Matthew R.

Matthew R.

Accomplishing one of my goals

My name is Matt, although you will often hear people calling me george, which is a nickname from high school that has somehow stuck around. I joined Roadkill Racing in 2011 after losing to both Josh Perks and Mike Insler in consecutive races. I wanted a team that would keep me motivated and fit, and those guys were just faster enough to make me want to work hard to stay with them. I enjoyed the dichotomy of the intense competitiveness of the runners on the team with the informal, laid-back nature of the team itself.

I ran in high school and college for SUNY Brockport, where I was decent but not great. I missed the aspect of being on a team after graduating, so finding a post-collegiate racing team that ran cross country and was small and close-knit was a dream come true.

When the Perks moved out of state, Josh asked me to step in as president of the team. Since then, I have developed a new-found respect for all that he did, and have tried to preserve his legacy of making Roadkill Racing a fun but competitive racing team. I stepped down as president recently to focus more on my family but am still involved as the treasurer and membership coordinator.

Race Results

Yearly Progression

Headbanging Harrier Blog

4 thoughts on “Matthew R.

  1. Hey thanks for the link
    will be checking here often
    for your updates.
    Nice site and I like the
    idea of seeing each profile

  2. Hey, kid; nice site! You rkr’s are a serious thing, eh!? Hey, just a hint, but a couple of those rkr coffee mugs would be great mom’s and dad’s day gifts!!! Have a good race today! Love you!

  3. good luck on today’s race – hope the weather stays just right;
    a few of the guys from work (NDS data service) have been
    checking your profile on RKR. they have met you at local runs
    here (Boilermaker and Falling Leaves) they are impressed

  4. Hey Kid – Great run yesterday at Brockport invite;
    your getting closer to your goal (16:28 last week)
    and 16:09 Sat. Starting out at a 5:02 pace is
    pretty quick; just goes to show all the effort will
    pay off someday.

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