Run It Fast – The Club Profile – Kevin Brandon #214

RIF #214 Kevin Brandon

We haven’t had a profile of one of our Run It Fast – The Club members in a while. We have been growing in leaps and bounds and thought it was time we started catching up with our Club members again. This week’s profile is RIF #214 Kevin Brandon from Tennessee. I got a chance to meet Kevin for the first time at the Run Under The Stars Endurance Run at the beginning of June and also got to see him race at the Jackal Trail Marathons later that month. I was impressed with how well he did and how focused he was. Kevin has a funny sense of humor but two things he’s serious about are his family and his running.

Check out Kevin’s profile:


Name: Kevin Brandon
RIF #: 214
Twitter: @kevinbrandon18


Years Running: 4
Favorite Race Distance: 1/2 marathon
Favorite PR: Murfreesboro 1/2 marathon 1:40:33
Favorite Race: St Judes Memphis Marathon
Next Race: Run Around the World 24 HR Race
What Makes You FEEL Fast?: Fresh legs, a light head wind , maybe even a slight rain


Why did you start running?
Lose weight and be healthier. I started as a 271 lb exMarine, very out of shape and with small boys that would copy my every move. It was quite motivating to get up and be a better example to them.

Who inspires your running and why?
Many people inspire me, from my friends to my children.

If you could go for a run with any famous person (living or dead), who would it be and why?
Anyone with a great story and a willingness to share a few miles.

What’s the most beautiful place that you’ve run?
Daytona Beach 🙂

Which of your running routes makes you the happiest and why?
Just the local trails @ Montgomery Bell state park. its funny how they’ve been here my whole life and only now do I feel completely at home anywhere on them.

What is your favorite go-to pre-race meal?
Pancakes 🙂

What is the thing you splurge on after a race?
Lol, a Guinness or Sammy.

Big races or small races? And why?
I prefer small races. I love the more intimate atmosphere.

What running moment are you most proud of?
Finishing Strolling Jim 40 Miler with my son , who ran 26.2 miles of this very hilly course with me.

If you can’t run, you’re…Lost

Finally, Kevin would like to share this about running:
I’m still very new to Marathon/ultra running. In the 3 yrs I’ve been racing, I’ve met some amazing people. I’ve run in some great places. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for me. I’d love to think the best is yet to come.


Anybody who loves pancakes is OK in my book! 🙂 But seriously, I think it is awesome that Kevin wanted to set a good example for his sons. I think he has definitely done that! I have no doubts that Kevin has a lot of great running ahead of him and we look forward to watching him grow as a runner.

Good luck with your fall training Kevin!

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[All photos submitted by Kevin Brandon]



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Lisa (RIF Club Member #5) has completed 27 half marathons, 13 marathons, 5 50Ks, 2 12 Hour races, and 1 100K. Her favorite races to date are the Disneyland Half Marathon, the Leading Ladies Marathon, the Bataan Memorial Death March, and the Jackson Jackass 50K. You can follow her on Twitter @runlikeacoyote

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