Bio:
I began running competitively in my senior year of high school and I ran cross country and track all four years of college. During those first few years of running and racing, I struggled with numerous injuries and illnesses relating to undiagnosed celiac's disease. The summer after I graduated college I enjoyed injury-free running enabling me to run my first 100+ weeks! A couple of months later, I learned I was pregnant with my son. I ran through my pregnancy and got to peak fitness by one-year post-partum which is when I ran my 5k personal best of 16:59 and my first marathon a few months later. Running was then put on the back burner as my husband and I bought and renovated our home and I completed my master's in social work. I am excited to once again devote my time and energy towards quality training and see what I can do in distances from the 5k to the marathon.  


PR's:
5k: 16:59, 10k: 36:24, 1/2 marathon: 1:19:26, marathon 2:58:02


Favorite Race Distances:

5k and marathon

Training Goals:
Improve my personal bests

Community Involvement:

I enjoy my work as a behavioral health counselor: helping folks with their recovery from substance use disorders and mental health challenges. I volunteer on the community leadership team for the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program in Albany and for Christ Church Albany as part of the children's ministry security team. 

HANNAH BROOKER