Eric Morland

Club Member Since 3/7/2007

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City: Colorado Springs State: Co

Favorite Shoe: Anything that fits Size: 10.5

Age: 44.2 years old

Marital Status: Single

Family members:
Mom, dad, three sisters, and a brother.

What I do for work:
I work for Directed Energy Solutions and I help develop high powered laser technology.

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Iowa. Did you know that cow tipping is practically a sport there? I moved out here 10 years ago and I'm still loving the adventure and sunshine Colorado provides.

When I started running and what got me started:
November 2005. My friend Brett Pierce introduced the sport to me.

What does running mean to me:
It is a great way to relax, be alone with my thoughts, and enjoy the outdoors. I like the fitness benefits as well.

Running accomplishments:
1:43 for my first half marathon.

What I like about trail/mountain running:
Getting outdoors, getting in shape, having an adventure, and seeing great scenery.

Favorite running trail and why:
Section 16. Good scenery and parts of it are really steep.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Pikes Peak Ascent.

Best running experience:
The American Discovery Trail Half Marathon.

Worst running experience:
Almost got shot by some crazy guy at the shooting range when running down the William's Canyon trail. Rednecks, guns, and country music are a bad combination.

Neatest thing found on a run:
I've met some good friends.

Running related bathroom stop story:
Okay, I drank way too much water before my first race. Mental note, don't do that.

Running pet peeves:
Loose dogs that love to bite people.

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I have an ape index of 4 inches. Only a rock climber would know that I am secretly a primate in human disguise.

Other hobbies and interests:
I love physics, mathematics, rock climbing, trail running, snowboarding, reading literature, and I can appreciate good art work.

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