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Introducing Jan Gautier, Rock/Creek Race Team Member [VIDEO]

Jan Gautier, New Rock/Creek Race Team Member for 2010.

A long time competitor in running sports at the collegiate level, Jan Gautier is no stranger to competition. She currently works in the Chattanooga area as a running coach and science teacher, but by the weekend, she’s trail blazing and setting new course records!

View the video below, created by our friend Andrew Kornylak, and see what else motivates Jan to achieve several “First Place Woman Overalls” at prestigious races in the Southeast, all the while, carrying the Rock/Creek banner! ~Rock/Creek


Jan Gautier’s Race Team Profile:

Age: 44

Occupation: 6th grade Science Teacher at Baylor- Varsity Boy’s Cross Country Coach & Middle school Girl’s Cross Country and track coach

As a younger runner, I was 4 time AllAmerican in College and National Champion in the 3000. I had PR’s of 34:30 for the 10K and 2:45 for the marathon. I qualified in 1999 for the Olympic Trials Marathon. As a Master’s runner, I have run 38 minutes for the 10K, but have been running around 40 minutes lately. I run about 50 miles a week now with cross training. I would like to pick up the mileage and drop times in the half marathon distance.

Years Running: 23 years

Favorite Trail Race: RockCreek River Gorge 10.2

Favorite Training Trail: Raccoon Mountain or the Battlefield

Lifelong Running Goals:

To stay in shape, run for fun and fitness and be that 90 year old woman, who is still running.

2009 Races and Past Accomplishments:

RiverBend 10k – 1ST FEMALE

Missionary Ridge 8K – 1st Masters (2nd Female)

Gateway 5K – 1st Female

Rock Creek 10.2 Trail Race- 1st Female

Raccoon Mtn. 1/2 marathon Trail Race – 1st Female

FCA 5K – 1st Female

King of the Mtn 4 miler – 1st Masters (2nd Female)

Signal Mtn. Pie Run 10K – 1st Female
Race Calendar for 2010:

I plan to run more trail races and dabble in the longer distances.