Cameron Francey isn’t bashful about running around town. “I see many other runners while I’m out training and there’s usually a friendly exchange of appreciation between us as we pass,” Francey said.
Francey, a certified personal trainer, started focusing on running a few years ago and has seen success in mountain ultra-races.
“My running takes me to interesting places and events,” he said. “So far this year, I’ve raced in the Tillamook Forest in a 50-mile race in April, and more recently I managed a 5th-place finish in a 100-km. (63-mile) race on the side of Mount Hood.
“I have one more 50-k race, which is at Mount St. Helens, before I take a trip over to Scotland to preview the route of a 100-mile race I’m entered in for May 2020.”
As his love of running grew, Francey wanted to share his knowledge and passion. “Last year, I decided … I wanted to start up a running group, because I knew that a lot of people run around here and I wanted a people to encourage each other.”
His group has about a dozen members that meet on Thursday evenings throughout the summer to run and encourage one another.
This fall, Francey will be hosting a three-day running workshop set for Oct. 20, 27 and Nov. 3, which will be free to attend. “The aim is to help other local runners improve their running abilities and reduce their injury risk,” he said. “We’ll cover topics on the foundations of running form, good posture, and Running 101.”
Francey said posters about the workshop will be available around town.
For more information about the workshop or Francey’s running group, email firstname.lastname@example.org.