Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Upcoming Races...

I just got a question about how to find upcoming races in the area. I am working on adding a North Alabama race calendar to this blog. Hopefully, that will be done in the near future.

In the mean time, the best sources of information are the following sites...

http://www.shoalstrac.com/public_html_scs/calendar/index.php

http://www.huntsvilletrackclub.org/events.html
http://www.huntsvilletrackclub.org/other_events/Other_Events.htm

http://www.naolweb.com/rivercityrunner/index.htm

http://www.calendar.yahoo.com/YYY,1a4727/srt,0/cullmantrackclub/?v=2&t=1268260139

Monday, March 8, 2010

On Your Mark @ Highland Park 5k

The On Your Mark at Highland Park 5k and 1 Mile was Saturday, March 6, 2010, in Muscle Shoals, AL. The results are on the Shoals TRAC website. Overall 5k results, 5k age group results, 1 Mile overall results, and 1 Mile age group results are available there.

The overall winner was Shane O'Neill of Huntsville, AL, with a time of 16:53. The overall female winner was 12 year old Rachel Stowe of Town Creek, AL, with a time of 23:18. The masters winner was Wayne Johnson of Tuscumbia, AL, with a time of 20:10. The female masters winner was Pam Berry of Hartselle, AL, with a time of 25:29.

It's both remarkable and unusual for a 12 year old to win a race! Her time of 23:18 would have been competitive at many races. That is an impressive performance, and there could be a very bright future in competitive running for Rachel.

Limestone County finishers include the following runners.

5k
  1. Justin Watson of Athens, 22:34
  2. Mark Swanner of Athens, 23:48
  3. Jessica Dunnavant of Athens, 33:09

1 Mile

  1. Brooklyn Swanner of Athens, 10:07
  2. Mark Swanner of Athens, 10:08

It's good to see Mark's name back in race results. He is coming back from injury. He's been running around Athens in the afternoons and evenings. It's good to see that recovery is coming along for him.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

UAH Spring 10k Road Race

The UAH Spring 10k Road Race took place on the campus of UAHuntsville Sunday, March 7, 2010. The results are on the Huntsville Track Club website. Overall, age groups, and awards results are all available.

The overall winner was Josh Whitehead of Madison, AL, with a time of 33:00. The female winner was Candace Jacobs of Huntsville, AL, with a time of 38:40. The male masters winner was Donald Bowman of Madison, AL, with a time of 35:52. The female masters winner was Valerie Connaughton of Mooresville, AL, with a time of 46:13.

Limestone County finishers included the following runners.
  1. Valerie Connaughton of Mooresville, 46:13 (Female masters winner!)
  2. Whitney Hollingsworth of Elkmont, 46:55 (Age group winner!)
  3. Eric Miller of Athens, 47:34
  4. Glen King of Athens, 48:50
  5. Jennifer Pitts of Tanner, 51:50
  6. Jania Johnson of Ardmore, 54:13
  7. Jennifer Gresham of Athens, 59:12
  8. Kevin Smith of Athens, 1:01:40
  9. Angie Smith of Athens, 1:04:13
  10. Amy Morrow of Elkmont, 1:07:36
  11. James Morrow of Elkmont, 1:07:37
  12. Janet Ford of Ardmore, 1:21:14