Dan Turk

Club Member Since 7/29/2005

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Dan Turk - Dan running the Mt Rushmore Marathon
Dan running the Mt Rushmore Marathon

City: Fort Collins State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Adidas Supernova Classic Size: 9.5

Marital Status: Married

What I do for work:
Retired from teaching Computer Networking and programming in the CIS (Computer Information Systems) department in the College of Business at Colorado State University.

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
California, Alabama, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Michigan, Georgia, & Colorado. I love the mountains of Colorado!

When I started running and what got me started:
1979. Loved the outdoors, being active and healthy, and running seemed like a good way to keep myself fit for all the other outdoor activities I like to do - backpacking, climbing, skiing, etc.

What does running mean to me:
A way to stay healthy, fit for other outdoor activities, and a way to relieve stress.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
Pikes Peak Marathon every year since 2000, with 9th place overall in 2007 (4:51:58), PR and 5th place Masters in 2009 (4:42:47). Boston Marathon in 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2011. Marathon PR of 3:03:36 at Colorado ("Old Town") Marathon in Fort Collins in 2007. Two ultras: 2011 and 2012 Leadville Silver Rush 50-miler.

What I like about trail/mountain running:
Seeing the mountains!

Best running experience:
Well, I think of two: 1) Running up and down Huashan in China and having the Chinese give me the thumbs-up all the way! It's a beautiful mountain, and the people were great! 2) Boston - 500,000 people lining the course and all ready to high-five you the whole way is really cool!

Neatest thing found on a run:
Female moose in a park in Anchorage, Alaska! I decided to take a different route and not try to push her off the trail I was on!

Running related bathroom stop story:
Oooo. Totally missing the porta-potties at the half-way point on the Mt Rushmore marathon, and having to drop my shorts right by the road shortly afterwards... :)

Other hobbies and interests:
Backpacking, hiking, 14er-climbing, mountaineering, woodworking.

Other stuff:
Current running goals: break 18 for the 5k, 38 for the 10k, 1:20 for the half-marathon, 3:00 for the marathon, and 4:45 for Pikes... :)

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