Go Far Run Group

Meet Our Organizers


Meghan Newell

Meghan Newell

Founder

Meghan helped found the Go Far Run Group back in 2011 – initially as a run group for her job at a local running store. Since then the run group has grown from a couple workouts with a small group of runners to multiple recurring group runs every week with dozens of runners.

In her spare time, Meghan takes care of her puppy, Dash, her rabbit, Maple, and her husband, Josh.

Mike Suto

Mike Suto

Founder

Mike joined the group to help runners get better and faster at what they do. A certified coach, Mike organizes and conducts Wednesday track workouts and leads Friday morning runs in Santa Clara. He also spreads the joys of running through his work as a Race Guard and ambassador for Nuun and Honey Stinger.

When he’s not running, Mike can be found enjoying an ice cold beer or brewing something delicious.

Marcia Duong

Marcia Duong

Group Organizer

Marcia is an avid runner and fitness fanatic. She contributes back to her fellow runners in numerous races throughout the year as a consistent race pacer. She is also an ambassador for Ink’n’Burn and SunRype.

Between runs, Marcia relaxes with Bikram Yoga and writes about her adventures on her Marciathon blog.

Josh Newell

Josh Newell

Group Organizer

Josh organizes runs throughout the year including the dreaded Triple Threat. Always ready for a beer, he lives and breathes the Beer Mile Lifestyle.

When not running, Josh enjoys video gaming and drinking beer.

Mike Barbosa

Mike Barbosa

Group Organizer

Mike leads our beginner group runs helping runners start from beginners to running their first 10K. Having run countless races and relays, Mike has plenty of advice for those just starting and those looking to improve through experience.

Mike loves running Ragnar Relays and making sure his Fantasy Football team is always at the top.

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Isaac Medrano

Group Organizer

Isaac organizes and leads several trail runs throughout the year. He’s run distances ranging from 5K to 50K and is more than happy to talk shop anytime.

Find Isaac on the trail or learn more about his latest adventures at RunMedrano.

Paulette

Paulette Ference

Group Organizer

Paulette leads several of our Rancho runs and participates in races throughout the year. A believer in beer and running, Paulette fell in love with running while prepping for her trek up Mt Hood.

Read up on Paulette’s latest adventures on her Just Keep Running blog!

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Scott Quiles

Group Organizer

Scott helps lead and organize runs throughout the year. When he’s not busy with work, he’s always ready to chat about running and life in general.

Scott has two beautiful daughters and an amazing wife.

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Stanton Chan

Group Organizer

Stanton currently manages the Go Far website and helps organize the annual donation drive. Additionally, he takes part in several Go Far runs and events to try to keep getting just a bit faster.

Stanton has a wonderful wife, Eva, a fluffy white dog, Shaun, and thinks the best pre- and post-run drink is beer.