Monday, March 15, 2010

2010 Team: Carl Smith

Carl Smith

Brief Biography

Hometown of Jackson, TN. Started running in 1979. Earned Mechanical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech in 1985. Worked in Los Angeles for 5 years and ;moved to the Huntsville area in 1991. Married to wife Lynn who runs, but only races occasionally. One daughter Katie, who loves basketball and swimming. Back and knee injuries led to more HTC volunteer activity in the late 1990's. Enjoys giving back to the community in support of healthy activity through running and other sports.

Short Term Goals

Race consistantly under 19:00 for 5K and 39:00 for 10K. Cross train more.

Long Term Goals

Discover ways to improve race times at shorter distances while running limited mileage (due to knee wear and tear .. i.e. cycling, soft surfaces, specific strength training). Keep running for as many years as possible while enjoying the company of good friends.

Personal Records
  • 1 Mi - 5:02:00 at All Comers Track Meet
  • 5 km - 17:30:00 at Runway Run 5K
  • 10 km - 36:30:00 at River City Run
  • 15 km - 56:00:00 at Monte Sano 15K
  • 13.1 Mi - 1:23:00 at Rocket City 1/2M
  • 26.2 Mi - 3:06:00 at Los Angeles Marathon


I have many opportunities to promote FF at the races that I help time/score (9 non-HTC events in the area in 2009). I typically wear apparel with FF logo and recommend the store to runners getting started.