Name: Tom Ferris
Where were you born and raised? Boulder Colorado
When did you begin running? 2009
How did you get started running? Tried to outrun a cop and it didn’t work, still can’t outrun them (Jim)! Actually was challenged to run a Pat’s Run, thought I should practice, couldn’t run a ¼ mile without stopping. Ended up running Pat’s without stopping, finish lines are cool.
Favorite distance to run: ½ marathons
Favorite race: Anything Ragnar, especially trails, social running is my favorite
Favorite Track N Trail event: Bob & Carla’s Crazy Run’s, Grand Canyon Rim2Rim2Rim
Favorite place to run: Trails, right now loving San Tan. Running in the dark is cool too!
Favorite Quote: “Don’t Pass Me…I’m Not In Your Age Group”
Favorite Song to Listen to while running: Endless Love, by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross, oops, I mean Burn it to the Ground, Nickleback
If you could run anywhere in the world where would it be? New Zealand (which I did), probably the most beautiful place on earth I have been. Boston (in my dreams)
Other Hobbies: dogs, traveling the world, bowling, craft beer
Advice for new runners: Listen to Jim and Linda, find your own motivation, make running fun; don’t stress over it, or your time. Listen to your body and give it a break when it tells you.