Rob likes to race, and he cares not if the distance is 1 mile or 112 miles (running distance P.R.); or indeed if the terrain is paved or mountainous; or whether the mode of transport is 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 (recently a 6:19 P.R. at the Des Planes River Trail Races), as well as wins in triathlon, criterium bike racing, cyclocross, and obstacle course races. In 2017, Rob raced every common middle/long/ultra distance: 1 mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon, 50K, 50 Mile, 100K, 100 Mile, 12 Hour, 24 Hour.
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.