James Bonnett : Camp Director
Running prodigy James Bonnett ran his first marathon at age 9, his first 100M ultramarathon at age 12, and has been running long and strong ever since, except for a 2-year hiatus taken in his early 20s. James is back and running strong as ever. As a member of the adidas Ultra Team and Team Nathan, James is a highly-accomplished athlete and respected coach whose enthusiasm for running is contagious, and evident is everything he does.
Perry Edinger PA-C, ATC
Physician Assistant for practice specializing in pediatric orthopedic care with specific office time dedicated to the care of endurance athletes.
- 5000m – 13:41
- 10000m – 28:04
- Marathon – 2:22
- Grand Slam of Ultrarunning, fastest time of all participants, 2008
- Badwater 135, 9th place 2009, 29:21
- Completed 10 races of 100 miles or more.
- Finishing 2nd at Javelina Jundred and Arkansas Travelle
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Born and raised right here in Arizona Jim started his running career in high school being a stand out freshman and going on to accomplish great things in his four years at Horizon High such as. 4:17-1600m, 9:17 - 3200m, 2007 Footlocker Finalist (23rd Overall) 2007 Mt. SAC Sweepstakes Individual Champion, Arizona State Cross Country Champion 2007 (Course Record), as well as AZ state 1600m Champion in 2008 and Arizona state champion in the 4x800m. Once graduating from high school Jim ran at The Air Force Academy where he continued to improve with results such as. 1500m 3:45.45 , 1 mile (indoors) 4:04.25, 3000m (indoors) 8:03.58, Olympic Trials Qualifying time in the 3000m Steeplechase with 8:41.05, 5000m 13:52.87, and 10,000m 29:08.88 . Since graduating from The Air Force Academy Walmsley has really shown his range in talent and bumped up into the trail and ultra scene with very impressive results such as Don't Fence Me In 30K 2:11:34(1st), Old Gabe 50K 5:26:13(1st/CR), two time JFK 50 Mile champion w/PR of 5:47:37(1st). He has competed in the 100K World Championships, and won Bandera 100K USATF National championship in a course record time of 7:46:37. We look forward on listening and learning as Walmsley speaks at this years camp about his journey through running.
Andy Jones-Wilkins (AJW)
Wilkins has been running long distances since college in 1989 and ultras since 1993. He has 10 Western States finishes, including 7 top-10s and a 2nd place finish in 2005. Additionally, AJW has finished Wasatch, Leadville, Hardrock, Grand Teton, Vermont, Javelina Jundred and Rocky Raccoon with victories at Vermont, Rocky Raccoon and Grand Teton. In addition to running, for the past 5 years AJW has written a weekly column on irunfar.com, AJWs Taproom, and is currently training for his return to the Hardrock 100 seven years after his first finish there. AJW and his wife Shelly are the proud parents of Carson (18), Logan (16) and Tully (13) all of whom have gown up on the trail.
Judy has an extensive background in exercise and massage. She graduated from ASU with a BS in Exercise and Wellness as well as from the Utah College of Massage Therapy. She has owned and operated her own massage practice since 2000. Her running background started at a young age in Oregon, going on runs through town with family members and then going on to run in high school and college. She has finished 6 full marathons, 2 Ironmans, and a gazillion other running races. Through her years of athletic endeavors, she has learned how to better treat athletes from all areas of sport. She was invited to work on the track and field athletes in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece and continues to work on all levels of cyclists, swimmers, and runners on a daily basis. In addition to massage, Judy has been doing stretch therapy for 12 years, helping clients become more flexible. This increased flexibility has enabled them to function more efficiently and effectively in sport and in life. She has a passion for helping people reach new goals that comes from their improved mobility. Whether one on one, or in a group stretch class, stretch therapy is a key component to any training plan you tackle.
Ryan Nelson: Rehab and Physical Therapy
Ryan received his BS in Kinesiology from Arizona State University and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Northern Arizona University with an emphasis in sports medicine. He has experience working in a wide variety of sports settings including NCAA Division I athletics. Ryan's primary interests focus on endurance athletes with an extensive background in overuse injuries, running gait analysis and running mechanics. Ryan has been running consistently since age 13 including track and cross country, road racing, marathons, trail running, and ultra-marathons. His current focus is on pursuing bigger and longer adventures through ultra-running and all the great trail running AZ has to offer.