Don Pemberton

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Don Pemberton

Name: Don Pemberton

Where were you born and raised?  Seal Beach, CA

When did you begin running?  Did some track in high school but didn’t really get into running until around 1999.

How did you get started running?  Bought some shoes, signed up for a race, and starting going to the local track.  As to “why”….wife said I was fat, so I started running to lose weight, ended up getting a divorce but I kept on running.

Favorite distance to run: Marathons will probably always be my favorite but doubt I will run very many anymore.  I really like half Ironman’s and will “tri” to get back into doing these.

Favorite race:  I don’t have a favorite, I like so many of them.  The Miami marathon will always stand out because we took a 7-day cruise right after crossing that finish line.  Ever try walking around a cruise ship after running a marathon?  Fun.

Favorite Track N Trail event: Star Wars movie night.

Favorite place to run: The Pemberton Trail, of course!

Favorite Quote: Running is Stupid.

Favorite Song to Listen to while running:  ‘Till I Collapse by Eminem, or Alive and Kicking by Simple Minds

If you could run anywhere in the world where would it be? Any place tropical.

Other Hobbies: Running is a hobby?  Lately it’s been home and yard improvement and Habitat for Humanity.  And….I’ve been wanting to try playing the violin.

Advice for new runners: Find another sport.  Just kidding!  Always try to have fun, wear the right shoes, and see a doctor regularly.