Bill Ransom

Club Member Since 11/22/2000

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“Are we there yet?”

City: Colorado Springs State: CO

Favorite Shoe: North Face Size: 9.5

Age: 65 years old

Marital Status: not attached

Family members:
mother and brother.

What I do for work:
I'm an equipment engineer in the R&D department of a fitness equipment manufacturer.

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
West Texas, Portland, Albuquerque, Scottsdale and a few other places. I've lived in Colorado Springs for a total of 9 years and like it the best due to the mountain trails.

When I started running and what got me started:
I've been running since junior high school, but started trail running when I first lived in Colorado Springs in 1984.

What does running mean to me:
Running keeps me sane. Without running I would have gone postal long ago.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
I completed my first 100, Javelina Jundred in 10/04. I've completed a total of 20 ultras.

What I like about trail/mountain running:
I like trail running because of the variety and it's a lot easier on the body than pounding pavement.

Favorite running trail and why:
Barr Trail on Pikes Peak and La Luz in Albuquerque. Both are great trails.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
I like the Pikes Peak races because I know so many of the runners.

Best running experience:
Leaving hikers in the dust. :-)

Worst running experience:
Foot injury during the 2001 Pikes Peak Marathon causing 6 months down time.

Neatest thing found on a run:
New friends.

Running related bathroom stop story:
Can't think of any.

Running pet peeves:
Trash on the trail and mean dogs.

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
Hmmm. I'll think about that...

Other hobbies and interests:
News junkie and voracious reader.

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