Ian Torrence

Ian Torrence

Title: Coaching Columnist

Location: Flagstaff, Arizona and Death Valley, California

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  • Topics of Expertise: Trail running, ultrarunning, run coaching, race directing (trail, road, and ultramarathon events)
  • Amount of Expertise: 35 years of trail running along with 28 years of ultrarunning, coaching running for 12 years and race direction for 23 years. An iRunFar columnist between 2012 and 2019 with additional articles written for Running Times, Runner’s World, Ultrarunning Magazine, and Trail Runner magazine. Coached for McMillan Running between 2010 and 2017 before starting my own company, Sundog Running, with my wife in 2017, under which we coach runners, hold camps, and direct races.

Education & Certifications

  • Education: Bachelor of Science, Allegheny College
  • Years of Professional Experience Relevant to iRunFar: 35
  • Certifications: Certified McMillan Running Coach, Arizona and California Certified Pesticide Applicator, Chain Saw Faller B and Instructor
  • Club or Association Memberships: Team Run Flagstaff, Arizona Trail Association, AZ Border Collie Rescue

A Word from Ian Torrence

I enjoy sharing my experiences, learning and hearing from others, and inspiring those who may be struggling. Writing and my coaching business allow me to do all of these. My personal interests include trail running, ultrarunning, race directing, coaching, watching nature and wildlife, ecological restoration, and being a dog lover.