Dave Terry: Tributes and Memories

A collection of tributes to and memories of ultrarunner Dave Terry.

By on September 24, 2009 | Comments

I never got the chance to know Dave Terry, but he touched the lives of many of my closest ultrarunning friends. Unfortunately with Dave’s untimely passing last weekend, I’ll never get to know him in person. However, I’ve since learned of what a remarkable man he was from the many tributes that my friends and others have written about him. For those of you who don’t know or have never heard of Dave, he was an integral member of the ultrarunning community for seemingly forever. He was a loyal Montrail team runner for over a decade and logged 10 finishes at both the Western States and Wasatch 100 milers. That’s all I’ll say, except that you should read what Dave’s friend have to say about him. I’ve collected their stories below.

Tributes to Dave Terry

  • Sean Meissner talks about meeting Dave, running with him at Zane Grey in 2005, and seeing him at Western States this year.
  • Krissy Moehl remembers pacing Dave at the first 100 miler she attended (Wasatch 100 2002), his help in her learning about the Montrail team she managed, and his help after her run at Western States this year. [Broken link to September 22 2009 blogpost “I Miss You DT” removed]
  • Andy Jones-Wilkins shares many Western States memories of Dave (’01, ’06, ’07, & 09) and Dave’s words of encouragement during Wasatch in 2006. He later wrote about Dave on iRunFar.
  • Craig Thornley evokes memories of Dr. Terry during the 2002 WS100. Check out the comments on Craig’s post for many more stories about Dave.
  • Terri Schneider calls for us to talk about suicide in the wake of Dave’s death.
  • Howard Cohen posts some great pictures of Dave.
  • Others who provide insight into the great Dave Terry include:

Please let me know of other tributes and memories of Dave and I’ll post them. Feel free to share your stories in the comments as well.

Dave TerryDave Terry was a long time part of the Montrail family.
(Source: Ty Draney’s memorial post)
Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Founding Editor of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for more than 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.