Thursday, July 31, 2008

UltraMarathon Man - the movie

Tonight's the night!
The nationwide premier of Dean Karnazes in UltraMarathon Man is being billed as a one-night only affair so apparently, if you want to see this on the big screen, this is your only chance.
Here are your choices in Alabama:

Huntsville - RAVE VALLEY BEND 18
1485 Four Mile Post Road

Birmingham - LEE BRANCH 15
801 Doug Baker Blvd.
Sorry - couldn't find this listing at

Also...Don't forget the Limestone group run is at 5:30 p.m. today at Elkmont Rural Village

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

On the Run

Nash and I joined the Limestone training run at the track Monday evening but since I'm much slower than the other folks, we trailed way behind. Then, once we all got on the new section of the greenway that goes all the way to Hwy 72, we pretty much had to turn back anyway so we waited around and took some photos of the gang after they made their turnaround.
The new section of the trail is going to be super nice when it's finished. Right now, it's finished enough to use on foot but there's one bridge that can't yet be biked or strollered across and another section of big ol' humongous rocks (and I don't mean gravel, either, this is a patch of tiny boulders I'm talkin' 'bout) that likewise isn't passable with the stroller.

Janet & Whitney, above, and Phillip, Glen & Dale, below, chit-chat before taking off.

Dale on the trail. He ended up finishing way ahead of everyone else. (As evidenced by this photo - the best I could do considering his speed!) Go Dale!

Whitney, Glen & Phillip enjoy the shade of the new greenway.

Nash shows off his developing one-miler expertise while the grown-ups cool down, postrun.

Marathon & Ultra Links

Black Warrior 50K 2.21.09

Boston Marathon 4.20.09

Country Music Marathon 4.25.09

Delano Park 12-Hour Run 3.14.09

Mercedes Marathon 2.15.09

Mountain Mist 50K 1.24.09

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Monday group run in Athens

This week, the Limestone group run moves from Elkmont to Athens.
Meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the track just north of the Athens High Stadium beside the Rec Center where Hwy. 251 branches off of Hwy. 31.
This is a great run with a 1.2-mile portion meandering through the woods on a nice paved, shaded path. The track proper is an additional 1.5-mile loop. Another "greenway" portion was finished and opened last week but I haven't had the opportunity to explore this area yet. Anyone else been on it yet?

Outback Survivor 5K results

The Outback Survivor 5K took place Saturday morning in Sheffield. Results are posted at the Tennessee River Athletic Club website.

There were 112 finishers in the 5K with Jason Renear, 32, of Madison as winner in 17:21. It was a close race, with the second-place finisher, Eric Charette, 32, of Huntsville, only 3 seconds behind Renear.
Sandy Lynch, 39, of Florence, was the first female finisher in 20:37, with second-place Chrisite Thigpen, 32, also of Florence, finishing in 21:09.

Masters winners were Nancy Hall, 52, of Leighton, 27:28, and Alan Porter, 51, of Rienzi, MS, 18:23.

Limestone finishers included:
* Bud Bowen, 59, Elkmont, 20:41, first in age group and
* Jennifer Gresham, 33, 30:22, third in age group

21 runners completed the one-mile fun run, click here for those results.