Peter Koch

Place of birth: Springville, NY
Birthdate: 12/18/1981
Town/City of residence: Delmar, NY
Martial status + family members: Married to Laura, with a daughter, Oaklee
Profession: Freelance Journalist
Running since: 1996
Top running accolades: 1st OA @ 2019 Mendon Trail Run 50K; 3rd OA @ 2015 Green Mountain Marathon; Devil’s Path FKT (for Aug. 11, 2016); 2000-01 MAAC Cross-Country All-Academic Team (is that for running?!)
List of PRs: 2:54:09 Marathon 
Favorite distance/style: Marathon+
Favorite race: Buffalo Turkey Trot
Favorite shoe brand/style for training: Altra
Favorite place to train: Trails and country roads towards the Helderbergs

Drink of choice: Lawson’s Finest Liquids Sip of Sunshine IPA. Oh, and lots of coffee.
Favorite band: Kishi Bashi, Shakey Graves, Patrick Sweany Band, Andrew Bird, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Jason Isbell, Hop Along…it changes daily.
Favorite movie: Winged Migration…those birds are insane!
Favorite food: BBQ Bacon Bleu Cheese Burger (I call it recovery food.)
Hobby/past-times: Baking, Homebrewing, Cycling, Photography, Barista-ing, Human-Powered Adventure
Guilty pleasure/Embarrassed to say: Bingeing on crappy sweets, especially those cinnamon rolls at the Delmar Farmers Market that are as big as my head. What else is running for, anyway?!
Hidden talents: Perfectionism to a fault (just ask my wife).