Thursday, June 30, 2011

Foot Rx Cross Country Series 2011

The 2011 Cross Country Series Application will be available on our home page

Dates are as follows:

July 21st Event #1 – 5k @ The Asheville School
Aug. 3rd Event #2 – 5k @ Montreat College
Aug. 17th Event #3 - 5k @ Fletcher Park
Aug. 25th Event #4 – 5k @ Fletcher Park
Sept. 8th Event #5 – 5k @ Jackson Park
Sept. 22nd Event #6 - 6k @ Fletcher Park
Sept. 29th Event #7 – 6k @ The Asheville School
Oct. 6th Event #8 – 6k @ The Asheville School
Oct. 13th Event #9 – 6k @ Jackson Park
Oct. 27th FINALE – 8k @ Montreat College
Awards Ceremony TBA

Visit our Blog for Updated Information
Races will start at 6:30pm
Cost will be $15 per race (sign up for all 10 for $75)
EVERYONE must complete 6 of 10 races to receive long sleeve technical shirt.

Prizes will go as follows:
1st-3rd Overall Male & Female
Los Jovenes Male & Female (Under 18 yrs) 1st Place ONLY
Master’s Male & Female (50 yrs & up) 1st Place ONLY
Grand Master’s Male & Female (70 yrs & up) 1st Place ONLY

Team Divisions – Must have 3 runners to score, 5 runner max on team roster. Teams must be submitted before 3rd race of the series. Winning team from each category will win prizes. All teams must have ATLEAST 2 Females on the roster, & at least ONE female must be included in scoring.
Mixed Under 18 yrs
Mixed Under 50 yrs
Mixed Master’s (Over 50 yrs)
Mixed Grand Master’s (Over 70 yrs)

Individuals – Your place against your competitors of your gender will be your points - Low score wins w/ your best finishes from 5 of the 8 races
Teams – Your team score will be tallied based on your individuals finishing place in your division – All team scores will be tallied from 6 of your teams’ best team scores out of the 10 races
Awards will be products from: Ultimate Direction, Drymax Socks, Montrail Shoes, & Mountain Hard Wear Apparel
Questions can be directed to Aaron

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mizuno Wave Precision 12

The new precision came in yesterday June 27th! Come on in and check it out.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Race Report from June 25-26

Pictured is Don McMahill. Don ran in Omaha, Nebraska's Inagural "Road To Omaha" 5K sponsored by the NCAA College World Series held in Elmwood Park, Sunday, June 26, 2011. Don was 1st in his Age Group, & 254th of 293 in 36:31.

Allie Hustead won the women's division of the Live United 10k Sat. night at North Henderson High School. Her husband Jay was 4th overall in the 5k. Ann-Marie Sharrits was 3rd in the Master's division in the 10k. Lynn Ray was 3rd in her Age Group in the 10k as well.

Melissa McCulloch ran The Race for the Kids 5k at Warren Wilson College on Sat. morning. This was a benefit race for Big Brothers & Sisters organization. She was the 2nd Master's. Shawn Bagley finished 4th overall in 19:40.

A word from Dawson Hunter:

"Just a word of thanks for fitting me with my Saucony running flats (20081-1) that helped me fly through the National Senior Games 5 K Road Race at Reliant Arena, Houston, TX on Saturday 6/25/2011, to earn a seventh place ribbon with a 36:25 finish, men's 80-84. It was the first time in my life to climb the "olympic" podium with fanfare, all award winners holding hands high. It made all my training worth while. Thanks again for all your help."

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Next Trail Workout 6/30

Come out Thursday, June 30th at 6pm at the Hardtimes Trailhead for our next Trail Workout.

We'll start with an active warm-up stretch, a light jog, the workout (see below), and an easy cool down.

Beginners workout:
12 min Fartlek run

Advanced workout:
20 min Fartlek Run

All abilities are welcome!

We'll post cancellation due to lightening on the blog.

Please bring water!

E-mail w/ questions.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Race Report from June 17-19

Jennifer Bauer sent in the following:
"My teammate, Stephanie Briggs and I finished 4th overall in the Elite Special Operations Adventure Race in Highlands, NC on June 11. We finished first in the two person female category. We are team "Will Race for Food." Here's a link to the results. They don't show the two person female results for some reason.

We mountain biked and ran/hiked for checkpoints that the race directors gave us to plot on a 1:24,000 scale topographic map. Unfortunately, the afternoon thunderstorms cancelled the canoe and rappel for us, so we were penalized 2 hours for each of the 6 points we could not get during those activities. We finished in 11h38min, but with the added 12 hour penalty, our time shows as 23h38min."

Todd Gothberg competed in the Northeast Region USAT Olympic Distance Triathlon Championships in Middlebury, CT over the weekend and finsihed in 2:10:40, took 2nd in his division and qualified for National Championships August 20 in Burlington, VT.

Congrats to Dave Workman for his 2nd Overall finish at the Chattanooga Trail 3-Day Stage Race. Dave finished with the 3rd fastest time in the history of the 5 year event! The distances were 18 miles, 22 miles, & 20 miles. Great job Dave!

Aaron Kolk won the Rhododendron 10k in 32:46 followed closly by Justin Tebockhorst in 2nd in 32:56. Bart Smith won the Grand Master's Division, & his wife Eve won her Age Group. Raylene Morrow was 3rd in her Age Group. Melissa McCulloch was 3rd in her Age Group finishing in 59:10.

Rebecca Mayernick was the 2nd Overall Female at the Gay 5k at Carrier Park in 21:47. Dennis Duffy was 16th Overall & 4th in his age group in 24:51. Lynn Rapp was just happy to finish!

Kate Seng ran the 5k in Jackson Park to benefit Rachel Balson as a fundraiser for the World Race, an 11 month mission trip she will be taking starting in July. Kate finished 5th overall with a time of 26:56.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Girls on the Run Fundraiser Event

WHERE: Sante Wine Bar (Page Avenue, Downtown Asheville Grove Arcade Building)
WHEN : Thursday, June 16th
WHAT: Fun walk & run, Wine Tasting and Book Signing (with Trish Brown signing her Asheville Trail Running Book)
TIME: Registration for “fun walk & run” 5-5:30, but walk starts at 6pm and wine tasting at 6:30.
AMOUNT: $10 for the “registration” and wine tasting

100% proceeds go to Girls on the run.

Race Report from June 11-12

Jeff Carnivale was 37th overall & 4th in his age group in 1:38:26 at Enka Tri on Sat. at Biltmore Lake. Todd Gothberg also competed & placed 22nd overall in 1:34:17.

Mary Koppenheffer completed her `1st marathon Utah Valley in Provo. Even though she hurt her hip about 1/2 way through, she managed to finish in 5:25:55. Congrats Mary!

Raylene Morrow went to Elizabethton, TN on Saturday and ran the Covered Bridge 5k. She finished 3rd in her Age Group.

Kimberly Sweetland set a new PR at the Human Race 5k in Waynesville on Sat. She ran 19:11. Congrats! Rebecca Mayernick also PR'd & was 3rd female, 1st in her age group in 20:48. Andy Brouwer also set a new PR in 18:25. Great job to all!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Race Report from June 4-5

Lynn Rapp, Pictured 2nd from the left, ran the downhill at dawn almost 12 minutes faster than she did last year! Well done! The other women are from our sister store Foot Rx Johnson City. Albert Noah ran 1:50:34 for a new personal record. Congrats man! Jesse Warren was 3rd in his age group. Tera Pruett ran with a friend & finished in 2:06.

Curtis Rowe ran the 12 hour Black Mountain Monster solo. He tied for 2nd place and ran 61.5 miles total. That's 25 miles further than he has ever ran. Great job Curtis!

Lance Martin ran 22:24 at a HOT Chamber Challenge 5k. His team was 3rd place in the men's division. Rebecca Mayernick & Andy Brouwer were on the 2nd place Co-Ed team.

Kate Seng (pictured below) ran a triathlon called Racing for Recovery in Monroe, MI this past weekend. She was 12th overall for women and 2nd in her age group. My time was 1:35:52.

Sunset Stampede is set for Aug. 13th @ 7pm

The Sunset Stampede 10 miler & 5k will be run this year on Aug. 13th at 7pm. More information will be posted soon on:

Next Trail Workout 6/9 & Inov-8 Demo Day

Come out on Thursday June 9th at 6pm at the Hard Times Trail Head for our next Trail Workout. The workout will be a hill climb of 2 different lengths based on ability.

Inov-8 will be out for people to try the Roclite 295 & 268 during the evening. You can just go for a run if you like or do the workout. No obligation to buy. We'll be giving away a free pair of Inov-8's in a raffle as well as some free Inov-8 swag for just showing up.

We cancel only if there is a lightning storm. Cancellation will be posted on the blog.

Please bring water to drink!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Brooks Ghost 4 & Glycerin 9 are in!

Just in are the new Brooks Ghost 4 with DNA cushioning & The new new Brooks Glycerin 9. Come see why Brooks is the top selling shoe in the Nation!

National Run Day Blackjack 5k Results

Here are the results from the June 1st National Run Day Blackjack 5k in Fletcher Park. We had 5 Blackjack winners & raised $200 fro the Red Cross Flood Victim Relief Funds.

1. Shawn Bagley 18:56
2. Andy Brouwer 19:33
3. David Hibbs 21:01
4. Shaun Hoots 21:48
5. Mark Ryan 24:06
6. Christopher Neubert 26:23
7. Jonas Seagle 26:31
8. Ellen Seagle 26:34
9. Nicole Washburn 27:44
10. Ann Marie Sharrits 27:46
11. Mike Kai 29:32
12. Sara Freeman 29:39
13. Jenna Sharrits 29:40
14. Ralph Van Praag 31:03
15. Kage Sewell 31:04
16. Laurie Neubert 34:36
17. Kim Bertram 36:08
18. Dawson Hunter 37:23
19. Don McMahill 37:28
20. Annette Christopher 38:33
21. Samantha Reynolds 40:25
22. Wendy Lee 41:28
23. Beate Mark-Madden 41:29
24. Holly Bertram 44:54
25. Joseph Christopher 45:04

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Race Report May 27-29

Lance Martin (pictured above) ran the Soldier Field 10 Miler in Chicago in 1:13:13 finishing on the 50 yard line. Very sweet!

Rock 2 Rock Trail 10k Results from Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain from Friday Night:
Brian Simpson 15th Overall - 59:05
Shawn Bagley 20th Place Overall - 1:02

Saturdays White Squirrel 5k & 10k Results from Brevard:
Don McMahill won his age group in 35:39 in the 5k.

Raylene Marrow ran Saturday in Valdese Hearts for Hero’s 5k 2nd in her Age Group in a time of 26:35. Then ran the Big Little 5k in Kingsport, TN on Monday and was 1st in her Age Group 26:26. Well done!

Todd Gothberg ran the French Broad Triathlon this weekend (1.5 mile run, 2.5 mile kayak, 11 mile bike, 2.9 mile run) and finished 11th overall, 1st 45-49 age group, in 1:31:04.

Happy National Run Day!

Don't Forget to come out tonight for the Blackjack 5k in Fletcher Park at 6:30pm. Cost $5 - All money goes to the Red Cross for Flood Vicitims.

Asics Gel Cumulus & Nimbus 13 Are in!

Fresh off the press, the Asics Gel Cumulus & Nimbus 13 are now available. We'll be receiving more in a week. These are going fast!