Name: Ed Lull
Self-described age group: 39 & older
Volunteer roles in the running world: Ed Lull Northern Region Track & XC Photography (free, quality pictures for Northern Region high school runners (10 years), Founder and Director of Chantilly Youth Association Youth Track (16 years), Lake Braddock Track & XC Hall of Fame member and Director (11 years)
Why you run: Physical, mental and emotional well-being.
When did you get started running: 7th grade track at Lake Braddock Secondary School
Have you taken a break from running: Only when I had to.
Training shoe: Nike Monarch (big comfortable shoe for old guys)
Coach or training group: solo
The hardest race you’ve ever run: W&M HS XC Invitational in 100 degree heat and humidity
Most adventurous decision you’ve made with your running: To try a marathon
Running mentors: Ed Trimm, Chris MacDonald, Jeanne Lull, Jim Lull, Dan Huskerson, Brian Robinson
My favorite place to run in the D.C. area is: Burke Lake
Favorite local trail: Burke Lake
My best race was: Northern Region 1,000 yard run (yes, I said “yard”)
Favorite local race: CYA Track Trophy Mile
Ideal post-run meal: Burger, fries & an ice cold beverage
Favorite flavor of gel, gu, etc: Still searching, can’t find a low-carb option..
Pet peeve: Doggy doo on trails
Goals: Keep moving, listen to my body to avoid injury
Your advice for a new runner: New shoes every season! (give away or recycle the old ones)
Favorite running book: Unbroken
Song in your head during a run: Baby shark (just kidding, now try and get if out of your head)
Have you dealt with a major injury: Yes, hip, knee and ankle
Running quote: “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional”
Why is the D.C. area a great place to be a runner: So many memorable places to run, Get out there and experience them!!!
Police arrest former high school coach, Cherry Blossom lottery open, US XC champs come to Virginia in ’23 and ’24, D’Amato wins national half marathon title, Farley indulges himself.
Since everyone seems to be remarking that last year felt like five, here’s some of what happened in the local running scene in 2021.
RunWashington’s coaches panel reviewed the 2021 season and picked the 62 best cross country runners in the D.C. area.
RunWashington’s coaches panel reviewed the 2021 season and picked the seven girls and seven boys for the All-RunWashington Virginia team.