Bret Stevens

Club Member Since 8/17/2009

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Bret Stevens - Runner's Edge of the Rockies' Bouncer
Runner's Edge of the Rockies' Bouncer

City: Aurora State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Asic Kayano Size: 14

Age: 54.5 years old

Marital Status: Married

Family members:
Carol - Wife
Sierra - 16
Lauren - 12
Harley - 5

What I do for work:
Technical Adviser

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
I grew up in Ellsworth, Maine, but I also live in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota with my grandparents for a long while. I was in the Air Force stationed at RAF Chicksands near Bedford, United Kingdom. I ran a lot in England, mostly trails and marathons. I now live in Aurora, Colorado. I absolutely love living in Colorado. The sports team rock. They are not always the best, but what teams are? The best part of Colorado is the running and the running community. There isn't a state in the country with Colorado's awesome year round running.

When I started running and what got me started:
I started running in 1987 when I joined the US Air Force.

What does running mean to me:
It is a chance to escape the daily grind. I get to hang with my favorite peeps, which includes my wife.

Running accomplishments:
Getting started to run. :)

What I like about trail/mountain running:
What's not to like about trail running? You're running in nature with trees and animals. Trail running is especially awesome at sunrise. There is an awesome feel to it.

Favorite running trail and why:
Green mountain in Lakewood. I run it with my Runner's Edge of the Rockies friends on Thursday. It just feels comfortable, even though it is still pretty difficult for me. I get to hang to my peeps. It's just awesome!

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
I ran the Golden Gate Dirty 30 12 mile trail race. The trail beat the living daylights out of me, but I survived and I have a scar to prove it.

Best running experience:
The 2009 Wild West Relay was my greatest running experience. 12 people running for Ft Collins to Steamboat Springs is amazing. When the team lead asked who wanted to run the hardest three legs, nobody wanted to do it, so I stepped up to the plate. On the hardest leg, 8.8 miles up hill at night, I put my blinking light on my butt. Every couple of miles, my team van would go by and yell, "Blinky Butt", but I thought that they were saying I had a big butt. None the less when I breath again after the run, we had a good laugh about it.

Worst running experience:
I hurt my hip flexor during the 1994 London Marathon in mile 20. I limped to the finished line

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I was born in Japan (Navy father)

Other hobbies and interests:
Computers, Golden Retrievers.

Other stuff:
Goals 2010:
1. Collegiate Peaks 2010
2. Mt Evans Ascent
3. BTMR 2010
4. Pikes Ascent
5. Fall Denver 50K

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