We are a diverse team of women who bond over our love of running and the strength that comes from working together to push ourselves and our teammates to overcome new physical and mental obstacles.
When we envisioned this team, we never pictured having such a stellar cast of masters runners (women over 40) or grandmasters (women over 50). We believe our all-star masters roster adds wisdom, perspective, and tenacity. These women are our daily role models who remind us that if we foster our love of team, health, and humor, our passion for running will blossom through the years.
We are grateful to learn from Stanford University professional and team grandmaster standout 60-year-old Meredith Mills. Meredith is fast, hilarious, bright, and keeps us all on our toes.
Enjoy our interview with Meredith Mills!
Tell us a little about yourself and your background with athletics and running.
I went to UCSB as a freshman and had no plans to compete as they did not have a track team but then found out because of Title IX they had just organized one and was able to walk on to both the cross country and track team – still as an 800 meter runner and an occasional 400 meter hurdler. After college I got married and started having kids (3) and I just ran really to stay in shape – about 20 miles/week and I would still race (mostly 5ks). It wasn’t until my mid-40s that I took up marathoning after a 28 year hiatus. I joined a team – West Valley Track Club. Many of my closest friends are still the women on that team. I think the excitement and camaraderie with those women is really what made racing fun still. There is nothing better than a long run with good company!
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