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Rock/Creek Race Team- Sam Linhoss

2011 Rock/Creek Race Team-

Sam Linhoss


Occupation: Project Manager, Remington Industries

Running is my passion, my adventure, and my escape. There is nothing better than forgetting the fast paced world and hitting the trail to push my body to the limit, converse with fellow trail runners, or just daydream aimlessly.

As Brooks running proclaims “Runn Happy!”

After my collegiate running days at Tennessee Tech University were finished in 2003, I continued to race full throttle – only it was on the competitive cycling scene. After several successful years of cycling, including winning the Tennessee State Championship series in 2006, I decided to unleash the running beast again in mid-2008. I battled through a hamstring issue after the initial switch back to running, but was quickly able to find my running legs by the last quarter of the year to produce some good results in 2008 and carry that momentum into 2009.

Years Running: 16 years

Favorite Trail Race: Rock Creek River Gorge 10.2

Favorite Training Trail: Mullens Cove Loop in Prentice Cooper, Big Daddy on Lookout Mountain, and the Gahuti Trail at Fort Mountain State Park

Lifelong Running Goals:

Boston Marathon (completed April 2010)

Canadian Death Race

TransRockies Run

Thru-Run the entire Cumberland Trail (once completed)

A trail running relay race

Lots more I haven’t dreamed up!

2010 Races and Past Accomplishments:

Boston Marathon
Rock/Creek Stumpjump 50k
Rock/Creek River Gorge 10.2, 4th Overall
Rock/Creek Southern 6
Rock/Creek Lookout Mountain 10k
Fall Creek Falls 15k, 3rd Overall
MSUG Stage Race, 2nd Overall

2009 Races and Past Accomplishments:

Rock/Creek River Gorge 10.2, 3rd Overall
Rock/Creek Scenic City Trail ½ Marathon, 2nd Overall
Rock/Creek Greenway 5 Mile Race, 4th Overall
Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon, 4th Overall
Country Music Marathon
Signal Mountain 10k Pie Run, 3rd Overall
Scenic City ½ Marathon, 5th Overall
Tom King ½ Marathon
Life Without Limits ½ Marathon – Florence, AL
Firecracker 5k – Seattle, WA
Mach Tenn Triathlon
Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon

Rock Creek Lookout Mountain 10k, 1st Overall
Rock Creek Stumpjump 11 Mile, 3rd Overall
Mystery Mountain 12 Mile Trail Race, 2nd Overall
Wild West Relay Team Race, 1st place co-ed 6 person team

Race Calendar for 2011:
Rock Creek Trail Series including:
River Gorge Trail Race
Scenic City Trail Marathon
StumpJump 50k
Upchuck 50k
Rock/Creek Lookout Mountain 50 miler
The remaining races TBD…there are so many to choose from!

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