About JIll Perry
Date of Birth:
October 6, 1971
Place of Birth:
Current Home town:
Real (Primary) Job:
Well, most consuming job (and it is real!) is raising 5 kids. I am also a coach and have worked with 100′s of men and women from teenagers and on to achieve their running goals. I have recently become a health coach and am now working with men and women to achieve their nutrition goals. I love watching people WOW themselves and go beyond their goals
Other Sports or Activities:
Cross country skiing, mt. biking, canoeing, open water swimming, hiking and reading/writing. I love the outdoors!
Favorite Sports Team:
Cubs from Chicago – many memories of Wrigley Field Stadium.
Favorite Trail Race:
All trails are my favorite. A new trail is a new experience, and that always is the favorite at the time!
Beer or wine:
Margarita! And to be specific, on the rocks with a little bit of salt!
Trail Shoe of choice and why:
Rogue Racer – light but with alot of power behind it.
Objective #1 for 2012:
Choose races wisely and balance the kids and racing out (and now, some of my kids are racing, so we take turns!).
Best race in 2011:
Loved Pinhoti – a point to point race in the peak of fall!
Person Who has Influenced You the Most:
My Dad, he loved the woods and I believe my passion for the trails has come from him. Something magical about the woods.
When I’m Not Running I Prefer to…
be with my 5 little munchkins, of course I would consider that part of the “running” category, or is there a “chasing” category?
When in Need of Rest and Relaxation I…
escape to the woods of solitude. Whether its a run or hike with a book – being alone brings out much peace.
If A Genie Would Grant Me One Wish:
Have more time in the day to get everything I want accomplished…or accomplish everything I want in the time given in a day! There is never enough time, and can’t buy it back.
Anything else you’d like the world to know:
Well, I remember my parents telling me I had ants in my pants as a kid…I believe they are still there! Also, I am fortunate to live on little sleep. Unfortunately, my children possess those qualities too…yikes! I’ve also been told I am a friend collector – have many friends and feel very fortunate about it!
2012 Race Plans:
- March 12 – Ice Age 50 mile, La Grance, WI
- June 1 – 24 hour race, Minnesota
- August – Leadville 100, Colorado
- February – Rocky Raccoon 100, Texas
2011/2012 Race Results
- 2012 – March, Caumsett 50k
- 2011 – February, Rocky Raccoon 100 - DNS
- March, 3 Days of Syllamo – 3rd place female
- April, American River 50 – 6th place female
- August, TransRockies
- September, Monster Marathon Trail Run
- September, Virgil Crest 100 – DNF
- October, Oil Creek 100k/50k - 1st place female
- November, Pinhoti 100
[Photo Bob McGillivray]