Our 2023 December Runner Spotlight is on Kevin Kirkland! We interviewed Kevin and below are his answers:
Q: When did you start running?
A: I ran all the time when I was in the Marine Corps, 20 years ago. I just started running again in the summer of 2022.
Q: Why did you start running?
A: Because Sherri makes me! No really, I started running to get in shape for retirement next year after 40+ years of government service.
Q: How many events a year do you typically do?
A: I have completed 60+ this year, with a goal of getting to 75.
Q: Biggest accomplishment in running?
A: Biggest accomplishment is improving from Walking to doing two 5k’s in one day.
Q: Something we should know about you?
A: I am a huge University of Florida Gators Fan. And I am sad inside for days every time they lose a football game.
Q: If you could run any race, what would it be?
A: Travis will not comprehend this – but that magical Unicorn course – Straight, flat, paved, shaded and all down hill would be perfect for me.
Q: What keeps you coming back for more of our events?
A: I come back because all of the runners are really nice and everyone supports each other no matter your experience or ability level.
Q: How has running changed your life?
A: Well, it has ruined sleeping in on the weekends! Seriously – I enjoy the feeling of doing something healthy every weekend.
Q: Favorite post run food?
A: Our favorite was the Dumfries diner, but sadly they closed. So now I think it is Copperwood Tavern in Shirlington for Brunch. https://www.copperwoodtavern.com/
Q: Favorite race/course?
A: I like Old Mill Park in Fredericksburg, VA. I have had my best times there.
Q: Favorite parts of an event or things you look forward to at one of our events?
A: The mingling and comradery before and after the race is my favorite time.
Join Kevin at one of our upcoming runs!