Charlie Hartel Sets PR At London Marathon

Charlie Hartel signed up with The Run SMART Project to help him prepare for the London Marathon. This past weekend the Manhattanite set a new personal best in London after a few scares (injuries and an erupting volcano) threatened to keep him from the starting line.

Everett Hill Sets PR At Nashville Country Music Half Marathon

Long time Run SMART client, Everett Hill, set another PR at the Nashville Country Music Half Marathon last weekend. Everett beat his previous personal best by 5 minutes, finishing in 1:51:24 (8:30 pace)!

Everett works with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry. Looking forward to seeing Everett at the Run SMART Retreat again this year.

Tom Klimek Rallies To Finish Strong At Boston Marathon

Due to a hip/glute injury, Tom Klimek spent most of last month and the heart of his marathon build-up away from running. Today, at the Boston Marathon, Klimek managed to run his second fastest time ever. Tom’s current PR is 3:05:21, which he ran at Steamtown last year. Today, in Boston on by far a more challenging course, Klimek finished in 3:08:00 (7:11 pace).

Tom 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!

Running Shoe Tips For The Winter

Running in icy and snowy winter conditions can be very dangerous, especially if you’re getting your runs in before the sun rises or long after it goes down. Run SMART coach Vince Sherry covered this subject in the Arizona Daily Sun yesterday and offered a few great tips.

Alex Gardner Wins Age Group


Run SMART client Alex Gardner placed first in the 40-44 age group at the 28th Annual Children’s TLC Groundhog Run (5k) in Kansas City, MO. Alex’s time was 22:15 (7:10 per mile), which placed her 15th overall out of 1000+ female runners. Check out the full results.

Congrats to Alex and her coach, Vince Sherry, on a fine performance.

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!

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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.

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Jamesina works with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry.

Michelle La Sala Places 2nd in Age Group

Run SMART client Michelle La Sala finished 2nd in her age group and 17 overall at the 2009 Run to Feed the Hungry 10k Run, in a time of 42:36 (6:52 per mile).  Her time represents almost a 2 minute improvement for 10k in two and a half years since she started working with Run SMART.  Keep an eye out for Michelle at the PF Chang’s Rock and Roll Marathon in Phoenix, on January 17th.

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Michelle works with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry.