Stuart White Wins Grasslands Trail Half Marathon

Run SMART client Stuart White is having an incredible 2011 racing season. Recently, he won the Grasslands Trail Half Marathon in Near Decatur, TX. The 48 year old from Argyle, TX grinded his way through the difficult trail course in 1 hour and 33 minutes (full results).

At the Rocky Raccoon 50 Miler in Huntsville, TX, Stuart finished 9th out of 166 finishers in 7 hours, 30 minutes and 19 seconds (full results). Stuart has been with Run SMART for two years now and has made a lot of great progress with coach Blake Boldon. He’s also our first ultra runner so we’re very proud to post this result.

Stuart White Executes Great Race Plan

Run SMART client Stuart White was 2nd masters finisher at the 2010 Metro PCS Dallas White Rock Half Marathon. The 47 year old from Argyle, TX was 13th overall out of nearly 10,000 finishers, finishing in 1:17:35 (full results).

Stuart White Wins Palo Duro Ultramarathon

In his first ever ultramarathon Stuart White won the Palo Duro 50 mile Trail Run this past weekend in Palo Duro Canyon State Park! His official time was 8:26:25 (full results). Stuart’s Run SMART Coach, Blake Boldon, was fired up after the race, “He battled record high temperatures in the West Texas sun and struggled with cramps for more than ten miles.  He successfully persevered to win by 20 minutes!!”

I’ve checked the records and it’s official – Stuart is the first Run SMART client to take home an individual title in an ultramarathon. Nice work!

Stuart White Wins 2010 Azle Lake Run

Big congrats to Run SMART client Stuart White for winning the 2010 Azle Lake Run (10k) in 34:52 (results). It was a lifetime best for Stuart and almost a 2 minute improvement of his time in the same race last year.

Stuart has been working with Run SMART coach Blake Boldon since last April.

Stuart White Leads GE To USCAA Title


Run SMART client Stuart White finished 18th overall in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Mardi Gras Marathon in a time of 2:50:02. He split 1:24 at the half so it’s important to note his even splits throughout. Also, this year the United States Corporate Athletics Association (USCAA) Marathon Championships was held in conjunction with the Mardi Gras Marathon so their was some team competition added to the mix. We’re proud to report that Stuart led the way for GE as their top scorer, helping them reclaim the national corporate team title! Full results for the race are here.

Stuart works with Run SMART coach Blake Boldon.

Run S.M.A.R.T. Clients Excel at USCAA Nationals

This weekend Stuart White and Brian Schmidt, both from the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex, competed at the United States Corporate Athletics Association National Championships. White competed in the 5k and 10k events representing GE Runners. Schmidt ran the 5k, a 1600 meter relay leg and 10k for Texas Instruments.

On Saturday Brian Schmidt was 4th overall and 1st in his age division in the 5k in a personal best time of 16:30. A few short hours later, he helped his relay team win their division by running 4:50 for 1600 meters. Stuart White also impressed in the 5k. He improved his mark from last year by 24 seconds by running 16:51 to place 7th overall and 1st in his age division.

Stuart White Wins Azle Lake Run; Melissa Ralph Opens Racing Season Successfully

On a rainy morning outside of Fort Worth, Texas, Stuart White won the Azle Lake Run 10k in dominating fashion.  He improved on his third place finish from 2008 by winning this year’s race by three minutes.  Despite a steady rain and puddles on the road he finished the 10k course in 36:46 to match his time from the previous year.  His performance is a sign of good things to come as Stuart prepares for the USCAA Track & Field National Championships in July.

Although she competed halfway across the country in Central Park, Melissa Ralph also raced in rainy conditions in the Healthy Kidney 10k.  After a long bout with injuries she has put in a solid block of training and she’s ready to finally get back to the business of racing.  Despite the conditions and running through the field after starting in a less then ideal corral, Melissa was able to run the second 5k 1:15 faster than the first.

For more information on Stuart’s win at the Azle Lake Run visit: http://www.runazle.org/index.html