Information and tools for members of the media
Elinor Fish is an established trail-running authority. Her career includes 20 years as a competitive runner, 10 years of teaching running clinics and five years as an editor at Trail Runner magazine. She has written about all aspects of the sport, and can provide an inside view of the trail running community, growth of the sport and trends in gear. To request an interview, visit our contact page.
To view Elinor’s published articles, click here.
Recent media interviews include:
Los Angeles Times, January 2011
“Trail Running: Run Away from life’s problems and into a healthy body” by Jeannine Stein
“This is the most time-efficient and effective way of eliminating stress and refreshing your mind,” says Elinor Fish, managing editor of Trail Runner magazine. “That is definitely a big draw of the sport, especially for people who don’t have a lot of time.”
Runner’s World, October 2010
“Into the Wild: If you want to get technical” By Michelle Hamilton and Lisa Jhung
“All trail runners, even professional racers, walk steep grades. “If you can walk faster than you can run, always walk,” Fish says. “It conserves energy without costing time.”
Publishing Executive, December 2008
“34 Tips for Cutting Costs Without Laying Off Staff” by James Sturdivant
“One cost-cutting measure we’ve taken is making good use of all the eager interns knocking at our door,” Fish says. “Unlike some big magazines that only use interns to make coffee and copy edit, we select interns with enough proven writing experience that they are able to (with close oversight) write articles for the magazine.”
San Antonio News, September 2010
“Marathons are only the Start for Runner” By John Whisler
“Elinor Fish, managing editor of Colorado-based Trail Runner magazine, who dubbed Howard the “Ultra Mom,” said there are more than 1,300 trail races of varying distances each year in the U.S. She said some trail runners are gaining sponsorships, and that the 100-mile ultra marathons no longer are viewed as “only for the crazy.” Fish said she has been following Howard’s rapid rise to the top in the sport and that her victory in the Leadville Trail 100 was particularly impressive ‘for a flatlander.’”