team trot athletes

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! 

Meet Team TROT Ambassador Mark Gehringer

 Marc "The Real Deal" Gehringer

Mark Gehringer

 

1)     What goals do you have, (personal or running related), going into 2016? Be a stronger runner by focusing on: daily nutrition, weekly speed work, gym/core work 2x/week.  Measurement of this goal will be reflected in how I am physically feeling a the end of long ultras later in the year.

 

2) How long have you been running and how did you get into the sport? I have been running my entire life.  It has always been a part of me and an identity for me.  In 3rd grade I ran and won my first spring and became the class "fast kid". In the 4th grade I won my first trophy (21st place overall) for the cross country season.  Ran in jeans and Stadia brand shoes back then.

 

3) Most recent race/achievement that you are proud of? I am most proud of my 2nd 100 mile race finish in 2015 at Brazos Bend 100.  It was special because I DNFed the same race in 2014.

 

4) What other outdoor pursuits or cross training endeavors do you participate in? I love camping.  I do more RV camping now with the family, but I have always loved tenting and cooking over an open flame all weekend.

Meet Team TROT Ambassador Venus Turner

VENUS TURNER

1.) What goals do you have, (personal or running related), going into 2016?
Personal- going back to school
Running- I want to run my first 100k and my first 100 miler. Run more 50 milers and of course improve my times.
Will be running road races such as The Woodlands Marathon, TIR Relay and Mexico City Marathon.

2.) How long have you been running and how did you get into the sport?
I've been running 7 years the first 4 1/2 years I was a recreational runner and never ran a race before. Everything changed once I ran my first 5k. I started running as part of warm up at a boot camp class I took. I didn't know I was going to like running. After I finished the class I'd go a run around the neighborhood. Started by running a mile and increased the distance until I was able to run 6 miles everyday. It's funny because I was embarrassed to run in shorts and tank tops so I'd wear sweat pants and short sleeve shirts.

3.) Most recent race/achievement that you are proud of?
My first 50 mile race made me feel so proud of myself and of that big accomplishment.

4.) What other outdoor pursuits or cross training endeavors do you participate in?
I have been training at the gym with free weights and a personal trainer.

5.) Other than running and being an amazing human being, whats your day job or what keeps you busy during the day to day? Another one of the things I love as much as running is cooking! I love cooking and being able to create dishes and play with the flavors of the food! That keeps me busy.

Trail Racing Over Texas announces 2016 Trot Ambassadors

Trail Racing Over Texas Announces  2016 TROT Ambassadors

We are excited this year to add 16 amazing ambassadors to the TEAM TROT family. We searched the lone star state for over 4 months to find some great runner who love the trails, the community and TROT. One the dust settled and the applications piled up we began our search. 

We wanted to build our Ambassador program similar to the way we built our TROT TEAM. We were looking for amazing runners that were humble, hard working and really defined a true trail runner. A trail runner is someone who respects nature, his fellow runner and themselves. 

Once we had made our decision we emailed them all and set the balls in motion that would leave to the Nov 2nd unveiling of the 2016 TROT Ambassadors. We are proud to be partnering with all of these athletes and can't wait to be behind them all year long. 

Pictured above from Top L-Bottom R

Row 1: Brian Corbett, Carmen Martinez, Crystal Torres, Dawn Burris

Row 2: James Torres, James Villanueva, Josue Quillou, Marc Henn

Row 3: Mark Gehringer, Mark Kenney, Michelle Gochis, Peter Muessig

Row 4: Rachel Adamson, Santago Morales, Stephen Moore, Venus Turner

Trail Racing Over Texas Ambassador Program

TROT AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

So you want to be a TROT ambassador? Well good thing is that we are looking for about 10 ambassadors for the end of the 2015 and full 2016 year. We are looking for people who love trail running , TROT and giving back to the trails. We are seeking great trail runners from all over to fill the ambassador team and share the TROT love all over the Lone Star State! 

We will be looking for exceptional people who love the trails, the community and Trail Racing Over Texas brand. 

We are accepting applications from June 1st through October 1st. We will then go through the applications and pick our ambassadors for the 2016 race season. 

Click HERE to APPLY!!