Rough Creek Trail Run
10K / Half Marathon / Marathon / 40 Miler
Saturday, September 21, 2019

Rough Creek's "Meet The Winners"

All Past Winners Featured: Nicole Kalogeropoulos | EJ Gonzalez | Steven Moore | Brian Hopton-Jones | Matthew Crownover

#3 in the Series: Steven Moore

When your running résumé includes course records at Mogollon Monster 100 & Cactus Rose 100, there is plenty for the rest of us as trail runners to learn from that individual. INKnBURN Ambassador Steven Moore has been putting down winning performances for years in a variety of ultramarathons all over the United States, but this Austin-based runner can often be found here at home at lots of Texas trail races. Steven’s featured here because he was also the 40 miler overall winner in 2014, and he shares his thoughts on Rough Creek with all of us.




1) Why should runners be interested in running Rough Creek?

“2014 was a big running year for me (3x100s plus others!) and I just couldn't seem to turn down a race. I'd heard about the Rusty Crown and wanted to get in another long run before racing Palo Duro in October so the timing was right to join in the fun. It sounded like a really cool ranch with some varied terrain and the drive was easy.”

2) What advice do you have for runners to be successful at Rough Creek?

“It will get hot. 2014 started pretty muggy but the sun broke out later and took its toll on many. 40 miles is a long race in that kind of heat on that terrain. The 3 lap format for the 40mi works well to help runners restock and regroup each time. Get ready mentally, picture the steepest climb you've ever done and double it. The ups and downs are short but for realz!”

3) Tell us a memory from your race at Rough Creek.

“I drove up Friday night and slept on a cot under the stars at the race start. My wake-up call was a nearby cow and the sprinkles that began falling before sunrise.”

While you may not be winning the longest distance at our race like Steven did, you are guaranteed to have a challenge and a fun time among all your trailrunning friends, and with Steven's advice, you too can have a great race day!


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