Meet Our Board
Katie Gellings President
Profession: Health & Well-Being Educator for UW Madison Division of Extension in Green Lake County
Been running since: 1999
Average weekly mileage:
PRs: Indy Monumental Marathon 2021 - 2:58:34, Fox Cities Half Marathon 2021 - 1:25:37
Dream training partner: Stephanie Bruce and Molly Seidel
Training shoe: Hoka Arahi
Favorite running route: From Baker Cheese to Festival Foods
Pre-race food: Oatmeal & an SIS gel (2-3 days leading up to a marathon, I eat 3-5 bagels per day - carbo loading at its finest!)
Hot or cold weather runner? Probably hot
Morning or evening runs? Early morning
I can't run without: my Garmin Fenix 5s
Goals: Break 2:55 in the marathon
Best part of running: the finish line joys (of a marathon especially) and the friends running has brought into my life
Favorite non-running activity: Spending time with my kids and husband, crafting with my Cricut, baking cakes, camping
Advice: Enjoy the process!
Profession: Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Been running since: 2004
What made you start running? I needed an activity to keep me in shape and motivated after I was done playing collegiate football. Running is my therapy, stress releaser/reliever and re-centering tool.
PRs: 3:20 finish at the Madison Garden Marathon. Two laps around Lake Monona. Very hilly course.
Best race: Ironman Wisconsin. Great crowd support!
Annual race you’ll never miss: Door County Half marathon is normally a staple on the calendar
Dream training partner: My wife! She does not like to run long distances
Training shoe: At the moment, Brooks Hyperion Tempo
Favorite running route: Any long, tranquil country road
Pre-race food: Oatmeal
Post-race food: Whatever is available at the finish line!
Favorite non-running activities: Fishing, biking, spending time with friends and family
Interesting fact about you: I ran 40 miles for my 40th birthday
Any great advice: Use kindness as your compass and don't take life too seriously. See running as a "get to" not a "have to".
Profession: Assistant Teacher at Faith Lutheran
Been running since: May 2018
Why did you start running? So my kids could not run faster than me
PRs: Finishing under 2 hours in my first official half
Annual race you'll never miss: Walleye!
Dream training partner: Stephanie Bruce or Molly Seidel
Training shoe: Saucony, Hoka or Altra (depends what I am training for)
Favorite running route: Lakeside Park with the Christmas lights
Pre-race food: Honey Stinger Waffles
Post-race food: Anything I can shovel in and a protein shake
Hot or cold weather runner? Cold!!!
Morning or evening runs? Morning
Best part of running: The freedom
Favorite non-running activities: Biking, talking to my chickens and hanging with my family and friends
Any great advice: Never stop learning.