Hector Rivera Qualifies For The Central American Games

Since joining The Run SMART Project and working with Dr. Jack Daniels, Hector Rivera has now set new PR’s for 4 miles (19:45), 5 miles (24:54), 1/2 marathon (1:08:20) and now the marathon (2:22:15). His 2:22:15 at the Chicago Marathon this past weekend got him 29th place overall and 2nd in the 35-39 age group in one of the largest marathons in the world. It also qualified him for the Central American Games in 2010!

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You can check out Hector’s even splits at Chicago here.

Dr. Jack Daniels’ Clients Improve Again

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!

Run SMART Clients Perform Well At Twin Cities Marathon

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.

Consulting for Running Coaches

The Run S.M.A.R.T. Project is now offering consulting services for running coaches, clubs and teams.  With the latest addition of Dr. Jack Daniels to the Run S.M.A.R.T. coaching staff, this brand new service provides a unique opportunity for coaches and clubs to gain insight, improve their athletes performances and become recognized as a top coach in their field.

Email [email protected] for more details.

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Angie Woolman Wins 2009 National Senior Games

Angela Woolman, client of Dr. Jack Daniels, won the 400m in the 55-59 age group at the 2009 National Senior Games. Her official time was 71.99. You can view a great shot of Angie running to victory to here and check out the results from the final heat here.

Peter Polidori Finishes 1st In Age Group

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.

Thomas Podell Finishes 5th in Ultra Marathon

Jack Daniels client Thomas Podell of Hermosa, CA finished 5th overall at the Blue Canyon 50 Mile Trail Race in 11:50:25. That’s some serious running. Congrats to Thomas for conquering the distance!

You can check out the full race results here.

America’s Greatest Running Coach Isn’t Ready to Retire

Coach Jack Daniels and The Run S.M.A.R.T. Project were featured in Running Times. The article is titled Coach for Hire, America’s Greatest Running Coach Isn’t Ready to Retire.

“Running is generally considered fairly recession-proof. It boomed in the late 1970s when the U. S. economy was in the tank, and there are signs the sport is remaining vibrant in the current economic downturn. It makes sense: Not only can a good pair of running shoes last for several months, but the positive vibe we get from running is a great panacea for having less expendable income, or even worse, losing a job.

But with a dark economic forecast and massive budget cuts looming at Northern Arizona University, the school decided to close the Center for High Altitude Training in Flagstaff, where numerous elite-level runners, swimmers and triathletes have trained since its inception in 1994. And that meant Jack Daniels was out of a job.”

The entire article can be found here on RT’s website.

Brian Pilcher Sets Huge 10k PR

Brian Picher, a client of Dr. Jack Daniels, won the master’s division at the Marin Memorial 10k this past weekend. Pilcher, 52, beat everyone in the race over 36 years old with a huge PR of 33:13. He was quoted after the race in the Marin Independent Journal,

“It’s my personal record by 42 seconds,” said Pilcher, who had been battling bronchitis for the past two months. “And I think the course was a bit long.”

Sounds like 33 minutes doesn’t have a chance in his next 10k.