Thursday, October 1, 2009

Who's Racing This Weekend

Who's Racing This Weekend The theme for Racing Team this week is all about ‘Going Back.’
Blake Thompson goes back to Arkansas looking for redemption at Arkansas Traveller 100. Since his last trip, Blake has successfully run a 100 miler at Pinhoti and his training has been top notch preparing for AT100. Fellow team member Rob Youngren and Fleet Feet regular Eric Fritz make up Blake’s crew.
Eric Charettegoes back to the mountains of Chattanooga where he had much success this summer at the Stage Race. This time Eric tries his luck at Stump Jump 50km against top talent like Mountain Mist Champion David Rindt and Rock/Creek Race Team Member Matt Sims. Along with Eric, Kathy Youngren also vies for top female honors at SJ50km and looks to beat Dean Karnazes again after besting him at Badwater 135 this summer.
Fleet Feet owner Dink Taylorgoes back to his old ways of chasing sub 3 hour marathons at the Portland Marathon. When it comes to this distance, Dink is very tough.
The Fleet Race Team has two A Team members from the Redstone Arsenal going back to the Army Ten Miler with David Riddle and Jason Reneau. Last year David ran 50:51 and finished 8th overall and Jason ran 56:59 for 67th, both of 19,000 runners. It is important to note that Greg Reynolds was also chosen to travel to Washington DC on the A Team, but can not attend due to personal reasons. Jane Reneau and Randy Dogman McFarland are also running in DC.
Good luck to the entire team in whatever events you may race and wherever your travels may take you.