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 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 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)