Q: What is your name?
A: Suzanne Hughes.
Q: When did you start running?
A: About 6 years ago.
Q: Why did you start running?
A: I'd always threatened to run a marathon before I turned 40, I managed to run Long Island 10 days after my 40th birthday.
Q: When did you join the Hellgate Road Runners?
A: September 2003, after meeting LuAnn and Jared running on Roosevelt Island on a rainy Sunday morning.
Q: In a typical week, how many miles do you run?
A: Around 25 miles.
Q: What brand of running shoes do you wear?
A: New Balance.
Q: How many pair do you currently own?
A: I own 7 pairs.
Q:What is your favorite workout (e.g. Hills, Track, Long, Sofa)?
A: I enjoyed the easy Hazen run on a Thursday night, but I don't run very often on a Thursday any more.
A: Maybe that's why I enjoy it!!!
Q: What is your least favorite workout?
A: That would have to be track, although I know that's what's made me a better runner.
A: I like to talk and that's not easy when you're racing around the track.
Q: Do you like to run in the morning or evening?
A: Any time with company.
Q: Aside from running, what other physical activities do you engage in?
A: I go to the gym and do cross and strength training.
Q: Do you have a sports hero or idol?
Q: Who is it?
A: Paula Radcliffe, Deena Kastor and Catherine Ndereba to name but a few.
Q: Favorite course: Out-And-Back, Loop, or Point-To-Point?
A: My favorite marathon was Chicago and I guess that could be classed as an out and back or is it a loop?
Q: After a workout, what do you do with your sweaty running gear?
A: Let it marinate in the laundry basket for a few days before washing it.
Q: What race or races are you looking forward to this year?
A: All the NYRR club points races, I'm excited to see how the club does, and also the Las Vegas marathon.
Q: What race or races would you like to do sometime in the future?
A: I've done 3 of the 5 major marathons, so one day I'd like to do London and Berlin.
Q: Describe your favorite (or most memorable) running experience.
A: Chicago is my favorite running experience and will always be most memorable because I ran practically the whole way side by side with two of my favorite running buddies and we chatted non-stop.