to us. Then, consider sharing your talents to help us.
Together we're better. Thank you!



LISA GRIFFIN | CHAIR - BOARD OF DIRECTORS//HEAD COACH 

Lisa is one of the founding members who created the SFRRC in 2001. A track and distance runner since age 15, she firmly believes that running changes lives. After serving on the Board as everything from route creator to vice president of operations in the early years of the club, Lisa settled into her favorite role as coach, helping her fellow club mates to achieve their running goals. In addition to running more than 20 marathons, she has also done numerous triathlons and trail runs, and is even contemplating an ultra or two. Lisa returned to the SFRRC Board in the fall of 2016 with renewed energy and passion to enhance the club experience for all our members. 

 


JOHN BRUST | CO-PRESIDENT 

John first joined the club for a run in 2013 on our “Run for Boston” night from Kezar Stadium. And thought then, after a long time since “training” for a marathon, what good group of people and opportunity SFRRC offered. He's greatly enjoyed the camaraderie with other runners in the club and the accountability that comes with the territory. John says he could not have run as well or have enjoyed running again like he has without the San Francisco Road Runners. Along with his brother, has run marathons on the 7 Continents including Antarctica. John's hope/intention for the club is to help build a place for a running community to thrive, so everybody (no matter their pace) knows they have a home with SFRRC. Come run with us!

  


JENN DAVIS | CO-PRESIDENT 

Jenn moved from the east coast to San Francisco so she could run year round. Before the SFRRC Club was founded, Jenn ran into Jeff Galloway on a 10K run and he asked if she’d help start a marathon coaching group in the city. She jumped at the chance. A few years later that group became SFRRC. 19 marathons, an ultra and several triathlons later, Jenn is thrilled to be back with SFRRC. “Running is a huge part of who I am, most of my San Francisco friends have been made while on a run, training for races, and celebrating the finish at dinner. Life is better when you can run it off!”



RAUL TIANSAY | TREASURER 

What started as an earnest desire to keep active after many years of team sports (basketball, volleyball, soccer) and a stark realization that no NBA, Olympics, or Premier League future was in the cards, has become an over decade and a half adventure in running and quest for continuous improvement. Raul joined SFRRC in 2010, immersed himself in the discipline, highs as well as challenges of running, cherished the friendships formed and nurtured through the years, and amassed an impressive (> 250 pairs!) collection of running shoes (and yes, socks). To date, he has completed 20 combined US and international marathons along with an equal number of half-marathons, most of which were accomplished after joining SFRRC. Raul is as much a student of running as he is an evangel for sharing experiences, knowledge, and the joys of running as a lifestyle. When not training for a race, he loves to travel (of course, with running gear always packed) indulging in a not too infrequent apple fritter as a reward.

 

KAREN CARNAHAN | SECRETARY 

Karen joined SFRRC in 2010. She is a San Francisco native and has been running in the city for the past 30 years. “I started running consistently after the birth of my second daughter who is now 28. I pushed her around Lake Merced in one of the first baby joggers ever invented! “ Having run solo for many years, Karen decided to join the club for the camaraderie and training opportunities. She has run over 25 marathons including New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Boston.

  


NOREEN BEIRO | SATURDAY EATS 

Noreen rejoined San Francisco Road Runners in 2016 to enjoy the supportive running community the club provides. She has completed over 10 marathons, including three Boston marathons, one trail ultra, and several Hood to Coast relays. Noreen found her love for distance running as a triathlete, and while she enjoys biking and swimming, running is her favorite. She also volunteers for a non-profit housing developer in San Francisco and works as a real estate asset manager nationwide. When not running or working, you can find her in the kitchen experimenting with plant-based recipes. She wants you to be happy, hydrated and re-fueled when you join us for the monthly club runs that end with breakfast and socializing.



JIMMY CAPUTO |  SPONSORSHIPS 

Jimmy has been a runner since he joined his high school's cross country team his sophomore year. He first joined SFRRC in 2015, and later that year after months of training with others in the club, he ran his first Boston-qualifying marathon in Santa Rosa. Since then, he's completed the Boston and Chicago Marathons, many road and trail half marathons, and one trail ultra marathon. He's also taken a brief detour into the world of triathlons although running remains his true passion. He plans to complete all six World Marathon Majors by the year 2020.

  


GRACE FONG | MEMBERSHIP

Grace joined SFRRC in 2008 after a friend encouraged her to join. As a beginning runner, she participated in Running 101 and eventually became an avid runner finishing her first 10k race within the same year.  Since then, she's gone on to run a 5k, five half-marathons, and two marathons over the years. It has been the enthusiasm, and encouragement of both coaches and runners that challenged her to race and complete marathons. Currently, Grace is active in track workouts with future goals of running more marathons in 2018!



CHELSEY FLEMING | MEMBERSHIP 

Chelsey joined SFRRC in 2018 when she moved to San Francisco following Kraftwerk on tour. She has run a few marathons, a few more half marathons, and one extremely painful beer mile. In 2019, she'll be running the LA Marathon and Mountains 2 Beach in Ventura. Come say hello to her Tuesday nights at the track or on the Saturday club runs!

   


KELLI HASHIMOTO | MARKETING / SOCIAL MEDIA 

Kelli joined SFRRC early this year after making the move back to California from North Carolina. She loves being involved in San Francisco's local running community and thrives on having races scheduled on the calendar, with the marathon and the 5k being her favorite distances to run. Kelli can often be found at our Saturday Club Runs and our Tuesday Track Nights as she sets her sights on qualifying for the Boston Marathon.

  


RON KOZLOWSKI | SPONSORSHIPS 

Ron Kozlowski has been a member of the San Francisco Road Runners in two stints, most recently from 2014. And during that time has been a pace group leader for the 9:00 run/walk and 8:30 run/walk pace groups. Ron has run only a few marathons (San Francisco, Chicago, Rome) but hopes and looks forward to do at least one per year going forward. Ron staples include the shorter distance races including Kaiser Half Marathon, Bay to Breakers, IPA runs, etc. You can often hear him chatting about Chicago sports teams, travel and beer tasting with the 8:30 pace group. 



DANNY NELSON | WEBMASTER  

Danny joined SFRRC in 2017, determined to run his first marathon. After 6 months of early morning long runs, spinach turmeric smoothies, blistered feet, and sore calves, he finished the Oakland Marathon in 183rd place! Since then, he hasn't looked back. He has run 3 half marathons and a 30k, and has made many great friends along the way. You can usually find Danny at the Saturday Club Runs in the 8:30 pace group running in his Luna sandals.

      


SHAGUN TOUGUS | CLUB AMBASSADOR CAPTAIN  

Shagun joined the San Francisco Road Runners Club in 2012, with the aim to train for and run her first marathon, which she did in 2013. She has since run more marathons and half marathons, and plans to do many more. Shagun loves the camaraderie of SFRRC and running in our beautiful city. As she tells us "SFRRC is an important part of my life where I have formed great friendships and realized my running dreams. I want to continue to give back to our club and am happy for the opportunity to be on the Board. I look forward to contributing my energy in making SFRRC the club of choice for those running in San Francisco."



SUE VARE | APPAREL  

Sue is a fitness enthusiast that started running as a challenge from a personal trainer to run a half marathon about 6 years ago in New York City. She quickly began to love the stress relief and camaraderie that came with the activity and knew it needed to remain part of her fitness regimen. When she moved to San Francisco she realized she missed running and turned to SFRRC as her new running crew. While she has ran many half marathons, she is looking to conquer the full marathon in the next year!!



TROY WILSON | MEMBERSHIP  

Troy gladly joined SFRRC in May 2018 after just one run with the club. In addition to benefiting from all the good coaching provided from the San Francisco Road Runners, Troy tells us he loves being around a terrific group of people who share a passion for running. Trying out for his high school baseball team, Troy accidentally qualified for the track team and cross country team. Ask him to tell you the story, haha. He’s been running ever since! His favorite club runs are our Saturday morning runs and our Tuesday evening track workouts at Kezar Stadium. He’s ran a few marathons and his favorite was in Khon Kaen, Thailand. He dreams of qualifying for Boston. On our club runs (and anywhere he goes), you’ll find Troy welcoming others, laughing, and building community.

 



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