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Carol Earles

April 2014 Extreme Racer Standings

RIF #287 Carol Earles

It’s spring and in the spring a runner’s thoughts turn to racing! Here are the Extreme Racer Standings through April 2014. RIF #121 Ed Ettinghausen is still in the lead with 743.8 points! Ed, the Jester, is followed by RIF #279 George Southgate in second with 523.77 points and RIF #190 John Kent Leighton is now in third with 472 points. They are also the top 3 on the Men’s Leaderboard.

There was a little bit of a switch on the Women’s Leaderboard. RIF #287 Carol Earles is now in first with 387.1 points. She is followed by RIF #323 Jennifer Hatcher in second with 360.9 points and RIF #280 Suzy Michelson in third with 230.8 points.

46 Run It Fast Club Members are participating so far this year (only 43 have submitted race miles). They have raced 8,090.05 miles in 354 races (73 5Ks, 16 10Ks, 52 Half Marathons, 127 Marathons, 16 50Ks, 9 50 Milers, 5 100Ks, 12 100 Milers, and 44 Other race distances).

Here are the full standings through March 2014:

Top Ten Leaderboard
1. Ed Ettinghausen – 743.8 (RIF #121)
2. George Southgate – 523.77 (RIF #279)
3. John Kent Leighton – 472 (RIF #190)
4. Hideki Kinoshita – 459.8 (RIF #88)
5. Bill Wells – 424 (RIF #327)
6. Joshua Holmes – 415.1 (RIF #1)
7. Carol Earles – 387.1 (RIF #287)
8. Jennifer Hatcher – 360.9 (RIF #323)
9. Danny Staggs – 295.1 (RIF #186)
10. Shane Tucker – 284.25 (RIF #337)

Men’s Leaderboard
1. Ed Ettinghausen – 743.8 (RIF #121)
2. George Southgate – 523.77 (RIF #279)
3. John Kent Leighton – 472 (RIF #190)
4. Hideki Kinoshita – 459.8 (RIF #88)
5. Bill Wells – 424 (RIF #327)
6. Joshua Holmes – 415.1 (RIF #1)
7. Danny Staggs – 295.1 (RIF #186)
8. Shane Tucker – 284.25 (RIF #337)
9. Denis McCarthy – 271.32057 (RIF #263)
10. Rob Distante – 255.805 (RIF #259)
11. Ben Pennington – 207.6 (RIF #315)
12. Jeff Liu – 141 (RIF #275)
13. Jeff Le – 138.2 (RIF #248)
14. Eric Spencer – 121.23 (RIF #320)
15. Nathan Bass – 106.8 (RIF #174)
16. Bill Baker – 79.3 (RIF #196)
17. Jeff Van Demark – 71 (RIF #322)
18. Robin Robbins – 56.7 (RIF #33)
19. Arland Blanton – 55.5 (RIF #290)
20. Alex Barrientos – 41.7 (RIF #258)
21. Dennis Arriaga – 39.3 (RIF #140)
22. Stephen Griffin – 26.2 (RIF #48)
23. Jason Scott – 26.2 (RIF #265)
24. Steven Reagan – 16.2 (RIF #157)

Women’s Leaderboard
1. Carol Earles – 387.1 (RIF #287)
2. Jennifer Hatcher – 360.9 (RIF #323)
3. Suzanne Michelson – 230.8 (RIF #280)
4. Christy Scott – 230.7 (RIF #231)
5. Heather Zeigler – 202.7 (RIF #246)
6. Kim Crowe – 174.3 (RIF #245)
7. Amber Goetz-Bouchard – 172.8 (RIF #15)
8. Donna England – 168.9 (RIF #277)
9. Robin Mancinelli – 138.6 (RIF #134)
10. Alicia Eno – 129.1 (RIF #126)
11. Christy Bowers – 127.67 (RIF #60)
12. Julia Beavers – 125.6 (RIF #339)
13. Amanda Staggs – 122.7 (RIF #210)
14. Michelle Lenahan – 65.5 (RIF #283)
15. Tiffani Glass – 64.8 (RIF #328)
16. Marj Mitchell – 54.3 (RIF #4)
17. Kristen Love – 26.2 (RIF #238)
18. Sue Stephens-Wright – 22.4 (RIF #321)
19. Natalie Torres – 13.1 (RIF #72)

Here is what all of the individual Races Leaderboards look like:

Will there be any shakeups for the May Standings? How much racing did they do? Check back next month to find out! And until then…good luck and Run It Fast!

This month’s  winners of the random drawing was RIF #283 Michelle Lenahan! Congratulations Michelle!

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 Lisa Gonzales]

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RIF121 Ed Ettinghausen

Extreme Racer 2014 Is Off And Running!

RIF #121 Ed Ettinghausen

We are a little late getting started but Extreme Racer 2014 is off and running!

RIF #121 Ed Ettinghausen is in the lead with 300 points! Ed, the Jester, is followed by RIF #279 George Southgate in second with 292.3 points and RIF #259 Rob Distante in third with 255.805 points. They are also the top 3 on the Men’s Leaderboard.

RIF #323 Jennifer Hatcher leads the women with 194.1 points. Jennifer is followed by RIF #277 Donna England in second with 118.6 points and RIF #231 Christy Scott in third with 113 points.

Here are the full standings through February 2014:

Top Ten
1. Ed Ettinghausen – 300 (RIF #121)
2. George Southgate – 292.3 (RIF #279)
3. Rob Distante – 255.805 (RIF #259)
4. Hideki Kinoshita – 245.4 (RIF #88)
5. Joshua Holmes – 209.6 (RIF #1)
6. John Kent Leighton – 206.1 (RIF #190)
7. Jennifer Hatcher – 194.1 (RIF #323)
8. Danny Staggs – 139.3 (RIF #186)
9. Bill Wells – 135.8 (RIF #327)
10. Eric Spencer – 121.23 (RIF #320)

Women’s Leaderboard
1. Jennifer Hatcher – 194.1 (RIF #323)
2. Donna England – 118.6 (RIF #277)
3. Christy Scott – 113 (RIF #231)
4. Robin Mancinelli – 112.4 (RIF #134)
5. Kim Crowe – 112.3 (RIF #245)
6. Suzanne Spiceland – 91.7 (RIF #280)
7. Amber Goetz – 82.2 (RIF #15)
8. Christy Bowers – 71 (RIF #60)
9. Amanda Staggs – 57.2 (RIF #210)
10. Natalie Torres – 13.1 (RIF #72)

Men’s Leaderboard
1. Ed Ettinghausen – 300 (RIF #121)
2. George Southgate – 292.3 (RIF #279)
3. Rob Distante – 255.805 (RIF #259)
4. Hideki Kinoshita – 245.4 (RIF #88)
5. Joshua Holmes – 209.6 (RIF #1)
6. John Kent Leighton – 206.1 (RIF #190)
7. Danny Staggs – 139.3 (RIF #186)
8. Bill Wells – 135.8 (RIF #327)
9. Eric Spencer – 121.23 (RIF #320)
10. Denis McCarthy – 114.12057 (RIF #263)
11. Jeff Le – 107.2 (RIF #248)
12. Jeff Liu – 82.4 (RIF #275)
13. Ben Pennington – 62 (RIF #315)
14. Nathan Bass – 44.1 (RIF #174)
15. Alex Barrientos – 41.7 (RIF #258)
16. Jeff Van Demark – 41.7 (RIF #322)
17. Stephen Griffin – 26.2 (RIF #48)
18. Dennis Arriaga – 26.2 (RIF #140)
19. Robin Robbins – 6.2 (RIF #33)
20. Steven Reagan – 3.1 (RIF #157)
21. Bill Baker – 3.1 (RIF #196)

This has been a tough winter for racing but now that spring is here…mostly…racing should be kicking into high gear! Good luck RIFers and Run It Fast!

Since we didn’t do a January post, we picked 2 names for our drawing winners from the submissions for January and February. This month’s  winners of the random drawings are RIF #15 Amber Goetz and RIF #248 Jeff Le! Congratulations!

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 Lisa Gonzales]

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Joshua Holmes 100 Marathon_Ultra Flying Monkey

Extreme Racer Standings – October 2013

RIF #1 Joshua Holmes and fellow RIFers at the Flying Monkey Marathon

RIFers raced around the world! Well, they have raced over 25,000 miles so far this year so if they had done a relay, they would have run around the world…and then some. :) Here are the October 2013 Extreme Racer Standings:

The race for 1st and 2nd is really close right now.  RIF #159 Diane Bolton is still in the lead with 1621.45 but RIF #190 John Kent Leighton is only 6.55 points behind her in 2nd with 1614.9 points! RIF #1 Joshua Holmes rounds out the Top 3 in 3rd with 1422.8 points.

There was no change in the Top 3 of either the Women’s or Men’s Leaderboards. On the Women’s Leaderboard, Diane is in 1st, followed by RIF #218 Carol Goslin in 2nd with 1144.4 points, and RIF #287 Carol Earles in 3rd with 1043.59 points. On the Men’s Leaderboard, John is in 1st followed by Joshua in 2nd and RIF #279 George Southgate in 3rd with 1205.77 points.

Through October, our RIF Club Members have raced 25,760.01 miles! That total is made up of 1210 races, including:

-18 100 Milers
-23 50 Milers
-63 50Ks
-462 Marathons
-148 Half Marathons
-65 10Ks
-220 5Ks
-222 races of non-traditional distances.

76 of our 300 club members have reported races through October. In total, 78 RIF Club members have submitted points and/or monthly miles so far for 2013 (only points count in the standings so only 76 RIF Club members are listed below).

Here are the full standings through October:

Top Ten Overall
1. Diane Bolton – 1621.45 (RIF#159)
2. John Kent Leighton – 1614.9 (RIF#190)
3. Joshua Holmes – 1422.8 (RIF#1)
4. George Southgate – 1205.77 (RIF#279)
5. Carol Goslin – 1144.4 (RIF#218)
6. Carol Earles – 1043.59 (RIF#287)
7. Denis McCarthy – 986.1 (RIF#263)
8. Kerri Haskins – 923.6 (RIF#261)
9. Rob Distante – 879.63 (RIF#259)
10. Elaine Bickel Green – 769.1 (RIF#217)

Men’s Leaderboard
1. John Kent Leighton – 1614.9 (RIF#190)
2. Joshua Holmes – 1422.8 (RIF#1)
3. George Southgate – 1205.77 (RIF#279)
4. Denis McCarthy – 986.1 (RIF#263)
5. Rob Distante – 879.63 (RIF#259)
6. Hideki Kinoshita – 727.4 (RIF#88)
7. Danny Staggs – 573.5 (RIF#186)
8. Jeff Le – 474.96 (RIF#248)
9. Eric Waterman – 408.7 (RIF#289)
10. Houston Wolf – 400.9 (RIF#254)
11. David Wingard – 333.9 (RIF#101)
12. Billy Cannon – 306.8 (RIF#169)
13. Anthony Ohrey – 293.6 (RIF#27)
14. Kevin Brandon – 265.7 (RIF#214)
15. Arland Blanton – 239.8 (RIF#290)
16. Nicholas Norfolk – 238.9 (RIF#116)
17. Mark Ogletree – 234.9 (RIF#247)
18. Jeff Liu – 231 (RIF#275)
19. Steven Reagan – 215.9 (RIF#157)
20. Nathan Bass – 201.6 (RIF#174)
21. Mark Watson – 194 (RIF#173)
22. Dennis Arriaga – 162 (RIF#140)
23. Rodrigo Jiménez – 158.32 (RIF#203)
24. Jason Scott – 147.2 (RIF#265)
25. Josh Liggett – 142.5 (RIF#147)
26. Robin Robbins – 132 (RIF#33)
27. James Krenis – 126.8 (RIF#67)
28. Kevin Ronayne – 108.4 (RIF#11)
29. Bill Baker – 106 (RIF#196)
30. Nikiah Nudell – 94.8 (RIF#234)
31. Charles Carmen – 89.63 (RIF#255)
32. Stephen Griffin – 86.5 (RIF#48)
33. Rick Thiounn – 79.5 (RIF#111)
34. Neil Dryland – 57.2 (RIF#252)
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. Brennan Thompson – 25.5 (RIF#274)
40. Daniel Escue – 22.4 (RIF#187)
41. Austin Coates – 22.4 (RIF#241)
42. Al Edwards – 13.1 (RIF#291)

Women’s Leaderboard
1. Diane Bolton – 1621.45 (RIF#159)
2. Carol Goslin – 1144.4 (RIF#218)
3. Carol Earles – 1043.59 (RIF#287)
4. Kerri Haskins – 923.6 (RIF#261)
5. Elaine Bickel Green – 769.1 (RIF#217)
6. Heather Zeigler – 702.2 (RIF#246)
7. Laura Raeder – 510.4 (RIF#20)
8. Suzanne Spiceland – 468.2 (RIF#280)
9. Michelle Walker – 422.3 (RIF#124)
10. Christy Scott – 419.9 (RIF#231)
11. Katrina Mumaw – 399.5 (RIF#268)
12. Robin Mancinelli – 395.6 (RIF#134)
13. Lisa Gonzales – 319.26 (RIF#5)
14. Donna England – 310.2 (RIF#277)
15. Sandy Staggs – 274 (RIF#220)
16. Michelle Mitchell – 262.6 (RIF#133)
17. Heather Shoemaker – 261.8 (RIF#44)
18. Alicia Eno – 246.1 (RIF#126)
19. Shannon Burke – 236.8 (RIF#171)
20. Amanda Staggs – 209.3 (RIF#210)
21. Marj Mitchell – 201.7 (RIF#4)
22. Michelle Lenahan – 192.08 (RIF#283)
23. Christy Bowers – 191.72 (RIF#60)
24. Donna Pittman – 188.9 (RIF#181)
25. Beth Hosick – 184.8 (RIF#219)
26. Jennifer Wood – 183.4 (RIF#243)
27. Melanie Casey – 144 (RIF#202)
28. Jennifer Whitley – 82 (RIF#160)
29. Natalie Torres – 81.7 (RIF#72)
30. Leigh Marsh – 61.7 (RIF#192)
31. Jill Hassen – 57.2 (RIF#242)
32. Marlene Deem – 52.4 (RIF#189)
33. Martine Kincade – 26.2 (RIF#260)
34. Debra Jacildo – 15.2 (RIF#98)

The photo above was from the celebration for RIF #1 Joshua Holmes who had just run his 100th Marathon / Ultra at the Flying Monkey Marathon. This is just one example of how RIFers strive to run more and farther! Congrats Josh!

Now for some RIF Club business…

This month’s random drawing winner is RIF #186 Danny Staggs! We will be sending him a Gone For A Run sign and we are sure it will get a lot of use!

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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RIF 1 Joshua Holmes

Extreme Racer Standings April 2013

RIF #1 Joshua Holmes

One fourth of the year gone…just like that! Time flies when you are running, don’t you think? :) Our RIF Club Members have raced 442 races in the first 4 months of the year. They have done 163 marathons, 11 50 Milers, 34 50Ks, 67 Half Marathons, 60 5Ks, and handful of 100 milers, 10Ks, and other distances. We are rockin’ the running world! 64 RIF Club members have submitted points and/or monthly miles so far for 2013 (only points count in the standings so only 62 Club members are listed below).

The top 3 experienced a slight shakeup! RIF #159 Diane Bolton is in the lead with 690.3 points, followed by RIF #190 John Kent Leighton in 2nd with 608.7 points and RIF #1 Joshua Holmes is back in the top 3 with 487.9 points in 3rd.

On the Women’s Leaderboard, Diane is in 1st, followed by RIF #217 Elaine Bickel Green in 2nd with 397.8 points and RIF #218 Carol Goslin in 3rd with 303.0 points. On the Men’s Leaderboard, John is in 1st followed by Josh in 2nd and RIF #259 Rob Distante in 3rd with 409.13 points.

I am always inspired to race/run more when I see how much fun our RIF Club Members are having. I have got to win the lottery… ;)

Here are the full standings:

Overall Leaderboard
1.   Diane Bolton – 690.3  (RIF #159)
2.   John Kent Leighton – 608.7  (RIF #190)
3.   Joshua Holmes – 487.9  (RIF #1)
4.   Rob Distante – 409.13  (RIF #259)
5.   Elaine Bickel Green – 397.8  (RIF #217)
6.   Hideki Kinoshita – 396.2  (RIF #88)
7.   Danny Staggs – 322.7  (RIF #186)
8.   Carol Goslin – 303  (RIF #218)
9.   Jeff Le – 293.96  (RIF #248)
10.   Kerri Haskins – 276.8  (RIF #261)

Men’s Leaderboard
1.   John Kent Leighton – 608.7  (RIF #190)
2.   Joshua Holmes – 487.9  (RIF #1)
3.   Rob Distante – 409.13  (RIF #259)
4.   Hideki Kinoshita – 396.2  (RIF #88)
5.   Danny Staggs – 322.7  (RIF #186)
6.   Jeff Le – 293.96  (RIF #248)
7.   Nicholas Norfolk – 225.8  (RIF #116)
8.   Houston Wolf – 182.2  (RIF #254)
9.   Mark Watson – 146.8  (RIF #173)
10.   Billy Cannon – 142.7  (RIF #169)
11.   Anthony Ohrey – 125.8  (RIF #27)
12.   Rodrigo Jiménez – 93.56  (RIF #203)
13.   Nathan Bass – 91.1  (RIF #174)
14.   Charles Carmen – 89.63  (RIF #255)
15.   James Krenis – 84.8  (RIF #67)
16.   Denis McCarthy – 84.8  (RIF #263)
17.   Rick Thiounn – 79.5  (RIF #111)
18.   Dennis Arriaga – 78.6  (RIF #140)
19.   Steven Reagan – 75.8  (RIF #157)
20.   Kevin Brandon – 75.1  (RIF #214)
21.   David Wingard – 65.5  (RIF #101)
22.   Robin Robbins – 58.3  (RIF #33)
23.   Neil Dryland – 57.2  (RIF #252)
24.   Jason Scott – 55.5  (RIF #265)
25.   Josh Liggett – 55.3  (RIF #147)
26.   Naresh Kumar – 50  (RIF #2)
27.   Stephen Griffin – 44.8  (RIF #48)
28.   Mark Ogletree – 44.1  (RIF #247)
29.   Kevin Ronayne – 43.6  (RIF #11)
30.   Bill Baker – 39.3  (RIF #196)
31.   Stewart Crouch – 29.3  (RIF #89)
32.   Brian Wooldridge – 26.2  (RIF #141)
33.   Chris Haynes – 26.2  (RIF #223)
34.   Nikiah Nudell – 26.2  (RIF #234)
35.   Austin Coates – 22.4  (RIF #241)

Women’s Leaderboard
1.   Diane Bolton – 690.3  (RIF #159)
2.   Elaine Bickel Green – 397.8  (RIF #217)
3.   Carol Goslin – 303  (RIF #218)
4.   Kerri Haskins – 276.8  (RIF #261)
5.   Heather Shoemaker – 261.8  (RIF #44)
6.   Sandy Staggs – 227.5  (RIF #220)
7.   Heather Zeigler – 214.4  (RIF #246)
8.   Laura Raeder – 193.4  (RIF #20)
9.   Lisa Gonzales – 177.26  (RIF #5)
10.   Alicia Eno – 146.5  (RIF #126)
11.   Robin Mancinelli – 142.3  (RIF #134)
12.   Christy Scott – 134  (RIF #231)
13.   Amanda Staggs – 121  (RIF #210)
14.   Michelle Mitchell – 112.4  (RIF #133)
15.   Melanie Kayal – 108.9  (RIF #202)
16.   Shannon Burke – 95.6  (RIF #171)
17.   Christy Bowers – 85.3  (RIF #60)
18.   Jennifer Whitley – 82  (RIF #160)
19.   Jennifer Wood – 78.6  (RIF #243)
20.   Marj Mitchell – 75.7  (RIF #4)
21.   Beth Hosick – 70  (RIF #219)
22.   Donna Pittman – 62.8  (RIF #181)
23.   Leigh Marsh – 61.7  (RIF #192)
24.   Marlene Deem – 52.4  (RIF #189)
25.   Natalie Torres – 42.4  (RIF #72)
26.   Jill Hassen – 31  (RIF #242)
27.   Martine Kincade – 26.2  (RIF #260)

We did a random drawing to pick one RIF Club member who submitted points for April and this month’s winner is RIF #243 Jenny Wood! 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!

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 Lisa Gonzales]

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Rob at BLU

March 2013 Extreme Racer Standings

RIF #259 Rob Distante

 It’s only March and RIF Club Members have already raced 102 marathons, 8 50 Milers, 30 50Ks, 45 Half Marathons, 36 5Ks, and handful of 100 milers, 10Ks, and other distances. What a year we are having! We now have 57 RIF Club members who have submitted points and/or monthly miles for 2013 (only points count in the standings so only 54 Club members are listed below)

We have a new member in the top 3! Superwoman, RIF #159 Diane Bolton, is still in the lead with 506.9 points, followed by RIF #259 Rob Distante with 409.13 in 2nd and RIF #190 John Kent Leighton rounds out the top 3 with 403.9 points in 3rd.

On the Women’s Leaderboard, Diane is in 1st, followed by RIF #44 Heather Shoemaker in 2nd with 261.8 points and RIF #218 Carol Goslin in 3rd with 195.1 points. On the Men’s Leaderboard, Rob is in 1st, followed by John in 2nd, and RIF #1 Joshua Holmes in 3rd with 355.5 points.

Besides RIF #259 Rob, RIF #88 Hideki Kinoshita (266 points) is new to the top 10 along with RIF #248 Jeff Le (197.76 points) and RIF #261 Kerri Haskins (192 points). The new members are really giving the rest of us a run for our money!

Here are the full standings:

Top Ten Overall
1.   Diane Bolton – 506.9  (RIF #159)
2.   Rob Distante – 409.13  (RIF #259)
3.   John Kent Leighton – 403.9  (RIF #190)
4.   Joshua Holmes – 355.5  (RIF #1)
5.   Hideki Kinoshita – 266  (RIF #88)
6.   Heather Shoemaker – 261.8  (RIF #44)
7.   Danny Staggs – 244.1  (RIF #186)
8.   Jeff Le – 197.76  (RIF #248)
9.   Carol Goslin – 195.1  (RIF #218)
10.   Kerri Haskins – 192  (RIF #261)

Women’s Leaderboard
1.   Diane Bolton – 506.9  (RIF #159)
2.   Heather Shoemaker – 261.8  (RIF #44)
3.   Carol Goslin – 195.1  (RIF #218)
4.   Kerri Haskins – 192  (RIF #261)
5.   Sandy Staggs – 175.1  (RIF #220)
6.   Elaine Bickel Green – 162  (RIF #217)
7.   Laura Raeder – 157.2  (RIF #20)
8.   Lisa Gonzales – 137.96  (RIF #5)
9.   Heather Zeigler – 122.7  (RIF #246)
10.   Christy Scott – 117.8  (RIF #231)
11.   Alicia Eno – 91  (RIF #126)
12.   Melanie Kayal – 89.6  (RIF #202)
13.   Jennifer Whitley – 82  (RIF #160)
14.   Amanda Staggs – 68.6  (RIF #210)
15.   Jennifer Wood – 65.5  (RIF #243)
16.   Leigh Marsh – 61.7  (RIF #192)
17.   Marj Mitchell – 52.4  (RIF #4)
18.   Marlene Deem – 52.4  (RIF #189)
19.   Beth Hosick – 43.6  (RIF #219)
20.   Christy Bowers – 41.7  (RIF #60)
21.   Jill Hassen – 31  (RIF #242)
22.   Donna Pittman – 23.5  (RIF #181)
23.   Natalie Torres – 19.3  (RIF #72)

Men’s Leaderboard
1.   Rob Distante – 409.13  (RIF #259)
2.   John Kent Leighton – 403.9  (RIF #190)
3.   Joshua Holmes – 355.5  (RIF #1)
4.   Hideki Kinoshita – 266  (RIF #88)
5.   Danny Staggs – 244.1  (RIF #186)
6.   Jeff Le – 197.76  (RIF #248)
7.   Nicholas Norfolk – 156.2  (RIF #116)
8.   Billy Cannon – 120.3  (RIF #169)
9.   Mark Watson – 117.5  (RIF #173)
10.   Anthony Ohrey – 99.6  (RIF #27)
11.   Charles Carmen – 89.63  (RIF #255)
12.   Nathan Bass – 88  (RIF #174)
13.   Rick Thiounn – 79.5  (RIF #111)
14.   Kevin Brandon – 75.1  (RIF #214)
15.   David Wingard – 65.5  (RIF #101)
16.   Neil Dryland – 57.2  (RIF #252)
17.   Josh Liggett – 55.3  (RIF #147)
18.   Steven Reagan – 53.4  (RIF #157)
19.   James Krenis – 52.4  (RIF #67)
20.   Rodrigo Jiménez – 51.31  (RIF #203)
21.   Naresh Kumar – 50  (RIF #2)
22.   Robin Robbins – 45.2  (RIF #33)
23.   Dennis Arriaga – 39.3  (RIF #140)
24.   Bill Baker – 39.3  (RIF #196)
25.   Kevin Ronayne – 37.4  (RIF #11)
26.   Stewart Crouch – 29.3  (RIF #89)
27.   Chris Haynes – 26.2  (RIF #223)
28.   Nikiah Nudell – 26.2  (RIF #234)
29.   Stephen Griffin – 22.4  (RIF #48)
30.   Austin Coates – 22.4  (RIF #241)
31.   Brian Wooldridge – 13.1  (RIF #141)

We did a random drawing to pick one RIF Club member who submitted points in April and this month’s winner is RIF #157 Steven Reagan! We’ll be sending him a Gone For A Run sign. Don’t forget to submit your points/monthly miles next month for a chance to win!

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 Rob Distante]

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February 2013 Extreme Racer Standings

Fast Run It Fast Club Members!

It’s time for an Extreme Racer update. We now have 48 RIF Club members who have submitted points and/or monthly miles for 2013 (only points count in the standings so only 45 Club members are listed below)

There was a slight change in the top 3 for Overall, Men, and Women. RIF #159 Diane Bolton is still in the lead with 327.8 points, followed by RIF #190 John Kent Leighton with 208.5 points in 2nd, and not far behind is RIF #186 Danny Staggs with 191.7 points in 3rd.

On the Men’s Leaderboard, John is in 1st, followed by Danny in 2nd, and RIF #1 Joshua Holmes in 3rd with 179.3 points.

On the Women’s Leaderboard, Diane is in 1st, followed by RIF #218 Carol Goslin in 2nd with 139.6 points, and RIF #220 Sandy Staggs in 3rd with 122.7 points.

Very cool to see the Top 10 filled with 50/50 men and women! Here are the full standings:

Extreme Leaderboard Top 10
1. Diane Bolton – 327.8 (RIF#159)
2. John Kent Leighton – 208.5 (RIF#190)
3. Danny Staggs – 191.7 (RIF#186)
4. Joshua Holmes – 179.3 (RIF#1)
5. Carol Goslin – 139.6 (RIF#218)
6. Sandy Staggs – 122.7 (RIF#220)
7. Mark Watson – 114.4 (RIF#173)
8. Nicholas Norfolk – 110 (RIF#116)
9. Christy Scott – 102.3 (RIF#231)
10. Heather Shoemaker – 94.6 (RIF#44)

Men’s Leaderboard
1. John Kent Leighton – 208.5 (RIF#190)
2. Danny Staggs – 191.7 (RIF#186)
3. Joshua Holmes – 179.3 (RIF#1)
4. Mark Watson – 114.4 (RIF#173)
5. Nicholas Norfolk – 110 (RIF#116)
6. Rick Thiounn – 79.5 (RIF#111)
7. Anthony Ohrey – 67.2 (RIF#27)
8. Billy Cannon – 67.2 (RIF#169)
9. David Wingard – 65.5 (RIF#101)
10. Rodrigo Jiménez – 51.31 (RIF#203)
11. Naresh Kumar – 50 (RIF#2)
12. Kevin Brandon – 44.1 (RIF#214)
13. Josh Liggett – 36.7 (RIF#147)
14. Robin Robbins – 31 (RIF#33)
15. Nathan Bass – 31 (RIF#174)
16. Stewart Crouch – 29.3 (RIF#89)
17. Dennis Arriaga – 26.2 (RIF#140)
18. Chris Haynes – 26.2 (RIF#223)
19. Nikiah Nudell – 26.2 (RIF#234)
20. Austin Coates – 22.4 (RIF#241)
21. Bill Baker – 13.1 (RIF#196)
22. Stephen Griffin – 9.3 (RIF#48)
23. Kevin Ronayne – 5 (RIF#11)

Women’s Leaderboard
1. Diane Bolton – 327.8 (RIF#159)
2. Carol Goslin – 139.6 (RIF#218)
3. Sandy Staggs – 122.7 (RIF#220)
4. Christy Scott – 102.3 (RIF#231)
5. Heather Shoemaker – 94.6 (RIF#44)
6. Lisa Gonzales – 90.56 (RIF#5)
7. Alicia Eno – 87.9 (RIF#126)
8. Jennifer Whitley – 82 (RIF#160)
9. Laura Raeder – 78.6 (RIF#20)
10. Melanie Kayal – 63.4 (RIF#202)
11. Leigh Marsh – 61.7 (RIF#192)
12. Elaine Bickel Green – 57.2 (RIF#217)
13. Marlene Deem – 52.4 (RIF#189)
14. Heather Zeigler – 39.3 (RIF#246)
15. Jill Hassen – 31 (RIF#242)
16. Amanda Staggs – 29.3 (RIF#210)
17. Jennifer Wood – 26.2 (RIF#243)
18. Marj Mitchell – 23.1 (RIF#4)
19. Christy Bowers – 19.3 (RIF#60)
20. Beth Hosick – 11.2 (RIF#219)
21. Natalie Torres – 6.2 (RIF#72)
22. Donna Pittman – 6.2 (RIF#181)

We did a random drawing to pick one RIF Club member who submitted points in February and the February winner is RIF #140 Dennis Arriaga! We’ll be sending him a Gone For A Run sign. Don’t forget to submit your points/monthly miles next month for a chance to win!

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 Diane Bolton]

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We’re Off And Running – Extreme Racer Standings – January 2013

The Run It Staggs!

It’s a new year and a new chance for the Run It Fast – The Club members to race their legs off! They are off to a great start in 2013. 37 Club members submitted points and/or monthly miles in January (only points count in the standings so only 30 Club members are listed below)

2 familiar names are in the top 3 but…what’s this? We have a new contender in the mix! RIF #159 Diane Bolton is in the lead with 196.8 points, followed closely by RIF #186 Danny Staggs with 152.4 points in second, and RIF #190 John Kent Leighton in 3rd with 114.4 points.!

On the Men’s Leaderboard, Danny is in 1st, followed by John in 2nd, and RIF #1 Joshua Holmes in 3rd with 67.3 points.

On the Women’s Leaderboard, Diane is in 1st, followed by RIF #44 Heather Shoemaker in 2nd with 94.6 points, and RIF #220 Sandy Staggs in 3rd with 83.4 points.

Here are the full standings:

Top Ten Overall
1.   Diane Bolton – 196.8  (RIF #159)
2.   Danny Staggs – 152.4  (RIF #186)
3.   John Kent Leighton – 114.4  (RIF #190)
4.   Heather Shoemaker – 94.6  (RIF #44)
5.   Sandy Staggs – 83.4  (RIF #220)
6.   Carol Goslin – 71.7  (RIF #218)
7.   Joshua Holmes – 67.3  (RIF #1)
8.   Leigh Marsh – 61.7  (RIF #192)
9.   Laura Raeder – 52.4  (RIF #20)
10.   Rodrigo Jiménez – 51.31  (RIF #203)

Men’s Leaderboard
1.   Danny Staggs – 152.4  (RIF #186)
2.   John Kent Leighton – 114.4  (RIF #190)
3.   Joshua Holmes – 67.3  (RIF #1)
4.   Rodrigo Jiménez – 51.31  (RIF #203)
5.   Nicholas Norfolk – 48  (RIF #116)
6.   Mark Watson – 31  (RIF #173)
7.   Stewart Crouch – 29.3  (RIF #89)
8.   Chris Haynes – 26.2  (RIF #223)
9.   Nikiah Nudell – 26.2  (RIF #234)
10.   Josh Liggett – 16.2  (RIF #147)
11.   Kevin Brandon – 13.1  (RIF #214)
12.   Dennis Arriaga – 13.1  (RIF #140)
13.   Austin Coates – 13.1  (RIF #241)
14.   Billy Cannon – 10  (RIF #169)
15.   Anthony Ohrey – 10  (RIF #27)
16.   Kevin Ronayne – 5  (RIF #11)

Women’s Leaderboard
1.   Diane Bolton – 196.8  (RIF #159)
2.   Heather Shoemaker – 94.6  (RIF #44)
3.   Sandy Staggs – 83.4  (RIF #220)
4.   Carol Goslin – 71.7  (RIF #218)
5.   Leigh Marsh – 61.7  (RIF #192)
6.   Laura Raeder – 52.4  (RIF #20)
7.   Jennifer Whitley – 46  (RIF #160)
8.   Christy Scott – 40.3  (RIF #231)
9.   Lisa Gonzales – 32.86  (RIF #5)
10.   Alicia Eno – 29.3  (RIF #126)
11.   Marj Mitchell – 23.1  (RIF #4)
12.   Amanda Staggs – 13.1  (RIF #210)
13.   Jennifer Wood – 13.1  (RIF #243)
14.   Beth Hosick – 11.2  (RIF #219)

This year, we are going to be randomly selecting one club member each month who submitted points for that month for a little prize. The January winner is RIF #210 Amanda Staggs!

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 Amanda Staggs]

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Extreme Racer Nerdy Winners Steve Hughes and Diane Bolton

Steve Hughes Wins 2012 ‘Extreme Racer of the Year’ (Complete Final Standings)

Steve Hughes (RIF #194) won Run It Fast’s Inaugural ‘Extreme Racer of the Year‘ contest with a whooping 2,742.4 points. The Arkansas native ran an amazing 82 marathons, fifteen 50K’s, and four other races consisting of 129 miles for a grand total of 2,742.4 race miles in 2012.

Second place (first female) went to Diane Bolton (RIF #159) with 1,961.91 points.

Joshua Holmes (RIF #1) finished in third with 1,652.1 points.  He was followed by John Kent Leighton (RIF #190) and Carol Goslin (RIF #218) rounded out the top five.

Runners in the ‘Extreme Racer’ standings are given 1 point for each mile of racing they complete. For example a marathon is worth 26.2 points, half marathon 13.1 points, 50K 31.0 points, etc.

The competitive contest is open to members of Run It Fast – The Club. You can read more about joining HERE. The club is open to runners of all levels.

2012 Extreme Racer Final Standings

Top Ten Overall
1.   Steve Hughes – 2,742.4  (RIF #194)
2.   Diane Bolton – 1,961.91  (RIF #159)
3.   Joshua Holmes – 1,652.1  (RIF #1)
4.   John Kent Leighton – 1,648.88  (RIF #190)
5.   Carol Goslin – 1,188.3  (RIF #218)
6.   Hideki Kinoshita – 1,153.8  (RIF #88)
7.   Steven Lee – 1,044.4  (RIF #92)
8.   Elaine Bickel Green – 915.4  (RIF #217)
9.   Shannon McGinn – 820.79  (RIF #46)
10.   Michelle Walker – 801.5  (RIF #124)

Men’s Leaderboard
1.   Steve Hughes – 2,742.4  (RIF #194)
2.   Joshua Holmes – 1,652.1  (RIF #1)
3.   John Kent Leighton – 1,648.88  (RIF #190)
4.   Hideki Kinoshita – 1,153.8  (RIF #88)
5.   Steven Lee – 1,044.4  (RIF #92)
6.   Scott Stader – 665.9  (RIF #40)
7.   Danny Staggs – 510.3  (RIF #186)
8.   Alvin Lee – 499.5  (RIF #30)
9.   Nicholas Norfolk – 429  (RIF #116)
10.   Jason Howard – 379.9  (RIF #150)
11.   David Wingard – 365.4  (RIF #101)
12.   Mark Watson – 329.6  (RIF #173)
13.   Daniel Escue – 320.45  (RIF #187)
14.   Rick Thiounn – 299.9  (RIF #111)
15.   Rick Jarvis – 296.8  (RIF #18)
16.   Wade Anderson – 236.8  (RIF #22)
17.   Chris Estes – 226.2  (RIF #151)
18.   Dennis Arriaga – 215.56  (RIF #140)
19.   David Donald – 203.96  (RIF #54)
20.   Anthony Ohrey – 201.1  (RIF #27)
21.   Rodrigo Jiménez – 195.43  (RIF #203)
22.   Perry Ligon – 193  (RIF #146)
23.   Jonathan Bobbitt – 180.6  (RIF #3)
24.   David Pharr – 178.2  (RIF #185)
25.   Robin Robbins – 167.9  (RIF #33)
26.   Greg Smith – 144.4  (RIF #168)
27.   Kevin Leathers – 143  (RIF #12)
28.   Trent Rosenbloom – 141.6  (RIF #57)
29.   Steven Reagan – 139.82  (RIF #157)
30.   Nathan Bass – 135.4  (RIF #174)
31.   Chris Haynes – 135.3  (RIF #223)
32.   Winston Trice – 126.4  (RIF #29)
33.   Josh Liggett – 119.62  (RIF #147)
34.   Nathan Judd – 118.6  (RIF #166)
35.   Mark Sikkila – 113.4  (RIF #108)
36.   Kevin Ronayne – 106.3  (RIF #11)
37.   James Krenis – 83.6  (RIF #67)
38.   Naresh Kumar – 83.4  (RIF #2)
39.   Stephen Griffin – 82.7  (RIF #48)
40.   John Hudson – 79.6  (RIF #63)
41.   Brian Wooldridge – 77.9  (RIF #141)
42.   Victor Fleitas – 71.12  (RIF #21)
43.   Scott Lochridge – 65.5  (RIF #32)
44.   Stewart Crouch – 64.8  (RIF #89)
45.   JD Leman – 39.3  (RIF #139)
46.   Scott Gatlin – 29.3  (RIF #80)
47.   Scott Gorski – 25.5  (RIF #107)
48.   Chris Nelson – 19.3  (RIF #135)
49.   Patrick Johnson – 10  (RIF #87)

Women’s Leaderboard
1.   Diane Bolton – 1,961.91  (RIF #159)
2.   Carol Goslin – 1,188.3  (RIF #218)
3.   Elaine Bickel Green – 915.4  (RIF #217)
4.   Shannon McGinn – 820.79  (RIF #46)
5.   Michelle Walker – 801.5  (RIF #124)
6.   Heather Shoemaker – 730.9  (RIF #44)
7.   Nadia Ruiz Gonzales – 690.6  (RIF #69)
8.   Lisa Gonzales – 562.6  (RIF #5)
9.   Laura Raeder – 517.3  (RIF #20)
10.  Mikki Trujillo – 514.1  (RIF #13)
11.   Shannon Burke – 502.03  (RIF #171)
12.   Emily Conley – 426.4  (RIF #24)
13.   Robin Mancinelli – 413.8  (RIF #134)
14.   Alicia Eno – 405.7  (RIF #126)
15.   Michelle Mitchell – 365.7  (RIF #133)
16.   Leigh Marsh – 332.7  (RIF #192)
17.   Marlene Deem – 281.2  (RIF #189)
18.   Jennifer Whitley – 184.9  (RIF #160)
19.   Amber Goetz-Bouchard – 166.75  (RIF #15)
20.   Marj Mitchell – 148.4  (RIF #4)
21.   Donna Pittman – 147.2  (RIF #181)
22.   Christy Bowers – 143.9  (RIF #60)
23.   Daniela Obregon – 135.69  (RIF #49)
24.   Nicole Knutson – 104.8  (RIF #47)
25.   Lisa Edwards – 58  (RIF #122)
26.   Natalie Torres – 42.4  (RIF #72)
27.   Meredith Yox – 40.2  (RIF #128)
28.   Debra Jacildo – 17.39  (RIF #98)

Big thank you to all of the Run It Fast members that took part in the Extreme Racer program in 2012. You should have received a Thank You card in the mail along with a couple of Run It Fast temporary tattoos.

Top 10 overall finishers will be receiving a certificate to honor their accomplishment. Top 3 overall finishers will be receiving gift certificates to Running Warehouse.

We are already collecting data from January for the 2013 Extreme Racer standings. You can view that info or RIF members can enter their data HERE.

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Pistol 100 Buckle 2013

Pistol 100 Mile Buckle (2013)

 

This is the buckle for the Pistol 100 Ultra that was held on January 5-6, 2013 in Maryville, Tennessee.

Really cool, unique buckle. Awesome bling for a first 100 Miler, wouldn’t you say? Congratulations to RIF #186 Danny for completing his first 100 Miler at the Pistol 100. Way to Run It Fast Danny!

MORE PHOTOS OF MARATHON/ULTRA MEDALS AND BUCKLES

[Medal photo submitted by RIF #186 Danny Staggs.  Follow him on Twitter @seedanorun]

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Run It Fast – The Club Profile Danny Staggs #186

RIF #186 Danny Staggs

This week’s Run It Fast – The Club profile is #186 Danny Staggs. Danny is another one of our newly minted ultra runners. He just completed his first ultra at the Black Diamond 40 Mile on Black Friday and came in 4th! What a great ultra debut!

Meet Danny:

INFO
Name: Danny Staggs
RIF #: 186
Facebook: Danny Staggs

STATS
Years Running: 12
Favorite Race Distance: Marathon
Favorite PR: Oct. 2009 Louisville Marathon 3:43:44
Favorite Race: Loonies Midnight Marathon. This was my hometown’s first marathon and I just happened to be co-race director. I also ran in it and had a blast.
Favorite Bling: Little Rock Marathon. The medal is huge with a spinner in the center. It was so heavy I didn’t leave it around my neck for very long.

Next Race: Rocket City Marathon Dec 8, 2012
What Makes You FEEL Fast?: When it’s warm enough I like to run without a shirt. I always feel faster even though I may not actually be faster.

FUN RUNNING QUESTIONS
Who inspires your running and why?
My wife and daughter are my greatest inspiration. They have always been very supportive of me even before they began running. Years ago they would call me crazy for training in nasty weather and such, but now they run and participate in races and understand why I was always out there pushing myself.

Which of your running routes makes you the happiest and why?
I love training on the Loonies Marathon Course. It brings back memories of the Marathon training runs we held leading up to the race. We would invite other runners to come and train on the course. It also brings back memories of the race itself which was so much fun.

What is the thing you splurge on after a race?
I always enjoy a big hamburger as a reward.

Why do you race?
The number one reason I race is for the sense of accomplishment I feel after I’ve pushed myself to my limits both physically and mentally.

Big races or small races? And why?
Small races without a doubt. The pre race logistics are much less stressful in smaller races.

What is the one piece of running gear you can’t leave the house without?
Since I’ve been running in them I would have to say my Hoka shoes.

What’s your pre-race routine?
Wake up two hours before the race, eat breakfast which usually consists of oatmeal, yogurt, banana with peanut butter and pop tarts. I then take a shower and relax as much as possible before the race. I always like to get to the race at least thirty minutes prior to start time.

What running moment are you most proud of?
Running with my wife and daughter in a 5K race this past spring and crossing the finish line together. Words can’t describe the feeling.

Finally, Danny had this to share with the RIF readers:
I started running in the spring of 2000 as a way to lose weight and better my overall health. When I first started running regularly I was 40 pounds heavier and felt sluggish most of the time. My first race was a 5K in the summer of 2000 and I was hooked. I completed my first Marathon in April, 2001. Since then I’ve completed 46 Marathons and one Ultra Marathon along with numerous shorter distances. Most of my Marathons have taken place in the last 3 years with 15 of them in 2012. My current goal is to complete 50 Marathons before I reach age 50. If my body holds up I should easily reach that goal soon.

If I could give any running advice I would say to just stick with it. It’s not always easy and setbacks such as injuries will occur. It’s easy to get frustrated when things are not going as planned and things may not always fall into place like we hoped they would but if you continue to set goals and keep reaching for them amazing things can happen in your life. The people I’ve met and the friends I’ve made through running are better than any award I will ever receive.

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Danny wasn’t kidding when he said his wife and daughter support his running. They crewed for him at the Black Diamond 40 Mile and they were a great help to all the runners. Danny must have really encouraged his daughter, Amanda, as well because she just became a member of Run It Fast – The Club (RIF #210) too! Welcome Amanda!

It’s kind of funny that I had planned to post Danny’s profile this week on RIF. Sometimes, we get a message from an unexpected source and the advice that Danny shared in his last paragraph was something I needed to hear this week. It’s a good reminder we can all use at times in our running careers. Things won’t always be perfect but I guess that’s what makes it so satisfying when we do reach our goals, whether it’s your 1st marathon or your 46th. Thank you Danny for sharing that and letting us interview you.

Good luck at Rocket City this weekend and on your quest to do 50 by 50. I have no doubt you will 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 Danny Staggs]

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