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Johnny Clemons, Rock/Creek Race Team


Age: 35
Number of years running: 35
Location: Cleveland, TN
Occupation: Health & Fitness professional

Favorite trail race(s):
StumpJump 50k, Upchuck 50k, Lookout Mountain 50-miler

Favorite trails to train on:
Big Frog on the Ocoee River and the trails in Chattanooga

Favorite trail running shoe:

Lifelong running goals:
My lifelong running goal is to be a lifelong runner. I want use the gifts God has given me. I want to educate others about running. I want to look good running so people can know that Ultra running is healthy and fun.

Bachelors of Science in Physical Education & Recreation form Lee University in Cleveland, TN
Married 9 years to Rachel Clemons with 3 kids Owen age 5, Estella age 6, & Jacob age 11.
Height: 5 feet 11 inches
Weight: 155 pounds
Resting Heart Rate: 28 to 35
PR’s: 5k 14:27 (2004), 8k Cross-Country 24:54 (1998), Sports Barn Turkey Trot 8k 24:45.
Presently holding several high school records and three college records in the following sports: golf, wrestling, cross-country, and track.

2012 season summary:
Mt. Cheaha 50k (1st overall)
The Jewel 50k (1st overall)
Scenic City Trail Marathon (1st overall)
Still Hollow 1/2 Marathon (2nd)
H9 Trail Marathon (1st overall)
Iron Mountain 30-miler (1st overall)

I have also learned you have got to eat and drink on the run. My first long run this year with Matt Davis, I had no water bottle or gels. I have also learned if you and your running partner want to run the Upchuck course with one car at one end and the other car at the other end, don’t forget to bring your keys on the run. Sorry, Matt. It was the first time we both hitchhiked in a semi-truck.

Proudest running accomplishments:
I have had many proud accomplishments in running and there are many to come. My proudest running accomplishment is that I’m still running. I have not given up on the gifts God has given me.

Planned races for 2013:
Still Hollow Half Marathon, Southern 6, StumpJump, Upchuck, Lookout Mountain.

  • Prince Whatley

    I am a fellow ultrarunner from Birmingham AL and spend a lot of time in Cleveland TN on business. I would like to get together for a run on one of your easy days if you don’t mind.
    Prince Whatley