Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Weekend Results

What an amazing weekend for Fleet Feet Racing, starting in Decatur where the team was busy setting records.  Kathy Youngren broke her own record by running 6:56:29 for 50 miles, making her once again the fastest woman to ever run that distance in the State of Alabama.  Only 4 women have ever ran under 8 hours and Kathy has the two fastest times (7:06:59 last year and the first woman to break 7 hours!) and with her time this weekend is now faster  than any other woman in the state by 41 minutes, 29 seconds.

The team also put together a relay team looking to break the existing record (also held by the Racing Team) of 103 miles.  They easily ran past that mark and went on to total 117 miles in 12 hours!  That is an amazing 6:09 pace on average for George Heeschen, Brad Schroeder, Erik Debolt and Tim Vinson.

The team also had two more relay teams running at Delano that notched high mileage marks.  The Roundabouts (David Rawlings, Lisa Rawlings, Lynn Curry and Andrew Hodges) ran 94 miles (7:36 pace for 12 hours) finishing as 2nd relay team.  Christy Scott ran a relay with her entire family and they totaled 72 miles!

Official Results

Out west, Eric Charette and Tim Pitts set out to run under 12 hours for the 41.8 mile rim to rim to rim (20,000+ feet of elevation change) in the Grand Canyon and when the day was over, they finished their epic adventure in 11 hours and 9 minutes.