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About Erik Stanley

I am a friendly and loving dude that wants to battle on the trail, ready to win, but also is genuinely concerned for the success and well being of all the other competitors out there. Owner of Austin's premier trail running group - Trail Roots, www.trailroots.com - and I love helping others find their home on the trail. Live in Austin,TX as a professional trail runner, coach, race director, and was an All-American for the University of Texas. http://about.me/erik.stanley

Inaugural Texas Switchback Trail Race

Austin-based Trail Roots is putting on our first ever trail race, happening June 4th in Johnson City! The race offers something for all with a trail 10k, half marathon, and full marathon. We will have a local Austin food truck, Ground Up, Bottom Dollar String band, a local Austin bluegrass band, post run libations provided by Austin’s own Oasis Brewing, and plenty of games for the entire family! There will also be plenty of fresh water in the Flat Creek where you can swim to cool off. More info and registration!

2017-10-19T00:32:10-05:00 Categories: Race Coverage, Trail Races|Tags: , , |

Training on Some of My Favorite Hills in Austin

Learning how to properly run hills can give you the competitive edge needed to pull away from other runners. Here are a few key areas to keep in mind that will help your hill running improve. Practice Find a steep hill near where you live that is similar in grade and length to the hills [...]

Bonus Coverage: Bandera 25K, 50K & 100K Trail Race Recap

It wasn't just livestock shows and cowboy competitions in Bandera this past weekend! Tejas Trails and hundreds of trail runners invaded the area for the 12th annual Bandera 25k, 50k, and 100k. For the fourth year in a row, the Bandera 100k also doubled as the 100k USA Trail Championships and brought in elite runners [...]

2017-10-19T00:43:39-05:00 Categories: Race Coverage, Trail Races|Tags: , |