Monday, September 21, 2009

Weekend Results - 9/20/09

Weekend Results The Fleet Feet Racing Team members had another stellar weekend on the local road racing scene. Though none of the events were held in Huntsville, there were three 5km races within a short drive from here and as always, our team travels well.
The featured event this weekend was the 2nd Annual Care Center 5km held in New Hope, AL. Though Josh Whitehead ran away with the overall win, Shane O'Neill ran a strong 2nd, as he clocked a personal best of 17:00. He was followed by Donald Bowman, who took 3rd overall and top Male Master. Ovella Jesse was top Masters Woman, 4th Woman overall and rounded out the top 20. This was a great showing for the team in a large field of 300+ finishers Official Results
In Hartselle, Eric Schotz took top honors at the Depot Days 5k, just as predicted. Schotz is coming on strong on the road racing scene, after mostly running ultra distance events this spring. No Official Results Available
In Scottsboro, the Carlos Serrano Memorial PHP 5km had the largest turnout of team members. Linda Scavarda was the top female, edging out Kathy Youngren who came in 2nd. On the men's side, in an odd turn of events with course markings toward the end of the race, Dink Taylor came out on top after trailing team mate Rob Youngren for most of the race. James Falcon was 8th place overall and earned a 2nd place age group award. Official Results
Katie Maehlmann ran a 3:53 at the Maui Marathon in Hawaii while celebrating her 5 year anniversary with her husband Rick, who ran a 4:08. Official Results Here
In Ohio, Jason Reneau ran alongside his wife and fellow team mate Jane and paced her to a great time in the Air Force Marathon. Jane notches another mark on her belt toward her 50 Marathons in 50 States quest as she ran a 4:05. Official Results

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Who's Racing This Weekend

Who’s Racing This Weekend You can hardly through a rock from the top of Monte Sano without hitting a 5km road race this weekend.
In Hartselle, Eric Schotz will make a run for top honors at Depot Days 5k.
In New Hope, the 2nd Annual Care Center 5km is being held. This year Shane O'Neill and Ovella Jesse will represent Fleet Feet Racing Team.
In Scottsboro, the Carlos Serrano Memorial PHP 5km is in it's 3rd year. With the tragic passing of Carlos just a short time ago, the numbers for this race are sure to be up as people come to show their support and pay their respects to a man who gave much back to the sport. Fleet Feet is playing a big part in the race this year as well. Linda Scavarda, Dink Taylor, Rob Youngren & Kathy Youngren will be competing.
Katie and Rick Maehlmann celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary together by running in the Maui Marathon. This marathon is in the top 10 for most scenic marathons in the USA.
Jane Reneau continues her pursuit of 50 marathons in 50 states this weekend in Ohio where she will run the Air Force Marathon.
Good luck to the entire race team wherever your running takes you this weekend.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Weekend Results - 9/12/09

Weekend Results The Fleet Feet Racing Team of Huntsville competed in four local and one out-of-state race, making the leader board in each race.
At the Randolph There and Back Again 5k, the team took 4 spots in the top 10, including overall honors with Chris Platt edging out the next runner by 5 seconds. Filling out the top 10 were Shane O'Neill in 5th, Joe Francica in 9th and Conrad Meyer in 10th. Click here for the full results.
In Athens at the Duck & Run 5k, Whitney Hollingsworth took top female masters with a time of 22:23. Jon Elmore was top male masters winner and also took 2nd place overall with a time of 18:34. Great job you two! Click here for the full results.
At Sharon Johnston Park in the UAH Open Cross Country meet, George DeWitt placed 4th overall and was top masters runner. This was a small field but very fast at the top. Click here for the full results.
Greg Reynolds pulled off yet another amazing 2nd place finish at the Frantic Frog in Scottsboro, AL. Greg was one of only 2 people to run under 19 minutes for the 5k at the end of this sprint Tri. Click here for the full results.
The 'Team Cupcake' finished as the 3rd female team at Blue Ridge Relay. Jennifer Carter and Suzanne Taylor from the Race Team were part of the 12 woman team that ran the 211 mile relay from Virginia to North Carolina.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Who’s Racing This Weekend

Who’s Racing This Weekend Early September in Northern Alabama brings a barrage of short distance road races to the area as the late summer heat continues to swelter. There are three local 5km races within a short drive from Huntsville this weekend, as well as one of the last triathlons of the season. As many team members begin to ramp up their mileage for a fall distance race, the team will be out this weekend at all local events. In Huntsville, the 50th Anniversary celebration of Randolph school means a commemorative 5km race that starts at the new campus and runs around Jones Valley. Joe Francica, Conrad Meyer, Shane O’Neil and Chris Platt will be competing in this event, which has the makings of a very fast race. In Athens, everyone’s favorite Duck & Run 5k is back and better than ever. Whitney Hollingsworth is committed to run in Decatur and should be amongst the fast competition at the top of the field. Sharon Johnston Park will serve as the site for the UAH open cross country meet. This race is directed UAH Cross Country Coach David Cain, husband of team mate Ashley Cain. Though a small field for this race, the competition is always fierce at the XC meet. Greg Reynolds continues his assault on the triathlon scene in Scottsboro, AL at the Frantic Frog. This sprint distance tri consists of a 400m swim, a 24km bike and a 5km run. There are 600 registrants in this year’s event. More information can be found at the event website of Jokingly referred to as ‘Team B’ by Fleet Feet Sports owner Suzanne Taylor, Team Cupcake will travel to Grayson, VA on Thursday to compete as a 12 member team in the Blue Ridge Relay. This 208 mile (actually 211 miles as measured by personal experience in 2008) rolls through the Blue Ridge Mountains and features killer climbs and even harder down hills before culminating in Asheville, NC. Team member Jennifer Carter will be amongst the Cupcakes, along with Suzanne, Laura Charette, Sara Bowden and a few others. Good luck to the entire race team wherever your running takes you this weekend. By the way, just in case you wanted to know, Dogman is not competing this weekend. LOL!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Weekend Results - 9/6/09

Weekend Results 2009 Monte Sano Road Race - 10k Huntsville, AL September 5, 2009 Fleet Feet Racing Takes Overall Male, Female, Masters Male, Masters Female The final two races of the Huntsville Track Club Gran Prix season are held annually on the Saturday before Labor day. Monte Sano Road Races have been going on for 37 years and feature a 10k at 8am and a 5k that starts 90 minutes later. The 10k course is two loops of the 5k course and features rolling hills and a portion of gravel road on the out and back section. In the 10km race, David Riddle took overall honors with George DeWitt winning the male masters and placing 3rd overall. On the women's side, Candace Jacobs was first female (14th overall) and Whitney Hollingsworth won the female masters title. The team took 7 of the top 10 spots and 13 of the top 20. Full Results Team Results 1 David Riddle - 33:19 3 George Dewitt - 36:02 4 Donald Bowman - 36:46 5 Eric Charette - 36:48 6 Shane O'Neill - 37:08 7 Gregory Reynolds - 37:22 8 Kevin Betts - 37:42 11 David Purinton - 38:30 12 Eric Schotz - 38:43 13 Conrad Meyer - 38:45 14 Candace Jacobs - 38:47 15 Joe Francica - 38:51 18 Dink Taylor - 39:32 23 Randy McFarland - 40:58 36 Joey Butler - 42:58 50 Steve Carter - 44:48 54 Katie Maehlmann - 45:05 57 Linda Scavarda - 45:12 77 Dana Overton - 46:47 90 Kathy Youngren - 48:11 94 Whitney Hollingsworth - 48:31 157 Robert Youngren - 53:09 158 James Falcon - 53:10 159 Blake Thompson - 53:10 291 Jennifer Carter - 1:01:19
2009 Monte Sano Road Race - 5k Men Huntsville, AL September 5, 2009 Fleet Feet Racing Takes Overall Male and Masters Male In the men's 5k, David Riddle takes the overall win in dominating fashion and Donald Bowman wins the men's masters. Shane O'Neill, Eric Charette and Greg Reynolds help to give the team the top 5 spots. Full Results Team Results 1 David Riddle - 16:26 2 Shane O'Neill - 18:13 3 Eric Charette - 18:30 4 Donald Bowman - 18:46 5 Gregory Reynolds - 18:50 7 Eric Schotz - 19:27 10 Joe Francica - 19:40 14 James Falcon - 20:27 21 Randy McFarland - 21:18 22 Rick Maehlmann - 21:19 94 Dink Taylor - 26:22 116 Robert Youngren - 27:52 122 Joey Butler - 27:57 139 Conrad Meyer - 29:14
2009 Monte Sano Road Race - 5k Women Huntsville, AL September 5, 2009 Fleet Feet Racing Takes Overall Male and Masters Male In the women's 5k, the team places five times in the top 60 as the rain pours down. Full Results Team Results 13 Linda Scavarda - 25:39 14 Kathy Youngren - 25:40 15 Dana Overton - 25:41 58 Whitney Hollingsworth - 29:23 60 Jennifer Carter - 29:34

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Who's Racing This Weekend

August 5-6, 2009 Huntsville, AL The Fleet Feet Racing Team of Huntsville will be wearing the new Team Nike gear at the Monte Sano 10k/5k this weekend. This is the last event in the HTC Gran Prix for 2008-2009. All in all, there are 22 members of the team running either the 10k, the 5k or both races. The weather looks manageable so let's see lots of Red, White and Blue at the top of the results! Tab Barnett - 10k Kevin Betts - 10k Donald Bowman - 10k/5k Joey Butler - 10k/5k Eric Charette - 10k/5k George DeWitt - 10k Joe Francica - 10k/5k Whitney Hollingsworth - 10k/5k Candace Jacobs - 10k Randy McFarland - 10k/5k Katie Maehlmann - 10k Rick Maehlmann - 5k Conrad Meyer - 10k/5k Shane O'Neill - 10k/5k David Purinton - 10k Greg Reynolds - 10k/5k David Riddle - 10k/5k Linda Scavarda - 10k/5k Eric Schotz - 10k/5k Dink Taylor - 10k Kathy Youngren - 10k/5k Rob Youngren - 10k/5k