SPIbelt Featured Fan: @noirveganrunner

My Name is Bruce Strickland aka Noir Vegan Runner. I am a 50+ Vegan runner from the US but I have been living and training in Dubai for the last 14 years. Running has always been my passion. I ran my first official race at age 6. I love working with new and returning runners to help them become their best running selves. When I am not running, I love to create delicious vegan dishes to fuel my training.

How long have you been using a SPIbelt? Which belt is your favorite?

I have been using my SPIbelt for 2 ½ years now. I am a fan of the Original. Just the right size to hold everything for my runs.

You’ve been granted a superpower – what would you choose and why?

If I was granted a superpower, I would choose the ability to go back in time. I would love to go back and meet and run with some of the great running legends that I grew up watching and trying to emulate their running styles. As a kid, I ran barefoot all the time like the great Ethiopian runner Abebe Bikila.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?

While I was out on a training run. I had a group of tourist pull out their cameras and phones and start taking pictures of me. I guess they thought I was someone famous 😊 It happens a lot here in Dubai…..

If you were to provide one piece of advice to new athletes, what would you tell them?

Always remember the feeling that a great workout gives you. It is the best feeling in the world.

What inspires you?

My family – wife, kids (6), grandkids (2). They all encourage me to keep running. They are always excited when I have a race and can’t wait to hear how I did.

To see more of Bruce’s adventures, follow him over on Instagram! For your chance to be a Featured Fan, be sure to use #SPIbelt on your posts so we can find you!