Our 2022 August Runner Spotlight is on Liz and Tim Lane. Tim started running his freshman year of high school as a way to stay in shape for soccer. He ran on the track and cross country teams for South Lakes High School in Reston and then for Shenandoah University’s cross country team throughout college. Liz ran her first race with a friend who wanted to run a St. Patrick’s Day 8K in DC. They made it an annual tradition and she ran the occasional race with friends as a way to connect and socialize. It wasn’t until after she met Tim that she ran her first 5K. Before the pandemic they didn’t run many races consistently, but “since finding Bishop’s we have both caught the bug and are running 20+ a year.”
Most embarrassing running experience? or biggest accomplishment?
Tim: My biggest accomplishment with Bishops was coming in first place at the Valley View Hard Cider Challenge. That race is tough! Before that, finishing top 14 my senior year in college at the conference meet and being named 2nd team All Conference.
Liz: definitely my biggest accomplishment was in 2021 when I ran my first 10K in 6 years and did it more than 9 minutes faster. I also just finished my longest race ever (10 miles) which is something I never imagined I could do.
What is something we should know about you?
Tim: I am a creature of habit and have a specific warmup I like to do ahead of runs. OR I love to run and typically run 5-6 times a week. I even have a running tattoo on my leg (a sneaker with wings)
Liz: I enjoy the challenge of running but I’ve always been more about power sports. I was an All State field hockey player in high school and founded the club team at Villanova. Now I also kickbox 2-3 times a week.
What keeps you coming back for more of our events?
Both: The chance to push ourselves and more important THE PEOPLE! We have made so many great friends and it makes every race much more fun.
How has running changed your life?
Tim: Running helps me stay competitive and also ironically de-stressed.
Liz: Now I wake up early on the weekends.
Favorite parts of an event or things you look forward to at one of our events?
Liz: I always look forward to seeing people push themselves and achieve their goals. This community also helps me stay accountable and encourages me at something I have always been intimidated by.
Catch them at a race soon!