Meet the Durango Running Team
The Durango Running Team is in place to support the training, racing, and adventuring efforts of the competitively focused runners that live in Durango, CO. We hope that in doing so, we are able to assemble a community of supportive athletes with similar ambition while also representing and giving back to the beautiful mountain town we call home.
I spent a lot of my childhood running (literally) late. Combined with being very competitive, this meant that I ended up doing well at a school cross country race when I was 13 and being picked for the team. The rest, as they say, is history. I ran at University in the UK, was offered a scholarship to run at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque (for a sun-deprived Brit this was an easy sell.) While at college, I met my now husband, ran a bit more (and did some work) back in the UK while I waited a tediously long time for a visa and eventually ended up in Durango by way of Salt Lake City. I thought running a marathon was massive until I moved here and met a bunch of crazy people who convinced me that running more than a marathon was a perfectly normal thing to do. I also discovered that it's easy to want to run a long way when you have miles of trails on your doorstep. I completed my first ultra in 2017 and have at least one more planned for 2018.Read Bio
I grew up in the flatlands of Chicago, traveling out West for family vacations each year and leaving feeling like I was meant to stay. I stuck around in Chicago for college, running Cross Country and Track at North Central College for the duration of my four years there. Upon graduating I bounced around the United States, living in Tucson, AZ, Savannah, GA, and back to Naperville, IL for graduate school. During this transition time, running took a back seat in my life. It wasn't until moving out to Durango, CO a few years ago that I felt a revitalization via trail running, racing, and adventuring. I work at Fort Lewis College and spend most of my adventure time running, mountain biking, or doing something new and/or stupid with my friends and teammates.Read Bio
I began running cross country in early high school at Coronado in Colorado Springs. By my junior year track and cross country had become a major part of my life. I signed with Fort Lewis College, a NCAA D2 Cross Country program where i competed for four seasons (2012-2015). Following my college career, to the persuasion of my peers, I began running trail races. This allowed me to combine my love of nature and suffering. I am still trying to figure out what the heck I am doing.Read Bio