Ann Welker


Ann Welker




Cape Girardeau

At what age did you start running?


Why did you start running?

I always wanted to do a triathlon and could swim and bike but couldn't run a mile. I joined the city fitness classes and then did the 5K training program with Tara Probst. That was the beginning of it all!

What is your best 5K time after turning 50?

29 low

What is the race/time you’re most proud of since turning 50?

probably my 70.3 triathlon

What’s the longest distance you’ve ever run since turning 50?

52.3 or point something at Aslinger this year

What’s your favorite local route to run?

Any creative route Kathleen Boehme comes up with

The thing I enjoy most about running is:

There are several aspects of running that I love, but the best is the camraderie among the runners. Times don't matter. Everyone is so supportive of everyone else. This group has given me an entirely new group of friends and changed my life for the better. I love this Cape Girardeau running group.