George Townsend

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Age & Hometown: 57, Traverse City, MI

Current resident: Michigan

Employment: Rayfield Investments, LLC (single-family business/investment office)

Family: Susan (wife), and children George and Sarah

Years running: 25+

Why do you run? Running is healthy and I enjoy challenging myself to get in better shape and become a stronger runner.

Running accomplishments: Being able to run almost daily year-round, being a member of the TC Track Club Racing Team, and continuing to run faster even while getting older.

Favorite running shoes: Hoka

Favorite races: The Harvest Stompede

Favorite race distance: Half Marathon

Running hero: Susan

Favorite pre-race meal: Fruit

Goals for 2018: To improve on my running form and my 5k and 10k times.

Favorite running quote: "If it does not challenge you, it does not challenge you."

Best running advice given to me: Run with the entire body, not just the legs

What is one thing your teammates would say about you? Dependable

How do you feel about representing the TCTC by being a TCTC Race Team Member? Very proud and motivated. It's motivating in itself to be around such a special group of people. We are so happy to be part of the TCTC!