Friday, May 1, 2009

2009 Team: Madelyn Patton

Madelyn Patton Email: Personal Records: * 8km - 35:33 at Steeplechase in Decatur, AL April 2008 * 10km – 44:38 at 3M River City Run in Decatur, AL April 2008 * 1/2 Marathon – 1:37:25 at Cedars Of Lebanon Frostbite in Lebanon, TN February 2008 * Marathon - 3:57:12 at Knoxville Marathon in Knoxville, TN March 2009 Brief Bio: I was born and raised in New York City in a large Irish Catholic family. I began running as a way to lose weight after college. I started getting more serious about running 12 years ago. Racing in Pennsylvania, baby strollers were allowed so most of my racing there was done pushing my daughter and next to my husband of 23 years, Chip. Since moving back to Alabama, I've gotten more serious about running especially in recent months. I have 2 children, Nathaniel, age 19 is a sophomore at Auburn University and a daughter Caralyn, age 12. I recently ran my 1st Marathon at 46 years old at Rocket City Marathon in Huntsville, AL December 2008 Short/Long Term Goals: Run, run, run. Always remember it is a blessing! Community Involvement: * Member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Madison, AL * Religious education catechism * Special Minister of Holy Communion * Huntsville Track Club member * Regular volunteer at races