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Ruth Perkins

Age:  35
Event:  5k up through marathon
Hometown:   Puyallup, Washington
College/University Competed for:  Seattle Pacific University (1999-2003)

Personal Bests

5K          17:06 (road, 2011)

10K        35:14 (road, 2014)

12K        43:48 (2011)

15K        56:07 (2012)

Half Marathon     1:16:14 (2011)

25K        1:33:25 (2014)

Marathon  2:40:02 (2014)

Career Highlights

2016  520 Go Long 10k, 36:02, 1st place


2016  US Olympic Marathon Trials finisher

2015 Greenlake Gobble, 10k, 36:37, 1st place (returning from broken hip & torn Achilles and very little running base!)

2015 PNTF 15 Mile Champion (1:30:17)

2015 FSRC 10 Mile Champion & third overall (course set up .25 mile long…10 mile calculated to 59:30 - returning from hamstring tear and only 3 speedwork sessions)

2015 Fort Steilacoom Running Club 5 mile champion and second overall (29:52 returning from hamstring tear and no speedwork prior to this race)

2014 USATF Marathon Championships 9th place (2:40:02)

2014 Fastest Washington State Female Marathon time of the year

2014 PNTF Half Marathon Champion

2014 PNTF 10k Runner Up (road)

2014 USATF 25k Championships 8th place (1:33:25)

2014 Vancouver Sun Run top 10 finish (9th place, 35:14)

2014 Seahawks 12k Champion (44:01, hilly course) – course advertised as 7.71 miles (12k calculated to 42:53)

2014 Mercer Island Half Marathon Champion and Course Record (1:17:35, VERY hilly course)

2014 FSRC 15 Mile Champion (1:31:48)

2014 Love Em or Leave Em 5k 3rd place (17:07)

2014 FSRC 10 Mile Champion (1:01:21)

2013 PNTF Half Marathon Champion

2013 PNTF 10K Champion (road)

2013 PNTF 5K Runner Up (road)

2013 Run of the Mill 5k 2nd place

2013 USATF Club Track & Field 10K 4th place finisher and 5K 5th place finisher

2013 Sound to Narrows 12K Champion

2013 Tacoma City Marathon Champion

2012 USATF Club Cross Country Championships 51st place

4th Place, 2012 PNTF Club Cross Country Championships

2012 Tulsa 15k 7th place finisher

2012 You Go Girl Half Marathon Champion and course record

2012 Olympic Trials Marathon competitor

2011 PNTF 5k Champion

2011 Run of the Mill 5k champ and course record

2011 Scotiabank 1/2 Marathon Champion

2011 Sound to Narrows 12K Champion

2011 USATF 25K Championships competitor (12 th place)

4th Place Washington Female, Washington 12K Road Championships, Bloomsday 2011

 2011 USATF ½ Marathon Championships competitor

2010 USATF Club Cross Country Championships team member (CNW 6th place team)

7th Place, 2010 PNTF Club Cross Country Championships

2012 Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier

10th Place and 2 nd American, 2010 Twin Cities Marathon

2010 Fastest Washington State Female Marathon time of the year

4th Place, 2010 PNTF Half Marathon Championships

2010 PNTF 10K Runner Up (road)

2010 Pacific Northwest Track & Field Association (PNTF) 5K Champion

2010 Tacoma City Marathon Champion and course record

2009    USATF Club XC Championships, 5th

2009    USATF Club Cross Country Regional Champion

2009   USATF Club Cross Country Pacific Northwest Champion

2001    NCAA D.I All-American, 1500 m

2001    Big East 4×800 meter Relay Champion

Volunteer work

Sunday School Teacher

About

Ruth grew up in Yelm, Washington, and graduated from SPU with a degree in Exercise Science.  She now lives in Puyallup with a supportive and loving husband, two young children (Ryan and Gracie), a black cat and a bunny.  She has been running competitively for over 20 years.  She has been coached by Tom Cotner since May 2010, and is sponsored by Club Northwest, Brooks, BeHive Massage, and Olympic Sports and Spine Rehabilitation.  Ruth works as a personal trainer at the Mel Korum YMCA in Puyallup and as a Private Running Coach.  She joined Club Northwest in October 2010.