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!