SEEDS Classic Rock 5K

March 8th, 2010 at 2:22 pm by under FOX10 News, Lenise Ligon - Daily Dot Com, Sarah Wall - Monday Moms, Uncategorized

Happy Monday everyone.

I am so excited.  I ran my first race this past weekend.  I didn’t pace myself very well, but overall I’m told I did ok.

SEEDS Classic Rock

This was all part of the SEEDS Classic Rock 5K and 1 mile Run.  It kicked off Saturday morning, March, 6 from Daphne City Hall.

Organizers say 314 people signed up to participate in the 5K.  And more than 1100 people registered for the 1 mile fun run.  The event benefits SEEDS, Daphne’s educational enrichment foundation.   Early estimates show between $18,000 – $20,000 was raised.


For those of you who don’t know, a 5K is roughly 3.1 miles.  The course was rather generous.  It stretched through Olde Towne Daphne on a mostly flat surface.  The weather was beautiful!

I will get to how I finished in a moment.  But first I want to tell you how this all started.

If you ask any of my friends, they will tell you “Lenise is a yogi at heart.”   That’s absolutely true.

I fell in love with Bikram Yoga while living in Charlotte.  But when I moved to the gulf coast, I couldn’t find a studio here that offered Hot yoga classes.  That’s when I decided to give running a try.

That minute interest led to a pronounced desire to complete a 1/2 marathon.   So I found a marathon, went online to register, but couldn’t because I didn’t have any “qualifying times.”

Which brings me to the SEEDS Classic Rock 5K.  Our 5:00 p.m. producer is also a runner.  She gave me some help on how to pick a race and showed this great website ( on where to find races in your area.  And the rest as they say, is well… history.

It typically takes me about 28 minutes to run 3 miles.  But I ran the first mile in 7:47 –so I ended up finishing in 33:35, place 223.

Certainly not my goal but it was my first race and now I know not to overcook it, so I don’t burn out at the end.

It was a great experience and I am soooo looking forward to the next one.

********** AWARDS LIST ************

********** FEMALE OVERALL RESULTS ***********

1 JENNY ALBRECHT-BLUE JAY     33 GRAND BAY       AL   19:45  6:22

********** MALE OVERALL RESULTS ***********

1 JON BOWIE                   36 DAPHNE          AL   16:27  5:18


1 LINDA KASCH                 46 DAPHNE          AL   21:18  6:52

********** MALE MASTERS OVERALL RESULTS **********

1 BILL HIXON                  45 FAIRHOPE        AL   19:39  6:20


1 MELANIE MOORE               58 MOBILE          AL   22:32  7:15


1 DAVID C JEFFREY             67 SEMMES          AL   20:01  6:27


1 CAY WELSH                   60 MOBILE          AL   29:35  9:32


1 MARSHALL MCMILLAN           60 MOBILE          AL   23:32  7:35

4 Responses to “SEEDS Classic Rock 5K”

  1. What a wonderful thing to do. Helping with education and promoting exercise at the same time. Congratulations on your first sanctioned run.

  2. Angela Goundas says:

    Lenise did great on her first race!!!

    Here are some other great sites to find races -

  3. Mike Norris (Mayor Town of Fulton says:

    Congratulations on your race. We would like to extend a special invitation to you to participate in our 3rd Annual Voice For The Animals 5K /1 Mile Pet Trot, hosted by The Town of Fulton Sat. March 20th. Beginning at 8:00a.m. All proceeds benefit needy animals in our area. We are a small sawmill town about 7 miles south of Thomasville. We have had runners in the Mobile area come to participate and return each year. Be sure and bring your pet or pets, and a camera crew!! Many animals and their owners will participate in the Pet Trot. We would love to have you. We are “big fans” of Fox 10 News. Tell Jason to order us some beautiful weather for the day. For more information you may reach me at (334) 636-8617 or

  4. Mickey Ogles says:

    However thank you for this blog.I will are available back again.

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