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Matt Sims, Rock/Creek Race Team


Age: 40
Number of years running: 13
Location: Signal Mountain, TN
Occupation: Patagonia sales rep

Favorite Trail Race(s):
Cheaha 50k, Rock/Creek StumpJump 50k, Upchuck 50k

Favorite trails to train on:
The trails outside my front door.

Favorite trail running shoe:
I don’t know man, I share the love. Montrail Rogue Racer right now.

Lifelong running goals:
I just want to run forever, is that too much to ask?

There I was, half naked in 3” inseam running shorts. I run a bit, limp a bit, complain a lot to anyone that will listen. Quit running, take up rock climbing, hurt myself probably soon doing that and hopefully run again. Repeat this for 12 years.

2012 season summary:

Proudest running accomplishments:

Planned races for 2013:

Quote that Jeff is leaving in here from my old bio, because it’s hilarious:
“Work hard and play hard. Don’t waste your time doing Yoga.”

Really good article about training for your first 50k:
Make the Rock/Creek StumpJump your first 50k, by Matt Sims