Friday, March 25, 2011

2011 Elite Team: Eric Charette

Eric Charette
Age: 35
Huntsville, AL

Brief Biography
I grew up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and attended college at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. While there, I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and am a Registered Professional Engineer. I began running at age 27, but it was not until moving to Huntsville, AL in 2006 when I began to run trails, ultramarathons and compete at a competitive level. I have two dogs, Prisoner of Azkaban Sirius Beagle (Siri) and Dawson’s Creek Josephine Lillian Potter (Fiina) who enjoy trail running with me. I enjoy writing about my running adventures and maintain an online running blog, which can be found at I am driven through hard work and determination to realize my dreams and find the upper limits of my abilities.

Short Term Goals
In the short term my goals include several ultra events this spring, training for a sub 7 hour 50 miler at Delano Park, a fast time at Strolling Jim 40 Miler, a win at Keyes Peak 50km this summer. Then in the fall I would like to get back into fast road shape in preperation for the New York City Marathon.

Long Term Goals
In the long term, I would like to log 100,000 miles of running in my lifetime. I would also like to attempt a 100-mile race in 2011 and run 100 ultra marathons, all competitively. I would like to run all of the Marathon Majors (Chicago - 2006, Boston 2008, 2009, New York 2011, London 2012?, Berlin 2013?).

Personal Records
  • 2 Mi at Winter Winds 2 Mile 10:38
  • 5 km at Liz Hurley 5km 16:36
  • 5 Mi at Lake Antoine Classic 28:01
  • 10 km at Dam Bridge 10,000 meter 34:45
  • 15 km at Fleet Feet 15km 55:40
  • 13.1 Mi at Life Without Limits Half Marathon 1:15:32
  • 26.2 Mi at California International Marathon 2:43:40
  • 50 km at Dizzy Fifties 3:53:15
  • 50 Mi at Delano Park 7:14:16
Recent Race Results
  • California International Marathon 26.2 Mi 2:43:40 93rd OA
  • HELPLine Turkey Trot 5 km 16:41 1st OA
  • Life Without Limits 1/2 Marathon 13.1 Mi 1:15:32 2nd OA
  • Liz Hurley 5km 5 km 16:36 5th OA
  • Windsor Rodeo 10km 10 km 35:56 1st OA
  • Winter Winds 2 Mile 2 Mi 10:38 1st OA
  • Xterra Monte Sano 5km 18:55 1st OA
  • Squawk Mountain Trail 1/2 Marathon 13.1 Mi 1:55:05 2nd OA
  • Run the Keeweenaw Weekend (6km/12km/25km) Other 3rd OA
  • Keyes Peak Trail Marathon 26.2 Mi 3:19:55 1st OA
2011 Calendar
  • Mountain Mist 50km 50 km 1/23/2011 Sub 4:30
  • Strolling Jim 41M 5/7/2011 Top 5 finish, sub 5:15
  • Keyes Peak Trail 50km 50 km 6/25/2011 Overall Win
  • NY Marathon 26.2 Mi 11/6/2011 Sub 2:45