Monday, September 18, 2017

Outside Assistance - Road Racing


I know that road racing has gotten to a point where there's been a slippery slope of activities - short of course cutting and running with another person's bib - that have become acceptable.

However, there still are rules of competition put forth by USA Track & Field and those coaches of businesses - regardless of how large or small, new or old - should be held to the highest standard in following them.

USA Track & Field Rule 144.3(a)

Pacing in running or walking events by persons not participating in the event, by competitors lapped or about to be lapped, or by any kind of technical device other than those permitted under Rule 144.3(i).

This means coaches - or their running club or training group members with their knowledge - should not be out on the course helping run one of their runners in - one step, one mile or more.

The fact that you're a coach and you put in your Facebook post that you've done this puts in question your ethics -- or lack of knowledge of the rules.

Again, as I've stated, the sport is at a point where runners either don't know these rules or otherwise completely ignore them - because nobody challenges them or holds people accountable to them.

What isn't assistance?

USA Track & Field Rule 144.3(j)

Pace setting by an officially designated person entered in an event for that purpose is permitted, provided such pacesetters start in the event.

So if you're a coach and you want to run with one of your runners, pay for an entry, cross the start line and remove your timing device -- and you're 100% within the rules.

I know this is something Team In Training used to do and I believe that Michael Merlino with Inflight Running definitely still does.

And in this one specific case that I witnessed, it was just one coach of the said group and I wouldn't necessarily personally paint their partners with the same brush.

However, it makes you wonder a bit, especially if the effort results in prize money, an award or a qualification of some sorts.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Toughest 10K Kemah Finishers History


2017 - 1,880 (746 men / 1,134 women)
2016 - 1,962 (746 men / 1,216 women)
2015 - 1,886 (732 men / 1,154 women)
2014 - 1,807 (714 men / 1,093 women)
2013 - 1,670
2012 - 1,502 (705 men / 797 women)
2011 - 826 (405 men / 421 women)
2010 - 672 (302 men / 370 women)
2009 - 328 (150 men / 178 women)
2008 - 206 (101 men / 105 women)

Running of the Bulls 5K Finishers History


2017 - 995 (September 17)
2016 - 1,521 (October 9)
2015 - 1,395 (September 20)
2014 - 1,746 (September 14)
2013 - 2,017 (September 22)
2012 - 2,903 (September 23)
2011 - 2,004 (October 16)

Saturday, September 16, 2017

34 States, 54 Marathons - Complete Marathon History


By Time

4:47:32 - 2/19/06 - 15th annual Freescale Austin Marathon, Austin, TX - 7  (4:42:55)
4:48:42 - 9/30/12 - Maine Marathon, Portland, ME - 45  (4:30:09)
4:51:05 - 11/21/10 - Philadelphia Marathon, Philadelphia, PA - 25  (4:37:04)
4:55:08 - 1/16/05 - hp Houston Marathon, Houston, TX - 2  (4:52:30)
4:57:56 - 1/13/13 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, TX - 48 (4:36:25)
4:58:30 - 10/29/11 - Spinx Run Fest Marathon, Greenville, SC - 34  (4:41:45)
5:02:21 - 11/18/12 - Philadelphia Marathon, Philadelphia, PA - 46  (4:42:56)
5:03:02 - 3/5/06 - 4th annual Little Rock Marathon, Little Rock, AR - 8  (4:58:11)
5:04:07 - 10/16/11 - 10th annual IMT Des Moines Marathon, Des Moines, IA - 33  (4:47:03)
5:06:03 - 7/28/12 - 26th annual King Salmon Marathon, Cordova, AK, - 42  (4:46:24)
5:08:30 - 4/26/08 - Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, Oklahoma City, OK - 18  (4:58:35)
5:13:37 - 2/5/06 - 41st annual Mardi Gras Marathon, New Orleans, LA - 5
5:14:59 - 1/14/07 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, TX - 12
5:16:18 - 3/4/07 - Alpharetta Marathon, Alpharetta, GA - 14
5:17:54 - 9/25/11 - Quad Cities Marathon, Moline, IL - 32
5:18:02 - 7/31/11 - San Francisco Marathon, San Francisco, CA - 28
5:18:37 - 1/13/08 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, TX - 17
5:20:42 - 9/11/11 - Sioux Falls Marathon, Sioux Falls, SD - 31
5:20:59 - 10/28/13 - Cape Cod Marathon, Falmouth, MA - 50
5:21:40 - 11/3/13 - City of Oaks Marathon, Raleigh, NC - 51
5:22:19 - 1/1/08 - Texas Marathon, Kingwood, TX - 16
5:25:38 - 12/17/06 - Jacksonville Bank Marathon, Jacksonville, FL - 11
5:25:41 - 11/5/11 - Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, Indianapolis, IN - 35
5:26:07 - 12/2/07 - Tucson Marathon, Oracle, AZ - 15
5:26:26 - 1/30/11 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, TX - 26
5:27:03 - 12/10/11 - Rocket City Marathon, Huntsville, AL - 37
5:27:47 - 12/9/12 - Bryan-College Station Marathon, College Station, TX - 47
5:28:03 - 9/16/17 - Bismarck Marathon, Bismarck, ND - 54
5:30:27 - 9/9/12 - Bozeman Marathon, Bozeman, MT - 44
5:32:05 - 11/19/11 - Philadelphia Marathon, Philadelphia, PA - 36
5:34:37 - 1/18/09 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, TX - 23
5:35:48 - 5/25/08 - Med-City Marathon, Rochester, MN - 19
5:36:23 - 3/24/13 - Ocean Drive Marathon, Cape May to Sea Isle City, NJ - 49
5:37:29 - 1/18/15 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, TX - 52
5:37:35 - 8/27/11 - Eisenbahn Marathon, West Bend, WI - 30
5:38:12 - 1/7/12 - Mississippi Blues Marathon, Jackson, MS - 39
5:39:06 - 10/31/04 - 29th annual Marine Corps Marathon, Washington, DC - 1
5:39:55 - 2/11/06 - 2nd annual Surfside Beach Marathon, Surfside, TX - 6
5:40:01 - 1/1/06 - Texas Marathon, Kingwood, TX - 4
5:41:06 - 11/7/05 - 36th annual ING New York City Marathon, New York City, NY - 3
5:42:37 - 1/15/12 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, TX - 40
5:43:12 - 2/18/07 - AT&T Austin Marathon (PD), Austin, TX - 13
5:43:12 - 1/1/09 - Texas Marathon, Kingwood, TX - 22
5:44:56 - 4/22/06 - Fiesta de Albuquerque Marathon, Albuquerque, NM - 9
5:45:17 - 11/16/08 - Rock 'N' Roll San Antonio Marathon, San Antonio, TX - 21
5:50:39 - 12/18/11 - Run For The Ranch Marathon, Springfield, MO - 38
5:51:49 - 1/17/10 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, TX - 24
5:54:00 - 8/6/12 - Extraterrestrial Full Moon Midnight Marathon, Rachel, NV - 43
5:54:49 - 4/21/12 - Garmin Marathon in the Land of Oz, Olathe, KS - 41
6:07:30 - 10/18/08 - Marathon 2 Marathon, Alpine to Marathon, TX - 20
6:08:53 - 11/5/06 - City of Trees Marathon (Back), Boise, ID - 10
6:09:29 - 8/20/11 - Park City Marathon (Elevation), Park City, UT - 29
6:09:59 - 6/26/11 - UCC Coffee Kona Marathon, Kona, HI - 27
6:26:39 - 12/10/16 - Brazos Bend Marathon, Needville, TX - 53 (Trail; at least 27.56 miles)

By Date

5:39:06 - 10/31/04 - 29th annual Marine Corps Marathon, Washington, DC - 1
+ Dad, Waverly made the trip to D.C. w/me; earned my Dad's Marine Corps dog tags.

4:55:08 - 1/16/05 - hp Houston Marathon, Houston, TX - 2
+ Trained the right way for this race. Great weather. First finish down Rusk.

5:41:06 - 11/7/05 - 36th annual ING New York City Marathon, New York City, NY - 3
+ Wasn't ready. Great experience though. NYC is a must-do despite the cost.

5:40:01 - 1/1/06 - Texas Marathon, Kingwood, TX - 4

5:13:37 - 2/5/06 - 41st annual Mardi Gras Marathon, New Orleans, LA - 5
+ Ran this with a specific 12-minute per mile goal. Succeeded.

5:39:55 - 2/11/06 - 2nd annual Surfside Beach Marathon, Surfside, TX - 6
+ Edwin Quarles saved this from being even worse. Surprisingly, no quad pain.

4:47:32 - 2/19/06 - 15th annual Freescale Austin Marathon, Austin, TX - 7
+ Best marathon ever to date. One of those perfect days in just above freezing weather.

5:03:02 - 3/5/06 - 4th annual Little Rock Marathon, Little Rock, AR - 8
+ Took a week off. Waverly ran the last few miles with me.

5:44:56 - 4/22/06 - Fiesta de Albuquerque Marathon, Albuquerque, NM - 9
+ This race was a debacle.

6:08:53 - 11/5/06 - City of Trees Marathon (Back), Boise, ID - 10
+ Drove nine hours from Vancouver, BC to do this. Clearly wasn't ready.

5:25:38 - 12/17/06 - Jacksonville Bank Marathon, Jacksonville, FL - 11
+ Warm weather day. Saw Lou Wilson from The Woodlands here.

5:14:59 - 1/14/07 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, TX - 12
+ Pretty good race. Waverly ran with Kim Hager in the 5K.

5:43:12 - 2/18/07 - AT&T Austin Marathon (PD), Austin, TX - 13
+ Went the first nine miles with Bill Dwyer, who was doing the half.

5:16:18 - 3/4/07 - Alpharetta Marathon, Alpharetta, GA - 14
+ Waverly made the trip with me. Toughest mile 20 ever. Cool weather.

5:26:07 - 12/2/07 - Tucson Marathon, Oracle, AZ - 15
+ This got me to 10 states. Signed up for this at the last minute.

5:22:19 - 1/1/08 - Texas Marathon, Kingwood, TX - 16
+ Love Steve and Paula Boone. Hate multi-loop courses.

5:18:37 - 1/13/08 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, TX - 17

5:08:30 - 4/26/08 - Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, Oklahoma City, OK - 18
+ Ran a really good race. Ran the whole way. Little chilly, but only out at the Lake.

5:35:48 - 5/25/08 - Med-City Marathon, Rochester, MN - 19
+ Another one that I wasn't ready for.

6:07:30 - 10/18/08 - Marathon 2 Marathon, Alpine to Marathon, TX - 20
+ Had DNF'd two weeks before at West Texas Crossroads Marathon. Should have here too.

5:45:17 - 11/16/08 - Rock 'N' Roll San Antonio Marathon, San Antonio, TX - 21
+ Only signed up for this because they had a one-day $65 registration.

5:43:12 - 1/1/09 - Texas Marathon, Kingwood, TX - 22
+ I retired from running this race after this event.

5:34:37 - 1/18/09 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, TX - 23

5:51:49 - 1/17/10 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, TX - 24

4:51:05 - 11/21/10 - Philadelphia Marathon, Philadelphia, PA - 25
+ Trained the right way. Some significant cramping in mile 21 and 22.

5:26:26 - 1/30/11 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, TX - 26
+ No long runs before. Gave up ~8-9 minutes in miles 14 and 22 combined.

6:09:59 - 6/26/11 - UCC Coffee Kona Marathon, Kona, HI - 27

5:18:02 - 7/31/11 - San Francisco Marathon, San Francisco, CA - 28
+ Very hilly course. The hilliest that I've ever run. 2:27:26 front half. 2:48:27 back half.

6:09:29 - 8/20/11 - Park City Marathon (Elevation), Park City, UT - 29
+ Every step of this marathon was at 6,200 feet above sea level or greater. Mile 16 was at 7,000 feet.

5:37:35 - 8/27/11 - Eisenbahn Marathon, West Bend, WI - 30
5:20:42 - 9/11/11 - Sioux Falls Marathon, Sioux Falls, SD - 31
5:17:54 - 9/25/11 - Quad Cities Marathon, Moline, IL, - 32
5:04:07 - 10/16/11 - 10th annual IMT Des Moines Marathon, Des Moines, IA - 33
4:58:30 - 10/29/11 - Spinx Run Fest Marathon, Greenville, SC - 34
5:25:41 - 11/5/11 - Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, Indianapolis, IN - 35
+ Streak of five straight time reductions was broken.

5:32:05 - 11/19/11 - Philadelphia Marathon, Philadelphia, PA - 36
5:27:03 - 12/10/11 - Rocket City Marathon, Huntsville, AL - 37
5:50:39 - 12/18/11 - Run For The Ranch Marathon, Springfield, MO - 38
+ Shut it down at the halfway point.

5:38:12 - 1/7/12 - Mississippi Blues Marathon, Jackson, MS - 39
5:42:37 - 1/15/12 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, TX - 40
5:54:49 - 4/21/12 - Garmin Marathon in the Land of Oz, Olathe, KS - 41
+ Ran this on nothing and then DNF'd the following week in Kentucky.

5:06:03 - 7/28/12 - 26th annual King Salmon Marathon, Cordova, AK - 42
+ Pretty good race for me.  Cool weather, point-to-point (straight line, too) and lot of rain.

5:54:00 - 8/6/12 - Extraterrestrial Full Moon Midnight Marathon, Rachel, NV - 43
+ 1,300 foot elevation climb to the halfway point and was at ~5,550 feet overall.

5:30:27 - 9/9/12 - Bozeman Marathon, Bozeman, MT - 44
4:48:42 - 9/30/12 - Maine Marathon, Portland, ME - 45
5:02:21 - 11/18/12 - Philadelphia Marathon, Philadelphia, PA - 46
5:27:47 - 12/9/12 - Bryan-College Station Marathon, College Station, TX - 47
4:57:56 - 1/13/13 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, TX - 48
5:36:23 - 3/24/13 - Ocean Drive Marathon, Cape May to Sea Isle City, NJ - 49
5:20:59 - 10/27/13 - Cape Cod Marathon, Falmouth, MA - 50
+ 2:23:29 front half; 2:57:30 back half.  Hilly, hilly back half.
5:21:40 - 11/3/13 - City of Oaks Marathon, Raleigh, NC - 51

5:37:29 - 1/18/15 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, TX - 52

6:26:39 - 12/10/16 - Brazos Bend Marathon, Needville, TX - 53 (Trail; at least 27.56 miles)

5:28:03 - 9/16/17 - Bismarck Marathon, Bismarck, ND - 54
+2:25:09 front half; 3:02:54 back half.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Lake Houston 10K and 5K All-Time Winners (2010-2017)


10K
Men's - Overall
2010 - 38:14, Brandon Sager, 28
2011 - 31:58, Derek Yorek, 27
2012 - 31:58, Kipkrui Ruttoh, 27
2013 - 31:15, Kiya Dandena, 24
2014 - 31:10, Kiya Dandena, 25
2015 - 30:41, Henry Lelei, 26
2016 - 33:16, Ryan Miller, 24
2017 - 32:06, Ryan Miller, 25

Men's Masters - Overall
2010 - 38:44, Manfred Roenz, 40
2011 - 35:38, Raul Sanchez, 53
2012 - 39:34, Rip Reynolds, 46
2013 - 39:05, Sherman Everett, 47
2014 - 35:11, Peter Lawrence, 42
2015 - 35:42, Peter Lawrence, 43
2016 - 39:54, Steve Morrell, 52
2017 - 39:24, Andres Ferro, 45

Women's - Overall
2010 - 38:18, Debbie Arzola, 35
2011 - 38:22, Rachel Phillips, 22
2012 - 38:30, Virginia Jones, 31
2013 - 37:00, Lauren Smith, 22
2014 - 35:41, Samantha McClellan, 25
2015 - 35:34, Hillary Montgomery, 22
2016 - 35:39, Hillary Montgomery, 23
2017 - 35:49, Hillary Montgomery, 24

Women's Masters - Overall
2010 - 47:45, Norma Evans, 40
2011 - 46:19, Tammy Garton, 41
2012 - 46:41, Teresa Nichols, 40
2013 - 42:13, Cindy Taylor, 44
2014 - 47:19, Norma Evans, 44
2015 - 46:55, Melissa Hurta, 52
2016 - 49:33, Diana Carter, 47

5K
Men's - Overall
2010 - 17:09, William Blancett, 35
2011 - 18:48, Nathan Faulkenberry, 29
2012 - 16:02, Maximo Mendoza, 23
2013 - 15:37, Adam Saloom, 23
2014 - 15:13, Adam Saloom, 24
2015 - 15:11, Adam Godwin, 23
2016 - 15:00, Wilkerson Given, 25
2017 - 18:16, Andrew Pearson, 25

Men's Masters - Overall
2010 - 19:08, Joel Johnston, 43
2011 - 20:13, Doug Bugner, 53
2012 - 16:55, Peter Lawrence, 40
2013 - 16:03, Luis Armenteros, 40
2014 - 20:14, Mark Sobus, 46
2015 - 20:09, Manuel Barrientez, 41
2016 - 19:21, Kevin Schneider, 40
2017 - 19:58, Vance Reyes, 41

Women's - Overall
2010 - 22:19, Latisha Staten, 35
2011 - 20:23, Natalie Guerrero, 33
2012 - 18:15, Kimberly Mac Namee, 41
2013 - 18:16, Megan Saloom, 25
2014 - 17:42, Megan Saloom, 26
2015 - 17:27, Megan Saloom, 27
2016 - 17:27, Lauren Stroud, 25
2017 - 18:22, Lauren Stroud, 26

Women's Masters - Overall
2010 - 23:18, Patti Bates, 45
2011 - 24:24, Maggie Grueskin, 43
2012 - 21:28, Lisa Korsten, 45
2013 - 18:44, Kimberly Mac Namee, 42
2014 - 21:30, Sabrina Tillson, 50
2015 - 22:12, Sabrina Tillson, 51
2016 - 23:31, Eugenia Carter, 51
2017 - 21:42, Marcia Cassels, 43

Source:  runhoustontiming.net

Lake Houston 10K and 5K Total Number of Finishers


10K
Overall Finishers
2010 - 246
2011 - 316
2012 - 335
2013 - 398
2014 - 360
2015 - 345
2016 - 301
2017 - 330

5K
Overall Finishers
2010 - 210
2011 - 239
2012 - 383
2013 - 450
2014 - 349
2015 - 363
2016 - 361
2017 - 389

Source:  runhoustontiming.net

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer 5K All-Time Winners (2005-2016)


Male - Overall
2005 - 16:14, Fred Miller, 28
2006 - 17:25, Joe Oviedo, 30
2007 - 16:20, Zac Flowers, 17
2008 - 16:51, Justin Dermit, 17
2009 - 16:25, Marco Antonio Venancio, 24
2010 - 16:04, Maximo Mendoza, 21
2011 - 16:56, Anthony Aguinuga, 19
2012 - 17:05, George Harrison, 18
2013 - 16:52, Daniel Gollins, 27
2014 - 16:54, Thor Crux, 18
2015 - 16:23, Michael Gillis, 27
2016 - 17:53, Eduardo Garcia, 19
2017 - 16:10, Alan Gonzalez, 17

Male Masters - Overall
2005 - 18:21, Ken Yanowski, 49
2006 - 19:04, Francisco Garza, 41
2007 - 16:59, Joe Flores, 47
2008 - 18:03, Steve Morrell, 44
2009 - 18:27, Steve Morrell, 45
2010 - 17:10, Cornelio Garibay, 42
2011 - 17:13, Kelly Dowe, 40
2012 - 17:39, Kelly Dowe, 41
2013 - 18:42, Gordon Christie, 43
2014 - 18:38, Raul Valdez, 42
2015 - 18:54, John Spiller, 49
2016 - 18:40, Dan Bass, 52
2017 - 18:51, Mark Lawton, 40

Female - Overall
2005 - 19:14, Laura Bennett, 37
2006 - 19:38, Allison Nadolski, 29
2007 - 21:13, Jennifer Brown, 31
2008 - 20:35, Stacy Holden, 31
2009 - 17:56, Lauren Smith, 18
2010 - 19:45, Laura Bennett, 42
2011 - 19:25, Rachel Butler, 19
2012 - 18:55, Kylee Short, 31
2013 - 18:03, Lauren Smith, 22
2014 - 19:07, Camille Napier, 11
2015 - 19:15, Camille Napier, 12
2016 - 18:54, Jackie Tobin, 36
2017 - 20:17, Victoria Webster, 33

Female Masters - Overall
2005 - 20:27, Heide Mairs, 44
2006 - 21:05, Bonnie Jo Barron, 42
2007 - 21:38, Suzy Seeley, 48
2008 - 21:51, Jody Berry-Rico, 47
2009 - 18:03, Valerie Elliott, 55
2010 - 21:30, Helen Grant, 47
2011 - 20:47, Martha Long, 43
2012 - 21:53, Suzy Seeley, 53
2013 - 21:40, Lisa Korsten, 45
2014 - 21:34, Rose Rhoton, 51
2015 - 21:40, Juka Smits, 48
2016 - 22:04, Rose Rhoton, 53
2017 - 23:26, Susan Freeman, 54

Total Number of Finishers
2005 - 313
2006 - 269
2007 - 235
2008 - 415
2009 - 586
2010 - 437
2011 - 428
2012 - 484
2013 - 438
2014 - 454
2015 - 378
2016 - 358
2017 - 409

Source:  eztoregister.com, athlinks.com

Run In Texas Finishers Numbers


Piney Woods TrailFest 5K, 10 Mile, 20 Mile, 50k and Kids Mile, HOUSTON
2017 - 50K (17 - 5w/12m), 20M (44 - 26w/18m), 10M (132 - 62w/70m), 5K (62 - 42w/20m), 1M (19 - 13w/6m)
2016 - 50K (17 - 7w/10m), 20M (32 - 12w/20m), 10M (97 - 49w/48m), 5K (45 - 22w/23m), 1M (4 - 1w/3m)
2015 - 50K (25 - 5w/20m), 20M (63 - 23w/40m), 10M (109 - 53w/56m), 5K (53 - 26w/27m), 1M (5 - 4w/1m)
2014 - 50K (23 - 7w/16m), 20M (49 - 23w/26m), 10M (72 - 29w/43m), 5K (36 - 19w/17m)
2013 - 50K (19 - 5w/14m), 20M (24 - 12w/12m), 10M (94 - 48w/46m), 5K (63 - 33w/30m)
2012 - 10M (93 - 42w/49m), 5K (47 - 24w/23m)
2011 - 10M (99 - 36w/63m), 5K (73 - 39w/34m)
2010 - 10M (153 - 78w/75m), 5K (53 - 30w/23m)

Middleton Brewing Co. Third Coast 5K, SAN MARCOS
2017 - 258 (147 women / 111 men)
2016 - 113 (65 women / 48 men)

Goliad Brewing Co. 5K Beer Run, GOLIAD
2017 - 202 (106 women / 96 men)
2016 - 98 (62 women / 36 men)

Twisted X 5K Beer Run, DRIPPING SPRINGS
2016 - 590 (347 women / 243 men)
2015 - 322 (193 women / 129 men)

The Texas Two Way Torture Test 10M, JOHNSON CITY
2017 - 41 teams and 10 solo (8 women, 2 men)
2016 - 79 teams and 13 solo (4 women, 9 men)

Alamo Brewing Company 5K, SAN ANTONIO
2017 - 258 (140 women / 118 men)
2016 - 348 (180 women / 168 men)
2015 - 286 (160 women / 126 men)

El Chupacabra de DFW, GRAPEVINE
2014 - 10K (105 - 49w/56m), 5K (61 - 27w/34m)
2013 - 10K (72 - 30w/42m), 5K (50 - 31w/19m)
2011 - 10K (62 - 29w/33m)
2010 - 10K (84 - 43w/41m)

South Padre Island Sand Crab 10K & 5K Nighttime Beach Runs, SOUTH PADRE ISLAND
2017 - 10K (90 - 59w/31m), 5K (263 - 176w/87m), Kids (18 - 9w/9m)
2016 - 10K (140 - 85w/55m), 5K (377 - 241w/136m), Kids (29 - 16w/13m)
2015 - 10K (86 - 46w/40m), 5K (249 - 146w/103m), Kids (52 - 23w/29m)
2014 - 10K (127 - 69w/58m), 5K/2.8M (290 - 185w/105m), Kids (52 - 16w/36m)
2013 - 10K (153 - 81w/72m), 5K (488 - 322w/166m), Kids (65 - 36w/29m)
2012 - 10K (206 - 118w/88m), 5K (530 - 363w/167m)
2011 - 10K (159 - 83w/76m), 5K (213 - 142w/71m)

Texas Flower Country Women’s 5K/10K, FREDERICKSBURG
2017 - 10K (86), 5K (204)
2016 - 10K (129), 5K (331)
2015 - 10K (71), 5K (204)
2014 - 10K (137), 5K (243)
2013 - 10K (173), 5K (296)
Texas Lavender Women's 10K, BLANCO
2012 - 10K (171), 5K (279)
2011 - 10K (190), 5K (231)
2010 - 10K (312), 5K (281)
Texas Lavender Hills Women's 10K, BLANCO
2009 - 10K (120), 5K (143)

Cedar Creek Brewery, SEVEN POINTS
2017 - 142 (74 women / 68 men)
2016 - 160 (91 women / 69 men)
2015 - 129 (75 women / 54 men)

No Label Brewing First Street 5K, KATY
2017 - 973 (498 women / 473 men)
2016 - 942 (476 women / 466 men)
2015 - 769 (430 women / 339 men)
2014 - 675 (387 women / 288 men)

San Antonio Chupacabra 5K/10K Night Trail Run, SAN ANTONIO
2017 - 10K (161 - 66w/95m), 5K (248 - 134w/114m)
2016 - 10K (170 - 76w/94m), 5K (238 - 131w/107m)
2015 - 10K (153 - 65w/98m), 5K (236 - 126w/110m)
2014 - 10K (155 - 77w/78m), 5K (208 - 116w/92m)
2013 - 10K (265 - 118w/147m), 5K (411 - 254w/157m)
2012 - 10K (304 - 122w/182m), 5K (487 - 283w/204m)
2011 - 10K (470 - 210w/260m), 5K (436 - 255w/181m)
2010 - 10K (913 - 516w/397m)
2009 - 10K (452 - 214w/238m)
2008 - 10K (77 - 33w/46m)

Port Aransas Sand Crab 5K/10K, Kid Mile Nighttime Beach Run, PORT ARANSAS
2017 - 10K (34 - 16w/18m), 5K (128 - 88w/40m), Kids (21 - 9w/12m)
2016 - 10K (54 - 31w/23m), 5K (141 - 89w/52m), Kids (2 - 1w/1m)
2014 - 10K (7 - 4w/3m), 5K (36 - 23w/13m), Kids (16 - 7w/9m)

Southern Star Brewing Co. 5K, CONROE
2017 - 442 (217 women / 225 men)
2016 - 388 (204 women / 184 men)
2015 - 343 (179 women / 164 men)

Sand Crab Galveston 5K/10K Night Beach Run, GALVESTON
2017 - 10K (70 - 40w/30m), 5K (203 - 122w/79m), Kids (22 - 13w/9m)
2016 - 10K (45 - 21w/24m), 5K (157 - 91w/56m), Kids (30 - 16w/14m)
2015 - 10K (67 - 33w/34m), 5K (223 - 140w/83m), Kids (24 - 11w/13m)
2014 - 10K (72 - 38w/34m), 5K (204 - 129w/75m), Kids (17 - 7w/10m)
2013 - 10K (135 - 73w/62m), 5K (342 - 215w/127m), Kids (17 - 8w/9m)
2012 - 10K (291 - 158w/133m), 5K (660 - 456w/204m)
2011 - 10K (253 - 143w/110m), 5K (528 - 340w/188m)
2010 - 10K (399 - 224w/175m), 5K (636 - 420w/216m)

El Chupacabra de Houston 10K Night Trail Run, HOUSTON
2016 - 10K (147 - 59w/88m), 5K (111 - 60w/51m)
2015 - 10K (87 - 30w/57m), 5K (80 - 40w/40m)
2014 - 10K (137 - 67w/70m), 5K (111 - 68w/43m)
2013 - 10K (218 - 103w/115m), 5K (195 - 111w/84m)
2012 - 10K (327 - 141w/186m), 5K (216 - 134w/82m)
2011 - 10K (429 - 215w/214m)
2010 - 10K (367 - 162w/205m)

Lighthouse Hill Ranch, Saturday, JOHNSON CITY
2016 - 50K (22 - 10w/12m), 20M (31 - 13w/18m), 10M (70 - 37w/33m)
2015 - 50K (14 - 6w/8m), 20M (38 - 21w/17m), 10M (74 - 40w/34m)

Monarch Migration 10K Butterfly, FREDERICKSBURG
2016 - 10K (23 - 15w/8m), 5K (60 - 46w/14m), 1M (20 - 14w/6m)
2015 - 10K (27 - 20w/7m), 5K (68 - 50w/18m), 1M (15 - 2w/13m)

Texas Harvest 5K/10K, FREDERICKSBURG

Spicewood Vineyards 1/2 Marathon & 10K, SPICEWOOD
2016 - Half (113 - 64w/59m), 10K (100 - 68w/32m)
2015 - Half (180 - 122w/58m), 10K (135 - 92w/43m)
2014 - Half (240 - 158w/82m), 10K (145 - 113w/32m)
2013 - Half (193 - 113w/80m), 10K (120 - 88w/32m)
2012 - Half (213 - 127w/86m), 10K (147 - 101w/46m)
2011 - Half (216 - 146w/70m), 10K (160 - 113w/47m)
2010 - Half (148 - 97w/51m), 10K (132 - 103w/29m)
2009 - Half (93 - 57w/36m), 10K (150 - 104w/46m)

Real Ale Brewing Company 5K Beer Run, BLANCO
2016 - 217 (115 women / 102 men)

Friday, August 11, 2017

Lake Houston 10K and 5K Most Finishes (2010-2016)


-6-
Amando Garcia
Bill Seay
Crystale Bonjour
Dan Jaeger
Diana Van Horn
Elaine Victory
Jeff Nesheim
Joseph Herr
Kathy Haeckler

-5-
Brian Kasczak
Brittaney Gonzalez
Christine Victory
Justice Lasyone
Katy Stibrich
Lee Topham
Martha Serna
Maybelline Martinez
Mike Holder
Morgan Livesay
Pete Serna
Peter Lawrence
Rich Wikboldt
Rip Reynolds
Shaun Alcocer
Yale Jay

-4-
Allison Ford
Andrea Slaydon
Anita Giacobbe
Arna Gerritsen
Barbara Bussey
Bruce Dahm
Carrie Labani
Christa Pryor
Cortney Waguespack
Curt Earle
David Cherry
David Heckman
Faridy Gonzalez
Gerardo Garcia
Hector Marin
Jack Fillbrandt
Jetola Anderson-Blair
John Bjornstad
LaToya Lockett
Lauren Smith Stroud
Linda Taylor
Lisa Stults
Lisa Whitten
Mary Limbaugh
Melissa Haeckler
Michael Viguerie
Paul Blutt
Reese Jay
Robert Davis
Scott Falk
Shane Heginbotham
Steve Crews
Steve Jay
Steven Wolfson
Teresa Roseland
Veronica Villegas

Source: runhoustontiming.net

Monday, August 7, 2017

No Label Brewing 1st Street 5K Age Group Bests


Male
1-29 -- 15:53, Andrew Pisechko, Houston, 2017
30-39 -- 16:32, Matthew Manning, Katy, 2015
40-49 -- 17:06, Chris Stelzer, Houston, 2014
50-59 -- 18:49, Thomas Travis, Conroe, 2015
60-69 -- 19:09, Bernie Weber, Houston, 2017
70-99 -- 29:47, Mike Mangan, Missouri City, 2014

Female
1-29 -- 20:12, Katie Esposito, Middletown, CT, 2015
30-39 -- 19:45, Kristin Kabay, Houston, 2015
40-49 -- 21:51, Vicki Melnick, Brookshire, 2014
50-59 -- 22:13, Pam Butler, Houston, 2017
60-69 -- 24:29, Teresa Triche, Cypress, 2014
70-99 -- 32:51, Kathy McWilliams, Spring, 2016

Source:  iaapweb.com

Run For Wellness 5K Series - By Number of Timed Finishers


436 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, March 29, 2015
394 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, January 25, 2015
380 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, June 30, 2013
353 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, July 28, 2013
343 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, August 31, 2014
332 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, August 25, 2013
331 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, February 22, 2015
308 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, August 30, 3015
289 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, July 27, 2014
284 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, April 26, 2015

283 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, March 30, 2014
281 - Run For Wellness - Freedom, January 31, 2016
279 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, September 28, 2014
269 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, April 27, 2014
265 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, January 27, 2013
263 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, May 25, 2014
261 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, October 26, 2014
259 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, February 23, 2014
257 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, September 29, 2013
254 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, February 24, 2013

251 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, July 26, 2015
247 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, June 29, 2014
246 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, May 5, 2013 (? - April 2013 reschedule)
239 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, January 26, 2014
238 - Run For Wellness - Heights, February 7, 2016
235 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, June 28, 2015
231 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, September 27, 2015
229 - Run For Wellness - Freedom, May 28, 2017
219 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, May 26, 2013
207 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, August 26, 2012

200 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, December 30, 2012
199 - Run For Wellness - Freedom, February 28, 2016
189 - Run For Wellness - Heights, February 1, 2015
187 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, July 31, 2016 (moved from Freedom)
185 - Run For Wellness - Heights, August 2, 2015
182 - Run For Wellness - Heights, June 7, 2015
181 - Run For Wellness - Freedom, March 26, 2017
179 - Run For Wellness - Heights, August 3, 2014
177 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, November 25, 2012
174 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, September 30, 2012

174 - Run For Wellness - Freedom, March 27, 2016
172 - Run For Wellness - Heights, October 4, 2015
170 - Run For Wellness - Heights, March 6, 2016
169 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, November 30, 2014
168 - Run For Wellness - Freedom, February 26, 2017
166 - Run For Wellness - Heights, October 5, 2014
161 - Run For Wellness - Freedom, January 22, 2017
159 - Run For Wellness - Heights, September 6, 2015
156 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, December 29, 2013
156 - Run For Wellness - Freedom, April 23, 2017

152 - Run For Wellness - Heights, June 1, 2014
149 - Run For Wellness - Heights, August 6, 2017
146 - Run For Wellness - Freedom, August 28, 2016
138 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, November 24, 2013
138 - Run For Wellness - Heights, January 4, 2015
138 - Run For Wellness - Heights, April 5, 2015
138 - Run For Wellness - Heights, February 5, 2017
137 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, October 21, 2012
137 - Run For Wellness - Heights, November 2, 2014
134 - Run For Wellness - Heights, July 6, 2014

131 - Run For Wellness - Heights, October 2, 2016
130 - Run For Wellness - Heights, July 5, 2015
129 - Run For Wellness - Heights, September 7, 2014
128 - Run For Wellness - Heights, June 4, 2017
127 - Run For Wellness - Freedom, October 30, 2016
125 - Run For Wellness - Heights, May 3, 2015
122 - Run For Wellness - Heights, July 2, 2017
121 - Run For Wellness - Heights, September 4, 2016
118 - Run For Wellness - Freedom, July 23, 2017
113 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, June 26, 2016 (moved from Freedom)

111 - Run For Wellness - Heights, April 3, 2016
111 - Run For Wellness - Heights, May 7, 2017
104 - Run For Wellness - Heights, April 6, 2014
103 - Run For Wellness - San Jacinto, February 14, 2016
102 - Run For Wellness - Freedom, September 25, 2016
100 - Run For Wellness - Heights, May 4, 2014
100 - Run For Wellness - George Bush, November 29, 2015
97 - Run For Wellness - Heights, March 2, 2014
94 - Run For Wellness - Heights, July 3, 2016
91 - Run For Wellness - Heights, August 7, 2016

91 - Run For Wellness - Freedom, November 27, 2016
85 - Run For Wellness - Heights, May 1, 2016
82 - Run For Wellness - Heights, November 6, 2016
73 - Run For Wellness - San Jacinto, February 19, 2017
73 - Run For Wellness - San Jacinto, June 18, 2017
57 - Run For Wellness - San Jacinto, January 15, 2017
54 - Run For Wellness - Heights, January 3, 2016
54 - Run For Wellness - San Jacinto, July 16, 2017
50 - Run For Wellness - San Jacinto, January 10, 2016
50 - Run For Wellness - Heights, January 1, 2017

47 - Run For Wellness - Heights, March 5, 2017
44 - Run For Wellness - San Jacinto, April 10, 2016
43 - Run For Wellness - San Jacinto, April 9, 2017
40 - Run For Wellness - San Jacinto, May 21, 2017
30 - Run For Wellness - San Jacinto, May 8, 2016
25 - Run For Wellness - San Jacinto, November 13, 2016
22 - Run For Wellness - San Jacinto, August 14, 2016
21 - Run For Wellness - San Jacinto, September 11, 2016

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer 5K Most Finishes (2005-2016)


- 10 -
James Leonard
Theresa Bueno

- 9 -
Ben Sopchak

- 8 -
Gary Prazak
Kay Duplichan
Suzy Seeley

- 7 -
Bruce Taylor
Daniel Gonzalez
Delores Dunham
Grady Harrison
Jacob Tonge
Kevin Lang
Paul Wappler
Sherri Richey
Valerie Murphy

- 6 -
Harve Truskett
Heather Foley
Jose Estrella
Juan Murillo
Kelva Kelly
Lenord Burns
Linda Akhter
Marcia Brittain
Marisol Murillo
Sonia Rocha
Tim Nolan
Vanessa Servantes

Sources:  eztoregister.com, athlinks.com

Maribelle's / Outrigger's Multiple Finishers (2003-2017)


- 12 -
Moffatt, David

- 11 -
Cotropia, Keith
Nicodemus (Chapman), Pauline
Padilla, Don
Rachlen, Wayne
Wappler, Paul

- 10 - 
Alvarado, George
Alvarado, Jorge
Bell, Susan
Dement, Beverly
Harvie, Ben
Hinton, Gloria
Mack, Sam

- 9 -
Lang, Kevin
Mahon, Kathleen
Melanson, Joe
Montgomery, Margaret
Taylor, Bruce

- 8 -
Alvarado, Brian
Bell, Britt
Conklin, Dave
Ellis, Robert
Felan, George Z
Jantowski, Cindy
Melanson, Billie Kay
Mescall, Ruth
Milbourne, Andrea
Rodgers, Brendan
Wadzeck, Larry

- 7 -
Ahrens, Elizabeth
Alvarez, Jim
Bittinger, Chris
Cayton, Samantha
Lancer, Karen
Mangan, Mike
Montoya, Monica
Moody, Janice
Redding, Roger
Richards, Judy
Tonge, Jacob
Torregrossa, Jack
Weaver, Brandon
Womack, David

Maribelle's / Outrigger's Winners (2003-2017)


Men - Overall
2003 - 15:37, Gabriel Rodriguez
2004 - 15:45, Joseph Routt
2005 - 15:40, Rudy Rocha
2006 - 16:32, Brett Riley
2007 - 16:18, Rudy Rocha
2008 - 15:29, Sean Wade
2009 - 16:19, Junior Mitchell
2010 - 14:49, Drew Bean
2011 - 15:20, David Smith
2012 - 15:52, Anthony Aguinaga
2013 - 15:42, Matthew Perri
2014 - 15:24, Matthew Perri
2015 - 16:21, Peter Lawrence
2016 - 16:50, Peter Lawrence
2017 - 16:28, Peter Lawrence

Men's Masters - Overall
2003 - 16:40, Joe Melanson
2004 - 16:43, Joe Melanson
2005 - 16:57, Tom Sherwood
2006 - 17:02, Gerardo Mora
2007 - 16:45, Gerardo Mora
2008 - 16:59, Gerardo Mora
2009 - 16:28, Gerardo Mora
2010 - 17:55, Joe Melanson
2011 - 17:07, Tom King
2012 - 16:41, Peter Lawrence
2013 - 16:20, Peter Lawrence
2014 - 16:26, Peter Lawrence
2015 - 16:45, Junior Mitchell
2016 - 18:44, Peter Mullin
2017 - 17:49, Chris Robbins

Women - Overall
2003 - 17:43, Sita Waru
2004 - 19:19, Heide Mairs
2005 - 19:18, Laura Bennett
2006 - 19:06, Lea Carruthers
2007 - 17:04, Nichole Jones
2008 - 21:02, Julie Blanco
2009 - 19:28, Susan Walters
2010 - 18:46, Virginia Jones
2011 - 16:59, Lauren Smith
2012 - 18:03, Virginia Jones
2013 - 18:34, Virginia Jones
2014 - 19:45, Annie Hernandez
2015 - 16:54, Lauren Smith
2016 - 17:11, Lauren Stroud
2017 - 16:57, Lauren Stroud

Women's Masters - Overall
2003 - 20:22, Julie Groff
2004 - 20:56, Bonnie Jo Barron
2005 - 21:03, Bonnie Jo Barron
2006 - 20:56, Bonnie Jo Barron
2007 - 22:07, Monica Montes
2008 - 21:33, Suzy Seeley
2009 - 25:37, Cynthia Cobb
2010 - 19:08, Laura Bennett
2011 - 23:44, Laura Bennett
2012 - 20:54, Sabra Harvey
2013 - 22:48, Private Profile (Athlinks)
2014 - 21:38, Jetola Anderson-Blair
2015 - 18:41, Amy Castillo
2016 - 23:06, Karen Williams
2017 - 20:47, Cristy Moreno

Sources:  On The Run, Athlinks.com

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Running in Arkansas: Downhill. Well, Sort Of.


Run 8 miles.  Drive 370 miles.  Race 3.1 miles.

That was my Saturday.  And I'm perfectly happy with it.

I already had plans to roam this weekend.  I just didn't know where.

I usually have a couple of different plans at any given time for just about every weekend.

And often, they're not set in stone.

Awhile back, I had discussed with Waverly about maybe making the weekend a mini-vacation since we didn't take one of regular week long annual summer vacations this year.

My father and I had also talked about making a baseball trip weekend.

Shortly after he and my Mom got back from visiting my grandmother in Pennsylvania, he let me know that he didn't think that he would be up making the trip to Alpine to see Kokernot Field.

The Alpine Cowboys of the independent Pecos Baseball League play there and this weekend was the last home series of the year.

We were also going to then drive up to Cleburne to see the new ballpark of the new American Association of Professional Baseball team called the Railroaders.

So on Friday I asked Waverly if there was anything that she wanted to do.

She asked me if I would run with her on Saturday morning as she had eight miles on the books.

Many of you have this storybook-like existence of me as a father to Waverly, but she'll tell you that I'm not perfect.  I mean I feel like I do well, but I don't a hit a home run every time.

My first reaction was that I honestly felt like I couldn't keep up with her.

She assured me that she had been running 11-minute miles.

After coming back from dinner early Friday evening, I assured her that I would get up and run with her, but that I would still probably make a road trip on Saturday and Sunday.

We ran eight this morning.  About 10:45 per mile on the way out, even though she in the 30-and-change mark at the 2.89-mile water stop.  And then right about 11 per on the way back.

It was humid as all get out, but it really didn't bother me too much because the majority, if not all, of my miles are typically in the very early evening right now when it is 90-plus.

We had breakfast together and by 10 a.m., I had been home, showered, packed, the car loaded and off I went.

Right at 370 miles later, including a stop at the Marriott Courtyard here in Texarkana, and I was at the Spillway Dam area at DeGray Lake a little bit northwest of Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

Or actually, the northwest part of Arkadelphia as the physical address of Skyline Drive, which we ran on, was Arkadelphia.

Therefore, I can't count the 29th running of the Dam Night Run 5K as a race in my 300th North American city, town or census-designated place.  I still had fun, however.

The race is advertised as "flat and downhill ... very fast".

Ah, I think the most appropriate course definition - like for the 3M Half Marathon in Austin - is "net downhill".

Maybe I might have gone faster if I hadn't run eight this morning or driven 370 to get there, but I was only about 12-13 seconds faster than the 5K I did in Zapata two weekends ago.

There were two modes of transportation to get to the starting area -- two small school buses were being used and a number of flat bed lumber trucks with lumber stacked in the middle that people could sit on both sides.

I opted for the full Arkansas experience -- open-air lumber riding!

Plenty of time to just walk and not really run to warmup.  I figured having run eight earlier that I would just go when the gun went off.

And literally the local law enforcement discharged a weapon from the driver's side of the lead vehicle!

They actually had a "25-30 minute" pace sign as well as 30 and greater.

I positioned myself between the two and was about 33 seconds to get across the line.

A woman who had a race staff singlet on that I talked to before the race said that there were about 700 runners or so signed up.  (633 runners and 58 walkers were timed.)

The course was not as downhill as it was prounounced to be, yet I tried to push things as much as I could to take advantage of it where it was.

Therefore, I was a little disappointed that mile one came through in 9:08.

The second mile, which ended right before the road goes over the dam, I covered in 9:11. 

At the almost near eight-minute mark I had actually stopped to catch my first breath, but I saw the teardrop off the road to the right as two where the second mile would be and I pushed as much as I could.

The bridge across the top of the dam is obviously flat, but there was an uphill coming off of it.

It got the better of me.

There was one semi-steep dip in the last three-tenths of mile three before a hard left and just over a tenth of a mile sprint to the finish.

I veered all the way to the right of the two-lane road, which was completely closed to traffic, so that I could not make such a hard left-hand turn.

By doing so, I actually - once the turn was made - had to step into the grass on the inside left to pass a couple of girls.

Mile three was 10:23.  Ugh.

So I booked it to the finish with a 46.62.  If accurate, that's like under an eight-minute mile sprint to the finish.  Wow.

Total time was 29:29.85 on my watch.

The official timer had 29:29.44.  Nice.  Pretty darn close.

I was 342nd out of 633 runners.  229 of 312 men.  And 14 of 22 in the 50-54 age group.  When they entered my zip code, their database put me in Conroe, TX for this race.

A guy three spots behind my in my age group and his son, who won his 20-24 age group, were there from Bixby, Pennsylvania.

Even though today was a long days of sorts, I feel completely rested after a solid sleep last night which was on the heels of late night Thursday evening travel home from Decatur.

Looking to get up and attend church at First Baptist Church of Texarkana, which turns out is less than a mile here from the Marriott Courtyard. 

They have an 8 a.m. service which I hope to be in.

Lots of changes coming for me as it relates to races in the weeks and months ahead.

I do now have a couple of marathons on the books - Nebraska State Fair Marathon in Grand Island, Nebraska in four weeks and the Bismarck Marathon in North Dakota three weeks after that.

If all goes well, they will be marathons in states numbers 34 and 35 and my first out-of-state marathon in nearly four years.  The first one will be hot.  The second could be could as lows in mid-September do get into the forties.

Ah, you won't hear me complaining.

Thanks for reading - and all of your support and friendship.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Running In Texas: Hico, Stephenville, Comanche, Brownwood, Goldthwaite


It is 1 a.m. and I'm up writing in a hotel room in Killeen.  Living the dream, right?  Ha!

So my plan for today was to run in two out-of-town five-kilometer races and also log a mile in another six counties because the races were 12 hours - and 30 miles - apart.

Knowing, though, that I needed to get some rest, especially after running in the first four counties was hot, I used the minimum amount of Marriott Rewards points to get a nice room at the Courtyard here.

I was going to get a couple of hours sleep, drive 75 minutes to the north to Clifton for a race that had been postponed, run the race and then come back here - and plot my moves to keep myself entertained for Sunday.

Like Friday evening, when I went to sleep early knowing that I was going to get up and drive four hours, I couldn't wind down.

I had received an e-mail from a competitive and talented runner in the greater Houston area that had a legitimate issue with a race and their prize money decisions. 

The event production company working with the race had already reached out to me seeking my input - because of the breadth of my work with so many races.

Being respected - not necessarily always well-liked - is something I appreciate, therefore, I felt it important to respond to the individual as soon as I could and share my thoughts.

The bottom line on that issue is that I thought it was the race organization's leader that made the call on what were unconventional and not-so-clearly spelled out prize money awards.

The athlete was slighted.  The race production company put in a rough spot.  And the individual that was being the face for the race organization - a charity - in even a more difficult spot.

Lots to learn from.  Hopefully they will.  Solid event.  Great organization that helps people, but these are issues that are easily sorted out. 

I've worked with another event production to do so in the past so I know it can be done.

Again, I appreciate the respect that I'm given and I value it highly.

So I cancelled going to the race in Clifton.  I needed to rest, which I have.

As I get older, I don't want my daughter to have to worry about Dad pushing himself unnecessarily in things that are while enjoyable to him also don't have to be done.

If you know me well or even see me from afar, you know that my involvement in our sports is to encourage others.

I do that either through promoting or recognizing the accomplishments of others - or both.

Yet I like to get out and do what I do.

I was at a birthday party in February and a fellow runner in the community asked my thoughts about them taking so many pictures on the race course.

While even though I'm not as fast as others and I think we should all race when one is put on, my response was is that as long as you don't unncessarily burden the event and do so within the course (time) and resource (aid stations) limits put down by the event producer - have fun as it is your discretionary income that you're spending.

I traveled to Hico, Texas for the Old Settlers' Race To Remember 5K, which is part of the town's 131st annual Old Settlers Reunion.

Started a year before the town's incorporation in 1883 (and not held during four years of World War II), organizers and the town claim that it is the oldest event of its kind in Texas.

The course was a little old too.

I would say that it must have been the Stagecoach Route of 1886.

It was different is what I would best say.

It might have been a little long.  A runner with an electronic device had it at 3.16 miles, which makes my 33:21 time a bit more palatable.

We left the historic downtown area and went south and did a loop in the Bosque River RV Park, where it looked like some of the Reunion's activities were held.

We came out of the park heading north and then we were running cross country, through the grass under "the 281 bridge" (which literally had about seven or eight feet of cleareance).

We ended up on some city streets and did a turn around on Railroad St. (looking at Google Maps now while running).  This was my major complaint with this course.

Had I known this is where it went and if Waverly was with me, I would have stayed with her or not let her run.  This was an area - and you have to plan for the worst of anything - somebody could have been pulled off the course and nobody might have known with as few as runners as there were.

If somebody was running without a chip (this race was timed), nobody would have known that a runner who had come into town that wasn't known to locals was attacked and possibly sexually assaulted.

I've gotten blamed - even recently - of thinking too much, but Jay and Joy Hilscher changed part of their original route before the first TIR in March of 2008 when we did a dry run in October 2007 because a part ran at night - away from vans - along the railroad line.

Again, Rafael Resendiz-Ramirez, the serial killer, had been known for traveling around the United States by freight train and commiting his murders near railroad lines.

When we ran that stretch, I asked Jay if the vans were going to be allowed back there (which was pitch black without a head lamp) and he had said that they weren't.

Inevitably, Jay and Joy had runners stay along the highway, which passed the place in Borden (I think it is) that supposedly has really good hamburgers.

Long story short, I finished the race in 33:20, according to the official timer, Pro-Fit Event Services, which does a really good job (except entering my name as John versus Jon on the form I filled out!)

And I was first in the 50-54 age group.

I hope they gave my award to somebody, perhaps a youngster.

I got a bite to eat at the Koffee Kup Family Restaraunt a couple of blocks away from historic downtown and got the pancake stack, which was a mistake.

Three of the largest pancakes I've ever seen.  I hate wasting food, especially with so many that go without, but I only got through about one and a half in total.

So that was a race in Texas city, town or census-designated place #137 and north American city of town #299.

Tonight's race in Clifton would have been in a new county, Bosque, for #74, but staying safe on the roads from being rested is more important than hitting some arbitrary goal that might not be made with Texas having 254 counties.

So the secondary goal came about and that is to run at least a mile in all 254 Texas counties.

I go to the county courthouse, get a picture and then take off and run for about six-plus minutes in a given direction - as long as a dog or something doesn't alter that - and then return.

I post the picture on Instagram.  I'm "walksports" there, if you wish to follow.

And then if I have data in the locale that I'm running, I'll post the mile-plus to MapMyRun.

If I don't, I manually note the streets that I turned on and then add them to MapMyRun later.

Today, I added Stephenville (Erath), Comanche (Comanche), Brownwood (Brown) and Goldthwaite (Mills). 

I had as potential targets San Saba, Brady and Gatesville, but after I got done in Brownwood I determined that I could get this hotel room for the minimum number of points and decided to aim my car towards Killeen.

Driving by Goldthwaite, a Texas high school football power of the past, was along the way.

I almost passed by it, but instead got out of the car, took the proverbial picture and set off for 13 minutes of running in 99 degrees temperatures.

I like my "me" time.

In this sense, even though I socialize fairly well, when I choose to, I'm enjoying this process of seeing different parts of Texas that I might not get to.  And there's certainly lots to go.

So the tally is that I've run a race in 73 Texas counties and I've added a mile in another 25 for a total of a mile or more in 98 of Texas' 254 counties.

And a mile or more in 169 Texas cities, towns or census-designated places.

More fun to come.  Stay tuned.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Honeywell Lunar Rendezvous Run 5K Winners (2002-2017)


Male - Overall
2017 - Luis Armenteros, 16:16
2016 - Ryan Smith, 15:54
2015 - Lane Boyer, 15:21
2014 - Ryan Tilotta, 15:18
2013 - Ryan Smith, 15:59
2012 - Joe Oviedo, 16:55
2011 - Carlos Arias, 16:09
2010 - John Hedengren, 15:55
2009 - Sesar Figueroa, 15:02
2008 - John Hedengren, 15:51
2007 - Jacob Phillips, 15:59
2006 - Alan Hedengren, 15:49
2005 - Luis Armenteros, 15:12
2004 - Joseph Routt, 15:55
2003 - Luis Armenteros, 15:27
2002 - Luis Armenteros, 15:20

Female - Overall
2017 - Lauren Stroud, 16:53
2016 - Lauren Smith Stroud, 17:08
2015 - Ann-Marie Charno, 19:59
2014 - Kaytlynn Welsch, 19:29
2013 - Anne Jones, 18:44
2012 - Lauren Smith, 17:40
2011 - Lauren Smith, 17:01
2010 - Lauren Smith, 17:43
2009 - Lauren Smith, 17:49
2008 - Peggy Yetman, 17:24
2007 - Nichole Jones, 16:59
2006 - Allison Pye, 18:17
2005 - Debbie Rudisill, 19:39
2004 - Carmen Ayala-Troncoso, 17:11
2003 - Kathryn Scarborough, 19:08
2002 - Sherrie Keim, 18:31

Male - Masters
2017 - Peter Lawrence, 16:31
2016 - Peter Lawrence, 16:56
2015 - Peter Lawrence, 16:42
2014 - Luis Arementeros, 15:20
2013 - Peter Lawrence, 16:39
2012 - Peter Lawrence, 17:05
2011 - John Yoder, 17:15
2010 - Sim Cuevas, 17:55
2009 - Gerardo Mora, 16:32
2008 - Gerardo Mora, 16:47
2007 - Gerardo Mora, 16:46
2006 - Gerardo Mora, 17:10
2005 - Francisco Perez, 16:49
2004 - Joe Melanson, 17:16
2003 - Jon Butler, 16:15
2002 - Joe Melanson, 16:37

Female - Masters
2017 - Lynn Malloy, 21:23
2016 - Suni Williams, 22:57
2015 - Suni Williams, 22:42
2014 - Melissa Hurta-Crites, 20:37
2013 - Martha Long, 21:30
2012 - Lynn Malloy, 22:38
2011 - Laura Bennett, 19:43
2010 - Laura Benentt, 19:29
2009 - Suni Williams, 20:57
2008 - Donna Sterns, 22:03
2007 - Heide Mairs, 20:15
2006 - Bonnie Jo Barron, 20:42
2005 - Liz Schwandt, 20:38
2004 - Donna Sterns, 20:43
2003 - Sherrie Keim, 19:20
2002 - Bonnie Jo Barron, 21:07

Timed Finishers
2017 - 403
2016 - 281
2015 - 396
2014 - 401
2013 - 480
2012 - 508
2011 - 523
2010 - 505
2009 - 464
2008 - 492
2007 - 325
2006 - 375
2005 - 393
2004 - 524
2003 - 546
2002 - 603

Original Walk Sports Services research

Monday, July 10, 2017

Waverly Walk - Complete 5-Mile Race History


48:58.0 - Run Thru The Woods 5M, 11/27/14 (Age 19)
50:40 - HCA 8K, Richmond, VA, 11/14/15 (Age 20)
50:45.4 - Baytown Bud Heat Wave 5M, 7/4/17 (Age 22)
52:44 - Run Thru The Woods 5M, 11/28/13 (Age 18)
54:00 - Ohio Michigan 8K, 7/9/15 (Age 20)
54:43 - Chevron Jingle Bell Run 5M, 12/14/14 (Age 19)
54:57.2 - Baytown Bud Heat Wave 5M, 7/4/16 (Age 21)
55:25.0 - Baytown Bud Heat Wave 5M, 7/4/15 (Age 20)
57:17 - Chevron Jingle Bell Run 5M, 12/15/13 (Age 18)
1:00:34 - Chevron Jingle Bell Run 5M, 12/10/06 (Age 11)
1:02:44 - Chevron Jingle Bell Run 5M, 12/12/05 (Age 10)

45 States, 131 Half Marathons - Complete Half Marathon History


By Age Grade (Top 10 by 2006/2010 Factors)

(1:51:34) 2:06:09 - 4/29/17 - Revel Mt. Charleston Half Marathon (Downhill), Las Vegas, NV - 130
(1:57:42) 2:13:05 - 1/29/17 - USA Fit Half Marathon, Sugar Land, TX - 128  (1:59:15 - 2015)
(1:59:53) 2:13:17 - 
1/31/15 - Minden Run For St. Jude Half Marathon, Minden, LA - 103
(2:00:03) 2:15:44 - 2/25/17 - Citizens Medical Center Run Against Cancer Half Marathon, Victoria, TX - 129
(2:00:48) 2:15:26 - 5/7/16 - Revel Mt. Charleston Half Marathon (Downhill), Las Vegas, NV - 120
(2:01:19) 2:13:45 - 2/9/14 - Biggest Loser Half Marathon, Mobile, AL - 94
(2:01:34) 2:16:17 - 11/13/16 - Harlingen Half Marathon, Harlingen, TX - 126
(2:01:37) 2:09:45 - 9/11/10 - Elroy Tunnel-Trails Half Marathon, Elroy, WI - 74
(2:02:44) 2:10:57 - 12/11/10 - Schlotzsky's Jingle Bell Run Half Marathon, Temple, TX - 76
(2:03:43) 2:16:23 - 2/15/14 - Stonebridge Ranch Half Marathon, McKinney, TX - 95
(2:04:13) 2:14:42 - 10/28/12 - Houston Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 86
(2:04:29) 2:18:23 - 11/14/15 - American Family Fitness Half Marathon, Richmond, VA - 114

(2:04:39) 2:14:05 - 10/1/11 - New Hampshire Half Marathon, Bristol, NH - 79 *7
(2:05:29) 2:14:58 - 3/12/11 - Gusher Half Marathon, Beaumont, TX - 77
(2:05:31) 2:13:55 - 5/2/10 - Heels and Hills Half Marathon, Irving, TX - 71
(2:05:45) 2:09:58 - 3/18/06 - Wheatfield Half Marathon, The Dalles, OR - 24
(2:05:57) 
2:18:51 - 11/15/14 - Tour de Glen Rose Half Marathon, Glen Rose, TX - 99
(2:06:16) 2:15:49 - 10/9/11 - Gulf Coast Half Marathon, Mandeville, LA - 81
(2:06:45) 2:14:09 - 1/11/09 - First Light Half Marathon, Mobile, AL - 56 (Flat)

By Time
2:06:09 - 4/29/17 - Revel Mt. Charleston Half Marathon (Downhill), Las Vegas, NV - 130
2:09:45 - 9/11/10 - Elroy Tunnel-Trails Half Marathon, Elroy, WI - 74
2:09:58 - 3/18/06 - Wheatfield Half Marathon, The Dalles, OR - 24
2:10:57 - 12/11/10 - Schlotzsky's Jingle Bell Run Half Marathon, Temple, TX - 76
2:12:06 - 1/29/06 - 12th annual 3M Half Marathon, Austin, TX - 23
2:12:26 - 1/28/07 - 13th annual 3M Half Marathon, Austin, TX - 31
2:13:05 - 1/29/17 - USA Fit Half Marathon, Sugar Land, TX - 128
2:13:17 - 1/31/15 - Minden Run For St. Jude Half Marathon, Minden, LA - 103 (2:13:21)
2:13:45 - 2/9/14 - Biggest Loser Half Marathon, Mobile, AL - 94
2:13:55 - 5/2/10 - Heels and Hills Half Marathon, Irving, TX - 71 (Mostly flat, 60s)
2:14:05 - 10/1/11 - New Hampshire Half Marathon, Bristol, NH - 79 *7
2:14:09 - 1/11/09 - First Light Half Marathon, Mobile, AL - 56 (Flat)
2:14:42 - 10/28/12 - Houston Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 86
2:14:58 - 3/12/11 - Gusher Half Marathon, Beaumont, TX - 77
2:15:26 - 5/7/16 - Revel Mt. Charleston Half Marathon (Downhill), Las Vegas, NV - 120
2:15:31 - 1/27/08 - 14th annual 3M Half Marathon, Austin, TX - 45
2:15:44 - 2/25/17 - Citizens Medical Center Run Against Cancer Half Marathon, Victoria, TX - 129
2:15:49 - 10/9/11 - Gulf Coast Half Marathon, Mandeville, LA - 81
2:16:17 - 11/13/16 - Harlingen Half Marathon, Harlingen, TX - 126
2:16:23 - 2/15/14 - Stonebridge Ranch Half Marathon, McKinney, TX - 95
2:16:38 - 4/30/05 - 37th Drake Relay On-The-ROADS Half Marathon, Des Moines, IA - 14 (Cold) *1
2:16:58 - 4/3/05 - Big D Texas Half Marathon, Dallas, TX - 13
2:18:05 - 3/29/09 - Angie's Half Crazy Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 58 (Flat)
2:18:12 - 5/19/07 - Fargo Half Marathon, Fargo, ND - 34 *2
2:18:20 - 12/12/09 - Chasing Lions Half Marathon, Temple, TX - 69
2:18:23 - 11/14/15 - American Family Fitness Half Marathon, Richmond, VA - 114
2:18:27 - 2/15/15 - 8th annual Run The Line Half Marathon, Texarkana, TX/AR - 106
2:18:38 - 2/17/08 - Run The Line Half Marathon, Texarkana, TX/AR - 46 (Cold, Windy)
2:18:51 - 5/1/05 - 28th annual Lincoln National Guard Half Marathon, Lincoln, NE - 15 (Cold) *1
2:18:51 - 11/15/14 - Tour de Glen Rose Half Marathon, Glen Rose, TX - 99
2:18:53* - 3/5/05 - 3rd annual Baylor Student Foundation Bearathon (12.85 miles = 2:16:14.4), Waco, TX - 12
2:19:04 - 6/11/06 - North Olympic Discovery Half Marathon, Port Angeles, WA - 26
2:19:06 - 11/25/16 - The Waddle Half Marathon, Dallas, TX - 127 (Basically flat)
2:19:17 - 7/15/07 - Presque Isle Half Marathon, Erie, PA - 38 (Flat)
2:19:18 - 11/23/08 - 27th annual Ole Man River Half Marathon, New Orleans, LA - 53 (Flat)
2:19:29 - 12/7/08 - Austin Runners Club Decker Half Marathon, Austin, TX - 54 (Hilly)
2:20:10 - 4/5/08 - Eisenhower Half Marathon, Abilene, KS - 48 (Cold) *4
2:20:13 - 9/7/08 - 11th annual Sioux Falls Half Marathon, Sioux Falls, SD - 52
2:20:21 - 2/14/15 - 5th annual Jail Break Run Half Marathon, Baytown, TX - 105
2:20:38 - 10/15/05 - 27th annual Huntsville Half Marathon, Huntsville, TX - 20
2:20:51 - 3/30/12 - Chisholm Trail Half Marathon, Crawford, TX - 89
2:21:06 - 12/20/08 - 21st annual American Bank Half Marathon, Corpus Christi, TX - 55
2:21:06 - 9/23/12 - Inaugural Panhandle Half Marathon, Lubbock, TX - 85
2:21:09 - 11/20/05 - 6th annual Motive Bison Stampede, Austin, TX - 21
2:21:12 - 10/2/10 - Maine Half Marathon, Portland, ME - 80 *7
2:21:19 - 12/1/12 - Baton Rouge Beach Half Marathon, Baton Rouge, LA - 87
2:21:29 - 9/26/04 - Buckeye Half Marathon, Akron, OH - 8 (10k in New Jersey the day before)
2:21:41 - 10/2/04 - Texas MedClinic Helotes Half Marathon, Helotes, TX - 9
2:22:11 - 4/6/13 - Fairview Half Marathon, Fairview, TX - 90
2:22:17 - 1/1/15 - Texas Half Marathon, Kingwood, TX - 100 (with Waverly)
2:22:27 - 10/30/16 - Air Capital Half Marathon, Wichita, KS - 125
2:22:42 - 11/21/09 - 24th annual Star City Half Marathon, Roanoke, VA - 67 *6
2:22:44 - 3/25/07 - Mercer Island Rotary Run Day Half Marathon, Mercer Island, WA - 32
2:22:44 - 10/24/10 - Houston Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 75
2:23:05 - 2/28/09 - Cowtown Half Marathon, Fort Worth, TX - 57
2:23:18 - 4/29/07 - Oklahoma City Memorial Half Marathon, Oklahoma City, OK - 33
2:23:22 - 1/9/10 - Mississippi Blues Half Marathon, Jackson, MS - 70
2:23:25 - 10/9/04 - 26th annual Huntsville Half Marathon, Huntsville, TX - 10
2:23:28 - 9/14/13 - Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Run With Heart Half Marathon, Mansfield, TX - 93
2:23:39 - 11/7/09 - Clarksville Half Marathon, Clarksville, TN - 66
2:24:04 - 4/10/16 - Union Hospital Run For Home Half Marathon, New Philadelphia, OH - 117
2:24:05 - 8/18/07 - News and Sentinel Half Marathon, Parkersburg, WV - 40
2:24:19 - 7/21/13 - Presque Isle Half Marathon, Erie, PA - 91
2:24:44 - 10/23/11 - Houston Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 82
2:25:05 - 2/24/08 - Armadillo Dash Half Marathon, College Station, TX - 47
2:25:28 - 6/28/15 - Sturgis Falls Half Marathon, Cedar Falls, IA - 109
2:25:30 - 4/9/06 - Prince George Roadrunners Hart Half, Prince George, BC - 25 (500 miles north of Vancouver)
2:25:33 - 2/8/15 - Fort Smith Half Marathon, Fort Smith, AR - 104
2:25:42 - 9/3/16 - Pocatello Half Marathon, Pocatello, ID - 124
2:25:44 - 5/17/09 - Delaware Half Marathon, Wilmington, DE - 59
2:25:45 - 6/17/06 - Carrabba's Classic Half Marathon (Wet), San Antonio, TX - 27
2:26:03 - 10/18/09 - 5th annual Harbor Half Marathon, Corpus Christi, TX - 63
2:26:10 - 11/1/09 - 2nd annual Augusta Half Marathon, Augusta, GA - 65 *5
2:26:35 - 11/22/15 - Tulsa Route 66 Half Marathon, Tulsa, OK - 115
2:26:47 - 5/20/07 - Apple Blossom Half Marathon, Hastings, MN - 35 *2
2:27:00 - 4/6/08 - Go St. Louis! Half Marathon, St. Louis, MO - 49 *4
2:27:07 - 8/17/13 - News and Sentinel Half Marathon, Parkersburg, WV - 92
2:27:47 - 8/9/14 - 13th annual Lynchburg Half Marathon, Lynchburg, VA - 97
2:27:54 - 6/12/10 - Bear Lake Marathon, Garden City, UT - 73
2:28:17 - 3/27/11 - 4th annual Angie's Half Crazy! Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 78
2:28:58 - 10/31/09 - 5th annual Spinx Fest Half Marathon, Greenville, SC - 64 *5
2:29:02 - 6/25/06 - Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon, Vancouver, BC - 28
2:29:17 - 10/13/07 - 29th annual Huntsville Half Marathon, Huntsville, TX - 43
2:29:22 - 11/22/09 - Hendrick Marrow Program Half Marathon, Concord, NC - 68 *6
2:29:25 - 10/21/06 - 28th annual Huntsville Half Marathon, Huntsville, TX - 30
2:29:34 - 8/1/04 - 28th annual Chicago Distance Classic (Warm), Chicago, IL - 7
2:29:41 - 4/3/04 - Capital City Half Marathon, Columbus, OH - 4
2:29:42 - 3/7/04 - Little Rock Half Marathon, Little Rock, AR - 3
2:30:17 - 10/24/15 - Anthony Flying Horse Half Marathon, Anthony, TX/NM - 112
2:30:29 - 6/25/16 - Lake Michigan Half Marathon (Warm), Muskegon, MI - 122
2:30:39 - 11/17/07 - Tyler Half Marathon (Hilly), Tyler, TX - 44
2:31:05 - 4/24/16 - Columbia Half Marathon (Hilly), Columbia, MD - 119
2:31:13 - 6/19/04 - Carrabba's Classic Half Marathon (Hot), San Antonio, TX - 6
2:31:13 - 12/12/04 - Swamp Stomp Half Marathon (Pacing Duties), Lake Charles, LA - 11
2:31:19 - 11/8/15 - Pensacola Half Marathon, Pensacola, FL - 113
2:31:28 - 10/1/05 - Texas MedClinic Helotes Half Marathon, Helotes, TX - 19
2:32:03 - 6/6/09 - Sunburst Half Marathon, South Bend, IN - 60
2:32:29 - 8/19/06 - News and Sentinel Half Marathon (Hot and Hilly), Parkersburg, WV - 29
2:32:34 - 1/18/04 - Halliburton International Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 2
2:32:42 - 5/8/04 - Indianapolis Life 500 Festival Mini Marathon (Warm), Indianapolis, IN - 5
2:33:17 - 7/9/17 - Burn Your Half Off Half Marathon (Warm), Chattanooga, TN - 131
2:34:56 - 1/25/15 - Miracle Match Half Marathon (Hilly), Waco, TX - 102
2:35:23 - 5/28/12 - Patriot Half Marathon, Rockwall, TX - 83
2:35:23 - 12/12/15 - Schlotzsky's Jingle Bell Run Half Marathon, Temple, TX - 116
2:35:54 - 8/8/15 - 14th annual Lynchburg Half Marathon, Lynchburg, VA - 110 (with Waverly)
2:36:00 - 3/21/15 - Bring It To The Bay Half Marathon, Bay St. Louis, MS - 108
2:36:01 - 6/6/10 - Lewis and Clark Half Marathon, Bozeman, MT - 72
2:37:42 - 8/5/07 - Prude Ranch Races Half Marathon (Elevation), Fort Davis, TX - 39
2:38:37 - 10/7/07 - 31st annual Pamby Motors Half Marathon (Hot), Ridgefield, CT - 42 *3
2:38:39 - 10/6/07 - Grete's Great Gallop (Hot and Hilly), New York City, NY - 41 *3
2:41:53 - 8/20/05 - News and Sentinel Half Marathon (Hot and Hilly), Parkersburg, WV - 18
2:43:07 - 8/24/08 - Hottest Half Marathon (Hot), Dallas, TX - 51
2:43:45 - 6/18/05 - Carrabba's Classic Half Marathon (Hot), San Antonio, TX - 16
2:44:20 - 6/11/16 - Bourbon Derby Half Marathon (Hot, Hilly), Paris, KY - 121
2:45:07 - 6/13/09 - Renaissance at Colony Park Half Marathon (Hot), Ridgeland, MS - 61
2:45:29 - 7/4/07 - 28th annual Lander Half Marathon (Elevation), Lander, WY - 36
2:45:33 - 9/27/09 - Heels and Hills and Him Half Marathon (Warm), Irving, TX - 62
2:46:20 - 8/27/16 - Best Damn Run and Walk Half Marathon (Trail), Whitingham, VT - 123
2:47:04 - 12/21/12 - End of the World Half Marathon, Humble, TX - 88 (Closer to 14 miles)
2:47:39 - 4/16/16 - Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Half Marathon (Very Hilly), Roanoke, VA - 118
2:49:04 - 6/8/08 - Scott & White Community Wellness Half Marathon (Hot and Humid), Temple, TX - 50
2:50:52 - 11/1/03 - White Rock Half Marathon (Hot), Dallas, TX - 1
2:50:59 - 8/13/05 - 28th annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Half Marathon (Trail at Elevation), Flagstaff, AZ - 17
2:51:25 - 8/15/15 - News and Sentinel Half Marathon, Parkersburg, WV - 111
2:52:48 - 3/8/15 - Zydeco Half Marathon, Lafayette, LA - 107 (with Steve Boone)
2:54:07 - 1/15/06 - Aramco Houston Half Marathon (Pacing Duties), Houston, TX - 22 (with Waverly)
2:57:13 - 1/24/15 - 27th annual Lake Benbrook Half Marathon, Benbrook, TX - 101 (with Ken Johnson)
2:58:17 - 6/20/14 - Summer Solstice 3-Hour Endurance Run, Abilene, TX - 96 (14 miles)
3:20:01 - 7/22/12 - 47th annual Gold Discovery Run, Fox, AK - 84 (16.3 mile-trail run)
3:33:52 - 11/9/14 - Fort Worth Half Marathon, Fort Worth, TX - 98 (with Paula Boone)
5:41:10 - 7/7/07 - 2nd annual Leadville Trail Heavy Half Marathon (Unreal Elevelation, 15.4 miles), Leadville, CO - 37

By Date

2:50:52 - 11/1/03 - White Rock Half Marathon (Hot), Dallas, TX - 1
2:32:34 - 1/18/04 - Halliburton International Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 2
2:29:42 - 3/7/04 - Little Rock Half Marathon, Little Rock, AR - 3
2:29:41 - 4/3/04 - Capital City Half Marathon, Columbus, OH - 4
2:32:42 - 5/8/04 - Indianapolis Life 500 Festival Mini Marathon (Warm), Indianapolis, IN - 5
2:31:13 - 6/19/04 - Carrabba's Classic Half Marathon (Hot), San Antonio, TX - 6
2:29:34 - 8/1/04 - 28th annual Chicago Distance Classic (Warm), Chicago, IL - 7
2:21:29 - 9/26/04 - Buckeye Half Marathon, Akron, OH - 8 (10k in New Jersey the day before)
2:21:41 - 10/2/04 - Texas MedClinic Helotes Half Marathon, Helotes, TX - 9
2:23:25 - 10/9/04 - 26th annual Huntsville Half Marathon, Huntsville, TX - 10
2:31:13 - 12/12/04 - Swamp Stomp Half Marathon (Pacing Duties), Lake Charles, LA - 11
2:18:53* - 3/5/05 - 3rd annual Baylor Student Foundation Bearathon (12.85 miles = 2:16:14.4), Waco, TX - 12
2:16:58 - 4/3/05 - Big D Texas Half Marathon, Dallas, TX - 13
2:16:38 - 4/30/05 - 37th Drake Relay On-The-ROADS Half Marathon, Des Moines, IA - 14 (Cold) *1
2:18:51 - 5/1/05 - 28th annual Lincoln National Guard Half Marathon, Lincoln, NE - 15 (Cold) *1
2:43:45 - 6/18/05 - Carrabba's Classic Half Marathon (Hot), San Antonio, TX - 16
2:50:59 - 8/13/05 - 28th annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Half Marathon (Trail at Elevation), Flagstaff, AZ - 17
2:41:53 - 8/20/05 - News and Sentinel Half Marathon (Hot and Hilly), Parkersburg, WV - 18
2:31:28 - 10/1/05 - Texas MedClinic Helotes Half Marathon, Helotes, TX - 19
2:20:38 - 10/15/05 - 27th annual Huntsville Half Marathon, Huntsville, TX - 20
2:21:09 - 11/20/05 - 6th annual Motive Bison Stampede, Austin, TX - 21
2:54:07 - 1/15/06 - Aramco Houston Half Marathon (Pacing Duties), Houston, TX - 22
2:12:06 - 1/29/06 - 12th annual 3M Half Marathon, Austin, TX - 23
2:09:58 - 3/18/06 - Wheatfield Half Marathon, The Dalles, OR - 24
2:25:30 - 4/9/06 - Prince George Roadrunners Hart Half, Prince George, BC - 25 (500 miles north of Vancouver)
2:19:04 - 6/11/06 - North Olympic Discovery Half Marathon, Port Angeles, WA - 26
2:25:45 - 6/17/06 - Carrabba's Classic Half Marathon (Wet), San Antonio, TX - 27
2:29:02 - 6/25/06 - Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon, Vancouver, BC - 28
2:32:29 - 8/19/06 - News and Sentinel Half Marathon (Hot and Hilly), Parkersburg, WV - 29
2:29:25 - 10/21/06 - 28th annual Huntsville Half Marathon, Huntsville, TX - 30
2:12:26 - 1/28/07 - 13th annual 3M Half Marathon, Austin, TX - 31
2:22:44 - 3/25/07 - Mercer Island Rotary Run Day Half Marathon, Mercer Island, WA - 32
2:23:18 - 4/29/07 - Oklahoma City Memorial Half Marathon, Oklahoma City, OK - 33
2:18:12 - 5/19/07 - Fargo Half Marathon, Fargo, ND - 34 *2
2:26:47 - 5/20/07 - Apple Blossom Half Marathon, Hastings, MN - 35 *2
2:45:29 - 7/4/07 - 28th annual Lander Half Marathon (Elevation), Lander, WY - 36
5:41:10 - 7/7/07 - 2nd annual Leadville Trail Heavy Half Marathon (Unreal Elevelation, 15.4 miles), Leadville, CO - 37
2:19:17 - 7/15/07 - Presque Isle Half Marathon, Erie, PA - 38 (Flat)
2:37:42 - 8/5/07 - Prude Ranch Races Half Marathon (Elevation), Fort Davis, TX - 39
2:24:05 - 8/18/07 - News and Sentinel Half Marathon, Parkersburg, WV - 40
2:38:39 - 10/6/07 - Grete's Great Gallop (Hot and Hilly), New York City, NY - 41 *3
2:38:37 - 10/7/07 - 31st annual Pamby Motors Half Marathon (Hot), Ridgefield, CT - 42 *3
2:29:17 - 10/13/07 - 29th annual Huntsville Half Marathon, Huntsville, TX - 43
2:30:39 - 11/17/07 - Tyler Half Marathon (Hilly), Tyler, TX - 44
2:15:31 - 1/27/08 - 14th annual 3M Half Marathon, Austin, TX - 45
2:18:38 - 2/17/08 - Run The Line Half Marathon, Texarkana, TX/AR - 46 (Cold, Windy)
2:25:05 - 2/24/08 - Armadillo Dash Half Marathon, College Station, TX - 47
2:20:10 - 4/5/08 - Eisenhower Half Marathon, Abilene, KS - 48 (Cold) *4
2:27:00 - 4/6/08 - Go St. Louis! Half Marathon, St. Louis, MO - 49 *4
2:49:04 - 6/8/08 - Scott & White Community Wellness Half Marathon (Hot and Humid), Temple, TX - 50
2:43:07 - 8/24/08 - Hottest Half Marathon (Hot), Dallas, TX - 51
2:20:13 - 9/7/08 - 11th annual Sioux Falls Half Marathon, Sioux Falls, SD - 52
2:19:18 - 11/23/08 - 27th annual Ole Man River Half Marathon, New Orleans, LA - 53 (Flat)
2:19:29 - 12/7/08 - Austin Runners Club Decker Half Marathon, Austin, TX - 54 (Hilly)
2:21:06 - 12/20/08 - 21st annual American Bank Half Marathon, Corpus Christi, TX - 55
2:14:09 - 1/11/09 - First Light Half Marathon, Mobile, AL - 56 (Flat)
2:23:05 - 2/28/09 - Cowtown Half Marathon, Fort Worth, TX - 57
2:18:05 - 3/29/09 - Angie's Half Crazy Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 58 (Flat)
2:25:44 - 5/17/09 - Delaware Half Marathon, Wilmington, DE - 59
2:32:03 - 6/6/09 - Sunburst Half Marathon, South Bend, IN - 60
2:45:07 - 6/13/09 - Renaissance at Colony Park Half Marathon (Hot), Ridgeland, MS - 61
2:45:33 - 9/27/09 - Heels and Hills and Him Half Marathon (Warm), Irving, TX - 62
2:26:03 - 10/18/09 - 5th annual Harbor Half Marathon, Corpus Christi, TX - 63
2:28:58 - 10/31/09 - 5th annual Spinx Fest Half Marathon, Greenville, SC - 64 *5
2:26:10 - 11/1/09 - 2nd annual Augusta Half Marathon, Augusta, GA - 65 *5
2:23:39 - 11/7/09 - Clarksville Half Marathon, Clarksville, TN - 66
2:22:42 - 11/21/09 - 24th annual Star City Half Marathon, Roanoke, VA - 67 *6
2:29:22 - 11/22/09 - Hendrick Marrow Program Half Marathon, Concord, NC - 68 *6
2:18:20 - 12/12/09 - Chasing Lions Half Marathon, Temple, TX - 69
2:23:22 - 1/9/10 - Mississippi Blues Half Marathon, Jackson, MS - 70
2:13:55 - 5/2/10 - Heels and Hills Half Marathon, Irving, TX - 71 (Mostly flat, 60s)
2:36:01 - 6/6/10 - Lewis and Clark Half Marathon, Bozeman, MT - 72
2:27:54 - 6/12/10 - Bear Lake Marathon, Garden City, UT - 73
2:09:45 - 9/11/10 - Elroy Tunnel-Trails Half Marathon, Elroy, WI - 74
2:22:44 - 10/24/10 - Houston Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 75
2:10:57 - 12/11/10 - Schlotzsky's Jingle Bell Run Half Marathon, Temple, TX - 76
2:14:58 - 3/12/11 - Gusher Half Marathon, Beaumont, TX - 77
2:28:17 - 3/27/11 - 4th annual Angie's Half Crazy! Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 78
2:14:05 - 10/1/11 - New Hampshire Half Marathon, Bristol, NH - 79 *7
2:21:12 - 10/2/11 - Maine Half Marathon, Portland, ME - 80 *7
2:15:49 - 10/9/11 - Gulf Coast Half Marathon, Mandeville, LA - 81
2:24:44 - 10/23/11 - Houston Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 82
2:35:23 - 5/28/12 - Patriot Half Marathon, Rockwall, TX - 83
3:20:01 - 7/22/12 - 47th annual Gold Discovery Run, Fox, AK - 84 (16.3 mile-trail run)
2:21:06 - 9/23/12 - Inaugural Panhandle Half Marathon, Lubbock, TX - 85
2:14:42 - 10/28/12 - Houston Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 86
2:21:19 - 12/1/12 - Baton Rouge Beach Half Marathon, Baton Rouge, LA - 87
2:47:04 - 12/21/12 - End of the Word Half Marathon, Humble, TX - 88 (Closer to 14 miles)
2:20:51 - 3/30/12 - Chisholm Trail Half Marathon, Crawford, TX - 89
2:22:11 - 4/6/13 - Fairview Half Marathon, Fairview, TX - 90
2:24:19 - 7/21/13 - Presque Isle Half Marathon, Erie, PA - 91
2:27:07 - 8/17/13 - News and Sentinel Half Marathon, Parkersburg, WV - 92
2:23:28 - 9/14/13 - Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Run With Heart Half Marathon, Mansfield, TX - 93
2:13:45 - 2/9/14 - Biggest Loser Half Marathon, Mobile, AL - 94
2:16:23 - 2/15/14 - Stonebridge Ranch Half Marathon, McKinney, TX - 95
2:58:17 - 6/20/14 - Summer Solstice 3-Hour Endurance Run, Abilene, TX - 96 (14 miles)
2:27:47 - 8/9/14 - 13th annual Lynchburg Half Marathon, Lynchburg, VA - 97
3:33:52 - 11/9/14 - Fort Worth Half Marathon, Fort Worth, TX - 98 (with Paula Boone)
2:18:51 - 11/15/14 - Tour de Glen Rose Half Marathon, Glen Rose, TX - 99
2:22:17 - 1/1/15 - Texas Half Marathon, Kingwood, TX - 100 (with Waverly)
2:57:13 - 1/24/15 - 27th annual Lake Benbrook Half Marathon, Benbrook, TX - 101 (with Ken Johnson)
2:34:56 - 1/25/15 - Miracle Match Half Marathon (Hilly), Waco, TX - 102
2:13:17 - 1/31/15 - Minden Run For St. Jude Half Marathon, Minden, LA - 103
2:25:33 - 2/8/15 - Fort Smith Half Marathon (Hilly), Fort Smith, AR - 104
2:20:21 - 2/14/15 - 5th annual Jail Break Run Half Marathon, Baytown, TX - 105 (Bridge)
2:18:27 - 2/15/15 - 8th annual Run The Line Half Marathon, Texarkana, TX/AR - 106
2:52:48 - 3/8/15 - Zydeco Half Marathon, Lafayette, LA - 107 (with Steve Boone)
2:36:00 - 3/21/15 - Bring It To The Bay Half Marathon, Bay St. Louis, MS - 108 (Bridge)
2:25:28 - 6/28/15 - Sturgis Falls Half Marathon, Cedar Falls, IA - 109
2:35:54 - 8/8/15 - 14th annual Lynchburg Half Marathon, Lynchburg, VA - 110 (with Waverly)
2:51:25 - 8/15/15 - News and Sentinel Half Marathon, Parkersburg, WV - 111
2:30:17 - 10/24/15 - Anthony Flying Horse Half Marathon, Anthony, TX/NM - 112
2:31:19 - 11/8/15 - Pensacola Half Marathon, Pensacola, FL - 113
2:18:23 - 11/14/15 - American Family Fitness Half Marathon, Richmond, VA - 114
2:26:35 - 11/22/15 - Tulsa Route 66 Half Marathon, Tulsa, OK - 115
2:35:23 - 12/12/15 - Schlotzsky's Jingle Bell Run Half Marathon, Temple, TX - 116
2:24:04 - 4/10/16 - Union Hospital Run For Home Half Marathon, New Philadelphia, OH - 117
2:47:39 - 4/16/16 - Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Half Marathon (Very Hilly), Roanoke, VA - 118
2:31:05 - 4/24/16 - Columbia Half Marathon (Hilly), Columbia, MD - 119
2:15:26 - 5/7/16 - Revel Mt. Charleston Half Marathon (Downhill), Las Vegas, NV - 120
2:44:20 - 6/11/16 - Bourbon Derby Half Marathon (Hot, Hilly), Paris, KY - 121
2:30:29 - 6/25/16 - Lake Michigan Half Marathon (Warm), Muskegon, MI - 122
2:46:20 - 8/27/16 - Best Damn Run and Walk Half Marathon (Trail), Whitingham, VT - 123
2:25:42 - 9/3/16 - Pocatello Half Marathon, Pocatello, ID - 124
2:22:27 - 10/30/16 - Air Capital Half Marathon, Wichita, KS - 125
2:16:17 - 11/13/16 - Harlingen Half Marathon, Harlingen, TX - 126
2:19:06 - 11/25/16 - The Waddle Half Marathon, Dallas, TX - 127 (Basically flat)
2:13:05 - 1/29/17 - USA Fit Half Marathon, Sugar Land, TX - 128
2:15:44 - 2/25/17 - Citizens Medical Center Run Against Cancer Half Marathon, Victoria, TX - 129
2:06:09 - 4/29/17 - Revel Mt. Charleston Half Marathon (Downhill), Las Vegas, NV - 130
2:33:17 - 7/9/17 - Burn Your Half Off Half Marathon (Warm), Chattanooga, TN - 131

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Race in 137 Texas Cities or Towns and 73 Texas Counties ... And Counting!


2003
1.  Houston - 24-Hour Fitness 4-Miler (1.  Harris County)
2.  Round Rock - Round Rock Express 5K (2.  Williamson)
3.  The Woodlands - Run The Woodlands 5K #89 (3.  Montgomery)
4.  Dallas - Comcast State Fair of Texas 5K (4.  Dallas)
5.  Austin - IBM Uptown Classic 10K (5.  Travis)
6.  Beaumont - Christus Health 2nd annual Great Pumpkin Race 5K (6.  Jefferson)

2004
7.  Angleton - Angleton Noon Lions Spectacle Spectacular 10K (7.  Brazoria)
8.  Kingwood - Lake Houston YMCA Bridgefest 5K
9.  Galveston - 5th annual Mardi Gras Beach Run 10K (8,  Galveston)
10.  Tyler - Azalea Run 10K (9.  Smith)
11.  Sugar Land - Sugar Creek Blvd. Mile (10.  Fort Bend)
12.  San Antonio - Carrabba's Classic Half Marathon (11. Bexar)
13.  Fort Worth - Fort Worth Runners Club Three Amigos 4 Mile Run (12.  Tarrant)
14.  La Marque - Webster Bicycle Duathlon #3
15.  Arlington - August Gusto 5K
16.  Keller - Run In The Dark 5K
17.  Brenham - Brenham Hillacious Cross Country Open (13. Washington)
18.  San Marcos - 1st annual San Marcos Running Club Country Roads 10K (14.  Hays)
19.  Helotes - Texas MedClinic Helotes Half Marathon
20.  Clear Lake - 2nd annual United Space Alliance Space City 10 Miler
21.  Huntsville - 26th annual Huntsville Half Marathon (15.  Walker)
22.  La Grange - 1st annual Best Little 10K in Texas (16.  Fayette)
23.  Flower Mound - Flower Mound Metric Half-Marathon

2005
24.  Waco - Bearathon Half Marathon (17. McLennan)
25.  Bellaire - Bellaire Trolley Run 5K
26.  College Station - GLOW (Giving to Light Others' Way) 5K (18.  Brazos)
27.  Wharton - StraightWay Family Fun Run 5K (19.  Wharton)
28.  Centerville - Stu's Country Mile 5K (20.  Leon)
29.  Seabrook - Maribelle's On The Bay 5K
30.  Cypress - League Play Grill Semi-Annual 5K
31.  Deer Park - Goblin Gallop 5K
32.  Pearland - Jingle Jog 10-Miler

2006
33.  Surfside - Surfside Beach Marathon
34.  Pasadena - Run For Life 5K
35.  Alvin - Beneezy Purple Monkey 10K
36.  Willis - Wildkat 5K

2007
37.  New Braunfels - River Road Run 12-Miler (21.  Comal)
38.  Webster - Yuri's Night 5K
39.  Conroe - YMCA Trail Run 5K
40.  Bremond - Polish Pickle Run 5K (22.  Robertson)
41.  Fort Davis - Prude Ranch Races Half Marathon (23.  Jeff Davis)
42.  Oak Ridge North - Oak Ridge 5-Miler
43.  West - West Fest Kolache 5000
44.  Caldwell - Kolache Krunch 5K (24.  Burleson)

2008
45.  Texarkana - Run The Line Half Marathon  (25.  Bowie)
46.  Aledo - AdvoCats Run Walk or Crawl 5K (26.  Parker)
47.  Pilot Point - Four-Alarm Chase 5K (27.  Denton)
48.  Temple - Scott & White Community Wellness Half Marathon (28.  Bell)
49.  Lampasas - Toughest 10K in Texas (29.  Lampasas)
50.  Milano - Nowhere 2 Run 10K (30.  Milam)
51.  Marathon - Marathon 2 Marathon (31.  Brewster)
52.  Lufkin - Stay On Track Fun Run 5K (32.  Angelina)
53.  Livingston - Jingle Bell Run 5K (33.  Polk)

2009
54.  Roman Forest - East Montgomery County 4th of July Race 5K
55.  Irving - Heels and Hills and Him Half Marathon
56.  McKinney - Firefighter 10K (34.  Collin)
57.  Dime Box - Mini Marathon 10K (35.  Lee)
58.  Corpus Christi - Harbor Half Marathon (36.  Nueces)
59.  Tomball - Woodforest National Bank 5K
60.  Missouri City - Scanlan Elementary 5K
61.  Richmond - Resolution Run 5K

2010
62.  Kemah - Galloway Gallop 10K
63.  Orchard - Pamela's Race 10K
64.  Bryan - Downtown Derby 5K
65.  League City - Summer Kick-Off Fun Run 5K
66.  Humble - Woodcreek Middle School 5K

2011
67.  La Porte - Sylvan Beach Duathlon

2012 
68.  New Caney - El Chupacabra de Houston 10K
69.  Rockwall - Patriot Half Marathon (37.  Rockwall)
70.  Texas City - Funfest By The Bay 10K
71.  Crosby - Firecracker 5K
72.  Port Neches - Sea Rim Striders Summer Series Run #5
73.  Sealy - 5 Alarm 5K (38.  Austin)
74.  Navasota - Blues Capital of Texas 5K (39.  Grimes)
75.  Lubbock - Panhandle Half Marathon (40.  Lubbock)
76.  Port Arthur - Sabine Causeway Bridge 5K

2013
77.  Diboll - New Year's Resolution 5K
78.  Point Blank - Run For The Governor's 5K (41.  San Jacinto)
79.  Crawford - Chisholm Trail Half Marathon
80.  Fairview - Fairview Half Marathon
81.  Kosse - Kosse Greyhound 5K (42.  Limestone)
82.  Harker Heights - Race to Read 5K
83.  Nacogdoches - Freedom 5K (43.  Nacogdoches)
84.  Georgetown - Vern's No-Frills 5K
85.  Salado - Midnight Madness Down Main 5K
86.  Lakeway - Be Healthy Lake Travis Day 5K
87.  Hamilton - Dove Festival 10K (44.  Hamilton)
88.  Mansfield - Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Run With Heart Half Marathon
89.  Cedar Park - Run Free Texas 80's 8K Community Race
90.  Boerne - Fabra Elementary Howl at the Moon 5K (45.  Kendall)
91.  Seguin - Seguin Police Moonlight Run 5K (46.  Guadalupe)
92.  Kyle - Kyle-O-Meter 5K

2014
93.  Bandera - Cowboy Capital Stampede 10K (47.  Bandera)
94.  Cleburne - 4th annual Camp Fire Chicken Run 5K (48.  Johnson)
95.  Corinth - Corinth PD Foot Patrol 5K
96.  Highland Village - Running Moms Rock 5K
97.  Carrollton - Carrollton Runners Club 5K
98.  Muenster - Germanfest 15K (49.  Cooke)
99.  Abilene - Summer Solstice 3-Hour Endurance Run (50.  Taylor)
100.  Moulton - Moulton Jamboree 5K (51.  Lavaca)
101.  Bay City - Respect 5K Honoring Heroes (52.  Matagorda)
102.  Bastrop - Burning Pine 10K (53.  Bastrop)
103.  Glen Rose - Tour de Glen Rose Half Marathon (54.  Somervell)

2015
104.  Benbrook - 27th annual Lake Benbrook Half Marathon
105.  Baytown - 5th annual Jail Break Run Half Marathon
106.  Woodville - Dogwood Dash 5K (55.  Tyler)
107.  Santa Fe - 8th annual Chelsey's 5K Run For Kids
108.  Crystal Beach - Texas Crab Festival 5K
109.  Spring - LinksRun 10K - Cypresswood Golf Club
110.  Millsap - Ticket Lady Trot 10K
111.  Franklin - 1st annual Franklin FFA Glow Run 5K
112.  North Richland Hills - 1st annual NRH Road Runner 5K
113.  Anthony - Anthony Flying Horse Half Marathon (56.  El Paso)

2016
114.  Rockport - 28th annual Whooping Crane Strut 10K (57.  Aransas)
115.  Silsbee - 3rd annual Autism 5K (58.  Hardin)
116.  Fredericksburg - Fredericksburg Wildflower Run 10K (59.  Gillespie)
117.  Graham - Run For The Children 10K (60.  Young)
118.  Falfurrias - 4th of July Stars and Stripes 5K (61.  Brooks)
119.  Longview - Up And Away 5K (62.  Gregg)
120.  Clute - Mosquito Chase 5K
121.  Lantana - Run Lantana 10K
122.  Alice - Jim Wells County - VFW Post 8621 10-Miler (63.  Jim Wells)
123.  Harlingen - 3rd annual Harlingen Half Marathon (64.  Cameron)
124.  Lake Jackson - 4th annual Lake Jackson Turkey Trot 10K
125.  Needville - Brazos Bend Marathon
126.  Mission - Resolution Run 5K (65.  Hidalgo)

2017
127.  Grapevine - Bold In The Cold 15K
128.  San Angelo - Shannon Trail Race Series #3 15K (66.  Tom Green)
129.  Kingsville - Ties and Tennis Shoes 10K (67.  Kleberg)
130.  Victoria - Citizens Medical Center Run Against Cancer Half Marathon (68.  Victoria)
131.  Ennis - 19th annual Ennis Polka Fest 10K (69.  Ellis)
132.  Burnet - Rogue Trail Series - The Ranch 10K (70.  Burnet)
133.  Sulphur Springs - Milk Run 5K (71.  Hopkins)
134.  Jacksonville - Tomato 5 - Tomato Fest 5K (72.  Cherokee)
135.  Lumberton - Sea Rim Striders Summer Series Run #3
136.  Zapata - 5th Annual PFC Ira "Ben" Laningham IV 5K (73.  Zapata)
137.  Hico - Old Settler's Run To Remember 5K

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

2017 Texas Marathons by Finishers


7,134 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, January 15 (4,317 men / 2,817 women)
2,664 - Austin Marathon presented by NXP, Austin, February 19 (1,600 men / 1,064 women)
1,245 - Cowtown Marathon, Fort Worth, February 26 (745 men / 501 women)
   933 - Fidelity Investments The Woodlands Marathon, March 4 (586 men / 347 women)
   312 - Texas Marathon, Kingwood, January 1 (164 men / 148 women)
   251 - Michelob Ultra Springfoot Marathon, El Paso, February 19 (175 men / 76 women)
   245 - USA Fit Marathon, Sugar Land, January 29 (124 men / 121 women)*
   202 - McAllen Marathon, McAllen, January 15 (91 men / 55 women / 56 relay)
   196 - Seabrook Lucky Trail Marathon, Seabrook, March 18 (96 men / 67 women / 33 relay)
   128 - Galveston Marathon, Galveston, February 12 (79 men / 49 women)
   102 - Grasslands Trail Runs, Decatur, March 18 (61 men / 41 women)
     99 - Miracle Match Marathon, Waco, January 22 (46 men / 30 women / 23 relay)
     82 - Surfside Marathon, Surfside Beach, February 4 (50 men / 32 women)*
     71 - Davy Crockett Bear Chase Marathon, Groveton, April 8 (42 men / 29 women)
     68 - Cross Timbers Trail Run, Lake Texoma, February 18 (56 men / 12 women)
     67 - Exygon and Baptist Hospitals Gusher Marathon, Beaumont, March 4 (51 men / 16 women)
     64 - New Year's Day Marathon, Allen, January 1 (33 men / 31 women)
     37 - Amarillo Marathon, Amarillo, April 8 (22 men / 15 women)
     36 - Multiple Sclerosis Marathon, Dallas, May 27 (21 men / 15 women)
     32 - Love. Run. Marathon., Huntsville, February 18 (19 men / 13 women)
     30 - Dust Bowl Series Marathon, Dalhart, March 22 (18 men / 12 women)
     26 - Wayne's World Marathon, Dallas, May 28 (12 men / 14 women)
     25 - Bachman Memorial Day Marathon, Dallas, May 29 (17 men / 8 women)

* Early start included.

2017 Race Statistics


34 races in 2017. (180.23 miles)
23 of those were new to me. (Goal is 50)
11 races announced (12 if you count the IMTX Aid Station)
  1 was a member of the media (Houston Marathon)
47 races ran, announced or was in attendance for so far.
  1 DNS - Big Little JC 10K (wiped out from announcing CB&I)

294 North American cities or towns to run a race in.
134 Texas cities or town to run a race in.
  72 Texas counties to run a race in. (182 to go)
  53 of those the race was actually in the town of the county seat
  20 additional Texas counties to run at least a mile in. (162 to go)
154 Texas cities or towns to run at least a mile in.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Dad's Day 5K Finishers


2017 - 830 finishers (511 men / 319 women)
2016 - 798 finishers (466 men / 332 women)
2015 - 872 finishers (483 men / 389 women)
2014 - 900 finishers (482 men / 418 women)
2013 - 975 finishers (547 men / 428 women)
2012 - 860 finishers (477 men / 383 women)
2011 - 853 finishers (492 men / 361 women)
2010 - 602 finishers
2009 - 726 finishers (443 men / 283 women)
2008 - 492 finishers (304 men / 188 women)
2007 - 397 finishers (247 men / 150 women)

Sources:  Mychiptime.com, eztoregister.com