Clo-Cow Lovers run the Half Marathon

The 5th annual Clo-Cow Half Marathon & 5K took place on September 13 in Petaluma.  Winning the challenging half marathon was Empire Runner Vojta Ripa, along with Sarah Hallas – who both won the inaugural race in 2011.  Tyler Harwood (also an ERC member) won the 5K, along with Petaluma’s Shannan Salvisberg. (results here)

The Clo-Cow Half Marathon and 5K, Petaluma, CA, Sept 13, 2015. http://www.clocowhalf.com
The Clo-Cow Half Marathon and 5K, Petaluma, CA, Sept 13, 2015. http://www.clocowhalf.com

In this exclusive interview, we chat with Clo the Cow to get the scoop!

Q: What is your secret for getting in shape for a half marathon?
A: Staying mootivated is the key!  I have found that moo-ving about the pasture and climbing hills can be udderly exhilarating.

The Clo-Cow Half Marathon and 5K, Petaluma, CA, Sept 13, 2015. http://www.clocowhalf.com
The Clo-Cow Half Marathon and 5K, Petaluma, CA, Sept 13, 2015. http://www.clocowhalf.com

Q: Top three reasons to run the Clo-Cow Half Marathon?
A: 1.) Cowbell medals! 2.) Run alongside moo cows 3.) Finisher photos with yours truly

The Clo-Cow Half Marathon and 5K, Petaluma, CA, Sept 13, 2015. http://www.clocowhalf.com
The Clo-Cow Half Marathon and 5K, Petaluma, CA, Sept 13, 2015. http://www.clocowhalf.com

Q: What is your favorite post-race recovery drink?

A: Clover chocolate milk, of course!  Did you know that more than 20 studies support the benefits of recovering with the high-quality protein and nutrients in chocolate milk after a tough workout?  Find out more by going to www.builtwithchocolatemilk.com

The Clo-Cow Half Marathon and 5K, Petaluma, CA, Sept 13, 2015. http://www.clocowhalf.com
The Clo-Cow Half Marathon and 5K, Petaluma, CA, Sept 13, 2015. http://www.clocowhalf.com

Q: Do you prefer to run alone or with a group?
A: I love to run with a herd of friends; it makes me want to be a clover-achiever and work out those calves.

The Clo-Cow Half Marathon and 5K, Petaluma, CA, Sept 13, 2015. http://www.clocowhalf.com
The Clo-Cow Half Marathon and 5K, Petaluma, CA, Sept 13, 2015. http://www.clocowhalf.com

Q: Has running affected your work in any unexpected ways?
A: Being Sonoma County’s best-known spokescow can be demanding work, so running is a great way to reduce stress and keep feeling young.

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Q: How was it hugging all of those sweaty runners?
A: It was definitely a Clo’s encounter! But seeing those smiling faces made it all worth it!

Q: Any other races you recommend?
A: You can’t go wrong with the Urban Cow Half Marathon and Davis Moonlight Races.

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