Tom Jackson

Club Member Since 5/10/2010

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City: Rocky Ford State: CO

Favorite Shoe: Asics 2150 Size: 11

Age: 64.9 years old

Marital Status: Married

Family members:
Michelle my wife is also a runner

What I do for work:
I'm a general surgeon at AVRMC in La Junta.

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Wichita KS,Ottawa KS, and since March of this year Rocky Ford.

When I started running and what got me started:
I started to keep in shape for swimming in high school. I restarted after a long absence in 2000.

What does running mean to me:
It is not only a great way to stay in shape but something my wife and I can enjoy together.

Running accomplishments:
Approx. 26 marathons in 12 states

What I like about trail/mountain running:
The Challenge of ever changing terrain and scenery. I also like the slower pace compared to road races.

Favorite running trail and why:
Mt. Verstovia Trail Sitka Alaska. beautiful landscape, a challenging trail, and bears.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Golden Gate Headlands half marathon. A great mix of mountains and beaches with spectacular views of the Pacific and San Francisco.

Best running experience:
Heartland 50 in Cassoday KS-my first true ultra.

Worst running experience:
The Louis and Clark Marathon in St. Charles MO 2008. The race was cancelled midway through due to the effects of hurricane Ike.

Neatest thing found on a run:
Alligators along the St. Johns River in Florida.

Running related bathroom stop story:
I lost a good pair of gloves in the woods. Now I always take an Immodium for long runs.

Running pet peeves:
People that complain about everything during group runs or the "one uppers" that can top any story.

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
not really

Other hobbies and interests:
learning how to take care of the llamas that came with our new house.

Other stuff:
My wife and I signed up for the Barr Trail Mountain Run and need to focus on our transition to mountain running.

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