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Kauai Marathon Medal 2013

Kaua’i Marathon Medal (2013)

This is the finisher’s medal for the Kaua’i Marathon that was held on September 1, 2013 on the island of Kaua’i, Hawaii.

Pretty medal…but I’m sure the scenery was a lot prettier! I envy those who ran it! One of these days…

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[Medal submitted by RIF #20 Laura Raeder - follow her on Twitter @LauraRaeder]

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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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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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Grand Rapids Marathon Medal 2012

Grand Rapids Marathon Medal (2012)

This is the medal for the Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon that was held on October 21, 2012 in Grand Rapids Michigan.

A pretty, colorful medal.

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[Medal photo submitted by RIF #20 Laura Raeder.  Follow her on Twitter @LauraRaeder]

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Green Mountain Marathon Medal 2012

Green Mountain Marathon Medal (2012)

This is the medal for the GMAA Green Mountain Marathon that was held on October 14, 2012 in S. Hero, Vermont.

Beautiful medal! I hear it’s quite appropriate for the “Crayola Box” of colored leaves along the course.

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[Medal photo submitted by RIF #20 Laura Raeder, follow her on Twitter @LauraRaeder]

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Montana Marathon Medal (2012) – Laura Raeder – Run It Fast

Montana Marathon Medal (2012)

Here is the finisher’s medal from the Montana Marathon that took place on September 16, 2012 in Billings, Montana.

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[medal photo submitted by RIF #20 Laura Raeder. Follow the race on Twitter @lauraraeder]

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Josh at the Rock

RIF #1 Joshua Takes Over First In The Extreme Racer Standings

Joshua Holmes  (RIF #1) has taken the lead in the Extreme Racer Standings with 889 points thanks to his epic 314 mile run at Vol State 500K in July!  Hideki Kinoshita (RIF #88) is in second place with 813.2 points.

In third place overall is Emily Conley (RIF #24) who is leading the women with 426.4 points.  She is followed on the women’s board by Diane Bolton (RIF #159) with 377.8 points and Laura Raeder (RIF #20) with 340.8 points. David Wingard (RIF #101) is in third place on the men’s board with 365.4 points.

Each runner is awarded 1 point for each race mile. (More details HERE)

Top Ten Overall
1.   Joshua Holmes – 889  (RIF #1)
2.   Hideki Kinoshita – 813.2  (RIF #88)
3.   Emily Conley – 426.4  (RIF #24)
4.   Diane Bolton – 377.8  (RIF #159)
5.   David Wingard – 365.4  (RIF #101)
6.   Laura Raeder – 340.8  (RIF #20)
7.   Scott Stader – 304.6  (RIF #40)
8.   Heather Shoemaker – 303  (RIF #44)
9.   Robin Mancinelli – 298.3  (RIF #134)
10.   Rick Jarvis – 296.8  (RIF #18)
 
Men’s Leader Board
1.   Joshua Holmes – 889  (RIF #1)
2.   Hideki Kinoshita – 813.2  (RIF #88)
3.   David Wingard – 365.4  (RIF #101)
4.   Scott Stader – 304.6  (RIF #40)
5.   Rick Jarvis – 296.8  (RIF #18)
6.   Alvin Lee – 250.6  (RIF #30)
7.   Jason Howard – 242.7  (RIF #150)
8.   David Donald – 203.96  (RIF #54)
9.   Wade Anderson – 170.6  (RIF #22)
10.   Jonathan Bobbitt – 154.4  (RIF #3)
11.   Kevin Leathers – 143  (RIF #12)
12.   Trent Rosenbloom – 141.6  (RIF #57)
13.   Nicholas Norfolk – 139.01  (RIF #116)
14.   Rick Thiounn – 125.4  (RIF #111)
15.   Perry Ligon – 123.3  (RIF #146)
16.   Dennis Arriaga – 86.56  (RIF #140)
17.   Mark Sikkila – 84.1  (RIF #108)
18.   Naresh Kumar – 83.4  (RIF #2)
19.   John Hudson – 79.6  (RIF #63)
20.   Brian Wooldridge – 74.8  (RIF #141)
21.   Robin Robbins – 71.9  (RIF #33)
22.   Victor Fleitas – 71.12  (RIF #21)
23.   Scott Lochridge – 65.5  (RIF #32)
24.   Stewart Crouch – 64.8  (RIF #89)
25.   JD Leman – 39.3  (RIF #139)
26.   Steven Reagan – 31  (RIF #157)
27.   Nathan Bass – 29.5  (RIF #174)
28.   Scott Gorski – 25.5  (RIF #107)
29.   Mark Watson – 24.9  (RIF #173)
30.   Kevin Ronayne – 19.3  (RIF #11)
31.   Chris Nelson – 19.3  (RIF #135)
32.   Patrick Johnson – 10  (RIF #87)
33.   Josh Liggett – 9.32  (RIF #147)
 
Women’s Leader Board
1.   Emily Conley – 426.4  (RIF #24)
2.   Diane Bolton – 377.8  (RIF #159)
3.   Laura Raeder – 340.8  (RIF #20)
4.   Heather Shoemaker – 303  (RIF #44)
5.   Robin Mancinelli – 298.3  (RIF #134)
6.   Nadia Ruiz Gonzales – 267.1  (RIF #69)
7.   Mikki Trujillo – 250  (RIF #13)
8.   Lisa Gonzales – 233.5  (RIF #5)
9.   Michelle Mitchell – 230.4  (RIF #133)
10.   Jennifer Whitley – 184.9  (RIF #160)
11.   Alicia Eno – 173.4  (RIF #126)
12.   Daniela Obregon – 107.7  (RIF #49)
13.   Nicole Knutson – 104.8  (RIF #47)
14.   Donna Pittman – 102.7  (RIF #181)
15.   Amber Goetz-Bouchard – 64.55  (RIF #15)
16.   Christy Bowers – 57.2  (RIF #60)
17.   Marj Mitchell – 48.8  (RIF #4)
18.   Lisa Edwards – 44.9  (RIF #122)
19.   Natalie Torres – 42.4  (RIF #72)
20.   Meredith Yox – 24.7  (RIF #128)
21.   Debra Jacildo – 17.39  (RIF #98)

Thanks to everyone who submitted their points so far! It’s exciting to see how much everyone is running!

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Grandfather Mountain Marathon Medal 2012

Grandfather Mountain Marathon Medal (2012)

This is the medal for the Grandfather Mountain Marathon that took place on July 14, 2012 in Boone, North Carolina.

The marathon is held during the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, runs through the Blue Ridge Mountains, and finishes just before the games start so there are bagpipes playing and a big crowd. Solid medal for this marathon’s 45th Anniversary. Grandfather Mountain Marathon is on my to-do list for next year.

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RIF #88 Kino Retakes <em>Extreme Racer</em> Points Lead (Standings thru June 2012)

RIF #88 Kino Retakes Extreme Racer Points Lead (Standings thru June 2012)

Hideki Kinoshita (RIF #88) is back on top of the Extreme Racer Standings with 681.6 points.  Joshua Holmes (RIF #1) is in second place with 575 points.

Third place is Emily Conley (RIF #24) who is leading the women with 426.4 points.  She is followed on the women’s board by Laura Raeder (RIF #20) and Nadia Ruiz Gonzales (RIF #69).

Each runner is awarded 1 point for each race mile. (More details HERE)

Top Ten Leaderboard
1.   Hideki Kinoshita – 681.6  (RIF #88)
2.   Joshua Holmes – 575  (RIF #1)
3.   Emily Conley – 426.4  (RIF #24)
4.   David Wingard – 365.4  (RIF #101)
5.   Rick Jarvis – 296.8  (RIF #18)
6.   Laura Raeder – 295.3  (RIF #20)
7.   Nadia Ruiz Gonzales – 267.1  (RIF #69)
8.    Heather Shoemaker – 250.6  (RIF #44)
9.    Diane Bolton – 240.6  (RIF #159)
10.    Alvin Lee – 224.4  (RIF #30)
Men’s Leaderboard
1.   Hideki Kinoshita – 681.6  (RIF #88)
2.   Joshua Holmes – 575  (RIF #1)
3.   David Wingard – 365.4  (RIF #101)
4.   Rick Jarvis – 296.8  (RIF #18)
5.   Alvin Lee – 224.4  (RIF #30)
6.   Scott Stader – 222.4  (RIF #40)
7.   David Donald – 203.96  (RIF #54)
8.   Jason Howard – 190.3  (RIF #150)
9.   Jonathan Bobbitt – 154.4  (RIF #3)
10.   Kevin Leathers – 143  (RIF #12)
11.   Trent Rosenbloom – 141.6  (RIF #57)
12.   Nicholas Norfolk – 139.01  (RIF #116)
13.   Wade Anderson – 136.5  (RIF #22)
14.   Rick Thiounn – 125.4  (RIF #111)
15.   Perry Ligon – 114  (RIF #146)
16.   Naresh Kumar – 83.4  (RIF #2)
17.   John Hudson – 79.6  (RIF #63)
18.   Brian Wooldridge – 74.8  (RIF #141)
19.   Dennis Arriaga – 73.46  (RIF #140)
20.   Robin Robbins – 71.9  (RIF #33)
21.   Victor Fleitas – 71.12  (RIF #21)
22.   Scott Lochridge – 65.5  (RIF #32)
23.   Stewart Crouch – 64.8  (RIF #89)
24.   JD Leman – 39.3  (RIF #139)
25.   Steven Reagan – 31  (RIF #157)
26.   Nathan Bass – 29.5  (RIF #174)
27.   Scott Gorski – 25.5  (RIF #107)
28.   Kevin Ronayne – 19.3  (RIF #11)
29.   Chris Nelson – 19.3  (RIF #135)
30.   Mark Sikkila – 16.2  (RIF #108)
31.   Josh Liggett – 9.32  (RIF #147)
Women’s Leaderboard
1.   Emily Conley – 426.4  (RIF #24)
2.   Laura Raeder – 295.3  (RIF #20)
3.   Nadia Ruiz Gonzales – 267.1  (RIF #69)
4.   Heather Shoemaker – 250.6  (RIF #44)
5.   Diane Bolton – 240.6  (RIF #159)
6.   Mikki Trujillo – 220.7  (RIF #13)
7.   Lisa Gonzales – 217.3  (RIF #5)
8.   Michelle Mitchell – 209.1  (RIF #133)
9.   Robin Mancinelli – 198.3  (RIF #134)
10.   Jennifer Whitley – 184.9  (RIF #160)
11.   Alicia Eno – 147.2  (RIF #126)
12.   Daniela Obregon – 107.7  (RIF #49)
13.   Nicole Knutson – 104.8  (RIF #47)
14.   Christy Bowers – 57.2  (RIF #60)
15.   Amber Goetz-Bouchard – 55.52  (RIF #15)
16.   Marj Mitchell – 48.8  (RIF #4)
17.   Natalie Torres – 42.4  (RIF #72)
18.   Lisa Edwards – 33.7  (RIF #122)
19.   Debra Jacildo – 17.39  (RIF #98)
20.   Meredith Yox – 15.5  (RIF #128)
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Run It Fast Club Member Profile – Laura Raeder #20

Laura Raeder #20

This week’s profile is Laura Raeder #20. Laura is on a mission to run in every state and she’s more than half way to her goal. My goal is to run in every state as well so she is really inspiring to me. Who/what is inspiring to Laura? Check out her profile below and find out!

Meet Laura Raeder…

INFO

Name: Laura Raeder
RIF #: 20
Twitter: @LauraRaeder

STATS

Years running: 6

Favorite PR: Boston Marathon 2010 3:37 I wish I would have appreciated this more, instead of wondering how to shave 7 more minutes off my time! (see photo above)

Favorite Race: Chicago Marathon 2009. The temperature was 32 at the start–perfect for this South Dakota runner. The race has great crowd support! Plus, my sister and Brother-in-law ran this race with me ….and my parents came to cheer!

Favorite Bling: I don’t have a favorite medal…I feel like I birthed them all and just can’t pick a favorite child!

Next Race: Seattle RNR marathon June 23rd.

What makes you FEEL fast?: Every Wednesday, I run with my former trainer. We run 5 miles and each time we run …she asks for a walk break. :) (However, I think I have persuaded her to train for a fall marathon! Good-bye Wednesday recovery runs…Hello mid-week long runs!)

FUN RUNNING QUESTIONS

Who inspires your running and why? Every other runner. Honestly…perfect form speeding past, hunched over and shuffling…new runners with passion and questions…experienced runners with passion and answers. I am motivated by each person…why they run…their goals…their stories.

Which of your running routes makes you the happiest and why? There is a piece of our Bike Trail that goes around our airport. There is no shade, no wind breaks, and no water…so, not many people. I love running here. There is a 1.5 mile straight stretch that can feel like 3 miles some days or .25 miles other days…it all depends on how many problems you have to solve!

What is the thing you splurge on after a race? Airport pizza! Ha! I am trying to run a marathon in all 50 states before I am 40…I have 27 states and 24.5 months…so, I fly in the day before the race, get my packet, sleep, race, shower, and fly home. So, by the time I arrive at the airport after a race I am craving something salty and heavy…pizza it is!

Why do you race? For the feeling of crossing the finish line. My response is extremely selfish…but it is the truth. The fatigue, accomplishment, nausea, strength…the nirvana.

What running moment are you most proud of? My first 1/2 marathon. I ran it with my sister. I was exhausted and she stayed with me encouraging me to finish. Of course she ran backwards…did cartwheels…and high-fived all the kids on the course…but, we finished together! I was hooked!

Laura with her sister and brother-in-law before her first half marathon.

Running it fast at a 4 miler!

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Laura is inspired to run by everyday runners like you and me, by her sister and her family, and by pizza! Most of all she’s inspired by how running makes here feel. Find what inspires you and use that to go farther or faster or longer than you ever have before. And don’t forget…you might be inspiring someone like Laura without even knowing it!

Thanks for sharing Laura! Good luck at Rock & Roll Seattle!

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