Brendan McDonnell - DWRunning

DWRunning Tenure:

Joined in July 2019


10k: 30:16 (track), 10k: 31:52 (roads), Half Marathon: 68:13

Primary Focus:


Favorite Part of Running:

3/4 of the way through a race, a win is possible and I feel good.

Motivation to Run:

I feel productive and like beating people.

Most Memorable Run:

While running at Swallow Cliff in HS with a friend, we stopped for water near a parking lot and a police officer called us over. He made small talk with us and then offered politely to take us to where we were parked, which was a nearby parking lot. We agreed, since we were almost done with our run anyways. While in the back of the car, he told us that two teenagers, one wearing blue shorts and one wearing black shorts, were seen running into the woods after robbing a nearby house. Then he pointed to the helicopter flying above the woods attempting to locate the culprits. After meeting a group of cook county police in another parking lot, we were questioned about what we were doing and why we were there. The officers had us switch cars and drive to a new parking lot. We were lined up, shirtless and sweaty, for an eyewitness in the back of an unmarked police SUV to identify if we were the culprits. They radioed in that we were indeed not the robbers, and then they dropped us back off at our car to drive home.

“If I could travel anywhere, I would…”:

Road trip from the Mexican border south until the road ends.


Mountains or Ocean?:


Tea or Coffee?:

Tea & biccies

Early Bird or Night Owl?:

Early bird

Chocolate or Vanilla?:

Twist cone

Bolded PRs are PRs run while training with DWRunning.