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Karl Studtmann Fastest Mile in Jackson Awards

Matt Joyner Wins The Fastest Mile in Jackson (Results)

Matt Joyner and Foster Johnstone - Fastest Mile in Jackson BD

Jackson native Matt Joyner won The Fastest Mile in Jackson (TN) on December 26, 2014, with a time of 4:30.0. He was able to hold off a charging Foster Johnstone, who finished in 4:31.4. Third place went to Jack Goodwin in 4:46.6.

The race took place in North Jackson on the Frontage Road next to the 45-Bypass.

Kayla Puzdrakiewicz was the female winner finishing with a time of 6:00.1. Second place female was Erin Ross in 6:57.3 and third place female went to Myra Krenis in 7:23.0.

Karl Studtmann Fastest Mile in Jackson Awards

Karl Studtmann dominated the Masters (40+) winning with a time of 5:42.5. Second masters was James Krenis 6:08.0 and third masters went to Mike Bell in 6:19.0.

The Fastest Mile in Jackson Results
1. Matthew Joyner – 4:30.0 (21)
2. Foster Johnstone – 4:31.4 (20)
3. Jack Goodwin – 4:46.6 (17)
4. Benj Lance – 5:22.3 (26)
5. Andrew Hill – 5:28.9 (33)
6. Will Pucek – 5:33.0 (13)
7. Luke Simon – 5:33.0 (25)
8. Joshua Holmes – 5:37.4 (36)
9. Karl Studtmann – 5:42.5 (51) – Master’s Winner
10. Ben Pennington – 5:59.1 (29)
11. Kayla Puzdrakiewicz – 6:00.1 (16) Female Winner
12. James Krenis – 6:08.0 (48)
13. Mike Bell – 6:19.0 (46)
14. Kevin Knott – 6:24.9 (49)
15. Erin Ross – 6:57.3 (34)
16. Myra Krenis – 7:23.0 (35)

More Detailed Look at TFMIJ Results

The Fastest Mile in Jackson on Facebook

[Race hosted by Run It Fast® via Joshua Holmes]

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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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Southern Tennessee Plunge Marathon Medal 201111

Southern Tennessee Plunge Marathon Medal (2011)

Here is the extremely impressive finisher’s medal from the 2011 Southern Tennessee Plunge Marathon (website) that took place in Winchester, Tennessee on October 1, 2011.

This piece of hardware is massive, thick, and so gangsta that I’ve had four West Coast rappers contact me about purchasing it.  One went as far as to offer his ’68 Caddy and catalog of 13 unpublished 2Pac recordings.

2011 Southern Tennessee Plunge Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Results

Photos Below Show the Impressive Size of this STP Bling

[STP Bling images by Joshua Holmes. You can follow him on Twitter @bayou]

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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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The Middle Half Marathon Logo

Murfreesboro’s ‘The Middle Half’ Has 500 Spots Left

I received an email this morning from Melinda Tate, the RD for The Middle Half (Marathon) in Murfreesboro, TN, that the race has less than 500 spots left for the popular half marathon that takes place on October 15th.

Less that 500 spots are available for The Middle Half which will be held Saturday, October 15, 2011.

Once the race sells out, the cap will not be increased and there is no waiting list.


Thanks to those of you who have already signed up…it’s going to be a fun year!

Melinda Tate
Race Director

The course is extremely flat and a great one to set a PR on.

Estes better hop on this now to retain his title as the ‘Half King!’


The Middle Half Website

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My Experience With Dirk’s Fat Ass (50K)

My First 50K – Dirk’s Fat Ass 50K (Murfreesboro, TN)

To start… I’ll just say this was quite the event! I really had no clue what was in store when deciding to run 33 miles on New Years Day. I REALLY didn’t expect to have to swim part of the event!

Upon arrival, two things went wrong right off the bat. First, I forgot my water bottles. Second, My Garmin would not turn on (although I know I charged it).

Lisa and I were the first to arrive, and rain was coming down hard! I became worried that we were the only two who were going to brave the storm, but much to my relief we were soon joined by about 20 other runners! I should have known better than to think a little monsoon would keep the “die-hards” away!

In fact… several well known Ultra Runners showed up as well. Among them were Naresh Kumar (who had just finished the Bartram Forrest 100 Miler a few weeks back) and David Jones (winner of the Badwater 135 in 97). Chris Estes who had completed a 50k the day before!

My friend Jay, who had not run longer than 12 miles since he ran a half marathon in October was keeping a great pace ahead of us. I thought he might be running too fast for an ultra. Heck… I thought WE were going too fast! Jay had planned on doing 20 miles (the run was made up of three 10 mile loops) but he found he had the legs to do 27 (21.1 in 3:37, which included time to change into dry clothes and then 6 miles of walking for a total time of 5:41). He is an amazing person who has helped me increase my speed!

The first 10 miles went great, but in some parts of the trail the water was several inches deep, covering our shoes. Joseph was still recovering from a bronchial virus infection, but soldiered on through grim determination. Lisa kept the conversation going. It amazes me that she can talk non-stop and still keep a great pace! Her tales are a great distraction and keeps the miles interesting.

On the second 10 loop, the rains had stopped… but the water from the river (that this trail borders) was rising, and at some points was over our knees! Our legs would freeze and our feet became numb! Now… this may have actually benefited us, as it was like taking an ice plunge to keep the swelling down of stiff legs.

On our third pass, Naresh warned us that the waters were still rising. I thought “No problem!” I was wrong. The water was waist high, and began moving rapidly. At one point the path dipped into a tunnel, and there the water was chest high!

We decided to climb the muddy hill that bordered the trail, which Joseph and Lisa made up with no problem. If you know me, however… my climbing skills aren’t the best. It was quite rocky and slick with mud. I kept envisioning what wonderful new scars I could bring home to show my family if I slid back down! Joseph dramatically reached down to grab my outstretched hand and hoisted me to the top, where I about landed on top of Lisa!

We completed 7 more miles for a total of 33 miles in honor of Joseph having turned 33 at Christmas! At the aid station, Dirk the race director told me and Lisa that we were the first women to complete this event!

And with the completion, my fears of the Strolling Jim 40 Miler that I have planned for May have been assuaged a bit, and I know that with continued training and good running partners… anything can be accomplished!

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2011 Oak Barrel – Jack Daniels Half Marathon Medal

Oak Barrel Half Marathon Finisher’s Wood (2011)

Here is the finisher’s medal from the 2011 Oak Barrel Half Marathon in Lynchburg, Tennessee.

The race was won by George Heeschen (story/results).

Oak Barrel Half Marathon Website

[photo: Scott Stader]

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Greenway Marathon Medal 2011

2011 Greenway Marathon Medal

Here is the finisher’s medal from the 2011 Greenway Marathon that took place in Nashville, Tennessee on March 27, 2011.

The race was won by Chris Herren (2:33:39).

Solid bling for just $20 bucks from a small marathon.

Greenway Marathon Website

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H&M Relay for Life (Run It Fast) 5K Gold Medal

H&M Relay for Life 5K Sponsored by Run It Fast This Weekend

The 4th annual H&M Relay for Life 5K will be held this Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Pringles Park in Jackson, Tennessee.  The race benefits the American Cancer Society.

View Winners & Results from the 2011 HM RElay for Life 5K

Run It Fast is the finishing line sponsor for the race.  Other sponsors for the race include Hub City Blueprint & Supply, Ashley Furniture, Benefits Consulting Services, 3 Men & a Mop, and Dugger Promotions.

H&M Relay for Life 5K Details:

This fast, flat, marked, manned and timed course begins and ends at the Jackson Generals Baseball Club in Jackson, TN. The final steps will take you around the ballpark’s warning track right to the finish line at home plate. Gift certificates for winners and door prizes will gladly be given away! Age Group Medals, customized for the event, will be awarded for the top three in each male/female age group and Overall, Masters and Grandmasters awards will be given.

This year’s event is in the Go…Series, so series points will be awarded.

T-shirts guaranteed to the first 144 participants this year! Registration fee is $15 if postmarked by March 26, 2011, $20 thereafter and day of race. Day of race registration begins @ 7:15 AM and race begins @ 8:00 AM, April 2, 2011.

Visit www.goseries.org or www.racesonline.com to register online, or download a registration form from www.hmcompany.com/5K. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Please join us for a super-duper start to your Saturday!

If you are in West Tennessee be sure to come out.  The H&M 5K is always one of the best done races in the area. Race Director Jeff Fugate really puts on a first class event.

Plus, how many times do you get to finish a 5K running inside a minor league baseball park around the outfield track before finishing near home plate?

H&M Relay for Life 5K Facebook Page

More sponsors from the race include: AIM, A-Z Office Resources, BancorpSouth, Bell Shirt & Sign, Brooksie’s Barn, Brown & Associates, Chic-fil-A, Concrete Systems Company, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Electrical Systems Company, Express Pros, Gold’s Gym, GoSeries.org, H&M Architects/Engineers, H&M Construction, H&M Industrial Services, Heavenly Ham, Jackson Generals Baseball, Jackson Police Department, Jackson Roadrunners, Madison Men, Panera Bread, Racesonline.com, Runner’s World, Smoothie King, The Kilburn Group, and Wolfgang Computer Services

Results from the race will be published here at Run It Fast.

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2011 Greenway Marathon – Nashville Tennessee

Chris Herren Wins 2nd Annual Greenway Marathon

Greenway Marathon (Joshua Holmes, Jeff Matlock, Chris Estes, Trent Rosenbloom, Tom Smith)

Mt. Juliet’s Chris Herren won the 2nd annual Greenway Marathon on Sunday with a winning time of 2:33:39.

Meredith Smith, of Ashland City, was the top female with a time of 3:21:09.

The 26.2 mile marathon is held along the Greenway in Nashville, Tennessee.

Greenway Marathon Top 15 Finishers

  1. Chris Herren (Mt. Juliet) – 2:33:39
  2. Meredith Smith (Ashland City) – 3:21:09
  3. James Barnard (Oak Ridge) – 3:23:47
  4. Gary Adcock (Springfield) – 3:27:23
  5. Sue Scholl (McMinville) – 3:29:14
  6. Charlie Taylor (Gallatin) – 3:29:45
  7. Chris Estes (Murfreesboro) – 3:35:24
  8. Trent Rosenbloom (Nashville) – 3:49:21
  9. Jeff Matlock (Ashland City) – 3:49:21
  10. Mark Payne (Brentwood) – 3:54:26
  11. Tom Smith (Nashville) – 3:58:18
  12. David Etheridge (Paducah, Kentucky) – 4:04:12
  13. Joshua Holmes (Jackson) – 4:12:50
  14. Sulaiman Seriki (LaVergne) – 4:16:46
  15. Jennifer Whitley (Murfreesboro) – 4:21:14

Greenway Marathon Race Website

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