Monday, February 28, 2011

Weekend Results

DeWayne Satterfield ran his second 50km in as many Saturdays, DeWayne Satterfield, this time running to the top of Alabama in Mount Cheaha 50km where he finished 3rd overall (1st master) in a time of 4 hours 54 minutes.  Store owner Dink Taylor finished 10th overall with a time of 5:09.  Dana Overton had a strong showing and Josh Kennedy became the first person to double up the course, running the course in reverse prior to the race in 6:53 and then in forward with the actual race in 6:48 (13:21 plus a short rest in between for 100km with half in the dark).

At the Love Your Library 5km, Jon Elmore finished 2nd overall and 1st men's master with an 18:36.  Lisa Rawlings and Linda Scavarda were 2nd and 3rd place females.

Race Results

2 Jon Elmore -18:36.2
15 David Rawlings - 21:45.1
17 Lisa Rawlings - 21:55.9
19 Linda Scavarda - 22:10.4

Blake Thompson won the 5km at the 5th Annual Seacrest Race for Preservation by a sizeable margin. It was Blake's first 5km race win.

At Scenic City Half marathon in Chattanooga, TN, Shane O'Neill ran 1:24:05 which placed him 6th overall. Madelyn Patton ran a 1:42:10, placing her first in her age group.

Friday, February 25, 2011

This Weekend

This weekend is the annual running of Mount Cheaha 50km in central Alabama.  This point to point course climbs the entire way, culminating atop Cheaha State Park at the Lodge, near the highest point in the state.

DeWayne Satterfield has had tremendous success on this technical course and looks to be in the mix for overall honors again this year.  Fleet Feet owner Dink Taylor should be near the front of the pack as well. Josh Kennedy will attempt to be he first person to double the course up, by running it in reverse direction before the race (within the same time limit as the actual race) and be at the start to run the race in the forward direction.

Good luck to the entire time in where ever your fleet feet take you!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Weekend Results

Impressive!  Impressive!  Impressive!  That accurately describes the running of the Nike Fleet Feet Racing Team of Huntsville this weekend.

David Riddle continues to dominate the ultra running world and this weekend was another victory, coming at Sylamore Trail 50km in Allison, Arkansas.  Not only did David repeat as winner, but he broke the 11 year old course record held by Fleet Feet Huntsville owner Dink Taylor with a time of 3:31:30, bettering the CR by 9 minutes and 7 seconds.

Near Moulton, Alabama, Eric Charette was the overall winner of the 25km distance at the Phillip Parker Memorial Black WarriorTrail runs in a time of 1:43:56 which was the 3rd fastest time on the course in the 4th running of this distance.  Lisa and David Rawlings both turned in nice times in the 25km.

DeWayne Satterfield battled the unseasonably warm temperatures (mid 60's) of the morning to notch an impressive 2nd place in the 50km with a time of 4:10.  James Falcon ran 4:45 and notched a top 10 performance in the 50km as well.

Katie Maehlmann ran a personal best 3:18:05 in Myrtle Beach South Carolina at the flat and fast Myrtle Beach Marathon.

Lori Jandreau was the top overall winner (male or female) in her debut 50 miler at Iron Horse 50M in Florahome, Florida with a time of 7:26.

Friday, February 18, 2011

This Weekend

Coming off a fantastic weekend of racing, the Nike Fleet Feet Racing Team of Huntsville is looking for more podium places at distances of marathon and up.

David Riddle will be running the Sylamore Trail 50km in Allison, Arkansas where he was the overall winner last year.  The course record is held by Fleet Feet Huntsville owner Dink Taylor and David will be looking to lower the 3:40:37 that Dink set in 2000.

Near Moulton, Alabama, DeWayne SatterfieldJames Falcon and Eric Charette will be running the Black Warrior 50km at Brushy Lake Recreational Area.  This year the event has been modified to honor ultra running legend Phillip Parker, who passed away in 2010.  Lisa and David Rawlings will be running the 25km also.

In Myrtle Beach South Carolina, Rick and Katie Maehlmann will be looking to add another state to their 50 states/marathon quest on the flat and fast Myrtle Beach Marathon course.

Lori Jandreau will be running her first 50 miler at Iron Horse 50M in Florahome, Florida.  She has been killing  her long distance training runs and setting PR's at the short distance stuff too so she should be ready to roll!

Good luck to the entire time in where ever your fleet feet take you!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Weekend Results

It was a great weekend of running for the Nike Fleet Feet Racing Team of Huntsville!  Starting in Birmingham where Eric Charette lead the team to a 13th place finish in the 10th annual Mercedes Marathon with a time of 2:48:19.  Also breaking the 3 hour mark on this two loop course was Blake Thompson (2:55:34) and Rob Youngren (2:57:29).  Maybe the best performance on the hills was from Kathy Youngren who ran a 3:14:20 to finish 9th overall female and 1st in her age group.  Randy McFarland finished his 10th Mercedes and Joey Butler came in under 8:00 minute pace at 3:29:31.

Mercedes Marathon
13 - Eric Charette - 2:48:19 (2nd M35-39)
18 - Blake Thompson - 2:55:34 (3rd M25-29)
19 - Robert Youngren - 2:57:29 (3rd M35-39)
51 - Kathy Youngren - 3:14:20 (1st F35-39)
104 - Randy McFarland - 3:26:09 (10th M45-49)
121 - Joey Butler - 3:29:31 (17th M40-44)

Official Results

Locally in Huntsville, team member Linda Scavarda race directed the Winter Winds 2 and 4 mile races.  Donald Bowman captured 2nd place in both races with a 10:53 and 22:42.  Candace Jacobs and Caitlin Morris both set state age records in both races!  Candace ran 11:23 (11:57 old record) and 23:54 (25:54 old record) in the 2 & 4mile and Caitlin ran 11:54 (old record 12:17) and 25:07 (old record 26:10) in the 2 & 4 mile.  Linda mentioned that many team members were out there at Grissom High School to volunteer, including Dink and Suzanne Taylor, Marty Clarke, David Purinton, Rick & Katie Maehlmann, Carl Smith and many others.

Winter Winds 2 mile
2 - Donald Bowman - 10:53
3 - Candace Jacobs - 11:23
8 - Caitlin Morris - 11:54
10 - Greg Reynolds - 12:09
11 - Conrad Meyer - 12:29

Official Results

Winter Winds 4 mile
2 - Donald Bowman - 22:42
4 - Candace Jacobs - 23:54
6 - Kevin Betts - 24:13
7 - Greg Reynolds - 24:40
8 - Caitlin Morris - 25:07
15 - Conrad Meyer - 27:23

Official Results

In Louisville Kentucky, Josh Kennedy confirmed that Lovin' the Hilsl 50km was indeed one of the most difficult 50km races in the Southeastern USA.  He noted that it was either climbing or dropping the entire time and it was very muddy.

Louisville Lovin' The Hills 50km
16 - Josh Kennedy - 6:50:19

Official Results

Thursday, February 10, 2011

This Weekend

There are quite a few races this weekend across the region that members of the Nike Fleet Feet Racing Team from Huntsville will be tackling, starting off in Birmingham at the Mercedes Marathon.  Running the marathon are Tim Vinson, Blake Thompson, Kathy Youngren, Rob Youngren, Joey Butler and Eric Charette.

In Lithia Springs, Georgia at Sweetwater Creek State Park, Shane O'Neill will be running the
SweetH20 Sweetheart Half Marathon. This race course offers 13.1 miles of winding moderately difficult trails in and around the Park, following the lovely rapids of Sweetwater Creek, and venturing past Civil War-era textile mill ruins.

Josh Kennedy will be heading north this Saturday for Louisville Lovin' the Hills 50km. This race is supposed to be the toughest 50km in the south, comparable to Cheaha 50km. Josh will be using this as the first in a series of training runs for Western States 100.

Team member Linda Scavarda race directs the HTC's first road race of the season on Sunday with the 2 and 4 mile races at Winter Winds.

Good luck to the team in where ever their fleet feet take them!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Weekend Results

The Nike Fleet Feet Racing Team from Huntsville had a nice weekend of results at the Bow Wow 5km in Huntsville, by sweeping the top three positions.  Coming in first overall was Jon Elmore, followed narrowly by Fleet Feet owner Dink Taylor and Eric Schotz rounded out the podium.  This was a great way to start off the short distance race season!

Official Results

1 Jon Elmore - 18:47
2 Dink Taylor - 18:50
3 Eric Schotz -  19:01