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My Running Resume


972 N Davidson Canyon Rd
Vail, Arizona 85641
Age: 44 DOB 30May1967

The majority of my athletic endeavors have been in the sport of endurance running. I started running in high school cross country and track in the early 1980s. I enlisted into the United States Marine Corps and then joined the Army National Guard in 1989 where I have worked full-time for 26 years. Currently I am employed with the Arizona Army National Guard in Tucson as an Armament Officer for an attack aircraft maintenance battalion.

I have been a member of the All-National Guard Marathon Team since 1992. I started running for the team as part of the Minnesota National Guard and then moved to Arizona in 1994. I travel extensively with the Guard team and compete in the marathon, half-marathon and relay team competitions. I also have competed on the Guard’s Biathlon and Pentathlon teams. I am a trained and practicing Army Master Fitness Trainer. I evaluate soldiers who cannot meet physical fitness and/or weight standards and then provide a training schedule and monitor their progress.

I started running ultra-distance races in 1997 and have completed in over 60 events since then. I am active in the running community as a member of the Tucson Trail Runners. I have written many trail and race reviews as well as training articles. My interests also include reading books, camping and gardening. My wife Trish, and I have been married 15 years. She is an avid runner also. We travel throughout the Western U.S. mainly and experience what the outdoors has to offer. We purchased a fitness center franchise and have plans to open the business in our home area of Vail in the near future.

Personal Records:
Distance Time Year
1600               4:32         1995
2 mile              9:34         1997
5K                 14:53        1996
10K               32:10        1994
13.1 Mile       1:10:02     1998
Marathon       2:33:28     1997
50K               3:35          2003
50 Mile          6:43          1998
100 Mile        22:55        2008

I am 5 foot 8 inches tall and weigh 160 pounds. I focus on strength and endurance training and overall body fitness. My main goal is staying healthy and longevity in competitive running. Currently I am focusing on leg turnover and training to run sub 1:20 in the half marathon leading to a 2:45 in the full marathon as a Masters division runner. Some past wins and high placements are listed below:

1992 – Vadnais Heights 10K, MN                                                            1st
1994 – Tucson Jewish Community Center 10K, AZ                                   1st
1994 – National Guard Veterans Day 5K, Phoenix, AZ                             1st
1995 – National Guard Veterans Day 5K, Phoenix, AZ                             1st
1995 – Jesse Owens 1-mile Award / Phoenix New Times 10K                  1st
1996 – Mica Mountain Marathon, Tucson, AZ                                          1st
1996 – Special Olympics Benefit 5K, Tucson, AZ                                     1st
1996 – National Guard Veterans Day 5K, Phoenix, AZ                             1st
1997 – Mica Mountain Marathon, Tucson, AZ                                          1st
1997 – Crown King 50K, Crown King, Arizona (4:35)                             1st
1997 – Lincoln Marathon, Lincoln, Nebraska (2:33)                                 3rd
1997 – Air Force Marathon, Dayton, Ohio (2:36)                                     6th
1997 – Mazatzals Trail Race 18M, Sunflower, Arizona                             1st
1997 – National Guard Veterans Day 5K, Phoenix, AZ                            1st
1998 – Disney Half-Marathon, Orlando, Florida (1:14)                             4th
1998 – Tucson Half-Marathon, Tucson, Arizona (1:10)                             1st
1998 – Sunmart 50 Mile, Huntsville, Texas (6:43)                                     5th
2000 – Across the Years 24 hr, Queen Creek, Arizona 92 miles               8th
2000 – 4th of July 10K, Chester, California                                              2nd
2001 – Afton 50K, Afton, Minnesota (4:37)                                             4th
2001 – El Tour 10K, Tucson, Arizona (35:10)                                          3rd
2001 – Mica Mountain Marathon, Tucson, AZ                                         1st
2003 – Pemberton 50K, Fountain Hills, Arizona (3:35)                             2nd
2003 – Crown King 50 Mile, Crown King, Arizona (8:16)                        1st
2003 – Lost Dutchman Marathon, Apache Junction, AZ (2:48)                 4th
2003 – Tahoe Rim Trail 50 Mile, Tahoe City, Nevada (9:02)                    2nd
2004 – Davis Monthan AFB 5K, AZ                                                        1st
2004 – Grasslands 50 Mile, Decatur, Texas (7:17)                                    3rd 
2005 – Spring Cross Country Classic 5K, AZ                                           1st
2005 – Tombstone 10K, Tombstone, Arizona                                           1st
2005 – Sole Run 50K, Oracle, Arizona                                                     2nd
2006 – Bear Creek 50K, Lynchburg, Virginia (4:55)                                 1st
2006 – Choc-o-Bunny 50K, VA                                                              1st
2006 – Mica Mountain Marathon, Tucson, AZ                                         1st
2006 – Moose Mountain Marathon, Superior, Minnesota                         4th
2008 – St. Jude Memphis Half-Marathon, Memphis, Tennessee               1st Age Group
2008 – Prescott 4th of July 10K, Masters Winner, AZ                             2nd overall
2009 – Tanque Verde Tech Trek 10K, AZ                                              1st
2009 – Pemberton 50K, Masters Winner, Fountain Hills, AZ                   2nd overall
2010 – Run w/Donna for Breast Cancer Half-Marathon, FL                     Masters Winner
2010 – Nogales Half-Marathon, AZ                                                         1st
2010 – Mica Mountain Marathon, Tucson, AZ                                         1st

100-Mile Completions

2006 – Western States 100 Mile, Squaw Valley, Nevada                        24:35    55th out of 399
2007 – Wasatch 100 Mile, Salt Lake City, Utah                                      30:15    56th out of 236
2008 – Javelina 100 Mile, Fountain Hills, Arizona                                    22:55    17th out of 147
2009 – Bear 100, Logan, Utah                                                                30:38    44th out of 134

This is just a partial list of top finishes in a variety of locations. If not a top ten finisher then I always place in my age group especially now that I am over 40 years old. I have travelled to and competed in many other locations such as Helsinki, Finland; Juneau, Alaska; Kauai, Hawaii; Saskatchewan, Canada and Nijmegan, Holland.

I am planning several events over the next couple of years to include Hardrock 100, Silverton, Colorado; Angeles Crest 100 in Southern California; Leadville 100 in Colorado; and to continue competing for the National Guard. I captained a 9-person, 204 mile relay team in 2011 at the Texas Independence Relay; we placed 4th out of 135 teams and won the “Honorary Texan” award. As you can see, I have a wide variety of experience, exposure, and talent in the running community. Hopefully I can provide what your company is looking for in a representative. Thank you.