Mike Robbert

Club Member Since 1/19/2003

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Mike Robbert - First IC run, didn't fuel, not feeling well.
First IC run, didn't fuel, not feeling well.

City: Littleton State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Teva X1 Size: 12

Age: 42.4 years old

Marital Status: Married

Family members:
Wife - Kasey
2 cats - Sheisse and Fifi

What I do for work:
I'm a System/Network Administrator at the Colorado School of Mines. I keep all the computers in the Central Networking group running smoothly.

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Born and raised in Holland, MI. In 1997 I moved to Lexington, KY for a job, then that company merged and within a year I was stuck in Dayton, OH. My wife was given the opportunity to move to the Denver area to take care of her new nephew so we took the chance and I was lucky enough to find a job right away.
I love the mountains. Having never seen them until I came out here looking for work, I am still awe struck every time I look at them.

When I started running and what got me started:
I ran track and X-country in HS, but stopped after graduation. My friend and former boss in Ohio got me to run a 10K with him and that made me remember the good feeling I get when I run. I was on and off for the next year or so, then I found the Rocky Mountain Road Runners and fell in love with their Trophy Series races. That was January of 2002, one year later I'm the 2002 Trophy Series champion (It is a handicapped series) and looking forward to making more improvements this year.

What does running mean to me:
It is my time to get out and be with myself, even when I run with others. I enjoy the high I get after a good run.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
2002 Rocky Mountain Road Runners trophy series champion.
2004 20-29 Age group winner and overall runner up for Trail Runner Magazine Trophy Series.
2004 3rd overall at Spring Desert Ultra 25 miles and Park City Marathon.
2005 Wyoming Marathon Champion

What I like about trail/mountain running:
The scenery and the challenge. There is almost always at least one of those two and sometimes both.

Favorite running trail and why:
Dakota Ridge / Matthews Winters loop west of Denver. It has the right combination of difficulty and scenery. There are some good climbs that aren't too long, some good technical sections that require precise footwork, and a few sections to relax and enjoy the flora and fauna.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Aspen Golden Leaf Classic - I've run this race the past two years ('04 & '05) and both times it was great. I suffered a pretty nasty ankle sprain in '05 at mile 6, but still enjoyed the race. The scenery is awsome, the trails are a perfect mix of technical and fast, and the organization is all there.

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