Ben Schippers Wins Running With Heart 5k

Run SMART client Ben Schippers won the 2010 Running With Heart 5k at Iowa St. University. The 29 year old Brooklyn resident dominated the field winning in a very impressive time of 16:12 – almost three minutes ahead of second place. Ben signed up for private coaching this past March and since then he’s become a completely new runner making incredible improvements over various distances. Check out his new personal bests after joining The Run SMART Project just six months ago:

Ben Schippers Sets New PR

On an extremely hot and humid day, just under 90 degrees, Run SMART client Ben Schippers still managed to set a new 3.0 mile PR at the 2010 NYRR Wall Street Run. Ben finished 11th overall in 16:46 (5:35 per mile) (Full results). His time was 10 seconds faster than last year when it was only 65 degrees out at race time, according to the NYRR archives. Nice work, Ben!

Ben works with Run SMART coach Blake Boldon.

Ben Schippers Sets Half Marathon Lifetime Best

Run SMART client, Ben Schippers of Brooklyn, NY, set a a new PR for 13.1 miles at the Covered Bridges Half Marathon in Woodstock, Vermont. Despite seriously rainy conditions, Ben still managed to run a lifetime best in his first half marathon since signing up for Run SMART coaching this past March. His time of 1:19:34 (6:05 pace) placed him 13th overall (full results).

Ben works with Run SMART coach, Blake Boldon.