Friday, May 1, 2009

2009 Team: Marty Clarke

Marty Clarke Email: Personal Records: * 1 Mile - 4:44 (open) / 4:57 (masters) * 5k - 16:08 (open) / 16:32 (masters) * 4 Mile - 21:21 (open) / 22:04 (masters) * 10k - 33:27(open) / 33:40 (masters) * 10 Mile - 56:06 (open) / 58:40 (masters) * 1/2 Marathon - 1:15:06 (open) / 1:15:35 (masters) * Marathon 2:48:24 (open) / 2:55:28 (masters) Brief Bio: I was born in Memphis, TN. I have lived in Huntsville since 1989. I ran my first road race (10K) while in the Army, and I have been running ever since. I participated in Triathlons from 1986-1990 and realized that I wasn’t a good enough swimmer to be competitive. I have raced every distance from the mile up to 51 miles. I have been competitive at most distances. None of this would have been possible without my loving and understanding wife, Tina and my two daughters. They have always been there for me, no matter how good or how bad a race went. Short/Long Term Goals: * Continue running as long as possible, while slowing down as little as possible each year. * Run races that I have not run before or have not run in a long time. * I would like to race a 50mi and run a 100mi. * Since I have run my last PR unless I run a distance I have not run before, I plan to use the knowledge and experience I have gained from 29+ years of running to help other runners achieve their goals. * Beat Eric at least one more time. Community Involvement: * Member Huntsville Track Club since 1997 * Race Director All Comers Track Meet 2002- present * Meet Director Alabama Sports Festival Track and Field 2002-2003 * Participated in Fleet Feet Track workouts 2004-present * Participated in training groups for RCM, Huntsville Half-marathon and Cotton Row 10k * Cross Country Coach Westminster Christian Academy 2007-2008