Friday, February 10, 2012

2012 Fleet Feet Racing: Randy McFarland

Name: Randy McFarland
Date of Birth: February 24, 1961
City: Huntsville, Alabama

Brief Biography

Began running with Junior High Track and High School Cross Country teams in home town of Kettering, Ohio. After that, ran on my own. Completed first Marathon in 1980; first Ultra in 1995 ( Mnt. Mist Trail Run ). To date, I have completed well over 100 Marathons or Ultras (50th Marathon Rocket City in 2006). Also lived in Ft. Worth, Texas for 7 years where I also participated in local running and bike races.

Short Term Goals

Still looking for that clean sub 40 minute 10K.  Sub 19 minute 5K.

Long Term Goals

Keep on keeping on.

Personal Records
  • 5km at Runway Run on August 1998 Time 17:05 - HSV Airport
  • 5 Mile at WNCI Night Moves on May 1982 Time 27:30 - Columbus, OH
  • 10km at River City Run on April 1995 Time 34:54 - Decatur, AL
  • 15km at Monte Sano 15K Time 55:05  - Huntsville, AL
  • 10 Mile at Rocket Run on March 1995 Time 59:13  - Redstone Arsenal
  • Half Marathon at River Corridor Half Marathon on September 1992 Time 1:18:13  - Dayton, OH
  • Marathon at Dallas White Rock Marathon on December 1985 Time 2:44:54  - Dallas, TX
  • 50km at Fat Ass 50K, Hsv Version on December 1995 Time 3:56:41  - Hsv Cross Country Park
  • 50 Mile at Oak Mountain on February 1996 Time 6:24:50  - Oak Mountain State Park, AL

Goal Races
  • River City Run, 10K, 04/2012
  • Cotton Row, 10K, 05/2012
  • Army 10 Miler, 10M, 10/2012
  • RCM, Marathon, 12/2012

A fun fact others might not know

Have a new, furry training partner.

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

Serve as race director for the NYD fun runs and also volunteer at numerous HTC running events.