Friday, February 10, 2012

2012 Fleet Feet Racing: Jim Clemens

Name: Jim Clemens
Date of Birth: August 3, 1967
City: Madison, Alabama

Twitter: @JPC_Marathoner

Brief Biography

Man of God - first and foremost. Family man next - wife Elizabeth, children Matthew and Rebekah. Runner since 3rd grade. Been running marathons since 1995. Moved to Huntsville area in 1991. Software engineer specializing in software integration. Master of Science degree from Clemson U. (Applied Mathematics). Bowling Green State U. Bachelor's degrees in Mathematics and Physics. Resident of Madison, AL whose newest high school, James Clemens High School, was not named after me but am amused when people think it was.

Short Term Goals

Run 2 marathons. Break 2:45 in at least both. Participate in more local races. Volunteer for even more. Stay injury free and enjoy the year.

Long Term Goals

Keep running sub-3:00 marathons as long as possible. Contribute to the local running scene by participating in local runs and volunteering in more. Give an ultramarathon a whirl (or maybe a couple). Stay injury free and enjoy the years.

Personal Records
  • 10km at Peachtree and UAH 10K on Time 35:10
  • Half Marathon at Freeze Your Half Off - Birmingham on 02/2001 Time 1:16:23  - 7th place overall
  • Marathon at Twin Cities on 10/2003 Time 2:37:38

Goal Races
  • Glass City Marathon (Toledo, OH), 4/22/2012
  • Peachtree Road Race, 10K, 7/4/2012
  • New York City Marathon, 11/4/2012

A fun fact others might not know

Did I mention I have a high school named after me?

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

Have tried to promote running in the area, both in personal life and at work. Display local racing running calendar at work. Try to be an example of giving back to the running community by volunteering to help at races where ever and whenever I can. Promote buying at local running stores - refer as many people as I can to Fleet Feet.