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Member Spotlight


Harland Bigelow

Q: Tell me a little bit about yourself.


A: I graduated from Chenango Valley in 1964 and joined the Marine Corp. I was there from '65-'69 and spent the last nine months in Vietnam. I started a family while serving and had 5 children 3 girls and 2 boys. I am now retired from SUNY Cortland.


Q: How long have you been running and how did you get started?

A: I've been running for 40 years. I started running because I wanted to get in shape but could not afford a bike.


Q: Would you rather run with a group or alone?

A: I like to run with a group and although Trails are fun, I prefer roads.


Q: What is your favorite distance or race?

A: Loved the marathon in the days past. Now happy with 1/2 and Vestal XX.


Q: How do you stay motivated when you don’t want to run?

A: My dog keeps me motivated. He has to run.


Q: What is your favorite running memory?

A: I have many favorite memories coaching for LLS/TNT for so many years, also Wellesley Girls half way thru Boston Marathon.


Q: Who inspires you most?

A: I'm inspired by those that RUN HAPPY.


Q: What advice do you have for new runners?


A: My advice to new runners: run,walk,run,walk,run,run,run. Get the right shoe and gear and ask questions.


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