Around the Bay Road Race: Scott Barlow

Around the Bay Road Race: Scott Barlow

Join VCFSEF in cheering Scott Barlow on, and donate to VCFSEF in honor of his participation in Around the Bay.

Scott is 35 years old with a 2 year old son.  He has known Christine MacDonald (Local Arrangements Chairperson in Toronto Canada) since they were children, and would like to help raise donations for the 2012 Conference in Toronto, Canada.

Listen to what Scott has to say about his running experience.  I hope you will see his passion for running, and for a special friendship.

“I am 35 years old and have recently found a new passion in running, for approximately 16 years I was a pack/day smoker up until the birth of my son in June 2010, instantly I knew now was the time to quit. I can’t really tell you why, but I just decided to start running. At first just 2 miles was torture but I started to like the feeling. As the small distance got easier I just started adding to my runs and next thing I knew I was running 6 miles daily and I was loving it, and still the progression continued, although not daily. Next thing I knew I was up to 10 and 11 mile distances when I decided I wanted to do a half marathon (13.1 miles) which I completed in October. After that, having earlier decided that my goal would ultimately be Boston, I wondered where to go next. In conversing with an employee at my local “RUNNING ROOM“ store, I was told about the Around the Bay race so I looked into it. The Around the Bay race is the oldest road race in North America having first been run in 1894, 3 years prior to the first Boston Marathon. Being 18.6 miles it is about half way between the half marathon (which i have already completed) and the full marathon which is my goal”.

“As I mentioned,we have friends with a young daughter who suffers from this disorder, which is the reason I would like to do this. I am aware that this year your annual conference is going to be held in Canada for the first time and I know they were trying to raise money for this event. I hope this has answered some of your questions and look forward to hearing from you again.”