Joel Williams Surpasses Goal At Gallop And Gorge

Run SMART client Joel Williams ran the Gallop and Gorge 8k in Carrboro, NC an averaged 6 seconds faster per mile than his goal pace. His official time was 36:39 (7:22 per mile) (Full results). When Joel started with Run SMART about 5 months ago he was averaging 7:47 per mile for 5k so already he’s averaging 25 seconds faster over 8k than he was for 5k. Nice work, Joel!

Joel works with Run SMART coach Blake Boldon.

Mitchell Thornton Wins Age Group At Turkey Trot 5 Miler

Run SMART client Mitchell Thornton won his age group at the 2009 Turkey Trot 5 Miler in Warren, OH. Mitchell ran 29:07 (5:49 per mile) winning the 16-19 age group by 25 seconds. (Full results).

Run SMART client Tim Bradley got 20th place at the 100th Thanksgiving Day Race 10k in Cincinnati, OH. Tim managed to run 33:09 (5:21 per mile) amidst his build-up for the Disney Marathon in January. (Full results).

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Jamesina Simpson Wins Xterra Topanga Turkey Trot 10k

Run SMART client Jamesina Simpson of Albuquerque, NM won the Xterra Topanga Turkey Trot 10k. Jamesina ran 51:57 over the hilly trail course at Topanga State Park – the next female finisher was almost 5:30 back! Full race results.

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Jamesina works with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry.

Michelle La Sala Places 2nd in Age Group

Run SMART client Michelle La Sala finished 2nd in her age group and 17 overall at the 2009 Run to Feed the Hungry 10k Run, in a time of 42:36 (6:52 per mile).  Her time represents almost a 2 minute improvement for 10k in two and a half years since she started working with Run SMART.  Keep an eye out for Michelle at the PF Chang’s Rock and Roll Marathon in Phoenix, on January 17th.

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Michelle works with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry.

Run SMART Client Results At The DRC Half Marathon

Great Run SMART client results at the DRC Half Marathon this month in Dallas, TX. Melisa Christian was 1st female overall in 1:18:11 and Becky Angeles was 3rd female overall in 1:22:20. Also, Brian Schmidt was 2nd Masters and 10th place overall in 1:17:10. Full results.

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Melissa Ralph Sets PR At NYC Marathon

Melissa Ralph set a PR last weekend by breaking 4 hours at the New York City Marathon.  Her official time was 3:54:59. It’s also important to note that Melissa ran a 10k PR for the first 10k of the race, which included a 12 minute mile to start, thanks to a bad position in the corral.  She has huge PR’s ahead of her! Congrats to Melissa and her coach Blake Boldon.

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Everett Hill Sets 8 Minute PR At Marine Corps Marathon

Run SMART client Everett Hill set an 8 Minute PR at the Marine Corps Marathon today. Everett’s chip time was 4:00:32, check out his splits.  The most impressive part about his race was the perfect pacing job he did, coming through the half point just under 2 hours and running evenly over the last half on a course that is considerably harder over the last 13 miles.  Congrats to Everett on the new PR and also for being named ThinkFastMoveFaster.com’s Featured Athlete of the Week. Everett is coached by Vince Sherry.

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Jamesina Simpson 4th at Duke City Half Marathon

Congrats to Jamesina Simpson for winning her age group and placing 4th at the Duke City Half Marathon.  Jamesina covered the course in 1:32:21 (very solid effort at 5,000ft).  Jamesina is training for the PF Chang’s Half Marathon in Phoenix AZ and is coached by Vince Sherry.

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