Ken Holmes

Club Member Since 6/26/2005

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Ken Holmes - It's Tough Running As You Get Older But It's Better Than Doing Nothing!
It's Tough Running As You Get Older But It's Better Than Doing Nothing!

City: Colorado Springs State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Asics Size: 12

Age: 75.9 years old

Marital Status: Married

Family members:
Enjoy living here in Co Springs with my wife, Diane, and our empty-nest "child", Geranimo. (lab/border collie mix)
I'm orginally from Toronto, Ontario, and Diane is from South Carolina. We have 5 grown children between us. Two married living in Edmonton, Alberta. Two married and living near Salt Lake City, and another one in South Carolina. We also have three grands....two little girls; Taylor and Peyton in Utah, and a little boy, Nathan in Edmonton.
We love to travel, and I always manage to find a race wherever we go!

What I do for work:
I teach Cisco Networking and Website Design at Mitchell High School here in Colorado Springs.

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
I've lived in Toronto, Calgary, Denver, South Carolina just to name a few. My wife has family in South Carolina, and I enjoy the beaches there, also the great trails in the upstate.
Love the Pikes Peak area, with the Santa Fe Trail, Barr Trail, and Palmer Park just to name a few of my favorite running areas.
We like the mountains, and the great people here.

When I started running and what got me started:
I started running about 20 years ago. I love the outdoors, and staying physically fit.

What does running mean to me:
Being able to reach goals I set for myself, and feeling so great after completing a run.Also running is keeping my body from becoming stiff due to arthritis in my knees and feet. (from years of contruction work)

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
In my early days have run 11 marathons. I've done and still do many 1/2 marathons, with one of my favorites being the Idaho Falls/Georgetown. I like 10K's the best, and 5K's probably the least. I have so many favorites, don't know where to begin. One of the most challenging runs I did was the Alfred Packer at Chatfield Resevoir a few years ago. Quite an accomplishment to just finish!
I did the Pikes Peak Ascent in 2006. Time was 6 hours and 40 minutes. I was not prepared for the lack of oxygen after the 10 mile mark. Now I know why nothing grows there!!!! Next year I plan to complete it before the cutoff.

What I like about trail/mountain running:
Always a challenge, and every trail is so different.

Favorite running trail and why:
Tough to answer which would be my favorite.
I really enjoy the Santa Fe Trail all year though.

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