Lance Steele, Rock/Creek Race Team
Number of years running: Competitively, 8
Location: Ringgold, GA
Occupation: Land-clearing contractor
Favorite trail race(s):
Rock/Creek StumpJump 50k
Favorite trails to train on:
Mullens Cove loop in Prentice-Cooper WMA (the R/C River Gorge 10.2 course)
Favorite trail running shoe(s):
Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2
Lifelong running goals:
I just want to be able to run when I’m a really old man.
Throughout my childhood to the present, athletic competition has always played a huge role in my life. Out of all the hobbies I’ve ever had, from playing basketball to off road motorcycle racing and participating in triathlons, trail running is by far my favorite. The road gets boring and the trails never do. Without a doubt the best thing about trail racing is being with all my great friends, and the thrill of competing isn’t too bad either.
2012 season summary:
Rock/Creek Scenic City Trail Marathon, 12th place
Rock/Creek Chattanooga Mountains Stage Race, 18th place
Rock/Creek StumpJump 50k, 22nd place
Proudest running accomplishments:
I guess my best overall finishes in my toughest races would be my proudest accomplishments. 6th o/a 2009 Chattanooga Mnt. Stage race, 2010 3rd o/a Land Between The Lakes 60K, 2010 8th o/a Lookout Mnt. 50 miler, 2010 10th o/a Stump Jump 50K, 2011 6th o/a Black Warrior 50K, and 2011 8th o/a 7 Bridges Marathon.
Planned races for 2013: