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See what our team members have been up to lately!


Coke 10K

Several team members went to Corinth, MS to participate in the 42nd running of the Coke 10K, one of the oldest continuously held races in Mississippi. Despite the warm and muggy conditions, everyone ran a great race. Sandra Parker brought home the first place trophy and prize for her age division. Those running were:

Sam Renfrow
Dan Semore
Kevin Byrd
Fallynne Kelly
Sandra Parker

OneAmerica 500 Festival Half-Marathon

Hollie Trim continued her string of spring races with a great performance in the OneAmerica 500 Festival Half-Marathon in Indianapolis.

NME team members at the Coke 10K in Corinth, MS

St. Jude Rock 'N' Roll Nashville Marathon

Hollie Trim traveled to Nashville this weekend and notched a big marathon PR. Way to go Hollie!

Blue Ridge Marathon

Dan Semore was in Roanoke, Virginia to tackle the very hilly Blue Ridge Marathon. The race was halted half way through due to dangerous lightning, but Dan was crushing it up to that point.

Dogs and Donuts 5 miler

Sherry Rogers ran the always fun Dogs and Donuts 5 miler, in which she had to eat a six donuts half way through the race!

NME athletes participating in races

Flock Around the Block 5K

Together with two of his children, Gavin May enjoyed this local 5K down in Hernando.

Hoof it for Heifer 20K

A large group of our team members ventured over to Petit Jean State Park in Arkansas to take on the scenic Hoof it for Heifer 20K trail race. Petey Elliotte captured 1st place in the Grand Master category.

Participants were:

Sandra Parker
Devin Burgess
Dan Wolford
Gary Owens
Kathy Owens
Petey Elliotte
Ricky Sisco
Reese Sisco

Gavin May at Flock Around the Block 5K

Georgia Death Race

Gavin May, John Griffin, and Dan Semore carried the banner for our state in the brutal Georgia Death Race. Contested in the wilds of north Georgia, GDR offers 70+ miles, 15K feet of elevation gain, and DNS/DNF's aplenty. All three acquitted themselves well, with John Griffin coming away with a top 10 finish!

Lake Martin 100

Ultra veteran Beth Little added yet another 50 miler notch to her belt by competing in the Lake Martin event in Alabama. Battling through both thunderstorms and afternoon temperatures approaching 90 degrees, Beth once again inspired us with her endurance and tenacity!

Big Buffalo 50

The Big Buffalo event at Shelby Farms normally brings out a large contingent from the North Mississippi Endurance team, and this year was no different. The weather was beautiful, the course was slick, friends were plentiful, and the effort was amazing. Race participants were:

50K finishers:
Rachel Macagni: (1st Overall female)
Anthony Lane (2nd Overall in the Masters division)
Hollie Trim (Hollie's first 50K!)
Melisa Burgess

50K relay participants:
Ricky Sisco
Reese Sisco
Sandra Parker
Petey Elliotte
Sam Renfrow
Dan Wolford
Fallynne Kelly
Gary Owens
Kathy Owens
Sherry Rogers

Various race participants from the NME team on March 25, 2023

Southeast Strongman Classic

Our own TJ Bateman spent the weekend in Montgomery, Alabama competing in the Southeast Strongman Classic. Not only did TJ win the masters division, he also set a new state record in the deadlift for his class. Congratulations TJ!

TJ Bateman deadlift at Southeast Strongman Classic.

Germantown Half Marathon

Devin Burgess headed up to Shelby County to tackle the ever popular Germantown Half Marathon. As usual, Devin made a strong showing for the North Mississippi Endurance team.

Devin Burgess at the Germantown Half Marathon finish line.

MRTC Winter Off-road Series 10K

Sandra Parker completed the 4-race winter off-road series in the final 10K race at Shelby Farms. She took 3rd place in the female masters category and vowed to run only trails from now on. (Just kidding). For the combined 4-race winter off-road series, Sandra finished in first place in her age group.

Sandra Parker at shelby farms 10K

LOViT 100

John Griffin completed his first 100 miler and absolutely dominated. With an amazing 40+ mile pacer assist from teammate Gavin May, John endured over 15K feet of elevation gain on his way to a top 10 finish!

Into the Woods 30A 50K Relay

Team members Gary Owens, Kathy Owens, and Petey Elliotte ventured down to the Florida panhandle to participate in this 50K relay race. They all ran great and had a fun event together!

NME team race photos

Seaside Half Marathon

Stalwart Sam Renfrow visited the Florida panhandle and represented North Mississippi Endurance in the Seaside Half Marathon. Sam displayed the results of hard work and consistent training and ran an outstanding race!

Sam Renfrow at Seaside Marathon

Sylamore 50K / 25K

Sean Hilsdon travelled to central Arkansas and tackled the ever-popular Sylamore 50K. This was a big occasion for Sean, as this was his first 50K trail race after a long recovery from a major injury. It's great to have him back out at our favorite races again!

Sean Hilsdon at Sylamore

MRTC Winter Off-road Series 8K

Sandra Parker continued her strong showing in the MRTC Winter Off-road Series by taking 1st in her age category at the 8K race held at Stanky Creek. One more race left in the series! Can Sandra finish it out for the title!?

Winter Off Road Series Start Line

MRTC Winter Off-road Series 5K

Anthony Lane and Sandra Parker completed leg 2 of the MRTC Winter Off Road Series, sloshing through a muddy 5K course at Johnson Park in Collierville, TN. Sandra took 2nd place age group, while Anthony led his son Jackson to a first place finish in the U10 category.

A Lane and J Lane in winter off road series 5K

Mountain Mist 50K

Two of our trail titans, Gavin May and John Griffin, took on the Mountain Mist 50K in Huntsville, AL. They battled nearly 4000 feet of elevation gain and came away with two impressive sub-6 showings.

Village Creek 25K

Sandra Parker made the drive over to Village Creek State Park in Wynne, AR and took on the challenging course in the Village Creek 25K race. The trails were muddy, but Sandra made a great showing!

Sandra Parker trail race photo

MRTC Winter Off-road Series 3K

Both Anthony Lane and Sandra Parker blistered the 3K course, Anthony in 12:42 and Sandra at 15:11. Sandra was first female in her age group.

Winter off road series logo

Swamp Stomper 25K / 50K

The team had a great day at Swamp Stomper 2023. John Griffin notched a podium finish with 3rd overall in the 50K, while Sean Hilsdon and Dan Wolford had outstanding showings in the 25K.

For the 4th year in a row, NME sponsored and staffed the turnaround aid station. A large contingent of team members came out to support the runners there.

NME runner finishing Swamp Stomper

Hill & Dale 8 Miler

Team members Amanda Kimsey and Brian Swanson came out to race the undulating Hill & Dale 8-Miler at Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park. The course is difficult, but both were up to the challenge!

NME runner at Hill & Dale 8 miler

Athens Big Fork Trail Marathon

Gavin May and Dan Semore conquered the brutal ABF Marathon in Arkansas this year, enduring over 7000 feet of elevation gain over the course of the race. A couple of trail beasts!

NME runner at Athens Big Fork Marathon

Strongman Masters National Championships

TJ Bateman traveled to Las Vegas to compete against some of the nation's strongest in the Strongman Masters National Championships, and brought home a 3rd place overall trophy!

Light Garden 5K

Sandra Parker, Donnie Chambliss, and Kevin Byrd braved frigid nighttime temperatures to complete the 1st Annual Light Garden 5K benefiting Make-A-Wish. Both Sandra and Kevin took 1st place in their respective age groups.

NME Athlete at Strongman Masters Nationals

St. Jude Marathon Weekend

NME had a large contingent participating in the St. Jude Marathon Weekend. Athletes included:

Debbie Lindsey

Gary Owens

Half Marathon:
Kathy Owens
Sam Renfrow
Amanda Kimsey
Sonya Gaylord
Sean Hilsdon
Fallynne Kelly
Donnie Chambliss

Sandra Parker
Devin Burgess
Staci Thomas

NME runners displaying marathon medals

Road Race Series 2nd Half Marathon

Several team members completed the MRTC Road Race Series 2nd Half Marathon, including Brian Swanson, Gary Owens, Kathy Owens, Hollie Trim, and Melisa Burgess.

NME team members before race

Tupelo Trail Shuffle

Gavin May and Dan Wolford took part in the 1st annual Tupelo Trail Shuffle in Trace State Park, and Gavin came home as the Overall winner!

Sugar Run 5K

Gary Owens, Kathy Owens, and Melisa Burgess made the drive down to Tupelo, MS to represent NME in the Sugar Run 5K!

NME team member in trail race

Tunnel Hill 50/100 Miler

Several NME team members took on big challenges at the Tunnel Hill 50/100 Miler. Participants were:

50 Miler:
Petey Elliotte
Fallynne Kelly
Reese Sisco

100 Miler:
Dan Wolford
Rachel Macagni

Congratulation to all for your perseverance!

NME team photo

CHF Race for Hope 5K / 10K

The Chris Hope Foundation is a favorite race among NME team members, and several supported the cause this year by running the CHF Race for Hope. Participants were:

Fallyne Kelly (3rd Overall, 1st Age Group)
Sam Renfrow (3rd Grand Master, 2nd Age Group)
Petey Elliotte (1st Grand Master, 2nd Master)
Kathy Owens (2nd Age Group)
Dan Wolford
Hollie Trim
Gary Owens

CHF Race participants

Homerun for Habitat 5K

As we do every year, NME supported the 2022 Homerun for Habitat 5K race in Southaven by providing the on-course water stop for the runners. Additionally, several of our athletes participated in the race, including:

Donnie Chambliss (1st Age Group)
Bubba Crowder (1st Age Group)
Kathy Owens (1st Grand Master)
Hollie Trim
Gary Owens

Homerun for Habitat image

Walking Tall 25K / 50K

As one of the premier trail races in the Memphis region, Walking Tall at Big Hill Pond State Park always brings out a large contingent of NME athletes. This year was no exception, with the following team members completing one of the race distances:

25K finishers:
Brian Swanson
Ricky Sisco
Reese Sisco
Petey Elliotte
Hollie Trim
Fallynne Kelly
Sandra Parker
Sherry Rogers
Von Ralls

50K finishers:
April Hilsdon (5th year finisher)
Gavin May (5th year finisher)
Dan Wolford
Rachel Macagni
Staci Thomas (5th year finisher)
Kevin Byrd (5th year finisher)
Devin Burgess

team members at Walking Tall 50K

Hernando Water Tower 10K

The team had a great showing at this year's Hernando Water Tower 10K:

Fallynne Kelly - 2nd Age Group
Sandra Parker - 2nd Age Group
Petey Elliotte - 2nd Age Group
Reese Sisco
Ricky Sisco
Sonya Gaylord

Team members at Water Tower 10k

Arkansas Traveler 100

Team members April Hilsdon and Staci Thomas pulled off an incredible feat by completing this 100 mile race, enduring around 12 thousand feet of elevation gain over the course of 24+ hours and 100 miles. What an amazing accomplishment for these two!

Staci Thomas and April Hilsdon
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