Friday, February 10, 2012

2012 Fleet Feet Racing: James Falcon

Name: James Falcon
Date of Birth: June 13, 1971
City: Huntsville, Alabama

Brief Biography

I am married to Michelle we have two kids, Christian and Anna. I work as a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments. Being an advisor and a runner allow me to do what I enjoy, which is help people reach their goals. I have been running since the early 80's. I started doing triathlons in 2002 and that is about the same time I started doing longer races.

Short Term Goals

First thing is to heal from the injury I got toward the end of 2011. Then start running more consistent mileage.  Break 18min in 5k.  Set new PR at Mt Mist 50k

Long Term Goals

Attempt Barkley Marathons in 2013 or 2014.  I am considering an attempt at a 200+mile trail run in 2014 or 2015.  I may get the urge to try to set a marathon PR since I have never really raced the marathon

Personal Records
  • 1 Mile at District Track Meet on April 1988 Time 4:43 - Port Neches, TX 5th Overall
  • 2 Mile at Pleasure Island Cross Country Meet on October 1987 Time 11:04 - Port Arthur, TX
  • 5km at Spooktacular 5k on October 2011 Time 18:00 - Huntsville, AL
  • 4 Mile at Winter Winds on February 2004 Time 26:04 - Huntsville, AL
  • 10km at on 2004 Time 38:51 - Huntsville, AL
  • 15km at Monte Sano 15k on October 2009 Time 1:04:15  - Huntsville, AL
  • 10 Mile at Rocket Run Time 1:07:03  - Mooresville, AL
  • Half Marathon at Huntsville Half Marathon on November 2011 Time 1:28:18  - Huntsville, AL
  • Marathon at Rocket City Marathon on December 2002 Time 4:47:45  - Huntsville, AL
  • 50km at Recover from the Holidays on December 2010 Time 4:21:08 - Huntsville, AL
  • 50 Mile at Delano 12hr on March 2011 Time 7:46:38  - Decatur, AL Total mileage was 52 miles in 8:25
  • 100 Mile at Old Dominion on June 2011 Time 22:23:00  - Woodstock, VA
  • Other at Ironman Florida on November 2007 Time 11:10:50  - Panama City Beach, FL

Goal Races
  • Spooktacular 5k 11/2012
  • Mt Mist 50k 1/2013

A fun fact others might not know

I once at 15 soft tacos at Taco Bell in 30 minutes. Be careful of what races the race team will talk you into!

How have you been an ambassador to the sport of running?

I try to give back to the running community in many ways. In the triathlon community I have been the president of the local tri-club, directed the Rocketman Tri, sponsored the Huntsville Sprint and also taught beginners clinics for the race. For HTC and Fleet Feet Sports I have helped at many races. I also run/coach with the training groups and several individuals.