Athlete Spotlight – Erik Stanley


Erik has been coaching and training in Austin for nearly 10 years.  As a high-school standout, he ranked #1 in the miler nationally his senior year after his 4:04 mile finish. Erik, ranked 8th best high school distance runner on the Texas All-Time list, worked at an outdoor summer camp in Colorado through high school where he found is love for the trails. After high school, he attended The University of Texas where he was an All-American in the 1500M run. In 2013, he finished 4th in the USATF Trail 100k Championships. Erik holds multiple course records from the road to the trail. He found his passion by helping others achieve their goals and has coached hundreds of runners who have inspired him to continue to pursue his own goals in running and in life.

Erik Stanley crossing finish line


2013 100K – Trail 9:21
2012 50mi – Trail 7:14
2011 10K 29:30
2010 13.1mi 65:56
2009 26.2mi 2:27
2007 1500M 3:41
2007 800M 1:52
2005 8K 23:51
2005 3K 14:09
2005 5K  8:07
2004 400M  :49


2014 3M 1/2 Marathon Championship 1st
2013 Bandera USA Champs 100k 4th


University of Texas 2004-2008
NCAA All American
Big XII Championship
Penn Relays Champion 2006, 2007, 2008
4x Mile School Record
2012 Cactus Rose 50 mi. 1st Course Record

If you’re impressed with his resume, you should learn about his new company as well…


Trail Roots™ was created by Erik Stanley to support the growing Austin trail-running community. Trail Roots™ emerged to provide focused and customized training for all levels of runners in a guided and safe environment. New runners are provided with marked and supervised trail runs and run workouts each week. For the intermediate or competitive runner you also get to work one-on-one with Erik to create a custom schedule tailored to your specific goals and individual needs. You are also provided with direct feedback during your workouts.


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About the Author

Dr. Tommer Arbuckle received his doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, CA, and continued his post-graduate education to become a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. Dr. Arbuckle strives to maintain integrity, passion, and commitment with each patient he works with, allowing them to achieve their goals of optimal performance; he has committed himself to maintain a standard of care that utilizes the most up-to-date and effective techniques.