Brian Pilcher Wins The 99th Annual Dipsea Trail Race

Run S.M.A.R.T. client Brian Pilcher wins The 99th Annual Dipsea Trail Race! Pilcher finished the 7.4 mile course in 49:13 beating a field of almost 1500 runners. It was an impressive performance without mentioning the fact that Pilcher is still winning races at 52 years of age.

Full race results here.

Coach Miltenberg LeadsTwo Athletes To All-American Status

Run S.M.A.R.T. coach Chris Miltenberg is also head women’s cross country and distance coach at Georgetown University. This weekend two of his collegiate athletes finished 5th and 8th overall in the 1500 meters at the NCAA Championships in Fayettville, AK.

Check out the full results on the NCAA’s web site.

Thomas Podell Finishes 5th in Ultra Marathon

Jack Daniels client Thomas Podell of Hermosa, CA finished 5th overall at the Blue Canyon 50 Mile Trail Race in 11:50:25. That’s some serious running. Congrats to Thomas for conquering the distance!

You can check out the full race results here.

Summer High School Cross Country Camp

Run S.M.A.R.T. coach Blake Boldon has organized a high school cross country camp for both teams and individuals. The camp will be held at the Fountain Valley School of Colorado on August 7-9. For more details about the camp check out the website or email Blake at [email protected]

The camp is a perfect opportunity for high school athletes to prepare for their 2009 season:

What You’ll Learn

  • Principles of training for distance races
  • Strength training geared toward the distance runner
  • Drills to improve running economy and efficiency
  • Proper shoe selection
  • Goal setting
  • Altitude training
  • Flexibility
  • Nutrition for training and racing
  • Race day preparation/race strategy
  • Injury prevention/injury care

America’s Greatest Running Coach Isn’t Ready to Retire

Coach Jack Daniels and The Run S.M.A.R.T. Project were featured in Running Times. The article is titled Coach for Hire, America’s Greatest Running Coach Isn’t Ready to Retire.

“Running is generally considered fairly recession-proof. It boomed in the late 1970s when the U. S. economy was in the tank, and there are signs the sport is remaining vibrant in the current economic downturn. It makes sense: Not only can a good pair of running shoes last for several months, but the positive vibe we get from running is a great panacea for having less expendable income, or even worse, losing a job.

But with a dark economic forecast and massive budget cuts looming at Northern Arizona University, the school decided to close the Center for High Altitude Training in Flagstaff, where numerous elite-level runners, swimmers and triathletes have trained since its inception in 1994. And that meant Jack Daniels was out of a job.”

The entire article can be found here on RT’s website.