Ed has a strong passion for trail running and can often be found running the trails in the hills and mountains west of Fort Collins. As someone who loves introducing others to the world of trail running, he is active in organizing local trail runs. He is a self-professed technology geek, and loves to share his knowledge of training and racing with runners new and old while out on the trail.
Ed’s path to trail running started with track running, shorter-distance road racing and duathlons. He had a good amount of success in those types of races, at one point achieving overall or age-division wins in seven consecutive races around Colorado.
In recent years, Ed has shifted his focus to trail running and racing. He had some initial success in shorter trail races, winning the master’s division at the inaugural running of the Black Squirrel Trail Half Marathon in 2013. However, he was hit with a potentially career-ending injury in 2015 when he went down on his bike and suffered a complete fracture of his femur. Not one to back away from a challenge, he refused to accept the possibility that he may never run again or get back to his old form. Instead, the setback motivated him more, and he made it his goal to get faster than ever, best his pre-surgery bests, and move onto longer distances.
In 2017, Ed transitioned to ultrarunning. Since that time, he’s completed eight ultra events, has twice completed our Gnar Slam series, took first overall and set the course record at the Sangre de Cristo 100k, picked up nine age-group wins in various trail races, and set three age-group course records. This, with three screws still holding his femur together.
- April – Desert R.A.T.S. 50k
- May – Quad Rock 25mi
- May – Bryce Canyon 60k
- July – Never Summer 100k
- Oct – Broken Arrow 52k