Jeff Weatherhead Finishes 8th At USA Championships

Run SMART client Jeff Weatherhead finished 8th overall in the 800 Meters, M60 division at the USA Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Jeff dropped 4 seconds off his previous best this year finishing in 2:38.16, only three seconds off the All American standard for his age group. (Full Results)

Jeff works with Run SMART coach Brian Rosetti.

Jeff Weatherhead Finishes 7th At USA Masters Indoor Champs

Run SMART client Jeff Weatherhead finished 7th overall in the M60 800 meter at the USA Masters Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, NM. Weatherhead ended his brief indoor season on a positive note by dropping three seconds off his best 800 this year with a time of 2:42.07 (full results). That makes him the 11th fastest in the country for his age group.

After slipping out of his training for two quick races this winter, Jeff will be back to building strength for his big outdoor track push this summer.

 

 

Jeff Weatherhead Cracks National Rankings

Run SMART client Jeff Weatherhead cracked the national rankings in the 800M at the USATF New England Indoor Track and Field Championships this past weekend. Weatherhead finished first in the M60 age group in 2:45. His time puts him 5th in the country for his age group.

“It’s great to see Jeff back on the track, healthy and racing well again,” said his coach Brian Rosetti.

Jeff Weatherhead – 1st Place Age Group Finish!

Jeff Weatherhead finished 6th overall and first in the 50-59 age group Simsbury River Run 5k. It was Jeff’s first road race and second race of the year. He has been concentrating on building a strong base to prepare for a full summer and fall of racing. Jeff’s official time was 18:57. Full results can be found here on Cool Running.

Jeff’s next races will be a 1500 and 800 at the Connecticut Senior Games on June 7th. He is currently doing hills and tempo work with a long term goal of being a top finisher at the USATF Master’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Oregon this August.

Jeff Weatherhead Finishes 6th At USATF Championships

Run SMART client, Jeff Weatherhead, started the season off on the right note with a 6th place finish in the Men’s 55-59 age group at the USATF Masters Indoor Track and Field Championships. Jeff’s focus this year is the outdoor nationals in August, so he ran this race without spending too much time doing speed work. It was a positive effort to start the year.

Jeff’s official time was 5:28.84, good for 6th place overall. Full results of the meet here.

Jeff Weatherhead’s Running Season of a Lifetime

We want to congratulate Jeff Weatherhead on one of the most positive seasons we’ve had in The Run S.M.A.R.T. Project since its inception.

Jeff has been running competitively for the last 15 years, yet after turning 56 this past August he has managed to set new Pr’s for 800m, 1500m, 1 mile, 5k and 4.75 miles (Manchester Road Race). His 4:51 in the 1500 ranked him 8th in the country for the men’s 55-59 division this year. He also finished 6th overall in the 1500 at the USATF Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Riding high off a monster track season he took to the roads this fall and stepped up to the 5k setting a huge PR clocking in at 18:34 (5:59 a mile). It was the first time he has ever averaged sub 6:00 a mile for 5k.

Not to put any pressure on him, but every time the man laces them up he sets a new PR. The key to Jeff’s success has been his willingness to buy into a new system and to trust his coach (me!) He’s very goal-oriented and has reached new heights because of his determination and work ethic. It’s been a pleasure coaching him. Congrats Jeff. Next year you’ll be 57, so let’s keep shocking the running world with your new found fountain of youth.

-Brian Rosetti