Bradley Holbrook

Club Member Since 1/27/2007

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“Far better is it to dare mighty things and fail than to live in the gray twilight of timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

City: Castle Rock State: Co

Favorite Shoe: Asics GT 2110 Size: 9.5

Age: 49.5 years old

Marital Status: Married to my H.S. sweetie!

Family members:
My wife Carrie, Daughters Ellie & Emily. Also, the furry members of the family...Maestro & Liza.

What I do for work:
I am a Sr. Finance Manager for Western Union Corp.

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Born & raised in Ohio (great place to be from), lived in Denver as part of AF duty from '85-'87, Ohio again and then back to Colorado (for good hopefully) in '05. We love everything about Colorado...it is home for us!

When I started running and what got me started:
About 10-12 years ago as a way to deal with life and try to get in decent shape.

What does running mean to me:
I think I would be lost without it. It is a great stress reliever and it is nice to set running goals and then accomplish them.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
I have completed 1 marathon and three half marathons...including the Ascent in '06. I would like to improve my performance (from my current snail's pace) and think I can do better and plan to work hard this year to improve.

What I like about trail/mountain running:
I enjoy the beauty of it and the variety. Time seems to go by faster on trails since I enjoy it more. It is a lot easier on the body and you don't have to watch out for cars.

Favorite running trail and why:
I enjoy running a short trail in Lonetree with my training partner/friend. We have to do several laps to get any distance, but it is a convenient trail...close to work/home.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Don't really have a favorite one yet...the only one I have ran is the Ascent.

Best running experience:
Training for the Marathon & Ascent...I enjoy the experience of long runs and just settle in to listen to good tunes and enjoy the sun.

Worst running experience:
Running the Columbus marathon...I woke up to an unexpected extremely cold day on the day of the race (15 degrees with a strong wind). The last 6 miles were brutal.

Neatest thing found on a run:
The ability to think about life, and sometimes good conversation with a friend.

Running related bathroom stop story:
Nothing notable.

Running pet peeves:
Cyclists (or motorists) who find it way too difficult to steer around you...and then yell or give you a special "salute" to let you know what they think of the required effort.

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
Most people would probably not guess that I spent time in the military.

Other hobbies and interests:
Love the Broncos!

Other stuff:
I can't get away from my two vices...ice cream and diet soda.

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