Q&A with Fall Trophy Series Leaders - Page 6
Tony Korch, 53, Nanticoke, PA
5 races, 70.3 miles, 271.9 points
Currently in first place for Male Non-Ultra 50+ Age Group
How long have you been trail running?
I have been trail running for about 16 years.
How many miles a week do you typically run?
I run 40-50 miles per week almost all on trails.
What’s your favorite pre-race meal? Aid station food? Post-run snack?
The night before I will have Pierogies and broccoli. I do gels during a race. Favorite post snack would be pizza if hungry.
What do you do when you’re not running?
Favorite hobby is to run races, about 40 a year. I work outside for a lawn care company doing chemical applications. I like spending as much time as possible outdoors.
What’s been your favorite Trophy Series race this year, and why?
My favorite Trophy Series race would be the Hyner Challenge because of the diversity in the course, pine forest, miles of steam bed incline, steep ascents, great views, runnable soft earth, just fantastic all around. Also the amount of support from the volunteers is second to none. A boy scout troop at one aid stop never lacking in cheers. Great competition about 1,000 runners. Simply one of the best trail races there is.
What running-related goals do you have?
To stay healthy, train hard, and to give everyone I race against my best.