Name: Meaghen Brown

Age: 23

Number of Years Running: um… 1ish? I started running during my junior year of college- old dirt farm roads through a landscape seriously lacking in mountains (Vermont). I was reading a lot of biology at the time and got sort of hooked on the theory that apparently humans are anthropologically designed to run. For the past six months I’ve been running monotonous circles around New York City’s Central Park, but now that I’m back in the West, I’m falling seriously in love with trails.

Currently Training: To keep up with Mike Foote. That’s probably goal enough for now.

Words of Wisdom: Knowing how to read a map is a very good thing.

How Many Miles Per Week Do You Run: I’m starting to loose count…

Where Do You Like To Train: On trails. Any trails. Though I’ve always had a thing for old burns.

Favorite Quote: “We die, containing a richness of lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we have plunged into a swum up as if rivers of wisdom, characters we have climbed into as if trees, fears we have hidden in as if caves. I wish for all this to be marked on my body when I am dead. To be marked by nature, not just to labeled on a map like the names of rich men and women on buildings. We are communal histories, communal books. We are not owned or monogamous in our taste or experience. All I desire is to walk upon such an earth that has no maps.”

Anything Else? I may be a geographer, but I have an absolutely terrible, and I mean terrible sense of direction.

*Side Note: Congrats to Meaghen for her incredible first place performance at the Blue Mountain 30k recently! She now is the course record holder for women – nice run!