Friday, May 1, 2009

2009 Team: David Riddle

David Riddle Email: Personal Records: * Marathon: 2:27:27 at Rocket City Marathon in Huntsville, AL Dec 2008 * Half Marathon: 1:08:11 at Huntsville Half Marathon in Huntsville, AL Nov 2008 * 10 mile: 50:51 at Army Ten Miler in Washington, DC Oct 2008 * 10k: 31:27 at Azalea Trail Run in Mobile, AL March 2007 * 5k 14:38 at Penn Relays, 2005 * 1500m 3:56.82 at 2008 Tiger Classic in Auburn, AL April 208 Brief Bio: I was born in Anniston, AL on September 25, 1981 and first started running in the 4th grade shortly after my family moved to the Huntsville area. While in the 7th grade, I began running competitively at Liberty Middle School and continued running track and cross-country throughout my high school career at Bob Jones in Madison. My senior year, I was chosen as the HTC Male Outstanding High School Cross Country Runner of the year and was all-state in track and cross-country. In 2000, I began attending Auburn University and walked on to the varsity cross-country and track teams. After red shirting my freshman year, I was a four-year letter winner while working toward a degree in Aerospace Engineering. Following the completion of my undergraduate degree and athletic eligibility I hung around Auburn for another year and a half to continue training with the team and to earn my Master’s degree. Early in 2007 I moved back to Huntsville and began working for the Army. My wife Stefanie, also from Madison, were married in June 2008. Short Term Goals: Break 4 hours at Mountain Mist 50km in January 2010. Long Term Goals: Continue learning how to run fast on the trails, while maintaining decent leg speed for road races. Community Involvement: Volunteer at various races, Autumn Chase Run volunteer, Community support activities with the Redstone Arsenal Army Ten-Miler Team.