Jonathan Cavner

Club Member Since 4/4/2000

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Jonathan Cavner - Dying a painful death during the Pikes Peak Marathon
Dying a painful death during the Pikes Peak Marathon

“Why just run when you can run mountains?”

City: Chandler State: AZ

Favorite Shoe: Fila Flow Size: 10

Age: 47 years old

Marital Status: Married

Family members:
My better half - Lindsay Cavner

What I do for work:
I am an IT Project Manager at eFunds Corp.

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Although I've lived in a lot of places, my favorite place of course was Manitou Springs. I loved being able to run from my house to the top of Pikes Peak in less than 3 hours. Other places include Vienna, Austria - Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Boise, Idaho - Chandler, AZ - Woodland Park, CO - Leesburg, VA

When I started running and what got me started:
I started running at 15, but nothing too serious. I would just go jogging with my dad. Mainly I played soccer. At 18 I did a few local races before pulling my Achilles tendon. Mainly this was a result of my love of running up an 18 mile uphill road to our ski resort called Bogus Basin. Then I entered a snowshoe race in December 98 and became hooked. I've been running ever since.

What does running mean to me:
It is how I survive. I relate better to other runners and rock climbers.

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
2008 Arizona State Chiampionship Road Race - 3rd (road bike)
2008 MBAA State Championship Marathon Series - 4th (mtn bike)
2007 Copper Crawl 13k - 1st Course Record
2007 Tonto Fun Run - 1st
2007 Christianson Trail Race - 4th
2006 Headlands 7 Mile Trail Race - 1st
2004 Cave Creek GNP 10 Mile Trail Race - 1st - Course Record
2004 Cactus Cha Cha 7 Mile Trail Race - 3rd
2004 Man vs. Horse 12 miler - 2nd (2nd fastest time ever)
2004 Whiskey Row Marathon - 4000 ft. gain/loss - 1st
2004 Usery Pass Trail Race - 1st - Course Record
2004 Run to the Sun - 1st - Course Record
2004 Four Peaks Mountain Marathon - 1st
2004 Pemberton Trail 50K - 2nd
2004 Lost Dutchman 8K Trail Race - 1st - Course Record
2003 Trick or Treat 5K - 1st - Course Record
2003 Mazatzals 18 Mile Trail Run - 3000 ft. gain/loss - 1st place
2002 Aspen Goldenleaf Mini Marathon 3000 ft. gain/loss 4th place 1:35
2002 Pikes Peak Marathon 8000 ft. gain/loss 3rd place 4:16
2002 Barr Trail Mountain Race (World SkyRunning Champion Circuit) 4000 ft gain.loss 10th place
2002 Teva Mountain Games 8th place
2002 Fountain Hills 15K - 3rd place 0:53
2001 Breckenridge Crest Half Marathon 4000 ft. gain/loss 2nd place 1:45
2001 Pikes Peak Marathon 8000 ft. gain/loss 4th place 4:10
2001 Barr Trail Mountain Race (World Mountain Trophy Race Qualifier) 4000 ft. gain/loss 9th place 1:42
2001 Medicine Bow HM -2500 ft. gain/loss -1st place 1:27 (Course Record)
2001 Collegiate Peaks Marathon 2nd place
2001 Alfred Packard Trail Half Marathon 3rd Place
2001 Black Forest 20K 1000 ft. gain/loss 2nd place
2001 Frosty Trail Race 2nd place
2001 Fort Carson 8m 2nd place
2000 Rock Canyon Half Marathon 3rd place
2000 World Sky Games 5000 ft. gain/loss - 16th place - 2nd US
2000 US Sky Running Championships - 4000 ft. gain - 7th place 1:56
1999 Wild One Half Marathon (Trail Race) 1st Place (Course Record)
1999 Club Lead 15K Snowshoe Race 3rd Place
1999 Alfred Packard Trail Marathon 2nd Place

What I like about trail/mountain running:
Mountain running gives me a sense of attaining a goal (the summit).

Favorite running trail and why:
Barr Trail is definitely my favorite. Mainly because I know it so well and it has a couple of really great races on it.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Pikes Peak Marathon. It is my ultimate challenge and one of the only races I have never done well.

Best running experience:
Running in the Sky Games. It was amazing meeting great people coming from all over the world. Running the steeps in the Alps was a different, but pleasurable experience.

Worst running experience:
2000 Pikes Peak Marathon. I have never bonked that bad. I have never taken so long to finish a race.

Neatest thing found on a run:
Huge group of mountain goats, bears and my sense of adventure.

Running related bathroom stop story:
Once had to stop 3 times on a 30 minute tempo run up Barr Trail. Need I say more?

Running pet peeves:
I don't like to lose.

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I used to be a violinist!

Other hobbies and interests:
Rock climbing, mountaineering, a good movie and a good restaurant. I also enjoy a fine wine or a good beer on occasion.

Other stuff:
According to my Mom, I learned to run before I learned to walk. I'm just coming off of a year of injury with plantar faciitis. Platelet therapy did the trick after trying just about everything. 'Google' it if your having the same problem.

Page last modified: 6/24/2008

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