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

Run SMART Clients Place 14th,18th at Flying Pig Marathon

On May 4th Lisa Mire and Melissa Bell lined up for the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati, OH. Both women traveled from Charlotte, NC with the intention of setting a personal best at the distance, and so they did.

Lisa ran near even splits throughout the race to set a new PR of 3:17:38. The time bested Lisa’s previous marathon PR by 5 minutes 21 seconds.
Melissa went out at a slightly faster clip, coming through the first half of the race on 3:10 pace. Though she started to feel the fast early pace around mile 16, Melissa stayed tough and finished in a very strong time of 3:19:12. Melissa bettered her previous marathon best by over 20 minutes.

The race was not without its share of drama this year. As it turns out the course had to be rerouted due to an “early morning fire emergency.” The course ended up being .2514 miles long. The times above reflect Lisa and Melissa’s adjusted times. We’ll call the extra quarter mile a cool-down.

Melissa Bell and Lisa Mire Represent at Corporate Cup Half Marathon

Run SMART clients Melissa Bell and Lisa Mire represented well at the YMCA Corporate Cup Half Marathon on Saturday, March 8th. Melissa placed 4th in 1:30:58, while Lisa was fifth in 1:34:59. The last third of the race was run into a very strong head wind, making for a tough finial stretch. Despite the challenging conditions both women managed a strong showing and Lisa even managed to pull off a new PR!

Both Melissa and Lisa are training for the Flying Pig Marathon, which takes place in Cincinnati on Sunday, May 4th.

Melissa Bell Sets Half Marathon PR

On November 3rd, Melissa Bell set her 2nd PR in just two weeks. Melissa completed the Down Y Run ½ Marathon in 1:30:02, on the hilly streets of Charlotte, NC. Her half-marathon PR came in the wake of an 8k PR, set at the Dilworth Jubilee just two weeks prior (she completed the equally challenging course in a time of 32:29). Melissa is now training for the Thunder Road Marathon in Charlotte, NC on December 8th. Everyone at Run SMART Project wishes Melissa the best of luck in the upcoming event.