Congratulations to Alex Gardner and Tom Klimek for making their Boston qualifying goals. Alex shattered her marathon PR today at Chicago, running 3:38:22. That’s a 16 minute drop from her previous best at Chicago last year! Tom brought his marathon PR down 8 minutes, running 3:05 today at Steamtown. Both Alex and Tom deserve a lot of credit for executing their race plans meticulously. Look forward to more results from both as we move towards Boston.
Run SMART Athletes from around the county had great results in distances from 5K to 50K this summer. Here’s a summary of just a few…
On September 7th, Everett Hill was only 8 seconds off in 10K PR on a very challenging course. Everett was in the middle of training for the Marine Corps Marathon which takes place in just over 2 weeks.
We’d like to take the time to recognize two more of the latest Run SMART PR’s…
Ilea Eskildsen finished 12th overall at the Syracuse Festival of Races 5k in an outstanding new PR of 17:58.
Mitchell Thornton, another member of Dr. Jack Daniels’ crew and the latest to PR, finished the Peace Run 10k in 36:23. It’s also important to note that Mitchell PR’d for 5 miles during this race!
Brian Schmidt, coached by Blake Boldon, ran a new PR by almost 12 minutes, finishing in 2:47:24. That time placed Brian 21st overall for the U.S. Masters Championships! Check out Brian’s full race results here.
Melisa Christian, coached by Dr. Jack Daniels, also competed at Twin Cities, which hosted the USA Women’s Marathon Championships. Melisa, like Brian, had a great performance finishing 18th place overall in 2:41:55. Check out Melisa’s full results here.
Tom Podell, client of Dr. Jack Daniels, finished 3rd overall at the North Country 50-mile Trail Race covering the course, which included 13,000 feet in elevation gain, in 7:38:53. Official race results can be found here.
In preparation for a PR in Chicago half marathon PR at the Super Jock ‘n’ Jill Half Marathon in Woodinville, WA finishing in 1:54:22., Jen Johnston ran 2 in one week! On labor day she came within 2 minutes of her
As a final tuneup for the Brian Schmidt, of Sachse, TX, won the Tektronix Corporate Challenge 5k. Brian represented Texas Instruments finishing the course in 17:35. in two weeks
Ultramarathoner Tom Podell, a client of Jack Daniels finished 10th overall and 2nd in his age group at the Bulldog 50K this past weekend. The BullDog 50K takes place in Malibu Creek State Park, Malibu California and is a Trail Runner Magazine Trophy Series Race. With a total elevation gain of 6,800ft, Podell managed to finish the grueling race in 4:50:11. You can see the full results here.
Peter Polidori, a client of Dr. Jack Daniels, finished first in the 70-74 age group at the Crim 10-Miler besting 2nd place by over 11 minutes. The 71 year old masters runner finished in 1:14:25 averaging an impressive 7:26 per mile! Polidori was 844th overall out of 8,000 plus runners. You can see the full results here on Active.com.
Congratulations to Melisa Christian on her 18th place finish at the USA Women’s 10 Mile Championships in Flint, MI! Melisa averaged 5:52 a mile finishing in 58:37:00. You can see the full results here on the UASTF website.