Monday, March 15, 2010

2010 Team: Madelyn Patton

Madelyn Patton

Brief Biography

Married to Chip Patton for 23 years. Two children: Nathaniel, 20, Carayn, 13. I was raised in a large Irish Catholic family on Staten Island in NYC. I am a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Madison. I have my BSN & substitute as a nurse in the Madison City School System. I began running as a way to lose weight but now run because I love it. It is a huge blessing in my life. For me, running is not about what the finish line clock says, but the journey on my way there. It's noticing the butterflies along the path!

Short Term Goals

To run for the love of it!

Long Term Goals

To be running in my 70s and 80s to appreciate all the people, places and experiences along the way!

Personal Records
  • 2 Mi - 13:24 SR at Winter Winds on 02/15/09 at age 46
  • 5 km - 19:55:00 at Rudolph on 12/20/08 at age 46
  • 8 km - 11:33:00 at Steeplechase 8K on 05/10/08 at age 45
  • 5 Mi - 12:35:00 at Spirit of America on 06/28/08 at age 45
  • 10 km - 44:38:00 at River City Run on 04/12/08 at age 45
  • 13.1 Mi - 1:37:25 at Cedars of Lebanon Frostbite on 02/16/08 at age 45
  • 26.2 Mi - 3:57:43 at Knoxville Marathon on 03/29/09 at age 46

Need you ask? I love running and am joyful when I'm running and around running events! Win or lose, I finish with a smile! I encourage runners of all levels to enjoy the journeys running puts them on. Positive, upbeat, love running, but don't sweat the #s on the clock. It truly is about what I see and experience along the way. I think that is contagious to those around me!! And most all of those times, I'm wearing some sort of Fleet Feet attire, so my attitude reflects positively toward the store and owners of the store.