Team Trot Ambassador Josue Quilliou

Josue Quilliou

1.) What goals do you have, (personal or running related), going into 2016?

As my A-race for 2016 is now over (Bandera 100K), I feel free to jump on new projects and keep having fun! That includes running the awesome TROT races (especially the new ones and the now famous Franklin Mountain Race !) and do 1 or 2 more 100k race. Ideally, I'd like to race on qualifying races for Leadville 100 and Hardrock 100, so I'll work on it in the next few weeks and finalize my calendar. Oh, and I'll probably sign up for a full Ironman distance!

2.) How long have you been running and how did you get into the sport?

I started in 2011 when I moved to Norway. The wild and mountains were just at my door and I just embraced it! Even though I miss the mountains (yeah, Texas is a bit flat...), the friendships that got built with the trail running family in Houston, especially TROT, is so strong and motivational that I keep pushing my limits!

3.) Most recent race/achievement that you are proud of?

Well, my two 100k races are the most awesome experiences that I'm proud of. Habanero 100, where I managed to stay awake, even after 19h of race, and Bandera 100 where I hit the wall and managed to overcome it. Both events were life changing experiences!

4.) What other outdoor pursuits or cross training endeavors do you participate in?

I love triathlon, especially for the cross training aspect of it. A full Ironman distance is a side project for this year.

5.) Other than running and being an amazing human being, whats your day job or what keeps you busy during the day to day?

I'm a safety engineer in the Oil & Gas industry. I'm sitting behind my desk most of the day, that's why I grab any opportunity to get out and run with my friends!