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Run It Fast – The Club Profile Stewart Crouch #89

RIF #89 Stewart with his wife Robin RIF #208

This week’s Run It Fast – The Club Profile is #89 Stewart Crouch. Stewart is not only speedy but he has a LOT of self control. You’ll have to check out Stewart’s profile to see what I mean. Ha! :)

Meet Stewart


Name: Stewart Crouch
RIF #: 89
Twitter: @swcrunner
Facebook: http://facebook.com/ANGrunner


Years Running:    35
Favorite Race Distance:  Half Marathon
Favorite PR: 5K 
Favorite Race:    Houston Marathon / Half Marathon
Favorite Bling:    Boston Marathon
Next Race: Boston Marathon
What Makes You FEEL Fast?:   When I can hang with the young pups! : )


Why did you start running? 
Because I wasn’t growing fast enough to play football.

Who inspires your running and why?
Everyone,  People that I know set goals for themselves and I see them go through the ups and downs of training.   Seeing them accomplish their goals makes me want to push myself even harder and set new goals for myself.

If you could go for a run with any famous person (living or dead), who would it be and why?
Sebastian Coe – He was my high school inspiration.

What is your favorite go-to pre-race meal?
Night before I eat Spaghetti and in the morning before a race a banana and oatmeal.

What is the thing you splurge on after a race?
Blue Bell Dutch Chocolate Ice Cream – From the little creamery in Brenham, Texas.

How many pairs of running shoes do you have and which pair are your favorites? 
10 pairs of shoes, 4 still in the box.  My favorite shoe is Saucony Fastwitch 4.

Why do you race?
I like to race to see where I stack up with other runners and I love to compete.

Big races or small races? And why?
Both – I like to do big 5K/10K races because there is more competition  and makes you push yourself harder.

With his kids and Robin (on his right) at a 5K

What was your biggest “don’t” of a race?
Don’t go out too fast.

What running moment are you most proud of? 
The first moment was in high school when  I broke the mile record that had been standing for over 10 years.  Recently, it was being able to run 51 miles in the Trail of Fears which is my longest run to date.

At the Houston Half Marathon


I cannot believe he has four brand new pairs of shoes and they are still in the box! No way could I do that. I don’t have the self control for that! ;) Seriously though…I think it was interesting that Stewart started running because he couldn’t play football yet he’s been running for 35 years. He obviously found out he was good at it and he must enjoy it, right? It’s kind of funny how things work out that way. You can apply that to running itself. Maybe you are good at sprinting because you are Bolt fast (I wish!). Or maybe you excel at long distances because you have great endurance. Or maybe your running “thing” is trails or cross country because you’re fearless. There are so many options we have with running that we can continue to grow and not be bored for decades. If you aren’t having fun or you’re in a rut with your running, try something else. You never know what hidden talents you might have. I’m glad Stewart found out running was one of his talents!

Thank you for sharing Stewart! Good luck at Boston! Run It Fast!

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[All photos submitted by Stewart Crouch]

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Houston Marathon Medal – 2013 – Run It Fast

Houston Marathon Medal (2013)

Here is the finisher’s medal from the Aramco Houston Marathon that took place on January 13, 2013 in Houston, Texas.


[Medal photo submitted by RIF #89 Stewart Crouch.  Follow her on Twitter @SWCrunner]

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Trail Of Fears Winner Jonathan Harrison with the Elimination Board

Jonathan Harrison Wins Inaugural Trail of Fears Elimination Race (Results)

Jonathan Harrison won the inaugural Trail of Fears: The Day After the End of the World Elimination Race late Saturday night after outdueling Illinois native Travis Redden in one of the most exciting race finishes of 2012.

Runners started with 60 minutes to finish the 4.3 mile trail loop. If runners didn’t make it back to the start/finish in that time then they were eliminated. The race restarted every hour. If runners tapped out or didn’t make it back to the start for the restart then they were eliminated as well.

After four hours, a minute was subtracted from the clock per hour until stabilizing at 55 min/loop. It remained at 55 min until lap 14 when it was reduced to 53 minutes then 51 minutes for lap 15 and 50 minutes for lap 16.

Third place went to Mississippi native Rob Philip after he was eliminated after 13 loops as he barely missed making it back to complete his 14th loop.

That left just Harrison and Redden for loop 15. Redden smoked the loop as he had done the last handful of loops coming in with 3:43 remaining on the 51-minute clock.  Harrison, perhaps the most cerebral runner of the day came in with just 40 seconds remaining.

It was then announced for lap 16 that the clock would be reduced by 1-minute down to just 50 minutes. As both runners headed back to the start line, Redden stated that he thought he was done and was going to call it after 15 amazing loops.  Since Travis had beat Jonathan on the prior lap then this meant that Jonathan had to complete the 16th loop in less than 50 minutes for the win while Travis waited at race headquarters along with everyone else.  If Jonathan failed to do it in less than 50 minutes then Travis would be the winner of the race and the coveted Mayan Calendar belt buckle.

So the clock started and Jonathan took off into the dark wilderness to try to win his first race of any distance ever. His personal long coming into the Trail of Fears was 40.5 miles a month before. If he finished loop 16 then he’d have run 68.8 miles for the day.

So everyone waited and made guesses on the outcome of the race as Jonathan ran with more adrenaline than he could probably harness. He controlled his own fate and the outcome of a very exciting day.

As you already know from the headline and intro, Jonathan Harrison dug deep and came across the finish line for the 16th time on the day with about 65 seconds remaning and the win.

His wife Leah and friend Nathan Judd were there to hug and congratulate him on his amazing day, personal long, and win.

Last Woman Standing went to Julie Montgomery with 8 loops (34.3 miles) which was a new personal long for her as well. Second place female was Jennifer Whitley (6 loops) and third place went to Alicia Eno (4 loops).

Place Name Hometown Loops Miles
1 Jonathan Harrison Henderson, TN 16 loops 68.8 miles
2 Travis Redden Troy, IL 15 loops 64.5 miles
3 Rob Philip Saltillo, MS 13 loops* 55.9 miles
4 Jeff Fugate Jackson, TN 12 loops 51.6 miles
5 Stewart Crouch Angleton, TX 11 loops* 47.3 miles
6 Brett Beckham Jackson, TN 11 loops 47.3 miles
7 James Donahue Bethalto, IL 11 loops 47.3 miles
8 Joshua Holmes Jackson, TN 10 loops 43.0 miles
9 Kevin Leathers Cordova, TN 10 loops 43.0 miles
10 Clark Bilbrey Dickson, TN 10 loops 43.0 miles
11 Mark Watson Medina, TN 10 loops 43.0 miles
12 Nathan Bass Madison, MS 8 loops 34.4 miles
13 Kenneth Mescall Jackson, TN 8 loops 34.4 miles
14 Julie Montgomery Jackson, TN 8 loops 34.4 miles
15 Anthony Ohrey Henderson, TN 7 loops 30.1 miles
16 Rusty Butcher Jackson, TN 7 loops 30.1 miles
17 Billy Cannon Milan, TN 7 loops 30.1 miles
18 Danny Staggs Livingston, TN 7 loops 30.1 miles
19 David Mickelsen Nashville, TN 6 loops 25.8 miles
20 Robin Robbins Milan, TN 6 loops 25.8 miles
21 Jennifer Whitley Murfreesboro, TN 6 loops 25.8 miles
22 Bob Beasley Jackson, TN 5 loops 21.5 miles
23 Kevin Brandon Dickson, TN 5 loops 21.5 miles
24 Jonathan Stewart Jackson, TN 4 loops 17.2 miles
25 Alicia Eno Marion, AR 4 loops 17.2 miles
26 Victor Mickelsen Nashville, TN 4 loops 17.2 miles
27 Michelle Trujillo Cookeville, TN 3 loops* 12.9 miles
28 Karl Studtmann Jackson, TN 3 loops 12.9 miles
29 John Carraher Jackson, TN 3 loops 12.9 miles
30 Bradford Box Jackson, TN 3 loops 12.9 miles
31 Jonathan Bobbitt Jackson, TN 3 loops 12.9 miles
32 David Greenway Jackson, TN 3 loops 12.9 miles
33 Amanda Staggs Hermitage, TN 3 loops 12.9 miles
34 Sandy Staggs Livingston, TN 3 loops 12.9 miles
35 Marjorie Miitchell Henderson, TN 2 loops* 8.6 miles
DNS Todd Shadburn Jackson, TN
DNS Trent McDowell Franklin, TN
DNS Heather Shoemaker Alpharetta, GA
DNS Martha Floyd Jackson, TN

*= runners that completed 1 additional loop (4.3 miles) but not before the clock ran out, eliminating them from the race.

More info, photos, updates from the race can be found on the Trail Of Fears: The Day After the End of the World Facebook Page

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BCS Half Marathon Medal Close Up- 2012 – Run It Fast

BCS Half Marathon Medal (2012)

Here is the finisher’s medal from the BCS Half Marathon that took place on December 9, 2012 in College Station, Texas.

Included in the photo below is Stewart Crouch’s age group award medal. Congrats to Stewart on running a fast race.


[Marathon medal photos submitted by RIF #89 Stewart Crouch. Follow him on Twitter @SWCrunner and by RIF #48Stephen G. Follow him on Twitter @stepheng73]

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Good Luck to all Run It Fast Members Running the Boston Marathon

Good Luck to all Run It Fast Members Running the Boston Marathon

We are pleased to have the following Run It Fast – The Club members running the 116th Boston Marathon on April 16, 2012.

Best of luck to RIF-Club members and readers of Run It Fast that are running the most prestigious marathon in the United States.

Run It Fast Club Members Running Boston:

Kenneth Williams – RIF #28

Scott Stader – RIF #40

Trent Rosenbloom – RIF #57

Jonathan Harrison – RIF #65

Nadia Gonzales – RIF #69

Marathonjunkie – RIF #70

Dallas Smith – RIF #79

Stewart Crouch – RIF #89

Ashley Hook – RIF #97

Kathy Shirley – RIF #105

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(These are the RIF-Club members we’ve heard mention they are running Boston. If you are in the club and we omitted you then please just leave a comment below with your name and we’ll edit the list above to include you.)

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