Hometown: Long Beach, CA

Derek Bradley

Background: Grew up playing water polo.  My college polo coach in San Luis Obispo used to make us run a few mornings a week on the local JC cross country course -- way more fun than swimming!

I've been racing competitively since about 2006.  But "competitively" from a runner's perspective since 2010.

PRs: 

10K - 32:27 (2012, Coronado 10k)
5K - 14:58 (2012, Encinitas 5K)
Half Marathon - 1:10:47 (2012, San Diego Petco Half)

Favorite Race: Avenue of the Giants Marathon/Half Marathon (Eureka, CA)

Favorite Workout: Anything on a track is still new and exciting...  But probably gotta go with anything over an hour and hard in the middle of nowhere.

Words To Live By: What would you attempt to do today if you knew you could not fail?

Why you choose to run for PRT:  My wife talked me into joining a local team...  One of the better decisions of my adult life...  Great group, good times and a supportive environment.

What I like to do besides running... Camping, road trips, cooking, mountain biking, breakfast with my wife.