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Janet Bawcom Smashes Her Own Record At Cherry Blossom


Photo: David Monti at Race Results Weekly

We’re super proud to announce that Run SMART coach Janet Bawcom (pictured far right) broke her own U.S. record at the Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run last weekend! Bawcom, who trains in Flagstaff, AZ and is coached by our very own Dr. Jack Daniels, smacked her previous record by 1 minute and 16 seconds.

After the race she commented, “Nothing more satisfying than going out and running exactly the race that your training said you could!” Man, we love that quote!

Full story.

Top 10 Women’s 10 Mile Champs Results
1. Janet Bawcom 52:12
2. Sara Hall 52:54
3. Frances Koons 54:30
4. Susanna Sullivan 54:31
5. Brianne Nelson 54:33
6. Jen Rhines 54:38
7. Heather Cappello 54:40
8. Meghan Peyton 54:42
9. Sara Slattery 55:14
10. Blake Russell 55:26

Heidi Peoples Wins Scranton Half Marathon

This morning Heidi Peoples took home the women’s title at the 1st Inaugural Scranton Half Marathon. She finished in 1:17:29 (5:54 per mile). [Full results] This amazing performance comes just 8 weeks after Heidi gave birth to her third child! Say what?!?! It’s also her first race in 14 months…just sayin.

Malindi Elmore Wins Sonoma Half Marathon


Competing in her first half marathon ever, Run SMART coach Malindi Elmore, won the Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon! The 33-year old from Kelowna, BC Canada is well known for her speed after an illustrious middle distance collegiate career at Stanford then going on to compete in the 2004 Olympics in the 1500m. Now she’s bumping up in distance with a new focus on triathlons.

Her official time was 1:18:50, almost three minutes ahead of the next female competitor. [Full results]

Catching Up With Alvina Begay


We checked in with Alvina Begay, our newest addition to the Run SMART staff, for some insights into her training as an elite athlete. You can follow her @AYBegay

Run SMART:  Hey, so what are you currently training for?

Alvina:  I plan on running the 25K Championships this weekend. After that a marathon but I’m not sure which one I’ll run yet.

Run SMART:  How’s training going this year?


Alvina Begay Joins Run SMART Coaching Staff

We’re extremely excited to announce that world-class Nike athlete, Alvina Begay, is our latest addition to the Run SMART staff. She is now accepting private clients.

“I am very excited to work with The Run SMART Project. I have become friends with Dr. Jack Daniels and most of the Run SMART coaches. I have seen them exude their passion for running by helping other runners succeed and reach their goals. Being a Run SMART coach will give me the opportunity to do the same and share my knowledge of running and nutrition with runners who are motivated to reach their potential.”


Heidi Peoples Finishes 5th Overall At Philly Marathon

Big congrats to Run SMART coach Heidi Peoples for finishing 5th overall in a competitive year at the Philly Marathon this year. Heidi ran 2:40:55, just one minute shy of her personal best and only one month after her win at the Steamtown marathon! [Full results]

Heidi Peoples Wins Steamtown Marathon For Third Time

Congrats to Run SMART coach Heidi Peoples for winning the Steamtown Marathon yesterday for the third time. Heidi finished in 2:50. Full results. A fan was kind enough to send in a video of Heidi climbing homestretch hill in the last mile.

Alicia Shay Wins Transrockies Run3

Big congrats to Run SMART coach Alicia Shay after winning the Transrockies Run3 trail stage event. This was Alicia’s first stage event ever. Read the whole report on

Shay was all but unstoppable over the 3 days and managed yet another dominating win, by over 16 minutes, at 3:15:58. She would finish the 3 days and 58.4 miles in a combined time of 8 hours and 26 seconds, almost 47 minutes ahead of 2nd place finisher Gina Lucrezi.

Full results.

Malindi Elmore Wins 1500M At Canadian Olympic Trials

Photograph by: Todd Korol, Reuters

Congratulations to Run SMART coach Malindi Elmore for winning the Canadian Olympic Trials in the 1500m! Malindi won the race in 4:13.58. [Full results] This was her second Olympic Trials title (2004 and 2012).

Unfortunately, Malindi will not compete in her second Olympic Games because she only reached the Olympic B standard this summer. She needed one A and one B standard along with finishing in the top three at the Trials.

Congrats on a great season, Malindi! We’re biased but we think the winner of the Olympic Trials should represent their country at the Olympics. Canada will not be bringing their “A” Team to London.

Malindi Elmore Reaches Olympic B Standard

Run SMART coach Malindi Elmore (#265) is on a mission right now. She just sent us a note after accepting a new client that she’s in Europe for two weeks trying to pin down the A standard. We’re super excited and want to wish her the best of luck heading into the Canadian Olympic Trials in July.

Kelowna’s Malindi Elmore ran the world’s seventh-fastest 1,500-metre race of the season on Wednesday in South Korea, and posted a required Olympic B standard in the process.

Continuing to travel the world in search of the A and B Olympic standard, Elmore achieved one of her necessary goals to make the 2012 Canadian Olympic team by posting a time of 4:07.90 at a IAAF World Challenge meet race in Daegu. The B standard is 4:08.90. (more…)