Ilea Eskilden Cracks Top 10 At Crescent City Classic

Run SMART client Ilea Eskilden ran 37:51 at the Crescent City 10k in New Orleans this past weekend. She was 10th female overall in a very competitive field with over 17,000 runners.

When Ilea signed up for coaching and began working with Dr. Jack Daniels almost two years ago her 10k PR was 40:33. We’re excited to see how fast she can go.

Ilea Eskildsen Sets 10k and Half Marathon PR In Same Race

Setting a new personal best is always nice but setting personal bests for two distances in the same race is special. This past weekend at the Rock ‘n Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon Run SMART client Ilea Eskildsen managed to set a new 10k PR during her half marathon. When she signed up for private coaching with Dr. Jack Daniels her 10k PR was 40:33. In Sunday’s race she came through 10k in 36:53, almost four minutes faster than she used to run for 10k alone! This set her up for a very impressive new half marathon PR of 1:21:04 (full results). Her previous half marathon PR was 1:23:53 set this past June.

Dr. Jack’s Clients Set Two More PRs

Elton Shapiro of Hollywood, FL just missed his ultimate goal of breaking four hours in the marathon but still set a new personal best by 5 minutes. If not for getting stopped and having to wait at a railroad crossing, we’re confident Elton would have cracked the 4-hour barrier. He finished the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon in 4:00:57 (full results). Next stop, sub-4, Elton!!!

Ilea Eskildsen Repeats At Gate To Gate

This past Memorial Day weekend at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Run SMART client Ilea Eskildsen won the Gate-to-Gate 4.4 mile race for the second year in a row. Better yet, she ran one minute and 16 seconds faster than her winning performance last year. Congrats to Ilea and her Run SMART coach, Dr. Jack Daniels, who she’s been working with for just over one year now.

Ilea Eskildsen Sets New 5k PR

Ilea at the U.S. Women's 10k Champs

Ilea Eskildsen set a new PR in the 5k while mixing it up with the collegians out at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, California this weekend. Ilea ran 17:49,  a 10 second PR! (Full results – Event #242) She credited her new personal best to even pacing.

Since joining The Run SMART Project last spring and working with Dr. Jack Daniels, Ilea has dropped her 5k time by over 37 seconds!

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!