2018 Ragnar DC 12-Man TeamIan Gendreau2018-09-26T00:20:32-04:00
VAN #1 Runners
Ragnar Experience: MaiVy made her DC debut in 2015 and will be running her third Ragnar.
Connection to the Team: MaiVy joined our team via a connection to Dr Dana.
MaiVy, did you have any ideas for our team name this year? I'd like to be pimps from Oakland or cowboys from Arizona but it's not Halloween. Grow up Peter Pan, Count Chocula.
Ragnar Experience: Bird ran Ragnar PA 2018, and is the first of 6 on our team running for a 2018 Double Vision medal.
Connection to the Team: Bird joined us via Sarah for this year's PA Ragnar
Hey Bird, looks like Sarah might skip breakfast before the race Friday. What? What an idiot! What a loser! Good! Good! More for you and me.
Ragnar Experience: Josh also ran this year's Ragnar PA and will be running his first DC race.
Connection to the Team: Josh was recruited by Sarah for the PA race.
Josh, what are you planning on doing the Monday after the race? I'm gonna go see Dr. Finklestein and I'm gonna tell him we have a whole new bag of issues. We can forget about mom for a while.
Ragnar Experience: Sarah joined the 2017 DC team days before the race, and will be running her 3rd Ragnar.
Connection to the Team: Sarah works with Ian and stepped in for a last minute injury in 2017.
Sarah, you have a pretty steep hill at the end of your first leg. Nervous? I'm hanging by a thread. I'm reading don't-kill-myself books. You said the book wasn't yours. Don't worry about the book. It's not mine. But I glanced at it.
Ragnar Experience: TJ ran his first Ragnar in a hurricane. And he's now back for his 3rd Ragnar DC.
Connection to the Team: TJ is married to MaiVy and another member of Dr Dana's recruiting tree.
TJ, any thoughts on Van games you can play to pass the time when you're not running?Perhaps play a little game called "just the tip". Just for a second, just to see how it feels. Or, ouch, ouch you're on my hair.
Ragnar Experience: Rob is stepping in late to cover for an injured Zook and will be running Ragnar #3.
Connection to the Team: Rob is yet another member of Dr Dana's recruiting efforts.
Rob, you seem in an awful rush to leave the exchange. What's up? I got to get outta here, pronto. I got a stage five clinger. Stage five, virgin, clinger.
VAN #2 Runners
Ragnar Experience: Rodney has run 4 DCs and a Ragnar trail, making this year's race number 6.
Connection to the Team: Rodney is married to Tracy, who works with Karis.
Rodney, what are you planning on wearing at night when it gets chilly? Shirts and Pants! Holy Shirts and Pants. It's a little corny and obvious, but what do you get out of being subtle, right?
Ragnar Experience: Ian is running his 9th DC race and this will make an even dozen Ragnars overall.
Connection to the Team: Ian is a member of the original Spectrum team that started this madness.
Ian, looks like Spencer got some sweet new shoes for this race. Hey, what were they like anyway? They looked pretty good, are they real? Are they built for speed or comfort? What'd you do with them? Motorboat? You play the motorboat? You motorboatin' son of a bitch! You old sailor you!
Ragnar Experience: Tracy will be running her 5th straight Ragnar DC race this year.
Connection to the Team: Tracy works at Twin Valley with Karis.
Tracy, any idea how you'd like to celebrate at the finish line? Yeah! Crabcakes and Football. That's what Maryland does!
Ragnar Experience: Spencer will be running his 7th DC Ragnar, adding in a Trails WV race to make it 8 overall.
Connection to the Team: Ian and Spencer are immortalized on the Liberty Tap Room wall together, and he was briefly Craig's landlord.
Spencer, last year you seemed tired at the start line. Was the mastress too soft? Yeah, it could have been the soft mattress. Or the midnight rape. Or the nude gay art show that took place in my room. One of those probably added to the lack of sleep.
Ragnar Experience: Karis will be running her 9th Ragnar, including her 7th straight in DC.
Connection to the Team: Karis is married to Ian and was the "alternate" for the original team in case of injury.
Karis, we hear you used to run with another friend before running with Tim on leg #24 this year. I mean, I had an imaginary friend when I was kid, and his name was Shiloh! We used to play checkers with each other every day, and bless his heart, Shiloh would always let me win!
Ragnar Experience: Tim made his first Ragnar appearance in PA earlier this year, and this will be his first DC race.
Connection to the Team: Tim is part of the Sarah connection, and is known by a better name... Willy Wonka.
Tim, we know you like candy... how do you feel about maple syrup? I happen to know everything there is to know about maple syrup! I love maple syrup. I love maple syrup on pancakes. I love it on pizza. And I take maple syrup and put a little bit in my hair when I've had a rough week. What do you think holds it up, slick?