Nancy Morris –
Nancy is a veteran of the San Diego Track Club. When she is race director nothing goes wrong! It is a simple as that. Her races are the best! Her latest race was the 2015 Ursula Rains Balboa Boogie 5K
Volunteer of the Year:
There are many volunteers who all deserve awards. However, onevolunteer stands out from the others. Doreen Karp, a member of the SDTC Women’s Masters Team, has the energy, contagious enthusiasm, and sense of urgency that it takes to delegate and recruit an endless number of volunteers. For example, with the SDTC Masters Women’s Team directing the 2015 Ursula Rains Balboa Boogie, Doreen was in action from the start – finding the majority of the Course Marshal volunteers for the event. Emails from Doreen were received daily, with new volunteers, raffle awards, event ideas, etc. Doreen’s contributions are too numerous to compile into a short writeup. We all thank you Doreen for bringing new volunteers to the forefront, who may otherwise have not even considered volunteering for SDTC events.
Martha & Don Walker
Despite running nearly every race, for years Martha Walker hasalso managed to volunteer. Don Walker does not do any races, yet he always manages to be there and help out.
Open's Woman Runner of the Year:
Active member of the Women's Open Team, has been tearing up the grass, dirt, pavement and track with her strength and speed. She qualified for Boston at her first marathon, Ocean 2 Beach, 2014 and has been continuing to show her speed since. This year she has set a personal record for the half marathon (1:26:34), the full (at Boston, 3:03:25) and a 1+ min PR at the Balboa 4 Miler! (25:17). Energetic, motivated and competitive runner at track practice. She looks like she’s giving a 110% during her runs.
Woman's Masters Runner of the Year:
Karen McClain Villedieu
Karen didn't start running races until she was 55, but she quickly discovered she had an amazing talent and the drive to go with it! She represents the track club and the women's master's team in grand fashion by consistently placing and often winning her age group in local races. She ran a PR and placed first in her age group at the Mountains 2 Beach Marathon, and will soon start training for Boston 2016, where she will test out her skill against the international competition! Karen is a really upbeat and fun presence in the club, always encouraging other runners and amazing us with her "never quit" attitude. She will no doubt continue to shine and improve her already amazing performances.
Men's Open Runner of the Year:
He's a very shy and quiet person but also a very nice and friendly guy. He is the fastest Men's Open runner that we have in the SDTC. When I go watch some of the local races, Charlie is usually the leader of the race or right up there with the leader pack. He represents SDTC but he's also a threat to other fast local runners when it comes to races. For that reasons and for the purpose of the Men's Open team, he deserves to win this award more than his teammates.
Men's Masters Runner of the Year:
He's been with the SDTC for a long long time. He's never ran fast enough to be in the Men's Open team but he is a very strong and fast runner who also loves to drink beer and wine. As the matter of fact, he runs faster and smarter as he gets older. He ran his fastest marathon ever (I believe but need to confirm his actual time) at the 2015 Boston Marathon. Of course, he's fast now in the Men's Masters team. He's a very motivated runner and he brings new bloods to the team. For that reasons, he deserves to win this award more than his teammates.