We thought you’d like to know a bit about those folks who contribute to making iRunFar your source for mud, mountains, miles, and more. If you’re interested in contributing any of your various talents to iRunFar, please take a look below.
iRunFar’s Fulltime Editors
Bryon Powell — Editor-in-Chief
Bryon Powell’s been trail running since 1992, ultrarunning since 2002, and publishing iRunFar since 2006. While Bryon has written or edited 1,000s of articles on the site, his primary role these days is to make iRunFar happen. He’s also written the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and, with Meghan Hicks (see below), Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running along with numerous magazine articles. You can read more about Bryon Powell.
Meghan Hicks — Senior Editor
Meghan plays the role of wrangling iRunFar’s written word, working with writers as they create work, and managing the editorial process for each published article. Additionally, she frequently pens articles, provides onsite coverage of many events, and more. Recently, she wrote Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running with Bryon Powell. You can read more about Meghan Hicks.
iRunFar’s Contributors and Columnists
Andy Jones-Wilkins — Editorialist
AJW’s Taproom is proof that some of the world’s best ideas are formed over a pint (or three) of beer. Long-time ultrarunner and blogger, Andy Jones-Wilkins provides iRunFar with weekly editorial perspective. AJW brings all of us together with his analytical and reflective pieces that spark discussion on a wide variety of topics.
Mauricio Pagliacci — Editor Argentino
La voz español de iRunFar. Mauri Pagliacci translates various iRF materials into Spanish. He’s also a frequent field correspondent at races from Argentina to Alaska, from Spain to Squaw Valley.
Tom Caughlan — Gear Editor
Tom Caughlan is one of iRunFar’s core gear reviewers. Tom’s passion for trail running and specialty running retail experience shine through in all of his highly technical reviews.
Travis Liles — Video Review Editor
Trail Trials with Travis Liles provides iRunFar video-based gear reviews. We first learned of Travis when he interviewed iRF’s Bryon Powell in 2008, when Travis was creating at FlatlandUltras.com. Between that venture and its successor, RunTheUltras.com, he established himself as the best source to trail running gear video reviews. Travis’s first contributions to iRunFar were some written pieces and he continues to pen some more from time to time.
Kristin Zosel — Kristin joined the iRunFar team as its trascriptionist, so she’s the one you can thank when you read the text version of iRunFar’s video content while you’re, uh, “working.” Her role has expanded to include gear reviews and race coverage.
Jessica Campbell — Jessica sheds light on the everyday heros in our sport with her monthly WeRunFar column.
Joe Grant — You’ve been reading Joe’s From My Doorstep monthly column since the start of 2013.
Dakota Jones — Dakota’s regularly contributed his insights to iRunFar for a full five years now!
Aliza Lapierre — Aliza shares her thoughts in her eponymous column.
Zach Miller — In Finding Words, Zach shares his experiences, often as lessons from which we can all learn.
Justin Mock — Justin writes iRunFar’s weekly racing update, This Week in Running.
Ian Torrence — Loooongtime ultrarunner shares his running and coaching experience in his Your Ultra-Training Bag of Tricks column.
The Trail Sisters, Gina Lucrezi, Pam Smith, and Liza Howard — These three ladies share their perspective on the sports in Trail Sisters. Ashley Arnold previously contributed to the column.
Joe Uhan — For five years, Joe has shared his insights into sports physiology with his monthly Stay the Course column.
Rhielle Widders — Rhielle gives guidance to newer trail runners in her column, Blaze a Trail.
Ellie Greenwood — Ellie occasionally penned a Chicks Corner article for iRunFar, while she now assists with iRF’s race coverage
Paper Moustache — Ale and Sara at Paper Moustache created iRunFar’s new logo and redesigned our website!
Andrew Titus — Andrew occasionally drops an equisitively written piece on iRunFar’s audience.
Race Coverage Team
Travis Trampe and Kim Wrinkle — Frequent field correspondents at races in the US.
Ian Campbell (UK), Tim Peeters (Belgium), Miguelito (Spain-Canary Islands), and the Koalas (Spain-Catalunya) — Frequent field correspondents at European races.
Kirsten Kortebein — Kirsten is iRunFar’s intrepid photographer and occasional field reporter around the world.
Koichi Iwasa (Japan), Rachel Jacqueline (Hong Kong), Paul Charteris (NZ), and Kerry Suter (NZ) — Occasional field correspondents at races in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.
Previous Contributors and Saviors
The following individuals have made key contributors, whether long-term or in the moment, that greatly assisted in making iRunFar what it is today. Many thanks to you all!
- Tony Portera was the original voice behind This Week in Running or TWIR.
- Elyse Braner became iRunFar’s first female columnist when she started writing Elyse’s Closet back in late 2008. It should also be noted that she was an inspirational example for Bryon Powell‘s move to make trail running his profession.
- Mitchell Goodman provided iRunFar with the most excitement it saw in 2009 by being the brains that made the Western States 100 prediction contest possible. He repeated the effort every year through 2015.
- Brad Koenig and John McAlister were great technical advisors as iRunFar moved from its Blogger roots to WordPress in the winter of 2009-10.
- Robbie Lawless — For three years, Robbie shared his Run Tramp Interviews with iRunFar and the world.
- EJ Murphy — EJ provided iRunFar’s only comic to date, Happy Trails.
- Allison Pattillo wrote our Non-Gear Girl column. She now writer for Competitor, Women’s Running, and more.
- Paul Petch has provided iRunFar with graphic designs ranging from column logos to ads.
- Geoff Roes penned a column on his evolving relationship with running for four years.
- Brendan Trimboli made a difference you can see, literally, as he created iRF’s Non-Gear Girl, This Week In Running, and Elyse’s Closet logos.
Become a Contributor
If you have skills that you’d like to contribute to iRunFar, please get in touch with us! We’re always looking for good writers for guest posts (opportunities are limited), photographers looking to share their work, graphic artists to help with small projects, web designers and traditional publishers for their feedback and consultation, and anyone else with technical or artistic skills who is willing to make iRunFar even better. Even if we don’t have an immediate need for your skill, we’re building an iRunFar volunteer list just in case we need help in the future. Let us know if you want to be included!
Last updated: March 16, 2017