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

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
2.       Danny Harrison
Athens AL
3.       Johnny Maplesden
Athens AL
4.       Robert Kephart
Athens AL
5.       Jeremy McDougal
Athens AL
6.       Glen King
Athens AL
7.       Justin Bedingfield
Athens AL
8.       Fred Abernathy
Athens AL
9.       Barry Pugh
Elkmont AL
10.   Amy Humphries
Athens AL
11.   Corey Glover
Athens AL
12.   Sarah Blakely
Athens AL
13.   Kim Shores
Elkmont AL
14.   Stacey Glover
Athens AL