David Hatfield

Club Member Since 1/23/2005

“Oxygen is overrated”

City: Colorado Springs State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Mizuno Size: 11

Age: 54.1 years old

Marital Status: married

Family members:
Two sons and four cats.

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Ohio, Florida, Mississippi, Washington, and now Colorado.
The mountain....

When I started running and what got me started:
Began again in 2001; I was feeling old and fat.

What does running mean to me:
Peace of mind and escape from reason.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
Finding peace of mind.

What I like about trail/mountain running:
The beauty around each turn and the silence except for your own feet and breath.

Favorite running trail and why:
Barr; it kicks my butt every time. Herman's Road and the Crag are close behind for beauty.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
PPMarathon. It's the best high I've ever felt.

Best running experience:
Sometimes just the training runs through the snow when no one else is out. The snow falls on your face and melts, and there is nothing to hear but 'crunch...crunch' each step.

Worst running experience:
Running with the flu....no, now I have to go with running with kidney stones. This was a real treat! Last PPM it hit me at mile 3 and never left. Kinda like being hit in the lower back over and over again while your trying to run and breath. But I finished.

Neatest thing found on a run:
Buzz Light Year hanging from a branch of a tree.

Running related bathroom stop story:
Really, more of a surprise than anything the first time your running up Pikes Peak and folks are just doing their business right off the edge of the trail, especially during races.

Running pet peeves:
No water at Barr Camp anymore.
Rude runners or hikers, and people that litter.
Oh yeh, people at the shooting range firing over my head gets me going too!

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
My job.

Other hobbies and interests:
My kids, 4-wheeling, and snow boarding.

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