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Desert RATS Bio 2018 – Sheryl Collmer

Stage Race Sunday! Who’s coming to play in the desert this year?

Sheryl Collmer hails from Plano, TX and hopes to bring her experience as staff from the Trans-Pecos desert stage race to the Kokopelli as a runner this year!

Marital Status: Single

Number of Children: 0

Occupation: Writer / Speaker / Accountant

Years running: 20

Years running ultras: 9

Ultras I have done: JFK50, American River, Run on the Sly, North Face Endurance, Kansas Ultra Festival, various Pacific Coast trail races

Favorite race and why: Favorite (so far) is Trans-Pecos Ultra, even though my experience on it was as a volunteer and staff. Gorgeous surroundings, rugged experience, loved it!

Best results in races: There was “then” and there’s “now” (with 2 foot surgeries in between) Best 50K was my first one: 6:25.

Tell us something about yourself, running related or other: Love love love to write, and have published race reports as well as feature stories in UltraRunning magazine.

What’s your favorite way to train for Desert RATS: I’ll train with back-to-back long runs, and use other ultra races as my super-long-runs.

What are your goals for Desert RATS: Enjoy the beauty of the desert and the company of some good friends. I hope and plan to have enough training under my belt that I can purely enjoy the mileage each day. This race occurs in one of my favorite parts of the world!

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