blueseventy racing

Upcoming Races

05/15/2021 The Rat Snake

Charles Hollister

Oneonta, New York

Primary Discipline(s) Triathlon, Road Cycling / Criterium, Mountain Biking, Road Running, Trail Running, Track and Field, Kayaking / Canoe Marathon, Hiking
Bucket List RaceIronman Lake Placid
Post-Race DrinkWater and a protein shake.
Off-Day ActivityHiking with the dogs

Hello! I have been a distance runner for over a decade now, both on roads and trails, with many medals and awards to attest to my accomplishments. I love competing and managed to race 20+ times in 2019, winning 14 of those races and getting within the top 3 in the rest. This year I added cycling to my training earlier on and have been racking up the miles and faring pretty well in what avenues I have to compare myself to other cyclists (namely Strava, mainly). I added swimming to my regime as well this summer with the end desire of competing in different Ironman races and other, more local triathlons, though Covid has greatly depleted any competitions near me. My goal is to continue training and hopefully compete in a multitude of other races and triathlons in 2021!
While competing solo is alright, I thoroughly enjoy spreading the love of exercise in my area and working with others; In college I headed a fundraiser for a local cross country team that couldn't afford many training accessories--I managed to get them dozens of shorts, shirts, socks, water bottles, etc. I was an assistant cross country coach and head track coach for my home high school. I organized a voluntary summer training program for high schoolers and college athletes, and I have helped organize group rides and runs this past summer to keep friends and community members motivated. I love competing, but I also love encouraging and cheering people on.
For work now, I am part of a labor union, mainly focused on helping to install and upgrade sources of energy and improve the infrastructure of local schools and roadways. To be succinct, I work in construction. I am somewhat of an oddity in this field because of my appreciation for running, biking and swimming, but I can't complain a bit because my work has allowed me to travel and run all over the United States.