Pamela Penfield

Club Member Since 3/26/2008

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City: Highlands Ranch State: Co

Favorite Shoe: Asics Size: 8.5

Age: 74.1 years old

Marital Status: married

Family members:
one golden named Murphy; 2 cats Bonnie and Jackie Chiles. We have 2 daughters Christine and Melanie and 2 grandchildren jsophia and Jack.

What I do for work:
I am a nanny for my grandchildren

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Hawaii for 9.5 years, Germany for 7 years, and now Colorado for 13 years. We love to ski, hike, and climb 14 teeners. Also, both our daughters live in Colorado. Yea!!

When I started running and what got me started:
When I was 34 on a lark I ran the Marine Corps Marathon. It turned into a lifelong passion for longing long distance.

What does running mean to me:
It means a way of life. I have met some incredible people along the way, and running defines me.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
I have completed 15 Pikes Peak Marathons, 24 Honolulu Marathons, and I have run a marathon in all 50 states, and 3 continents. I am a member of the 100 marathon club.

What I like about trail/mountain running:
I love the sense of accomplishment of completing the Pikes Peak Marathon. Other trail runs include Imogene Pass and Mosquito Pass Marathon.

Favorite running trail and why:
Tantalus loop trail in Hawaii is my favorite trail run. the bamboo forest and incredible vegetation is the best.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
I have to say Pikes Peak or Mosquito Marathon in Leadville. I love Pikes Peak for all the excitement and the adrenalin rush finishing in Manitou Springs. Leadville is a unique place with it's own magic. Ken Clouber greets all the runners and makes us feel special. The run around Baldy Mountain is amazing.

Best running experience:
I think my 2nd Pikes Peak was my best run. I finished 21/2 hours better than my first. It was my best day and I felt great. Also, my first NYC marathon was so exciting . I had never seen crowd support like that before.

Worst running experience:
In Pikes Peak I went by a runner who had died. It was very sad.

Neatest thing found on a run:
some great friendships.

Running related bathroom stop story:
IN Florida I went in the bushes and I almost sunk in a swamp.

Running pet peeves:
Runners who have friends on bikes who keep cutting into the race.

Other hobbies and interests:
I am a quilter and I am an avid reader.

Other stuff:
My goals include running a marathon on all the continents. This summer I am going to South America, and I am running a marathon in the Atacama desert.

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