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.

I've been racing competitively since: 1998

1500: 4:05 (College)
1600: 4:25 (HS)
3000: 8:40 (College)
Steeple: 9:30 (College)
5000: 15:00 (College) 
8k XC: 24:45 (College) 
10K: 31:42 (Road 2010) 
10 Mile: 50:46 (2011) Chico 10
1/2 Marathon: 1:08:32 (2011) Humboldt Half Marathon
Marathon: 2:30:57 2012 California International Marathon

Favorite Race(s): Across the Bay 12K (San Francisco, CA), Willamette XC Invitational
Favorite Workout: 3mile, 2mile, 1mile on the track, 2 minutes rest between each, or 6xmile 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 you chose 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 apart 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.....