Membership Chair - Ralph Sandfry
Joined Kingstowne Striders: 2012
About Ralph: I retired from the Air Force at the end of 2013 after twenty-five years and still work for the DoD in Arlington. Like a lot of folks, I was looking for a group to share running experiences (and to drink coffee with after runs). I started running regularly in 2009 after finally deciding to get in better shape. I was motivated to run a marathon, but quickly realized that it wasn’t a six month endeavor. I ran Marine Corps Marathon 18 months later in 2010 and joined the Striders before running MCM again in 2012. I’ve gone on to run a total of five marathons, most recently the 2016 Disney Marathon as part of the Dopey Challenge.
Favorite Race Experience: Setting Marathon PR, 2013 MCM (3:56:56)
Favorite Race Medal: Dopey Challenge
Unaccomplished Race Goal: Breaking 80 minutes in a 10-miler