Archive | August, 2013

Alex Barrientos Must Dash 5K

Run It Fast – The Club Profile – Alex Barrientos #258

This week’s Run It Fast Club Member profile is RIF #258 Alex Barrientos. Alex hasn’t been running very long but he’s a racing fiend. I follow him on Instagram and it seems like he’s doing a 5K every weekend. Or close to it. And we all know how much pain a 5K is! Check out Alex’s profile below to learn more about him:

INFO

Name: Alex Barrientos
RIF #: 258
Twitter: @alexb214
Instagram: alexb214

STATS

Years Running: 1 yr, 7 mos
Favorite Race Distance: Half marathon ( for now)
Favorite PR: Big D Half Marathon – 1:44:35
Favorite Race: Carrollton Trails 5k. It is a local race and real close to where I grew up. This summer my entire family ran the 5k. My daughter and I placed in the top 3 in AG.

Favorite Bling: Dallas Rock n Roll Half Marathon

Next Race: Dallas Cowboys 5k
What Makes You FEEL Fast?:Running downhill.

FUN RUNNING QUESTIONS

Why did you start running?
I first started running to lose weight, after losing 20 lbs I was addicted to running.

Who inspires your running and why?
Everyone on the RIF team, Instagram and Twitter friends. I am always inspired when I see someone post a new PR, new long distance achievement or a favorite running spot.

What’s the most beautiful place that you’ve run?
It would be running on the Oahu Island.

What is your favorite go-to pre-race meal?
Chicken pasta alfredo.

Why do you race?
I like the overall aspect of preparing for a, pushing your body to the limits on race day. I also like to collect race bibs.

What is the one piece of running gear you can’t leave the house without?
iPhone

What running moment are you most proud of?
It would have to be completing the Dallas Marathon relay last year with 4 friends. Last year I was training to run the marathon but got injured three months before race date. I had to cancel my plans on running the marathon.  I did convince four friends to do the marathon relay with me instead. Most of them were not runners but accepted the challenge. We trained hard and completed the marathon relay in 4:20.

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I absolutely love the photos that Alex shared with us. The photo of him with his family is awesome! The family that runs together…obviously has fun together. :) The photo from the Dallas Marathon is another great example of how Alex is not only encouraging his family to run but his friends as well. And don’t you think the Must Dash photo is great? :) We think Alex is inspiring and a great addition to the Run It Fast Club. We can’t wait to see what he accomplishes in the coming months!

Thank you for sharing with us Alex! Rock the Dallas Cowboys 5K and Run It Fast!

If you’d like to join Run It Fast – The Club or would like more information about it, please click this link:

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[All photos submitted by Alex Barrientos]

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North Country Run Half Marathon Medal 2013

North Country Run Half Marathon Medal (2013)

This is the huge medal the finishers of the North Country Run Half Marathon received on August 24, 2013 in Wellston, Michigan.

This one is definitely bigger than a bread box. Well, maybe not that big but pretty big! Lots of great detail on it and the wooden heart for “Finished with heart” is a nice touch.

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[Medals submitted by Brad Patterson – follow Brad on Twitter @patterbt]

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Torbay Royal Regatta 10K Medal 2013

Torbay Royal Regatta 10K Medal (2013)

This is the finisher’s medal for the Torbay Royal Regatta 10K that was held on August 25, 2013 in Torquay, United Kingdom.

Very cool keepsake for the 200th anniversary!

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[Medal photo submitted by Martyn Ewers.  Follow him on Twitter @greasygringo666]

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Bushy Park Half Marathon Medal 2013

Bushy Park Half Marathon Medal (2013)

This is the finisher’s medal for the Bushy Park Half Marathon that was held on August 25, 2013 in South West London, United Kingdom.

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[Medal submitted by Runners Knees. Follow on Twitter @runnersknees]

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Fort 2 Base 10 Nautical Mile Medal 2013

Fort 2 Base 10 Nautical Mile Medal (2013)

This is the finisher’s medal for the Fort 2 Base 10 Nautical Mile that was held on August 25, 2013 from Fort Sheridan to Naval Station Great Lakes in Chicago, Illinois.

Beautiful medal. I love the “Train-Race-Conquer” on the banner.

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[medal photo submitted by RIF #10 Dianna Seda. Follow her on Twitter @DiannaSeda]

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Edmonton Half Marathon 10K Medals 2013

Edmonton 10K & Half Marathon Medals (2013)

 

This is the finisher’s medals for the Edmonton 10K and Edmonton Half Marathon that was held on August 24-25, 2013 in Edmonton, Canada.

Simple and classic…I like it.

Congratulations to RIF #274 Brennan who ran the 10K on Saturday and then PRd the Half Marathon on Sunday!

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[Medal photo submitted by RIF #274 Brennan Thompson. Follow on Twitter @bthompson_91]

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Hottest Half Marathon Medal 2013

Hottest Half Marathon Medal (2013)

This is the finisher’s medal for the Hottest Half Marathon that took place on August 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

Love the design of this medal. Great colors and perfect theme.

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[Medal submitted by RIF #258 Alex- follow him on Twitter @alexb214]

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Lean Horse 100 Buckle 2013

Lean Horse 100 Sub 24 Buckle (2013)

This is the Sub 24 buckle for the Lean Horse 100 that was held on August 24-25, 2013 in Spearfish, South Dakota.

This Sub 24 buckle was earned by RIF #1 Joshua Holmes who shaved 33 minutes off his time from last year and won his Age Group! Congratulations Joshua! Way to Run It Fast!

Here is a photo of his Age Group award along with a photo of fellow RIFers RIF #83 Brad Box and RIF #221 Karl Studtmann. Both Brad and Karl completed their 1st 100 Milers at Lean Horse AND won their Age Groups too! In fact, Run It Fast Club members took 3 of the top 9 spots: Brad was 5th Overall, Karl was 6th Overall, and Josh was 9th Overall. Also, RIF #20 Laura Raeder completed her first 50 Miler there and was 3rd in her Age Group! You guys rock and we are so proud of you!

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[Buckle submitted by RIF #1 Joshua Holmes - follow him on Twitter @bayou]

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Joshua Holmes Diane Bolton Vol State 500K

They Ran How Far? – July 2013 Extreme Racer Standings

RIF #1 Joshua Holmes and RIF #159 Diane Bolton at VS500K

You know what they say…you can’t keep a good woman down! RIF #159 Diane Bolton is back in the lead in the Extreme Racer Standings. After running a little race called the Last Annual Vol State 500K in Tennesse in July, Diane has vaulted herself back into the lead with 1304 points! RIF #190 John Kent Leighton is now in 2nd with 1092.6 points followed closely by RIF #1 Joshua Holmes in 3rd with 1059.4 point (after also completing the Last Annual Vol State 500K).

On the Women’s Leaderboard, Diane is in 1st, followed by RIF #287 Carol Earles in 2nd with 734 points and RIF #217 Elaine Bickel Green in 3rd with 659.5 points. On the Men’s Leaderboard, John is in 1st followed by Joshua in 2nd and RIF #279 George Southgate in 3rd with 980.67 points.

In the last 7 months, our RIF Club Members have raced 20,011.37 miles! That total is made up of 909 races, including 352 marathons, 16 100 Milers, 18 50 Milers, 52 50Ks, 109 Half Marathons, 155 5Ks, 45 10Ks, and 162 races of non-traditional distances. And that’s just from 73 of the 293 club members reporting in! In total, 75 RIF Club members have submitted points and/or monthly miles so far for 2013 (only points count in the standings so only 73 Club members are listed below).

Here are the full standings through July:

Top Ten Overall
1.   Diane Bolton – 1304 (RIF#159)
2.   John Kent Leighton – 1092.6 (RIF#190)
3.   Joshua Holmes – 1059.4 (RIF#1)
4.   George Southgate – 980.67 (RIF#279)
5.   Carol Earles – 734 (RIF#287)
6.   Hideki Kinoshita – 727.4 (RIF#88)
7.   Elaine Bickel Green – 659.5 (RIF#217)
8.   Rob Distante – 624.63 (RIF#259)
9.   Kerri Haskins – 595.9 (RIF#261)
10.  Denis McCarthy – 522.5 (RIF#263)

Men’s Leaderboard
1.   John Kent Leighton – 1092.6 (RIF#190)
2.   Joshua Holmes – 1059.4 (RIF#1)
3.   George Southgate – 980.67 (RIF#279)
4.   Hideki Kinoshita – 727.4 (RIF#88)
5.   Rob Distante – 624.63 (RIF#259)
6.   Denis McCarthy – 522.5 (RIF#263)
7.   Danny Staggs – 428.7 (RIF#186)
8.   David Wingard – 333.9 (RIF#101)
9.   Houston Wolf – 317.7 (RIF#254)
10.   Billy Cannon – 306.8 (RIF#169)
11.   Eric Waterman – 306.7 (RIF#289)
12.   Jeff Le – 293.96 (RIF#248)
13.   Anthony Ohrey – 293.6 (RIF#27)
14.   Nicholas Norfolk – 238.9 (RIF#116)
15.   Arland Blanton – 210.5 (RIF#290)
16.   Kevin Brandon – 203.7 (RIF#214)
17.   Mark Watson – 194 (RIF#173)
18.   Nathan Bass – 186.1 (RIF#174)
19.   Jeff Liu – 178.6 (RIF#275)
20.   Mark Ogletree – 163.7 (RIF#247)
21.   Rodrigo Jiménez – 158.32 (RIF#203)
22.   Steven Reagan – 147 (RIF#157)
23.   Dennis Arriaga – 135.8 (RIF#140)
24.   James Krenis – 126.8 (RIF#67)
25.   Josh Liggett – 122.6 (RIF#147)
26.   Bill Baker – 106 (RIF#196)
27.   Nikiah Nudell – 94.8 (RIF#234)
28.   Charles Carmen – 89.63 (RIF#255)
29.   Kevin Ronayne – 89.1 (RIF#11)
30.   Robin Robbins – 81.4 (RIF#33)
31.   Rick Thiounn – 79.5 (RIF#111)
32.   Stephen Griffin – 60.3 (RIF#48)
33.   Neil Dryland – 57.2 (RIF#252)
34.   Jason Scott – 55.5 (RIF#265)
35.   Naresh Kumar – 50 (RIF#2)
36.   Stewart Crouch – 29.3 (RIF#89)
37.   Brian Wooldridge – 26.2 (RIF#141)
38.   Chris Haynes – 26.2 (RIF#223)
39.   Daniel Escue – 22.4 (RIF#187)
40.   Austin Coates – 22.4 (RIF#241)

Women’s Leaderboard
1.   Diane Bolton – 1304 (RIF#159)
2.   Carol Earles – 734 (RIF#287)
3.   Elaine Bickel Green – 659.5 (RIF#217)
4.   Kerri Haskins – 595.9 (RIF#261)
5.   Carol Goslin – 503.6 (RIF#218)
6.   Suzanne Spiceland – 435.8 (RIF#280)
7.   Katrina Mumaw – 399.5 (RIF#268)
8.   Heather Zeigler – 397.8 (RIF#246)
9.   Christy Scott – 382.8 (RIF#231)
10.   Michelle Walker – 369.9 (RIF#124)
11.   Robin Mancinelli – 364.6 (RIF#134)
12.   Laura Raeder – 342.5 (RIF#20)
13.   Lisa Gonzales – 306.16 (RIF#5)
14.   Sandy Staggs – 274 (RIF#220)
15.   Heather Shoemaker – 261.8 (RIF#44)
16.   Donna England – 248.4 (RIF#277)
17.   Shannon Burke – 236.8 (RIF#171)
18.   Alicia Eno – 197.5 (RIF#126)
19.   Michelle Lenahan – 192.08 (RIF#283)
20.   Marj Mitchell – 185.5 (RIF#4)
21.   Amanda Staggs – 173.8 (RIF#210)
22.   Jennifer Wood – 170.3 (RIF#243)
23.   Donna Pittman – 153.7 (RIF#181)
24.   Melanie Casey – 144 (RIF#202)
25.   Beth Hosick – 142.4 (RIF#219)
26.   Christy Bowers – 128.12 (RIF#60)
27.   Michelle Mitchell – 127.4 (RIF#133)
28.   Jennifer Whitley – 82 (RIF#160)
29.   Leigh Marsh – 61.7 (RIF#192)
30.   Jill Hassen – 57.2 (RIF#242)
31.   Natalie Torres – 55.5 (RIF#72)
32.   Marlene Deem – 52.4 (RIF#189)
33.   Martine Kincade – 26.2 (RIF#260)

Will anybody be able to catch Diane again? I know there are quite a few 100s and multi-day events coming up so it could happen. Unless Diane signs up for them too! We hope everyone has an awesome fall racing season.

Now for a little biz… This month’s random drawing winner is RIF #277 Donna England! We will be sending her a Gone For A Run sign. Don’t forget to submit your points/monthly miles next month for a chance to win! Anyone who submits races or miles or even to say they didn’t race/run because life got in the way is eligible for the drawing. We just want to hear what everyone is up to and it’s fun to see the race miles add up. :)

Details on joining Run It Fast – The Club

[Extreme Racer points are rewarded per each racing mile completed. Example: marathon = 26.2 points, half marathon 13.1 points, etc.]

[photo from Joshua Holmes]

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Monaghan 5 10 Mile Medal 2013

Monaghan 10/5 Miler Medal (2013)

This is the finisher’s medal for the Monaghan 10 & 5 Miler that was held on August 18, 2013 in Monaghan, Ireland.

Love the “KEEP ER FIT” on the medal!

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[Medal photo submitted by milkyboopourmarkyo.  Follow on Twitter @AMarkRamsey]

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