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Cummins Falls Marathon Medal – 2014 – Run It Fast

Cummins Falls Marathon Medal (2014)

This is the medal the finishers of the Cummins Falls Marathon received on February 22, 2014 in Cookeville, Tennessee.

This medal is made out of wood and was engraved with a laser. It’s unique!!

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[Medal photo submitted by Jeff Liu.  Follow him on Instagram @marathonjeff]

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Blister In The Sun Marathon Results (2013)

Here are the results from the Blister In The Sun Marathon that took place on August 3, 2013 in Cookeville, TN.

Blister13Results.pdf by Martha 'Powell' Hite

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Susan Ford – Ironman

Ironma’am Susan Ford

Susan Ford at Ironman Florida, November 4, 2006

Susan Ford is a monster. Stay out of her way and you won’t get hurt. That’s a hyperbolic way to paint the tender-hearted veterinarian from Cookeville, Tennessee, but, too, a way of saying she is the hardest charging training and racing fanatic I’ve seen.

At this moment she is in Kona, Haiwaii awaiting Saturday’s World Championship Ironman. As is Amy Dodson, another friend, with whom Susan is sharing a hotel room. Yesterday’s post was about Amy. This one is about Susan.

Recent training ride along Blackburn Fork, Jackson County, Tennessee

I knew Susan when running a 10K put her at risk of overuse injuries. No more. Fourteen Ironman races have changed that, transformed her to a hard body that could cut glass. Her Twitter handle is @Ironmaam. That’s a good title for the story too.

Read the full story by Dallas Smith by clicking HERE

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Cookeville Haunted Half Marathon 2011

Cookeville Haunted Half Marathon Medal (2011)

Here is the unique and creepy finisher’s medal from the 2011 Cookeville Haunted Half Marathon that took place on October 22, 2011 in Cookeville, Tennessee.

A very cool medal….notice the swinging legs hanging off the knee joints?

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[submitted by the great Dallas Smith who set the Tennessee state record for a 71-yr old in the half marathon with a time of 1:36. He took nearly 8 minutess off the old time.. Follow him on Twitter @smithbend]

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Blister in the Sun – Original Gang of 15 – 2010

Blister in the Sun Marathon Could Be Fatal (Few Spots Left)

Blister in the Sun marathon race director Josh Hite, a distant marathonian cousin of Monkey Trent (which might explain a lot), was conquering so many marathons at sub 3-hour blistering times that he decided to create his own marathon to challenge himself.

This would have been ok if he hadn’t decided to invite several of his closest running friends to the inaugural event. Fourteen others showed up last year to Hite’s surprise.  He had to assume his good buddy Dallas Smith would be there, but he laughed at the remaining fools as they showed up.

He knew what he had in store for them.  Five laps around Cane Creek park in 90+ degree heat. The second half of each lap, up a hill and around Cane Creek Elementary School…aka ‘the oven.’

Everyone was all smiles the first couple of laps…then lap 3, 4, and 5 (for some) happened.  There were finishers but even Hite didn’t come close to breaking three hours on his own course.

Hite had the following to say when I approached him earlier today for his advice to newbies running the 2nd edition of BITS:

I told someone today that this could be the toughest marathon when you combine physical and mental.
This is not a course which you should be concerned with its certification.
Interesting fact I found out last week:  more people die from the heat than any other weather related incident.  That includes tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding…
This is an event that will suck the liquid from your soul if you try to race it.
Welcome to “Cook”vul.
You thought Furnace Creek was hot, try Cane Creek.
Keep running; it is so hot that it will melt your soul if you stop moving your feet.
I heard that Cane creek school was holding a “bake sale” during the race.

The scary part is that the field has already doubled from last year. Thirty runners have already upped their life insurance and signed on to Blister in the Sun this year.  However, a handful of spots remain available for the race which starts on August 7, 2011 if you are up for the challenge.

For more info check out the BITS Website (HERE) or contact RD Josh Hite via email at jhite@tntech.edu

Hite won his own event last year, but several runners have signed up in hopes of knocking Hite off his microwave!

The inaugural finisher’s medal was an engraved Zippo lighter. No telling what the sadist has in store for those that might finish this year!

Cookeville Regional Medical Center is 3.9 miles from the course. The hospital can be reached at 931-646-2039.

Check back here at Run It Fast after the race for results and check our Twitter feed @runitfast for live updates as the race is taking place.

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Wretched Undead Hound the Haunted Half

Photo, Jim Clark

The horde of hollow-eyed ghouls making a death march along Cookeville city streets next Saturday will turn out to be a pack of sleepy-eyed runners competing in the 2nd Annual Haunted Half Marathon. For some, the worst nightmare ever; for others, a glory-dream…

Dream? One dream weaver will be Angie Clark. No scar-faced guy with blades for fingers will catch her. The Celina native, now living in Sparta, follows a rigorous training program, regularly running farther than the race’s unlucky 13.1-mile distance…

The race goes to the fit, the trained. Others fall behind, some way behind. Bad luck for those poor wretches. Laggards will be arrested and thrown into the pit where porta potties are pumped…

Read the full story by Dallas Smith on his website by clicking HERE

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Blister In The Sun Marathon

2010 Blister In The Sun Results

The inaugural ‘Blister In The Sun’ Marathon took place on August 8, 2010 on a very hot day in Cookeville, TN.  The race consisted of 5 hilly laps through Cane Creek Park.

The race was one by race director Josh Hite with a time of 3:32:07.

The first female to cross the line was Anoine Moore with a time of 4:04:38.

Full Results from ‘Blister':

Name Age Gender City Time
1 Josh Hite 32 M Cookeville 3:32:07
2 Chris Estes 38 M Murfreesboro 3:43:44
3 Gary Krugger 25 M Edinboro, PA 3:54:36
4 Jeff Matlock 45 M Ashland City 3:57:21
5 Anoine Moore 43 F Pleasant View 4:04:38
6 Joshua Holmes 32 M Jackson 4:09:24
7 Dallas Smith 70 M Cookeville 4:32:11
8 Thomas Holt 33 M Cookeville 4:43:55
9 Naresh Kumar 27 M Chennai, India 5:33:46
10 Mikki Trujillo 34 F Cookeville 6:31:23
11 Angela Ivory 42 F Nashville 7:42:03
12 Diane Taylor 53 F Nashville 8:33:58
13 Bill Baker 59 M Nashville DNF
14 Trent Rosenbloom 40 M Nashville DNF

Plans are already underway for the 2011 Blister In The Sun marathon.

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