Tell us about how you found RCTC Mid-way through 2021 I began adding some running into my weekly training routine, which up to then was primarily strength-focused. By August I’d decided, along with a few friends, that I’d run a 7-mile trail race in November, at Silver Falls State Park. After the first couple months […]
As one of the early members of Rose City Track Club, Rachel Wysocki, DC, MS, is one of the stalwarts of our local running community. A chiropractor by trade, Rachel also has a unique understanding of the body’s many intricacies—a skill that has helped her, and many of us, many times throughout the years! Rachel’s […]
Why do you run? I started running when I was super young and fell in love with it. It’s a huge part of my life now and could never give it up. I just love the way I feel after a hard workout or solid race effort. What inspired you to join RCTC? I dropped […]
Bri Rohne is an endurance junkie. With 34 marathons under her belt since 2010, and countless other finishes, Rohne is no stranger to pushing herself and exploring new heights. As an attorney for a biotech company, Rohne describes running as the “great equalizer” in her life, allowing her to show up and be her best […]
In September 2021, Cate Maxson flawlessly directed Rose City Track’s annual Rose City Mile after a yearlong hiatus due to COVID-19. The event—one of very few public one-mile track events—brought runners of all backgrounds to test their speed at Duniway Track in SW Portland. A couple months removed from her successful stint as race director, […]
As a lifelong runner, Mackenzie Schell made her high school varsity cross country and track team in 7th grade (we didn’t even know that was possible)! Since then, Schell has continued to test her limits, continuing onto the Division 1 collegiate level as a track and cross country athlete for South Dakota State University. During […]
As a collegiate cross country and track athlete, Samantha Bowen (Lewis & Clark ’20) had her senior season end early due to COVID-19. All of a sudden, Bowen’s big goals were pushed aside as the running world went dark. For several months, Bowen—like many—navigated through grief, abandoning running altogether for several months. But in Feb. […]
Kelly Gallagher’s first race was at age 5. Growing up in a Cleveland running household, Gallagher has had a lifelong connection to the sport. Over the last couple years, her relationship with running has helped her navigate the pandemic while balancing a career in healthcare. And earlier this month, she celebrated her latest milestone—breaking 1:30 […]
Teammate KT Gunvalson reflects on her successful Fastest Known Time (FKT) attempt on the Wildwood Trail, out & back.
For National Nutrition Month, we spoke with three nutrition experts on the team: Lauren Ross, MPH, RD; Emily Ryder, RD; and Samara Roman-Holba, dietetics intern. Each of them have unique experience in the nutrition field. And, as athletes, they know firsthand how important nutrition is for fueling, performance, and wellness.