Meet The Members:
PPTC member Corre (pronounced Corey) is full of a very playful energy, always sporting a broad smile and sometimes wearing a cute shirt when she runs. Corre was awarded PPTC ‘Best New Member’ award last year. If there were a “Most Club Spirit” award, she’d be a hard contender to beat, not only because she runs every Tuesday night Speed Series, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday PPTC group run, but also because of the way she interacts with the her fellow runners, stirring up the social vibe, making it a little more fun to be there.
She won that ‘Best New Member’ award because of her spirit, dedication and positive attitude but she’s also had some impressive times in 2008. Corre finished the Brooklyn Half in 1:38, a 7:30 pace per mile, and the Team Championship five-mile race in 35:26, a 7:05 pace per mile. But don’t ask her because she doesn’t remember her times. She can’t recite how many miles she is currently running per week either but does admit that she has more fun training than racing. She believes in “…free running. Just being the runner that I’m proud of.” She does not focus on achieving PR’s and does not think much about her past races.
For Corre, running has been a way for her to find balance and control, a way to harness her abundance of energy and feel less anxiety. Corre had found herself at risk of losing control both figuratively and literally at different points in her life. For example, after her very first half marathon in
Corre has always been active. As a child, born and raised at the base of
In college, Corre took a break from running for a period of time. Her parents were going through a divorce and Corre began experimenting with the partying lifestyle. But after this phase, she moved to
“Running is a place where I find clarity. It is my foundation to make me happy. It only helps me and does not hinder me.” The only time when she was hindered was during a long, tough winter in