Rob likes to race, and he cares not if the distance is 1 mile or 112 miles (running distance PR); or indeed if the terrain is paved or mountainous; his mode of transport bipedal (foot), bi-wheeled (bike) or bi-planked (skis). Any race, any distance, any terrain, and any activity: he’ll race you.
After running cross country and track in high school and college Rob – the Sexy Hermit – moved on to marathons, triathlons, bike racing, ultramarathons, obstacle course races, & ski mountaineering. Rob has competed in over 250 races, winning foot races from 5K to 50 miles (most recently a 6:19 PR at the Des Planes River Trail Races), as well as wins in triathlon, criterium bike racing, cyclocross, and obstacle course races.
Rob loves running in the mountains, though as a flatlander for most of his life, he finds more success on courses with less elevation gain.