News10NBC's Marathon Relay Team: Meet Brennan Somers!

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July 24, 2019 03:40 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Four members of the News10NBC team will participate in the 2019 Rochester Marathon Relay. We're proud to be a sponsor of the Rochester Marathon.

Brennan Somers joined the News10NBC team in October 2017. He currently reports for News10NBC Today, anchors News10NBC at Noon, and hosts Rochester in Focus.

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He'll be joined by Breland Moore, Charles Molineaux and Pat Taney on race day.

Here are a few fun running-related facts about Brennan.

Years running: 16

Why I started running: Began with playing club soccer and then moving up to regional teams. We were traveling/playing in tournaments 50 weeks out of the year so it was always important to have a good running schedule. Once I stopped playing soccer in college, running just became my go-to for staying in shape.

Why I’m running the Rochester Marathon Relay: (Because I’m already in a promo so I’m committed! JK) I’m excited to be part of a team training for this and to also be involved in an important event for #Roc. I also haven’t pushed myself to do runs longer than 4-5 miles lately so this will be a challenge.

Previous races: 5Ks, half in Myrtle Beach, I’ll also throw in the Cooper Test. In college, our soccer team’s version was 2 miles/12 minutes and you had to beat that before you could join regular practice.

Personal record for a marathon: Never competed in a full marathon but in 2014 I ran the half in Myrtle Beach in 1:50:57. That was much faster than we even trained!

What’s your goal for the Marathon Relay: It’s simple. I want to finish it and not have any shin splints or stress fractures. I’ll meet you all at the beer truck at the end.


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