With Charlotte’s Thunder Road Marathon 2010 – Amica Insurance Half Marathon in the books, I wanted to congratulate a few friends that are runners in Charlotte; these runners are also active on Twitter, so follow them for updates.
Jordan Kinley captured 1st place in the full marathon again this year, with an impressive time of 2:24:46 (5 minutes faster than last year). If you do the math, that’s a 5:32 pace for 26.2 miles. Keep up with Jordan @jokin359 or http://okrunner.blogspot.com
Jennifer Decurtins achieved a personal record (PR), with a time of 1:52:12. @jdecurtins has improved with each race and blogs regularly http://www.peanutbutterrunner.com
Seth Wyatt crushed his first half marathon with a time of 1:57:34. @sethjwyatt also told me this was his first road race…those results are pretty amazing if you ask me.
Heather Murphy ran a great race with a time of 2:11:00. While not running @hlmurphy works in web design and mixed-media, checkout her out http://www.heatherlmurphy.com/
Melissa Lamkin also ran her first half marathon with a solid time of 2:15:42. @MelissaLamkin is an active runner in Charlotte and I predict more long distance races in her future.
Ward Gibson who teaches athletic conditioning at the Dowd Y, and is very active in the social media scene, completed the half marathon with a time of 2:15:49. Next year, Ward is running Myrtle Beach half and a handful of other races. @wardgibson or @fitnesschamp http://www.thefitnesschamp.com/
Mary Catherine Dolphens was very pleased with her time of 2:18:00. @MCDolphens future contains more half’s and a possible full in 2011.
Genevieve Jooste ran her first half marathon in 2:20:37, which is awesome. @GenevieveJooste may have been bit by the running bug, and will be running more races in 2011. http://genevievejooste.com/
Richard Groves cruised in with a time of 2:26:56, not too bad when you consider the fact that @englishinvader had a cold.
Brian Francis completed the half marathon in 2:42:49, running is growing on @BrianDFrancis according to this tweet, yet I expect to see him doing many more races in 2011.
Even though these next few runners are not on Twitter, I would like to give them a special shout out for their achievements yesterday:
Marathon – Billy Shue 2:41:18 5th place overall
Marathon – Kevin Ballantine 3:04:10 1st marathon
Marathon – Rasmus Pedersen 3:33:23 12th marathon
Half Marathon – Dana Scofield 1:49:28 PR
Half Marathon – Tony Jabon 1:49:49 10 seconds away from a new PR
2 responses to “Charlotte Thunder Road Marathon Runners”
Philip – thank you so much for including me in your post! I loved Saturday’s race and it was great seeing so many people out on the course! I look forward to participating in this race for many years to come – and hopefully breaking 1:50 for my next half. Should have paced with you! 😉
And Congrats to my wife Robyn who ran in just over 2 hours even after limping in with a bum knee after the 10 mile mark.