Eric Ashley Loffland, Rock/Creek Race Team

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ERIC ASHLEY LOFFLAND

Age: 38
Number of years running: 4+
Location: Athens, GA
Occupation: Service Industry

Favorite trail race(s):
Scenic City Trail Marathon, Chattanooga Mountains Stage Race, Oak Mountain 50k, Nueces 50 Mile

Favorite trails to train on:
Cook’s Trail, Athens GA …or ANY, really!

Favorite trail running shoe:
Montrail Bajada

Lifelong running goals:
To continue to love the sport/activity and promote it in a way that gets others involved with the same passion. Also, to win a National Championship event!

Biography:
Born & raised in the great state of Texas. Spent my 30th birthday in Las Vegas with my best friend on a 2 week mountain biking trip, then moved to Athens in 2004. Raced my first ultra in 2008 without having run a marathon first! Finished 4th, got hooked and have been racing ever since.

2012 season summary:
A short list:

Bear Blaster 50k+, 1st place
Twisted Ankle Trail Marathon, 3rd place
Cowtown Ultra 50k, 2nd place
Atlanta Fat Ass 50k, 3rd place
Nueces 50-mile, 11th place
Scenic City Trail Marathon, 5th place
TNF Endurance Challenge 50-mile (Atlanta), 8th place
Wasatch 100-mile, 99th!
Boston Marathon, top 1500

I’ve raced far more races than volunteered for, but plan on volunteering much more in the future.

Proudest running accomplishments:
While I’m personally proud of a lot of my race results, including more than a few wins, I am more proud of spreading the word about running and helping anyone who asks with advice and wisdom. And I am most proud of being a CLEAN ATHLETE.

Planned races for 2013:
Bandera 100k, Scenic City Trail Marathon, Cowtown 50k, Nueces 50-mile, Twisted Ankle Trail Marathon, Publix Marathon, Athens Twilight 5k. I’ll also be selecting 1 or 2 100-mile races for summer/fall, and I’m traveling to Leadville to pace another racer. More races TBD!

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