Jacob Bradley, Rock/Creek Race Team

JACOB BRADLEY

Age: 21
Number of years running: 11
Location: Ringgold, GA
Occupation: College student & Rock/Creek employee

Favorite trail race(s):
Rock/Creek StumpJump 11-mile & Lookout 10k

Favorite trails to train on:
Red trail at Chickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield

Favorite trail running shoe(s):
The North Face Singletrack Hayasa

Lifelong running goals: To run in the Olympics

Biography:
I was born and raised in Ringgold, Georgia. I ran my first race on Thanksgiving morning in 1995 and haven’t stopped racing since. I started running because my dad is a runner and I wanted to be just as fast as him. My older brother, Josh Bradley, is also a runner, so I practiced with him a lot. I ran cross country and track throughout middle school, high school, and three semesters at Bryan College.

I grew up running around the Chickamauga Battlefield, on the trails, and that is where my passion for trail running comes from. I’d rather run rolling hills than flat, and I have always been able to run hard up hills. No matter what, I always try to push myself to do better.

2011 season summary:
2011 Southern 6 – 1st place, 25:54 Course Record
2011 Rock Creek River Gorge 10.2 – 2nd place, 1:10:08 Course Record
2011 Rock/Creek Scenic City 1/2 Marathon – 3rd place, 1:21:15
2011 Greenway 5 miler – 3rd place, 30:45
2011 Stump Jump 11 miler – 1st, 1:21:14
2011 Sports Barn Turkey Trot 8k – 5th overall 27:22
2011 Lookout Mt. 10k – 2nd, 36:24

Proudest running accomplishments:
Running in the 2009 NAIA National Championships in Vancouver

Planned races for 2012:
Southern 6 in February
River Gorge 10.2 March
Scenic City Trail 1/2 Marathon May
Cranmore Hill Climb (USA Men Team Qualifier) June (Hoping)
USA 10k trail nationals August
StumpJump 11 miler October
Chickamauga 1/2 Marathon November
Turkey Trot 8k November
Lookout Mtn. 10k December