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SFRRC Race Captains

San Francisco Road Runners Club has race captains for each of the major/local 2018 Marathons (Kaiser Half, Napa, Oakland, Boston, Big Sur, Mountains 2 Beach, San Francisco, Berlin, St. George, Chicago, New York, CIM) and the North Face Endurance Challenge. Additionally, an SFRRC coach will work along with each race captain for questions and coaching tips.

Race captains help organize and encourage our runners training for these marathons and aim to organize a dinner during training prior to the
 race. The idea is a casual dinner to just talk about what to expect, share course and other preparation ideas, etc. If possible, we aim to have one of our coaches with you at these early dinners too. For destination race, our race captains also organize a dinner spot for the evening before and help get a group photo for the club. We hope this will help make your marathon experience a little easier and more enjoyable.


Ned’s training plan is to try to keep up. Thanks to his friends in the SFRRC he’s become a smarter and stronger runner in the past five years. Ned has run a dozen half marathons, the NYC Marathon twice and is hoping to qualify for Boston someday. He commutes to work by running, and loves Tuesday night track, the Saturday morning big runs, and running when he visits new places. His goal is to still be running in the year 2030. 



Jen joined SFRRC shortly after the club was formed and has enjoyed training with the club and making life-long friends here. She picked up running in middle school and her first running coach was her dad, with whom she ran many 10k's in her hometown of Erie, PA. Napa 2018 will be Jen's 4th Napa marathon, 20th marathon overall and her first marathon after the birth of her 2 sons (Leighton, 3 yrs and Rhys 9 mos). In her earlier years with the club, Jen served as VP of Marketing and Club President. These days, she's just thrilled when the moon and stars align such that she can make it out of the house for a long run!

Contact Jen directly if you're also running Napa and would like to coordinate training plans and/or meet up before the race. :) 


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 three marathons and several half marathons, and plans to do many more. SFRRC has provided her the opportunity to train harder and smarter than she would have on her own, run longer than she would have ever imagined, and make friends that she would have never met. Shagun loves the camaraderie of SFRRC and running in our beautiful city of San Francisco.

If you are running Oakland Half or Marathon or even 5k, Shagun will be scheduling a dinner or happy hour during training to talk about the race and just meet up with everybody. Details to come!


Jon is a native of San Francisco and still finds new things to love about his hometown. He joined SFRRC in 2014 after deciding to focus on running after a few years doing triathlon. His longest race was a 50 miler (plus some bonus miles while getting lost). While he prefers to spend his times on the trails, Jon appreciates running on the road as well. His favorite distance is the marathon though he is looking into diving deeper in the ultra world. Jon aspires to complete a marathon in every state. *RRCA Level 1 & VDOT O2 (Jack Daniels) Certified Coach

If you are running Big Sur, Jon is hosting a breakfast at 10am, or so, after our March 31st long run to talk about the race, preparation, and just meet up with everybody. It's one of Jon's favorite marathons and he's got some good experience on it, so should be a nice evening of sharing. Please register on our Big Sur International Marathon page, so we know the participants.



It began as a simple desire, after years of seeing others enjoying the sport, when he jumped right into running for the first time in 2016. And while undertrained, he ran his first marathon, California International Marathon, later that year. After some encouragement from a friend, Hans decided to finally join the San Francisco Road Runners. Over the past year he's learned much, increased this weekly milage, plus completed five marathons in 12 months with a PR in each one. In 2017 he was SFRRC's most improved runner as a newcomer.

If you are running Mountains 2 Beach, please contact Hans. He'll be scheduling a dinner here in the city during training (about 2 weeks from M2B) to talk about the race, preparation, and just meet everybody over a meal.



Claire originally hails from Scotland and came to San Francisco by way of Michigan, New York, and Delaware. San Francisco is top on her list for greatest city to run in. Since running her first marathon in 2006, Claire has completed more than 20 marathons and has ventured into the Ultra distance, completing her first 50 miler in 2016. Claire began running with SFRRC in early 2018 and is hoping to make some of those life-long friendships that develop over shared long run experiences.

Claire is RRCA-certified, has coached many novice runners from 5K to marathon distances, and this year is serving as an Ambassador for the SF marathon. She can’t wait to share her excitement and enthusiasm for this marathon with others, and will happily answer any questions you might have about the race! Claire will be coordinating a get-together in the coming weeks, before the marathon.



Joining us to lead SFRRC in Berlin is our club ambassador Mr. Raul Tiansay (pictured with the Mayor of Running - Bart Yasso). Raul been with the club since 2010 and has run 20 marathons... many thanks to the discipline, coaching, and joy that running with us has brought his way. With our best wishes to you and all the runners. We'll be cheering for each one of you and watching for the good Eliud Kipchoge's attempt at setting the world record.

Raul will be helping organize a meal/meet-up and maybe a shakeout run and bus tour of Berlin. And yes, for sure, the group photo of our San Francisco Road Runners on the roads of Germany. Please register for the race on our calendar, so we know everybody who is going. Thanks for your support, Raul!



Come join our loved Kate and crew for the downhill St. George Marathon. Our East Coast transplant keeps us all motoring on the running paths where we train. While she won't admit it, she's one of our fastest gals, who thanks to her meditation (and running) keeps a clear mind and level head amongst the stresses of Bay Area work and living. Thanks for your great support Kate!

She'll be helping organize travel ideas to the marathon, plus meals, encouragement, and photos of our San Francisco Road Runners on the roads of Utah. Please register for the race on our calendar, so we know everybody who is going. Coach Jon Lui will be working alongside Kate to share tips on the marathon itself (which Jon has run) and other good training/race thoughts too!


Yes, it is true. Our pied piper of the popular 10-minute/mile pace group is taking his warmth of personality and attraction of followers beyond the streets of San Francisco. In fact, he's taking it all the way to the midwest and leading a wonderful crew to streets that have been know to be lined with men and women who share his joys. 

Luke will be encouraging his crew for their long runs in the weeks and finding just that right place for a healthy pre-race meal 12-hours before start time. He's also promised us a nice group photo of our San Francisco Road Runners together somewhere in Minnesota. Please register for the race on our calendar, so we know everybody who is going.


Our encourager with her infectious joyful spirit is bringing her gifts to that beautiful city on Lake Michigan. During training with our San Francisco Road Runners, if you're fast/lucky, Christine can be caught with 8:00/mile pace group, thou at track on Tuesdays can rarely be matched on the endurance scale. Yup, she qualified for Boston earlier this year. And there's more to come... Go Christine!  

Christine is going to get reservations at a nice pasta place with gluten-free options for our Chicago crew to gather the early evening (she mentioned 5pm) before the race. She'll also get our club photo at dinner that night too! Please register for the race on our calendar, so we know everybody who is going. Thanks everybody!


We are thrilled to have Anne as our race captain for the NYC Marathon! She and her husband Paul joined the club this spring and bring their good spirits to us all often. New York will be Anne's 4th marathon. The others, in order, Utah Valley (2015), Carlsbard (2016), and Marine Corps (2016.) She's done a bunch of half marathons, with her first one here in San Francisco - the Nike Women's Half in 2013. Go Anne!

We encourage all running NYC Marathon to sign-up and let us know your running it. It make is easier for us to know who we can cheer on! Also, Anne will set a certain time and spot for club members to meet (perhaps at the entrance doors to the Marathon Expo or in front of the large course map at the expo) for a photo. She may also email the crew for anyone who would like to join for a pre-race pasta meal. 


Aude originally comes from Paris and arrived in the Bay 10 years ago. After a few years she surprised herself (and her friends!!) getting into running. She ran her first marathon in Big Sur 2016 and got hooked! She discovered trail running last year doing the Wild Cat Canyon Half and decided to push it a knot further this year with the Double Dipsea and the North Face Challenge 50K (first ultra!). Oh yes, she also crushed the Chicago Marathon this year, adding a nicer BQ/PR time to the belt. :)

Until race day, you'll often see Aude at our Sunday trail runs, at track on Tuesdays, and as often as she can at our Saturday club runs. She'll be helping organize a breakfast for our North Face Challenge runners after one of those Sunday runs. Come join! And yes, for sure, the group photo of our San Francisco Road Runners on the beautiful trails. Please register for the race on our calendar, so we know everybody who is going. Thanks for your support, Aude!


Sina had been part of the club in and off for 11 years and has been running since he was 14. Sina joined the club with the single goal of qualifying for the Boston marathon and he did just that at the California International Marathon in 2007. He has run a total of 7 marathons including another Boston Marathon in 2013 and he is currently training for CIM in December. 

Sina will be gathering the San Francisco Road Runners at Mamma Susanna's Ristorante Italiano at 5:30pm on Saturday. Following tradition, we'll likely be getting the club photo at dinner. Thanks for your help and support, Sina! Wishing you all a great training cycle.

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