Friday, February 19, 2016

Team Colorado Welcomes Amanda "Smash'em" Basham --you better get out your helmets!

Name: Amanda "Smash'em Basham

Age: 26 years young

Hometown: Sweet Home...

Current residence: Manitou Springs, CO! 

Sponsors: Nike Trail, Nathan Sports, My Healtheats, VFuel

Personal Bests: 8 hours, 11 minutes at Cayuga Trails 50. I’ve ran faster 50’s but time is irrelevant from race to race. This one was by far my best accomplishment.

Notable Achievements: 2015 USATF 50 Mile Trail Champion, 2015 Squamish 50 – 3rd female, 2015 Speedgoat 50k – 4th female

Goals for 2016 and beyond: Top 2 at 2016 Gorge Waterfalls 100k (Get that golden ticket!) & 2016 Cayuga Trails 50 Champion!

Favorite trails: The Incline (Manitou Springs), Mesa Trail (Boulder, CO), Coastal Trail (Marin Headlands) & anything in the Wasatch Mountains.

Favorite workout: 800’s on the track. It feels good to run fast on a flat surface once in awhile.

Favorite races: The North Face 50 San Fran, Speedgoat 50k (in a very masochistic way). Portland Trail Series (Go Beyond Racing is the!)

Favorite beer: None. I prefer cider or Pinot Noir.


Why Trail/Mountain/Ultra Running?: Why not?!