New Members Welcome

Barb Rushman - New Member Chair

Hilary Claggett and Bob Little (Chester)

Hilary and Bob have been running more or less together since 2007. Bob's first marathon was the Twin Cities in 2008; Hilary thought he was nuts. But in 2009, when he had signed up for Chicago along with a co-worker and friend of Hilary's (coincidentally), she felt she could no longer be a spectator, and signed up as well. Her first experience was miserable--compartment syndrome--but she registered for the Flying Pig in Cincinnati the following spring, because she saw that other folks were having an amazing time and she wanted to have a good experience. Unfortunately, that race, too, was a bit of a bust due to pouring rain, but in the end, the endorphins kicked in, and a hobby was born. Hilary has now completed 15 marathons, including another Chicago in which she BQ'd, Boston, and New York City.


Since 2017 her pace has slowed tremendously as she encountered recurring shin splints every spring, but she is still on a quest to complete a half marathon in all 50 states--only 20 states left--if only at her current run-walk pace of 12:00. She now prioritizes health and being injury free over speed. Her biggest challenge is base building over the winter. In all, she's run over 200 races from 5K to 50K and is an RRCA-certified running coach. After six marathons, Bob got the triathlon bug, and completed a number of sprints and Olympic tris. We also enjoy hiking and biking but have not found the time to integrate these activities on a regular basis. Hilary would like to learn bridge this year, and perhaps finally finish a knitting project. Bob is an avid golfer who is looking forward to playing St. Andrews someday. They live with their two Pembroke Welsh corgis and a cat who is part Maine coon.

Elise Misciagna (Madison)

Elise lives in Madison not far from Drew.  Elise reached out to the Rose City Runners as she was interested in starting a once a week after work run followed by an outing at a local Madison bar.  She’s been busy with 3 small children so it’s still in the planning stage.


Brian Howson (Summit)

Brian has been attending Saturday morning runs for a few months and officially joined in early June.  Brian was recruited by our Brian Angle.  He’s run a few races with club members and including team events.  He is swift enough to win age group placements so will  be helpful to our team. 

Adrienne Mckeown (Madison)

Adrienne and her husband moved to Madison from Millburn in late 2019.  She has a performing background in musical theatre, and she teaches voice in her home. Hobbies include knitting and gardening. She and her husband have 2 daughters and a failed Bernedoodle named Poppy. Poppy is the love of Adrienne’s life, and her husband Steve is very understanding. 


Adrienne ran track in high school and then took 35 years off from running. She is very excited to be back at it! Her dream is to run a marathon with her older daughter (who ran the Leadville 50 this past summer.)


Inna Golovataya (Livingston)

Inna grew up in the Ukrainian city of Odessa before settling in New Jersey in 1990s.She is the mother of four (almost) adult kids and work as a software engineer for a major U.S. bank.  She enjoys running, but does best when she is surrounded by a supportive group of people with similar goals.  Her target 2022 race is NYC Marathon in November.  She also loves to get lost in a good book (she thanks Audible for allowing her to combine this with running) and quite a proficient knitter.  

More info to come.

Brendan Ross (Chatham Township) 

Brendan recently joined the club to get more involved in the community. He's an IT guy by day, but a runner and cook by night. While he really enjoys running cross country or on the track, he always finds time to try a new recipe or expand on an existing one. He's been told that his penne-alla-vodka with shrimp is restaurant quality. He's looking forward to meeting all of us on the trails soon.  


New Members from 2021

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Hilary Claggett & Bob Little 


Elise Misciagna

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Brian Howser


Adrienne Mckeown

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Inna Golovataya 


Brendan Ross


Steve Casadevall

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Jennifer O'Neil

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Jorge Largacha & Maria Isabel Reyes

Kavish Shukla


 Ranjini Sridhar

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Kate Solinsky Berenter 


Samantha Vitoni


Celeste Post

Erica Deacan


Mary Biddee


Raymond Nieves


Mitchel Horn


Patrick Sweeney


Ada Mahon


Diana Danca 


Jordon Kizmann


Katarina Erlandsson


Fang Schmitz


Kristina Leider

New Members from 2021


Vanessa Patterson


Peter Allan


Joelle Achilarre


Allison Malecki


Victor Fabry


Christine Arsego


Noriko Charnley

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Jerry Ciciola

Jack Frame


David Manning