Erik Stanley, Professional Runner and Owner of Trail Roots

Erik grew up in Houston and ran at cross country and track at Kline High school. He signed to run for the University of Texas at Austin from 2004 to 2008. During his time at Texas, he secured accolades of NCAA All-America, a member of a Big XII Champion team, four-time mile school record holder, Penn relays champion 2006, 2007 and 2008. Academically, Erik also met the criteria for Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

After college, Erik ran for Adidas Rogue Athletic Club from 2009-2012, a post collegiate Olympic development team in Austin, Texas focusing on 1500m and 5,000m. Erik has since continued his running prowess and also expanded into the world of small business owner and running coach as the owner and operator of Trail Roots.

Erik’s Personal Bests

400 – 49s – 2004

800 – 1:52 – 2007

1500 – 3:41 – 2007

3k – 8:07 – 2005

5k – 14:09 – 2005

8k – 23:51 – 2005

10k – 29:30 – 2011

13.1 – 65:56- 2010

26.2 – 2:27 – 2009

50mi – 7:14 -2012 (Trail)

100k- 9:21-2013 (Trail)