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South Weber,UT,

Member Since:

May 09, 2012



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Personal Records:

800 Meters 1:50.14 (Track-BYU)

1500 Meters 3:42.07 (Track-Stanford) Likely the best race of my life; converts to a 3:59.85 Mile

5000 Meters 14:20 (Track-Stanford)

8000 Meters 23:53 (Cross Country-Pre Nationals Iowa)

10000 Meters 29:57 (Track-Stanford)

Half Marathon (Mesa-Phoenix Half) 1:05:11

Marathon (St George) 2:16:09

Short-Term Running Goals:

2017 Races:

Mesa-Phoenix Half - 3rd Place 1:05:11 PR

Ogden WRC 10-Miler - 1st Place 55:46

Provo City Half - 1st Place 1:06:33

Ogden Marathon - 2nd Place 2:25:46

Long-Term Running Goals:

My main goal is just to stay healthy.  I was injured every year in my college career except for one.  I would like to reverse that trend and always stay injury-free.



I am a family man.  I am married to my beautiful wife Amy (who also ran at Weber and is quite the runner).  We have four beautiful daughters named Evelyn (6 years old), Hannah (4 year old), Nora (2 year old), and Iris (5 months).

Twitter handle: @RunnerRiley7

Instagram RunnerRiley7

I am supported by Brooks

I am a Generation Ucan elite athlete

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Salomon Pro Wings 2 Lifetime Miles: 161.10
Brooks PureCadence 5 Lifetime Miles: 101.85
Brooks Adrenaline 17 Lifetime Miles: 161.85
Brooks Transcend 4 Lifetime Miles: 219.45
Brooks Ravenna 8 Lifetime Miles: 225.10
Brooks PureCadence 6 Lifetime Miles: 188.10
Brooks Launch 4 Lifetime Miles: 107.50
Brooks Glycerin 14 Lifetime Miles: 101.47
Brooks Hyperion Lifetime Miles: 92.13
Brooks Caldera Lifetime Miles: 31.10
Race: Top of Utah Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 01:06:41, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance


This is simply the best half marathon in the state. The competition is good, the course is awesome, the weather is borderline perfect most years, and I really like races with a five-person podium, which helps the competition aspect a lot. The community really supports the race too and the organization is always spot on. Anyway, I thought I could put down a pretty good time this year.

I went out just over 5:00-flat pace with Ben. About three miles in Ben started to fall back just a bit and I was in front alone. I ran somewhat well down to Hollow Road. I took a peak at the turn there and could only see Fritz, who looked maybe 30-40 seconds back. Somehow I didn't see Ben and Bryant. I kind of fell asleep mentally on Hollow Road and really ran pretty poorly on that section. I thought I had a good sized lead but then heard cheering about 15-20 seconds behind me. I peaked back at the turn onto the highway and saw Ben about 20 back (again Bryant was there but I didn't see him). I tried to run steady and in control until the hills at 10.7 and then I'd try to put the hammer down and put the race away. I ended up doing just that and finished the last 5k pretty well, winning the race in 1:06:41.

I expected to see Ben in 2nd, but then Bryant came in. I never saw Bryant once that whole race and he even has a bright yellow singlet! Ben was 3rd and it was close for 2nd-4th as Nate and Fritz both ran really well too. I wasn't too happy with my time, but I'll take a win when I can get it!

Splits: 501 502 458 502 452 452 456 504 513 505 509 519 504 and 502 pace for the leftover change.

Newspaper Article here

Brooks PureCadence 4 Miles: 20.35
Weight: 0.00
From jtshad on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 09:09:10 from

Congrats on a great race with awesome competition. Keep on rollin'!

From Tyler on Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 09:09:07 from

Nice run!

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