Jan. 18, 2016

Somewhere very late in the 2012 Boston Marathon – I can’t be sure where as I was no longer coherent – a belligerent drunk girl angrily berated my fellow walkers and me.  “This is the Boston f*ing marathon, the greatest marathon in the world!  Show some respect and run!  Jog it out!!  Jog it the f*ck out!

Thus. JITFO was born.

Allen ran track and cross-country at the University of North Carolina in the early '80's. Now he can be found running road races in and around the Charlotte area. JITFO is now a well known team (and saying!) around the Queen City. Allen and a few JITFO friends won the first ever, 2015 Cooper River Bridge Run Team Competition. He and his wife Laura co-founded the Triple C Beer Runners who meet weekly at 6:30pm on Thursday nights in Historic South End.

How did you get into racing endurance events?

I ran track and cross country in high school and began running races from there.

If applicable, what is your favorite discipline? Why?

Running - I have always loved it.

Do you have a favorite local race?

OrthoCarolina 10K

What would you consider your career highlight?

My first road race win in 2013 (the Free to Breathe 5K)

What would you consider your biggest challenge?

Coming back from knee surgery.

What is the biggest race day mistake you've made?

Went out too fast on a 89-degree day during the 2012 marathon.

What is one training tool you couldn't live without?

Garmin GPS watch

Do you have a strict nutrition/recovery regimen?


If you have any advice for folks who have yet to begin their endurance racing journey, what would it be?

Train sooner than you think you need to.

Ease into it.

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Team Event (April) - HIT Cycling & Bradshaw's Social House

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Team ride at HIT Cycling and social at Bradshaw's

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