ProTeam – Jill Hillegass

I completed my first OCR in the spring of 2015, and I have been hooked ever since. Being a runner and a fitness enthusiast, OCR intrigued me, giving me new ways to challenge and push myself outside my comfort zone.

I am inspired by the camaraderie of the other competitors and their stories of shattering limitations. I began racing in the women’s elite masters division in 2016 placing 3rd at the Houston Spartan Sprint and 2nd at the Spartan Stadium Sprint in Dallas.

Juggling a husband who travels for work, three kids, and a career makes training a challenge, but I am determined and a firm believer that if you are passionate about something and work hard at it, you will be successful. Continuing to push myself in my training, I am focused on my goal of making it to the top of the podium

Favorite Exercise in OCR
Definitely pull ups!

Most Memorable Race
They are all memorable to me in some way. If I had to pick one it would be the Houston Spartan Sprint. It was my first race as an elite master and I was nervous as heck. The course was muddy and wet, which makes everything more difficult. Finishing that race gave me a huge amount of respect for the other racers and confidence in my training.