Tuesday, January 3, 2017

21 Marathoners Ready To Finish 20th Chevron Houston Marathon

The number of marathoners who have completed 20 or more Chevron Houston Marathons currently stands at 239 according to houstonresults.com, the race's website which houses all of its marathon and half marathon results since their race's inception.

Twenty-one (21) more are currently registered to join the race's 20 Marathon Club with a finish at the 45th running of the Chevron Houston Marathon on Sunday, January 15, 2017.

While one of the most consistent and highest performing male masters runners in the greater Houston area, Richard Peoples, is on the list, the list is dominated by women who are familiar to many in Houston's running scene.

Kingwood's Jacqueline O Brien Nolen has finished 16 Chevron Houston Marathons since 2000, including her CHM personal best of 3:25:29 in 2015, which was good enough for seventh in her age group two years ago.

Nolen typically tunes up for the Chevron Houston Marathon by running the Metal Sawing Technology Texas Marathon in her hometown every New Year's Day.  With her finish on Sunday, it was her 17th in the event's 18-year history as Texas' sixth oldest marathon.  She's also won the Texas Marathon six times.

Longtime Al Lawrence Running Club member and HARRA Board member Annie Hadow has posted 16 sub-4 marathons at Houston out of her 19 since 1993.

Like Hadow, Leslie Medley Russell has 15 sub 4-marathons.

Houston's Claire Greenberg has 19 consecutive CHM finishes to her credit.

Kingwood's Gloria Mahoney's 19 finishes would be streaking, except for not racing in 2014.

League City's Deb Clifford and Houston's Belinda Reyes and Kathleen Kress Hanson round out the greater Houston area's representation of 10 women that are poised to enter the 20 Chevron Houston Marathon Club two Sundays from now.

The complete list, including gender, race day age and hometown are listed below:

20 - Annie Hadow, F, 52, Houston
20 - Belinda Reyes, F, 53, Houston
20 - Bill Thorne, M, 70, Houston
20 - Chris McWatt-Green, M, 66, Houston
20 - Claire Greenberg, F, 54, Houston
20 - Dale Kelley, M, 55, Houston
20 - David Torres, M, 55, Houston
20 - Deb Clifford, F, 56, League City
20 - Gloria Mahoney, F, 66, Kingwood
20 - Holly Stewart, F, 46, San Antonio
20 - Jacqueline O Brien-Nolen, F, 51, Kingwood
20 - Kathleen Kress Hanson, F, 56, Houston
20 - Keith Booth, M, 63, Austin
20 - Leslie Medley Russell, F, 50, Houston
20 - Marlene Hicks, F, 51, Georgetown
20 - Matthew Denio, M, 60, Cypress
20 - Phillip Wo, M, 60, Sugar Land
20 - Richard Peoples, M, 57, Houston
20 - Robert Fanning, M, 55, Cypress
20 - Robert Furman, M, 70, Katy
20 - Rudy Serrato, M, 59, Houston

Sources:  Chevron Houston Marathon, chevronhoustonmarathon.com, houstonresults.com and marathonguide.com

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