Monday, March 15, 2010

2010 Team: Eric Patterson

Eric Patterson

Brief Biography

I am a native of North Alabama, having been born and raised in Athens, AL. I earned a BS in Electrical Engineering at UA Huntsville. I am a deacon at the Eastside Church of Christ in Athens. I am married and have 8 year old twin daughters.

I started running in 2008 just after losing 70+ pounds. I began running to improve my aerobic conditioning. Training for the 2008 Cotton Row 10k got me hooked on running. I went from being unable to finish a 3 mile run to Boston Qualifying in less than 2 years. I log my training and races at

Short Term Goals

PR every distance that I race in 2010.  Continue to compete in my age group.  Run a sub 6:00/mile pace for a 5k.

Long Term Goals

Run Boston Marathon in 2011.  Run a sub 3:00 marathon.  Continue to encourage others to run.

Personal Records
  • 5 km - 0:18:29 at Spooktacular 5k on 10/30/10 at age 38
  • 10 km - 0:40:57 at 3M River City Run on 04/11/09 at age 36
  • 15 km - 1:01:44 at Fleet Feet Monte Sano 15k on 10/10/09 at age 37
  • 13.1 Mi - 1:28:13 at Huntsville Half Marathon on 11/14/09 at age 37
  • 26.2 Mi - 3:11:11 at Rocket City Marathon on 12/12/09 at age 37

Living in Athens, I am able to reach a geography that may not otherwise know about Fleet Feet in Huntsville.
I have a professional background in technical training and technical sales. Therefore, I would be able to share what I learn about running and I would be able to persuade people of the benefits of proper footwear and gear and persuade them to shop at Fleet Feet.  I am interested in starting a running club in Athens and I have talked to several residents about this. With some help from Fleet Feet and HTC team members, I could help accomplish this and thereby improve Fleet Feet brand awareness.