Tom Klimek Sets 8K PR – Again!

After three years of working with The Run SMART Project Tom Klimek is still making big improvements. This past weekend he finished 25th overall at the Gener8tion 8k in Philadelphia. Tom’s official time was 30:00 (6:02 per mile), 1:15 faster than last year’s performance in the same race, which is also a 52 second PR for the distance and the fastest pace he’s ever averaged in a race! Full Results.

His coach Vince Sherry said afterwards, “It was by far Tom’s best race since joining Run SMART. We dropped the mileage this season and have been focused on speed work.”

Hanging With The Elites At Age 14

Meghan Lockett, at age 14, hung with the top runners at the 24th St. Patrick’s Day 8k in Washington, DC, finishing 9th female overall in a race of 6,841 finishers. Lockett was the youngest competitor in the Top 10 by 10 years! She also managed to crack 30 minutes for the first time at this distance, with an official time of 29:57. Her performance was roughly 30 seconds faster than last year and she managed to set two personal bests by dropping an 18:20 split at 5k! After the race, her coach Alicia Shay said, “Meghan crushed it!”

For the full recap and race results in Washington Running Report go here.