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THOMAS WHITCOMB

Hometown: Escondido, CA

Background: Began running at the age of 10 for the So Cal Road Runners youth club and never looked back. 4 years of Varsity running while at San Pasqual High School garnered me a spot on the Chico State Cross Country team where I was able to become an All CCAA conference cross country runner and Steeplechaser in track. After graduating with a bachelors degree in History from CSU Chico I began competing for and assisted in leading the Chico Track Club, a post collegiate team based in the USATF Pacific Association in Northern CA, and helped the team win the 2011 Road Series team championship. For the 3 years that I ran for the Chico Track Club I was additionally coaching cross country and track at Chico High School and at Chico State while working on getting a teaching credential and a Masters degree in Kinesiology. Since moving on from collegiate racing I have moved up in distance and  focused my training on the longer races that tend to suit me better.

Racing Competitively Since: 1998

PRs:

1500 m: 4:05 (college)

1600 m: 4:25 (HS)

3000 m: 8:40 (college)

3000 m steeplechase: 9:30 (college)

5000 m: 15:00 (college)

8K: 24:45 (XC, college)

10K: 31:42 (road, 2010)

10 Mile: 50:46 (Chico 10, 2011)

Half Marathon: 1:08:32 (Humboldt Half Marathon, 2011)

Marathon: 2:30:57 (California International Marathon, 2012)

 

The Fun Questions:

Favorite Race: Across the Bay 12K (San Francisco, CA), Willamette XC Invitational

Favorite Workout: 3 mile, 2 mile, 1 mile on the track, 2 minutes rest between each, or 6 x mile repeats, 2 min rest

Words to Live By: "I plan to be running as long as I can and have no plans to stop." -Frank Shorter

Why I Choose to Run for PRT: I chose PRT because I wanted to compete for a club that was organized, competitive, dedicated, and most importantly fun to be a part of. PRT has all of these qualities and the added bonus of Brian Culley's rugged good looks.

What I Like to Do Besides Running: I don't understand the question.....