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.
The Core of iRunFar.com
Tom Caughlan – Minimalist Gear Editor
Tom Caughlan is one of iRunFar’s core gear reviewers with a specialty in minimalist models. Tom’s passion for trail running and specialty running retail experience shine through in all of his highly technical reviews.
Meghan Hicks – Senior Editor
While Meghan may not have some fancy column name, she provides a wealth editorial assistance and great content to iRunFar. Beyond having the distinction of being an in-house gear tester, she’s frequently a part of the adventures you read about on iRunFar and provides many an unattributed photo. She’s also quick to proof articles (when we ask) and to provide counsel on what direction iRunFar should head in next. More of Meghan’s excellent writing can be found on her website, MeghanMHicks.com.
Travis Liles – Video Review Editor
Trail Trials with Travis Liles is a cornerstone of iRunFar’s video content. We first learned of Travis when he interviewed iRF’s Bryon Powell in 2008. At that time Travis was producing great content 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’ first contributions to iRunFar were some written pieces and he continues to pen some more from time to time.
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 a long-needed editorial perspective to complement the site’s informational content. AJW brings all of us together weekly with his analytical and reflective pieces (and beer reviews) that spark discussion on a wide variety of topics.
Bryon Powell – Editor-in-Chief
Bryon Powell’s been trail running since 1992, ultrarunning and blogging since 2002, and publishing iRunFar since 2006. Over the past half decade, Bryon has published 750 articles on iRunFar and edited nearly 250 more. He’s also written Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and numerous magazine articles. You can read more about Bryon Powell.
Kristin Zosel – Kristin provides the transcripts that let you read the text iRunFar’s video content while you’re, uh, “working.”
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!
- Anthony “Tony” Portera was the voice behind This Week in Running or TWIR, as we often called it. If you enjoyed Tony’s unique voice, go read about his personal adventures at iRunUltras.com.
- 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 in 2010 and 2011.
- Brad Koenig and John McAlister were great technical advisors as iRunFar moved from its Blogger roots to WordPress in the winter of 2009-10.
- Allison Pattillo wrote our Non-Gear Girl column. She now co-publishes Outdoor Community Daily, while also writing her humorous side project 40 and Fired.
- Brendan Trimboli has 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 22, 2012