The Story

Preventing Lindsay from biting the curb after winning the 2010 Long Beach International Marathon: Photo Credit LBI

Preventing Lindsay from biting the curb after winning the 2010 Long Beach International Marathon: Photo Credit LBI

Lindsay and I reside, work full-time+, and train in the quintessential mountain town of Mammoth Lakes, CA.  She as a travel agent and student, and myself at Mammoth S.P.O.R.T. Center and Performance Lab, and Cerro Coso Community College.

Positioned at 8,000ft and tucked high into the Eastern Sierra mountain range away from crowds and traffic, Mammoth allows us more time with one another and endless mountain running and backpacking opportunities.  John Muir wrote it perfectly, “Going to the mountains is going home”, and this is where we feel at peace.


Hot Creek Loop

After 17 years in the sport of distance running, including a less than stellar high school career at Rocklin High, moderate success at Chico State University, a trip to the Olympic Trials, and several years as a road junkie chasing marathon standards around the country, I finally succumbed to my inner calling to enter trail racing.

I ran my first trail race in the fall of 2014 and successfully navigated the Flagline 50k course to win the 2014 USATF 50k Trail national title, besting Max King’s course record by 4 minutes, and subsequently was picked up by Nike Trail.

2014 USATF National 50k Trail Champs. Photo Cred: Richard Bolt

2014 USATF National 50k Trail Champs. Photo Cred: Richard Bolt

The trail bug bit hard and over the next  2 months I ran my second 50k and first 50 miler.  I have enjoyed hours on the trail with complete liberty from splits or overall time.  As someone that simply loves to run, this transition has revitalized my passion in the sport.

Thank you to the many people that have graciously welcomed and guided me over the past few months. Lindsay and I now look forward to a 2015 season full of trail and ultra racing both stateside and throughout Europe.  Hope to meet plenty of you along the way.


My faithful crew!

My faithful crew! Cody, Alysse, Linds, Mikey, Moriah


The Stats

Personal Bests

Trail 100 mile: 22:30:28 (UTMB 170k 2016)

Trail 101k: 12:06:56 (UTMB CCC 2015)

Trail 50m: 6:28:47 (TNF50 2014)

Trail 50k: 3:20:20 (2015)

Marathon: 2:18:26 (2011)

1/2 marathon: 1:06:21 (2013)

5000: 14:37 (2013)

3000 SC: 8:56.21 (2013)

1500: 3:59.47 (2007)


Career Highlights

-2016 3rd UTMB 170k, 100 mile debut

-2015 2nd UTMB CCC 101k, 100k debut

-2 Time US Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier

-2015 Team USA IAU Ultra Trail World Championships member

-2014 U.S. 50k Trail National Champion

-Flagline 50k Course Record- Broke Max Kings record by 4 minutes

-2014 and 2015 Sacramento Running Association Ultra Runner of the Year

-2013 Sacramento Running Association Marathoner of the Year

-3 Career sub 2:20 marathons, 5 sub 2:22 marathons

-Three time CCAA steeplechase champion

-5x NCAA DII National Qualifier

High School PR’s

4:31 1600m, 10:28 3200m, 17:11 5000m






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  4. John Bush says:

    Tim, so you run a little :)-
    You were my PT for my torn bicep tendon. Recovery is going well. I’ve decided to do St.George 70.2. Besides, Crall needs some motivation. Like I said running is my weakness, but it’s also going to be my focus going was a pleasure to meet you. I’ll see you on the trail. Just look back, way back 😜. I wish you and your wife continued success. Following you and Strava for motivation, “The mountains are calling, and I must go” John Bush

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