Club Member Since 11/30/2000
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Pikes Peak Marathon
"Don't be a horse race... be a marathon. Don't fear the long road, 'ya gotta long time to sing a simple song." ...Michael Franti
City: Colorado Springs State: CO
Favorite Shoe: Shoes from CRC Size: 10.5
Age: 64.3 years old
Marital Status: Single
Daughter Carly and her husband Jason, grandson Matthias. Daughter Katie and her husband Peter.
Fergus the Goldendoodle.
What I do for work:
On good days, graphic design.
Places Ive called home and why I like where I am now:
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.
When I started running and what got me started:
In 1981 on lunch hours, pushed away from the desk and got out of the office.
What does running mean to me:
View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
11 Ultras (and counting) with no DNF. Including back-to-back-to-back-to-back San Juan 50s, the 2006 Leadville 100.
Winning age group awards at San Juan 2008 and Lost Soul 100 KM 2007.
3 Boston Marathons... soon to be 4, 3 PPM, and numerous flatland marathons.
Member of the Kenyan "High" Altitude Training & Cooking Team.
Running in -40 degrees Centigrade, which also happens to be -40 degrees Fahrenheit.
What I like about trail/mountain running:
Pine needles. Freedom, spirituality, friendship, solitude, and beer back at the car.
Favorite running trail and why:
Rampart Range Reservoir, "dam" fine workout.
Colorado Trail (seeing the lights of Leadville).
Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Barr Trail Mountain Race: The best organized trail race anywhere! Name another one that gives back 100% of its proceeds to local schools and community... plus a most excellent designed tech-shirt.
Best running experience:
My first 50 mile ultra in Mount Masochist, VA. You always remember your first time. Ted was waiting for me at the finish line with a cold one.
Finishing the Leadville 100 in 2006 - my first attempt. Ted was waiting at the finish line with a cold one.
Setting a PR at San Juan Solstice 50 Mile 2008, beating my previous time by 2 hours and 48 minutes.
Worst running experience:
How can you have a bad experience if you're running?
Neatest thing found on a run:
Peace and contentment.
Running related bathroom stop story:
Porta potty at the 8 mile mark at the Boston Marathon (2002).
3 words: PROJECTILE INTESTINAL EVACUATIONS - where at least a dozen previous runners suffered from the same 3 words - how'd that stuff get all the way up there?
Running pet peeves:
Cigarette butts, and the ever increasing amount of garbage left on (and off) the trails.
Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I won "Best Twit" contest at a Monty Python concert.
Prize: Eric Idle removed my liver.
Yarrrr... I was a pirate in a past life.
Vegetarian since 1985.
Other hobbies and interests:
Yoga - namaste.
Music, enjoying a vast eclectic range of composers and lyricists.
Paint & sculpt.
Reading Anita's race reports.
He doesn't have to outrun the lion, only his friend.
Then the lion catches up with his friend and eats him. The strong survive, the weak are killed - the law of the jungle!
Yes, very clever ...if you don't mind losing your friend. But what happens when the next lion turns up? I think you'd better get your running shoes on, gentlemen. - Doctor Who
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