NATALIE  HOPKINS

 

Hometown: Suffield, CT

Background: I grew up a competitive distance swimmer and found running when my collegiate swimming career ended. 

Racing Competitively Since: 2017

PRs:

10K: 37:25 (Scripps Ranch Old Pros, 2018)

Half Marathon: 1:26:56 (Silver Strand, 2017)

Marathon: 2:55:24 (Mountains 2 Beach, 2018)

 

The Fun Questions:

Favorite Race: Marine Corps Marathon

Favorite Workout: Mile repeats or long run

Words to Live By: Trust that life is giving you exactly what you need practice in.

Why I Choose to Run for PRT: While I'm new to the sport, I'm no stranger to being part of a team and after getting started in running doing all my training solo, I was thrilled to have found PRT and a group of talented, supportive athletes who share the same feeling for how great a day feels when it starts with a run and how fulfilling it is to chase after big goals. 

What I Like to Do Besides Running: Ski, wine taste with friends, relax with a good cup of coffee, my husband and our black lab, Baylor