Meet the SFRC Running Team Captains

Ted Knudsen, SFRC Boss Man

Besides over 100 ultra-races under his belt, Ted is active in the trail community as a volunteer and innovator for the sport. Ted was the recipient of the Western States 100 “Little Cougar Award” for his extraordinary contributions to the race. Ted is always happy to share his ultra racing tips with new runners and the veterans.

Mecque Tucker, SFRC General Manager

Mecque is your in-store shoe and apparel guru! She has been in the footwear industry for over 10 years and is an encyclopedia for all running gear. Mecque has the knowledge and expertise to help you find the perfect shoes.

Denise Barchas, SFRC Team Cheerleader & Team Coordinator

Denise never made the cheerleading squad in high school but instead ran cross country and thus began her running career. When Denise is not running on the trails with her pups, she cares for patients in the ICU at UCSF. Denise is alway on the lookout for an off leash doggie trail. Let her know your favorite one.

Patrick “Paddy” O’Leary, Token Irish Lad

By day Paddy is a Cancer Biologist at UCSF. Unprofessionally,  he is professional trail runner with The North Face.  Other accolades include former World Ride and Tie Champion 2016. Google that sh**. Such a cool sport! Picture from the finish line of UTMB 2019, aged 20 years in that race.

Tony DiPasquale, Official SFRC Photographer & Peanut Butter Connoisseur

On most Wednesday mornings you can find Tony with the 6am Mt. Tam crew. If you can keep up with him on the climb, he may even sneak in some epic shots of you and the crew at the top. Tony continues his passion for running and the great outdoors during his day job as a Photography and Filmmaker freelancer specializing in trail running and athlete following.

Schuyler Hall, SFRC USATF/Cross Country Specialist & Adventure Challenger, “What’s the worst that can happen!”

Schuyler is busy during the day as a Regional Outreach & Policy Specialist for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and a high school cross country/track coach. He instills the importance of lifelong running and fitness to his athletes. Schuyler embraces his love for running on his YouTube videos that we recommend you check out. Whatever you do, don’t leave your drop bag with Schuyler.

David Lam, SFRC Social Media Guy, Group Run Route Architect, D. Lam & The Calves King

Originally from Southern California, David lived a pretty full life before ever finding running here in the Bay Area about 5 years ago. 

David lived abroad for 6 years in Vietnam—where little-to-no exercise was done—but enough life was lived to fill a book. Since finding running and the community here in the Bay Area, his life was diametrically opposed to how it was and he never felt more fulfilled with the connections he has made and the friendships he has formed.

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