What is your favorite race, and why
Mountain Mist 50K, there is no "why" there is only Mountain Mist.
What has been your most interesting race experience (give details)?
The Last Annual Vol-State 500K Road Race. I have completed this epic event 4 times. It has extreme highs and lows, miserable conditions, traffic, heat, sleep deprivation, and great feelings of accomplishment.
What is your proudest running moment?
Winning Huntsville's very first ultra in 1995, Mountain Mist, and of course I am happy each year I complete it to extend my steak of finishing them all.
What is your favorite quote, and why?
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us"
I have been running competitively for over 30 years (ultramarathons for almost 25 years) and while I cannot stride out like I once could, I still enjoy the camaraderie of competition. Being raised in a rural farming community by my hardworking grandparents certainly shaped me into the person I am today. Thanks to their instilling the heritage of a hard work ethic and Dink Taylor's influence on me to channel my energy into ultras, I have both wanted to thank them and strangle them at the same time :). Work hard, smile often, thank volunteers, and always be gracious in your endeavors.