Wednesday, April 6, 2011

2011 Team: David O'Keefe

David O'Keefe
Age: 37
Owens Cross Roads, AL

Brief Biography
I have lived in Huntsville since I was 10. I graduated from Auburn University where I met my beautiful wife Lori, and then completed medical school at the Univ. of South AL. I currently work in the ER at Huntsville Hospital. Lori and I have 3 amazing children and we are challenged every day by them. I was always a team sports person, and would play any game with a ball. However I also loved to hike and spend time outside. I never considered running enjoyable just for runnings sake. Even though I ran a 5:12 mile in middle school, I hated it at the time. Three years ago a friend introduced me to trail running, and I have been hooked ever since. There is nothing better than running the local trails to challenge your body, refresh your mind, and renew your spirit in God's creation. I am the kind of person that loves to see how far I can push myself. I'm a dreamer, and I want to see how fast I can be if I train harder than anyone else is willing to do. I love running because the concept is so basic at its core, yet it can be as challenging as you want it to be.

Short Term Goals
Break 17:00 for the 5K. Break 35 minutes for the 10K. Run a sub 2:50:00 marathon. Meet others this year who love to run. Help local runners reach their goals by promoting group runs and leading a pace group for the Rocket City Marathon, Future goals for Cotton Row run and Monte Sano 10K are 36:00

Long Term Goals
Stay healthy and make sure running is always fun! Keep my life in healthy balance with God, family, friends, and running. Run a premier 50 mile, 100K and 100 mile race while there is still time to run fast. Would love to run a sub 2:40:00 marathon in the next 3 years.

Personal Records
  • 1 Mi at Harry Williams Track Meet - 4:52
  • 5 km at Cotton Row 5km - 16:45
  • 8 km at HTC Scholarship Fund Run 29:19
  • 10 km at River City Run 10km 35:59.9
  • 13.1 Mi at Huntsville Half Marathon 1:22:45
  • 26.2 Mi at Rocket City Marathon 2:58:18
  • 50 km at Dizzy Fifties 4:13:01
Recent Race Results
  • Running of the Bulls 5 km 17:49:00 5th OA 1st AG
  • Rocket City Marathon 26.2 Mi 3:10:06 73rd OA 13th AG
  • Mountain Mist 50 km 4:40:16 15th OA
2011 Calendar
  • McKay Hollow 25km Other 3/26/2011 Top 3 or 2:05:00
  • Cotton Row Run 10 km 5/30/2011 sub 36 minutes
  • Golden Gate Dirty Thirty; Black Hawk, CO 50 km 6/4/2011sub 5:30
  • Monte Sano Road Races 10 km 9/3/2011 sub 36 minutes
  • Huntsville Half Marathon 13.1 Mi 11/12/2011 sub 1:20
  • Dizzy Fifties 50 km 11:19/11sub 4 hours
  • Houston Marathon 26.2 Mi 1/15/2012 sub 2:49
  • Mountain Mist 50 km 1/28/2012 sub 4:25