MEMBER SPOTLIGHT | Linda Pilsworth

Meet Linda Pilsworth, an active member of Missoula’s walking community and finisher of five Missoula marathons and one half since she began walking them 2011.  Not new to the 26.2 mile distance, Linda initially ran marathons in her early 30’s, and competed in triathlons during her 40’s and 50’s until a hip replacement forced her […]

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Logging over 3,000 miles a year, Jimmy Grant is one of Missoula’s staples in the trail running community, not to mention a course record holder for many trail and road races.  A historian by profession and co-founder of Montana Trail Crew, this family man started running when he was just a young boy. A “Child […]

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT | 2016 RWM Award Winners

Congratulations to all the 2016 award winners. Following are some of the comments we received about each award recipient, and their own answer to a question we posed to accompany this article. Male Runner of the Year | Jesse Carnes Described as one of the most enthusiastic racers in town, Jesse loves all aspects of […]

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Meet Betty Davis, a fairly new runner to the Run Wild Missoula community, and someone who’s committed to staying healthy.  It all began with a photo from the 2013 Missoula 5K race that motivated her to get active.  Since then, she’s completed numerous 5K’s, 10K’s, a half marathon, and up next, the Boston Marathon in […]

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Staying Healthy & Making a Positive Difference. Two sentiments we could all live by, and ones Shanel Curtis demonstrates on a daily basis. Mother of two, running and exercise enthusiast, graduate of Missoula College’s Culinary Arts Program, Navy veteran, and future school teacher, Shanel lives what she believes. “If I’m expecting people to adopt what […]

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Positive.  Inclusive.  Runner.  Friend to All.  One meeting with Darren Bayer and you’ll find his enthusiasm for running, and fellow runners, contagious.  “He could easily be one of the most positive people I’ve met,” noted fellow runner, and RWM member, Jamie Swartz.    The Journey.  Basketball to Road Running, and Trails. Proof it’s never too late […]

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83 years young and an inspiration to so many, Myrtle Miller has been a staple participant within our walking community for over six years completing the Missoula Half Marathon every year since 2011.  She’s also an active trail enthusiast, hiking the beautiful trails in Montana for over 18 years. Understanding the importance of physical fitness […]

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Member Spotlight | Luke & Amber Robinson

Both Luke and Amber enjoyed running prior to their chance meeting at a wine tasting event in February 2013, but it wasn’t until that March that they started running together. Having signed up for the Missoula Marathon Training Class led by Anders Brooker, it would be Amber’s first marathon, and their first together. Unfortunately, a […]

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT | Kristina Pattison

A Run Wild Missoula member since 2009, Kristina began running in her 20’s when it was imperative if she wanted to keep up with the guys as a wildland firefighter, a hotshot, and later, a smokejumper.   Fast forward to today and it’s no longer a requirement, but rather her passion to run mountains and trails. […]

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Is Your Core Really Weak?

By Angela Listug-Vap, DPT, FAAOMPT Alpine Physical Therapy I recently taught an inner core class to a group of Physical Therapists. There were so many great questions and one in particular brought up a lot of ideas in my own head about our beliefs surrounding ‘core strength’. Here’s the scenario: a marathon runner experiences […]

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