James Bonnett : Camp Director

James ran his first trail race at 9 years old – the Mt. Ord Marathon (4,000’ of gain in the first 7.5 miles). At the age of 10 he ran 53 miles at the Across the Years 24 Hour race in PHX. At the age of 11 he ran the Crown King Scramble 50K in 5:09 finishing 19th overall (that would have placed him in the top ten at this year’s event!). He’s gone on to run Western States 100 Mile (12th place), JFK 50 Mile (9th place), Leona Divide 50 Mile (winner), Zane Grey 50 Mile (winner), Born to Run 100 Mile (winning in a course record time of 15:58) and the list goes on.

James has been coaching athletes (high school to 100 milers) for 5 years. He also coached cross-country for two years at PHX’s Central High School and currently coaches at North Phoenix Prep for the past 3 years.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
1 mile 4:40 (track)
2 mile 9:50 (track)
5k 15:16 (track)
Marathon 2:51 (road)
50k 3:35 (trail)
50 mile 6:22 (trail)
100 mile 15:58 (trail)
Ran 7 years as a Pro

Ian Torrence

Ultramarathon Legend Ian Torrence has won over 50 ultra marathons and completed over 200 ultramarathon races with 25 of them over the 100 mile distance. He currently coaches through McMillan running and not only successfully guided many beginners to their first 100-mile finish, but he’s managed the training of several elite runners like that of the winners of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, JFK 50 Mile, Lake Sonoma 50 Mile and the USA Track and Field 50K National Championships.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Marathon: 2:42:49 (road)
50 Kilometer: 3:20:29 (road), 3:21:57 (trail)
50 Mile: 6:09:27 (trail)
100 Kilometer: 7:35:07 (road), 8:49:53 (trail)
100 Mile: 16:38:08 (trail)
TransRockies Run 6-Day (120 miles) 18:47:44
Completed Grand Slam in 2002

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.

Running accomplishments:
  • 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

Click here for his full resume.

Karen Bonnett-Natraj

Karen Bonnett-Natraj is an ordinary person with passions for physical challenge and adventure. She lives
her passions and hopes to inspire others to do the same through her work as a Certified Life Coach for
Wellbeing and Performance. She partners with her clients to embark on the journey of self-discovery,
helping them discover the influencers that hold them back from accomplishing their deepest desires and
dreams. Currently, Karen’s running career includes 79 ultra-distance running events, over twenty of which were
100-mile races. Karen has also completed 4 Ironman events and In 2015, she qualified for the prestigious Kona World Championship.

 

2001 – California Triple Crown Stage race – 1 st Female
2001- Gold Rush 1200k Bike event – 1 st Female
2006 – Helen Klein 30 k – 1 st Female, 50-59
2007 – Helen Klein 30k – 1 st Female 50-59 - 2:57:55
2008 - Rio Del Lago 100 mile – 1 st Female 50-59
2012 – Ruth Anderson 50 miles – 1 st place Female 50-59, 8:49:14
2012-13 – Across the Years – 1 st Female 48 hours, 148.023 miles
2014-15 - Across the Years – 1 st Female 48 hours, 143.823 miles
2016-17 - Across the Years – 1 st Female 48 hours , 140.627 miles
2017 - American River 50 miler – 1 st Female 60-69
2017 – Canyons 100k – 1 st Female 60-69
2017 - Western States – Oldest Female

 

 

 

 

Judy Stowers

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.
 
 

Emily Harrison Torrence

Emily Harrison Torrence started running as a kid around 6th grade and immediately started finding success winning middle school championships. As a high school student she won a state title in the 3200 as a sophomore. Her senior year she repeated that same task and won a state title in not only the 3200 but in cross country as well. Once graduating from high school she committed to the University of Virginia, where she immediately become the number one runner on her Cross county team and qualified for NCAA championships that first year and would end up placing 6th as a best performance as a senior. once graduating for college she ran for adidas professionally under the McMillan elite team in flagstaff where she qualified for the Olympic Marathon trails. Emily would eventually move up to the Ultramarathon distance where she would once again find great success such as becoming the USATF 50k Road Championship, setting a Course Record and 2nd best North American road 50k time in history; 3:15:00.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
​800m – 2:18
Mile – 4:46 (indoors)
5000m – 16:16 (indoors)
10000m – 33:23
Half-Marathon – 1:15
Marathon – 2:32:55
50k (road) – 3:15
50M (trail) – 6:17
100M (trail) – 20:21