Sunday, December 15, 2013

Rocket City Marathon

Outstanding effort from the Fleet Feet Racing Team at the 37th Annual Rocket City Marathon this weekend in Huntsville, Alabama.  So many of our members either raced, paced, volunteered, served on the marathon committee or did all of the above.


6 2:39:15 Erik Debolt
8 2:41:21 Andrew Hodges
25 2:57:10 Robert Youngren
52 3:06:20 Blake Thompson
66 3:11:06 Kylie Lemon
125 3:22:48 Aleisha Chaffin


3:30 Pacers
Eric Patterson - 3:29:24
Tim Pitt - 3:30:46

3:35 Pacer
Randy McFarland - 3:37:21

3:40 Pacers
Eric Charette - 3:39:00

3:55 Pacers
Dana Overton - 3:54:00

4:00 Pacers
Christy Scott - 3:59:30
James Falcon - 3:59:31

4:40 Pacers
Julia Clark - 4:39:00
David Rawlings - 4:39:01


Jillian Hadley
Kathy Youngren
Jim Clemens
Eric Fritz
Rick Maehlmann
Dink Taylor

Saturday, December 7, 2013

2013 Rocket City Marathon Top Seeds



Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Long Weekend Results

HELPLine Turkey Trot 5km
UAH Campus, Huntsville, AL
1262 total finishers

4    Eric Charette, 38M - 17:33
7    Jim Clemens, 46M - 17:54 (2nd Men's Master)
36  Julia Clark, 29F - 20:37 (7th OA female)

Official Results

Smoke the Turkey 5km
Toledo, Ohio
2256 total finishers

16 Kylie Lemon, 26F - 18:08 (3rd female overall, road PR)

Official Results

YMCA Turkey Trot 5km
Ocala, FL
1636 total finishers

3 Andrew Hodges, 30M - 17:08

Official Results

Skinny Turkey 10km
Guntersville, AL

1 Blake Thompson - 36:05

Galaxy of Lights 5km
Huntsville, AL

1 Robert Youngren, 39M - 17:35 (back to back wins at GoL5k)
2 Eric Charette, 38M - 17:58
3 Jim Clemens, 46M - 18:07 (Top Men's Master)
8 David Rawlings, 42M - 20:21
10 Julia Clark, 29F - 20:58 (Top Female)
14 Kathy Youngren, 39F - 21:36

Official Results

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Weekend Results

At the No Place Like Home 5km, Jim Clemens posted an 18:02, taking the overall win against a field of more than 200 runners.

Official Results

Photo Courtesy of Gregg Gelmis, We Run Huntsville

At the JFK 50 Miler in Maryland, the Fleet Feet Racing Team ultra runners ran some very fast times!  There were 857 total finishers.

81 Dink Taylor - 8:02:17
113 Kathy Youngren - 8:21:29
114 Dana Overton - 8:21:31
224 Christy Scott - 9:13:27

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Weekend Results

Erik Debolt continued his hot streak this weekend, setting a new personal best for 50k and putting him in the top 5 for fastest all time at Dizzy Fifties 50k. Tim Pitt was 2nd overall with a time of 4:30:59.

Top 50km Finish Times All Time
1. David Riddle 3:21:25 ('09)
2. Dink Taylor 3:45:52 ('06)
3. Feb Boswell 3:51:31 ('05)
4. Erik DeBolt 3:51:42 ('13)
5. DeWayne Satterfield 3:52:37 ('08)
6. Rob Youngren 3:53:07 ('06)
7. Eric Charette 3:53:15 ('09)
8. Tim Vinson 3:54:41 ('09)
9. Chad Davis 3:56:16 ('04)
10. Owen Bradley 3:56:17 ('12)

Photo Courtesy of Gregg Gelmis

In the 40-mile event, DeWayne Satterfield posted a 6:02:59, which was 7th fastest all time for this distance. Satterfield now owns 5 of the top 10 fastest times for the 40-mile distance at Dizzy.

1. '07 John Brower (32) 5:25:52
2. '06 Dewayne Satterfield (42) 5:28:05
3. '11 Dewayne Satterfield (47) 5:42:38
4. '09 Dewayne Satterfield (45) 5:46:05
5. '09 Eric Schotz (37) 5:50:13
6. '12 Robert Youngren (38) 5:55:04
7. 13 Dewayne Satterfield (49) 6:02:59
8. '05 Dewayne Satterfield (41) 6:09:27
9. '12 Edward Daly (45) 6:09:45
10. '05 Kris Whorton (40F) 6:29:57

Photo Courtesy of Gregg Gelmis

Eric Charette regained the title of Donut King at the Krispy Kreme Challenge in downtown Huntsville. Eric's splits were 12:08 (5:37 pace for 2.16 miles), 6:55 (0:35 for each of the 12 donuts), 10:53 (5:55 pace for 1.84 miles) for a total of 29:56. This time was still slower than the 28:53 course record that Eric owns from 2011. David Rawlings had a good donut eating split, locking in 4th place overall and Jill Hadley was the top female "duathlete" but almost 5 minutes!

Official Results

1 Eric Charette, 37 M - 29:56
4 David Rawlings, 42 M - 35:11
10 Jill Hadley, 25 F - 36:59

Photo Courtesy of Gregg Gelmis

Photo Courtesy of Gregg Gelmis

George Heeschen posted the fastest marathon time this season for the Fleet Feet Racing Team and also lowered his personal best time at the Anthem Richmond Marathon. George was 14th overall with his 2:39:03!!!

At the 1st Annual Sharon Heights Baptist Church Run To The Son 10km in Birmingham, Alabama, Blake Thompson set the course standard with a time of 37:03, taking the overall win!

Race Highlights on

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Weekend Results

This past weekend was the 25th annual running of the Huntsville Half Marathon.  In near perfect conditions, the team posted some very times and quite a few personal bests!

On the men's side, Andrew Hodges and Erik Debolt posted podium-worthy times, finishing 2nd and 3rd overall.  Robert Whitaker set a men's stage age record with his 1:26:47.

On the women's side. Jill Hadley and Julia Clark also finished 2nd and 3rd overal with times of 1:33:55 and 1:35:47.

Official Results

2 Andrew Hodges 30 - 1:14:59
3 Erik Debolt 30 - 1:15:28
7 Gregory Reynolds 31 - 1:20:43
8 Timothy Pitt 34 - 1:22:46
13 Dewayne Satterfield 49 -1 1:25:51
16 Robert Whitaker 55 - 1:26:47
32 Jill Hadley 25F - 1:33:55
41 Julia Clark 29F - 1:35:47
49 Aleisha Chaffin 32F - 1:36:44
66 Christy Scott 40F - 1:39:49
83 David Rawlings 42 - 1:42:30
89 Randy McFarland 52 - 1:42:50
93 Kathy Youngren 39F - 1:43:20

In Soddy Daisy, TN (just north of Chattanooga) at the Upchuck 50k, Rob Youngren ran 5:19:10 and earned 5th place overall. Check out Rob's race report.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Weekend Results

No wasting time...

In Central Alabama, a few hundred ultra runners made their way through the mountains in the Pinhoti 100-miler.  Dana Overton was the standout of the day, finishing as 3rd overall female and 7th fastest female of all time in the 6 years this event has been held.  Eric Firtz posted a great 21:45, which earned him a top 20 finish.  Rob and Kathy Youngren, Blake Thompson and Christy Scott served as crew members.

Official Results

17 Eric Fritz 21:45:27
21 Dana Overton 22:15:32
37 Dink Taylor 24:28:13

In Indianapolis at the Monumental Marathon and Half Marathon, Brandon York made his debut for the 13.1 mile distance.  In a race where the top 25 runners were under 1:10, Brandon scorched a 1:05:54 (5:01 pace!) and placed 8th overall.

In the full distance, Rick and Katie Maehlmann finished their 30th marathon and 24th state.  Rick clocked a 3:29:11 and Katie ran 3:32:31.

Half Marathon Results
Full Marathon Results

In Priceville at the Book n It 10k/5k, Eric Charette was the overall winner of both races, with times of 36:18 and 18:09.  Blake Thompson ran very well and notched 2nd overall in 36:39.  Marty Clarke raced the 5km and was 2nd overall and top men's master in a time of 18:56.

10km Results
5km Results

In New York at the ING New York City Marathon, Jim Clemens posted an outstanding 2:49:27! Jim was 9th in his age group and 256th overall against a field that finished over 50,000 runners.

Official Results

Monday, October 28, 2013

Swiftwick Sustain Sock Review by Timothy Pitt

Date: Monday October 28, 2013

Gear Review: Swiftwick Sock Review by Timothy Pitt

Product: New Sustain Line

Details: Made with Repreve, a post-industrial recycled nylon.

Technology Information: The new Sustain line from Swiftwick is a sock collection made with Repreve fiber. The Repreve fiber is made from recycled materials, including plastic bottles.

Pricing: $11.99 for the zero (no show) to $16.99 for the seven (mid-calf) from

Impressions: Have you ever felt like you just won the lottery? That is exactly how I felt when a Swiftwick representative sent me two pair of their new Sustain line sock for review!! I will have to admit that when I learned about this new recycled fiber material being used in Swiftwick socks, the notion of wearing pieces of plastic on my feet was not very appealing. I joke of course, however I confess that I have some prejudice when it comes to recycled materials. After all you can’t have a product that is environmentally friendly and performs superior. Or can you?? I have well over 20 pairs of Swiftwick socks that I have run many miles in over the past few years. These Sustain socks live up to the high standard that all socks from Swiftwick are held to. They offer a plush cushion for your foot bed and ample compression for your calves. They stay in place while you run and work hard to keep your foot dry and blister free. Like all other Swiftwick socks, they are one less thing you have to worry about when you run. And, here is the home run; they are environmentally friendly. They are a testament to Swiftwick's commitment to provide a far superior product while maintaining a corporate reputation of social responsibility. This Sustain line follows the path of another line that enforces that reputation, the Valor line, liner socks made for amputees. What is not to love about this company that calls Tennessee its home?

Suggestion: I have shared my passion for these socks with many other runners. The product and the company are exceptional. With the current clothing industry coming under fire for its terrible manufacturing practices in foreign countries, Swiftwick is a standout, whose product line is made in the USA, and has set the example for the entire industry.

Summary: Swiftwick builds the best socks on the market. Do your feet and lower legs a favor and buy a pair to try out. Then be proud that you are supporting such a great company.

Tim started running in the  spring of 2006 to get fit and healthy and since then has run every distance from 5km to 50km.  He is heavily involved with Fleet Feet Racing and in the promotion of running in his hometown of Arab, Alabama where he holds the distinction of being the fastest man in Arab.  His team biography can be found here.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Weekend Results

Each fall, the runners of Huntsville flock to downtown to run the fastest 5km course in town at Spooktacular 5km.  The local elite refer to it as the "City Championships" in a joking manner, but outside of the many colorful costumes, people take it fairly serious.

This year it was Brad Schroeder, fresh off of his fast time at the Army 10-miler, who emerged on top.  Paced through the first two miles by fellow team mate Brandon York, Brad posted a 15:56. which was his best time in the last seven years since college.  Andrew Hodges ran the exact same time as 2012 with a blazing fast 16:18 and took 2nd.

After some confusion on the scoring (some of the timing chips were not working correctly), Jill Hadley was rightfully crowned the overall female winner in 19:22, just a week away from her fast half marathon finish.  Kathy Youngren was just steps behind Jill with a 19:30, earning her 2nd female overall and Julia Clark was third fastest female.

Official Results

Photo courtesy of We Run Huntsville

Overall Male Team Results
1 Brad Schroeder 29 - 15:56.74 5:08
2 Andrew Hodges 30 - 16:18.63 5:15
3 George Heeschen 26 - 16:25.58 5:18
4 Tyrone Harris 33 - 16:40.55 5:23
5 Rob Youngren 39 - 16:42.06 5:23
6 Eric Charette 37 - 16:57.23 5:28
10 Robert Whitaker 54 - 18:28.98 5:57
11 Marty Clarke 51 - 18:39.70 6:01
17 David Rawlings 42 - 19:30.47 6:17
24 James Falcon - 20:24.73 6:35
35 Randy McFarland 52 - 21:36.49 6:58

Overall Female Team Results
2 Jill Hadley 25 - 19:22.02 6:15
3 Kathy Youngren 39 - 19:31.99 6:18
4 Julia Clark 29 - 20:20.44 6:33
6 Katie Maehlmann 36 - 20:54.09 6:44
10 Christy Scott 40 - 21:49.61 7:02

In Oklahoma City at 24 The Hard Way, which this year doubles as the the 24-hour national championship, DeWayne Satterfield notched 81.74 miles in 15:24:41, which was 85 laps of the course!!!

Official Results

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Weekend Results

The Fleet Feet Racing Team had a tremendous weekend of racing. with dominating performances across the country.

At the Army 10-miler in Washington D.C., Team Redstone was dominating from top to bottom.  Leading the team was Brandon York who averaged under 5 minute / mile pace to post a 49:43 and take 11th place overall.  There were in excess of 25,000 runners who toed the starting line.

11 Brandon York - 49:43
55 Brad Schroeder - 54:37
87 George Heeschen - 56:00
97 Erik Debolt - 56:37
138 Rob Youngren - 58:03
229 Gregory Reynolds - 1:00:23
297 Timothy Pitt - 1:01:54
405 Robert Whitaker - 1:03:22
444 Brett Wilks - 1:04:04

Official Results

Locally in Huntsville at the 10th annual Liz Hurley Ribbon Run 5k, Kylie Lemon was the overall female winner in a time of 18:16 and 12th place overall.  Kathy Youngren was 3rd female overall for the final podium position.  On the men's side, Andrew Hodges and Eric Charette were 2nd and 3rd overall with times of 16:31 and 17:37.  Marty Clarke was the men's master winner and 9th overall.

Official Results

Photo courtesy of

2 Andrew Hodges - 16:31
3 Eric Charette - 17:37i
9 Marty Clarke - 18:13
12 Kylie Lemon - 18:16
13 Rick Maehlmann - 18:35
31 David Rawlings - 19:55
33 Kathy Youngren - 19:50
47 James Falcon - 20:52

In Chattanooga at the 7 Bridges Marathon, Aleisha Chaffin posted an outstanding 3:33:04 which earned her 10th female overall and 2nd in her age group.  The sub 3:35 also has qualified Aleisha for the Boston Marathon!!!

Jill Hadley ran 1:33:56 in the 4 Bridges Half Marathon, held along with the full marathon. Jill's time placed her as the 3rd fastest female overall.

Official Results

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Weekend Results

On Sunday at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Eric Charette posted a 2:49:12, which earned him a top 1% finish (349th place out of 40,230 runners.)  This was Charette's third sub 2:50 marathon and completes his goal of running all three US Marathon Majors (Boston, New York, Chicago) in under three hours.

Official Results

In Huntsville at the challenging Fleet Feet Monte Sano 15km, Brandon York was the overall winner in a time of 49:35.  Andrew Hodges was 2nd overall.  On the women's side, the team took 2nd and 3rd overall with Aleisha Chaffin and Julia Clark running 1:08:01 and 1:08:21, respectively.

Photo courtesy of We Run Huntsville

1  Brandon York, 28 - 49:35  5:20
2  Andrew Hodges, 30 - 53:52  5:47
19  Randy McFarland, 52  - 1:07:29  7:15
21  Aleisha Chaffin, 32F - 1:08:01  7:18
24  Julia Clark , 29F  - 1:08:21  7:20
74  Kathy Youngren, 39F - 1:15:27  8:06
100  Eric Patterson, 41 - 1:18:21  8:25
224  Eric Fritz, 46 - 1:27:51  9:26

Official Results

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Weekend Results

The Fleet Feet Racing Team competed this past weekend across the Tennessee Valley and performed very well.

Greg Reynolds was the overall winner of the Soggy Seals Triathlon in Huntsville.  His time of 49:02 was over 6 minutes faster than his nearest competitor.

Official Results

In Winchester, Tennessee at the Southern Tennessee Plunge Marathon, Fleet Feet Store Owners Dink Taylor (3rd overall and 1st Men's Master) and  Suzanne Taylor (3rd Women's Master) both posted great times.  Kathy Youngren was 3rd overall female in 3:41:22.

Official Results

3 Dink Taylor - 3:19:47
10 Kathy Youngren - 3:41:22
16 Dana Overton - 3:45:23
27 Eric Fritz  - 4:05:36
29 Suzanne Taylor - 4:08:29

Monday, September 30, 2013

Weekend Results

In Nashville at the Women's Running Half Marathon, Kylie Lemon broke the tape in first place overall in a time of 1:30:42.  Kylie's time was over a minute faster than the nearest competitor.

Official Results

In Columbus, Indiana at the first annual Mill Race Half Marathon, Eric Charette set a two year best, running 1:17:48, placing him 1st in M35-39 and 17th overall of 2250 runners.

Official Results

In Scottsboro, Alabama at the 7th Annual Carlos Serrano Memorial PHP 5km, Brad Schroeder ran away from his competition by over 80 seconds and was the overall winner in 17 minutes and 1 second.

Official Results

At the Village of Providence in Huntsville, James Falcon notched his first win of the year with a solid performance at the Run for Wishes 5km with a time of 19:24.

Official Results

Official results of the Elkmont Lions Club 10km are not yet available, but here are some known results.  The Fleet Feet Racing Team took the top 6 spots with Andrew Hodges on top in 34:54, joined on the podium in 2nd place by Tyrone Harris.  Kathy Youngren was the top overall female in 43:15.

Results Pending

1 Andrew Hodges - 34:54
2 Tyrone Harris
4 George Heeschen - 35:30
5 Erik Debolt
6 Rob Youngren - 35:53
Greg Reynolds
Eric Fritz - 41:25
14th - Kathy Youngren - 43:15 (1st FOA)
Julia Clark

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Weekend Results

Georgia Jewell 50-Miler

Official Results

1st Female, 2nd Overall - Dana Overton 10:10:00

Run Around the World Ultra

Official Results

Christy Scott - 34 miles (1st female in 6-hr event)
Kathy Youngren - 30 miles (in 4 hours 30 minutes)

Duck and Run 5km directed by Eric Patterson

Official Results

2nd overall - Tyrone Harris 16:46.8

Talladega 21000 Half Marathon

Official Results

2 George Heeschen - 1:17:23
5 Rob Youngren - 1:19:32 (1st M35-39)
10 Dink Taylor - 1:24:19 (1st Mens Master)
45 Eric Fritz - 1:40:29
56 Kathy Youngren - 1:41:28 (8th female)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Weekend Results

Runners in the south finally caught a break this weekend from the late season oppressive conditions with a cooler than normal morning on Saturday.  The Fleet Feet Racing Team took advantage and locked in two of the top three spots at the Schoolhouse 5km, lead by Greg Reynolds in 2nd with an 18:07.  Robert Whitaker finished 3rd overall and was top men's master.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Recent Results

Have you beaten anyone from the Olympic Marathon Trials lately?  After racing in Dayton, Ohio last weekend that is something that Kylie Lemon of Fleet Feet Racing can add to her resume.

At the Holiday at Home 5km Kylie ran 18:23 and finished as 3rd female.  Tara Storage (2:40:00 at the 2012 Marathon Trials in Houston) ran 18:06 to finish ahead of Kylie, but her twin sister Kara Storage (2:39:55 at the trials) was 26 seconds behind Kylie.  Here is an article on the Storage Twins.

While this seems like a pretty cool accomplishment, Kylie was actually the 5th "Lemon" to finish the race!

1 Lemon, Christopher - 15;11
2 Lemon, Matt - 15:37
5 Lemon, Paul  - 16:44
7 Lemon, Maura - 17:01
12 Lemon, Kylie - 18:23

Official Results

In Huntsville at the 9.11km Commemorative Run on Redstone Arsenal, Kathy Youngren repeated with a time of 38:23.  Volunteering at the race were Rob Youngren and George Heeschen.

Official Results

Monday, September 2, 2013

Labor Day Weekend Race Results

The weekend started with one of the oldest road races in the state of Alabama, held right here in Huntsville.  Completely contained with Monte Sano State Park, the 10k/5k Road Races have been a local tradition dating back to 1972!  2013 marks the 42nd running and also Race Director Beth Benefield's 25th year managing the race.  The story this year was the oppressive heat and humidty as the temperature at the start of the 10km was 76 degrees and 91% humidity.

Brad Schroeder led the men in the 10km with a 2nd place overall finish in 35:31.  On the women's side, Kathy Youngren was 2nd place female and Aleisha Chaffin, the newest member of Fleet Feet Racing took 3rd in 45:16.

10km Results

2 Brad Schroeder 29 - 35:31
4 Robert Youngren 39 - 36:41
5 Erik Debolt 30 - 36:50
7 Eric Charette 37 - 37:37
14 Dewayne Satterfield 49 - 40:29
15 Robert Whitaker 54 - 40:50
23 Eric Fritz 46 - 42:29
24 Randy McFarland 52 - 42:32
26 Kathy Youngren 39F - 43:36
41 Aleisha Chaffin 32F - 45:16
125 Blake Thompson 32 - 55:49

Katie Maehlman took the 5km win by a margin of 15 seconds over her nearest competition.  Kathy bounced back from the 10km to post a 21:50 and round out the podium.

5km Female Results

1 Katie Maehlmann 36F - 20:28
3 Kathy Youngren 39F - 21:50
7 Aleisha Chaffin 32F - 24:21

Brad came back strong after the 10km to also take 2nd in the 5km.  Just 7 seconds back was Rob Youngren who took 3rd place overall in 17:56.

5km Male Results

2 Brad Schroeder 29 - 17:49
3 Robert Youngren 39 - 17:56
5 Eric Charette 37 - 19:04
9  Blake Thompson 32 - 19:46
13 Dewayne Satterfield 49 - 20:29
18  Robert Whitaker 54 - 20:54

Photo Courtesy of Gregg Gelmis, We Run Huntsville

Photo Courtesy of Gregg Gelmis, We Run Huntsville

In Tupelo, Mississippi, Dink Taylor posted a 3:14:21 in very warm conditions in the marathon. Dink was 11th overall and 2nd in M45-49 with this Boston Marathon qualifying time!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Weekend Results

In Hampton Cove at the Running the Bulls 5km, the Fleet Feet Racing Team dominated the top of the leader board including the overall men's and women's top finishers.

George Heeschen was the overall winner, running 17:03 on a very warm and humid day.  Rob Youngren (17:07) and Erik Debolt (17:11) were 2nd and 3rd overall.

The top 3 women were also from the team, lead by Kylie Lemon who ran 18:42.  In just her first year on the team, Kylie has notched more wins than any other female on the team.  Julia Clark was 3rd female and Katie Maehlmann placed 4th..

Volunteering at the event were David Rawlings, Eric Fritz and Blake Thompson.  The race is directed by store owners Suzanne and Dink Taylor.

1 George Heeschen 26 M - 17:03 5:29
2 Robert Youngren 39 M - 17:07 5:31
3 Erik Debolt 30 M - 17:11 5:32
5 Eric Charette 37 M - 17:20 5:35
8 Kylie Lemon 26 F - 18:42 6:01
9 Greg Reynolds 31 M - 19:08 6:10
13 Julia Clark 28 F - 19:51 6:24
14 Katie Maehlmann 36 F - 20:03 6:28
17 Randy McFarland 52 M - 20:25 6:35
22 Kathy Youngren 39 F - 20:48 6:42

Official Results

In Decatur at the 7 at 7km, Tyrone Harris also continued his winning ways by taking the overall victory in a time of 24:14, which was almost two minutes faster than his competition in this unusual 7km race distance.

Official Results

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Weekend Results

In Anniston at the Woodstock 5km, which served as the RRCA National Championship, Robert Whitaker broke 19 minutes and finished 1st in his age group.  His 18:59 was over 90 seconds faster than the next finisher in male age 50-54.

Official Results

In Iron Mountain at the 36th Annual Lake Antoine Classic, Eric Charette was the overall winner in the 15km trail run.  Charette completed the loop around Fumee Lake in 56:50.

Official Results

Monday, July 29, 2013

Weekend Results

This weekend in Huntsville was the 3rd Annual Paint the Streets 5km hosted by Team Rocket Tri. The race is a benefit for the United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) foundation’s spinal cord injury research and was created in honor of Carlene Hall who displayed uncommon faith and courage in the face of a debilitating spinal cord injury.

The team was lead by Brad Schroeder who finished 2nd overall and broke the 17-minute mark with a 16:52. Eric Patterson and David Rawlings were first and second place in their age group respectively.

Race Photos on SmugMug courtesy of We Run Huntsville

Official Results

2 Brad Schroeder 29 - 16:52
10 Eric Patterson - 19:03
14 David Rawlings - 19:47

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Recent Results

This past weekend was the mid-summer classic Twilight 5km, the only night race hosted by the Huntsville Track Club.  Formerly the Women's Distance Festival 5km and then seperate men's and women's races, this year both men and women competed in the same race.  Temperatures at the start were in the mid 80's with a heat index well into the 90's.  Eric Charette lead the Fleet Feet Racing Team with a 2nd place finish overall, running 17:45.  Helping out by volunteering were Rob and Kathy Youngren, Eric Fritz, James Falcon, Andrew Hodges, Rick Maehlmann, Erik Debolt, Greg Reynolds and Dana Overton.  Katie Maehlmann ran with her 7 year old son Nate who finished 3rd in his age group.

Complete Results

2 Eric Charette 37 - 17:45
8 Marty Clarke 51 - 18:48
9 Dewayne Satterfield 49 - 18:53
10 Robert Whitaker 54 - 19:15
12 Brett Wilks 33 - 19:27
16 Randy McFarland 52 - 20:30

Photo courtesy of We Run Huntsville

At the 14th Annual Wet Dog Triathlon in Decatur, Greg Reynolds placed 4th overall out of 600, and 1st in hhis age group. The distances were a 400 meter swim, 15k bike and a 5k run. His total time including transitions was 50:18.

Official Results

Photo courtesy of We Run Huntsville

Last weekend at the Blossomwood Blizzard 5k, Julia Clark kept up her winning ways as she took another female overall victory and 5th place overall, running 20:11.

Official Results

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Weekend Results

In Silverton Colorado Rob Youngren put forth an amazing performance at Hardrock 100 miler.  His months of specific training for not only the distance but the climbing enabled him to navigate the course and its 67,984' of elevation change in 31 hours, 19 minutes and 30 seconds which placed him 15th overall.  Here are Rob's splits for the race.

Official Results

CheckPointMileageTime InTime OutElapsedPacePace for SectionPlace
Start - Silverton0--:--06:00am--:----:----:----
Maggie Gulch15.310:21am10:26am4:21:0017:0319:4022
Pole Creek19.611:26am11:28am5:26:0016:3715:0622
Grouse Gulch42.105:51pm05:59pm11:51:0016:5319:1522
Governor Basin64.500:27am00:30am18:27:0017:0918:5917
Finish - Silverton100.501:19pm--:--31:19:3018:4212:0915

At Grandfather Mountain Marathon, Dink Taylor ran 3:11:41 on a very difficult course with plenty of climbing. Dink was 10th place overall!  Dana Overton ran 3:51:45.6 and was 3rd in her age group.

Official Results

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Recent Results

At the  Big 5km starting from Bridge Street in Huntsville Robert Whitaker ran a fast 18:32 which earned him 2nd place overall in a field of 272 runners.

Official Results

Julia Clark was 4th overall and top female at the Strong Girls 5km with a 19:38, which was just 1 second away from top 3 overall!

Official Results

At the Morning side Baptist Firecracker 5km on the 4th of July, Tyrone Harris topped a very fast field with a 16:45.  Marty Clarke was top men's master with an 18:29.

Official Results

Also on the 4th of July, Jim Clemens ran the largest 10km race in the United States, Peach Tree 10km in Atlanta, Georgia.  Jim ran 37:17 and placed 265th overall and 6th in his age group (which had 3,300 people in it!)  Brandon York was 43rd overall in a stellar 31:09 for this difficult road course.

Eric Charette was 4th overall at the age graded Spirit of America 5-miler at Point Mallard in Decatur, Alabama.  Charette's 29:15 actual time was second fastest overall, trailing team mate Tyrone Harris who ran 28:23 (the fastest overall time of the day), but with with the age grading, placed Tyrone 5th overall.

Official Results

At the Firecracker Chase 10.2 miler in Fayetteville, TN on June 29, Dana Overton was top female and 7th overall with a 1:14:43.   Christy Scott was 2nd female and top female master with a 1:20:51.

Official Results

At Western States 100, Blake Thompson made a valiant effort but was unsuccessful in finishing the race, retiring early.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Recent Results

Last weekend in Chattanooga, Kathy Youngren finished 3rd overall at the Chattanooga Mountains Stage Race.  Kathy was 5th on day 1 (2:40:05 for 18 miles), 3rd on day 2 (3:08:20 for 22 miles) and 3rd on day 3 (3:38:01 for 20 miles) totaling 9:26:26 and just 21 minutes back from the top overall female.  Christy Scott had a very good 3-day total of 11:01:56 for the 60 mile, 3-day stage race just fresh off of her 100 mile race at Bryce 100.

Official Results

Also in Tennessee at the RC Cola - Moon Pie 10 Miler, Eric Charette finished 3rd overall on the hilly course in just over an hour, with an official time of 1:00:34.  Dana Overton ran 1:14:52 and was 11th female.

Official Results

Keeping with the same tune, this weekend in southern Tennessee at the Franklin Half Marathon, Eric Fritz was 19th overall and first in his age group with a time of 1:35:59.

Dink Taylor, Tim Pitt and David Rawlings from Fleet Feet Racing and Fleet Feet Triathlon Racing competed this weekend in the Huntsville Sprint Triathlon presented by James Falcon of Edward Jones. James competed with his son and Andrew Hodges was the overall winner. Look to the Fleet Feet Tri Racing website for full details.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Weekend Results

In Huntsville on the campus of Alabama A&M, long time team member James Falcon directed the freshly revised cross country 5km.  Starting with a lap on the old grass track, the course makes a loop around the campus on uneven surfaces before starting to climb up toward the communications tower in the final mile before a fast finish back on the track.  Rob Youngren was this years winner in a time of 18:16, making it back to back years winning this event.  Rounding out the podium in 2nd and 3rd places were Andrew Hodges and Eric Charettte.  DeWayne Satterfield was the men's master top finisher in 19:47.  Kathy Youngren was the fastest female with Christy Scott taking female masters honors.

Official Results

1 Robert Youngren 38 Huntsville AL 18:15 5:53
2 Andrew Hodges 29 Huntsville AL 18:23 5:56
3 Eric Charette 37 Huntsville AL 18:45 6:03
5 Dewayne Satterfield 48 Huntsville AL 19:47 6:23
7 Marty Clarke 51 Huntsville AL 20:09  6:30
10 Robert Whitaker 54 Owens X Roads AL 20:19  6:33
12 Brett Wilks 33 Huntsville AL 20:44 6:41
19 Kathy Youngren 38F Huntsville AL 22:32 7:16
20 Eric Fritz 45 Huntsville AL 22:36  7:19
34 Christy Scott 40F Owens X Roads AL 24:50 8:01

In Decatur at Mountain Mania 15km, Eric Patterson was the top finisher for the team, navigating the hilly course at under seven-minute pace and placing 2nd overall with a time of 1:05:03.  Dana Overton was the top female finisher and 8th overall in 1:11:41.

Official Results

2 Eric Patterson Athens AL 41 M 1:05:03.5 6:59/M
4 David Rawlings Decatur AL 41 M 1:07:02.2 7:12/M
5 Randy McFarland Huntsville AL 52 1:09:26.3 7:27/M
8 Dana Overton Albertville AL 38 F 1:11:41.7 7:41/M

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Weekend Results

At the Music City Distance Carnival track meet in Nashville on Saturday night, Brandon York posted a phenomenal 14:33:27.  Here was his race recap...

"On a super muggy night in Nashville, I ran a PR in the 5k at the Music City Distance Carnival track meet.  We (Josh Whitehead) took it out hard the first two miles (4:35.8, 4:37.4), then kinda faded a bit the last mile (4:46.6) together before he dropped the hammer on me.  I ended up running 14:33:27 and placed 4th overall which was pretty good considering I was seeded 12th!"

In Priceville, Alabama at the PCRA 5km, Julia Clark was 5th overall and top female with a 20:18.

Official Results

Locally in Huntsville at the Eurocross 5k, Marty Clarke was 5th overall and top men's master with a  21:20.

5km Results

Later in the 8km, Eric Fritz lead the team with a 36:28 and scored 4th overall.  Kathy Youngren was top female in 38:18.

8km Results

4 Eric Fritz - 36:28
5 Marty Clarke - 36:53
7 Kathy Youngren - 38:18
9 James Falcon - 38:44

Photo by James Falcon

Out west at Bryce 100 miler, Christy Scott ran 33:56 and earned another hundred mile belt buckle.  Once Christy returns from the mountains we will hear more about her race report.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Team Results - Cotton Row Runs

Memorial Day in Huntsville, Alabama means many things to our local community and one of them is Cotton Row.  A highly competitive and hilly 10km race at 7 o'clock followed by a flat and fast 5km at 9 o'clock.  Many team members worked very hard with volunteering for this event in many capacities as it is one of the largest races in the area.  Cotton Row is directed by Suzanne and Dink Taylor of Fleet Feet Huntsville.

In the 10km, the team was lead by Andrew Hodges who ran 36:01 fresh off of Ironman Texas and Kylie Lemon who was 9th overall female.

10km Official Results

19 36:01 14 Andrew Hodges 29 (3rd AG)
22 36:27 18 Eric Charette 37 (3rd AG)
30 37:42 28 Greg Reynolds 30 (2nd AG)
37 38:17 29 Jim Clemens 45 (4th OA Master, 1st AG)
40 38:34 32 Dewayne Satterfield 48 (5th OA Master, 2nd AG)
42 38:44 2511 Kylie Lemon 26F (9th OA female, personal best)
45 39:01 94 Brett Wilks 33 (3rd AG)
57 39:57 58 Robert Whitaker 54 (2nd AG)
65 40:36 112 David Rawlings 41 (personal best)
69 40:41 27 Erik Debolt 30
84 41:45 2515 Katie Maehlmann 35F (1st AG)
90 42:10 65 Randy McFarland 52
135 44:18 2514 Kathy Youngren 38F (2nd AG)
136 44:17 17 Robert Youngren 38
233 46:56 36 Timothy Pitt 34
245 47:11 2535 Christy Scott 40F (3rd AG)
1840 1:13:13 1570 Eric Fritz 45

In the 5km, the team was lead by Eric Charette who ran 18:28 after running 36:27 in the 10km.  Though the top few raced the 5km, many others ran with their families.

5km Official Results

4 18:28 Eric Charette 37
10 19:02 Dewayne Satterfield 48
13 19:23 Eric Fritz 45 (personal best)
15 19:33 Rick Maehlmann 36
162 24:50 Jim Clemens 45
1083 36:55  Erik Debolt 30
1199 38:49 Timothy Pitt 34
1530 43:38 Christy Scott 40F

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Top Seeds at Cotton Row

The top seeds for the 2013 Cotton Row 10km have been announced and the Fleet Feet Racing Team from Huntsville has several members in the ranks.

Top 75 Men

14  Andrew Hodges, 29
17   Robert Youngren, 38
18   Eric Charette, 37
27   Erik Debolt, 30
28   Greg Reynolds, 30
29   Jim Clemens, 45
32   Dewayne Satterfield, 48
35   Marty Clarke, 51
36   Timothy Pitt, 34
52   Eric Fritz, 45
58   Robert Whitaker, 54
65   Randy McFarland, 52
80   James Falcon, 41

Top 50 Women

9 Candace Jacobs, 32
11 Kylie Lemon, 26
14 Kathy Youngren, 38
15 Katie Maehlmann, 35
24 Julia Clark, 28
35 Christy Scott, 40

Recent Results

In a final tune up for the upcoming Cotton Row 10k, the team was scorching the roads in Northern Alabama with some fast times in some hot weather.

In Arab, Alabama at the first annual running of the Poke Salat 5k, Rob Youngren and Kylie Lemon continued their winning way, each taking top honors.  Robert Whitaker was the top men's master.  Team mate Tim Pitt was the race director.  When Rob was finished he helped Tim with results/awards.
1 Rob Youngren, 38 - 17:11
2 George Heeschen, 26 - 17:50
3 Kylie Lemon, 26 - 18:45
5 Robert Whitaker, 54 - 19:02
8 Kathy Youngren, 38 - 20:38

At the Harry Williams All Comers Track meet, Brandon York put on an impressive performance in the 5000 meters, running 14:45.24!  Team mate Marty Clarke was the race director and had volunteering efforts from Rob and Kathy Youngren, George Heeschen, Eric Charette, Eric Fritz, Caitlin Morris and Greg Reynolds.

Official Results

Brandon York
5000M - 14:45.24

Eric Fritz
200M - 31.29
1 Mile - 5:40.24 (pr)

Eric Charette
1 Mile - 4:57.61 (pr)

Greg Reynolds
1 Mile - 5:00.41 (pr)

In Birmingham at the Xterra Oak Mountain Trail Races, our own Dink Taylor finished 2nd overall in the marathon with a time of 3:20:01.

Official Results

At Ironman Texas, Andrew Hodges posted a personal best time of 9:33:42 with splits of 51:52 (swim), 5:06:39 (bike) and 3:29:26 (run).  He placed 16th within his division and 29th overall.

Official Results

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Gear Review: Honey Stinger Caffeinated Cherry Cola Organic Energy Chews by Eric Charette

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013

Gear Review: Honey Stinger Caffeinated Cherry Cola Organic Energy Chew by Eric Charette

Product Details: The latest flavor of Honey Stinger organic energy chews are made from 95% organic ingredients and sweetened with organic honey.  They also contain 32mg of caffeine that comes from white tea extract.  This combination provides a natural and sustainable energy source.  A single package contains 160 calories, 39 grams of carbs, 0 fat grams and 100% of the daily requirement of vitamin C.

Background Information: Honey Stinger Organic energy chews are formulated specifically for health-conscious individuals and athletes seeking a great tasting energy snack.  The were the first energy chew to provide naturally occurring fiber and protein that's derived from tapioca syrup and honey.  The previous flavors include Pink Lemonade, Caffeinated Lime-Ade, Fruit Smoothie, Cherry Blossom, Pomegranate Passion Fruit and Orange Blossom.

Pricing: $26.28 for a box of 12 available from Honey or locally at Fleet Feet Sports Huntsville.

Impressions: A few weeks ago Honey Stinger launched the latest flavor in their highly popular organic energy chews line.  I was already a fan of the other flavors offered by Honey Stinger so I dropped by Fleet Feet Sports in Huntsville and picked up a box.  I didn't even manage to get out of the store before I had a pack open and was eating them like candy.  This was the best energy chew I had ever tasted and instantly determined that it was my new energy supplement of choice for running and other endurance sports.  While in theory it was that easy to say, I still needed to put them to the test.

Testing: Last weekend I was helping out with the Fleet Feet Huntsville trail running group at Monte Sano State Park.  My role was to run ahead of the trainees and mark the route, which included a super fast downhill section along War Path Ridge, a muddy open route under the power lines, then a stout climb back up K2 before returning to the start.  This route had lots of side trails and not wanting people to get lost, I was placing quite a few markers.  This became problematic as I ran low on markers before the final climb.  I decided I needed to retrace my steps and redo some of the markings, and improvise in a few places.  The end result was that the planned 7 mile route turned into 11 miles for me and I was running very low on energy.  When we returned to the parking lot, I reached for the Cherry Cola Energy Chews and ate about half of the package.  Within minutes, the minor bonk I was feeling went away and the slight dizziness I was experiencing from going three hours without fuel cleared up.  We were going back out to remove the markings so I packed the rest of the package in my pocket and took them on the run.  I was able to easily eat them while running due to their small size and didn't have trouble breathing or having to choke them down like some other oversized brands.  After the 18 mile day I was so happy that I had them along with me or things would have been quite miserable.

Summary: While the new cherry cola energy chews meet my needs for providing the right amount of carbohydrates, it was the taste and the extra boost of caffeine that sold me.  They are gluten and dairy free which I don't have issues with, but for some people this may make a difference.  To summarize, these were the main points from my experience with the new energy chews.
  • Great taste
  • Boost from caffeine
  • Small size makes them easy to chew and swallow and eat just a few of them and store the package in your pocket to take more later
  • Not overly sticky and don't leave residue on your fingers
It has been a week since I first tried the new energy chews and have gone through an entire box and have already picked up more for my next run!  

Eric has been a member of the Fleet Feet Racing Team since 2006 and was also a member of the U.S.A. inov-8 ultrarunning team in 2010 and 2011.  He also directs operations for the Racing Team along with friend and teammate Marty Clarke.  Eric's personal bests include a 16:29 5km, 34:45 10km, 1:15:32 1/2 marathon, 2:43:40 marathon and 3:53:15 trail 50km.  In his spare time he loves to spend time with his beagles Siri and Fiina.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Weekend Results

In War Trace, Tennessee with rainy conditions the entire day, Dink Taylor lead the Fleet Feet Racing Team with a 5th overall place at Strolling Jim 41.2 miler.  DeWayne Satterfield was not far behind in 9th and Christy Scott set a person best as 5th overall female.

Official Results

5 Dink Taylor, 47 - 5:27:42
9 DeWayne Satterfield, 48 - 5:48:07
25 Christy Scott, 40 - 6:33:37

At the 2012 Run through the Roses 10km, Kylie Lemon and Eric Charette repeated as overall winners on back to back weekends.  Amidst 40 degree temps and a driving rain, Kylie lead the women on this hilly course with a near personal best 39:05 and was 2nd place overall behind Charette, who ran 36:36. Kylie had to rush off so she could make it to UAH Graduation for her Masters Degree!

Official Results

1 Eric Charette, 37 - 36:36
2 Kylie Lemon, 26 - 39:05
5 Katie Maehlmann, 35 - 42:26
7 Julia Clark, 28 - 42:52

At the SteepleChase 8km in Decatur under similar conditions, Brandon York also won on back to back weekends and repeated as the 3-time champion of this race.

At the 55th annual RRCA National Convention HTC President Eric Fritz ran 1:34 for the half marathon, finishing 25th overall and 3rd in his age group.

At the Homespun Wheels and Deals Charity 5K run in Athens, Eric Patterson notched his first career victory!

At the Spring Zing 5km in South Huntsville, Kylie Lemon notched another spring win with an 18:30 and taking 2nd place overall.

Official Results

In New Hope, Alabama, Eric Charette made it back to back to back overall wins at the Care Center 5km with a season best 17:16.  Eric previously won this race in 2010 and 2011 (was not held in 2012 due to date change.  Christy Scott was 2nd female overall and top women's master with a 21:41.  Dink and Suzanne Taylor volunteered for the event.

Official Results

In Muscle Shoals at the Swampers 5km, Robert Whitaker was top men's master and 6th place overall.

Brandon York was the overall winner at the Mayor's Cup 5km in Tuscaloosa, AL against nearly 1,600 people.  The story from can found here as well as some pictures.

At the National Cornbread Festival, Eric Fritz was top male master with a 20:37.

Official Results

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Recent Results

Huntsville Track Club Cookie Dash 5km
April 20, 2013
Official Results

1 Robert Youngren 38 - 17:10
2 Eric Charette 37 - 17:23
3 Timothy Pitt 34 - 18:04
4 Marty Clarke 51 - 18:34
5 Robert Whitaker 54 - AL 18:49
10 Kathy Youngren 38F - 19:59

Volunteers included Eric Fritz, Julia Clarke and James Falcon.

NCAC Flash Mile and 5km
April 13, 2013
Official Results

1 George Heeschen 26 - 4:53
2 Robert Youngren 38 - 4:53
3 Erik Debolt 30 - 5:01
4 Eric Charette 37 - 5:02
5 Greg Reynolds 30 -5:02
8 Brett Wilks 33 - 5:22
9 DeWayne Satterfield 48 - 5:24
10 Robert Whitaker 54 - 5:32 SR
14 Katie Maehlmann 35 F - 6:03

1 Dewayne Satterfield 48 - 18:30 5:58

Boston Marathon
April 15, 2013
Official Results

1617th overall - Jim Clemens - 2:57:34
1825th overall - Dink Taylor - 2:58:38

April 18, 2013

1 Rob Youngren
3 Tim Pitt

Top Female Kathy Youngren

YMCA 5km
April 20, 2013
Official Results

1st Overall - Greg Reynolds - 17:37

Monday, April 8, 2013

Recent Results

This past weekend was full of races with the most competitive event being in Decatur with the 3M River City 5k/10k.  In the 10k, the top  spots were all Fleet Feet Racing and all under 37 minutes.  Andrew Hodges took another overall win, with a 33:53.  Kathy Youngren was 14th overall and top female with a 42:33.  There were loads of PR's for George, Erik and Rob at minimum. In the 5km, Kathy doubled up on wins and David Rawlings was 3rd overall.

Official Results


1 Andrew Hodges - 33:53
2 Tyrone Harris - 34:25
3 George Heeschen - 34:32 (PR)
4 Erik Debolt - 34:51 (PR)
5 Rob Youngren - 35:17 (PR)
6 Greg Reynolds - 36:25
10 Rick Maehlmann - 38:50
11 Marty Clarke - 38:56 (1st Grand Master)
14 Randy McFarland - 42:07
16 Kathy Youngren - 42:33 (first female)
19 David Rawlings - 43:36


3 David Rawlings - 20:11
4 Kathy Youngren - 20:12

In Huntsville, Eric Charette won his second consecutive Huntsville Track Club race, following up the win at McKay Hollow Madness two weeks ago, with a win at the Scholarship Fund Run 8km.  DeWayne Satterfield was 3rd overall (1st Master) and Candace Jacobs was the top female.

Official Results

1 Eric Charette - 28:57
3 Dewayne Satterfield -  30:26
4 Robert Whitaker - 33:38
7 Candace Jacobs - 33:46

At the Lead Me to the Cross 5K held at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Julia Clark ran 20:10 to capture the overall female title and was a very impressive 5th place overall.

Official Results

During the week, the Hudson Alpha Double Helix 5km was taken by Erik Debolt in a blazing personal best 16:54.

Official Results

1 Erik Debolt - 16:54
6 Eric Patterson - 19:41
18 Eric Fritz - 21:21

At the Chic-Fil-A 5km, Eric Patterson was the top men's master and earned himself some free Chicken; not a bad day at the office.

At the Oak Barrel Half Marathon, Tim Pitt lead the team with a 1:25:38 and 4th place overall, first in his age group.  Christy Scott ran 1:43:06 and was 1st in her age group.  Dana Overton ran 1:53:25.

Official Results

At Umstead 100 miler, Blake Thompson celebrated his birthday by logging 100km before calling it a day in this tune up for his Western States 100 goal race this summer.

Last weekend at the first Scottsboro Half Marathon, Katie Maehlmann captured the overall win with a slight personal best 1:30:51.  Julia Clarke was 3rd female overall in her Fleet Feet Racing Team debut.

Official Results

5 Eric Charette - 1:23:10
11 Katie Maehlmann - 1:30:51
17 Tim Pitt 1:34:26 (as a pacer)
30 Julia Clark 1:37:53

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Weekend Results

This past weekend atop Monte Sano in Huntsville, Alabama was the 6th running of McKay Hollow Madness.  Most first timers and many veterans have said that this is one of the toughest races they have ever attempted.  Rocky, technical trails, covered in mud this time of year and plenty of climbing make this a great race.  This is actually the 7th year of the event, but in 2011 the weather was so foul that the race had to be cancelled.

Eric Charette managed to earn the overall victory this year in a time of 2:03:52.  Since the change to the modern course distance of just under 15.5 miles, only Brandon Mader has run the course faster.  This year Brandon had to drop out early which opened up the window for Charette to capitalize.  Finishing in 2nd place was Rob Youngren with a time of 2:11:38.  Rob was also a past winner, back in 2008.  Crossing the finish line with broken ribs after a nasty spill and capturing the top men's master award was Dink Taylor in 2:16:41.  DeWayne Satterfield and James Falcon were 5th and 7th overall respectively.

On the women's side, Katie Maehlmann finished in 2:37:31 for her 3rd consecutive win at McKay.  Katie also owns the modern course record of 2:30:34 set in 2012.  Christy Scott was 2nd female in 2:54:59.

The race is directed by team mate Blake Thompson and plenty of team members where there to volunteer, including Kathy Youngren.

Official Results

Photo courtesy Gregg Gelmis

Photo courtesy Gregg Gelmis

In Arab at the David Washington Memorial 5km, Tim Pitt pushed the pace early and managed to finish 2nd overall, averaging 5:52 pace and running splits of 5:51, 5:56, 5:46 and 50 seconds.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Recent Results

This past weekend was full of local races as we previously reported on Saturday afternoon with early results.  Team results from Rocket Run and Savage Gulf can be found here.  After our post, we had two more outstanding results that came in that are worth mentioning.

On Sunday in Atlanta at the Georgia Marathon / Half Marathon, new team member Tyrone Harris ran a 1:17:56 and finished 17th overall among nearly 9,000 other runners (8.742 to be exact).

Official Results

At the Samford Multi Invitational meet on Saturday night in Birmingham, Kylie Lemon scorched the track with a personal best 18:05.  Kylie was 2nd overall and cut 25 seconds off of her personal best with this effort.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Weekend Results

This weekend Andrew Hodges and George Heeschen were battling it out again on the roads, this time in Mooresville, Alabama at the Rocket Run 10-miler.  With windy and warm conditions, Hodges finished 2nd overall in 57:27 and George in 3rd with a 57:33.  Jim Clemens was first men's master in 1:01:11 and 6th overall.  Kathy Youngren was 2nd overall female in 1:12:34.  Collectively the team took 8 of the top 9 places overall.

Official Results

2 Andrew Hodges 29 - 57:27 5:45
3 George Heeschen 26 - 57:33 5:46
4 Erik Debolt 30 - 59:17 5:56
5 Eric Charette 37 - 1:01:04 6:07
6 Jim Clemens 45 - 1:01:11 6:08
7 Greg Reynolds 30 - 1:02:21 6:15
8 Robert Youngren 38 - 1:02:34 6:16
9 Dink Taylor 47 - 1:02:48 6:17
11 Marty Clarke 51 - 1:04:41 6:29
12 Rick Maehlmann 36 - 1:05:23 6:33
16 Robert Whitaker 54 - 1:08:26 6:51
26 Kathy Youngren 38F - 1:12:34 7:16
27 Eric Fritz 45 - 1:12:41 7:17

At the second annual Savage Gulf Trail Marathon, Tim Pitt lead the charge with an 11th overall place, bettering his mark from last year and finishing in 5:28:58. Dana Overton posted a 7:11:39 and was 8th overall female.

Official Results

Last weekend James Falcon ran a personal best 3:24:57 at the Gusher Marathon in Texas. Check out his race report here.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Weekend Results

With some delay, here are the results from last weekend!

Starting in Decatur, where the team was in action at the Delano Park Ultra Marathon. Dewayne Satterfield was the overall winner of the 50-mile race inn a time of 6:35:31. Team BAMF (Kathy Youngren, Andrew Hodges, George Heeschen and Rob Youngren) was the overall winner in the relay division and set the course record for the mixed division with 101 miles. Christy Scott and her family finished with 61 miles and was 5th overall.

Official Results

In Cullman at Saint Bernard Prep Trail Half Marathon, Dink Taylor ran a great race and took top men's master and was 2nd overall in 1:29:48.  Eric Charette was 3rd overall in 1:31:58.

Official Results

In Birmingham at Oak Mountain 50km, Randy McFarland was 21st overall in a time of 6:23:25.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Weekend Preview

This weekend James Falcon travels back near home to Beaumont, Texas to race the Gusher Marathon.  James will be seeking to set a new personal best on this course that starts and ends near Lamar University   .

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Weekend Results

This weekend in Little Rock, Arkansas at the Little Rock Marathon, both Rick and Katie Maehlmann posted great times as they ran together for about the first 20 miles and then Rick pulled slightly ahead late to finish in 3:14:15 for 64th overall.  Katie ran 3:16:11 and was 7th female overall and 2nd in her age group.  This marks yet another state that Rick and Katie have completed a marathon, in their quest for all 50 states.

Locally in Huntsville at the UAH 10km, Andrew Hodges put up a big lead early but George Heeschen put on a great surge to nearly catch him, before they finished 1st and 2nd overall in 34:45 and 34:48.  Rob Youngren rounded out the podium with a personal best 35:18.  Dink Taylor was top Men's Master and 9th overall in 38:57.

On the women's side, Kylie Lemon posted her second consecutive overall win, bettering team mate Candace Jacobs by 41 seconds with her personal best 39:02.

Official Results

1 Andrew Hodges 29 - 34:45
2 George Heeschen 26 - 34:48
3 Robert Youngren 38 - 35:18
5 Eric Charette 37 - 36:53
6 Greg Reynolds 30 - 37:33
9 Dink Taylor 47 - 38:57
11 Kylie Lemon 25F - 39:02
13 Marty Clarke 51 - 39:36
15 Candace Jacobs 32F - 39:43
18 Randy McFarland 52 - 41:52
23 Robert Whitaker 54 - 43:07

On Saturday in Boaz at the Race to Remember 5km, Dink Taylor was 3rd overall in 18:35.  Dana Overton was 13th overall and 2nd female.

Official Results

Monday, February 25, 2013

Harlem Shake

During the kick off meeting for the 2013 Fleet Feet Racing Team, things got a little out of hand in Huntsville.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Recent Results

Last weekend one of the newest members of Fleet Feet Racing, Kylie Lemon had a great time at the Race for Top Dog at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens.  On a tough course, she was 2nd overall and top female, running a stellar 18:51.

South of Moulton at the 8th Annual Black Warrior-Phillip Parker Memorial Trail Runs, Eric Charette, who owns the 5th fastest time in the 25km all time, finished 3rd overall in the 25km with a time of 1:52:33.  Kathy Youngren, who owns the 4th fastest time in the 25km all time, ran 2:35:58 this year.

DeWayne Satterfield, who owns the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 9th fastest times ever on the 50km course, finished 6th overall this year with a 4:28:56.

Eric Fritz and Eric Fritz worked the 17-mile aid station all day and were later joined by Kathy and Eric.

Official Results

This weekend at the Mount Cheaha 50km, store owner Dink Taylor took the overall win in the race to the top of Alabama in a time of 4:44.  DeWayne Satterfield was 4th overall and Christy Scott finished in 6:15.

At the Disney Princess Half Marathon, Brad Schroeder ran 1:18:37 and was the first men's finisher.  All men were started in Coral C, which was behind 6,000 female runners so Brad had to weave his way though the pack which was probably crazy and exhilarating all at the same time!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Weekend Results

With the 2013 Season still in the early stages, there were just a few short distances races this weekend in North Alabama.

In Decatur at the Mardi Gras 5km, Tyrone Harris and Jim Clemens finished 3rd and 4th overall with Jim running 17:48, his fastest 5km since 2005.

The Relay for Life Sweetheart 5km was held in Arab, Alabama on Saturday with Tim Pitt helping to direct the race.  Eric Charette was first overall in a time of 18:20 and then helped with timing and awards.

Official Results

Winter Winds 2 and 4 mile races on Sunday in Huntsville were cancelled due to weather.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Weekend Results

The Mighty Mountain Mist 50km was held this weekend in Monte Sano State Park and the Fleet Feet Racing Team did not disappoint!  While the story of the day was former team member David Riddle's course record 3:36:51, Brad Schroeder notched a near 20 minute personal best and ran a 3:57:21 to capture 3rd overall.  DeWayne Satterfield ran his 19th Mountain Mist (every one!) and Katie Maehlmann took the women's title in 5:11:04.  Blake Thompson also had a great story too, as he proposed to his long time girlfriend Sarah Bowden just before the start of the race. 

Official Results

3 - 3:57:21 Brad Schroeder, 28
5 - 4:33:54 Dewayne Satterfield, 48
7 - 4:44:12 Brett Wilks, 32
10 - 4:51:25 James Falcon, 41
21 - 5:11:04 Katie Maehlmann, 35F
29 - 5:19:12 Rick Maehlmann, 36
88 - 6:15:47 Christy Scott, 39F
89 - 6:15:51 Randy McFarland, 51
109 - 6:26:01 Timothy Pitt, 33

Friday, January 25, 2013

Gear Review: Nike Pegasus Trail Shoe by James Falcon

Check out this gear review of the Nike Pegasus Trail shoe from racing team member James Falcon on his new blog, "This Falcon Runs".  Review -

Though originally from Texas, James moved to Alabama in 1992 for two years before returning to Texas and then back to Huntsville in 2000.  Along with his wife Michelle, they have two children and have been a prominent part of the community ever since.  James is entering is 4th decade of running and owns a sub 5-minute personal best in the mile and a sub 22:30 100-mile personal best.  James is the race director for the Huntsville Track Club's Alabama A&M 5k cross country race and has been heavily involved in the local triathlon scene in racing and coaching.

 His team biography can be found here.