Joe Emerson


Spotlight on: Joe Emerson

Joe is a dedicated club member and coach. He's been with DCRRC for nine years, and has taught a number of trainees along the way! You can catch him at SLR, at a number of our training program runs, and along the C&O Canal.

What's your favorite part about being a DCRR member?
Being a training program coach.

How did you start running?
My first endurance event was a sprint triathlon.   I was so disappointed with my run split that I decided it would be easier to just run, instead of run and bike and swim.

Why do you run?
I just enjoy the act of running for its own sake.

What is your favorite running route in the DC area?
The C & O Canal.

What’s your life like outside of running?
I work at Datastream Content Solutions in College Park, MD.

Describe your favorite race.
The 2011 National Half Marathon.   I ran the first 10 miles easy and the last 3 hard.

What’s your current running goal?
Finish the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile race in under 1:10.   If I get in my assigned corral this year and don't waste a lot of energy in the first few miles, I should be fine.

What’s the best running tip you’ve ever received?
When it comes to pacing, err on the easy side.   Especially on long runs.

In your 9 years with the club, what have you seen change?
The club races are so well done now with the tags, timing mats and online registration.

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The DC Road Runners Club is a member of the Road Runners Club of America and is also affiliated with USA Track & Field. We provide a year-round schedule of running events that offer everyone a chance to participate regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability.