Pam McGowan

pam_GCT-Tri_2015Pam grew up in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area. In school she played a variety of sports including basketball, volleyball and track although she never really connected with one sport until distance running. After grad school with a career and a family she wanted to get in shape and running provided that outlet along with being a good stress reliever. She started competing in local 5k races then half marathons in her late twenties. In 2010 she completed her first marathon and that really sparked something inside of her. Since then she has completed several marathons and an ultramarathon and is now a Boston Marathon Qualifier.

Pam began competing in triathlons in 2010 and quickly caught the “tri bug”. After a couple shorter tris she took on her first 70.3 in 2011. Since then she has completed numerous short and long course tris including two full iron distance races.

Pam’s love of endurance sports continues to grow and she loves pushing herself to see how much better she can get. In addition to racing she loves being involved in her local triathlon and running communities and inspiring other athletes to do their best.

Pam will be running her first Boston Marathon in 2016 & is planning a 50 & 100 mile ultra in the not too distant future. She also hopes to someday qualify for that coveted Kona slot.



Quick Facts

  • Pam resides in Cleveland, OH (eastside suburbs) with her husband and training partner Steve, her daughter Marley and their adopted greyhound Mack
  • She works full time as a Marketing Manager for a moving and logistics company
  • She is a member of the Cleveland Triathlon Club Board
  • She loves running the most of all three sports and has a slight addiction to running shoes
  • She is an ambassador for the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon
  • Loves craft beer – especially hoppy ones

Race Highlights

Green Jewel 50K – 2nd female
Greater Cleveland Olympic Triathlon – 1st female
Deercreek 70.3 Triathlon – 2nd female
On My Own Two Feet ½ Marathon – 3rd female
Turkey Trot 5 Mile Run – 1st female
Beach 2 Battleship 140.6 Triathlon – completed 2nd IM, 6th in AG
Holloway Cross Country ½ Marathon – 1st in AG, 4th female
Great Western Reserve Olympic Triathlon – 1st in AG, 6th female

Race Schedule and Results

January 23 – Run for Regis Trail ½ Marathon
February 14 – Dirty Love Trail 10K
March 5 – Green Jewel 50K
April 18 – Boston Marathon
May 15 – Cleveland Marathon
June 6 – Twinsburg Sprint Duathlon
June 12 – Great Western Reserve 70.3 Tri
June 19 – Maumee Bay Tri (Sprint or Oly)
July 24 – Fairport Harbor Sprint Tri
August 6 – Greater Cleveland Olympic Tri
August 21 – Ironman Deleware OH 70.3 Tri
September 25 – Deer Creek 70.3 Tri
October 2X – Buckeye ½ Marathon
November 2X – Fall Classic ½ Marathon
Other short run races, bike time trials and possibly cyclocross races TBD throughout the season