About the Coaches

Ian Torrence

Ian is well known in the trail and ultrarunning community having now finished more than 220 ultras, 27 of which were 100-mile races. In all, Ian has won 53 ultramarathons. Some of his wins include the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 Mile Run twice and the Superior Trail 100 Mile Run. He’s a two-time, top-ten finisher at the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. He’s finished the JFK 50 Mile Run 26 times, placing as high as second twice. He was part of a four-person team that won and set a course record at the Oxfam Hong Kong Trailwalker 100K in 2001. In 2002, he completed the Grand Slam of Ultramarathons by finishing Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, Vermont 100 Mile, Leadville Trail 100 Mile, and the Wasatch Front 100 Mile in a single summer.

Ian spends time on the roads as well. He’s finished more than 25 marathons and has run a 2:42 PR for the distance.

Ian gives back to the trail community by race directing Flagstaff’s only 100-mile running event — the Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stagecoach Line 100 Mile, 55K, Mountain Bike, and Relays, the Flagstaff Marathon, Wild Wild West Marathon, 50k and 50 Mile, and Sunnyside Up 5k. His current sponsors are Squirrel’s Nut Butter, Aravaipa Running, and HYPO2 Chiropractic.

Ian currently serves as the invasive plant specialist for Death Valley National Park.

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Emily (Harrison) Torrence

Emily is a three-time high school state champion in cross country and track. She went on to be a three-time All American at the University of Virginia in cross country and track. After college graduation, she joined adidas-McMillanElite in Flagstaff and ran her marathon PR, 2:32:55, at the 2011 Twin Cities Marathon. She’s since competed in two U.S. Olympic Team Marathon Trials.

She is a certified International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) personal trainer and nutritionist. Her current sponsors are Squirrel’s Nut Butter, Aravaipa Running, and HYPO2 Chiropractic.

In 2012, Emily entered her first ultramarathon and placed second in the prestigious JFK 50 Mile (6:17) – she’s since won the race twice. She holds the course record at Moab’s Red Hot 55K (4:24). Emily participated as a USA Team member at the 2014 and 2018 100K World Teams. She placed 7th female (26th overall) at the 2013 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. She holds the second fastest North American road 50K time of 3:15 and followed that up with a 50k World Championship win in Qatar in 2014. Most recently, she won the 2021 Bel Monte 50 Mile (VA) outright.

Emily also serves as the assistant race director for the Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stagecoach Line races and Flagstaff Marathon.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/GloriaBee

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Eric Senseman

Eric runs far to explore what’s possible and in pursuit of the good life. Since 2011, he’s finished more than 25 ultramarathons, winning eight of them. He made his first U.S. national team in 2016 and represented the United States that year at the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 50k World Championships in Doha, Qatar. Aside from his mustache, Eric is perhaps best known for his win at the 2017 JFK 50 Mile and his Golden Ticket run at the 2018 Lake Sonoma 50, which landed him at the start line of the 2018 Western States 100. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona and trains with a group called the Coconino Cowboys.

His current sponsors include rabbit, HOKA ONE ONE, and GU Energy Labs.

Outside of running and coaching, Eric works for the world’s best all-natural, anti-chafe salve company, Squirrel’s Nut Butter.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/ericsenseman

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ericsenseman/

Ron Hammett

Ron is a Las Vegas native and has been an avid trail runner for more than 15 years. Completing over 80 trail races, 68 of which were ultramarathons, he has finished 26 100-milers and has made it to the podium over 27 times. Some of his most notable accomplishments include running the demanding Hardrock Hundred 100 Mile Endurance Run, completing the Western States 100 Mile race twice, Wasatch Front 100 Mile, The Bear 100 Mile, and racing the Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stagecoach Line 100 Mile race 4 times with a top finish the second year. He recently completed three sub-24 hour 100-mile races within 6 weeks, with two of the races run on back to back weekends.

Ron is a proud husband and father who strives to achieve a balance of family, work, and personal life. In addition to taking on his own personal running challenges, the past few years have been spent inspiring runners new to ultrarunning to push their limits and take on the longer distances. Through encouragement, guidance, and instruction runners have found themselves at the finish line with a new buckle in hand.

Ron currently serves as the IT Director at the Discovery Children’s Museum located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/feet2feat

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Will Baldwin

Will ran collegiately in Oklahoma at East Central University where he ran 14:27 for 5k, 30:18 for 10k, and still holds the Great American Conference 8K cross country record (24:18). He was also awarded the 2015 Great American Conference Runner of the Year.

After college, Will moved to Flagstaff, AZ, and started to move up in distance. He has run several half and full marathons with PRs of 67:32 for the ½ and 2:27 for the full. In 2021 he made his Ultra debut, finishing 3rd in the Black Canyon 60k with a time of 4:36.

While living and training in Flagstaff with his wife and Blue Heeler, Will has been surrounded by some of the smartest and fastest runners in the world. He has had fun pushing his limits and learning about the sport and himself. He loves sharing what he has learned about running, helping others find goals that excite them, and working as a team to create a plan built for the individual.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/baldwinning580

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Jim Sweeney

Jim started running at the age of 10, following in the footsteps of his father. He joined the high school cross country and track teams and worked his way onto the varsity team his junior year and made it to New York State Cross Country Championship meet his senior year. Jim ran cross country and track at Fredonia State (NY) and made it to Cross Country Nationals his senior year. Three months after college Jim ran his first marathon, the Mohawk-Hudson River Marathon, and won. Two years after running a few marathons, he jumped into ultras and ran JFK 50—finishing 2nd.
Here are some of Jim’s ultra stand out performances and PRs:

2006 JFK 50–2nd place 6:12,
2009 Vermont 100–3rd place 17:55
2012 Umstead 100–2nd place 14:14
2014 Mad City 100k–7:11 Was first alternate to the 100k national team
2017 UROC 100k–5th place
2017 Manitou Revenge–7th place–13:19
2017 Escarpment trail run-13th place–3:19
2018 Umstead 100–2nd place–14:07
2018 Hennepin 100–1st place–13:09–3rd fastest in North America in 2018
2018 Twisted Branch 100k–10:12
2019 Tunnel Hill–2nd place–14:30



Follow Jim on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ultra_sweeney