Full Name

Beverly Anderson Abbs


Bev Anderson Abbs is not only an amazing elite ultra runner, she also excels at mountain biking, adventure racing, kayaking and other endurance activities.
Age:              47
Hometown:   Calgary, Alberta – Canada

Now living in Red Bluff, California

Running Accomplishments:

  • 10 – 100 mile races with 4 wins, 4 2nd places, 1 3rd, 1 5th.
  • Numerous course records at all distances from 50k to 100mile
  • Canadian records at 50k, 50mile and 100mile
  • 12-15 marathons (fastest 2:55, Redding)
  • 50k fastest 3:44 (Mad City)
  • 50mile fastest 6:14 (Pony Express)
  • 100mile fastest 16:47 (Vermont)

Favorite distance:      50 mile, they are long enough to really push you but short enough that you aren’t going into another day

Favorite Workout:      mile repeats or pyramid intervals

Favorite Race: Plain100, it is a back to the basics 100miler where runners need to be self sufficient.  No trail marking, only one aid station.  It is a little less about speed and more about knowing how to take care of yourself.

Upcoming events:        currently none, recovering from knee surgery and hoping to get in a few marathons toward the end of the year.

Skirt Praise:      Running skirts are incredibly comfortable to wear.  The wide waist band sits at the perfect spot below the belly button and doesn’t dig into your stomach.  The pockets are easy to retrieve gels or other necessities from and the range of styles should work for everyone.  The original style, with standard liner, feels much like familiar shorts except no fabric between your legs to cause scratching or chafing.  The longer inner shorts and tights styles are great for colder weather.

And, bonus, the skirts are incredibly cute. There is no end of fabric choices so I can wear a different skirt to almost every race.  I get comments about them wherever I wear them!