Welcome Gretchen & Maryanne
March 25, 2017
By John Lockhart
Both joined the club on a sunny Saturday, March 17, 2017, St. Patrick’s Day. Gretchen Byerly describes herself as doing “a little bit of walking and a little bit of running,” while Maryanne Spacher has “five-mile running goals.” She completed the 2016 Carlsbad Half Marathon, and incorporates the 5 and 10K distances into the mix. They learned about the club through their friend, Steve Rico, another new March member.
For their first social experience, Gretchen and Maryanne attended the club’s post-walk/run breakfast on St. Paddy’s Day along with 30+ other members at Big City Bagels in Hillcrest.
Gretchen spent a good part of her childhood in Panama, and Maryanne grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. They met in San Diego and are happy to be back after a stint in Singapore. Now having made the connection to the club and its members, both appreciated the warm ‘getting to know you’ welcome, and look forward to runs, walks and friends.