For this week’s interview, we are featuring another Texas Race Director, Rob Goyen. Rob and his wife Rachel own and direct all of the “TROT” (22 of them!) races each year. Based in Katy, their calendar spans from East Texas, through the Hill Country and out to El Paso. Rob began race directing back in 2015 with Brazos Bend 100 and has been expanding ever since.
He also owns and operates No Fine Print, an American made tee-shirt company that works with artists for limited edition prints, a virtual race company for charities and he is currently the director for Skyrunning USA. Finally, Rob also hosts a podcast called “TrotCast” and interviews everyone involved in the sport of from runners, park managers, race directors, store owners and all around great people.
Rob, Rachel, their baby Ruby and their animals manage to stay pretty busy these days. I hope you enjoy this week’s interview as much as I did!
ATRC: What’s the funniest experience you’ve had race directing?
ATRC: What has been the hardest aspect of race directing that you did not expect?
ATRC: What do you love about the Texas Trail community?
ATRC: If you could run one more course/trail in the world, where would it be?
ATRC: If you could organize a race anywhere in the US, where would it be and why?
ATRC: What is one (or two) misconceptions about race directing you hear from the community?
ATRC: How have you learned to manage multiple businesses, family and training over the years?
ATRC: Since a few of your businesses are for people to escape, challenge themselves, or relieve stress, what do you do to “get away” from it all?
ATRC: What is your favorite podcast or non running book?
- October 26th- El Taco Loco, San Antonio
- November 8th-10th, Franklin Mountains, El Paso
- December 7th-8th, Brazos Bend 100, Brazos Bend State Park
You can find out more information here: http://www.trailracingovertexas.com/
We stock No Fine Print in the shop, including the New Guads shirt! For other products, visit: https://nofineprint.cc/
Thanks again to Rob for participating in this week’s Tuesday ping!