06 :: BLACK GIRLS RUN! DELRAY CHAPTER

They’re not your average running group. They’re a community. Join the Black Girls RUN! Movement to take the first step in changing your life and the lives of thousands of women across the country. This aid station rambling sits down with the local Delray chapter and they discuss healthy bodies and healthy minds that equal a happy life along with the off topic halloween costumes and favorite running music. As always, you might feel smarter after listening to this episode, yet if not, you will definitely feel happier.

Novice Team|Meet our 2015 DBRC Ambassadors!

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Meet the Novice Team! Not only do they represent the DBRC while as athletes and in life, they are our official product testers. DBRC Ambassadors were hand selected to test new products, nutrition, and footwear. In turn, stay tuned to this blog to read the updates from each ambassador as they try out new things, slice out beneficial information, and experience the products tested.

tom  Tom Asiala  Half/Full/ Ultra marathon

Tom has been in and out of running for decades, having completed a bunch of marathons, and several half’s. He eventually got involved with ultras, and completed the Keys 100 in 2009. After that things have slowed down, but there are several more marathons in the near future.

BETSY  Betsy Beyer    5K/Marathon

Betsy runs 4-5 times per week and is currently up to 685 miles for the year. She averages a little over 100 miles a month and up to 30 miles a week. She has run many 5k’s up to half marathons, enrolling in her first marathon – the Miami Marathon in January. She enjoys helping her friends train for races and loves everything running.

LIZ  Liz Clark   5K/Half-Marathon

The past three years she has been running 5ks, about one a month during the race season. This past race season she ran a few 5ks as well as my first 10k, 10 miler and half marathon. Liz does Crossfit a few times a week and a beach workout once a week.

JESS  Jessie Rook    Half/Full/ Ultra marathon

Jess has completed 7 half marathons, one full marathon and her second marathon seven weeks later in LA. She is currently training for her first 100 miler in Daytona, and then the Chicago Marathon in October. She also has experience with MMA and HIIT training. Jessie follows a plant based diet and trains 6 days a week.

ALLYSON  Allyson Sullivan    Half/Full Marathon

Whether she is closing a million dollar real estate deal in Delray Beach or zooming across the line at the Boston Marathon, Allyson is dedicated to anything she does, giving 100%, and enjoying each step along the way.

Advanced Team|Meet our 2015 DBRC Ambassadors!

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Meet the Advanced Team! Not only do they represent the DBRC while as athletes and in life, they are our official product testers. DBRC Ambassadors were hand selected to test new products, nutrition, and footwear. In turn, stay tuned to this blog to read the updates from each ambassador as they try out new things, slice out beneficial information, and experience the products tested.

ULRIC  Ulrike Vernacchio    Marathon

Look up at any podium in South Florida and Ulrike will likely be there at the top spot. Competing in the Master’s category, Ulrike is a sub 3:28 marathon runner, multiple time Boston qualifier, and all around fierce competitor! Ulrike is originally from Sweden and travels internationally.

KAREN  Karen Fettner    Marathon

Karen has been running competitively for more than 11 years, completing more than 99 road races! Karen competes in the Master’s category, has qualified for Boston many times, and loves to run. Karen owns many First Place titles using the Galloway Training Method. Karen is an ER nurse and enjoys every mile. Her favorite quote is: “When your legs get tired, run with your heart.”

MARK  Mark Cudak    Marathon/ Ultra Marathon

Mark recently completed his first 100 mile ultra-marathon at The Keys 100. Mark is well-known in the ultra/trail running community and is a tough competitor, especially in brutal climates.

ADAM  Adam Bloom    Ironman Triathlon/ Marathon/Ultra-Marathon

In 2012, Adam was one of 12 US athletes selected to compete on the LIN National Performance Team alongside DBRC CEO Annie, who ran for the women’s team. Adam continues to compete and impress with half marathon times sub 1:29 and sub 17 min. 5K’s under his belt. Adam is currently in training for his first 100 mile race in November.

MARIO  Mario Blanco    Triathlon

Mario began his athletic pursuits as a surfer – and a really good one at that. He transitioned to triathlon and has become a fierce competitor. Mario has his sights on Kona and we doubt anything will stand in his way!

Elite Team|Meet our 2015 DBRC Ambassadors!

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Meet the Elite Team! Not only do they represent the DBRC while as athletes and in life, they are our official product testers. DBRC Ambassadors were hand selected to test new products, nutrition, and footwear. In turn, stay tuned to this blog to read the updates from each ambassador as they try out new things, slice out beneficial information, and experience the products tested.

JOEFALCONE  Joe Falcone     Ultra Marathon/Extreme Endurance 

Joe is a firefighter and certainly one of Delray Beach’s finest! Joe has completed Ironman Triathlons, 100 mile races, multi-day endurance challenges, ultra-distance obstacle courses, and anything that comes his way as a challenge.

JACLYNN  Jaclynn Johnston     Marathon

Jaclynn is a busy professional by day and an elite runner by night. Sacrificing much for her running career, Jaclynn is a multiple Boston Marathon qualifier, completing the Boston Marathon several times. She has earned a coveting spot on the DBRC Team as a Sponsored Athlete, taking home many overall and first place titles. Jaclynn is training for a sub 3 hour marathon finish. We know she’ll get there!

TRACI  Traci Phillips     Ultra Marathon/Extreme Endurance 

What can we say about Traci that hasn’t been described by others as “Amazing?” The protégé of celebrity coach Lisa Smith-Batchen, a few of her memorable races to date are the Xterra Mountain Ultra Series races in Colorado, the Donna 110 Ultra in Jacksonville, FL, the Keys100 and Desert Rats 148 mile Stage Race through the desert of Utah. Crazy!

SAM  Sam Starbuck     Marathon

As a native of the great state of Indiana, Sam found his way to running by way of a career ending baseball injury his sophomore year of college. Fast forward two years and he was a member of the Redpack at Wabash College. Since then, he has just kept running, and where he will stop, no one knows. He is a firm believer that if he can do it, so can you. Sam was the first PB County resident to cross the line at the Boston Marathon in 2015 with an amazing finish time of 2:37! We hope to see Sam reach the Olympic qualification standard. Sam is with the DBRC as a Fit Technician since 2014.

  Dawn Lisenby   Ultra Marathon/Trail/Coach

Dawn Lisenby has been running for the past 12 years. After beginning with road running, she soon began trail running, the longer the better, and fell in love with ultra running and its community.  This past year she completed her first 100.  She is a certified level 2 Newton Running Form coach and a Lydiard Level 2 running coach.  She is also a 1000 hr certified yoga instructor.  She works as a running and strength coach at RunNaturalCoach.  For the past 8 years she has been the RD for the Jacks 50k.  She is sponsored by Pearl Izumi, Trail Toes and Skratch Labs.  It is her aspiration to qualify next year for the Hardrock 100 and if chosen in the lottery run it in 2016!