Charlene Mackey

Serving role since February 2022

Past Board Role(s):


How Long Have You Been With PRC?

Joined PRC in April 2020 as part of the LTR Program

What Made You Start Running?

I had recently moved to Mount Pearl and and wanted to become more active and meet people. A friend of mine, also a member at the time had been encouraging me for a while to start running. She knew I never ran before so when the Spring LTR registration was posted she reached out to me and I took that leap of faith and did something completely out of my comfort zone and I haven't looked back.

What is your best/worst run?

I don't know if I have one run that stands out as my worst run. I've had a lot of what I feel are bad runs but I also know those runs are what makes me stronger and pushes me to do better.

My best run would be the Turkey Tea 10k in October 2020. I had been doing my runs and workouts and originally just wanted to complete it. I was doing 10 and 1s up until that race but on that day I felt good and went for it. The best feeling was turning into Park Place and watching the look on the faces of fellow PCRers (you know who you are) as I was approaching the finish line much, much quicker than anyone had thought. It was the closest to the runners high that I've had. It felt great!

Favorite running shoe?

I don't have much experience with running shoes - still trying out different ones.

How do you track your runs?

At first, I never tracked my runs but towards the end of LTR I jumped on the band wagon and started using Strava. Now I use my Garmin Forerunner 245 to track - it's addictive.

Do you have a current running goal?

This year I want to do a sub-30 5k (maybe even a little less than sub thirty). I also want to complete a half marathon.

Best training tip you can provide/received?

Stay consistent; follow-the plan and know that every run and workout, no matter the length helps you get to your goal.