Saturday, October 14, 2017

Waverly Walk - Complete 10-Mile Race History


1:47:02 - Genworth Virginia 10-Miler, 9/24/16 (10:14 / 53:17 / 1:36:20)
1:47:19 - Memorial Hermann Ten For Texas, 10/14/17
1:50:00 - Genworth Virginia 10-Miler, 9/23/17 ( 9:35 / 53:03 / 1:38:45)
1:51:01 - Genworth Virginia 10-Miler, 9/26/15 (11:15 / 55:52 / 1:39:57)
1:51:32 - Genworth Virginia 10-Miler, 9/27/14 (11:45 / 55:41 / 1:41:18)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Space City 10-Miler Race Story


HOUSTON -- It was a double danger kind of race morning at Sunday's Space City 10-Miler.

Not only were runners able to see the humidity at the start, but they also felt the heat at the finish line as conditions worsened through the morning -- despite sunny skies.

However, Georgetown's Alfred Kiplagat and Houston's Hillary Montgomery navigated the hexagon-shaped course in times that seemed a bit of a paradox.

Kiplagat, the 28-year-old, who wasn't pushed by runner-up Todd Van Velson, ran the slowest winning time of all 16 Space City 10-Milers in 52:34.7, while Montgomery, the 24-year-old former Texas A&M Aggie and 2016 US Olympic Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier, seemed in top form.

Even though Montgomery's margin of victory over Madison Brown - the former University of Houston Cougar - was more than twice that of Kiplagat's.

Her winning time of 56:45.8 was the fourth fastest in the race's history -- one that she holds the course and event record from two years ago in 55:11.8.

Both Kiplagat and Montgomery walked away with $800 each -- $500 for the win from title sponsor One Main Financial and another $300 from Nationwide Insurance for being the first runner at miles 2, 4 and 6.

Van Velson, 33, and Brown, 22, were second overall in 54:27 and 1:00:53, respectively, earning $300 while Luis Armenteros, 45, and Lauren Stroud, 26, were third - taking home $100 each -- in 56:18 and 1:01:55.

It was Armenteros' third show finish to go with a win in 2003, second place in 2004 and masters' victories the last three runnings of the race.

Meanwhile, Stroud has finished on the podium in each of the last five years, including winning the race last October and three consecutive second-place efforts in 2013-2015.

The masters' titles - and $200 in prize money - were won by a pair of Houstonians in Peter Lawrence and Stacy Holden.

Lawrence's winning time of 57:29 was actually the fourth best of nine consecutive finishes, including five 40-44 age group wins in the race's last six runnings, while Holden defended her title -- the fifth women in race history to do so -- in 1:08:17.

Montgomery, Van Velson, Armenteros and Holden were four of nine runners who earned entry into January's Chevron Houston Marathon or Aramco Houston Half Marathon as part of that race's Local Elite Invited Runner program.

Runners who live in a 19-country area surrounding Harris County can earn a free entry at each of the four Houston Area Road Runners Association's (HARRA) Fall Series races if they are the first to finish in a time that beats a pre-determined qualifying standard.
(UPDATE:  Montgomery declined the entry - or lives outside of the area now - and it rolled down to the former Cougar, Madison Brown, according to the Chevron Houston Marathon website.)

Kingwood's Stewart Everett, 51, and Katy's Lynn Malloy, 57, represented the Grandmasters with finishes of 1:05:02 and 1:12:30 -- beating the 1:06:19 and 1:17:06 standards.

Houston's Miguel Lopez, 66, and Sabra Harvey, 68, earned the Senior Grandmasters entries with showings of 1:11:29.7 and 1:11:34.5.

Harvey was a week removed from winning her age group at the USATF Masters 5K Championship in Syracuse, New York in a time of 20:44, which age grades to 99.04%.

The final Local Elite Invited Runner slot went to 70-year-old Ben Harvie, who finished in 1:17:14 -- easily more than two minutes under the 1:19:42 standard.  It was Harvie's sixth age group win in 11 career Space City 10-Miler finishes.

Harvie was one of 43 runners before the race who had finished 10 or more Space City 10-Milers since 2003 -- and another 12 on Sunday finished their 10th race (in 16 runnings of the race).

Runners will have the opportunity to earn up to 10 spots in each of the next three races of the HARRA Fall Series - the Houston Half Marathon, the Fleet Feet Sports HMSA Classical 25K and the Fort Bend Kia 30K.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Space City 10-Miler Ten Or More Finishes (2003-2017)


16 Finishes
Karen Lancer

15 Finishes
Jack Lippincott

14 Finishes
Annie Hadow
Jose Amador
Jose Luis Martinez
Julie Ward
Kathryn Vidal

13 Finishes
Dave Stadnick
Hesley Jackson
Jitka Newald
Joshua Rake
Kathleen Mahon
Kevin Ward
Luis Armenteros
Michael Root
Steve Schroeder

12 Finishes
Donna Sterns
Gloria J Mahoney
Jamal Jamalyaria
Roger Boak
Victor Aguirre

11 Finishes
Ben Harvie
Chris St. Jean
James Leonard
Javier Lucero
Jim Alvarez
Juergen Carl Mueller
Kevin Lang
Leo Henny
Margaret Montgomery
Mark Girouard
Mark Mann
Mary Spurlock
Priscilla Fierro
Rich Fredrich
Richard Peoples
Robert Walters
Samantha Cayton
Yong Collins

10 Finishes
Jody Berry
Jose Reyes
Lara Allen
Rosie Schmandt

9 Finishes
Allen Webb
Andrew Sharenson
Billie Kay Melanson+
Chris Robbins+
Deb Clifford
Dusty Cook
Eric Faria
Eric Schaefer
Ferris Jackson
German Collazos
Gracie Trejo
John Galey
John Yoder
Leno Rios+
Melissa Hurta+
Miguel Lopez+
Missy Maxwell+
Monica Montoya
Otilia Gonzales+
Patti Cardenas
Paul Danilewicz
Pete Rake+
Rachel Forrest+
Robert Hoekman+
Skip Teel+
Sondra Gajevsky
Stephanie Landsman+
Veronica Hoge

Saturday, October 7, 2017

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
2017 - 10K (101 - 36w/65m), 5K (94 - 54w/40m)
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
2017 - 50K (14 - 6w/8m), 20M (42 - 17w/25m), 10M (75 - 40w/35m)
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)

General Zaragoza 5K Beer Run, GOLIAD2017 - 5K (125 - 70w/55m)

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)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Space City 10-Miler Male Age Group Winners


Second Place
2003 - No second place recognition
2004 - 0:52:30, Luis Armenteros, 32
2005 - 0:52:25, Kevin Castille, 33
2006 - No second place recognition
2007 - 0:50:12, Joseph Gray, 23
2008 - 0:52:28, Sean Wade, 42
2009 - 0:50:40, Sean Wade, 43
2010 - 0:50:30, Shadrack Songok, 26
2011 - 0:51:49, David Fuentes, 24
2012 - 0:52:37, Jeremy Daum, 26
2013 - 0:51:04, Barnabas Kirui, 27
2014 - 0:52:04, Calum Neff, 30
2015 - 0:52:01, Austin Roth, 24
2016(F) - 0:51:53, David Justus
2016(O) - 0:52:44, Carlos Arias, 22

Third Place
2003 - No third place recognition
2004 - 0:52:51, Andrew Cook, 23
2005 - 0:53:38, Sean Wade, 39
2006 - No third place recognition
2007 - 0:53:05, Luis Armenteros, 35
2008 - 0:53:39, Luis Armenteros, 36
2009 - 0:50:56, Sesar Figueroa, 25
2010 - 0:51:20, Chass Armstrong, 23
2011 - 0:52:46, Chass Armstrong, 30
2012 - 0:55:24, Richard Powell, 24
2013 - 0:51:50, Sammy Kiplagat Cheptoo, 40
2014 - 0:52:59, Matthew Perri, 23
2015 - 0:52:50, Ryan Smith, 30
2016(F) - 0:51:53, Drew Bean
2016(O) - 0:53:45, Adam Saloom, 26

19-Under
2006 - 0:58:42, D.J. Bean, 19
2007 - 1:10:54, Joshua Rake, 17

14-Under
2003 - 1:22:15, Ken Kroenung
2004 - 1:27:03, Alex Saltzman, 14
2005 - 1:35:32, Ted Docherty, 14
2008 - 1:16:59, Adrian Garcia, 14
2009 - 1:47:02, Keith Herrin, 13
2010 - 1:19:49, Keith Herrin, 14
2011 - No competitors
2012 - 1:24:19, Aaron Chandler, 11
2013 - 1:28:29, Kelly Carmichael, Jr., 11
2014 - 1:02:54, Jonathan Robbins, 11
2015 - 1:02:43, Jonathan Robbins, 12
2016(F) - 1:05:37, Jonathan Robbins
2016(O) - 1:04:25, Jonathan Robbins, 13

15-19
2003 - 1:17;24, Austin Wier, 15
2004 - 0:57:50, Alex Hoeg, 18
2005 - 1:10:53, Chris Pine, 19
2008 - 1:11:41, Joshua Rake, 18
2009 - 1:01:53, George Alvarado, 18
2010 - 1:09:36, Bill Wright, 18
2011 - 1:09:15, Mark Simmons, 18
2012 - 0:58:58, Timothy Messen, 16
2013 - 1:17:39, Noah Garza, 16
2014 - 1:14:44, Matthew Walton, 16
2015 - 1:03:07, David Tate, 18
2016(F) - 1:04:52, David Tate
2016(O) - No competitors

20-24
2003 - 1:15:49, William Medrano, 23
2004 - 0:58:15, Mitch Killough, 21
2005 - 0:56:40, Raul Villareal, 24
2006 - 0:51:08, Cole Dailey, 23
2007 - 0:54:21, Alex Moore, 24
2008 - 1:03:56, Stephen Milford, 23
2009 - 0:59:42, Frank Bwanble, 24
2010 - 0:52:58, Rio Reina, 23
2011 - 0:58:22, Andrew Clausen, 23
2012 - 1:02:16, Raul A. Medina, 22
2013 - 0:52:28, Jarrett Leblanc, 23
2014 - 0:54:18, Carlos Arias, 20
2015 - 0:52:53, Matthew Perri, 24
2016(F) - 0:54:12, Brock Moreaux
2016(O) - 1:57:19, Corey Scott, 20

25-29
2003 - 0:54:58, Gabriel Rodriguez, 25
2004 - 1:01:36, Jose Angel Lara, 28
2005 - 0:54:03, Gabriel Rodriguez, 27
2006 - 0:50:51, Bernard Manirariza, 27
2007 - 0:54:04, Bethuel Akuma, 27
2008 - 0:54:58, Alan Foolkes, 25
2009 - 0:54:23, Alan Foolkes, 26
2010 - 0:55:18, Alan Foolkes, 27
2011 - 0:54:16, Jeremy Daum, 25
2012 - 0:55:38, Ryan Smith, 27
2013 - 0:53:31, Richard Powell, 25
2014 - 0:53:01, Ryan Smith, 29
2015 - 0:54:18, Kent Pecora, 26
2016(F) - 0:54:33, Lane Boyer
2016(O) - 0:59:32, George Alvarado, 25

30-34
2003 - 0:54:27, Rudy Rocha, 34
2004 - 0:57:28, Brett Riley, 33
2005 - 0:55:06, Luis Armenteros, 33
2006 - 0:55:20, Drew Prisner, 34
2007 - 0:54:04, Junior Mitchell, 34
2008 - 0:56:07, Gabriel Rodriguez, 30
2009 - 0:56:05, Joe Oveido, 33
2010 - 0:53:13, Bethel Akuma, 30
2011 - 0:57:02, Dan Kahn, 32
2012 - 0:56:59, Jose Pablo Rivero Moreno, 30
2013 - 1:03:52, Jeremy Saums, 34
2014 - 0:58:54, Andrew Chaddick, 32
2015 - 1:01:22, Deon Belle, 34
2016(F) - 0:55:53, David Rodriquez
2016(O) - 1:02:26, Art Sherry, 33

35-39
2003 - 0:56:35, Jon Warren, 38
2004 - 0:54:14, Rudy Rocha, 35
2005 - 0:55:30, Rudy Rocha, 36
2006 - 0:57:31, Rudy Rocha, 38
2007 - 0:54:39, Rudy Rocha, 38
2008 - 0:55:24, Junior Mitchell, 35
2009 - 0:54:49, Dean King, 36
2010 - 0:52:45, Luis Armenteros, 38
2011 - 0:55:43, Vaughn Gubbs, 37
2012 - 0:56:42, Vaughn Gibbs, 38
2013 - 0:54:14, Roberto Moratilla, 35
2014 - 0:59:34, Dan Kahn, 35
2015 - 0:58:30, Samuel Sanderson, 38
2016(F) - 0:55:14, Matt McCurdy
2016(O) - 0:59:18, Jeremy Saums, 37

40-44
2003 - 0:59:55, Richard Peoples, 44
2004 - 1:04:28, Robert Walters, 44
2005 - 0:59:51, Francisco Perez, 40
2006 - 0:58:19, Gerardo Mora, 40
2007 - 0:57:29, Steven King, 44
2008 - 0:55:33, Wilmer Bustillos, 43
2009 - 0:56:20, Gerardo Mora, 43
2010 - 0:58:43, Thomas King, Jr., 41
2011 - 0:59:41, John Yoder, 40
2012 - 0:58:24, Peter Lawrence, 40
2013 - 0:56:45, Peter Lawrence, 41
2014 - 0:58:41, Junior Mitchell, 41
2015 - 0:56:51, Peter Lawrence, 43
2016(F) - 0:57:41, Peter Lawrence
2016(O) - 0:57:09, Peter Lawrence, 42

45-49
2003 - 0:58:05, David Washburn, 47
2004 - 0:58:37, Joe Melanson, 48
2005 - 1:04:39, Larry Tidwell, 49
2006 - 1:01:26, Richard Peoples, 47
2007 - 1:01:08, Richard Peoples, 48
2008 - 1:02:32, Tuan Nguyen, 46
2009 - 1:00:26, Sim Cuevas, 47
2010 - 0:58:26, Jon Butler, 48
2011 - 0:58:33, Wilmer Bustillos, 46
2012 - 1:03:41, Garrett Rychlik, 45
2013 - 1:06:06, Garrett Rychlik, 46
2014 - 1:00:01, Wilmer Bustillos, 49
2015 - 1:02:23, Manuel Martinez, 46
2016(F) - 1:00:57, Edward Aviles
2016(O) - 0:59:15, John Yoder, 45

50-54
2003 - 1:02:01, Miguel Lopez, 52
2004 - 1:03:54, Miguel Lopez, 53
2005 - 1:06:11, Steve Brammer, 54
2006 - 1:07:10, Scott Bounds, 54
2007 - 1:01:24, Rich Fredrich, 50
2008 - 1:03:29, Fernando Lopez, 50
2009 - 1:00:37, Joe Melanson, 54
2010 - 1:00:58, Sim Cuevas, 50
2011 - 1:03:06, Sim Cuevas, 51
2012 - 1:00:16, Joe Flores, 52
2013 - 1:06:09, Richard Peoples, 54
2014 - 1:01:11, Russell McKay, 50
2015 - 1:01:37, Russell McKay, 51
2016(F) - 1:06:18, David Wigle
2016(O) - 1:06:01, John Spiller, 50

55-59
2003 - 1:05:10, Ty Schmalz, 55
2004 - 1:06:22, Ben Harvie, 57
2005 - 1:09:08, Ben Harvie, 58
2006 - 1:06:53, Ted Traynor, 57
2007 - 1:00:49, Steve Brammer, 56
2008 - 1:00:55, Steve Brammer, 57
2009 - 1:02:03, Steve Brammer, 58
2010 - 1:04:36, Miguel Lopez, 59
2011 - 1:02:20, Dale Lee, 55
2012 - 1:02:23, Joe Melanson, 57
2013 - 1:08:55, Rich Fredrich, 56
2014 - 1:03:05, Joe Melanson, 59
2015 - 1:03:02, Sim Cuevas, 55
2016(F) - 1:04:18, Dan Byrne
2016(O) - 1:02:30, John Potts, 58

60-642003 - 1:11:53, Bill Harding, 64
2004 - 1:10:12, Kenneth Ruane, 63
2005 - 1:18:39, Ignacio Ybarra, 61
2006 - 1:11:50, Rich Vega, 60
2007 - 1:07:11, Ben Harvie, 60
2008 - 1:08:13, Ben Harvie, 61
2009 - 1:08:52, Ben Harvie, 62
2010 - 1:06:38, Mike Glasscock, 63
2011 - 1:05:14, Peter Mullin, 60
2012 - 1:02:46, Peter Mullin, 61
2013 - 1:03:08, Peter Mullin, 62
2014 - 1:08:42, Miguel Lopez, 63
2015 - 1:09:29, Edward Fry, 60
2016(F) - 1:09:22, Edward Fry
2016(O) - 1:03:20, Joe Melanson, 60

65-69
2003 - 1:18:50, Jim Braden, 68
2004 - 1:20:02, Don Brenner, 65
2005 - 1:13:46, Rich Siemens, 65
2006 - 1:10:04, Rich Siemens, 66
2007 - 1:09:53, Kenneth Ruane, 66
2008 - 1:10:21, Rich Siemens, 68
2009 - 1:09:44, Allan Conley, 65
2010 - 1:11:43, Allan Conley, 66
2011 - 1:24:59, Fred Ward, 67
2012 - 1:25:28, Fred Ward, 68
2013 - 1:24:58, Gerard Beaudoin, 66
2014 - 1:14:10, Roger Boak, 65
2015 - 1:13:09, Roger Boak, 66
2016(F) - 1:05:41, Peter Mullin
2016(O) - 1:02:43, Peter Mullin, 65

70-Over
2006 - No competitors
2008 - 1:31:23, Orville Kremmer, 76

70-74
2003 - 1:17:44, Robert Ellis, 73
2004 - 1:24:59, Orville Kremmer, 72
2005 - 1:16:51, Ino Cantu, 71
2007 - 1:14:55, Ino Cantu, 73
2009 - 1:15:55, Don Brenner, 70
2010 - 1:16:55, Don Brenner, 71
2011 - 1:16:54, Rich Siemens, 71
2012 - 1:17:59, Kenneth Ruane, 71
2013 - 1:18:06, Kenneth Ruane, 72
2014 - 1:28:42, Robert Hoekman, 73
2015 - 1:25:53, Fred Ward, 71
2016(F) - 1:26:17, Robert Hoekman
2016(O) - 1:28:18, Fred Ward, 72

75-79
2003 - No competitors
2004 - No competitors
2005 - 1:24:53, Robert Ellis, 75
2007 - 1:28:35, Robert Ellis, 77
2008 - No separate division
2009 - No competitors
2010 - 1:40:34, Robert Ellis, 80
2011 - No competitors
2012 - No competitors
2013 - 2:14:30, John Fredrickson, 75
2014 - No competitors
2015 - 2:22:29, Hesley Jackson, 75
2016(F) - 1:35:32, Larry Lindeen
2016(O) - 1:27:42, Robert Hoekman, 75

80-Over
2014 - 2:01:56, Richard Beecher, 80

Space City 10-Miler Female Age Group Winners


Second Place
2003 - No second place recognition
2004 - 0:57:50, Kelly Keane, 32
2005 - 0:59:30, Jody Hawkins, 38
2006 - No second place recognition
2007 - 1:01:27, Dawn Demaschk, 27
2008 - 1:04:33, Mary Davies, 26
2009 - 1:00:19, Emily Loeffler, 23
2010 - 1:02:36, Heidy Lozano, 47
2011 - 1:04:05, Raquel Tidwell, 23
2012 - 1:03:39, Virginia Jones, 31
2013 - 1:02:21, Lauren Smith, 22
2014 - 1:02:13, Lauren Smith, 23
2015 - 0:57:36, Lauren Smith
2016(F) - 1:02:57, Emily Daum
2016(O) - 0:59:55, Megan Saloom, 28

Third Place
2003 - No third place recognition
2004 - 1:01:47, Melissa Cook, 24
2005 - 1:01:28, Desiree Skinner, 30
2006 - No third place recognition
2007 - 1:01:52, Kimberly Hager, 36
2008 - 1:05:32, Heidy Lozano, 45
2009 - 1:00:47, Debbie Arzola, 35
2010 - 1:03:42, Susan Walters
2011 - 1:08:25, Virginia Jones, 30
2012 - 1:04:43, Emily Shulik, 22
2013 - 1:03:45, Kimberly Mac Namee, 42
2014 - 1:02:32, Amber Brunmeier, 25
2015 - 0:58:51, Megan Saloom
2016(F) - 1:06:22, Laura Bennett
2016(O) - 1:02:42, Amanda Jenkins, 25

19-Under
2006 - 1:15:06, Alyssa Crocker, 15
2007 - 1:16:16, Sara Collazos, 18

14-Under
2003 - 1:18:41, Emily Shulik, 13
2004 - 1:13:13, Sara Collazos, 14
2005 - 2:24:19, Chelsea Rake, 13
2008 - 1:16:55, Virginia Ney, 14
2009 - No competitors
2010 - 1:28:11, London Bennett, 14
2011 - No competitors
2012 - 1:18:26, Jennifer White, 14
2013 - No competitors
2014 - 1:59:41, Berkley Auttonberry, 9
2015 - 1:45:36, Berkley Auttonberry
2016(F) - 1:38:26, Alyssa Penney
2016(O) - 1:39:34, Berkley Auttonberry, 11

15-19
2003 - 1:22:38, Jessica Riebschiager, 18
2004 - 1:34:59, Amanda Hayley, 16
2005 - 1:07:58, Zoey Beckner, 19
2008 - 1:28:29, Alejandra Quinones, 18
2009 - 1:46:19, Kelly Rozas, 17
2010 - 1:12:19, Ali Berry, 19
2011 - 1:24:50, Emma Latimore, 15
2012 - 1:11:59, Kate Taylor, 18
2013 - 1:22:57, Cassandra Hinshaw, 18
2014 - 1:58:34, Ashlyn Freeman, 15
2015 - 1:37:57, Korbin Terpening, 15
2016(F) - No competitors
2016(O) - 1:28:21, Lauren Palms, 19

20-24
2003 - 1:05:33, Kathryn Scarborough, 24
2004 - 1:12;43, Heather Howse-Rohmfeld, 23
2005 - 1:03:15, Gloria Mancilla, 24
2006 - 1:04:52, Sarah Yoder, 23
2007 - 1:02:51, Kate Gorry, 23
2008 - 1:06:14, Michelle Friedman, 24
2009 - 1:26:27, Heather Brooks, 22
2010 - 1:23:04, Ann Dunn, 23
2011 - 1:22:45, Emilia Benton, 24
2012 - 1:13:01, Angela Rojas, 23
2013 - 1:20:56, Chelsea Hill, 24
2014 - 1:18:45, Morgan Fox, 24
2015 - 1:12:00, Catie Cohen, 23
2016(F) - 1:23:12, Mckenzie Salazar
2016(O) - 1:15:11, Rachel Williams, 22

25-29
2003 - 1:11:57, Shannon O'Neal, 25
2004 - 1:06:42, Perla Rodriguez, 25
2005 - 1:03:36, Melissa Cook, 25
2006 - 1:07:33, Olya Perevalova, 29
2007 - 1:07:28, Martha Buckley, 25
2008 - 1:06:08, Autumn Ray, 28
2009 - 1:11:25, Virginia Jones, 28
2010 - 1:05:39, Shannon Miller, 26
2011 - 1:09:02, Heidi Zimmerman Garza, 28
2012 - 1:06:25, Heidi Zimmerman, 29
2013 - 1:12:41, Elvira Hall, 27
2014 - 1:14:10, Chelsea Hill, 25
2015 - 1:01:38, Stephanie Bonk, 25
2016(F) - 1:13:17, Jennifer Wells
2016(O) - 1:07:05, Breanna Huschka, 25

30-34
2003 - 1:13:22, Shay Emerick, 32
2004 - 1:04:52, Kira Jorgensen, 33
2005 - 1:11:22, Alexandra Gajewsky, 31
2006 - 1:10:39, Alexandra Gajewski, 32
2007 - 1:02:43, Debbie Arzola, 33
2008 - 1:07:10, Jennifer Brown, 32
2009 - 1:06:06, Stacy Holden, 33
2010 - 1:04:58, Nikki Dillard, 31
2011 - 1:11:00, Lauren Wilder, 32
2012 - 1:09:23, Nicole Richardson, 32
2013 - 1:06:10, Anngela Caron, 32
2014 - 1:13:23, Claudia Smith, 32
2015 - 1:17:28, Shelley Grahmann, 34
2016(F) - 1:13:47, Natalie Harvey
2016(O) - 1:14:13, Stephanie Rodriguez, 31

35-39
2003 - 1:09:11, Ann Katlenbaough, 38
2004 - 1:06:33, Caroline Burum, 39
2005 - 1:05:55, Laura Bennett, 37
2006 - 1:07:14, Lisa Tilton McCarthy, 39
2007 - 1:13:59, Jana Yowell, 35
2008 - 1:11:22, Kim Wilson, 37
2009 - 1:02:10, Diana Hirst, 35
2010 - 1:04:52, Angela Crawford, 37
2011 - 1:21:16, Gylssel Lee, 37
2012 - 1:06:36, Catherine Kruppa, 39
2013 - 1:10:04, Natalia Dominguez, 36
2014 - 1:06:36, Lauren Wilder, 35
2015 - 1:06:19, Lauren Wilder, 36
2016(F) - 1:13:42, Sarah Milford
2016(O) - 1:04:47, Jackie Tobin, 36

40-44
2003 - 1:16:51, Bonnie Jo Barron, 41
2004 - 1:08:44, Heide Mairs, 44
2005 - 1:09:57, Bonnie Jo Barron, 43
2006 - 1:09:56, Helen Grant, 43
2007 - 1:11:34, Rose Rhoton, 44
2008 - 1:10:04, Anna Helm, 42
2009 - 1:09:42, Vicki Melnick, 43
2010 - 1:07:04, Laura Bennett, 42
2011 - 1:12:56, Lisa Yarrow, 44
2012 - 1:13:10, Wendy Hammerman, 41
2013 - 1:09:15, Cindy Taylor, 44
2014 - 1;19:19, Anh Hunter, 40
2015 - 1:19:43, Vera Balic, 44
2016(F) - 1:07:52, Catherine Kruppa
2016(O) - 1:25:20, Laura Bolieu, 40

45-49
2003 - 1:08:55, Suzanne Day, 46
2004 - 1:07:26, Margo Braud, 45
2005 - 1:16:40, Janet Canfield, 45
2006 - 1:14:05, Jody Berry, 46
2007 - 1:08:45, Margo Braud, 48
2008 - 1:10:21, Helen Grant, 45
2009 - 1:07:48, Jody Berry, 49
2010 - 1:07:11, Caroline Burum, 45
2011 - 1:20:48, Kim Tran, 45
2012 - 1:15:04, Juka Smits, 45
2013 - 1:14:18, Lisa Thompson, 45
2014 - 1:10:41, Loris Fusi, 45
2015 - 1:10:53, Allyson Serrao, 49
2016(F) - 1:14:39, Lisa Thompson
2016(O) - 1:16:58, Sally Hall, 48

50-54
2003 - 1:15:22, Donna Sterns, 50
2004 - 1:11:37, Karen Bowler, 54
2005 - 1:19;46, Eva Luckey, 51
2006 - 1:13:52, Donna Sterns, 53
2007 - 1:08:48, Christie Lammers, 50
2008 - 1:10:50, Suzanne Day, 51
2009 - 1:12:02, Suzanne Day, 52
2010 - 1:08:21, Jody Berry, 50
2011 - 1:13:04, Jody Berry, 51
2012 - 1:15:17, Suzy Seeley, 53
2013 - 1:14:23, Suzy Seeley, 54
2014 - 1:11:03, Melissa Hurta-Crites, 51
2015 - 1:13:36, Melissa Hurta-Crites, 52
2016(F) - 1:09:44, Allyson Serrao
2016(O) - 1:12:54, Susan Walters, 51

55-59
2003 - 1:13:34, Geri Wood, 55
2004 - 1:14:05, Geri Wood, 56
2005 - 1:19:38, Karen Bowler, 55
2006 - 1:22:45, Alice Keelin, 57
2007 - 1:21:29, Alice Keelin, 58
2008 - 1:17:06, Donna Sterns, 55
2009 - 1:14:57, Donna Sterns, 56
2010 - 1:13:42, Donna Sterns, 57
2011 - 1:18:04, Donna Sterns, 58
2012 - 1:17:17, Donna Sterns, 59
2013 - 1:21:34, Nora Wilson, 57
2014 - 1:20:29, Carole Uttecht, 58
2015 - 1:13:48, Lynn Malloy, 55
2016(F) - 1:14:16, Lynn Malloy
2016(O) - 1:16:18, Suzy Seeley, 57

60-64
2003 - 1:38:45, Pamela Willmon, 64
2004 - 1:21:26, Ann Ferguson, 62
2005 - 1:27:58, Ann Ferguson, 63
2006 - 1:32:28, Susan Waldau, 60
2007 - 1:16:08, Nancy Prejean, 62
2008 - 1:19:58, Nancy Prejean, 63
2009 - 1:19:36, Nancy Prejean, 64
2010 - 1:23:01, Alma Lopez, 61
2011 - 1:21:32, Joann Peeks, 60
2012 - 1:13:28, Sabra Harvey, 63
2013 - 1:12:08, Sabra Harvey, 64
2014 - 1:25:12, Julie Rutledge, 60
2015 - 1:21:44, Donna Sterns, 62
2016(F) - 1:22:24, Carole Uttecht
2016(O) - 1:19:39, Billie Kay Melanson, 62

65-69
2003 - No competitors
2004 - No competitors
2005 - No competitors
2006 - 1:35:01, Ursala Spilger, 65
2007 - 2:07:16, Margaret Montgomery, 66
2008 - 1:36:08, Nancy Crane, 65
2009 - 1:50:58, Judy Richards, 66
2010 - 1:17:25, Nancy Prejean, 65
2011 - 2:04:24, Judy Richards, 68
2012 - 1:33:22, Elizabeth Ahrens, 66
2013 - 2:08:33, Virginia Porter, 65
2014 - 1:31:44, Alice Keelin, 65
2015 - 1:11:21, Sabra Harvey, 66
2016(F) - 1:12:44, Sabra Harvey
2016(O) - 1:37:54, Gloria Mahoney, 66

70-74
2003 - 2:28:35, Bertie Jo Moore, 72
2004 - 2:03:20, Sadie Greenman, 73
2005 - No competitors
2006 - No competitors
2007 - No competitors
2008 - No competitors
2009 - No competitors
2010 - 1:45:44, Kay Duplichan, 74
2011 - 2:20:54, Margaret Montgomery, 70
2012 - 2:16:58, Margaret Montgomery, 71
2013 - 2:17:11, Margaret Montgomery, 72
2014 - No competitors
2015 - No competitors
2016(F) - No competitors
2016(O) - 1:31:52, Susan Waldau, 70

75-79
2006 - 2:11:48, Sadie Greenman, 75
2012 - 1:51:58, Kay Duplichan, 76

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Space City 10-Miler Single-Age Bests (2003-2016)


Male

10 - 1:12:16.1, Michael Robbins, 2015 (replacing 1:48:35.1, Jared Jankowski, 2007)
11 - 1:02:54.3, Jonathan Robbins, 2014 (replacing 1:24:19.4, Aaron Chandler, 2012)
12 - 1:02:43.4, Jonathan Robbins, 2015 (replacing 1:21:31.5, Kelly Carmichael, Jr., 2014)
13 - 1:04:24.7, Jonathan Robbins, 2016O (replaceing 1:05:36.7, Jonathan Robbins, 2016F)
14 - 1:09:35.2, Kelly Carmichael, Jr., 2016F (replacing 1:16:18, Mark Halle, 2006)
15 - 1:05:45.0, David Tate, 2012
16 - 0:58:57.7, Timothy Messen, 2012
17 - 1:10:54.3, Joshua Rake, 2007
18 - 0:57:49.8, Alex Hoeg, 2004
19 - 0:58:42.2, D.J. Bean, 2006
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20 - 0:54:18.0, Carloa Arias, 2014 (replacing 1:47:19.4, Michael Campbell, 2009)
21 - 0:54:58.1, Jason Schweitzer, 2006
22 - 0:50:13.4, Biya Simbassa, 2016F (replacing 0:56:47.1, Paul Goodwin, 2007)
23 - 0:50:11.5, Joseph Gray, 2007
24 - 0:51:49.0, David Fuentes, 2011
25 - 0:50:13.2, Shadrack Songok, 2009
26 - 0:48:26.7, Samuel Kosgei, 2010
27 - 0:49:46.8, Richard Kimeli, 2007
28 - 0:50:25.1, Enoch Nadler, 2013
29 - 0:51:52.7, David Justus, 2016F (replacing 0:53:01.4, Ryan Smith, 2014)
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30 - 0:52:04.7, Calum Neff, 2014 (replacing 0:53:13.0, Bethel Akuma, 2010)
31 - 0:52:20.9, Luis Armenteros, 2003
32 - 0:52:29.9, Luis Armenteros, 2004
33 - 0:52:26.7, Kevin Castille, 2005
34 - 0:54:03.9, Junior Mitchell, 2007
35 - 0:53:04.6, Luis Armenteros, 2007
36 - 0:53:39.3, Luis Armenteros, 2008
37 - 0:55:43.4, Vaughn Gibbs, 2011
38 - 0:52:07.3, Sean Wade, 2004
39 - 0:53:39.4, Sean Wade, 2005
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40 - 0:51:49.8, Sammy Kiplagat Cheptoo, 2013
41 - 0:54:09.3, Sammy Kiplagat Cheptoo, 2014 (replacing 0:56:44.5, Peter Lawrence, 2013)
42 - 0:52:27.9, Sean Wade, 2008
43 - 0:50:39.5, Sean Wade, 2009
44 - 0:55:29.3, Joe Flores, 2004
45 - 0:53:47.8, Sean Wade, 2011
46 - 0:58:33.0, Wilmer Bustillos, 2011
47 - 0:57:19.7, Wilmer Bustillos, 2012
48 - 0:58:26.0, Jon Butler, 2010
49 - 1:00:00.6, Wilmer Bustillos, 2014 (replacing 1:03:12.0, Richard Peoples, 2008)
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50 - 1:00:58.2, Sim Cuevas, 2010
51 - 1:01:36.9, Russell McKay, 2015 (replacing 1:01:44.2, Richard Peoples, 2010)
52 - 1:00:16.0, Joe Flores, 2012
53 - 1:02:49.0, Rich Fredrich, 2010
54 - 1:00:37.2, Joe Melanson, 2009
55 - 1:02:20.3, Dale Lee, 2011
56 - 1:00:48.5, Steve Brammer, 2007
57 - 1:00:54.5, Steve Brammer, 2008
58 - 1:02:03.3, Steve Brammer, 2009
59 - 1:03:04.7, Joe Melanson, 2014 (replacing 1:04:35.6, Miguel Lopez, 2010)
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60 - 1:03:19.7, Joe Melanson, 2016O (replacing 1:05:13.9, Peter Mullin, 2011)
61 - 1:02:45.8, Peter Mullin, 2012
62 - 1:03:08.3, Peter Mullin, 2013
63 - 1:06:37.5, Mike Glasscock, 2010
64 - 1:09:09.7, Mike Glasscock, 2011
65 - 1:02:42.8, Peter Mullin, 2016O (replacing 1:05:41.3, Peter Mullin, 2016F)
66 - 1:09:52.6, Kenneth Ruane, 2007
67 - 1:13:05.4, Kenneth Ruane, 2008
68 - 1:10:21.3, Rich Siemens, 2008
69 - 1:11:49.8, Rich Siemens, 2009
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70 - 1:15:55.3, Don Brenner, 2009
71 - 1:16:54.0, Ino Cantu, 2005
72 - 1:18:06.2, Kenneth Ruane, 2013
73 - 1:14:54.6, Ino Cantu, 2007
74 - 1:26:16.8, Robert Hoekman, 2016F (replacing 1:32:11.2, Fred Steves, 2015)
75 - 1:25:01.3, Robert Ellis, 2005
76 - 1:31:23.3, Orville Kremmer, 2008
77 - 1:28:34.7, Robert Ellis, 2007
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80 - 1:40:33.8, Robert Ellis, 2010

Female

9 - 1:59:41.2, Berkley Auttonberry, 2014 *NEW*
10 - 1:45:35.7, Berkley Auttonberry, 2015 *NEW*
11 - 1:39:33.8, Berkley Auttonberry, 2016O *NEW*
12 - 1:39:15.1, Priscilla Houk, 2007
13 - 1:18:47.6, Emily Shulik, 2003
14 - 1:13:18.9, Sara Collazos, 2004
15 - 1:14:51.3, Sara Collazos, 2005
16 - 1:29:08.3, Haley Odom, 2010
17 - 1:18:31, Sara Collazos, 2006
18 - 1:11:59.1, Kate Taylor, 2012
19 - 1:07:59.9, Zoey Beckner, 2005
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20 - 1:13:01.7, Mackenzie Carlson, 2015 (replacing 1:31:35.6, Courtney Spann, 2013)
21 - 1:23:11.7, McKenzie Salazar, 2016F (replacing 1:27:22.5, Leslie Ethridge, 2011)
22 - 0:55:11,8, Hillary Montgomery, 2015 (replacing 1:02:21.2, Lauren Smith, 2013)
23 - 1:00:19.4, Emily Loeffler, 2009
24 - 0:57:35.7, Lauren Smith, 2015 (replacing 1:01:22.6, Emily Loeffler, 2010)
25 - 0:59:41.1, Lauren Stroud, 2016O (replacing 1:00:48.9, Emily Daum, 2011)
26 - 0:59:48.3, Megan Saloom, 2014 (replacing 1:02:23.3, Emily Daum, 2012)
27 - 0:58:07.6, Mary Davies, 2009
28 - 1:02:12.9, Jessica Armenteros, 2003
29 - 1:02:57.3, Emily Daum, 2016F (replacing 1:06:25.7, Heidi Zimmerman, 2012)
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30 - 0:56:42.0, Lilian Chelimo, 2007
31 - 0:59:35.5, Mary Davies, 2013
32 - 0:57:51.2, Kelly Keane, 2004
33 - 0:56:45.7, Mary Davies, 2016F (replacing 1:02:43.0, Debbie Arzola, 2007)
34 - 1:04:15.2, Diana Hirst, 2008
35 - 1:00:46.9, Debbie Arzola, 2009
36 - 0:57:26.2, Liza Hunter Galvan, 2005
37 - 0:57:15.0, Jody Hawkins, 2004
38 - 0:59:31.1, Jody Hawkins, 2005
39 - 1:06:35.4, Caroline Burum, 2004
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40 - 1:01:05, Jody Hawkins, 2006
41 - 1:10:56.6, Alexandra Paddon-Jones, 2016F (replacing 1:11:13, Rose Chi Chi, 2006)
42 - 1:03:45.4, Kimberly Mac Namee, 2013
43 - 1:04:43.8, Susan Walters, 2007
44 - 1:08:47.6, Heide Mairs, 2004
45 - 1:05:31.6, Heidy Lozano, 2008
46 - 1:03:21.9, Heidy Lozano, 2009
47 - 1:02:36.3, Heidy Lozano, 2010
48 - 1:06:21.6, Laura Bennett, 2016F (replacing 1:08:45.1, Margo Braud, 2007)
49 - 1:07:47.7, Jody Berry, 2009
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50 - 1:08:21.3, Jody Berry, 2010
51 - 1:10:49.5, Suzanne Day, 2008
52 - 1:12:01.5, Suzanne Day, 2009
53 - 1:13:52, Donna Sterns, 2006
54 - 1:11:41.7, Karen Bowler, 2004
55 - 1:13:35.8, Geri Wood, 2003
56 - 1:14:09.0, Geri Wood, 2004
57 - 1:13:41.9, Donna Sterns, 2010
58 - 1:18:03.8, Donna Sterns, 2011
59 - 1:17:16.7, Donna Sterns, 2012
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60 - 1:17:44.1, Ann Ferguson, 2003
61 - 1:21:31.7, Ann Ferguson, 2004
62 - 1:16:08.1, Nancy Prejean, 2007
63 - 1:13:28.1, Sabra Harvey, 2012
64 - 1:12:08.4, Sabra Harvey, 2013
65 - 1:11:20.7, Sabra Harvey, 2015 (replacing 1:17:24.6, Nancy Prejean, 2010)
66 - 1:12:43.9, Sabra Harvey, 2016F (replacing 1:33:22.4, Elizabeth Ahrens, 2012)
67 - 1:35:42.0, Brenda Hilton, 2014 (replacing 1:37:41.0, Nancy Crane, 2010)
68 - 1:44:18.9, Elizabeth Ahrens, 2014 (replacing 2:04:23.7, Judy Richards, 2011)
69 - 1:36:30.1, Elizabeth Ahrens, 2015 (replacing 2:16:26.4, Margaret Montgomery, 2010)
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70 - 1:31:52.4, Susan Waldau, 2016O (replacing 2:20:53.6, Margaret Montgomery, 2011)
71 - 2:16:57.8, Margaret Montgomery, 2012
72 - 2:10:07.1, Sadie Greenman, 2003
73 - 2:03:43.5, Sadie Greenman, 2004
74 - 1:45:44.0, Kay Duplichan, 2010
75 - 2:12:09, Sadie Greenman, 2006
76 - 1:51:58.0, Kay Duplichan, 2012

Sunday, September 24, 2017

New Plans for Thanksgiving 2017


I'm pleased to update that I'll be handling finish line announcing and awards duties for this year's 28th Annual YMCA Run Thru the Woods Presented by Entergy.

It is a little bit of a departure from the last few years where I've made a commitment to run with Waverly on Thanksgiving Day.

However, since I have retracted a lot from the 37 races that I announced two years ago, there are some events that I want to remain involved in, especially in my local race community.

I had the pleasure of meeting with race director Roxanne Davis earlier this year to talk about the race.

There was some concern about numbers - and what I thought might be causing them.

I presented Roxanne with a graph of all of the races in the greater Houston area and all of the finishers numbers that I could find.

A year ago, Waverly and I had plans to run the Bay Area Turkey Day 10K for something different.

Nothing against the job that Roxanne and her team did, we just needed a change of scenery -- and we wanted to run five miles or more.

League City, with some local, ongoing road construction, forced the Bay Area race to only have its 5K.

We told the organizers to donate our entries to somebody who could use them and we headed even further south to Lake Jackson.

A fine race -- and one that I ran well in (under an hour in the 10K for the first time in about four years).

I showed Roxanne that Kingwood, I believe, had grown and taken many runners who in the past made the drive to The Woodlands as opposed to going downtown.

I saw the same type of trend in Pearland taking some from Sugar Land.

There were a couple of years that I did handle finish line responsibilities for Roxanne, but the biggest challenge -- and it will be no different -- is the sheer volume of runners that come across the line around 45-60 minutes into the five-mile race.

You simply can't announce them all.

A few years ago, Andy Stewart, one of Houston's most respected race directors and longest in tenure, had asked me to basically announce all of his races -- including Thanksgiving.

Working some of Andy's races, especially, for me, the 30K, has always been a great honor.

To both Roxanne and Andy - and I had been approached by Mark Coleman one year with working the Sheltering Arms 10K, I was consistent in that Thanksgiving Day was for me running with Waverly.

However, this year I think that she'll be reaching the apex of her long run mileage near Thanksgiving in her build-up for the Chevron Houston Marathon -- and she should have (and take) the opportunity to rock it out, if her fitness it there.

There's no more delight in what I do than in announcing the name of your child as they cross the finish line.

The Woodlands, though, is a community that I identify closely with -- and for me to well-represent it on Thanksgiving morning will once again be an honor.

And with a switch in timers, one that I've worked with, and being able to eyeball those results before making my way to the stage to handle the awards, I hope that I can help alleviate some of the issues in the past that the race has had with results messing up the awards ceremony.

In the meantime, I have the Memorial Hermann Ten For Texas coming up in three weeks for the first time ever -- and will have Nike South and Nike Cross for the sixth year this weekend and the weekend before Thanksgiving, respectively.

Great to work with The Woodlands Parks and Recreation Department as well as one of the top men's cross country and track programs in America.

I must say that I'm pretty fortunate.

Run Houston! Race Series Finisher Numbers


These do not include any virtual finishers.

10K
2015
Sam Houston Race Park -- 369 (214 women, 155 men)
Minute Maid Park -- 723 (452 women, 271 men)
Clear Lake -- 617 (377 women, 240 men)
University of Houston -- 653 (414 women, 239 men)
Sugar Land -- 418 (248 women, 170 men)
2016
Sam Houston Race Park -- 651 (389 women, 262 men)
Minute Maid Park -- 845
Clear Lake -- 679
University of Houston -- 870
Sugar Land -- 356 (193 women, 168 men)
2017
Sam Houston Race Park -- 619 (311 women, 308 men)
Minute Maid Park -- 864 (484 women, 380 men)
Clear Lake -- 598 (304 women, 294 men)
University of Houston -- 799 (428 women, 371 men)

5K
2015
Sam Houston Race Park -- 425 (283 women, 142 men)
Minute Maid Park -- 920 (605 women, 315 men)
Clear Lake -- 623 (422 women, 201 men)
University of Houston -- 807 (526 women, 281 men)
Sugar Land -- 492 (321 women, 171 men)
2016
Sam Houston Race Park -- 947 (602 women, 345 men)
Minute Maid Park -- 1,252
Clear Lake -- 905
University of Houston -- 1,272
Sugar Land -- 504 (282 women, 222 men)
2017
Sam Houston Race Park -- 991 (576 women, 415 men)
Minute Maid Park -- 1,212 (744 women, 368 men)
Clear Lake -- 893 (526 women, 367 men)
University of Houston -- 1,098 (665 women, 433 men)

1M/1K
2015
Sam Houston Race Park -- 29
Minute Maid Park -- 69
Clear Lake -- 81 (47 women, 34 men)
University of Houston -- 85 (45 women, 40 men)
Sugar Land -- 60 (37 women, 23 men)
2016
Sam Houston Race Park -- 58 (28 women, 30 men)
Minute Maid Park -- 86
Clear Lake -- 105
University of Houston -- 118
Sugar Land -- 52 (29 women, 23 men)
2017
Sam Houston Race Park -- 90 (50 women, 40 men)
Minute Maid Park -- 106 (48 women, 58 men)
Clear Lake -- 75 (33 women, 42 men)
University of Houston -- 97 (42 women, 55 men)

Total Finishers
2015
Sam Houston Race Park -- 823
Minute Maid Park -- 1,712
Clear Lake -- 1,320
University of Houston -- 1,545
Sugar Land -- 970
2016
Sam Houston Race Park -- 1,656 (101.2% increase)
Minute Maid Park -- 2,183 (27.5% increase)
Clear Lake -- 1,689 (27.9% increase)
University of Houston -- 2,260 (46.2% increase)
Sugar Land -- 912 (5.9% decrease)
2017
Sam Houston Race Park -- 1,700 (2.7% increase)
Minute Maid Park -- 2,182 (Basically even as '16)
Clear Lake -- 1,566 (7.3% decrease)
University of Houston -- 1,994 (11.7% decrease)

Texas 10 Series - Official Timed Finishers Statistics


Texas 10 Series All-Time 10-Mile - By Date
216 - Texas 10 Conroe, 11/3/12
135 - Texas 10 Huntsville, 4/7/13
443 - Texas 10 Katy, 9/29/13
241 - Texas 10 Conroe, 12/7/13
308 - Texas 10 College Station, 2/2/14
190 - Texas 10 Boerne, 3/30/14
166 - Texas 10 Huntsville, 4/13/14
146 - Texas 10 Plano, 5/10/14
  98 - Texas 10 Fort Worth, 10/12/14
405 - Texas 10 Katy, 11/2/14
301 - Texas 10 Conroe, 12/7/14
288 - Texas 10 College Station, 2/1/15
269 - Texas 10 Boerne, 3/29/15
138 - Texas 10 Plano, 4/19/15
358 - Texas 10 Huntsville, 9/27/15
176 - Texas 10 Fort Worth, 10/11/15
553 - Texas 10 Katy, 11/1/15
359 - Texas 10 Conroe, 12/6/15
400 - Texas 10 College Station, 1/31/16
215 - Texas 10 Boerne, 4/3/16
350 - Texas 10 Sienna, 4/24/16
263 - Texas 10 Huntsville, 9/25/16
412 - Texas 10 Cypress, 10/9/16 (includes 3 unofficial)
131 - Texas 10 Boerne, 1/19/17
235 - Texas 10 College Station, 3/26/17
193 - Texas 10 Sienna, 4/29/17
181 - Texas 10 Huntsville, 9/24/17

Texas 10 Series All-Time 5-Mile - By Date
  45 - Texas 10 Conroe, 11/3/12
  30 - Texas 10 Huntsville, 4/7/13
  85 - Texas 10 Katy, 9/29/13
  45 - Texas 10 Conroe, 12/7/13
  60 - Texas 10 College Station, 2/2/14
  48 - Texas 10 Boerne, 3/30/14
  42 - Texas 10 Huntsville, 4/13/14
  37 - Texas 10 Plano, 5/10/14
  19 - Texas 10 Fort Worth, 10/12/14
132 - Texas 10 Katy, 11/2/14
  77 - Texas 10 Conroe, 12/7/14
  87 - Texas 10 College Station, 2/1/15
  90 - Texas 10 Boerne, 3/29/15
  69 - Texas 10 Plano, 4/19/15
149 - Texas 10 Huntsville, 9/27/15
  95 - Texas 10 Fort Worth, 10/11/15
210 - Texas 10 Katy, 11/1/15 (includes 7 unofficial)
122 - Texas 10 Conroe, 12/6/15 (includes 10 unofficial)
232 - Texas 10 College Station, 1/31/16 (includes 37 unofficial)
100 - Texas 10 Boerne, 4/3/16
189 - Texas 10 Sienna, 4/24/16
128 - Texas 10 Huntsville, 9/25/16
200 - Texas 10 Cypress, 10/9/16 (includes 16 unofficial)
  77 - Texas 10 Boerne, 1/29/17
124 - Texas 10 College Station, 3/26/17
108 - Texas 10 Sienna, 4/29/17
  76 - Texas 10 Huntsville, 9/24/17 (includes 5 unofficial)

Texas 10 Series All-Time 10-Mile - By Timed Finishers
553 - Texas 10 Katy, 11/1/15
443 - Texas 10 Katy, 9/29/13
412 - Texas 10 Cypress, 10/9/16 (includes 3 unofficial)
405 - Texas 10 Katy, 11/2/14
400 - Texas 10 College Station, 1/31/16
359 - Texas 10 Conroe, 12/6/15
358 - Texas 10 Huntsville, 9/27/15
350 - Texas 10 Sienna, 4/24/16
308 - Texas 10 College Station, 2/2/14
301 - Texas 10 Conroe, 12/7/14
288 - Texas 10 College Station, 2/1/15
269 - Texas 10 Boerne, 3/29/15
263 - Texas 10 Huntsville, 9/25/16
241 - Texas 10 Conroe, 12/7/13
235 - Texas 10 College Station, 3/26/17
216 - Texas 10 Conroe, 11/3/12
215 - Texas 10 Boerne, 4/3/16
193 - Texas 10 Sienna, 4/29/17
190 - Texas 10 Boerne, 3/30/14
181 - Texas 10 Huntsville, 9/24/17
176 - Texas 10 Fort Worth, 10/11/15
166 - Texas 10 Huntsville, 4/13/14
146 - Texas 10 Plano, 5/10/14
138 - Texas 10 Plano, 4/19/15
135 - Texas 10 Huntsville, 4/7/13
131 - Texas 10 Boerne, 1/29/17
  98 - Texas 10 Fort Worth, 10/12/14

Texas 10 Series All-Time 5-Mile - By Timed Finishers
232 - Texas 10 College Station, 1/31/16 (includes 37 unofficial)
210 - Texas 10 Katy, 11/1/15 (includes 7 unofficial)
200 - Texas 10 Cypress, 10/9/16 (includes 16 unofficial)
189 - Texas 10 Sienna, 4/24/16
149 - Texas 10 Huntsville, 9/27/15
132 - Texas 10 Katy, 11/2/14
128 - Texas 10 Huntsville, 9/25/16
124 - Texas 10 College Station, 3/26/17
122 - Texas 10 Conroe, 12/6/15 (includes 10 unofficial)
108 - Texas 10 Sienna, 4/29/17
100 - Texas 10 Boerne, 4/3/16
  95 - Texas 10 Fort Worth, 10/11/15
  90 - Texas 10 Boerne, 3/29/15
  87 - Texas 10 College Station, 2/1/15
  85 - Texas 10 Katy, 9/29/13
  77 - Texas 10 Conroe, 12/7/14
  77 - Texas 10 Boerne, 1/29/17
  76 - Texas 10 Huntsville, 9/24/17 (includes 5 unofficial)
  69 - Texas 10 Plano, 4/19/15
  60 - Texas 10 College Station, 2/2/14
  48 - Texas 10 Boerne, 3/30/14
  45 - Texas 10 Conroe, 12/7/13
  45 - Texas 10 Conroe, 11/3/12
  42 - Texas 10 Huntsville, 4/13/14
  37 - Texas 10 Plano, 5/10/14
  30 - Texas 10 Huntsville, 4/7/13
  19 - Texas 10 Fort Worth, 10/12/14

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

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.