Archive for the ‘Featured Runners’ Category

Featured Runner “Bob Hall” June 2017

Meet Bob Hall, married to Cathy Schmalz Hall, father of three children, Robert, Jessica & Matt. Grandfather of four of Jessica’s children; Aubrey, Jordan, Micah & Jalen. Bob’s first long run (to him) was a Half Marathon in 2011, he ran with his daughter Jessica, in Warrensburg Missouri, where he ran the whole race and […]


Featured Runner “Adele Jordan” May 2017

Meet Adele Concepcion Garcia Jordan! Born to Carmen and James and is the youngest of five girls. She has three nieces and one nephew, family is significant to Adele. Her first marathon was the Marine Corp Marathon in Washington DC in 2006! Adele wanted to do the NYC marathon one year but didn’t get selected […]


Featured Runner “Christopher Benjamin” April 2017

Christopher Benjamin is a running enthusiast from Missouri who has run over 50 marathons and ultramarathons. In 2014 Chris finished the Badwater 135 mile ultra run in 17th place. He also ran 100-mile races in Vermont, Kansas, the Outer Banks in North Carolina, and the Florida Keys, as well as a 127-mile slog along the […]


Featured Runner “Jaclyn Long” March 2017

Jaclyn Long (in her own words): I am a single mother, (I was married for 11 years.) I have 3 amazing kids, so finding the time to run and train has not been easy, but I will say, “if you want it bad enough, then it can be done.” I give up sleep to train. […]


Featured Runner “Zach Adams” February 2017

Zach Adams pretends to be a white-collar corporate zombie Monday thru Friday in order to afford race entries, but is much happier writing columns for Ultrarunning Magazine, or blogging at, and proudly cut his “ultrarunning-writing-chops” back in 2013, blogging and writing for our newsletter, right here at Writing and playing Dungeons and Dragons are his […]


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