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2013 MARATHONS
Completed by Joe Sinclair
 

January 1, 2013
Freedom Park Ultra-Marathon

February 23, 2013
February Marathon

April 7, 2013
Knoxville Marathon


Marine Corp Marathon
October 27, 2013

January 13, 2013
Charleston, SC Marathon

March 3, 2013
Asheville Marathon

April 13-14, 2013
Carolina Double Marathon
North American 100 Marathon
Club Members Compete

January 26, 2013
January Marathon

March 16, 2013
Wrightsville Beach Marathon

February 16, 2013
Myrtle Beach Marathon

March 24, 2013
Ellerbe Springs Marathon

 


2012 MARATHONS
Completed by Joe Sinclair
 

January 1, 2012
Freedom Park Ultra-Marathon

April 3, 2012
Knoxville Tennessee Marathon

August 4, 2012
August Anguish Marathon

100 Marathons & Counting !

January 7, 2012
Salem Lake Frosty 50k

April 7, 2012
BMS Opening Day Marathon

August 11, 2012
Mountain Challenge Marathon

THE EMERGING
"ECONO-MARATHON"

The Econo-Marathon for
Economic Times

by Joe Sinclair/Daniel Lieb

January 14, 2012
Charleston Riverfront Marathon

April 21, 2012
National Collegiate Blue Ridge Marathon

August 19, 2012
Late Summer Marathon

January 21, 2012
BMS Mid-Winter Marathon

April 28, 2012
BMS Spring Fling Marathon

August 25, 2012
Tropical Season Marathon
January 28, 2012
January Thaw Marathon
May 5, 2012
New River Marathon

September 8, 2012
Fall Classic Marathon

Inducted into the 100 Marathon Club of North America - Go Joe !!!
February 4, 2012
Freezing February Marathon
May 12, 2012
BMS Piedmont Marathon

September 15, 2012
Run for the Red Marathon

Joe Sinclair competes with Hurricane Sandy!
February 11, 2012
BMS Valentine Event
May 19, 2012
BMS May Madness Marathon

September 16, 2012
Run for the Green Marathon

February 18, 2012
Myrtle Beach Marathon
May 28, 2012
Memorial Day Marathon BMS
September 22, 2012
September Marathon
November 5, 2012
Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon
February 25, 2012
February FAM 26.2 Miler

June 8, 2012
BMS Woogie Marathon

September 29, 2012
Changing Seasons Marathon
November 12, 2012
Outer Banks Marathon
March 3, 2012
March Madness Marathon

June 23, 2012
BMS Mid-Year Marathon

October 7, 2012
Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon

November 17, 2012
Thunder Road Marathon
March 10, 2012
Late-Winter Marathon

June 30, 2012
Marathoners for the Military

October 13, 2012
OctoberMarathon

November 25, 2012
Derby 50k Ultra Marathon
March 18, 2012
Wrightsville Beach Marathon

July 14, 2012
Grandfather Mtn. Marathon

October 20, 2012
Changing Seasons Marathon

December 12, 2012
12.12.12 Marathon
March 24, 2012
Ellerbe Springs Marathon

July 15, 2012
Highlanders Marathon

October 28, 2012
Marine Corp Marathon

 
 

July 21, 2012
High Country Marathon

 

 
 

July 28, 2012
Summer Heat Marathon


 
 

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2011 MARATHONS
44 Marathons Completed in 2011 - Count Em'!
Congratulations Joe!!

January 2, 2011
Freedom Park Ultra-Marathon

February 5, 2011
February FAM  Marathon

April 3, 2011
Knoxville Marathon

May 7, 2011
New River Marathon

January 8, 2011
Salem Lake Frosty 50k

February 19, 2011
Myrtle Beach Marathon

April 9, 2011
Kings Mountain Marathon

May 14, 2011
BMS Mountain Marathon

January 15, 2011
Charleston Riverfront Marathon

March 12, 2011
Ellerbe Marathon

April 16, 2011
Blue Ridge Marathon

May 28, 2011
Charlotte Memorial Marathon

January 22, 2011
Charlotte FAM 26.2 Marathon

March 20, 2011
Wrightsville Beach Marathon

April 23, 2011
BMS Good Friday Marathon

 
See Joe Sinclair on YouTube!

3 Marathons in 3 Days

 Statesville Record & Landmark- July 2011

Marathon Maniacs
Insane Asylum Members

2011 Marathon Maniacs Ranking

July 27, 2011
Ashe County Fitness Seminar
June 6, 2011
BMS - 48 Hour Marathon

August 13, 2011
August Anguish Marathon

Joe Sinclair at top of leader board for most miles completed in
Boone Marathon Series
To date Joe has run

over 1000 miles!


Maniac Update 

June 11, 2011
BMS-Woogie Marathon

August 20, 2011
Mountain Challenge Marathon

October 4, 2011
Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon

November 5, 2011
BMS November Marathon
July 2, 2011
Independence Marathon-BMS

August 27, 2011
Hurricane Irene Marathon

October 8, 2011
New River 50k Race

November 10, 2011
Marine Birthday Marathon
A Day to Remember!
July 9, 2011
Grandfather Mtn. Marathon

September 3, 2011
PBR Guinness Challenge

October 15, 2011
BMS October Marathon

November 12, 2011
Thunder Road Marathon
July 10, 2011
Highlanders Marathon

September 10, 2011
Fall Classic Marathon BMS

October 22, 2011
Ridge to Bridge Marathon

November 19, 2011
North Carolina Marathon
July 11, 2011
Jelly Leg Marathon

September 17, 2011
Run for the Red Marathon

October 29, 2011
BMS Autumn Snowflakes Marathon

November 26, 2011
Derby 50K Ultramarathon
July 23, 2011
High Country Marathon
September 18, 2011
Run for the Green Marathon

November 2011 Highlights

December 3, 2011
Early Winter Marathon
July 30, 2011
Summer Heat Marathon
September 25, 2011
Too Slow for Boston Marathon

 

December 11, 2011
Table Rock Mountain Ultra Marathon
Fitness Seminar Presented at
Western Region Fall Leadership
Conference
    December 17, 2011
Cold Vanilla 42.2 K Marathon

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2010 MARATHONS
28 Marathons Completed

Jan. 9, 2010
Salem Ultra Marathon

March 13, 2010
Ellerbe Marathon

March 20, 2010
North Carolina Marathon

April 4, 2010
Boone Marathon Series

Jan. 23, 2010
1-2-3 Footrace Marathon - Boone, NC

MARATHON
MANIACS

4 SUCCESSFUL MARATHONS IN 21 DAYS

April 10, 2010
Kings Mountain Marathon

April 18, 2010
Carolina Double Marathon

ELEVEN Successful Marathons in 13 weeks

May 1, 2010
Boone Marathon Series

May 15, 2010
Charlotte Marathon Series

May 22, 2010
Boone Marathon Series

May 29, 2010
Memorial Day Marathon

June 5, 2010
Black Mountain Monster Marathon

June 19, 2010
Ghost of BMS Marathon

July 10, 2010
Grandfather Mtn. Marathon

July 24, 2010
Boone Marathon Series

July 31, 2010
30 Marathons in 7 Months
Boone Marathon Series

August 7, 2010
Wild Hare Marathon

August 14, 2010
Boone Marathon Series

September 11, 2010
9/11 Memorial Marathon

September 19, 2010
Run For The Green - BMS

Running Journal Article
October, 2010 Issue

October 3, 2010
Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon

October 16, 2010
Boone Marathon Series

September 25, 2010
Hinson Ultra Lake Marathon

October 23, 2010
Autumn Leaves Marathon-BMS

October 30, 2010
Ridge to Bridge Marathon

November 13, 2010
Richmond Suntrust Marathon

November 27, 2010
Derby 50k Ultramarathon

December 11, 2010
Charlotte Thunder Road Marathon

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2009 Marathons
12
Marathons Completed

Jan. 10, 2009
Salem Ultra Marathon
March 28, 2009
Ellerbe Marathon
May 2, 2009
NC Marathon
June 6, 2009
Hickory Half-Marathon
July 11, 2009
Grandfather Mtn. Marathon
Aug. 23, 2009
Wild Hare Marathon
Sept. 19, 2009
Hinson Lake Marathon Plus
Sept. 26, 2009
Hiddenite Half-Marathon
October 3, 2009
Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon
October 24, 2009
Ridge to Bridge Marathon
November 28, 2009
Derby Ultra Marathon
December 12, 2009
Thunder Road Marathon

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2008 Marathons

March 29, 2008
Ellerbe Marathon
May 3, 2008
NC Half-Marathon
July 12, 2008
Grandfather Mtn. Marathon
Sept. 13, 2008
Danville Half-Marathon
Sept. 27, 2008
Hiddenite Half-Marathon
October 25, 2008
Ridge to Bridge Marathon
Nov. 29, 2008
Derby Ultra Marathon
 

Joe Sinclair feature article in Statesville News & Observer - July 2011
Joe Sinclair - Running Journal article - Marathon Trailblazing: Tips for Baby Boomers
Joe Sinclair - Running Journal article - Teamwork May Improve Your Running Skills
Joe Sinclair - Running Journal article - Running for the Money
 

Joe's Age 6 to 96 Fitness Challenges 
have raised over $4,200 for 2 schools' fitness programs!

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Joe's Running Adventures - 2009

Joe's Running Adventures 2007-2008

 

2013 Marathons

Carolina Double Marathon
North American 100 Marathon Club Members Compete
April 13-14, 2013

 

On April 14, 2013, the six long distance runners who represent North Carolina in the North American 100 Marathon Club assembled in Raleigh to participate in the double marathon weekend.  Each of the six runners have successfully completed over 100 marathons which is a 26.2 mile running event.  The members in the organization have interesting running backgrounds in marathon competition.  Daniel Lieb from Charlotte has run over 50 marathons in one year and has successfully finished a 100 mile race.  Eric Johnson from Raleigh was one of the first marathoners to enter the group.  He is very active in the Raleigh area in organizing and directing distance running events.  Dona Jacobs from Emerald Isle recently completed her 100th  marathon and is the newest member of this group.  Joe Sinclair from Statesville has run over 50 marathons in one year and has completed over 100 marathons since January, 2011.  Rich Holmes from Durham was one of the first runners to exceed 100 marathons and competes in marathon events all over the world, including Antarctica. Matt Jenkins from the Raleigh area has the distinction of successfully running barefoot across North Carolina and has written a book detailing the challenging events of that 500 mile run.  At the double marathon weekend in Raleigh on April 13 and 14, Eric Johnson, Dona Jacobs, Rich Holmes and Joe Sinclair  each completed two marathons in two consecutive days.   

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February 23, 2013 - February Marathon--This marathon was run on a cold, rainy day with temperatures at or above freezing.  Runners had to watch for icy spots along the greenway as they ran the event.  
March 16, 2013 --Wrightsville Beach write-up---The third straight Wrightsville Beach Marathon was run in mild conditions over a new course.  Runners had to watch for construction at the draw bridge leading into Wrightsville.  Joe's time of 4 hours 55 minutes was the fastest time for anyone in his age group.  
April 7, 2013 ---Knoxville Marathon---7,500 runners participated in this event.  Joe finished in 4 hours 55 minutes in very warm conditions for April.  This was his 140th completed marathon since his 62nd birthday.  

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Ellerbe Springs Marathon 3.23.13
March 23, 2013

 

On March 23, 2013, Joe Sinclair completed his sixth straight Ellerbe Springs Marathon and seventh overall in that event.  The tough, hilly course was changed to include even more hills toward the finish to make it the toughest course in years.  Joe finished with a third place age award and with a finishing time of 5 hours and 23 minutes,  Daniel Lieb ran step-for-step with Joe for the full 26.2 miles.  The race was run in cool, rainly conditions.  This was Joe's 7th completed marathon in 2013 and 142nd overall.  

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Wrightsville Beach Marathon 3.16.13
March 17, 2013

 
   

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Asheville Marathon
March 3, 2013

 
Running in terrible conditions, Joe Sinclair completed his 140th marathon on the Biltmore Estates in Asheville on March 3, 2013.  The first ever marathon event run at that location attracted 1,300 runners from 40 states and 5 foreign countries.  At the start of the race, snow, high winds, and a wind chill of 9 degrees above zero produced almost unbearable conditions for running.  Over 300 of the 1,300 marathon runners didn't finish the race.  Joe finished ahead of 200 of the finishers with a time of 5 hours and 32 minutes, although falling on rocks at mile 14 and having his water and power drinks frozen at every water stop.  At the end of the race, snow was still blowing and the wind chill was still at 16 degrees above zero.  This was the coldest, most challenging marathon that he has ever finished.   

 

Myrtle Beach Marathon 2.16.13
February 16, 2013
 

 
Joining thousands of runners from all over the world, Joe Sinclair and Gladys Wiles completed the Myrtle Beach Marathon together in 4 hours and 44 minutes. This was their fastest finishing time in almost a year.  Also Joining them for the half marathon were Beth Carter and Paul Lowry from Statesville.  Beth used her coaching skills to assist others throughout her race and still finished in a very respectable time.   Paul ran his very first 13.1 mile event and finished in 2 hours and 5 minutes.  All runners finished in good health in cool and somewhat windy conditions.   

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January Marathon 1.26.13
January 26, 2013

 
On January 26, 2013, an icy, sub-freezing morning challenged Joe as he completed his third marathon of the month.  Dodging ice sheets in the roads and teaming with running partners Paul Lowry and Gladys Wiles,  runners avoided injury by slowing their usual paces and finishing in cloudy, cold conditions.  

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Charleston, South Carolina 1.19.13
January 19, 2013

 
On January 19, 2013, Joe finished the Charleston, South Carolina 26.2 mile event in 4 hours and 52 minutes which was his fastest time in ten months.  A total of 5,500 runners ran in the mid-winter events.  Weather conditions varied from a starting temperature of 38 degrees increasing over 25 degrees to the finish.   

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Freedom Park New Year's Marathon 1.1.13
January 1, 2013

 
Joe Sinclair began the 2013 year by completing a sub five hour marathon in Morganton.  Joining 25 other marathoners, he finished tenth overall and had the good fortune of running in good weather for a mid-winter event.  

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Article in Statesville Record & Landmark
Thursday, Novemer 8, 2012

 
Joe newspaper Hurricane Sandy.pdf

 

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12-12-12 Marathon

 
On December 12, 2012, Joe Sinclair completed his 47th marathon for the year by running in this unique Raleigh event.  Running with Matt, Eric, Donna, Jon, and Gordon, all runners had a great time in this once in a lifetime event.  

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December Marathon
December 1, 2012

 

Joe Sinclair completed his 46th marathon of 2012 and 90th marathon in 2 years by successfully completing the December Marathon in Statesville.  The December 1st event was held in decent weather for early winter.  A small number of regional runners joined Joe in the event.

 

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Milestones achieved at Derby 50K Race
November 25, 2012

 
Silvana Temblador, Gladys Wiles, and Joe Sinclair each achieved personal milestones as they successfully completed the Derby 50K Race (32 miles) on November 24, 2012.   Gladys completed her very first ultra marathon while Silvana and Joe each earned  fleece vests for completing their fifth Derby 50K event.  All runners finished in under seven hours in cool, windy conditions.  

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Thunder Road Marathon 11.17.12
November 17, 2012
 

 
On November 17, 2012, Silvana Temblador, Gladys Wiles and Joe Sinclair successfully completed the Charlotte Thunder Road Marathon--all finishing in under five hours.  In cool, windy conditions, each runner paced off of each other and all three runners finished within three minutes of each other.  This was Silvana's 51st compleeted marathon and Joe's 131st completed marathon.  Gladys has successfully completed over 20 full marathons.  

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Outer Banks Marathon
November 12, 2012

 
On November 12, 2012, Joe Sinclair successfully completed the Outer Banks Marathon which ended in Manteo.  The 26.2 mile race featured over 3 miles of deep woods and rough terrain, very warm temperatures, and a high-rise bridge at mile 23.  Running with Silvana Temblador, Joe finished in 5 hours 18 minutes.  Silvana concluded her race in 4 hours 57 minutes.   

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Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon
November 4, 2012

 
Joe Sinclair and Silvana Temblador joined over 5,000 runners on November 4, 2012, to compete in the Raleigh races.  Under cool, cloudy skies, both runners finished their 26.2 mile race in under 5 hours, with Silvana finishing in 4 hours 51 minutes and Joe in 4 hours 58 minutes.  This was Joe's second time of finishing 2 marathons in under 5 hours within a one week period of time.  

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Marine Corp Marathon

 
Competing in one of the largest and most prestigious marathons in the world, Joe Sinclair joined over 30,000 runners from over 50 countries as he successfully completed the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D. C.  Runners literally outran Hurricane Sandy as the massive storm moved in from the Atlantic Ocean.  Running in wind gusts of 20 to 25 miles per hour, Joe posted his fastest finishing time in several months with an official time of 4 hours 58 minutes and 4 seconds.  He finished in the top third of his age division and in the middle of the entire marathon runners group.  This was his 41st successfully completed marathon this year and his 128th marathon completion overall.  

 

Changing Seasons Marathon

 
Under beautiful skies, the Changing Seasons Marathon was held in Statesville on October 20, 2012.  Joe joined Gladys, Donna, Silvana, Beth, and several others as they completed various amounts of miles for the event.  Joe, Gladys, and Donna all finished the 26.2 mile course in good health.  This was the last scheduled Statesville BMS Marathon event until December.  

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October Marathon
October 13, 2012

 
On October 13, 2012, Joe Sinclair and Gladys Wiles ran the full 26.2 mile October Marathon course together in Statesville, finishing in well under six hours.   They each paced off of each other and finished in reasonable good condition.  Joe was running on very tender legs from his Milwaukee race earlier in the week.  The weather conditions were excellent for a marathon with light winds and cool temperatures.  

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Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon 10.7.12
October 7, 2012

 

On October 7, 2012, Joe Sinclair successfully completed the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon along the shores of Lake Michigan. In cold, windy conditions, 3,100 runners started in Grafton and ran to Milwaukee with 2,112 marathoners crossing the finish line. Many runners, including Joe, fought cramping and other weather-related conditions to finish the race. The 50 degree drop in temperatures from the week before adversely affected the running pace of many runners, forcing a number to drop out of the race at various times. This was Joe's 38th completed marathon this year and 125th overall.

 

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Changing Seasons Marathon
September 29, 2012

 
On a rainly, soggy, Saturday, Joe Sinclair completed his 37th marathon in 2012 at the Statesville Greenway. The September 29th event was very challenged with downed trees, limbs, and other debris littering the greenway due to a strong storm prior to the event.  Gladys, Beth, and David ran with Joe at various times throughout the event.  

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September Marathon
September 22, 2012

 
On September 22nd, Joe completed the September Marathon, which was his 123rd full marathon in unseasonable temperatures reaching the mid-80's by the finish.  Running with Donna, Daniel, and Jon, all runners finished without incident and enjoyed the event of the day.  

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Run for the Green Marathon
September 16, 2012

 
On September 16, 2012, Joe Sinclair attempted to complete his second 26.2 mile marathon in two days by running the Run For The Green Marathon in Statesville. After completing the extreme marathon the previous day, he successfully completed his second marathon in under six hours. This was his 35th marathon in 2012 and 122nd total marathons.  

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Run For The Red---An Extreme Marathon
September 15, 2012

 
On September 15, 2012, Joe Sinclair joined several dozen marathoners from around the United States to run one of the toughest marathons in America.  On his birthday, he proceeded to complete the 26.2 mile very mountainous and very rough event, climbing several thousand feet in elevation, and encountering real danger on a remote gravel road at mile eleven when two vicious wild dogs attacked him while he was running by himself.  Quickly grabbing his newly-purchased wrist mace, he proceeded to "mace" both dogs before continuing on his eventual finish.  His sub-six hour  finish earned him a third place finish for his age group and a birthday celebration at the finish line.   

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Fall Classic Marathon
September 8, 2012

 
On a hot, humid day, the Fall Classic Marathon was held in Statesville.  The September 8th event was a struggle for all runners due to the excessive humidity and heat index well into the 90's.  Joe Sinclair, Daniel Lieb, and Jon Turner completed the full 26.2 mile course, while Richard McNeil, Gladys Wiles, Beth Carter, and Brent Roach completed distance runs less than 20 miles  

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Tropical Season Marathon
August 25, 2012

 
On August 25, 2012, the Tropical Season Marathon was held in Boone with a good crowd participating in the event.  The weather was sunny and pleasant.  Joe Sinclair ran with Bobby Cordell, Jon Turner, Eric Johnson, and Kevin Pressley.  Joe completed his 32nd marathon for 2012 and 119th overall.   

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Late Summer Marathon - 8.19.12

 
On August 19, 2012, the Late Summer Marathon was held on the Boone greenway under pleasant weather conditions. JoeSinclair ran with Bobby Cordell, Kevin Pressley, Walter Ogelsby, and Brent Roach, with Joe, Bobby, and Kevin all completing 26.2 miles. This was Joe's 118th complete marathon and 103rd since January, 2010. This was also Kevin's personal best time in a marathon, finishing in 5 hours and 47 minutes.  

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Mountain Challenge Marathon - 8.11.12

 
On August 11, 2012, The Mountain Challenge Marathon was held in Boone with seasonally warm temperatures. Joe Sinclair and Bobby Cordell ran together for the full 26.2 miles and finished in good shape. This was Joe's 117th marathon and 30th marathon completed in 2012.  

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August Anguish Marathon 8.4.12

 
On August 4, 2012, the August Anguish Marathon was held on the Boone Greenway under warm, but cloudy skies. The temperature was in the 70's which helped runners achieve their goals without record-breaking heat. Joe Sinclair completed the marathon while running with Chad Randolph, Gladys Wiles, Bobby Cordell, David Payne, and Walter Ogelsby. All runners finished in good health.  

 

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Summer Heat Marathon 7.28.12

 
On July 28, 2012, Joe Sinclair finished the Summer Heat Marathon in Boone, despite temperatures in the mid 80's by noon. Running with Kevin Pressley, Walter Ogelsby, and Kim Grater, Joe completed his 100th full marathon since January 2010.  

 

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High Country Marathon 7.21.12

 
On July 21, 2012, Joe Sinclair completed the High Country Marathon in Boone with a finishing time of 5 hours 23 minutes. He ran the entire distance with Bobby Cordell, who recently earned his way into the BMS Hall Of Fame. The marathon was run in seasonal weather conditions, with humid conditions. The last two miles were finished in a constant downpour of rain. This was Joe's 114th marathon.  

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Grandfather Mountain Marathon 7.14.12
&
Highlanders Marathon 7.15.12

 

July 14 & 15, 2012

On July 14 and July 15, 2012, Joe Sinclair successfully completed two very tough mountain marathons on consecutive days. The Grandfather Mountain Marathon began with the ASU Stadium lights being knocked out by lightning as the race was preparing to begin with over 450 runners. Marathoners faced high humidity, thunderstorms, dense fog, and no breeze as they completed the 26.2 mile climb. Joe's finishing time (5:18) was his best Grandfather Marathon finish since the course was expanded. Silvana Temblador also finished with her best time (5:21) on the expanded course. The next morning, Joe successfully completed another 26.2 mile race, finishing in 5 hours and 47 minutes on very tired legs. The sunny, hot, and humid conditions added to the challenge of completing the Highlanders Marathon. This was Joe's 26th completed marathon in 2012 and 113th marathon overall.

 

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MARATHONERS FOR THE MILITARY RUN TO SUCCESS
Efforts Raise Money for Veterans Groups
 

 

In temperatures well over 100 degrees, ten dedicated veteran marathon runners from around the state successfully raised over $2,000 Saturday by participating in the Troutman Independence Day activities and running extreme distances that morning to fulfill pledges for the Wounded Warrior and Purple Heart Foundations which provide assistance to disabled veterans. Seven runners each completed over 27 miles of running early Saturday through the streets of Troutman. Marathoners completing their 27 mile goal included Jon Turner and Eric Johnson from the Raleigh area, Richard McNeil, Tres McNeil and Kevin Pressley from Hickory, Silvana Temblador from Greenville, and Joe Sinclair from Statesville. David Payne and Jenny Speaks from Statesville each completed over 13 miles and Brent Roach from Statesville completed ten miles. Several runners began their run after four o'clock in the morning and concluded their successful day by participating in the Troutman Independence Day parade. Others who supported the marathon group in their successful goal included Heather James, Guillermo Taibo, Josh Temblador and Claryce Sinclair. (See related story below).

 

Runners Gearing Up for a Hot Fourth of July Marathon

A select group of marathon runners from the area will participate in the Troutman Independence Day Parade on June 30th.  Prior to the parade, several veteran marathon runners will be running many miles in Troutman to fulfill pledge commitments for the "Wounded Warrior Project" which serves disabled military veterans.  For each mile that an individual runner completes,  a certain amount of money is pledged to the Project.  Several members of the BMS (Boone Marathon Series) group have secured pledges and will attempt to run as many miles as possible on the morning of June 30th.  Leading the marathon group of early morning runners will be Jon Turner of Cary, a service disabled veteran of the Gulf War, who has run marathons  in 20 states.  He has also completed 17 full 26.2 mile marathons this year.  Joining him will be Eric Johnson of Louisburg who has completed 102 marathons, including at least one in each state.  Richard McNeil and his son, Tres, from Hickory will be running during the early morning hours.  Richard has completed 20 marathons and Tres recently finished the Myrtle Beach Marathon in 3 hours and 16 minutes at the age of 17.   Silvana Temblador, formally of Statesville will run with the group.  She has finished 40 full marathons.  Joe Sinclair from Statesville will also be leading the early morning group.  He has completed 110 full marathons and ultra marathons, including 50 since last July.  Each of these marathon runners will be wearing GPS tracking devices to record each mile that they complete.  Other area distance runners who will be participating in the activities that morning  include:  Brea Nance, David Payne, Kevin Pressley, Gladys Wiles, Beth Carter, Jenny Speaks, Guillermo Taibo, Heather Taibo, Brittany Davis, and Bobby Aswell.  For more information about the non-profit "Wounded Warrior Project" go to the Team site:

 https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/group-fundraising/Marathoners
The following article appeared in the Statesville Record & Landmark on July 7, 2012:

 

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BMS Mid-Year Marathon
June 23, 2012

 
On June 23, 2012, the BMS Mid-Year Marathon was held on the greenway in Statesville under very hot and humid conditions. Eight runners started in the event and three actually finished the 26.2 mile struggle. Richard McNeil, Eric Johnson, and Joe Sinclair completed the 26.2 mile marathon while Kevin Pressley finished 20 miles. Bobby Aswell and Gladys Wiles completed 13.1 miles, while Jenny Speaks and Brea Nance each completed less than ten miles each. By the end of the race, temperatures had soared into the upper 80's with a heat index in the 90's. All runners finished without injury or illness.  

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100 Marathon Club of North America Inducts Joe Sinclair

 

Joe Sinclair was just inducted into the elite 100 Marathon Club of North America. In it's recent June 2012 newsletter, the club stated, "Joe Sinclair (Statesville, NC) ran his first marathon on January 27, 1996, the Ellerbe Springs Marathon at Ellerbe, NC. The same marathon on March 24, 2012, was his 100th. After his 62nd birthday on September 15, 2008, he has run 100 marathons of his total of 108. He's the first member of the BMS (Boone Marathon Series) to be inducted into the Hall of Fame (November 2011). He completed 50 marathons in 12 months (April 2011-March 2012) and 3 marathons in 3 days (July 2011). His PR of 4:26 was set on February 19, 2011, at age 64.

 

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BMS Woogie Marathon
June 8, 2012

 
On June 8, 2012, Joe Sinclair completed his 109th full marathon event in hot steamy weather conditions. Running at times with Brent Roach and Jenny Speaks, Joe finished his 21st marathon in 2012. The second annual BMS Woogie event was held in Statesville with finishing temperatures in the mid 80's and sunny conditions.  

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BMS Memorial Day Marathon
May 28, 2012

 
The BMS Memorial Day Marathon was held in very hot and humid conditions at the Statesville Greenway on May 28, 2012.  Jenny Speaks completed her very first complete marathon in 5 hours and 49 minutes.  She was accompanied by Joe Sinclair and Daniel Lieb.  Jenny paced herself to allow for the extreme conditions of the day.  Also running in the event were Bobby Aswell, David Payne, Brea Nance, and George Campbell.  All runners completed their various distances in good physical condition.  

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BMS May Madness Marathon
May 19, 2012

 

On May 19, 2012, The BMS May Madness Marathon was run on the Statesville Greenway under very nice weather conditions.  Bobby Aswell set the new greenway record with a 3:31 finishing time.  Also completing the 26.2 mile course were Jon Turner, Daniel Lieb, and Joe Sinclair.  Completing the half marathon was David Payne, Gladys Wiles, and Beth Carter.   

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BMS Piedmont Marathon
May 12, 2012

 
On May 12, 2012, marathon runners participated in the BMS Piedmont Marathon held in Statesville.  Daniel Lieb, Jon Turner, and Joe Sinclair ran together for the full 26.2 miles in good weather conditions.  What started out as a cool clear day ended in a warm sunny finish with temperatures in the upper 70's.  All runners finished in good physical condition.  

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New River Marathon
May 5, 2012

 
On May 5, 2012, the New River Marathon was held in a rugged section of Ashe County.  Starting with thunder and rain,  Silvana Temblador, Gladys Wiles, and Joe Sinclair  successfully completed the full 26.2 mile course, running together for the entire race.  This was marathon  number 20 for Gladys, 41 for Silvana, and 105 for Joe.   The back side of the course was especially rugged for it's steep dirt climbs, expecially with the warm humid conditions.  

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BMS Spring Fling Marathon
April 28, 2012

 
Statesville was the host site for the BMS Spring Fling Marathon which was held on April 28, 2012.  Jon Turner, Eric Johnson, Gladys Wiles, Daniel Lieb, Beth Carter, Richard McNeil, Kevin Pressley and Joe Sinclair all competed in the event which was run in ideal weather conditions.  Jon, Gladys, Daniel, and Joe all completed the full 26.2 mile course, while Eric completed 21 miles.  Beth did the half marathon and Richard and Kevin completed nine miles.   

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National Collegiate Blue Ridge Marathon
April 21, 2012

 
On April 21, 2012, Joe Sinclair joined area marathoners Daniel Lieb and Richard McNeil to successfully complete the extremely tough National Collegiate Blue Ridge Marathon in Roanoke, Virgina.  Running up and down several steep mountains covering over 7,200 feet in elevation change, the three runners finished with respectable times and in decent health.  The weather became a factor, with rising temperatures near eighty degrees and sunny skies by mid-morning.  A number of marathoners dropped out of the race and others slowed their pace to account for the heat and humidity.  The marathon attracted runners from across the country due to it's reputation as "the toughest marathon in America run entirely on asphalt".   

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BMS Opening Day Marathon
April 7

 

On a beautiful April 7th day, the BMS marathon series proved to be a successful race for a number of runners.  Bobby Cordell and Walter Ogelsby from Boone joined the local group for their first distance run and racewalk off the mountain in recent months.  Also running with the group were Ann Scruggs and Bill Leach.  Joe Sinclair completed his 102nd marathon in 5 hours and 11 minutes.  With sunny and less humid temperatures, all runners experienced a delightful day of running.

 

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Knoxville Tennessee Marathon
April 3, 2012

 
On April 3, 2011, Joe Sinclair ran the rugged Knoxville Tennessee Marathon in cool, sunny weather.  Fifty marathons later on April 1, 2012, he again ran the Knoxville Marathon in dense fog which quickly turned into warm, sunny, humid conditions on the very hilly 26.2 mile challenge.   He finished in 4 hours and 46 minutes--almost the exact time of his Wrightsville Beach Marathon two weeks earlier.  The Ellerbe Springs Marathon was completed between the two marathons which proved to be another challenge with the hot conditions and dog attack at mile 20.   Fifty completed full marathons in less than a year has been one of his personal running goals, which also falls on the same date as his 100th completed marathon--including 13 ultra marathons---since his 61st birthday.  

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Wrightsville Beach Marathon 3.18.12
March 18, 2012

 
On March 18, 2012, Joe joined running partners Silvana Temblador, Gladys Wiles, and Beth Carter to run the Wrightsville Beach Marathon in very humid conditions for that time of year.   The event featured  2,600 runners from 26 different states.   Gladys and Beth posted the best times ever, with Gladys finishing with Joe in 4 hours and 43 minutes.  Silvana finished in 4 hours 47 minutes and Beth completed her marathon in 5 hours 20 minutes.  Joe won first place in his age division and completed his 99th marathon.  

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Ellerbe Springs Marathon 3.24.2012

 


March 24, 2012
- Joe Sinclair selected the rugged Ellerbe Springs Marathon in Richmond County to complete his 100th full marathon on March 24, 2012.  Running with Silvana Temblador, both runners paced each other for the full 26.2 miles.  Overcoming thunderstorms, high humidity, and a dog attack at mile 20, Sinclair completed the hilly course in 5 hours and 19 minutes.  Earlier in the week, he had completed the Wrightsville Beach Marathon in 4 hours and 43 minutes, winning a  first place age division award.   In 1996, Joe and his son, Stephen, chose Ellerbe Springs to complete their first marathon.  Joe ran his second Ellerbe Springs Marathon in 2008, and has completed 99 marathons since that time.  Included in his one hundred marathons are thirteen ultra marathons which are greater than 31 miles in distance.  Some of his unusual accomplishments this past year include completing 49 marathons in 12 months which rank him in the top one percent of all marathon endurance runners from 33 countries according to www.marathonmaniacs.com.  Last summer he completed three marathons in three days,  he has also raced in some of the toughest marathons in America, including Grandfather Mountain, Run For The Red, and the National Collegiate Blue Ridge Marathon--the toughest marathon in America run entirely on asphalt.  In November, he was the first marathoner to be selected into the BMS (Boone Marathon Series) Hall Of Fame for running over 1000 miles in that particular marathon series.  He has several goals set for this year, and is adding the world famous Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D. C. to his running schedule.

 

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Late Winter Marathon
March 10, 2012

 
On March 10, 2012, The Late Winter Marathon was held in Statesville as part of the BMS Series of marathon events.  Gladys Wiles and Joe Sinclair ran together for 26.2 miles, finishing in 5 hours and 15 minutes.  Beth Carter ran 13.5 miles, while Brea Nance completed 6.25 miles.  The weather was near perfect for running and had many runners out on the greenway.  

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March Madness Marathon - BMS Series
March 3, 2012

 
On March 3, 2012, the March Madness Marathon was held as part of the BMS series in Statesville.  Beth Carter and Joe Sinclair finished together with a time of 5 hours and 43 minutes.  Heavy rain was evident near the start of the race which provided for some flooding conditions on the race course.  This was Beth's 4th complete marathon and Joe's 10th this year.  

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February FAM 26.2 Miler
February 25, 2012

 
On February 25, 2012,  a small number of runners started in gusty winds and cold temperatures to run the February FAM 26.2 Miler.  With winds sometimes gusting over 40 miles per hour and limbs falling from trees, Joe Sinclair, Daniel Lieb, and Gladys Wiles finished with battered bodies, but without injury.  A number of other runners ran fewer miles as the winds increased throughout the morning.  All three runners ran steady paces as the wind would permit and finished in five and a half hours.   

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Myrtle Beach Marathon 2.18.12
February 18, 2012

 
Running at a steady pace on February 18, 2012,  Joe Sinclair joined 2,350 marathon runners from every state and six foreign countries to finish the Myrtle Beach Marathon in 4 hours and 42 minutes.  His finishing time placed him in the upper half of the registered marathoners and was his fastest finish in ten months.  Running with Silvana Temblador, Joe completed his eighth marathon this year and 52nd marathon since January, 2011.   Temperatures at the start were in the mid-40's and continued to rise to the mid-60's by late morning.  

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BMS VALENTINE EVENT
February 11, 2012

On February 11, 2012, eleven runners braved cold, windy conditions to run the BMS Valentine Event on the Statesville greenway.  All runner completed at least five miles (including Brea Nance, Jim Pickett, and Bill Leach), with four runners completing 13.1 miles (Kevin Pressley, Richard McNeil, and Shane Hamby).   Two runners completed twenty miles (Ann Scruggs and Beth Carter), while Daniel Lieb and Joe Sinclair completed 26.2 miles.   Winds were gusting between 40 and 50 miles per hour and wind chill temperatures were in the 20's.  Some snow flurry activity also was noted around noon.

 

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FREEZING FEBRUARY MARATHON
February 4, 2012

 
On February 4, 2012, the BMS Freezing February Marathon was held on the Statesville course in tough weather conditions which included a steady downpour of cold rain as the race progressed.  Running with Ann Scruggs, Beth Carter, and Gladys Wiles, Joe Sinclair ran his fastest Statesville marathon, finishing in 4 hours 57 minutes.  The weather conditions became a factor for several runners who had to curtail their running due to sickness or injury.  By the end of the race, ponding water on the course became an additional challenge, along with temperatures in the 40's.  This was Joe's sixth completed marathon in 2012.
 
 

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JANUARY THAW MARATHON - BMS
January 28, 2012

The BMS January Thaw Marathon was held in Statesville on January 28, 2012 on an ideal winter day for running.  Chad Randolph established a new course record with a time of 3 hours 41 minutes and 00 seconds.  Daniel Lieb and Joe Sinclair also completed the full 26.2 miles with a finishing time of 5 hours 27 minutes and 16 seconds.  Beth Carter and Ann Scroggs both finished 20 miles, Gladys Wiles completed 11 miles, and Brent Roach had 4.5 miles.
 

 

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BMS MID-WINTER MARATHON
January 21, 2012

 
Running the Statesville course on January 21. 2012,  Tres McNeil set the new course record with a finishing time of 3 hours 42 minutes and 43 seconds, followed by a personal best by his father, Richard, who finished in 3 hours, 57 and 14 seconds.  Joe Sinclair completed the day with a finishing time of 5 hours, 11 minutes and 21 seconds.  Shane Hamby completed 16 miles and Brea Nance finished with 5 miles.  The course conditions were cold,very wet and soggy.  All runners finished in good health.

 

 

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Charleston Marathon Attracts Statesville Runners
January 14, 2012

 
On January 14, 2012, Beth Carter, Gladys Wiles, Silvana Temblador and Joe Sinclair battled cold temperatures and steady northerly winds to complete the Charleston distance races.  Beth and Gladys finished the half marathon while Silvana and Joe completed the 26.2 mile marathon.  Beth posted her best half marathon time with a finishing time of 2 hours 29 minutes, while Gladys finished in 2 hours 20 minutes.  Silvana and Joe crossed the finish line together with a time of 4 hours 45 minutes.  This was Joe's 90th full marathon completed.
 
 

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SALEM LAKE 50K PROVES BRUTAL
35 RUNNING MILES TO BEGIN THE NEW YEAR
January 7, 2012

 
Running the rocky Salem Lake trails for 31 miles on January 7, 2012, proved costly for Joe Sinclair as he struggled to finish after diving head first into rocks at mile 21.  Suffering a swollen face, bloody legs, and a bruised shoulder, he was able to stop the bleeding and continued running the last ten miles to the finish.   Running earlier with Emily Knudson and Danny Keatley, Joe was maintaining a good pace until his rock diving experience hit him.  With the unexpected misfortune, he was still able to regain some momentum and finish at the exact same time as his previous year's finish at Salem Lake.  Temperatures were unusually warm for January, approaching 70 degrees at the finish.  

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Freedom Park UltraMarathon1.1.12
35 RUNNING MILES TO BEGIN THE NEW YEAR
January 1, 2012

 
Joining 60 other ultra marathon runners from many different states, Joe Sinclair continuously ran the Freedom New Year's Ultra for a distance of 35 miles in the seven hour range--the longest continuous running he has ever done in one event.  Directed by marathoners David and Rhonda Lee, the Morganton event attracted several of the elite distance runners in America, including Jonathan Savage and Annette Bednosky.  This was Joe's 5th ultra marathon event (31 miles or more) in the last 12 weeks and his 45th full marathon event since last January 1st.  The weather was unusually warm for this time of year, causing runners to modify their winter running routines.  This was a great event and enjoyed by all.  

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Cold Vanilla Marathon - BMS Series
December 17, 2011

 
The BMS again had Statesville to host it's second marathon event for 2011 at the soccer complex.  Chad Randolph and Joe Sinclair completed the 26.2 mile run, while Chris Brown finished with 20 miles, Brea Nance with 12 and Beth Carter with 8.5.  Matt had other runners on the Boone course for their distance running.  This was Joe's 40th BMS Marathon since 2010,  and overall 44th full marathon, including ultras, for the 2011 calendar year.  

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Table Rock Marathon 50K- BMS Series
December 11, 2011

 
The very first Table Rock Mountain 50K Ultra proved to be one of the most challenging experiences to date.  Running the toughest ultra marathon of his life, Joe and Daniel ran the 31 plus mile rugged course without injury.  Joining approximately 70 other ultra marathoners from across the country, the group begain at daybreak at Lake James and ran the steep logging roads to the top of the Appalachian Mountain ridge--approximately 3,500 feet of steep climb, then back to Lake James with steep grade drops making for extremely difficult footing.   Both runners finished in approximately seven hours.  Joe compared the course with running Ridge To Bridge backwards while adding the back section of the New River Marathon as an added challenge.   

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Early Winter Marathon - BMS Series
December 3, 2011

 
The BMS Series moved off the mountaintop to Statesville to host the Early Winter Marathon on December 3, 2011.  Running with Matt Jenkins, Gladys Wiles, Tres and Richard McNeil, plus others who did less than 26.2 miles, the group enjoyed the greenway while running in cool, but pleasant conditions.    

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DERBY 50K Ultramarathon 2011
November 26, 2011

 
Running in his warmest ultra marathon to date, Joe Sinclair successfully completed his fourth consecutive Derby 50k on November 26, 2011 with a finishing time of 6 hours and 41 minutes.  Running with Silvana Temblador who finished in 6 hours and 21 minutes, both runners  encountered temperatures in the seventies, some twenty five degrees warmer than previous Derby races.  During miles 21 through 31, Joe also ran with first-time ultra marathoners Lupe Koehler and Sue Harbour, pacing with them as they successfully completed their mission.   This was Joe's 43rd marathon in the last twelve months and his 41st marathon since January, including 5 ultra marathons.   

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North Carolina Marathon 2011
November 19, 2011

 

On November 19, 2011, Silvana Temblador, Gladys Wiles, Beth Carter, and Joe Sinclair all finished the North Carolina Marathon in High Point.  All runners finished strong and successfully prepared for the changing temperatures throughout the event.  This was the first North Carolina Marathon finish for Beth and Gladys, while Silvana and Joe completed their third High Point event.  The marathon was well organized and hundreds of supporters lined the 26.2 mile route.

 

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Joe's Achievements
As of November 20th thus far in 2011:

 
  • Completed 40 full marathons including 4 ultra marathons (over 31 miles each)
  • Earned Boone Marathon Series (BMS) Hall Of Fame status by running over 1000 miles in that one particular series as of November 10th.
  • Became the first marathon runner to earn HOF status.
  • Had BMS bib number (15) retired in May by running over 500 miles
  • Completed full 26.2 mile marathons on three consecutive days in July
  • From July through November ran 23 marathons in 20 weeks
  • Has run many full marathons in under 5 hours in 2011
 

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Thunder Road Marathon
November 12, 2011

 
On November 12, 2011, Joe Sinclair successfully completed the Thunder Road Marathon in Charlotte with a finishing time of four hours and fifty one minutes.  This was his third straight finish for that event which was moved back to November from previous December starts.  Out of approximately 1,200 registered marathoners, he finished in the middle of the pack.  The freezing temperatures at the start gave way to finishing temperatures in the fifties.   

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A MARATHON WEEKEND TO REMEMBER
Marine Birthday Marathon - BMS
Congratulations to Joe for Achieving Hall of Fame Status!


On November 10, 2011,  Joe Sinclair became the first marathoner to ever run over one thousand miles in the Boone Marathon Series, earning his way into the BMS Hall Of Fame.  Running the Marine Birthday Marathon with other veteran runners, he finished with the fastest time of any runners while withstanding very challenging weather conditions, including gusty  winds of up to 40 mph, freezing temperatures, and a cold misty mixture which fell throughout the event.   Joe had previously had his bib number retired by running over 500 miles in the event, along with Bobby Cordell and Daniel Lieb.  Forty eight hours later, Joe ran the Thunder Road Marathon in Charlotte, finishing with a time of four hours and fifty one minutes.  This completed his 42nd full marathon, including several ultras, during the last twelve months. 

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BMS November Marathon
November 5, 2011

 
 The BMS 5K Marathon was held on November 5, 2011 in Boone.  Beth Carter, Gladys Wiles, Bobby Cordell, and Joe Sinclair all completed the 26.2 mile race while adjusting their running gear for temperatures ranging from 28 degrees to 40 degrees during the race.  Others participated in the event, but did not complete the full marathon.  This was Beth's second full marathon completion and the twelfth for Gladys.  Bobby and Joe continue to run the mountain event on a regular basis.  All runners finished without injury and in good health.  

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Autumn Snowflakes Marathon - BMS
October 29, 2011

 
 On October 29th, an unusual weather event for that time of year greeted the few runners who participated in the Autumn Snowflakes Marathon in Boone.  Although it didn't stick to surfaces, snow fell throughout the event along with cold gusty winds.  Matt Jenkins and Joe Sinclair completed the event together with both runners exceeding the 26.2 mile minimum requirement for completion.  This was Joe's first Boone ultra marathon as he completed 31.2 miles in the Boone Marathon Series event.   A big  thank you to Matt for his dedication to the BMS series and encouragement to all runners who participate.  

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Ridge to Bridge Marathon-10.22.11
October 22, 2011

 
On October 22, 2011, Joe Sinclair and Brent Roach ran the mountainous Ridge To Bridge Marathon which started in freezing temperatures atop the Appalachian Mountain range.  Running down logging roads with loose gravel and ruts, both runners used caution due to footing concerns.  Last year, Joe took a bloody fall on this course by tripping over a sharp rock.  Both runners finished in slightly over five hours and finished in good shape.  Joe won the secong place award for his age division.    

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Marathon Maniacs - As a member of the Marathon Maniacs world-wide organization which is composed of over 4,300 marathoners from over 33 countries, Joe Sinclair currently ranks 18th overall in total number of completed marathons in 2011. His multi-year total number of 77 marathons ranks him in the top ten percent of all marathon runners.

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BMS October Marathon
October 15, 2011

 

On October 15, 2011, Joe Sinclair achieved a major personal fitness goal by finishing his 40th full marathon in one year.  Running the BMS October Marathon in winds at times exceeding 35 miles per hour, Joe completed his 17th marathon in the last 15 weeks in a time of 5 hours and 40 minutes.  Running step by step with Donna Thackwray, Dennis Kuhn, and Bobby Cordell, all runners finished in good health in the very windy conditions.  Joe and Bobby rank as the top two contenders for the BMS Hall Of Fame Awards as both closed in on the one thousand mile running requirement for entry into the select field.  Joe has now completed over 900 BMS marathon running miles, while Bobby is over 800 in his quest for the 1000 mile requirement.   The two marathoners along with Daniel Lieb have had their bib numbers retired which highlights their running accomplishments by running over 500 miles in the BMS Series.   During the last twelve months, Joe has completed three marathons in three days, two marathons in two days, three ultra marathons, and three of the toughest 26.2 mile marathons in the Eastern United States.   His accomplishments have been recognized on the front page of The Statesville Record and Landmark and his interview has been watched by many on YouTube.  In addition, he has written many articles for Running Journal and has conducted fitness workshops for school systems throughout Northwestern North Carolina.

 

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New River 50k Race
October 8, 2011

 
On October 8, 2011, Joe Sinclair successfully completed the New River 50k race in Fries, Virginia.  He finished this race the same week that he completed the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon in Wisconsin.  Running at a slower pace than earlier in the week, Joe also helped encourage and coach some first-time ultra marathon runners who were struggling late in the race.  With a strict cutoff time of 7 hours, Joe finished in 6 hours and 37 minutes.  He received some motivation at mile 30 by almost stepping on a snake stretched just in front of his running shoes.  This was his third ultra marathon this year and 76th marathon and ultra marathon event.   

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Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon 10.4.11

 
On October 2, 2011, Joe Sinclair completed his third straight Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon with his fastest finishing time of the three events, crossing the finish line in 4 hours and 44 minutes.  Out of 3,050 registered runners, he finished in the middle of the pack.  Starting out on a cool sunny day, the temperatures warmed into the 60's by finishing time.  Thousands of spectators lined the race route in support of the marathoners.  This was Joe's 60th successful marathon or ultra marathon finish since January, 2010.  Click for additional information.  

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Dr. Sinclair presents for Western Region Fall Leadership Conference
"Fitness Tips to Improve Your Life"

September 27, 2011

 

 Dr. Joe Sinclair was a guest speaker at the 2011 Western Region Fall Leadership Conference in Asheville, NC on September 27, 2011. Dr. Sinclair along with Gladys Wiles, a fellow educator and distance runner, shared fitness tips and ways to de-stress with those attending. Dr. Sinclair answered a variety of questions, offered nutrition advice, and covered proper attire and equipment needs for anyone interested in creating a plan for personal fitness. Dr. Sinclair has completed 40 marathons in one year, a human endurance achievement that has been successfully accomplished by only a select few.

 

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"Too Slow for Boston" Marathon - BMS
September 25, 2011

 

The "Too Slow For Boston Marathon" which was held during the weekend of September 25, 2011 as part of the BMS Series, produced a first time marathon finisher with a respectable time.  Running at a steady pace in rather humid, warm conditions, Beth Carter achieved her goal of finishing the 26.2 mile event in good health.  Accompanied by veteran marathoner Joe Sinclair, she finished in 5 hours and 36 minutes.  This was Joe's 39th marathon within the last twelve months.
 

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Double Marathons in 2 days!
Run for the Red Marathon - Valley Crucis
Run for the Green - BMS
September 17 & 18, 2011
 

On September 17, 2011, Joe Sinclair along with 31 other runners successfully completed the extreme marathon called Run For The Red in Valle Crucis.  The first seven miles included a 2,000 foot climb over winding steep uphill roads and mile 24 was even steeper in grade.  He was the only male runner 60 and over that attempted the extreme event, and had a finishing time of 5 hours and 28 minutes.  On September 18th, Joe ran the Run For The Green Marathon in Boone and beat his previous day's finishing time by nine minutes.  However, this 26.2 mile event was not nearly as difficult as the Valle Crucis event.  Daniel Lieb and Joe Sinclair were the only two runners who successfully completed both marathons in two days.  This was Joe's 14th completed marathon in the last 12 weeks and his 30th since January.

 

 

 

 

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Fall Classic Marathon - BMS
September 10, 2011

 

On September 10, 2011, Joe Sinclair completed his 38th marathon within twelve months, earning him a rare seventh star in the world-wide Marathon Maniacs ranking system, and also keeping him in twenty fifth place among over 4,200 marathoners  from 33 countries in marathons completed in 2011.  This was also his eleventh complete marathon in the last ten weeks.  Joe ran with  ultra runner Bobby Cordell who was recovering from a leg injury.  The Boone event was held in cooler, less humid conditions with both runners finishing in 4 hours and 56 minutes.   Other distance runners and racewalkers joined Bobby and Joe  as each successfully ran and walked various distances during the cool morning weather.

 

 

 

 

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PBR GUINNESS CHALLENGE
September 3, 2011

On September 3, 2011, Joe Sinclair completed his 70th marathon and 37th  in the last twelve months.   Moving to 21st place out of over 4,200 marathon runners from 33 countries in the world-wide Marathon Maniac Rankings for 2011, he also entered the top ten percent of all lifetime marathon finishers.  Running with Matt Jenkins, Daniel Lieb, Bobby Cordell and several other distance runners, the marathoners once again endured unseasonably hot and humid temperatures in Boone.  All runners slowed their pace to allow for the heat and humidity on the course.  This was also Joe's tenth completed marathon in the last nine weeks. 

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Hurricane Irene Marathon
August 27, 2011

 

Running the Hurricane Irene Marathon, an event originally scheduled as the Late Summer Marathon, Joe Sinclair completed his 9th marathon in 8 weeks.  The name change was due to the historic storm event of this day along the east coast and was run in windy, but decent weather.  Bobby Cordell and Matt Jenkins ran with Joe.  Other marathoners, including Daniel Lieb, also participated in the event.  Bobby completed 38 miles, while Matt ran the entire event barefooted. 

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Mountain Challenge Marathon
August 20, 2011

On August 20, 2011, Bobby Cordell and Joe Sinclair ran the 26.2 mile Mountain Challenge Marathon together in humid and warm weather conditions.  Although temperatures were in the low 80's at the finish, it was not as bad as several previous marathons over the past few weeks.  This was the 25th marathon this year for Joe and his 65th marathon since turning 62 years old.  Bobby used this marathon in preparation for his Hinson Lake Ultra Marathon in which he hopes to run over 120 miles in one day.  Although the course was filled with other runners, Bobby and Joe ran the entire course together.

 

 

August Anguish Marathon
August 13, 2011

On August 13, 2011, continuing heat and high humidity greeted the marathon runners for the 26.2 mile and ultra running events held in Boone.   One of the top ranked runners in America, Annette Bednosky, joined a number of other runners including Matt Jenkins, Bobby Cordell, and Joe Sinclair for the successful event.   Each runner used the advertised event to prepare for upcoming distance events.  Annette will represent the United States in the world 100k races this fall, Matt ran over 20 miles barefooted in preparation for future distance events, Bobby is preparing for the 24 hour Hinson Lake and his attempt to run over 100 miles, and Joe is preparing to actually increase his torrid marathon pace by increasing his ultra marathons over the next five months and beating his total 2010 marathon record which ranked 40th in the world.  Other runners participated but di not complete the distances that the four distance runners achieved. 

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Summer Heat Marathon
July 30, 2011

Enduring record breaking heat in North Carolina, Joe Sinclair and Gladys Lippard successfully completed the Summer Heat Marathon in Boone on July 30, 2011.  Both runners finished in 5 hours 35 minutes and drank numerous bottles of water and Gatorade during the race.  With a heat index in the mid 90's, all runners slowed their pace in order to finish.  Bobby Cordell and Daniel Lieb also finished in 4 hours 37 minutes.  This was Joe's sixth complete marathon in the month of July and the third complete marathon for Gladys in six weeks.

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Joe Sinclair Presents Fitness Seminar
for Ashe County administrators
July 27, 2011

 

On July 27, Dr. Joe Sinclair met with local school administrators and central office staff from Ashe County Schools and presented a personal fitness and stress management program. Assisted by Carla Leslie and Gladys Lippard, Dr. Sinclair shared ideas about balancing one’s personal and professional life. Asking for audience participation, administrators shared their secrets about coping with stress, eating healthy, and improving their fitness levels. Dr. Sinclair displayed various equipment and supplies which are helpful in developing a walking/running program. Each participant was provided a personal pedometer and challenged to walk or run at least ten thousand steps each day. Dr. Travis Reeves announced that a contest would begin keeping track of those who have accumulated the most walking/running steps. Outside walking demonstrations featured the use of the pedometer.

 

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HIGH COUNTRY MARATHON
July 23, 2011

 

On July 23, 2011, Joe Sinclair completed his 36th marathon in 12 months by completing the very hot and humid High Country Marathon in Boone.  Running with Bobby Cordell (who completed 70 miles and saw a bear), Richard McNeil, and Brent Roach, all marathoners slowed their paces and basically survived the 26 mile challenge.

 

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Jelly Legs Marathon
July 11, 2011

 
On July 11, 2011, Daniel Lieb, Rick Rayman, Daryl Hallmark, and Joe Sinclair completed the Jelly Leg Marathon in Boone, completing three marathons in three days for the veteran runners.  Joined by a number of other runners, the four men overcame heat and humidity in addition to very tired legs in order to successfully complete their goal.
 

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Highlanders Marathon
BMS Marathon Series - July 10, 2011

On July 10, 2011, Joe Sinclair and Daniel Lieb attempted to complete a second marathon in two days, running the Highlanders Marathon in Boone.  Joining a number of others throughout the United States and Canada, these marathoners both accomplished their goal and survived the continuous heat and humidity. 

 

 

GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN MARATHON 7.9.11
July 9, 2011
 

On July 9, 2011, Silvana Temblador, Gladys Lippard, Richard McNeil, and Shane Hamby ran the tough Grandfather Mountain Marathon.  475 runners registered for the event which was held on a very warm, humid day.  All runners finished between 5 hours 10 minutes and 6 hours  2 minutes.  This was the first Grandfather Mountain Marathon for Richard, Shane, and Gladys.  Silvana completed her third, while Joe finished his fourth event. 

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Congratulations to these dedicated long distance endurance athletes!!

INCREDIBLE TRIPLE MARATHON ACCOMPLISHMENTS
3 Marathons in 3 Days!


Pictured left to right are Daniel Lieb, Rick Rayman, Daryl Hallmark, and Joe Sinclair

Daniel Lieb, Rick Rayman, Daryl Hallmark and Joe Sinclair began their marathon goal by successfully finishing the rugged Grandfather Mountain Marathon on July 9, 2011. This race is recognized as one of the toughest marathons in Eastern America. The following day, the four veteran runners completed the Flatlanders Marathon. Seeking to accomplish a physical endurance goal that very few marathoners have ever attained, the four determined runners battled heat and high humidity to successfully complete their third 26.2 mile marathon in three days, finishing the Jelly Leg Marathon on July 11, 2011.

 

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Boone Marathon Series
BMS WOOGIE MARATHON WITH HIGH HEAT AND HUMIDITY

Congratulations!!

June 11, 2011 - BMS Marathon runners completed their 26.2 mile run while struggling to complete their goals due to challenging weather conditions.  Tres McNeil, Richard McNeil, and Joe Sinclair finished the entire course, while Derek Moose completed 18 miles.  With the heat and humidity, all runners were struggling by the ten mile mark and successfully completed the race by continuously drinking fluids throughout the race.  This was the fourth complete marathon for Tres, tenth for Richard, and sixtieth for Joe.  Matt Jenkins, Bobby Cordell and Daniel Lieb competed in the Boogie Marathon and Ultra Marathon held later in the day at Ellerbe.

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BOONE MARATHON SERIES
48 HOUR RACE

 

 

June 4th, 2011 -- Joe Sinclair and Bobby Cordell ran together for 24 miles on Saturday, while completing their 26.2 mile marathon event.  Starting with temperatures in the mid-50's and finishing with temperatures in the mid 80's, both runners paced themselves to sub five hour finishes.  Bobby finished in 4 hours 51 minutes and Joe finished in 4 hours and 59 minutes.  This was the sixteenth complete marathon for Joe since early January.

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Charlotte Memorial Marathon
May 28, 2011

Congratulations!!

Running the Memorial Marathon in Charlotte on May 28, 2011 runners experienced hot, humid, muggy conditions as they successfully completed the 26.2 mile course.  Daniel Lieb, Richard McNeil, Tres McNeil, and Derek Moose joined Joe Sinclair in finishing the race without injury.   The five runners alternated running together and maintained adequate liquid and fuel supplies to go the distance.

Outstanding high school distance runners from Catawba County, Tres McNeil and Derek Moose successfully finished the Charlotte Memorial Marathon

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BMS Mountain Marathon
May 14, 2011

 

On May 14, 2011, Joe Sinclair successfully completed his sixth marathon in seven weeks by finishing the Mountain Marathon in four hours and forty nine minutes, his best time ever for the BMS course.  Running with Richard McNeil who also posted a four hour, forty nine minute finishing time and his son, Tres, who finished in three hours and fifty four minutes, the runners maintained a steady running speed throughout the cloudy, humid, and somewhat rainy day.  This was Richard's eighth completed marathon and the third for Tres, an outstanding high school runner.  This was Joe's forty second complete marathon since January, 2010.

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New River Marathon

 

May 7, 2011 - The first ever New River Marathon was held in beautiful Ashe County under sunny and clear weather conditions.  Travis Reeves completed the half marathon race in 2 hours and 13 minutes, while Beth Carter completed her 13.1 mile run in 2 hours and 42 minutes.  Leslie Reeves, wife of Travis, completed the 5k race in 29 minutes.   Gladys Lippard successfully completed the full marathon in 5 hours and 8 minutes, while Joe Sinclair finished in 4 hours and 58 minutes.  Daniel Lieb completed the full marathon in 4 hours and 40 minutes.  The event was held along the beautiful New River and was very challenging with some steep mountain climbs as part of the course.   Hundreds of runners enjoyed the excellent weather conditions and testing their physical endurance skills in these events.

 

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BOONE MARATHON SERIES
GOOD FRIDAY MARATHON

 
April 23, 2011 - On a cool, very wet day, the BMS Marathon events resumed in 2011 with a small group of dedicated distance runners tackling steady rain and ponding water throughout the event.  Gladys Lippard, Richard McNeil, Matt Jenkins, Bobby Cordell and Joe Sinclair all finished the full 26.2 mile course in good shape.  Beth Carter also completed a 25k run which was her longest run ever.  This was the seventh full marathon completed for Richard and Gladys, while Joe completed his fifty fifth marathon event.  Matt resumed his distance running after his legendary run across North Carolina last year.   

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TOUGHEST MARATHON IN AMERICA PROVES TRUE!!!
Blue Ridge Marathon

 
On April 16, 2011, Daniel Lieb, Richard McNeil, and Joe Sinclair conquered the National Collegiate Blue Ridge Marathon in Roanoke, Virginia.  Running in heavy rain throughout the morning and finishing in 60 mile per hour winds and a terrible electrical storm, the three runners claimed success even with flash flooding, electronic clock shutdowns due to lightning,  with one runner suffering a heart attack.  Daniel finished in 4 hours 59 minutes, Richard in 5 hours 10 minutes, and Joe in 5 hours 16 minutes.  Running up and down over 7200 feet of rough terrain and climbing three different mountains, each runner paced himself, with Richard and Joe running together for the first 24 miles.   Skies brightened later in the afternoon after the very challenging marathon.

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TWO MARATHONS IN LESS THAN A WEEK
Kings Mountain Marathon/Knoxville Marathon

 
On April 9, 2011 Joe Sinclair, Silvana Temblador and Daniel Lieb successfully finished the rugged Kings Mountain Marathon under hot, humid conditions.  Held in South Carolina, temperatures rose to the 80 degree mark with high humidity during the race.  Joe and Silvana both beat their 2010 finishing times, with Silvana finishing in 4 hours 57 minutes, while Daniel and Joe finished together in 5 hours 13 minutes.  Daniel had just completed his first 100 mile race the week before, while Joe had completed the Knoxville Marathon earlier that week.  This was the first 2011 marathon where heat and humidity became a factor for all runners.  Joe and Daniel now plan to compete in the Roanoke Blue Ridge Marathon on April 16th.  This is the toughest marathon in America totally run on asphalt.
 

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RUGGED KNOXVILLE MARATHON

 

On April 3, 2011, 850 runners attempted the very hilly and warm Knoxville Marathon in Eastern Tennessee.  With steep hills surrounding the Tennessee River, marathoners were challenged with climbing steep grades with rising temperatures throughout the morning.  Joe Sinclair posted one of the best finishing times for any runner his age and older with a clock time of 4 hours 42 minutes.  This was his ninth marathon in 2011 and 34th marathon since March, 2010.

Out of 850 runners, Joe finished 5th in his age division! Congratulations!!

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Wrightsville Beach Marathon
March 20, 2011

On March 20th, 1,800 half marathoners and 600 marathoners ran the second annual Wrightsville Beach Marathon in windy, cool conditions.  Starting at 6:30 in dark surroundings, Joe Sinclair and Silvana Temblador both completed the 26.2 mile event with some of their fastest times to date.  Silvana finished with a clock time of 4 hours 34 minutes and Joe finished with a clock time of 4 hours 28 minutes.   Chip times produced times somewhat faster than the clock times. 

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Ellerbe Marathon
February 19, 2011

TOUGH ELLERBE MARATHON PRODUCES POSITIVE RESULTS

 

 

On March 12, 2011, Joe Sinclair successfully completed his fifth Ellerbe Springs Marathon, beating his previous best time by over 13 minutes.  Starting in temperatures in the upper 20's and finishing with temperatures in the low 70's, he finished with a time of 4 hours and 43 minutes.  This was his 33rd marathon since last March, and is also noted that Ellerbe is one of the toughest, most challenging 26 mile events in North Carolina.  Joe ran part of the hilly, rugged course with Daniel Lieb, the number one ranked marathon runner from North Carolina in 2010.  Daniel beat his last year's time by over ten minutes, finishing in 4 hours and 33 minutes.

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Myrtle Beach Marathon
February 19, 2011

HEAT CHALLENGES 3,000 MYRTLE BEACH MARATHONERS

 

 

An unexpected heat wave challenged 3,000 Myrtle Beach Marathon runners on February 19, 2011,  as temperatures soared into the low seventies for many finishers with moderate winds throughout the race.  Joe Sinclair established his personal  best time with a finish of four hours and twenty-five minutes.  This was his 32nd marathon in eleven months.   He ran with Silvana Temblador, Tres McNeil and his father, Richard, Tony Morovsky, and Shane Hamby. 

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February FAM Marathon
February 5, 2011

MARATHONERS OVERCOME FLOODING AND COLD TEMPERATURES

On February 5, 2011, Tres McNeil successfully completed his first ever marathon in four hours and twenty eight minutes finishing tops among the finishing runners.  The sixteen year old track star from Catawba County ran with his father, Richard McNeil (4:51), Daniel Lieb (4:51), Joe Sinclair (4:54), Shane Hamby (5:58) and Tony Mirovsky (5:58).   The February FAM 26.2 mile marathon event encountered severe flooding which forced runners into icy waters in order to complete their mission.  With temperatures in the mid 30's, the icy waters, cold temperatures, and increasing winds toward the finish proved to be a real challenge for all runners. 

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Charlotte FAM 26.2
January 8, 2011

 

FRIGID WEATHER GREETS MARATHONERS

Running his fourth marathon in four weeks, Joe was greeted by subfreezing temperatures while battling a respiratory problem, but ran steady enough to finish in four hours and fifty-two minutes at the Charlotte FAM 26.2 miler on January 22, 2011.  Running with Daniel Lieb and son Stephen for part of the course, Joe was startled by two reindeer that were only a few feet from him.  This was his thirty first marathon in less than a year.

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RUNNERS COMPETE IN FIRST CHARLESTON MARATHON
January 15, 2010

The Charleston Marathon was held on January 15, 2011 with several thousand participants from coast to coast.  Joe Sinclair and Silvana Temblador crossed the finish line in four hours and thirty-five minutes which was among the best times ever for each marathoner.  Starting in downtown Charleston and running to North Charleston, the runners encountered very rough roads, including brick and gravel along the route.   Since January 1st, Joe has completed two ultra marathoners in addition to the 26.2 mile Charleston.  This was Silvana's first marathon this year after completing twenty-two last year.

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Salem Lake Frosty 50k
January 8, 2011

BRUTAL ULTRA MARATHON PRODUCES POSITIVE RESULTS

The Salem Lake Frosty 50K Ultra Marathon certainly lived up to it's name on January 8, 2011.  The 32 mile event provided sub freezing temperatures, a snow storm that covered the running trail, four trips into an icy creek with water over ankles and feet, plus very high winds causing falling tree limbs onto the running trails.  Joe improved his time by seven minutes over his ultra the week before by posting a finishing time of 6 hour and 33 minutes.  This was his 30th complete marathon in less than a year and second ultra marathon in eight days. 

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FREEDOM PARK ULTRA BRINGS IN 2011
January 2, 2011

On new year's weekend, Joe Sinclair successfully ran in the Freedom Park Ultra Marathon in Morganton.  Running in snowy terrain and starting temperatures at 28 degrees, he completed 32 miles in six hours and forty minutes.  The event was well organized by David and Rhonda Lee who are top notch directors and excellent marathon runners.  Joe also had the pleasure of witnessing a new world record which was set by an eighty two year old runner for running the fastest marathon in history (5 hours 54 minutes for 26 miles) for anyone over the age of eighty.  For Joe, this was his second ultra marathon in five weeks and also includes the Charlotte Marathon within that time frame.  This was also his twenty ninth full marathon or greater within the last year.

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FIFTY full marathons completed in 2010 !

CHARLOTTE THUNDER ROAD MARATHON BRINGS NEW RECORDS
4 hour, 30 minute finishes in Frigid Weather!

December 11, 2010

 

Joe Sinclair and Silvana Temblador successfully completed the cold, hilly Charlotte Thunder Road Marathon on December 11th with several personal new records.  Together, they accomplished their team goal of completing FIFTY full marathons  in 2010.  Individually, Joe broke his previous fastest finish time by seven minutes, crossing the finish line in four hours and thirty minutes.  He was also the third fastest finisher of any runner his age or older in the entire event.  Silvana broke her previous best finishing time by five minutes, crossing the finish line in four hours and thirty two minutes.  There were over one thousand runners in this well organized event.

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DERBY ULTRA MARATHON 1.27.10
ULTRAMARATHONERS ACHIEVE PERSONAL BEST FINISHES
November  27, 2010

Running their fifth ultramarathon, Joe Sinclair and Silvana Temblador broke their previous best finishing time by eighteen minutes by successfully completing the Derby 50k on November 27, 2010.  They completed the 31.5 mile race in five hours and fifty eight minutes, running in a cool, sunny climate.  This was Joe's 27th race of at least 26.2 miles or greater this year and Silvana's 21st  successful event.   The runners were also joined by Joe Eaton from Wilkesboro who ran his very first ultra marathon in well under five hours and twenty-nine minutes.  This was his first competitive long distance race beyond the half marathon events.   All runners finished in very good condition and excited about their completed goals.

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MARATHONERS SET NEW PERSONAL RECORDS AT RICHMOND MARATHON

 

 

November 13, 2010 - Joe Sinclair and Silvana Temblador joined over sixteen thousand runners and  successfully completed the Richmond Suncoast Marathon.  Both runners set new personal best times, finishing together in four hours and thirty seven minutes.  The weather was cool and sunny at the start, but warmed into the mid sixties at noon. 

 

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Ridge to Bridge Marathon 10.30.10

The October 30th Ridge To Bridge Marathon was held on a cool, sunny day in the mountains of North Carolina.  The expanded group of marathon friends participating in the race included Brent Roach (4:40 finishing time), Silvana Temblador (4:39), Richard McNeil (4:32), Shane Hamby (4:59), Tony Mirovsky (5:21), Daniel Lieb (4:20) and Joe Sinclair (4:51).    All runners finished strong and with above average times on this rugged course.

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GREAT WEATHER FOR AUTUMN LEAVES MARATHON

Running his sixth marathon in the last seven weeks, Joe Sinclair ran with barefoot legend Matt Jenkins, ultra runner Bobby Cordell, and the number one ranked marathon endurance runner in North Carolina, Daniel Lieb.  Beautiful Boone weather and unusually warm conditions made for a rather pleasant day for all marathoners.  Joe finished with a time of five hours, twelve minutes and completed his 27th full marathon within the last year.   This finish maintained his ranking among the top forty endurance runners in the world for 2010.

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OCTOBER MARATHON BRINGS COOLER TEMPERATURES
Boone Marathon Series
October 16, 2010

 

     
October 16, 2010
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 Annette Bednosky, Gladys Lippard, Richard McNeil, Bobby Cordell, and Joe Sinclair all completed at least 26.2 miles on a cool, windy Saturday, October 16th.  Brent Roach completed 13.1 miles and Shane Hamby completed 11.25 miles in the event.  Annette Bednosky actually completed 37.5 miles for the day which met her expectations for the world-class ultra runner.  Gladys Lippard had her second best time and Richard McNeil posted his highest finish by eight minutes.  All runners finished in excellent condition.

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MILWAUKEE LAKEFRONT MARATHON
Sinclair Posts Personal Best Time

      
October 3, 2010
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 Running his fourth complete 26.2 mile marathon in four weeks, Joe Sinclair achieved his all-time personal best marathon finish with a time of four hours and forty six minutes in the Milwaukee Lakefront event.  Weather conditions included cool temperatures, wind from the north and a few rain showers during the race.   This was his 26th completed marathon within the last year and 22nd since January 2010. 

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MARATHONERS FINISH 28 MILES IN RECORD HEAT!
HINSON LAKE ULTRA-MARATHON

 

      
September 25, 2010
- Joe Sinclair, Silvana Temblador, and Gladys Lippard finished the Hinson Lake Ultra Marathon event on September 25th in temperatures reaching the upper 90's and a heat index over 100 degrees.  Their finishing time was 6 hours 29 minutes and during the race, they consumed over 30 bottles of water and sports drinks to endure the record heat.  220 marathoners entered the event in Rockingham, North Carolina. 

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RUN FOR THE GREEN MARATHON ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Boone Marathon Series
September 19, 2010

 

     
September 19, 2010
- Joe Sinclair and legendary barefoot runner Matt Jenkins ran together from start to finish at the BMS marathon event.  Running in near record heat for the area, Joe completed his twentieth full marathon since January and thirtieth since January, 2009, while Matt continued his incredible goal of completing fifty marathons in fifty days.  Both runners finished in excellent condition with a time of 5 hours 34 minutes. 

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Boone Marathon Series
 9-11 MEMORIAL MARATHON

 

September 11, 2010 -  Joe Sinclair, Silvana Temblador, and Gladys Lippard successfully completed the 26.2 mile race under unusual weather conditions.  Running in a steady rain from start to finish and sloshing through ponding water throughout the race, all three runners finished together with a completion time of 5 hours and 23 minutes.  This was the first marathon this year for Gladys, after completing three marathons last year.  Joe and Silvana continued their torrid 2010 pace by completing their combined total of 36 marathons in less than nine months.  

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MARATHONERS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE ANOTHER 26.2 MILE RACE
August 14, 2010

 

August 14, 2010 - Running with barefoot legend Matt Jenkins and several other notable distance runners on August 14, 2010, Joe Sinclair and Silvana Temblador successfully completed their fifth full marathon in thirty-five days and combined total of 34 in 7 months.  The Boone Marathon Series event  was well supported and featured one distance runner who was running over 100 miles in less than 24 hours.  Faced with the challenge of extremely tired bodies, both runners finished in 5 hours and 49 minutes.  Fortunately, both runners avoided the problems from the previous week's Wild Hare Marathon.  The hot and humid conditions continued to prove very challenging for all runners.

   
   

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WILD HARE MARATHON
BLOODY FALL LEADS TO MARATHON COACHING SUCCESS

 

August 7, 2010 - Bleeding from his face, hand, leg, and shoulder, due to a hard fall on rocks at mile 19,  Joe Sinclair tried to turn a marathon disappointment into a coaching success for a first time marathon runner who was about to give up at mile 20.  Continuing his run while trying to stop the bleeding, Joe helped the new marathoner  to successfully  complete 26.2 miles by running with him and encouraging him the remainder of the race.  Silvana Temblador also was very helpful and helping to medically treat Joe and to encourage the new runner.  She finished in 5:35 while Joe and his new marathoner, Tony, finished in 5:47.  The Wild Hare Marathon is a rugged course which begins in the Appalachian Mountains and ends North of Lenoir.  The August 7, 2010 event was Joe's seventeenth and Silvana's fifteenth since January of this year. 

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BOONE MARATHON SERIES
30 MARATHONS IN 7 MONTHS

 

July 31, 2010 - Joe Sinclair and Silvana Temblador accomplished one of their goals on July 31st by completing the BMS Marathon in a driving rainstorm with a time of 5 hours 11 minutes.  Trading the heat for the rain was a welcome relief and was enjoyed by all who participated.  Joe's 16 marathons and Silvana's 14 marathons combined to give them a total that they were trying to achieve. 

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Boone Marathon Series - July 24, 2010

 

On July 24, 2010, Joe Sinclair and Silvana Temblador successfully completed their hottest marathon to date with temperatures in the low 90's as they crossed the finish line in five hours and twenty-six minutes.  Downing twelve containers of water and six Gatorades during the race, the runners finished in good health as they continued their amazing marathon finishes since January.  In the last seven months, the two runners combined have completed twenty eight full and ultra marathons.   

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Grandfather Mountain Marathon 2010

 

On July 10, 2010, Joe Sinclair and Silvana Temblador posted their best Grandfather Mountain Marathon  finishing time in three years while enduring hot, humid weather conditions.  Both runners finished in five hours and fifteen minutes, beating their previous best times by eleven minutes.  This marathon was Joe's fourteenth completed marathon since January and Silvana's twelfth marathon this year.  Since last July, Joe has completed twenty one full marathons and ultra marathons.    

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Boone Marathon Series
GHOST OF BMS MARATHON

  June 19, 2010 - Joe Sinclair and Silvana Temblador continued their torrid "Marathon Maniac"  pace of 26.2 mile completions by conquering "The Ghosts Of BMS Marathon" in Boone, North Carolina.  Once again, record-breaking heat didn't prevent the pair from running the entire 26.2 mile course in five hours and twenty five minutes.  Both marathoners rank among the top one hundred marathoners in the world in completed marathons for 2010, with Joe ranking third among all North Carolina marathoners of all ages and Silvana ranking fourth overall and first among female runners. 

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BLACK MOUNTAIN MONSTER MAULS MARATHONERS!

June 5, 2010 - Joe Sinclair and Silvana Temblador ran one of the hottest, toughest, challenging 27 mile races imaginable for North Carolina.  Carved out of dense mountain woodlands, the monster marathon plus was run over rocky, hilly narrow paths in temperature heat indexes approaching 90 degrees at the beginning of the race, and extending into the 90's during their afternoon race.  Both runners successfully finished the race in a conservative time of over six hours, due to the extreme heat and mountainous terrain.  This was Joe's tenth successful marathon in eleven weeks and Silvana's eighth successful marathon in eleven weeks.  Both runners plan to take the next week away from competitive races and let their bodies recover!

 

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MEMORIAL DAY MARATHON

  May 29, 2010 - Joe Sinclair and Silvana Temblador completed the Charlotte Memorial Marathon in very humid conditions.  Battling swampy, muddy, and very uncomfortable conditions, both runners slowed their pace to finish the 26.2 mile event.  Silvana finished in 5 hours 25 minutes and Joe finished in 5 hours 34 minutes.  This was Silvana's second marathon in two weeks and Joe's ninth marathon in ten weeks.  Both runners now rank in the top one hundred marathoners worldwide in 2010 marathons completed successfully.

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STRONG FINISHES IN BOONE SPRING MARATHON

 

May 22, 2010 - Joe Sinclair and Silvana Temblador continued their growing number of successful marathons in the Boone Marathon Series, with both finishing the Boone Spring Marathon in 4 hours and 56 minutes.  This was their best time of any BMS event this year.  The marathon produced the largest number of runners since the very first event in January.  The weather conditions allowed for all types of running conditions--humidity, sun, clouds, and ending in a driving rainstorm.  Both runners ran their fastest times over the last three miles of the event. 

 

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CHARLOTTE INAUGURAL MARATHON
MARATHONERS BATTLE EXTREME HEAT FOR SUCCESSFUL FINISH
May 15, 2010

May 15, 2010 - Joe Sinclair and his running partner Daniel Lieb battled a heat index into the mid 90's and an actual temperature of 89 degrees to finish the 26.2 mile Inaugural Marathon for the Charlotte Marathon Series on May 15, 2010.  Daniel finished with a time of 5 hours 16 minutes, while Joe's finishing time was 5 hours 20 minutes.  This was Joe's ninth complete marathon since January and his sixteenth since last July. 

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Boone Marathon Series
MAY MARATHON CHALLENGES RUNNERS
May 1, 2010

May 1, 2010 - The weather turned very warm and humid for the Boone Marathon Series May 1st event.  Joe Sinclair and Silvana Temblador paced with each other to successfully finish the 26.2 mile race, with Joe finishing in 5 hours 14 minutes and Silvana finishing in 5 hours 15 minutes.  This was Joe's eighth marathon since January and fifteenth since last July.  Silvana completed her seventh marathon since January and twelfth since last July.

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FIVE MARATHONS IN FIVE WEEKS
Carolina Double Marathon
April 18, 2010

April 18, 2010 -  The Carolina Double Marathon in Boone attracted a select group of veteran marathon runners who had each completed at least two full marathons in the previous two weeks prior to the event.  Joe Sinclair ran from start to finish with Daniel Lieb, the number two ranked marathon runner in North Carolina, according to the Marathon Maniacs statistics.   Race Director Matt Jenkins and Larry Macon,  who holds the Guinness Book of World Records for all-time completed marathons (over 600), also ran with Sinclair.   With Joe completing  his fifth full 26.2 mile marathon in 37 days, he and Daniel each tied for first place overall among the select group of marathoners who were all battling fatigue and soreness from their extreme fitness challenges.  His five hour eleven minute finish was four minutes faster than his previous marathon completed in South Carolina on April 10th.   This was Joe's fourteenth completed marathon and ultra marathon since July, 2009.   Additionally,  he has completed twenty one races of at least 26.2 miles since March, 2008.

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Kings & Queens Marathon, South Carolina
FOUR SUCCESSFUL MARATHONS IN LESS THAN A MONTH

Joe Sinclair and Silvana Temblador continued their insane human endurance challenge by successfully completing the rugged and hilly Kings and Queens Marathon near Clover, South Carolina.  The 26.2 mile marathon was run on dirt and asphalt roads in the Kings Mountain Forest.  A small group of Marathon Maniacs from ten different states competed with Joe and Silvana, with Joe finishing fourth overall in the men's division and Silvana finishing second overall in the female division with identical times of 5 hours and 15 minutes.  Joe and Silvana have each run 105 miles in 20 hours in four marathons over the last 29 days.  Out of 2,405 Marathon Maniacs ranked in 20 countries worldwide, Joe and Silvana rank 80th and 81st.   Both runners finished strong and in good physical condition.

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Kings Mountain Marathon
April 10, 2010

 

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Boone Marathon Series
3 SUCCESSFUL MARATHONS IN 21 DAYS

 
April 4, 2010 - The physical endurance challenge continued on with Joe Sinclair and Silvana Temblador successfully defending their Boone Marathon Series records for the mountain event.  Joe improved by 26 minutes on his Grand Masters Record with a finishing time of 5 hours and 3 minutes.  Silvana also improved her time by 26 minutes with an identical finishing time of 5 hours and 3 minutes, which is the top female record for the event.  Both runners have completed five marathons and ultra marathons since January of this year, ranking them in the top five percent of 2400 marathon maniacs in 20 countries throughout the world.  Note: Joe Sinclair ran two  26.2 mile marathons successfully in one week--over 52 miles of running in less than ten hours--the second marathon was run faster than the first --a test of human endurance and determination!! Congratulations Joe on your amazing achievements!!  

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North Carolina Marathon - DISTANCE RUNNERS ACHIEVE GOALS

March 20, 2010 - The North Carolina Marathon and Half Marathon were held in High Point under beautiful, sunny skies.  Deryn and Darrell Cass successfully completed their very first half marathon event with very respectable finishing times.  Deryn finished her 13.1 mile race in two hours and twenty three minutes, while Darrell beat the two hour mark with a finishing time of one hour and fifty nine minutes.  Both runners had prepared well for this event and met their goals.   Joe Sinclair and Silvana Temblador continued their human endurance fitness challenge by successfully completing their second 26.2 mile marathon in one week.  Both runners finished in four hours and fifty five minutes.  For Joe, this was forty minutes faster than last year and five minutes faster than last week's marathon.  Silvana beat her last year's time by six minutes and ran fourteen minutes faster than the Ellerbe Marathon last week.   This was Joe's thirteenth completed marathon in less than a year and Silvana has completed eleven in less than a year.  

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TOUGH ELLERBE MARATHON PRODUCES POSITIVE RESULTS
March 13, 2010

 

 

March 13, 2010 - With personal goals in mind and determination to complete a very tough marathon, Joe Sinclair and Silvana Temblador successfully completed the Ellerbe Springs Marathon. Under humid, windy, and sunny conditions with temperatures in the upper 60's, Silvana placed second in her age division with a finishing time of 5:09, after finishing third last year.  Joe beat his time from last year by one hour and five minutes by crossing the finishing line in a flat five hour time (5:00).  The very hilly, rural course proved a real challenge to 150 marathoners from all across America. 

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MARATHONERS COMPLETE SECOND FRIGID MARATHON IN 15 DAYS
January 23, 2010

 
Joe Sinclair and Silvana Temblador successfully completed their second icy marathon in Boone on January 23, 2010.  Running in the very first Boone Marathon Series 1-2-3, both runners finished in 5 hours and 29 minutes while competing with freezing and icy conditions.  Although others attempted to run the 26.2 mile event, only five runners completed the course. 

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ULTRA MARATHONERS OVERCOME BRUTAL ARCTIC BLAST!
January 9, 2010

 

Joe Sinclair, Silvana Temblador, and Michelle Hepler challenged each other to successfully run over 31 miles in extreme arctic cold.  With temperatures hovering near 12 degrees and the wind chill near zero, the three runners began their tough 31 plus mile race wrapped in layers of running attire.  Six hours and 31 minutes later, the three crossed the finish line together battling health and weather challenges.  Each runner finished with no major injuries and successfully met the challenge of this ultra tough event.  Since March, 2008, Joe has completed fifteen marathons of at least 25.2 miles or greater, while Silvana has completed ten and Michelle has completed six events.  

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MARATHON ORGANIZATION RANKS SINCLAIR AT STATE AND WORLD-WIDE LEVELS

 

A world-wide organization that requires rigid marathon qualifying for membership has provided rankings for over 3,000 veteran marathoners from twenty-two countries.  The organization is Marathon Maniacs (www.marathonmaniacs.com).  A basic requirement for acceptance is to either successfully complete two 26.2 mile marathons in 16 days or less, or to successfully complete three 26.2 mile marathons in 90 days or less.   Joe Sinclair met this requirement in early 2009 by completing two ultra marathons (over 31 miles each) and one 26.2 mile marathon all in less than eighty days.  From January, 2009 through December, 2009, Sinclair successfully completed eight full marathons and two ultra marathons--in addition to two half marathons, three 5k races and one 10k race during the year.  The completion of ten marathons earned him a North Carolina ranking of fourth overall and third in male competition statewide out of over twenty marathoners who qualified for the organization within the state.  World-wide, Sinclair ranked 31st out of almost 3,000 marathoners from twenty-two countries. So far in 2010, he has completed 22 marathons since January.
                                                 Joe Sinclair stats                       2010 Marathons rankings                             Meet the Maniacs

 

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CHARLOTTE MARATHONERS FINISH STRONG IN FRIGID CONDITIONS

Joe Sinclair, Silvana Temblador
Joe Sinclair & Silvana Temblador

December 12, 2009 - Joe Sinclair and Silvana Temblador continued their endless marathon endurance races by successfully completing the Charlotte Thunder Road Marathon on December 12, 2009.  With temperatures in the mid to upper twenties, Joe and Silvana fought freezing conditions to post some of their best times ever!  Joe and Silvana both finished in four hours and fifty two minutes.  This was a personal best for Silvana and for Joe, and marked his second best finish of the eleven full 26.2 mile marathons completed since March, 2008.   Frigid conditions forced many runners out of the race and many who remained fought severe cramping and other cold-related problems.  Both runners finished strong and in excellent condition.

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31.5 MILE ULTRA MARATHON PRODUCES PERSONAL BEST RECORDS


Derby Ultra Marathon
November 28, 2009


Joe & Silvana finished this event beating his last year's time by 35 minutes.  Congratulations!!

On November 28, 2009, Joe Sinclair and Silvana Temblador successfully completed the hilly 31.5 mile Derby Ultra Marathon, finishing together and beating their last year's time at the event by 35 minutes.  Their six hour sixteen minute finish was also a personal best in all ultra marathons of at least thirty one miles completed by Joe.  Starting in thirty degree weather, the runners encountered 25 miles of paved roads and almost seven miles of muddy, dirt roads.  Both runners finished in good condition.  This was the eighth endurance of at least 26 miles or longer since 2008 for Silvana and the thirteenth endurance race of twenty six miles or longer since 2008 for Joe. 

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STATESVILLE RUNNERS FINISH STRONG IN TAR HEEL 5K RACE
October 31, 2009

On October 31, 2009, Gladys Lippard, Robert Locke, and Joe Sinclair successfully completed the 3.1 mile Tar Heel 5k Race in Statesville by each earning first place medals for their finish.  Gladys finished in 27 minutes, Joe in 26 minutes, and Robert in 25 minutes in the cool, rainy, foggy weather--with all three finishing in the overall top twenty runners who entered the race.  This short distance race was a real change from the usual long distance races that each have been running--races averaging from 13 to 32 miles in length.

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MARATHONERS ESTABLISH NEW PERSONAL RECORDS
October 24, 2009 - Ridge to Bridge Marathon

October 24, 2009 - Brent Roach, Gladys Lippard, and Joe Sinclair ran the 26.2 mile Ridge To Bridge Marathon  in the mountains of Western North Carolina.  In temperatures ranging from 58 to 73 degrees with windy conditions, each runner established new records for themselves.  Brent ran his first sub-five hour marathon, finishing in 4 hours and 53 minutes.  This was over 30 seconds per mile faster than his Salem Lake Ultra in January.  Gladys completed her fourth marathon event in ten weeks, including three full marathons.  She beat her best previous time by 33 minutes, finishing at 4 hours 59 minutes.   Joe completed his fourth marathon event in five weeks, including three full marathons, and finished with his best time ever in a marathon event, crossing the finish line in 4 hours and 50 minutes. 
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  MILWAUKEE LAKEFRONT MARATHON
October 3, 2009


Joe Sinclair finishes 26.2 mile Milwaukee marathon in 5 hrs. 2 min.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin -- On a windy, cool day along the shores of Lake Michigan, Joe Sinclair joined 2,900 other marathoners in running the 26.2 mile Lakefront Marathon.   Finishing with an unofficial time of 5 hours and 2 minutes, his best of the year, it marked the third marathon event completed in 16 days.  For 2009, this was his seventh marathon completed and ninth overall marathon event.  This was the 29th running of this big well-organized event and has to rank as one of the best marathons in the midwest.
 

 

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PERSONAL MILESTONES ACHIEVED AT HIDDENITE

 

September 26, 2009 - Five Statesville runners each achieved personal accomplishments at the Hiddenite Half Marathon.  Running in wet, soggy conditions, each runner crossed the finish line with their best finish at the event.  Robert Locke and Mark Whitaker ran the event in two hours six minutes, Michelle Hepler did her best ever for a half marathon at two hours five minutes, Gladys Lippard also recorded her best half marathon time of two hours twelve minutes.  Joe Sinclair, running in his third Hiddenite marathon event recorded his best time of two hours eleven minutes for that particular event.   

 

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 Runners Overcome New Challenges To Complete 27.4 Mile "Marathon Plus"
 September 19, 2009

 

September 19, 2009 - Running in a snake infested swampland with a heat index approaching ninety degrees, Joe Sinclair, Silvana Temblador, and Gladys Lippard successfully completed their "marathon plus more" at Hinson Lake in Rockingham. Runners also fought mosquitoes, hornets, spiders, and lizards they encountered along the trails.  Joe had a bloody fall at mile seven as he tripped over rocks in the trail and continued his run as the bleeding stopped.  Silvana and Gladys once again proved their extreme running abilities as they all finished together in a very acceptable time of six hours and nine minutes, given the challenging conditions.   All runners appeared in good physical condition at the finish of the race.

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 RUNNERS COMPLETE RARE AUGUST MARATHON

August 23, 2009 - Running in the hot August heat, Gladys Lippard completed her very first marathon. Her running partners, Joe Sinclair and Silvana Temblador ran side-by-side for the full 26.2 mile mountainous event. Battling a thirty degree temperature difference between start and finish, the trio ran a steady race in five hours and thirty-three minutes. This was Joe’s ninth successfully completed marathon since March 2008. Silvana completed her sixth marathon since November 2008. Eighteen runners finished the event.

 

 

 

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RUGGED GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN
MARATHON BRINGS SUCCESS

2009

On July 11, 2009, Joe Sinclair and Silvana Temblador attempted to complete on of the most difficult 26.2 mile marathons in America.  Running side-by-side for the entire race, both runners finished in under five hours and thirty minutes, with exact times recorded as 5:26:23.  This was a personal Grandfather Marathon best for Joe, as he beat his 2008 time by ten minutes.  Silvana ran her first Grandfather Marathon with great determination as both runners encountered very high humidity during the race.  James Simples also ran his first Grandfather Marathon and finished the race overcoming severe knee problems and a challenge from black bears at mile twenty. 

 

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Hickory Half Marathon
June 6, 2009

 
June 6, 2009 - Brea Nance, Silvana Temblador, Joe Sinclair, and Gladys Lippard successfully completed the hilly and humid 13.1 mile Hickory Charity Chase Race on June 6, 2009.  All four runners finished in the upper half of the field of  466 registered runners starting the race, with times ranging from two hours thirteen minutes to two hours seventeen minutes.  Brea and Joe competed in their second Hickory Half Marathon while Silvana and Gladys completed their first in Hickory.   The race had special significance for each runner.  As an expectant mother,  Brea received medical clearance to successfully accomplish her goal, while Gladys ran her first ever half marathon in a very impressive time.  Silvana and Joe used this race as a preliminary event for the rugged Grandfather Mountain Marathon  which they plan to run in July.  Joe also placed second in his age division.   All runners finished in good physical condition and in good spirits.  

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North Carolina Marathon Completed
May 2, 2009

 

On May 2, 2009, Joe Sinclair and Silvana Temblador successfully completed The North Carolina Marathon which was held in High Point.  Hundreds of marathons from six different countries battled humid, sultry conditions to complete the rolling 26.2 mile challenging course.  In the past five months, Joe and Silvana have successfully completed two ultra marathons (31.6 miles) and two full 26.2 mile marathons.  In the past fourteen months, Joe has completed seven full marathons and ultra marathons.  Statesville distance runners Michelle Hepler, Brea Nance, and Brent Roach have also joined Joe and Silvana in completing various marathon events.--a feat which is beginning to qualify them as "marathon maniacs". 

After completing the marathon, Joe was notified that he had qualified for the Bronze Star level in the "Marathon Maniac" Club for having completed  two ultra marathons and a regular marathon in less than 3 months.  The club has only 1,495 exclusive runners worldwide and 14 from North Carolina. 

Congratulations!

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ELLERBE MARATHON
March 28, 2009

 

On March 28, 2009, Michelle Hepler, Silvana Temblador and Joe Sinclair fought through several challenges to complete the hilly, muddy, and very tough 26.2 mile Ellerbe Marathon.  Michelle and Silvana both won age division awards with impressive finishes, while Joe battled leg injuries to cross the finish line in driving rain, lightning, and thunder.  This was Silvana's first 26.2 mile marathon, while Michelle completed her fourth marathon.  Joe completed his third Ellerbe Marathon and sixth overall. 

 

 

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RUNNERS ACHIEVE SUCCESS IN MOCKSVILLE SHAMROCK RACES
March 7, 2009

 

Mocksville, NC - Members of the runners group enjoyed perfect weather and each achieved success in various ways. Matt Trivette finished second overall in the 5K with his best time ever (16:51), while his mother, Belinda finished her first competitive 5K since her college days. Michelle, Silvana, Teresa, Gladys and Joe all earned awards for their high age-division finishes in either the 5K or 10K races.

 

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Neither rain, nor sleet, nor hail, nor snow ---
could keep the Statesville Runners from completing their Ultra Marathon January 10, 2009

 

The Salem Lake 50K Ultramarathon

January 10, 2009 -- Joe Sinclair, Silvana Temblador, Michelle Hepler, and Brent Roach ran over 31 miles of challenging terrain to earn finishers medals and with a  great sense of accomplishment.  The Statesville foursome encountered over 25 miles of muddy, rocky trails, freezing temperatures for the first miles, 6 miles of asphalt roads, and four trips across flooded and swiftly flowing icy creeks to finish the course in well under six and a half hours.  Michelle Hepler and Brent Roach successfully completed their very first ultra marathon while Joe Sinclair and Silvana Temblador completed their second ultra marathon within six weeks.  Joe and Silvana improved on their Derby 50k time by over one half hour under very challenging conditions.

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DERBY ULTRA-MARATHON
ULTRA-TOUGH RUNNERS DO IT AGAIN!
Dr. Sinclair and his fellow runners finish the 31.6 mile race

November 29, 2008 - On a cold, rainy late November day, three Statesville distance runners challenged each other to compete and finish the 50 Kilometer Derby Ultramarathon.  With great satisfaction, Brea Fincannon, Silvana Temblador, and Joe Sinclair ran the full 31.6 mile race in under 7 hours.  All three runners crossed the finish line at exactly the same time (6 hours, 51 minutes), earning nice finishers medals for their efforts.  Each runner has recently competed in marathon division events, with Silvana completing two half marathons in September, while Brea has completed a full 26.2 mile marathon earlier this year, along with three half marathons since 2007.  Joe has successfully completed three full marathons and three half marathons within the past eight months and a total of 38 long distance races since September 2006.   The November 29th Derby Ultramarathon attracted 70 endurance runners from eight different states.

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The following article appeared in the December 4, 2008 edition of the Statesville Progress:

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Forrest Gump lives in Statesville

During a seven month period, from late March to late October, 2008, Joe Sinclair successfully completed three 26.2 mile marathons, three 13.1 mile half-marathons, two 6.2 mile (10k) races and two 3.1 mile (5k) races.  During this time, Joe has taken on the challenge of three of the toughest marathons in the region, including the Boone to Grandfather Mountain race, the Jonas Ridge to Morganton race, and the Ellerbe race.  Since September, 2006, he has successfully completed 36 distances races in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.  Run Forrest!

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RIDGE TO BRIDGE MARATHON--October 25, 2008

 

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor hail, nor snow can stop it. . . . The running MUST go on! . . . .

Joe Sinclair and Michele HeplerAttempting to finish their  third 26.2 mile marathon in seven months, Joe Sinclair and Michelle Hepler started their race high in the Appalachian Mountains in dark, rainy conditions and finished in sunny, pleasant conditions in Morganton, North Carolina.  Running over terrain which had over 2,800 feet in elevation changes, both runners finished with blistered feet and sore legs, but with a sense of accomplishment.  Michelle finished in four hours, fifty minutes and Joe finished in five hours twelve minutes. 

 

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September 27, 2008 Hiddenite Half-Marathon

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September 20, 2008 -  Brea Fincannon, Silvana Treblador, and Joe Sinclair competed in the Badin 10K Race which was held in cooler temperatures and sunny weather.  Brea finished second among all females with a time of 50 minutes and 40 seconds.  Silvana finished third in her age division with a time of 55:09, and Joe finished first in his division with a time of 54:33.  This was the first Badin race for Brea and Silvana.  Joe completed his fourth Badin race and recorded his best time in the event. 

 

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Danville Half-Marathon Race

September 13, 2008 - With unusually hot and humid conditions, Silvana Tenblador, Shannon Saunders, and Joe Sinclair completed the 13.1 mile Danville, Virginia Half-Marathon on September 13th.   Silvana entered her very first competitive race and finished with a 2:08 time.  Shannon competed in his second half-marathon and had a time of 2:15.  Joe finished his second Danville race and sixth half-marathon since last year with a time of 2:28.  This was also his thirty-third competitive race since September, 2006.   Weather conditions made the long distance race a real challenge for runners trying to complete the 13 mile race, as temperatures soared into the upper 80's. 

 

SINCLAIR WINS FIRST PLACE AGE DIVISION MEDAL AT MYRTLE BEACH

August 29, 2008 - With the heat index at ninety degrees, Joe Sinclair competed in the Myrtle Beach Boogie and Barbeque Festival 5k on Friday afternoon, August 29, 2008.  In the sweltering heat, he competed with one hundred runners from all parts of the country, finishing in first place for his age division and in the top forty for all runners.  His 27 minute 12 second finishing time was several minutes faster than anyone in his age group or older.  The race was witnessed by several hundred spectators who were in attendance for the annual festival.  This was the first 5k race and was very successful. 

Joe, Brea at Valdese Race 8.9.08

August 9, 2008 - Brea Fincannon and Joe Sinclair earned trophies for their running efforts in the Great Waldensian Ten Kilometer (6.2 mile) Foot Race hosted at  Valdese.  Brea's 51 minute finish and Joe's 54 minute finish earned them trophies for their high finish in their respective age divisions.  The challenging hilly course attracted runners from throughout North Carolina and from as far away as Honolulu, Hawaii. 

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MARATHONERS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE 2008 BOONE TO GRANDFATHER RACE

July 12, 2008 - Marathon runners Joe Sinclair and Michelle Hepler challenged each other to try and complete the rugged Grandfather Mountain Marathon on July 12th, 2008.  On the warm and humid day, Michelle and Joe  joined 400 marathoners from throughout North America in Boone to begin their 26.2 mile run to Grandfather Mountain.  Both runners completed the race in well under six hours--earning a finisher’s medal, very sore bodies, and an overwhelming sense of accomplishment for their rewards.  Recently, these two local runners along with Brea Fincannon successfully completed the Ellerbe Springs Marathon in sub-five hour finishing times.

The Grandfather Mountain Marathon has the reputation of being one of the toughest marathons in America.  The 26.2-mile race begins in Boone, climbs to the Blue Ridge Parkway and ends at MacRae Meadows.  Over the course of the race, runners have to climb over 3,000 feet in elevation throughout the race. The net elevation gain is 946 feet overall. Out of 438 entries, 351 crossed the finish line.

North Carolina Half-Marathon runners

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From L-R: Michelle Hepler, Joe Sinclair, Chuck Dearman, and Brea Fincannon
 

 

2008 GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN MARATHON

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STATESVILLE MARATHONERS RUN THE DISTANCE

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26.2 MILE RACE IN UNDER 5 HOURS

March 29, 2008 - Local runners Brea Fincannon, Michelle Hepler, and Joe Sinclair challenged each other to compete in the rugged, hilly Ellerbe Marathon  on March 29th.  On a cool, windy morning, the trio proceeded to successfully complete the annual race which is generally recognized as one of the more difficult marathons in the south--one which features lengthy hills with one steep climb of almost 500 feet.  They crossed the finish line side-by-side with a time of 4 hours 56 minutes.  Fincannon, Hepler, and Sinclair practice frequent long distance running at the Iredell County YMCA in addition to their road running activities.  Hepler placed third in her age division, while Sinclair beat his 1996 Ellerbe Marathon finish by 38 minutes.  He and Fincannon have successfully competed in over 25 distance races in the southeast since the fall of 2006.

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Statesville Runners Complete North Carolina Half-Marathon

   

Joe Sinclair finishing Greesboro Half-Marathon.

Joe Sinclair crossing finish line at 2008 Greensboro Half-Marathon, after a challenging 13.1 mile run.

May 3, 2008 - Greensboro, NC - Brea Fincannon, Michelle Hepler, Chuck Dearman and Joe Sinclair successfully completed the 13.1 mile North Carolina Half-Marathon.  With warm, humid conditions, the four runners competed in the first-ever event which was sponsored by United Healthcare of the Carolinas
 
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 Kyle Petty greets Joe Sinclair at the finish
of the 2007 Victory Junction Run

 

13.1 MILE PERSONAL BEST FOR SINCLAIR

 NASCAR veteran Kyle Petty greeted Joe Sinclair as he crossed the finish line in 122 minutes and 9 seconds during the Run To Victory Half Marathon.  The event was held in Randleman and over 540 runners participated in the event.  Sinclair's time beat his previous best time by over 7 minutes.  His running partners, Garry Wasson and Shannon Saunders, also posted their personal best times for their efforts.

Saunders joined Sinclair in the half marathon, while Wasson ran the 5 mile race.  Both Kyle and Richard Petty were in attendance and  helped to sponsor the event which was attended by approximately one thousand people.  The race was run in chilly forty degree weather with sunshine and very little wind.  Sinclair beat over 300 runners of all ages in the long distance event and finished in the top forty percent of all runners.  Since September, 2006, he has competed in 22 long distance competitive races  which includes four half marathons since June, 2007.  

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RUNNERS WIN FIRST PLACE AWARDS
IN LENOIR 10K RACE

Joe Sinclair and Brea Fincannon each achieved new personal best racing times on November 10, 2007, at the Lenoir 5k/10k Race on the Greenway.  Running in 45 degree weather, Joe completed the 6.2 mile course in 52 minutes and 48 seconds.  Brea completed the event in 48 minutes and 53 seconds.  Both won first place in their respective age divisions.  Since September, 2006, Joe has completed twenty competitive races and Brea has competed in twelve events.  The Lenoir race was routed along the new greenway and featured the last one third mile finish up a very steep hill known as "The Beast."

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Joe with running partners Shannon Saunders and Garry Wasson celebrating their finish in the Run to Victory Half Marathon

STATESVILLE RUNNERS EARN TOP AWARDS IN HICKORY RACES

 

Joe Sinclair and Garry Wasson achieved personal best times as they participated in the "Hickory Turkey Trot 5k and 10k Races" on November 17, 2007.  On a cold, crisp morning, Joe ran the 6.2 mile 10k course in 51 minutes and 28 seconds--good enough for first place in his age group and first place for all runners aged 55 and over.  Garry ran the 3.1 mile 5k course in 25 minutes and one second--earning first place over a number of other runners in his age division.  Garry has participated in three competitive events this fall, earning a first, second, and third place age division award for his efforts.  Since September 2006, Joe has participated in twenty-one competitive events, earning seven first place, five second place and six third place awards in his age division.

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Joe Sinclair at Danville Race
Sinclair & Fincannon Compete in
Danville Half-Marathon Race

DANVILLE HALF-MARATHON
PROVES BIG CHALLENGE

September 8, 2007 - Joe Sinclair and Brea Fincannon survived temperatures approaching ninety degrees to successfully complete the 13.1 mile Danville Virginia Half-Marathon.  The extreme heat affected many runners in their quest to complete the newly-designed course along the Dan River.  Brea completed her first sub-two hour half-marathon while Joe finished fourth in his age division, completing the race in 138 minutes.

Finishers medals were awarded to each runner who successfully completed the long distance race in less than three hours.

 

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Hickory Marathon run - June 2, 2007
  Glade Creek Elementary School 6 to 96 Fitness Challenge 
West Wilkes Middle School 6 to 96 Fitness Challenge
$2,025.00
$2,500.00


Plan your Age 6 to 96 Fitness Challenge Today!

 

Contact:  Joe Sinclair
Northwest RESA
Phone:  336.667.2191

 

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Joe in Wilkesboro race
May 19, 2007 - Here we go again!  Dr. Sinclair and his runners again successfully complete the CIS Back to School races in Wilkesboro.  Dr. Sinclair completed the 5 mile race in 38:44 minutes, and the 3.1 mile race in 25:54 minutes. From Left to right:  Kevin Speaks, Brea Fincannon, Dr. Sinclair, Laura Saunders, and Shannon Saunders.   Click for complete story.

 



Earn free fitness equipment for your school!  Sponsor a 6 to 96 Fitness Challenge and have a fun-filled day (or evening) learning about health, nutrition and fitness.  This challenge serves as a great way to educate and involve students, parents and staff on this important issue. 
 West Wilkes Middle School recently raised $2,500  to purchase new fitness equipment and Glade Creek Elementary raised over $2,000 toward the construction of a new fitness track by participating in the challenge.   North Wilkes Middle School raised over $1,700 for health supplies, materials, and equipment for the school.
Call NWRESA for details at 336.667.2191.

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May 5, 2007 - The Statesville runners finished in the top half of all runners during the Mitchell College 5K Run for Excellence '07.  From left to right:  Kevin Speaks, Brea Fincannon, Dr. Sinclair, Laura Saunders and Shannon Saunders.

 

          Joe Sinclair & 5k runners
April 14, 2007 - Joe Sinclair and his running partners, Brea Fincannon and Kevin Speaks at the Alexander County 5K awards ceremony.  Brea and Kevin are two of the top area runners from Statesville.

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Historic Day for Runner Joe Sinclair in Wilkes Race

Joe Sinclair runners Wilkesboro raceWilkesboro, NC - On May 19th, 2007, Joe Sinclair successfully duplicated his previous Davie County dual race accomplishments by running the Wilkes County 8 kilometer (5 mile) race, followed immediately by the 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) race.  The events were sponsored by "Communities in Schools of Wilkes."  Sinclair successfully completed the 5 mile race in 38:44 minutes, earning third place in his age division.  Immediately afterwards, Sinclair completed the 3.1 mile race in a time of 25:54, place him first out of all runners aged 50 or older.  By completing the back-to-back races, he became the first runner over 50 years of age in the history of the Wilkes races to achieve this fitness milestone.   Congratulations Dr. Sinclair!

"You did an awesome job!  I hope that I am in as good of shape as you are when I am 60!  I don't recall that I have had any runners over 60 to complete both races.... actually I don't recall having any over 50 to complete both races!"

Sherrie Pavlansky, CIS of Wilkes, and organizer of Wilkes event to Joe Sinclair after completion of his back-to-back races.

 

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Sinclair completes back-to-back long distance races

Mocksville, NC - Putting his words about fitness into action, on March 10, 2007, Joe Sinclair accepted the challenge to run a 5K (3.1 mile) race, followed immediately by a 10K (6.2 mile) race in Mocksville, North Carolina.  Out of  227 runners, who participated in either the 5K or 10K races, only 18 actually entered and completed both races.  Of the 18, three runners over the age of 45, including Dr. Sinclair, accomplished their goal.  Sinclair's time for the 3.1 mile race was twenty five minutes and 4 seconds, earning a 3rd place award for his division. 

Sinclair completed the 6.2 mile course in 58 minutes, earning a 1st place award in his division.  Since September 2006, Dr. Sinclair has competed in 14 long distance races in North and South Carolina, earning four 1st place awards, four 2nd place, and four 3rd place awards in his division.  He strives to personally promote health and fitness by maintaining a regimen of running 7 miles per day  with a group of running enthusiasts at the YMCA in Statesville.  He encourages others to adopt a healthy lifestyle.   Congratulations to Dr. Sinclair!

                                                            

 

                                             

Dr. Sinclair wins 1st place (in his age division)
 for the 6.2 mile race
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