Saturday, November 6, 2010

Upcoming Races

There are two new races this year in Athens / Limestone County. Please make your plans to attend!  Leave a comment or send me an email if you have questions about these races.  I know that race directors REALLY like it when you sign up early, so get an application and sign up!


The inaugural Spencer Black 5k and 1 mile fun run will be on November 20, at 8:30 AM at Blue Springs Elementary.  Download an application here. Also visit the Blue Springs Elementary website for more information Click on "Latest News" for more information about the race.  The proceeds of this race will help fund a competition track, the first in the Limestone County school system. 

The inaugural Jingle Bell Jog 5k and 1 mile fun run will be on December 4, at 8:00 AM at Athens High School.  This race will benefit the Athens High JROTC.  Download an application here.

Two Marshall County Races

There were two races in Marshall County on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010.  The Skinny Turkey 5k and 10k were in Guntersville.  The School House 5k was in Albertville.

The School House 5k had one Limestone County finisher, Stephanie Young of Athens in 32:04.  The overall results are here.

Congratulations to Jennifer Adair of Athens! She was the female winner and came in second overall in the Skinny Turkey 5k. There were three Limestone County finishers in the Skinny Turkey 5k.  The overall results are here.

  1. Jennifer Adair, Athens, 25:37
  2. Brandon Adair, Athens, 29:56
  3. Shannon Bishop, Athens, 32:29

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Spooktacular 5k

The second annual Spooktacular 5k was Saturday, October 30, 2010 in downtown Huntsville.  This race is a combination of a fun run and a competitive 5k.  Costumes are encouraged, but the race also draws a very fast and large crowd with 641 finishers. There is an award ceremony for both the costumes and the race.  The race kicks off with an entertaining rendition of Michael Jackson's Thriller.

The overall winner was Brandon York of Huntsville in 15:19.  The masters winner was Donald Bowman of Madison in 16:59.  The female winner was Candace Jacobs of Huntsville in 17:34.  The female masters winner was Clarissa Sharp of Huntsville in 21:34.  The overall results and the age group results are available at the HTC website.

Limestone County finishers are listed below.

  1. Eric Patterson, Athens, 18:29
  2. Phillip Stewart, Athens, 23:44
  3. Dana Bell, Athens, 24:54
  4. Jania Johnson, Ardmore, 25:58
  5. Mark York, Ardmore, 25:58
  6. Heather Haney, Athens, 26:14
  7. Jennifer Adair, Athens, 26:28
  8. Larry Beggs, Athens, 26:50
  9. Michelle Petrone-Fleming, Ardmore, 27:23
  10. Ginger Blackwell, Ardmore, 28:34
  11. Nicki Benson, Athens, 29:21
  12. Laura Cary, Athens, 29:25
  13. Brent Spark, Elkmont, 30:45
  14. Todd Matthews, Athens, 31:05
  15. Brandon Adair, Athens, 31:12
  16. Shawnette Cole, Athens, 31:22
  17. Phil Snyder, Athens, 32:13
  18. Shelby Robinson, Elkmont, 32:13
  19. Lisa Norton, Ardmore, 32:22
  20. Dana Bogard, Athens, 32:38
  21. Stacey Glover, Athens, 33:56
  22. Milton Stark, Elkmont, 34:50
  23. Lauren Beggs, Athens, 35:45
  24. Sean Cole, Athens, 38:33