Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Team Notes Feb 24, 2010

The Fleet Feet Racing Team looks to continue their winning ways this coming weekend. Last weekend the team claimed overall victories at two different ultra marathons. In Moulton, Alabama, DeWayne Satterfield topped the the competition at Black Warrior 50km in 3:54:42. DeWayne also won the 50km the last time he ran this race in 2007 with a similar 3:54:22. Finishing in second place was fellow race team member Eric Schotz with a 4:59:38. Christy Scott overcame a wrong turn during the race to still post a 5:58:46. James Falcon battled IT Band issues to finish at 5:44.

In the 25km race, Rob Youngren ran 1:47:07 and Eric Charette ran 1:51:42, finishing in 4th oand 5th place overall. On the women's side, Kathy Youngren took overall honors with a 2:07, a full 6 minutes over her nearest competitor.

50km preliminary results
25km preliminary results

In Mountain View, Arkansas, David Riddle was the overall winner of the Sylamore 50k. David's win was over quality competition and continues his unbeaten streak in ultra marathons to 5. David said that he was in awe at the shear cliffs that the trail ran along with incredible views down below. David's time of 3:48 was just off of the course record which remains in tact for Fleet Feet Huntsville owner Dink Taylor from the year 2000. David was 7 minutes ahead of 2nd place finisher, Nick Lewis.

50km Official Results

This upcoming weekend is the Mount Cheaha 50k, part of the Montrail Ultra Cup. This point to point ultra marathon traverses along 80% single track trail through the Talladega National Forest and finishes at the summit of Cheaha Mountain which at 2,407' is the highest point in Alabama. Competing from the team are Joey Butler, Steve Carter, Eric Charette, Dana Overton, DeWayne Satterfield, Linda Scarvarda and Dink Taylor.

In New Orleans, several team members will be running the Rock n Roll Mardi Gras Marathon. Brett Addington will be looking for another sub 3 hour marathon to add to his collection, while Rick and Katie Maehlmann are running the full as their 15th state (in quest of 50).

In Memphis, Greg Reynolds is running the Move It Memphis 10km. After a great track workout this week with the team, Greg proved that his running fitness is still top notch and he should be amongst the leaders.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Who's Racing This Weekend

The Fleet Feet Racing Team looks to dominate on the the trails outside of the Huntsville area this weekend.

In Mountain View, Arkansas, David Riddle will be running the Sylamore 50km through the Ozark National Forest. The course record is held by Fleet Feet Huntsville owner Dink Taylor, who ran 3:40:37 in 2000. He is up against some stellar talent, including Nick Lewis of Memphis, who ran 17:44 at Leadville 100 last year, but only registered a 4:29 at Sylamore last year. There is major prize money on the line if David can better the course record, so best wishes to him on his race.

In Moulton, Alabama, Eric Charette, Shane O'Neill, Rob Youngren and Kathy Youngren will be competing in the Black Warrior 25km. The course is mostly single track trails over rolling terrain n the Bankhead National Forest. The trails are frequently used by horses and when combined with the wet weather in the area lately, the course will have some shoe-sucking mud for sure. James Falcon, Eric Schotz, DeWayne Satterfield and Christy Scott are running the 50km distance, which involves the Pine Torch Loop and the Key Mill Loop trails.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Weekend Results

Fleet Feet Racing Team dominates at Winter Winds

If the snow on Sunday morning would not have been melted by the sun, it would surely would have been after the scorching performances by the Racing Team at  the 
Huntsville Track Club's Winter Winds.

In the 2 mile race, Eric Charette took the lead before the 1/2 mile mark and held on for the overall win.  Charette managed a negative split on the rolling hill course, running 5:21 in the first mile and 5:17 in the second mile.  Rob Youngren made it very interesting with a surge up the Double Tree Lane hill and finished just two seconds behind for 2nd place.  
Fleet Feet Racing captured the top 5 overall spots with George DeWitt, Donald Bowman and Kevin Betts finishing 3-4-5.

On the female side. Candace Jacobs broke the 12 minute mark, finishing at 11:59 and taking the overall win by 40 seconds over her nearest competitor.

Racing Team Results

1. Eric Charette - 10:38
2. Rob Youngren - 10:40
3. George DeWitt - 10:48 (State age record by 43 seconds)
4. Donald Bowman - 10:54 
5. Kevin Betts - 10:58
10. Candace Jacobs - 11:59
11. Conrad Meyer - 12:07
12. Joe Francica - 12:11
23. Kathy Youngren - 12:49
24. Rick Maehlmann - 12:54
42. Katie Maehlmann - 14:16
49. Joey Butler - 15:02

Official Results

The 4 mile race started just 30 minutes after the 2 mile race started, so runners doubling up had just 15 minutes at most to get ready to race again.

Lucas Sieb of Scottsboro proved to be too much for anyone to handle as he ran away with the victory in 21:14.   George DeWitt came back and was top male masters runner, finishing 4h overall.  Candace set a state age record with her 25:10, making it a perfect two for two on wins for the day.

Racing Team Results

4. George DeWitt - 22:34 (State Age Record by 2 minutes and 2 seconds)
5. Donald Bowman - 23:07
6. Eric Charette - 23:19
8. David Purinton - 23:19
10. Candace Jacobs - 25:10 (State Age Record by 1 minute and 26 seconds)
15. Conrad Meyer - 26:29
22. Rick Maehlmann - 27:10
36. Katie Maehlmann - 28:49
80. Kathy Youngren - 33:41
81. Joey Butler - 33:41
83. Ron Youngren 33:44

Official Results

Friday, February 12, 2010

Who’s Racing This Weekend

This is the first weekend of the spring road racing season in Huntsville, though with temperatures in the 30's or less, it certainly does not feel like it.

The Fleet Feet Racing Team will have at least 10 members running the Huntsville Track Club's Winter Winds on Sunday starting from Grissom High School. This event offers two races back to back starting with a 2 mile and then a 4 mile. Many runners will compete in both events.

At first glance, Candace should have a shot at top honors for females, but the men's side looks wide open for anyone willing to dig deep.
  • Kevin Betts
  • Donald Bowman
  • Joey Butler
  • Eric Charette
  • George Dewitt
  • Joe Francica
  • Candace Jacobs
  • Conrad Meyer
  • Rick Maehlmann
  • David Purinton
  • Kathy Youngren
  • Rob Youngren
Early packet pick up is at Fleet Feet Sports Huntsville on Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Good luck to all runners!