Bryan Willis

Club Member Since 12/18/2002


Bryan Willis - HOW DO YOU SPELL RELIEF?  B.E.E.R.
HOW DO YOU SPELL RELIEF? B.E.E.R.








“IT'S ALL GRAVY BABY!”


City: Colorado Springs State: CO

Favorite Shoe: adidas Size: 10.5

Age: 57.8 years old

Marital Status: Married

Family members:
Brenda (wife)
Tiffani (daughter)
Bryan (son)
Brittani (daughter)
Ellie May (the dog)

What I do for work:
Carpenter - I like to build furniture.

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Evansville, Indiana.
Jackson, Tennessee.
I like Colorado Springs because of all the trails and all the neat things you can do in this area.

When I started running and what got me started:
I started in 2000. My dad came out to visit and he was really overweight. I did not want to carry that tradition on and I knew I needed to do something because I was at 185lbs. I lost 47lbs and have kept it off ever since.

What does running mean to me:
A stress reducer, gives me piece of mind.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
When I finish a Sunday long run I get a smirk on my face because I feel like I have done something.
I got 2nd place in my age division in the Ascent in only my 2nd attempt.

What I like about trail/mountain running:
You don't have to contend with traffic. I hate traffic.

Favorite running trail and why:
The Barr Trail because it is all UP!

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Pikes Peak Ascent because it is all UP and it is the only one I have ever done.

Best running experience:
2002 Pikes Peak Ascent the 2nd year when I took 14 minutes off my time from the previous year.

Worst running experience:
The Rock Canyon Half Marathon. Just thought it was really boring.

Neatest thing found on a run:
MATT CARPENTERS GLOVE ON KILL HILL, HE DROPPED IT AND I HAD TO RUN LIKE HELL TO GIVE IT BACK TO HIM!!! THAT WAS MY WORKOUT FOR THE ENTIRE WEEK!!!

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I am a serious family man. I like to ride my bicycle through the garage, up the ramp, out the back kitchen door and down the deck steps.

Other hobbies and interests:
I love to fish and hunt. I also like archery.

Other stuff:
The Incline Club is a great bunch of people to train with and you are all my heroes.

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