Spotlight: Maggie De Vito

Maggie Devito

    Name: Maggie De Vito Age: 28   Marital Status: Single Children: None Occupation: 7th grade history teacher in Bristol   Running History: I joined the GRR Beginner’s Group coached by Dawn in the winter of 2012. I ran my first 5K at the Diva Run that April.  I did run … Continue reading

MEET MARGARET RORRIO – GRR PRESIDENT

Margaret Rorrio 2

Margaret Rorrio became a member of the Glastonbury River Runners in 2010. She has completed countless 5K’s, 10K’s, obstacle course runs and has currently accomplished five half marathons and one full marathon! Margaret has Rheumatoid Arthritis and has lost 140 lbs since she began her running. Her determination did not go … Continue reading

MEET ROSEMARY HOKANSON – GRR VICE PRESIDENT

Rosemary Hokanson

Rosemary has been with Glastonbury River Runners since September 2011. She started with the Couch Potato to 5K Beginner Running Group and ran her first GRR Road Race, To Fill the Pantry 5K, that November. Since then, she has run several Road Races, including Glastonbury’s 3.5 mile Santa’s Run, the … Continue reading

MEET KATE RICH – GRR DIRECTOR

Kate Rich

Kate Rich comes from a family of runners and has been running since childhood. Her first introduction to road races was back in the 80’s when she and her siblings would participate in the Middletown road race series with their father. She ran throughout her teen years at Mercy High … Continue reading

MEET BRETT ROBERSON – GRR DIRECTOR

Brett Roberson

Brett Roberson joined the Glastonbury River Runners in 2010 while training for The Hartford Marathon and has been an active and stylish member since. He is an avid runner, cyclist, and triathlete. Brett has served on the Board repeatedly, previously as Vice President, and now as Director.

MEET DAVID ZEVIN – GRR TREASURER

David Zevin

David Zevin was born in 1948 and he began running in August of 1973. To date, he has finished 31 marathons, three 50 milers, and has also completed ultra cycling rides up to 600K! Formerly, Dave was Controller for New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199. Dave has also … Continue reading

MEET DEBBIE MEINCKE – GRR SECRETARY

Debbie Meinche

Debbie’s story: I started with GRR in the Feb. 2012 Beginner’s Group. Margaret probably doesn’t remember, but she was “assigned” to me, as I was joining the group late and there was some question as to my ability to keep up (they were at 5 min run!). Thankfully I was … Continue reading

MEET DAWN EMANUELE – GRR DIRECTOR

Dawn Emanuele

  Dawn says: I have been a Glastonbury River Runners member since 2009 when I began running for the first time in my life with the ‘Couch to 5K’ Beginner Program. After that I was hooked on how good I felt by accomplishing something that seemed impossible for me, but … Continue reading

Spotlight: Brendan Flaherty

Brendan Flaherty

NAME: Brendan Flaherty AGE: 47 MARITAL STATUS: Happily Married KIDS: Sarah (11), Rachel (10), Patrick 8 OCCUPATION: Technology Sales RUNNING HISTORY: I ran a 35 minute 5-miler back before the metric system came into vogue. I ran next race 30 years later. I had “complete a Marathon” on my bucket … Continue reading

Spotlight: Severina Vodopivec

Severina Vodopivec

NAME: Severina Vodopivec AGE: 64 MARITAL STATUS: Married for 44 years KIDS: 3 kids: 40, 35 and 32 and three grandkids (10yrs, 6yrs and 15 months old) OCCUPATION: Seamstress WHAT IS YOUR WALKING/RUNNING HISTORY?

Spotlight: Art Byram

Art Byram

NAME: Art Byram AGE: 48 MARITAL STATUS: Married KIDS: 2 boys OCCUPATION: Modernization Sales, KONE Elevator RUNNING HISTORY:

Spotlight: Margaret Rorrio

Margaret Rorrio

NAME: Margaret Rorrio “GRIT” AGE: 40 (shhh….) MARITAL STATUS: Married CHILDREN: No OCCUPATION: Realtor RUNNING HISTORY: I have lost about 140lbs and I have rheumatoid arthritis.I started running about 3 yrs ago. I would run from tree to tree. That was all I could do. I joined GRR maybe 2 … Continue reading