Chris has been a runner since 1993. He ran cross-country and track at Lassen Junior College and CSU Stanislaus in the late 1990’s. Since then he has competed in hundreds of events on dirt, road, track, and stairs, ranging in distance from less than a mile to 55k.
He has won or placed in many local and regional events, with personal road bests of 15:46 for 5k, and 32:34 for 10k. Chris enjoys both the solitude and camaraderie that running can provide, and also the health benefits, both physical and emotional.
“People ask why I run. I say ‘if you have to ask, you will never understand’. It is something only those selected few know. Those who put themselves through pain, but deep down know what good it feels.”