Member Spotlight: Chris Dutton ()

Chris Dutton

“My grandfather always said, he was going to make a runner out of someone in the family. I suppose I was his choice as many of my visits with him were spent being timed around a track or up and down the halls of his apartment. Since that was his wish, I decided to try …

Caution: Streaking Runners Ahead! ()

Roxanne celebrating one of her recent RSDs

As we now know, streaking in running lingo has recently assumed a new meaning. It has nothing to do with running naked in public as a result of a lost dare. Streaking simply means running on consecutive days, for a set period of time, without fail. It is not as easy as you might think. …

Member Spotlight: Jolene Haile-Miller ()

Jolene Miller

“I became interested in running when a coworker was starting to run. He was excited about his new endeavor and encouraged me to try running as well.

Once I got out there and started pounding the pavement, I was hooked! It was my turn then to encourage others in the workplace to come out and …

Member Spotlight: Steve Dobson ()

Steve Dobson

As a kid, I preferred stick and ball sports to what I felt was the sheer torture of running.

By the time I reached my early 40s, I was overweight, out of shape, and overall, I did not feel healthy. I knew what was wrong, I had been down this road before, but living a …

Member Spotlight: John Duffy ()

John Duffy

I hated to run in High School. I went to a military boarding school and running was a form of punishment for too many demerits.

I also tried out for the cross-country team but got bad side stitches and stopped. This was long before the internet and I didn’t know what was causing them or …

President’s Message – April 2021 ()

Greetings Steeplechasers. As I begin my term as President, I can’t help but think back to my very first Steeplechaser event. After hearing about the Steeplechasers from Mark Lawrence at my school’s 5k race, I signed up with plans to run the Frederick Half Marathon the following year. I can still remember that cold February …

Member Spotlight: Billy Clem ()

Billy Clem

I would love to share your stories, accomplishments or anything else you would like to share, please send them to

All Steeplechasers positions are 100% voluntary and we have a wide variety of volunteer positions available. Please make sure you thank those special people who donate their valuable time and if interested in lending a hand, please reach out.

This member was one of my first coaches. He is always friendly, supportive, encouraging to all and has stepped up once again to volunteer lead the Steeps Trail Running Group. This week’s amazing member spotlight is on Billy Clem.

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