Gines Satchi was voted in as the new Central Maine Striders president on January 12, 2016, at the club's annual meeting and banquet. Get to know Gines, a snowshoe race director and ultra runner, below. Then come out and meet him in person at the February 7th Quarry Snow Shuffle 5K Snowshoe Race he directs. Gines also can be reached at email@example.com.
I am an Australian living in Oakland, Maine, with my wife and daughter. I have always had an interest in keeping active and the outdoors. Most weekends you find our family trying to make the most of Maine outdoors, either on a trail, on a lake, or on a mountain. Currently I work at Colby College in Waterville as the Associate Director of Campus Life for Residential Education. I oversee the student leaders in the residence halls.
I entered my first ultra marathon before even running a half marathon. Crazy? Yes! But it got me hooked. I was not much of a runner till I entered that race thinking "how hard can this be?" Then there was no looking back. Since then I have completed a bunch of ultras, marathons, and trail races. I prefer trail when I run, but will run anywhere. I am always up for running and connecting with people.
Since moving to Maine I have taken up snowshoe running. Last year I directed Waterville's first snowshoe race and this year will be putting on two races: the Quarry Snow Shuffle 5K Snowshoe Race (February 7) and Quarry Storm 5-Mile
Snowshoe Race (March 20).
As president, I would like to see the Striders have a wider impact on the central Maine running and non-running community .