Robert Newhook

Serving role since January 2024

Past Board Role(s): 


How Long Have You Been With PRC? 

I joined PRC in March 2022, after signing up for the Learn To Run program. 

What Made You Start Running? 

My wife had signed up for the Learn to Run program offered by PRC, and although I had no interest in running at the time, I thought it would be nice to go through the program together. From there, it didn’t take long for me to realize how much I enjoyed the sport and the running community, and I stuck with it. 

What is your best/worst run?

My best run is probably the 2022 Turkey Tea race. On race day we had excellent conditions, the route felt fast, and I blew past what I thought I could achieve! My worst run would have to be the 2023 Tely 10. After training in cold conditions and then having an unusually hot and humid race day, I ended up having to slow my pace, take some walking breaks, and didn’t hit my goal time. 

Favorite running shoe?

My go-to shoes have been the Asics Nimbus series. Most recently I’ve been wearing Asics Nimbus 25 shoes, which have a lot of cushion and feel great for me! 

How do you track your runs?

I wear a Garmin Forerunner 45 watch, and have it linked with Strava. 

Do you have a current running goal?

In the short-term, I’m looking to maintain my ability to do a Half-Marathon with a 2 hour time. Within a few years I would like to work up to a full marathon. 

Best training tip you can provide/received?

You should be able to keep a conversation while running. I’ve struggled with keeping my pace slow, and would get burnt out quickly during a run. By being mindful of whether I can hold a conversation while running, it’s allowed me to better keep my pace where it needs to be.