Saturday, December 17, 2011

Rocket City Marathon

The 35th annual Rocket City Marathon was December 10, 2011 in downtown Huntsville. Many say that this is one of the best marathons in the country. Dink and Suzanne Taylor really really know exactly what is important to runners. There is a very high volunteer to runner ratio. There is enthusiastic crowd support. The course is very fast. And, beginning in 2010, the Rocket City Marathon offers pace teams sponsored by Nike and Fleet Feet in Huntsville. This is really a top notch race and it is an honor to have such a high quality event in our area. The weather was very good except for a stiff breeze from the north, which was in the face of the runners during the second half of the race.

Before I get to the results, I would like mention a very scary side story to the marathon. A race volunteer was seriously injured when he was struck by a car. He was crossing the street to begin working the aid station at about the 13.2 mile mark on Bailey Cove Road. When he stepped from the curb, he was struck and very seriously injured. The latest information I have is that he is in critical condition. Read more here. Our prayers are with him and his family that he will make a full recovery. The police, EMTs, and the race directors handled this emergency very well.

The overall winner was Daniel Kirwa of Searcy, AR by way of Kenya in 2:20:05. The female winner was also the female masters winner, Jen Hitchings of Sacramento, CA in 2:51:27. The masters winner was Scott Fanning of Lebanon, TN in 2:39:29. The top local finishers were Josh Whitehead in 2:31:37 and Candace Jacobs in 2:57:16. View the results in a variety of detail at the RCM website.

Limestone County finishers are listed below.


Chris
Ramsden
Athens
3:20:19
Eric
Patterson
Athens
3:29:09
Tom
Holt
Athens
3:32:47
Caitlin
Milford
Elkmont
3:33:10
Tony
King
Athens
3:42:05
Melissa
Oppman
Athens
3:57:34
Rex
Tucker
Athens
4:00:00
Glen
King
Athens
4:06:00
Dave
Slutzky
Athens
4:08:27
Tom
Davidson
Athens
4:08:36
Eddy
Burks
Athens
4:09:10
Debi
Crowley
Elkmont
4:14:16
Justin
Bedingfield
Athens
4:27:35
Barry
Reece
Athens
4:28:38
Denny
Thornton
Athens
4:51:23
John
Smith
Athens
4:52:39
Chris
Furno
Athens
4:59:55
Mark
York
Ardmore
5:19:30
Brooke
Thompson
Athens
5:58:07

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Jingle Bell Jog Results

The 2nd Annual Jingle Bell Jog was December 3, 2010 at Athens High School. This is one of 3 annual 5k races in Athens. The Jingle Bell Jog benefits the Athens High JROTC. The event grew from last year. The weather was perfect for running!

Tate Carden of Athens was the overall winner in 18:46. Lance Perry was the masters winner in 20:41. The overall female winner was Whitney Hollingsworth of Elkmont in 22:03. The masters female winner was Ruth VanZandt of Arab in 23:09.

The majority of the finishers were Limestone County finishers, so I'll direct you to the results instead of posting the Limestone county finishers here.

Here are the overall results.

Here are the age group results.

Thanks to Mark Humphries for making these results available so quickly!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Huntsville Half Marathon

The 23rd annual Huntsville Half Marathon was Saturday, November 12, 2011. The weather was great, and there was strong participation from Limestone County runners. Also, there were 4 state age records set on Saturday. See http://www.huntsvilletrackclub.org/results/HM11/AGEREC.txt for state record details.

The overall winner was Josh Whitehead of Madison in 1:10:13. The female winner was Candace Jacobs of Huntsville in 1:21:53. The masters winner was George DeWitt of Madison in a record setting 1:16:48. The female masters winner was Roberta Hauck of Madison in 1:38:03. The overall results and the age group results are at the HTC website.

Limestone County finishers are listed below.

  1. Mike McCoy Athens 1:33:09
  2. Danny Harrison Athens 1:36:18
  3. Tony King Athens 1:37:01
  4. Caitlin Milford Elkmont 1:40:25
  5. Lance Perry Athens 1:41:38
  6. Glen King Athens 1:41:49
  7. Thomas Calatrello Athens 1:44:47
  8. Todd Bohanan Athens 1:45:33
  9. Mark Smalley Ardmore 1:48:01
  10. Jeremy McDougal Athens 1:48:29
  11. Felicia Newton Athens 1:51:52
  12. Ian Phillips Athens 1:52:00
  13. Melissa Oppman Athens 1:52:25
  14. Barry Reece Athens 1:53:31
  15. Jennifer Tharpe Athens 1:54:40
  16. Phillip Stewart Athens 1:56:10
  17. Debi Crowley Elkmont 1:56:23
  18. Richard Braden Athens 1:57:30
  19. Patrick Renfroe Athens 1:58:57
  20. Kelly Thomason Ardmore 2:00:10
  21. Arthur Metcalf Athens 2:00:29
  22. Chris Furno Athens 2:01:33
  23. Angie Smith Athens 2:03:00
  24. Stephen Calatrell Athens 2:06:54
  25. Jessica Durso Athens 2:07:52
  26. Mark York Ardmore 2:13:55
  27. Tina Mixon Tanner 2:19:04
  28. Shawn Kinlaw Athens 2:19:05
  29. David Embody Athens 2:24:00
  30. Mandy Nelms Elkmont 2:31:58
  31. Dj Maxwell Elkmont 2:40:21
  32. Nicholas Johnson Ardmore 2:51:54

                                                              Friday, November 11, 2011

                                                              Race Announcement


                                                              The Athens High JROTC Jingle Bell Jog 5k will be December 3, 2011 at Athens High. This is a well organized and fast event. Come join us! Dri-Fit shirts this year! To guarantee a shirt register today! The price goes up to $25 after today.

                                                              Download a registration form and mail it in TODAY. Today is the last day for early registration to guarantee a shirt and to register for $20.

                                                              If you don't have time to go to the post office today, register online at Active.com.

                                                              See you there!

                                                              Monday, November 7, 2011

                                                              Life Without Limits Half Marathon

                                                              The Life Without Limits Half Marathon was last Saturday, October 29, 2011, in Florence, AL. (Sorry for the tardiness in getting these results posted.) This event benefits United Cerebral Palsy of Northwest Alabama. By all accounts, this is a very well organized event. There is a good crowd, many good runners and many who are just there to support the cause. The course is described as fast and scenic. There is also a concurrent 5k race for those who aren't quite up to the 13.1 mile challenge of the half marathon.

                                                              The overall winner was Hirbo Hirbo of Florence in 1:16:12. The overall female winner was Sandy Lynch of Florence in 1:30:40. The masters winner was Stacey Lemay in 1:25:51. (Tim Vinson of Madison actually was the first finisher over 40 years old in 1:21:08, but he accepted the 2nd overall prize instead of the masters winner prize.) The masters female winner was Esther Sanders of Belden, MS, in 1:41:26.

                                                              Limestone County runners had a strong showing at this race, especially regulars at the Athens Sunday morning 10 mile run. Congrats to Mark Maclin (a 10 mile regular) for winning the 35-39 age group. Congrats to Danny Harrison (another 10 mile regular) for taking second in the 30-34 age group. Finally, congrats to Johnny Maplesden (yet another Sunday 10 mile runner) for taking third in the 40-44 age group. Other notables below are Amy Humphries, Corey and Stacey Glover, and Jeremy McDougal who all ran their first half marathon.


                                                              1.       Mark Maclin
                                                              Athens AL
                                                              1:32:16
                                                              2.       Danny Harrison
                                                              Athens AL
                                                              1:35:01
                                                              3.       Johnny Maplesden
                                                              Athens AL
                                                              1:40:53
                                                              4.       Robert Kephart
                                                              Athens AL
                                                              1:44:20
                                                              5.       Jeremy McDougal
                                                              Athens AL
                                                              1:45:29
                                                              6.       Glen King
                                                              Athens AL
                                                              1:45:38
                                                              7.       Justin Bedingfield
                                                              Athens AL
                                                              1:50:49
                                                              8.       Fred Abernathy
                                                              Athens AL
                                                              1:52:46
                                                              9.       Barry Pugh
                                                              Elkmont AL
                                                              1:53:13
                                                              10.   Amy Humphries
                                                              Athens AL
                                                              1:53:17
                                                              11.   Corey Glover
                                                              Athens AL
                                                              1:54:08
                                                              12.   Sarah Blakely
                                                              Athens AL
                                                              1:58:01
                                                              13.   Kim Shores
                                                              Elkmont AL
                                                              2:04:56
                                                              14.   Stacey Glover
                                                              Athens AL
                                                              2:18:00

                                                              Monday, October 31, 2011

                                                              Spooktacular 5k

                                                              The Spooktacular 5k was held this past Saturday October the 29th.

                                                              Here is the race as described by North Alabama Runner's own Eric Patterson: "The Spooktacular 5k is the funnest 5k race in the area. It is a great combination of festive and fast. Sarah, the race director, does all the things that runners like including accurate timing, a fast course, standard race amenities, fast crowd, and very cool awards. But when you add to that the costume contest and the Thriller dance show before the race, she does some cool and fun things that normal people like. If you haven't run this event, you should."

                                                              Congratulations to Andy Davidson getting first in his age group with a 16:50 & also a congratulations to Eric Patteron for getting 2nd in his age group with a 17:46. Below are all the Limestone County finishers (please excuse me if I missed you, there were a few entries without city/state filled in):

                                                              1 Andy Davidson - Athens AL 16:50
                                                              2 Eric Patterson - Athens AL 17:46
                                                              3 Ben Greene - Athens AL 19:14
                                                              4 John Graves - Athens AL 22:11
                                                              5 Brandon Joyce - Athens AL 22:17
                                                              6 Jacob Graves - Athens AL 22:23
                                                              7 Mitchell Shelly - Athens AL 22:43
                                                              8 Chris Freeman - Elkmont AL 23:17
                                                              9 Aaron Moody - Elkmont AL 24:21
                                                              10 Arthur Metcalf - Athens AL 25:33
                                                              11 Larry Beggs - Athens AL 25:38
                                                              12 Heather Haney - Athens AL 25:41
                                                              13 Brent Stark - Elkmont AL 26:02
                                                              14 Milton Stark - Elkmont AL 26:36
                                                              15 Jessica Durso - Athens AL 27:29
                                                              16 Sue Noah - Athens AL 28:34
                                                              17 Ellie Lovvorn - Athens AL 28:35
                                                              18 Keith Presson - Athens AL 28:59
                                                              19 Doug Doerr - Elkmont AL 29:02
                                                              20 Angela Farmer - Athens AL 29:10
                                                              21 Phil Snyder - Elkmont AL 29:18
                                                              22 Caleb Brock - Elkmont AL 29:41
                                                              23 Kristin Blackwell - Ardmore AL 29:43
                                                              24 Nicole Martin - Elkmont AL 29:46
                                                              25 Charles Workman - Athens AL 29:55
                                                              26 Ginger Blackwell - Ardmore AL 30:02
                                                              27 Michelle Beggs - Athens AL 30:03
                                                              28 Shelby Robinson - Elkmont AL 30:05
                                                              29 Laura Cary - Athens AL 30:07
                                                              30 Lisa Norton - Ardmore AL 32:28
                                                              31 David King - Ardmore AL 32:34
                                                              32 Reagan Duncan - Athens AL 36:13
                                                              33 Carole Davidson - Athens AL 36:27
                                                              34 Dalton Haynes - Athens AL 37:39
                                                              35 Lori Brock - Elkmont AL 39:03
                                                              36 Michelle Petrone-Fl - Ardmore AL 39:08
                                                              37 Zach Cutting - Elkmont AL 39:50
                                                              38 Melinda Haynes - Athens AL 39:53
                                                              39 Shirley Poole - Athens AL 39:54
                                                              40 Crysta Kelley - Athens AL 40:39
                                                              41 April Hobbs - Ardmore AL 44:40
                                                              42 Kaitlin Stutts - Athens AL 47:01
                                                              43 Kathy Stutts - Athens AL 47:03
                                                              44 Kathleen Cutting - Elkmont AL 47:16
                                                              45 Sally Hamm - Elkmont AL 50:56

                                                              The Results of the race can be found at the Huntsville Track Club site.

                                                              Tuesday, October 25, 2011

                                                              Weekend Results

                                                              There were some notable performances by Limestone County runners over the past week.

                                                              ABS Cross Country Invitational
                                                              First, on Thursday, Athens Bible School hosted their annual ABS Cross Country invitational race at the Sportsplex in Athens. This event had the largest participation since 2004. Lawrence County won both the Varsity Boys 5k and Varsity Girls 5k overall. In the 1A to 3A division, Hatton won the Varsity Boys 5k and Vina won the Varsity Girls 5k.

                                                              Grissom won both the junior boys 2 mile race and junior girls 2 mile race overall. Limestone County's Athens Bible School won both the junior boys 2 mile race and the junior girls 2 mile race in the 1A to 3A division.

                                                              In the Varsity Boys 5k 4A to 6A division, Athens High was 3rd, West Limestone was 5th, and East Limestone was 11th. In the Varsity Boys 5k 1A to 3A division, Elkmont was 6th and ABS was 8th. In the Varsity Girls 5k 4A to 6A division, West Limestone was 6th. In the Varsity Girls 5k 1A to 3A division, Elkmont was 5th.

                                                              The results are available at the HTC Website.

                                                              Edgewater 5k
                                                              At the inaugural Edgewater 5k in Madison, Ben Greene of Athens won the masters title and took second place overall by running a 19:08. Other Limestone County finishers included Kim Shores of Elkmont in 26:25 and Heath Shores of Elkmont in 27:45. Overall results and Age Group results are available at the HTC website.

                                                              Monte Sano XTerra 15k/5k
                                                              The Xterra trail race series is gaining in popularity in the Southeast. There are three races in the Alabama series, Cheaha 10k, Monte Sano 15k, and the Oak Mountain 21k. For more information visit http://www.dirtyspokes.com/. The Monte Sano 15k course is a difficult, hilly, technical trail race.

                                                              Below are the Limestone County finishers in the 15k.

                                                              1. Ian Phillips, Athens, 1:32:33
                                                              2. Glen King, Athens, 1:54:49
                                                              3. William Driskell, Athens, 2:01:18

                                                              Monday, October 17, 2011

                                                              Liz Hurley Ribbon Run 5k 2011

                                                              The 8th Annual Lizy Hurley Ribbon Run 5k was held on Saturday October 15th. The race had a huge turnout and registration was cutoff early Friday due to reaching 5,500 registered runners. Donations can still be made at the Liz Hurley webpage through the end of October.

                                                              There were a total of 174 women and 56 men from Limestone County. A special congratulations to Dalton Adams for getting first in the 11-14 age group and to Julie Thomason for getting first in the 60-64 age group! Other age group finishers are Melissa Oppman 4th in 30-34 Age group; Kyler Goins 3rd in 15-19 Age group; Andy Davidson 2nd in 20-24 Age group; Eric Patterson 2nd in 35-39 Age group; Ben Greene 2nd in 40-44 Age group; Will Schmieder 5th in 11-14 Age group; Phillip Stewart 5th in 55-59 Age group.

                                                              The Results of the race can be found at the Huntsville Track Club site.

                                                              Here are the women Limestone County finishers:
                                                              1 Melissa Oppman - Athens 00:22:16
                                                              2 Kyler Goins - Ardmore 00:23:59
                                                              3 Julie Thomason - Ardmore 00:27:54
                                                              4 Jennifer Adair - Athens 00:28:12
                                                              5 Jessica Durso - Athens 00:28:27
                                                              6 Kristen Thacker - Athens 00:28:34
                                                              7 Sarah Hilliard - Athens 00:29:08
                                                              8 Teresa Bell - Athens 00:29:09
                                                              9 Ginger Blackwell - Ardmore 00:29:31
                                                              10 Michelle Beggs - Athens 00:29:48
                                                              11 Tina Mixon - Tanner 00:30:09
                                                              12 Sara Edelman - Athens 00:30:26
                                                              13 Darlene Lee - Athens 00:30:37
                                                              14 Jessic Edelman - Athens 00:30:38
                                                              15 Sherry Adams - Athens 00:31:00
                                                              16 Angela Farmer - Athens 00:31:17
                                                              17 April Seay - Athens 00:31:49
                                                              18 Stacey Glover - Athens 00:31:56
                                                              19 Laura Cary - Athens 00:32:21
                                                              20 Nikki Cornelison - Ardmore 00:33:02
                                                              21 Nicole Martin - Elkmont 00:33:30
                                                              22 Kaitlin Goins - Ardmore 00:33:34
                                                              23 Lori Boger - Athens 00:33:36
                                                              24 Emily Savoie - Ardmore 00:34:44
                                                              25 Carole Davidson - Athens 00:35:09
                                                              26 Keri Baugher - Athens 00:35:28
                                                              27 Kimberley Tarwater - Athens 00:35:33
                                                              28 Kwandia Mayberry - Athens 00:35:36
                                                              29 Kristy Workman - Athens 00:35:42
                                                              30 Meagan Haney - Athens 00:35:55
                                                              31 Lacey Tompkins - Athens 00:36:21
                                                              32 Patty Tribble - Athens 00:36:23
                                                              33 Grace McCafferty - Ardmore 00:37:31
                                                              34 Tracy Henke - Athens 00:37:41
                                                              35 Jennifer Pennington - Athens 00:37:45
                                                              36 Jo Willis - Athens 00:37:47
                                                              37 Janet Ford - Ardmore 00:38:34
                                                              38 Morgan Bates - Elkmont 00:38:49
                                                              39 Kim Goins - Ardmore 00:38:52
                                                              40 Laura Barber - Athens 00:39:05
                                                              41 Leigha Smith - Elkmont 00:40:26
                                                              42 Alison Madison - Athens 00:40:26
                                                              43 Kaella Thornton - Athens 00:40:51
                                                              44 Magen Barnes - Athens 00:40:54
                                                              45 Lara Hines - Athens 00:40:59
                                                              46 Cheryl Sisk - Athens 00:41:11
                                                              47 Lindsay Allison - Athens 00:41:23
                                                              48 Tammie Warner - Elkmont 00:41:43
                                                              49 Terra Guth - Athens 00:42:01
                                                              50 Farrah Simpson - Athens 00:42:01
                                                              51 Michelle Petrone-Fleming - Ardmore 00:42:07
                                                              52 Kathy Smith - Elkmont 00:42:20
                                                              53 Molly Myhan - Athens 00:42:46
                                                              54 Katie Clark - Athens 00:42:49
                                                              55 Donna Bohanan - Athens 00:42:59
                                                              56 Elizabeth Schwarze - Elkmont 00:43:17
                                                              57 Laura Cornelison - Athens 00:43:17
                                                              58 Angie Holt - Elkmont 00:43:59
                                                              59 Salina Phillips - Elkmont 00:44:07
                                                              60 April Hester - Athens 00:44:24
                                                              61 Latasha Hoard - Athens 00:44:27
                                                              62 Sandra Draper - Elkmont 00:44:28
                                                              63 Rebecca Funderburg - Athens 00:44:51
                                                              64 Anessa Ferguson - Elkmont 00:44:59
                                                              65 Lauretta Viglianco - Athens 00:45:06
                                                              66 Jenny Usery - Athens 00:45:24
                                                              67 Jacklyn Howell - Athens 00:45:59
                                                              68 Shelia Hill - Athens 00:46:25
                                                              69 Tracy Legacy - Elkmont 00:46:39
                                                              70 Elizabeth Bell - Athens 00:47:10
                                                              71 Sally Hamm - Elkmont 00:47:24
                                                              72 Shelli Rush - Ardmore 00:47:30
                                                              73 Lewis Ember - Ardmore 00:47:30
                                                              74 Robbie Rogers - Athens 00:48:40
                                                              75 Courtney Lee - Athens 00:48:40
                                                              76 Nicole Legg - Athens 00:49:08
                                                              77 Misty Houston - Athens 00:49:08
                                                              78 Kem Birdsong - Athens 00:49:17
                                                              79 Tracy Townsend - Athens 00:49:18
                                                              80 Amy Dubois - Elkmont 00:49:22
                                                              81 Deanna McCormick - Ardmore 00:49:35
                                                              82 Kim Heard - Ardmore 00:49:35
                                                              83 Tavvy Smith - Elkmont 00:49:49
                                                              84 April Hobbs - Ardmore 00:49:51
                                                              85 Shannon Fretwell - Ardmore 00:50:05
                                                              86 Mary Martin - Ardmore 00:50:05
                                                              87 Erin Isbell - Athens 00:50:11
                                                              88 Nicole Bishop - Athens 00:50:19
                                                              89 Pinky Doyle - Elkmont 00:50:22
                                                              90 Deshanda Bailey - Athens 00:50:35
                                                              91 Celesta Freeman - Elkmont 00:50:37
                                                              92 Kathy Willerton - Ardmore 00:50:43
                                                              93 Debbie Cantrell - Elkmont 00:50:59
                                                              94 Lisa Durrett - Elkmont 00:51:00
                                                              95 Dinet Bihary - Athens 00:51:40
                                                              96 Sarah Bailey - Athens 00:51:41
                                                              97 Cindy Cantrell - Athens 00:51:42
                                                              98 Katelyn Martinez - Athens 00:51:42
                                                              99 Brandy Lovell - Elkmont 00:51:45
                                                              100 Krista Shotts - Elkmont 00:52:05
                                                              101 Haley Legg - Athens 00:52:16
                                                              102 Tammy Jay - Athens 00:52:16
                                                              103 Lauren Campbell - Athens 00:52:46
                                                              104 Mischel Whitehead - Athens 00:52:51
                                                              105 Debra Childers - Ardmore 00:53:03
                                                              106 Jacey King - Athens 00:53:04
                                                              107 Shirley Moore - Athens 00:53:07
                                                              108 Netausha Stoudmire - Athens 00:53:07
                                                              109 Angie Gates - Athens 00:53:12
                                                              110 Susan Fikes - Athens 00:53:12
                                                              111 Kim Thornton - Athens 00:53:14
                                                              112 Teresa Rusk - Athens 00:53:22
                                                              113 Jamie York - Athens 00:53:40
                                                              114 Mary Gaston - Ardmore 00:53:58
                                                              115 Holly Gaston - Ardmore 00:53:58
                                                              116 Brittany Gaston - Ardmore 00:53:59
                                                              117 Elnora Cartwright - Athens 00:54:15
                                                              118 Susie Travis - Athens 00:54:21
                                                              119 Marsha Tucker - Elkmont 00:54:22
                                                              120 Rhonda Brewer - Athens 00:54:56
                                                              121 Jennifer McNatt - Elkmont 00:55:14
                                                              122 Julie Rogers - Athens 00:55:30
                                                              123 Suzanne Paysinger - Athens 00:56:26
                                                              124 Janice Leone - Athens 00:56:29
                                                              125 Loggins Kelly - Athens 00:56:29
                                                              126 Connie Dalton - Athens 00:57:01
                                                              127 Ann Chandler - Athens 00:57:21
                                                              128 Casey Dugger - Athens 00:57:57
                                                              129 Frances Elrod - Elkmont 00:58:01
                                                              130 Melissa Shotts - Elkmont 00:58:01
                                                              131 Carleigh Bodine - Athens 00:58:08
                                                              132 Faith Aderholt - Athens 00:58:08
                                                              133 Rena Smith - Athens 00:58:08
                                                              134 Melanie Meadows - Elkmont 00:58:09
                                                              135 Debbie Lovell - Athens 00:58:52
                                                              136 Karri Mankin - Athens 00:58:52
                                                              137 Lisa Lynn - Athens 00:58:58
                                                              138 Sharon O'Connor - Athens 00:59:00
                                                              139 Jessica O'Connor - Athens 00:59:01
                                                              140 Kriston Garris - Elkmont 00:59:22
                                                              141 Jada Varnes - Elkmont 00:59:33
                                                              142 Felicia Hanserd - Athens 01:00:05
                                                              143 Jennifer Sanders - Athens 01:00:05
                                                              144 Kim Pressnell - Athens 01:00:14
                                                              145 Chris Cochrane - Athens 01:00:36
                                                              146 Jana Bannister - Ardmore 01:01:10
                                                              147 Denise Silas - Athens 01:01:47
                                                              148 Cindy Brunson - Elkmont 01:01:48
                                                              149 Jessica Roberts - Athens 01:01:52
                                                              150 Miranda Lyons - Athens 01:02:00
                                                              151 Sarah S. Rody - Athens 01:02:30
                                                              152 Marky Searcy - Athens 01:02:43
                                                              153 Barbara Kahalekai - Athens 01:03:07
                                                              154 Abigail Lovell - Elkmont 01:03:09
                                                              155 Emily Lovell - Elkmont 01:03:10
                                                              156 Kim Moore - Athens 01:04:06
                                                              157 Sandra Cannon - Athens 01:04:19
                                                              158 Ellen Foust - Athens 01:04:57
                                                              159 Elise Clark - Elkmont 01:04:58
                                                              160 Naomi Lovell - Elkmont 01:04:58
                                                              161 Patricia Toney - Athens 01:05:03
                                                              162 Margaret Lovell - Athens 01:05:23
                                                              163 Gwendolyn Dunklin - Athens 01:05:36
                                                              164 Sherresa Lockett - Athens 01:05:36
                                                              165 Anna Grace Wales - Elkmont 01:06:40
                                                              166 Rachel Smith - Elkmont 01:06:42
                                                              167 Skylar Adams - Athens 01:06:43
                                                              168 Summer Adams - Athens 01:09:16
                                                              169 Donna Menefee - Athens 01:09:18
                                                              170 Tiffany Adams - Athens 01:09:19
                                                              171 Layne Smith - Elkmont 01:09:19
                                                              172 Jennifer Matthews - Athens 01:10:40
                                                              173 Frances Mayberry - Athens 01:10:49
                                                              174 Connie Gossett - Athens 01:12:27

                                                              Here are the men Limestone County finishers:
                                                              1 Andy Davidson - Athens 00:17:32
                                                              2 Eric Patterson - Athens 00:17:54
                                                              3 Ben Greene - Athens 00:19:06
                                                              4 Dalton Adams - Athens 00:19:57
                                                              5 John Graves - Athens 00:21:31
                                                              6 Brandon Joyce - Athens 00:21:32
                                                              7 Will Schmieder - Athens 00:21:54
                                                              8 Payton Moran - Athens 00:22:01
                                                              9 Brandon Page - Ardmore 00:22:04
                                                              10 Jeffrey Wilson - Athens 00:22:19
                                                              11 Jacob Graves - Athens 00:22:30
                                                              12 Arthur Metcalf - Athens 00:23:15
                                                              13 Chris Freeeman - Athens 00:23:30
                                                              14 Christopher Stewart - Athens 00:23:31
                                                              15 Mitchell Shelley - Athens 00:23:34
                                                              16 Marshall Henke - Athens 00:23:40
                                                              17 Mark Thomas - Athens 00:23:52
                                                              18 Henry Hayes - Athens 00:24:01
                                                              19 Aaron Moody - Athens 00:24:06
                                                              20 Phillip Stewart - Athens 00:24:46
                                                              21 Patrick Renfroe - Athens 00:24:46
                                                              22 Nate Remer - Athens 00:25:02
                                                              23 Brandon Hydrick - Athens 00:25:48
                                                              24 William Jr. Quinn - Athens 00:25:49
                                                              25 Carter Zibas - Athens 00:26:01
                                                              26 Keith Presson - Athens 00:26:53
                                                              27 Nick Madison - Athens 00:27:03
                                                              28 William Quinn - Athens 00:27:10
                                                              29 Paul Richey - Athens 00:27:16
                                                              30 Steve Rodgers - Elkmont 00:27:44
                                                              31 Robert Lancaster - Elkmont 00:28:38
                                                              32 Mike Doyle - Elkmont 00:29:00
                                                              33 Steve Schmieder - Athens 00:29:03
                                                              34 Jason Elin - Athens 00:29:34
                                                              35 Andrew Brunson - Elkmont 00:30:03
                                                              36 Brandon Adair - Athens 00:30:14
                                                              37 Martin Evans - Athens 00:30:40
                                                              38 Harmon Perry - Ardmore 00:30:42
                                                              39 Matt Vaughan - Elkmont 00:30:50
                                                              40 Victor Smith - Athens 00:30:52
                                                              41 Douglas Doerr - Elkmont 00:31:42
                                                              42 David King - Ardmore 00:33:00
                                                              43 Peter Dunklin - Athens 00:35:16
                                                              44 Steve Zibas - Athens 00:35:25
                                                              45 Todd Matthews - Athens 00:35:27
                                                              46 Charles Workman - Athens 00:35:28
                                                              47 Terry Johnson - Athens 00:35:48
                                                              48 Brian Presson - Athens 00:36:44
                                                              49 Vic Vergara - Athens 00:38:04
                                                              50 Grant Cornelison - Athens 00:38:25
                                                              51 Spencer Dawes - Athens 00:40:41
                                                              52 Stephen Blakesley - Athens 00:40:42
                                                              53 Matt Baugher - Athens 00:40:42
                                                              54 Brian Rogers - Athens 00:40:42
                                                              55 Steve Hobbs - Athens 00:43:27
                                                              56 Edward Mayberry - Athens 01:02:45

                                                              Great job to all the runners!

                                                              Monday, October 10, 2011

                                                              Fleet Feet Monte Sano 15k

                                                              The annual Fleet Feet Monte Sano 15k Road Race was Saturday, October 8, 2011. This race is a classic and runs on the roads atop Monte Sano Mountain. It is a beautiful, rolling course through the neighborhoods and portions of the state park. The weather was perfect for racing with temps in the upper 50s and lower 60s. The 15k is an unusual and interesting challenge for runners. This is one of two 15k road races in North Alabama. The other is the Huff -N- Puff on the Bluff in Sheffield in March.

                                                              The overall winner was Antoine Batiste of Huntsville in 53:54. The overall female winner was Kathy Youngren of Huntsville in 1:04:15. The masters winner, setting a state record for 53 year old men at the 15k distance, was George DeWitt of Madison in 54:45. The female masters winner was Sheryl Dummer of Huntsville in 1:10:56. The overall results and the age group results are at the HTC website.

                                                              Limestone County finishers are listed below.

                                                              1. Eric Patterson, Athens, 58:58
                                                              2. Whitney Hollingsworth, Elkmont, 1:12:05
                                                              3. Johnny Maplesden, Athens, 1:13:19
                                                              4. Jeremy McDougal, Athens, 1:13:53
                                                              5. Kristi Anderson, Athens, 1:14:54
                                                              6. Dewey Richards, Athens, 1:14:56
                                                              7. Robert Kephart, Athens, 1:15:00
                                                              8. Felicia Newton, Athens, 1:17:16
                                                              9. Arthur Metcalf, Athens, 1:19:16
                                                              10. Phillip Stewart, Athens, 1:19:39
                                                              11. Glen King, Athens, 1:21:24
                                                              12. Barry Pugh, Athens, 1:22:36
                                                              13. Heather Haney, Athens, 1:22:55
                                                              14. Kelly Thomason, Ardmore, 1:23:00
                                                              15. Chad Hobbs, Athens, 1:25:01
                                                              16. Mark York, Ardmore, 1:26:24
                                                              17. Lindsey Ramsden, Athens, 1:27:22
                                                              18. Chris Ramsden, Athens, 1:27:23
                                                              19. Kim Shores, Elkmont, 1:28:36
                                                              20. Jessica Durso, Athens, 1:30:54
                                                              21. Jimmie Shoulders, Athens, 1:33:17
                                                              22. Blake Martin, Athens, 1:38:11
                                                              23. Stacey Glover, Athens, 1:41:40
                                                              24. Jennifer Adair, Athens, 1:48:58
                                                              25. Brandon Adair, Athens, 1:48:58

                                                              Saturday, September 17, 2011

                                                              Duck and Run Results

                                                              The overall results for the 2011 Duck and Run 5k ready in PDF format now.

                                                              The Age Group results for the 2011Duck and Run 5k are available in PDF format now.

                                                              Huge thanks to Mark Humphries for helping with this!

                                                              I made some mistakes during the awards ceremony. The results listed above on this site are accurate to the best of my knowledge. If you have any questions, please let me know! I will make sure that the people who were not honored and recognized for their outstanding performance during the awards ceremony will receive their award.

                                                              Thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors for making this happen today!

                                                              Thursday, September 15, 2011

                                                              Duck and Run Packet Pickup

                                                              Remember late registration and packet pickup at Sweet Peppers Deli in the Publix shopping center in Athens on Friday from 3 to 7 PM.

                                                              Late and race day registration is $20. Race day registration begins at 6:45 AM at the KALB office at 125 East Street in Athens.

                                                              Sunday, September 11, 2011

                                                              Frantic Frog Triathlon

                                                              The Frantic Frog Triathlon was held Saturday, September 10, 2011. The distances are 0.25 mile swim, 24k bike ride, and 5k run. The swim is an open water swim and by all accounts, this was a very well organized and well run event.

                                                              The overall winner was Chris Roberts of Huntsville in 1:02:50. The female overall winner was Caitlin Morris of Madison in 1:10:48. The overall results and age group results are at the Frantic Frog website. Limestone County finishers are listed below.

                                                              1. Max Norman, Athens, 1:13:13
                                                              2. Heather Haney, Athens, 1:19:44
                                                              3. Danny Harrison, Athens, 1:22:59
                                                              4. Jeff Corbin, Elkmont, 1:39:22

                                                              Saturday, September 3, 2011

                                                              Monte Sano 10k and 5k

                                                              The 40th Annual Monte Sano 10k and 5k Road Races were Saturday, September 3, 2011. This is an annual Saturday before Labor Day tradition in Huntsville. The races start with a 10k at 8:00 AM and a 5k at 9:30. The 10k course is a double loop of the 5k course. It's a rolling and challenging course. The 10k was the RRCA 10k State Championship race for Alabama this year.

                                                              The overall winner was Josh Whitehead of Madison in 33:12. The female winner was Candace Jacobs of Huntsville in 38:45. The masters winner was Tim Horvath of Huntsville in 38:11. The female masters winner was Limestone County's own Whitney Hollingsworth of Elkmont in 46:26. Congratulations to these state champions! Overall results and Age Group results are available at the HTC website.

                                                              Limestone County 10k finishers are listed below.

                                                              1. Eric Patterson, Athens, 39:09
                                                              2. Whitney Hollingsworth, Elkmont, 46:26
                                                              3. Robert Kephart, Athens, 47:52
                                                              4. Glen King, Athens, 48:17
                                                              5. Dewey Richards, Athens, 49:48
                                                              6. Johnny Maplesden, Athens, 50:51
                                                              7. Jeremy McDougal, Athens, 51:01
                                                              8. Melissa Opman, Athens, 52:12
                                                              9. Corey Glover, Athens, 52:44
                                                              10. Charles Gray, Athens, 55:12
                                                              11. Phillip Stewart, Athens, 55:58
                                                              12. David Fanning, Athens, 56:34
                                                              13. William Murphy, Athens, 59:16
                                                              14. Jennifer Adair, Athens, 1:02:44
                                                              15. Mark York, Ardmore, 1:03:25
                                                              16. Jessica Durso, Athens, 1:03:50
                                                              17. Stacey Glover, Athens, 1:04:50
                                                              18. Laura Cary, Athens, 1:05:22
                                                              19. Stacy Louallen, Athens, 1:07:28
                                                              20. Brandon Adair, Athens, 1:08:43
                                                              For the 5k, the overall winner was Josh Whitehead in 16:17. The female winner was Candace Jacobs in 19:45. The masters winner was James Falcon in 19:02. The female masters winner was Roberta Hauck in 23:34. Men's results and women's results are at the HTC website.

                                                              Limestone County 5k finishers are below.
                                                              Men
                                                              1. Eric Patterson, Athens, 20:29
                                                              2. John Graves, Athens, 23:59
                                                              3. Jacob Graves, Athens, 24:33
                                                              4. Glen King, Athens, 24:52
                                                              5. Dewey Richards, Athens, 24:53
                                                              6. Brandon Joyce, Athens, 25:15
                                                              7. Jeremy McDougal, Athens, 25:24
                                                              8. Mitchell Shelly, Athens, 25:47
                                                              9. Aaron Moody, Elkmont, 25:51
                                                              10. Corey Glover, Athens, 26:36
                                                              11. Chris Freeman, Elkmont, 28:44
                                                              12. Keith Presson, Athens, 29:10
                                                              13. Joel Wayne Belew, Athens, 29:40
                                                              14. Phillip Stewart, Athens, 29:41
                                                              15. Brandon Adair, Athens, 36:23
                                                              16. Brian Presson, Athens, 39:01
                                                              17. Mark York, Ardmore, 43:00
                                                              Women
                                                              1. Jessica Durso, Athens, 32:26
                                                              2. Laura Cary, Athens, 35:18
                                                              3. Jennifer Adair, Athens, 35:22
                                                              4. Stacey Glover, Athens, 36:53
                                                              5. Tina Lee Boozer, Athens, 40:30
                                                              6. Rita Murphy, Athens, 43:49
                                                              7. Kaitlin Stutts, Athens, 49:07
                                                              8. Kathy Stutts, Athens, 49:16

                                                              Tuesday, August 30, 2011

                                                              Jimmie Dukes 7@7 7k

                                                              The first annual Jimmie Dukes 7k run was Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Point Mallard Park in Decatur. 7k is a very unusual distance, 4.36 miles. The course was flat and much of the course was run on the trail that goes along the river. This race had a beat the heat 7 AM start and had a good turnout for an inaugural event.

                                                              The overall winner was Limestone County runner Tyrone Harris of Athens in 25:31. It's reported that he hopped out of his car just a couple of minutes before race start time and still dominated the field. The masters winner and second overall was Tim Vinson of Madison in 28:04. The female winner was ultra runner extraordinaire Kathy Youngren of Huntsville in 30:13. The female masters winner was Tina Davis of Town Creek in 34:51. The overall results are at the River City Runners website.

                                                              Limestone County finishers are listed below.

                                                              1. Tyrone Harris, Athens, 25:31
                                                              2. Lance Perry, Athens, 30:44
                                                              3. Ginger Blackwell, Ardmore, 44:14
                                                              4. Phillip Dean, Athens, 44:42
                                                              5. Travis McElyea, Athens, 52:05
                                                              6. Kim Goins, Ardmore, 54:57
                                                              7. Daphne McElyea, Athens, 1:03:28

                                                              Wednesday, August 24, 2011

                                                              Duck and Run 5k Announcement

                                                              I've decided to put a bounty on the Duck and Run 5k course record this year. We already give a cash prize to the mid-pack runner and a random drawing. To make things a little more exciting up front this year, we are going to give a cash prize for setting a course record.

                                                              According to my records, the male course record is 16:23 set in 2007 by Tyrone Harris. The female course record is 20:29 and was set in 2008 by Emily Rutherford. I wouldn't consider either of those records soft, but I think that both of those records can be improved. So, let's do it!

                                                              Here's how it will work. I have $100 to use for this if we have fewer than 300 runners. If you beat the old record, but someone beats you, I'm sorry, but you didn't set the new course record. So, you must both win and set a record to get the bounty. Since I only have $100 for fewer than 300 runners, if both records fall, then both the new male and new female record holder will get $50.

                                                              UPDATE!! If we get 325 or more registered, paid runners, we will give away $100 to both a male and female course record setter! So, don't be shy... Recruit those fast men and women!

                                                              So, call your friends and get them to sign up! Call your fast friends and get them to try to get a new course record!

                                                              Saturday, July 30, 2011

                                                              The Big 5k

                                                              The Big 5k is a race in Research Park in Huntsville that benefits the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Alabama. Last year's race was cancelled because of a thunderstorm, so I think that made this year the first annual. The course was not marked quite right and ended up being about 5.3k (3.3 miles) instead of 5k.

                                                              The winner was Limestone County's own Andy Davidson of Athens! Andy ran the long course in 18:25. The female winner was Taylor Vroman of Murfreesboro, TN, in 21:40. Overall results and Age Group results are available at the HTC website.

                                                              Limestone County finishers are listed below.

                                                              1. Andy Davidson, Athens, 18:25
                                                              2. Danny Harrison, Athens, 22:29
                                                              3. Caitlin Milford, Elkmont, 22:37
                                                              4. Corey Glover, Athens, 25:23
                                                              5. Debbi Crowley, Elkmont, 25:50
                                                              6. Phillip Stewart, Athens, 26:09
                                                              7. Jennifer Adair, Athens, 26:21
                                                              8. Art Metcalf, Athens, 26:35
                                                              9. Dana Bell, Athens, 27:24
                                                              10. Mark York, Ardmore, 29:36
                                                              11. Stacey Glover, Athens, 31:19
                                                              12. Scarlett Owens, Athens, 32:48
                                                              13. Elizabeth Nichol, Ardmore, 32:51
                                                              14. Chris Becker, Athens, 34:03
                                                              15. Clay Thomas, Athens,34:05 
                                                              16. Brandon Adair, Athens, 34:59 
                                                              17. Wendy Owens, Athens, 41:06 
                                                              18. Carole Davidson, Athens, 43:00 
                                                              19. Michelle Petrone-Flem, Ardmore, 44:20
                                                              20. Jessica Syme, Ardmore, 45:54
                                                              21. Kathryn Hester, Ardmore, 45:55
                                                              22. Mary Bissell, Athens, 49:30  
                                                              23. Elizabeth Smith, Athens, 49:30
                                                              24. Sheila Smith, Athens, 49:30 

                                                              Wednesday, July 27, 2011

                                                              The Paint the Streets 5k took place on Saturday July 23rd. The race was created by the family and friends of Carlene Hall, an amazing woman who displayed uncommon faith and courage in the face of a debilitating spinal cord injury, to honor Carlene and enhance spinal cord injury services for others in our community.

                                                              The overall male winner was George Heeschen of Huntsville AL at 16:59. The overall female winner was Katie Maehlmann of Madison AL at 20:15.

                                                              Listed below are the Limestone County finishers:

                                                              1. Ben Greene Athens 18:58
                                                              2. Eric Patterson Athens 18:58
                                                              3. Vincent Azzarello Athens 21:43
                                                              4. Anthony Potts Athens 22:57
                                                              5. Phillip Stewart Athens 25:31
                                                              6. Larry Beggs Athens 26:55
                                                              7. Laura Cary Athens 28:26
                                                              8. Meg Stroud Athens 30:23
                                                              9. Crystal Phillips Athens 32:19
                                                              10. Lauren Beggs Athens 34:26
                                                              11. Michelle Beggs Athens 34:26
                                                              12. Kristi Kingery Ardmore 34:57
                                                              13. Cynthia Potts Athens 36:22
                                                              14. Jennifer Potts Athens 36:23
                                                              15. Tina Boozer Athens 36:57
                                                              16. Brianna Boozer Athens 37:44
                                                              17. Jamilee Beddingfield Ardmore 39:04
                                                              18. Erika Hofacker Athens 41:09
                                                              19. Scott Hofacker Athens 41:10

                                                              Monday, July 4, 2011

                                                              June 25 Weekend

                                                              It took me a while to notice the results from the area races on June 25. There were two in the area. The Helen Keller Festival 5 Mile in Tuscumbia and the Heel and Crank Duathlon in Huntsville.

                                                              Helen Keller Festival 5 Mile
                                                              This race is part of an annual event in Tuscumbia, the Helen Keller Festival. The small town of Tuscumbia is really abuzz the morning of the event. There is a car show, some kind of crafts show, live music throughout the day, and the play, The Miracle Worker is at Ivy Green in the evenings. This is not an easy or fast course, and the weather is notoriously hot and humid for this event.

                                                              The overall winner was Kyle Suitor of Corinth, MS, with a time of 29:52. The masters winner was Stacey Lemay of Florence in 32:59. The female winner was Elizabeth Barry of Nashville, TN, in 32:02. The female masters winner was Kimberly Burritt of Murphreesboro, TN, in 38:38. Overall results and Age Group results are at the Shoals TRAC website.

                                                              Limestone County finishers are listed below.

                                                              1. Eric Patterson, Athens, 32:55 (Age Group Winner)
                                                              2. Glen King, Athens, 38:09 (Age Group Winner)
                                                              Heel and Crank Duathlon
                                                              The Heel and Crank Duathlon is a 2.5 mile run, then a 10 mile bike ride, followed by a 2.5 mile run. This event takes place in Huntsville's Cummings Research Park. The event benefits ALS (Lou Gherig's disease) research. The results are available at Team Rocket City Tri Website.

                                                              The overall winner was Josh Whitehead of Madison in a course record 54:33. The female winner was Lisi Bratcher of Huntsville in 1:06:29.

                                                              Limestone County finishers are listed below.
                                                              1. Max Norman, Athens, 1:06:26
                                                              2. Ryan Decker, Athens, 1:09:20
                                                              3. Allen Tucker, Athens, 1:10:50
                                                              4. Tim McNeill, Athens, 1:12:09
                                                              5. Jennifer Tharpe, Athens, 1:16:55
                                                              6. Mariana Stempien, Athens, 1:2526
                                                              7. William Driskell, Athens, 1:27:56
                                                              8. Jo Willis, Athens, 1:41:04

                                                              Sunday, June 12, 2011

                                                              Alabama A&M 10k

                                                              I've heard that the Alabama A&M 10k is one of the oldest foot races in Huntsville, but I haven't yet confirmed that. This race almost has a cult following. People love to hate it. It's a tough, slow, hilly course with no shade. It is run on one of the earliest hot days of the year. It has an out and back section and a double loop. The double loop contains one of the steepest road hills in the area. This is not a PR course. But the race has character and it builds character.  The 2011 running was very typical. It was hot and humid.

                                                              There was a minor modification to the course this year because of construction on the Alabama A&M campus and the new course is certified.

                                                              The overall winner was Josh Whitehead of Madison in 32:37. Josh is on fire right now and we are witnessing something special with the race performances he has been able to string together in 2011. He is establishing himself as the top local runner. Donald Bowman of Madison was the masters winner in 37:39. The female winner was Candace Jacobs of Huntsville in 39:40. The female masters winner was Roberta Hauck of Madison in 46:47. The overall results and the age group results are at the HTC website.

                                                              Limestone County finishers are listed below.

                                                              1. Eric Patterson, Athens, 41:44
                                                              2. Whitney Hollingsworth, Elkmont, 47:12
                                                              3. Glen King, Athens, 49:23
                                                              4. Arthur Metcalf, Athens, 53:25
                                                              5. Barry Pugh, Athens, 55:15
                                                              6. Mark York, Ardmore, 1:03:35
                                                              7. Jennifer Adair, Athens, 1:09:50
                                                              8. Brandon Adair, Athens, 1:09:51

                                                              Sunday, June 5, 2011

                                                              Eurocross

                                                              The annual Huntsville Track Club Eurocross 5k and 8k races were Saturday on the UAH Campus. This is a unique race that includes hurdling hay bales, multiple creek crossings, a short, steep hill, and a short section of trail through trees. It's a combination of steeplechase and cross country. The event is also spectator friendly as spectators are able to see almost all of the course.

                                                              The 5k
                                                              The overall winner was Daniel Pierce of Scottsboro with a time of 19:31. The masters winner was Donald Bowman of Madison in 19:43. The female winner was Olivia Thompson of Scottsboro in 23:46. The female masters winner was Amy Lambrecht of Huntsville in 27:29. Overall results and age group results are at the HTC website.

                                                              Limestone County finishers are listed below.

                                                              1. Jeffery Wilson, Athens, 26:35
                                                              2. Ashleigh Pyle, Athens, 28:25 
                                                              3. Mark York, Ardmore, 28:28
                                                              4. Chris Furno, Athens, 35:03
                                                              5. Guy Greenhaw, Athens, 37:20
                                                              6. Lanier Greenhaw, Athens, 37:24
                                                              7. Scarlett Owens, Athens, 38:21

                                                              Tuesday, May 31, 2011

                                                              Cotton Row Run 2011

                                                              Monday May 30th was the 32nd annual Mercedes-Benz Cotton Row Run. The Cotton Row Run included a 10k, 5k & 1 mile fun run. It was a beautiful day but ran a little hot with temperatures reaching the mid 90's. Humidity wasn't as high this year as it was last year.

                                                              The results are available at the Huntsville Track Club website. The overall winner was Reuben Mwei of Kinnesaw, GA in 29:51. The top female & female masters winner was Ramilia Burangulova of Gainesville, FL in 36:21. The male masters winner was Joseph Ekuom of High Falls, NY in 32:36.

                                                              There were 63 Limestone County finishers in the 10k as listed below:

                                                              1. Andy Davidson, Athens, 36:15
                                                              2. Chris Ramsden, Athens, 44:35
                                                              3. Caitlin Milford, Elkmont, 45:40
                                                              4. Logan Carden, Tanner, 47:36
                                                              5. Johnny Maplesden, Athens, 47:37
                                                              6. Dewey Richards, Athens, 47:43
                                                              7. Whitney Hollingsworth, Elkmont, 47:43
                                                              8. Allen Tucker, Athens, 48:22
                                                              9. Glen King, Athens, 49:40
                                                              10. Max Norman, Athens, 49:50
                                                              11. Robert Kephart, Athens, 50:12
                                                              12. Glenn Alexander, Athens, 50:20
                                                              13. Todd Bohanan, Athens, 52:03
                                                              14. Phillip Stewart, Athens, 52:18
                                                              15. Heather Haney, Athens, 52:30
                                                              16. Joshua Berry, Ardmore, 52:32
                                                              17. Mark Smalley, Ardmore, 53:01
                                                              18. Alison Jay, Athens, 53:09
                                                              19. Mack VanWagnen, Athens, 53:20
                                                              20. Debi Crowley, Elkmont, 53:28
                                                              21. Jeremy McDougal, Athens, 53:34
                                                              22. Kirk Remkus, Athens, 53:38
                                                              23. David Fanning, Athens, 53:44
                                                              24. Richard Brown, Athens, 54:09
                                                              25. Jennifer Adair, Athens, 54:20
                                                              26. Richard Locklair, Athens, 54:38
                                                              27. Rex Tucker, Athens, 56:03
                                                              28. Tim Fogg, Athens, 56:16
                                                              29. Arthur Metcalf, Athens, 56:21
                                                              30. Kristen Thacker, Athens, 56:33
                                                              31. Sam Bryan, Athens, 57:21
                                                              32. Heath Thompson, Athens, 58:05
                                                              33. Amy Carlota, Athens, 58:19
                                                              34. Amy Humphries, Athens, 58:30
                                                              35. Ben Hutton, Athens, 58:50
                                                              36. Hyunsook Dean, Athens, 58:59
                                                              37. Jeffrey S. Brown, Athens, 59:02
                                                              38. Dana Bell, Athens, 59:05
                                                              39. Tom Ridinger, Athens, 59:22
                                                              40. Lindsey Ramsden, Athens, 59:51
                                                              41. Matthew Kyle, Athens, 1:00:51
                                                              42. Mary Powers, Athens, 1:00:53
                                                              43. Victoria Pennington, Athens, 1:01:38
                                                              44. Mariana Stempien, Athens, 1:01:48
                                                              45. Micah Tucker, Athens, 1:02:00
                                                              46. Jennifer Tharpe, Athens, 1:02:37
                                                              47. Keil Oliver, Athens, 1:03:37
                                                              48. Brian English, Athens, 1:03:45
                                                              49. Kerri Pender, Athens, 1:06:27
                                                              50. Rick Pender, Athens, 1:06:28
                                                              51. Phillip Dean, Athens, 1:06:58
                                                              52. Rick McCarver, Athens, 1:09:00
                                                              53. David Embody, Athens, 1:09:19
                                                              54. Richelle Whitaker, Athens, 1:10:00
                                                              55. Brandon Adair, Athens, 1:11:01
                                                              56. Laura Cary, Athens, 1:11:27
                                                              57. Stacey Glover, Athens, 1:12:08
                                                              58. Ryan Dawson, Elkmont, 1:12:09
                                                              59. Shawn LaGrone, Athens, 1:12:15
                                                              60. Dana Bogard, Athens, 1:12:53
                                                              61. Betty Byrne, Athens, 1:20:03
                                                              62. Laura Hayes, Athens, 1:20:03
                                                              63. Jo Willis, Athens, 1:22:02

                                                              There were 50 Limestone County finishers in the 5k as listed below:

                                                              1. Ben Greene, Athens, 19:17

                                                              2. Thomas Peek, Elkmont, 20:07
                                                              3. Andy Davidson, Athens, 20:35
                                                              4. Alec VanWagnen, Athens, 21:44
                                                              5. Glen King, Athens, 24:01
                                                              6. Tom Logan, Elkmont, 25:10
                                                              7. Phillip Stewart, Athens, 25:25
                                                              8. Gary Holladay, Athens, 25:30
                                                              9. Brent Stark, Elkmont, 27:37
                                                              10. Julie Thomason, Ardmore, 28:40
                                                              11. Jim Logan, Elkmont, 29:03
                                                              12. Melissa Oppman, Athens, 29:19
                                                              13. Carl Davis, Elkmont, 29:31
                                                              14. Jonnie, Johnson II, Athens, 30:14
                                                              15. Gary VanWagnen, Athens, 30:17
                                                              16. Jeffrey Grisham, Athens, 31:44
                                                              17. Edwin Jenkins, Athens, 32:12
                                                              18. Ginger Blackwell, Ardmore, 32:45
                                                              19. Angela Farmer, Athens, 32:48
                                                              20. David Gregory, Athens, 33:37
                                                              21. Nikki Magnusson, Elkmont, 33:42
                                                              22. Sara Edelman, Athens, 33:43
                                                              23. Amber Edelman, Athens, 33:46
                                                              24. Todd Matthews, Athens, 34:09
                                                              25. Theodore Bridgeforth, Athens, 34:48
                                                              26. Lars Edwards, Ardmore, 34:54
                                                              27. Kevin Gardner, Athens, 35:07
                                                              28. Jessica Edelman, Athens, 35:35
                                                              29. Emily Savoie, Ardmore, 35:49
                                                              30. Heather Congo, Tanner, 37:31
                                                              31. Mary Henry, Ardmore, 37:38
                                                              32. Ellen Davis, Elkmont, 37:39
                                                              33. Brooke Thompson, Athens, 37:53
                                                              34. Tina Boozer, Athens, 38:41
                                                              35. Kristi Kingery, Ardmore, 39:04
                                                              36. Melony Ford, Athens, 39:53
                                                              37. Emery Davis, Elkmont, 40:11
                                                              38. Dawn Fiscus, Athens, 40:54
                                                              39. Whitney Hollingsworth, Elkmont, 40:54
                                                              40. Shari Moore, Athens, 41:55
                                                              41. Jenna Gordon, Athens, 42:33
                                                              42. Chloe Hollingsworth, Elkmont, 43:25
                                                              43. Sally Miller, Athens, 43:52
                                                              44. Donna Bohanan, Athens, 45:14
                                                              45. Todd Bohanan, Athens, 45:14
                                                              46. April Hobbs, Ardmore, 47:06
                                                              47. Melody Bowling, Athens, 50:23
                                                              48. Catherine Lott, Athens, 55:51
                                                              49. Laura Lott, Athens, 56:18
                                                              50. Jan Sheets, Athens, 56:18

                                                              Thursday, May 26, 2011

                                                              Jesse Owens 10k

                                                              May 21 was a busy day of races! The Jesse Owens 10k got overlooked in the report for the weekend of May 21.

                                                              The Jesse Owens 10k is a long standing 10k race in Moulton, AL. The race finishes on the Lawrence County High School track. Heat is usually a factor in the finishing times, and that was likely the case again this year. The week prior to the race saw temperatures as low as the lower 40s while race day reached a high near 90 with high early morning humidity.

                                                              Donald Bowman was the overall winner in 36:04 and Emily Spry was the overall female winner in 44:34. The overall results are at the Shoals TRAC website. Limestone County finishers are listed below.

                                                              1. Glen King, Athens, 47:30
                                                              2. David Fanning, Athens, 50:32
                                                              3. Tom Davidson, Athens, 53:24
                                                              4. Philip Stewart, Athens, 53:28
                                                              5. Tim Fogg, Athens, 53:29

                                                              Monday, May 23, 2011

                                                              Catching Up

                                                              I've had a fairly unbelievable 9-12 months that has made maintaining this blog difficult. It has honestly just fallen off of my plate. I plan to do better at keeping this blog a source of information for Athens-Limestone runners. There are several North Alabama races coming up this spring and summer and hopefully I'll be able to report on them all. Also, this is pretty much a one man project. If you'd like to volunteer to help out from time to time, I sure would accept help to keep this site up to date. Just send me an email at duckandrun5k@yahoo.com and I'll let you know what you can do to help out.

                                                              Now, back to the purpose of this blog... Let's report on some races for the weekend of May 21, 2011.

                                                              Harry Williams All Comers Track Meet
                                                              This is an annual event hosted by the Huntsville Track Club. It is free for HTC members who pre-register and very affordable for everyone. It is a family friendly event that has distances that most runners don't get an opportunity to run very often. The event includes a 100 meter race, a 200 meter race, a 400 meter race, an 800 meter race, a one mile race, and a 5 km race. All of the runs take place on the Bob Jones High School Track. The overall results are at the HTC web site. The lone Limestone County participant was 9 year old Gerald Moore of Athens. He ran the 100m in 15.28 seconds, the 200m in 32.54 seconds and the 400m in 79.63 seconds. Very impressive running young man!

                                                              Priceville Community Recreation Association 5k
                                                              The PCRA 5k took place in Priceville, AL on May 21, 2011. There were a few Limestone County finishers in this race listed below. The overall results are available at the HTC website.

                                                              1. Denny Thornton, Athens, 25:57
                                                              2. Taylor Thomas, Athens, 25:57
                                                              3. Hyunsook Dean, Athens, 25:59 (Female Masters Winner!)
                                                              4. Philip Dean, Athens, 28:24
                                                              David McKannan Run for Research 5k
                                                              The Run for Research 5k runs on the old Big Spring Jam 5k course in Huntsville, AL. This race was Saturday, May 21, 2011. The overall results are available on the HTC website. 
                                                              1. Danny Harrison, Athens, 20:56
                                                              2. Taylor Pool, Athens, 24:26
                                                              3. Mark York, Ardmore, 26:46
                                                              4. Julie Thomason, Ardmore, 27:45
                                                              5. Hamson Nelson, Athens, 30:58
                                                              6. Klaire Phillips, Athens, 30:58
                                                              7. Meredith Johnson, Elkmont, 33:14
                                                              8. Brooke Phillips, Athens, 33:20
                                                              9. Guy Greenhaw, Athens, 34:10
                                                              10. Lanier Greenhaw, Athens, 34:10
                                                              11. Will Phillips, Athens, 36:43
                                                              12. Richard Robinett, Athens, 42:22
                                                              13. Michelle Robinett-Fost, Athens, 42:22
                                                              Xterra Oak Mountain Trail Races
                                                              The Xterra Oak Mountain 21k (Half Marathon) Trail Race was held at Oak Mountain State Park near Hoover, AL on Saturday, May 21. This is the Xterra Trail Race Southeast Championship. Xterra event results can be found at http://www.xterraplanet.com/xduro/schedule.html. The event included a trail marathon, a trail half marathon, a 10k mud run, and a 5k mud run. The 5k had one Limestone County finisher, Suzanne Rainey in 47:01. The 21k had two Limestone County finishers.
                                                              1. Andy Davidson, Athens, 1:45:32
                                                              2. Eric Patterson, Athens, 1:47:11 (Age Group Winner)

                                                              Saturday, March 12, 2011

                                                              Huff N Puff 15k

                                                              The Huff N Puff on the Bluff 15k was Saturday, March 12, 2011 in downtown Sheffield, AL. This is a difficult 15k course. There are some difficult hills, especially on the last half. This race draws a fast crowd from North Alabama at the front.

                                                              The overall winner was Josh Whitehead in an amazing and near course record 48:54. The female winner was Sandy Lynch in 1:04:43. The masters winner was Scott Strand in 50:09. The female masters winner was Lori Goldweber in 1:08:08. The overall results and the age group results are at the Shoals TRAC website.

                                                              There were several Limestone County finishers listed below.
                                                              1. Andy Davidson, Athens, 55:32
                                                              2. Glen King, Athens, 1:14:59
                                                              3. Justin Bedingfield, Athens, 1:17:33
                                                              4. Philip Stewart, Athens, 1:17:37
                                                              5. Barry Pugh, Elkmont, 1:24:56
                                                              6. Fred Abernathy, Athens, 1:26:44

                                                              Sunday, March 6, 2011

                                                              UAH Spring 10K Road Race

                                                              The annual Spring 10K Road Race at UAH was Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 2:00 PM. There is some irony in the name of the race today because the conditions were not very spring-like! Temperatures were in the low 40s with a strong breeze from the north under cloudy skies. Brrr!

                                                              There were several Limestone County runners who participated in this race.  The full results are available at the HTC Website.  View the overall results and the age group results there.  Limestone County finishers are listed below.
                                                              1. Danny Harrison, Athens, 46:29
                                                              2. Johnny Maplesden, Athens, 46:34
                                                              3. Max Norman, Athens, 46:35
                                                              4. Glen King, Athens, 47:28
                                                              5. Phillip Stewart, Athens, 49:56
                                                              6. Michael McLemore, Lester, 52:04
                                                              7. William Driskell, Athens, 53:37
                                                              8. Robert Kephart, Athens, 53:51
                                                              9. Angie Smith, Athens, 57:06
                                                              10. Kristen Thacker, Athens, 59:44
                                                              11. Lea Barnes, Ardmore, 1:01:51
                                                              12. David Root, Athens, 1:08:01
                                                              13. Sandra McCollough, Ardmore, 1:22:41

                                                              Wednesday, February 9, 2011

                                                              No Boundaries Training Program

                                                              Fleet Feet in Huntsville is offering their first No Boundaries training program in Athens this year! This is a great opportunity to get ready to finish your first 5k.

                                                              The goal race for the Athens training program is the Chick Fil A 5k  on April 30. The training program kicks off on Monday, February 15.  All training runs will be done in Athens.  The cost for the training program is $85 and does not include race registration.  This is quite a value as the training program includes the following.

                                                              • 10 week training schedule
                                                              • A weekly coached training session
                                                              • Access to a coach for training advice
                                                              • Informational clinics on proper footwear, injury prevention, and nutrition
                                                              • Goodies and shopping incentives
                                                              • And more!
                                                              For more information, visit http://www.fleetfeethuntsville.com/no-boundaries-program or email Meghan at Fleet Feet in Huntsville, meghan@fleetfeethuntsville.com.