Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Weekend Results

This is a great weekend for racing in north Alabama with slightly above average temperatures for late February.  Saturday started locally where the team was in action at the Grissom JROTC Wounded Warrior 5k.  Kylie Lemon was top overall female in 18 minutes flat, followed by Aleisha Chaffin in 20:36, both of which were personal best times.  Robert Whitaker was the men's master winner and finished 6th overall. 

3 Kylie Lemon 18:00
6 Robert Whitaker 18:30
23 Aleisha Chaffin 20:36

Official Results

In the race to the top of Alabama, Dink Taylor led the men's side with a 6th place finish and notched his 9th year in a row of conquering the Mount Cheaha 50k.  Christy Scott had a great day, finishing 3rd female overall in a time of 5:55.

Official Results

6 Dink Taylor-5:02:45
16 Tim Pitt - 5:42:31
24 Christy Scott - 5:56:26
49 Eric Patterson - 6:32:22

Photo courtesy of We Run Huntsville

In Chattanooga at the Scenic City Half Marathon,Tim Vinson was 6th overall and Loren Traylor was 5th in her age group on this very challenging course. 

Official Results

6 Tim Vinson, 49M - 1:20:59
233 Loren Traylor, 47F - 1:51:57

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Recent Results

Last weekend was the inaugural Tick Ridge Trek held just north of Elkton, Tennessee.  With a little snow flurries in the air, the team had a great day with Jim Clemens placing first overall and Dink Taylor finishing second.  The ladies did even better, finishing 1-2-3 with Christy Scott taking the win and placing 5th overall!

Official Results

10km Race
4 David Rawlings 53:10

25km Race
1 Jim Clemens 2:03:48
2 Dink Taylor 2:07:01
5 Christy Scott 2:36:29
11 Julia Clark 2:46:46
14 Dana Overton 2:48:08

Also last weekend in Huntsville at the Botannical Gardens as the Race for the Top Dog 5k.  Kylie Lemon took the top female honors for the 3rd year in a row.  Her time of 18:11 was just 4 seconds off of the overall winner.

Official Results

Rounding out the results from last weekend were the annual HTC Winter Winds 2 mile and 4 mile races.  Robert Whitaker was the top men's master in 11:45 and Neta Ezer took home her first overall win as a new member of the Racing Team.  Susan Ready made her team debut by taking 3rd place overall.

2 mile Official Results

4 Robert Whitaker 11:45
6 Neta Ezer 11:50
8 Dink Taylor 12:18
18 Randy McFarland 13:17
26 Susan Ready 13:54
27 Rebecca Byers 14:03

In the 4-mile race, Dink Taylor was the men's master winner in 25:13 and Neta Ezer repeated as women's winner making it a double up day for her!  Susan Ready also doubled up for podium places as she captured 3rd overall.

4 mile Official Results

5 Dink Taylor 25:13
7 Neta Ezer 25:21
8 Robert Whitaker 25:50
14 Eric Fritz 27:32
18 Randy McFarland 28:26
23 Susan Ready 28:58
28 Timothy Pitt 29:33
29 Rebecca Byers 29:34

This weekend near Moulton was the muddy Black Warrior 50km. Perennial rock star DeWayne Satterfield was the overall winner in a time of 4:13:37. James Falcon continued with his ultra running prowess by finishing in 5:14:44.

In Birmingham at Mercedes Marathon/Half Marathon, Tim Vinson ran a great 1:18:27 which placed him 23rd overall and 1st in M45-49.  Rebecca Byers posted a new personal best with a 1:36:62, placing her 5th in her age group and new team member Donna Palumbo ran a 2:20:40.

Official Results