Jamesina Simpson Cracks 3-Hr Barrier At St. George

Run SMART client Jamesina Simpson achieved her longtime goal of breaking 3-hours in the marathon this past weekend at the St. George Marathon in Utah. Her official time was 2:59:21! [Full results]

Big congrats to Jamesina and her coach Ann Alyanak. This performance shattered Jamesina’s previous PR from 8 years ago by 10 minutes.

Jamesina Simpson Sets New 10k PR On Dirt At Altitude

Run SMART client Jamesina Simpson finished 5th overall and 2nd female at the 24th ANNUAL CORRIDA de CORRALES 2010 10K Run in 40:52 (full results). It was a huge 10k PR and more impressively, she did it on a dirt course at altitude! After the race, Jamesina told her coach, Vince Sherry, “No one passed me during the entire race and I also picked off a few guys.  Overall, I think it was my smartest race to date.”

Jamesina Simpson Wins The Grizzly Half Marathon


Run SMART client Jamesina Simpson just chillin with Grizz after her half marathon victory at the 2010 Grizzly Half Marathon in Choteau, MT. Jamesina won in 1:29:21 (6:49 per mile) and beat the next female finisher by almost 6 minutes (full results). The most significant part of Jamesina’s race, besides getting to pose with a grizzly bear afterwards, was that she ran about the same time she did at the Rock ‘N Roll Phoenix Half Marathon earlier this year. Not bad considering she ran all by her lonesome in this race on a much hillier course (most of it gravel) and at 4,000 feet!

Jamesina works with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry.

Run SMART Clients Set Huge 5k PRs

This past weekend three Run SMART clients achieved significant milestones in the 5k. Jamesina Simpson led the way setting a new 5k PR by over 1 minute and 40 seconds! Her time of 18:30 placed her 20th female overall in the 29 And Under race.

Bill Risch traveled across the country to bring his Upper East Side dominance to the Carlsbad 5k. He was handsomely rewarded with a 31 second PR, finishing in 20:59!

More Run SMART Client Results

Catching up on some Run SMART race results…

This past weekend in the Shamrock Shuffle 5k in Albuquerque, Jamesina Simpson was the second female to cross the line and even more impressively she was 5th overall in the race. Her time over a very hilly course at 5,000 ft. was 20:30. Full results.

Lisa Mire set a new half-marathon PR in the Alston+Bird LLP Corporate Cup in Charlotte, NC finishing in 1:31:43!

Run SMART Rocks P.F. Chang’s

Run SMART Coach Vince Sherry and clients had a big day at the P.F. Chang’s Rock & Roll Marathon and Half Marathon in Phoenix this past weekend.

In the marathon Chris Budwig dropped a 5 minute PR finishing in 2:56:25 and Michelle LaSala improved her marathon time by over 10 minutes finishing in 3:15:36! In the half marathon Jamesina Simpson ran an impressive 1:29:11, which was a 4 and a half minute improvement from the same race last year!

Chris Budwig Rock 'n RollMichelle Rock 'n roll

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.


Jamesina works with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry.

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.

Duke City Half - Jamesina

Run SMART Athlete Summer Race Results

Run SMART Athletes from around the county had great results in distances from 5K to 50K this summer.  Here’s a summary of just a few…

On September 7th, Everett Hill was only 8 seconds off in 10K PR on a very challenging course.  Everett was in the middle of training for the Marine Corps Marathon which takes place in just over 2 weeks.

Everett, finishing strong

Everett, finishing strong