Jose Rodriguez – PCVRC Hall of Fame

Jose Rodriquez at Yonkers Marathon

1981 Yonkers Marathon finish in 18th place. — Fred Lebow on left and Al Steinfeld on right

Hall of Fame induction:  1993

There are several runners who have gained a certain notoriety about them for their running antics and Jose Rodriguez is one of them. He is better known as one of those runners who will always push himself to extreme. He has done this in his running and in his ability to volunteer to help out PCVRC. For his continued devotion to running and the PCVRC we are pleased to induct Jose in to the Pike Creek Valley Running Club Hall of fame.

In talking to Jose, he told me that he recently added up his mileage from 1981 through 1992 and he had run over 35,000 miles for an average of over eight miles a day for 12 years of running. AMAZING !! He has run 39 marathons and six ultra marathons in this time. His most recent achievement in the last several years were in 1991, where he ran two marathons and two ultras. Because of an ankle injury that caused him to drop out of his second ultra (in one month) at 27 miles he was sidelined for several months in 1992. His two memorable achievements that year were running the Pike Peak Marathon where he was 38th in a filed of 850 at the top after climbing over 8,000 feet. And the Mountain masochist 50 Miler. Jose will be running his 12th Boston marathon this spring. His marathon PR is at Boston where he ran 2:45:08 in 1986. Over the years he has run 34:51 for the 10K and 1:16:32 for the ½ marathon and 7 hours, 50 minutes for a 50 miler.

His involvement with the Club goes back to first volunteering to help Dave Pie’ put out a results booklet for the 1987 Delaware Distance Classic. He later went on to become membership chairman in 1990 and 1991. He is currently editor of the Pacer, the club’s newsletter.

He has volunteered to help out at all the Delaware Distance classics sine 1987 in one way or another. He constantly volunteers to help out at club sponsored events. He was Volunteer of the Year in 1989. His selflessness and high energy both in club activities and in his running have exemplified the meaning of the Hall of Fame.

We wish Jose the best of luck in the future and congratulate him on this induction into the PCVRC Hall of Fame.