Molly Barnes - DWRunning

DWRunning Tenure:

Joined in September 2018


800m: 2:17, 1600m: 5:15, 5k: 18:48

Primary Focus:


Running Start:

I played every sport under the sun as a kid. Soccer was my favorite. I soon realized that the main reason I was good wasn’t due to my skill, it was my speed. My gym teacher in middle school called me “the unsinkable Molly Brown” because I was always the last person doing the dreaded pacer test in gym class. They suggested I join the cross country team and I’ve never looked back.

Pre-Race Routine/Superstitions:

I do yoga, I change my socks after my warm up when I spike up, I kiss my claddagh ring before the gun goes off.

Motivation to Run:

I run because I can’t get away from it. It keeps me sane and grounded and helps me through anything life may throw at me. I have met some of the most genuine people and see the world differently bc of the sport & the people involved in it.

Reward for a Good Race:

Ice baths and good food


Mountains or Ocean?:


Tea or Coffee?:


Early Bird or Night Owl?:

Early bird

Chocolate or Vanilla?:


Bolded PRs are PRs run while training with DWRunning.