Tuesday, January 17, 2023

2023 Aramco Houston Half Marathon Girls HS Age Group Performances


Female 12-15
1.  1:22:38 - Citlaly Lopez, 15, Houston (Houston Heights)
2.  1:30:35 - Hazel Vowell, 12, Richmond (The Falcons Youth Track Club) - New single age record!
3.  1:35:04 - Tessa Mize, 13, Indianapolis, IN (St. Barnabas Middle School)
4.  1:39:14 - Gigi Bass, 15, Houston (Bellaire Episcopal)
5.  1:40:55 - Olivia Falcon, 15, The Woodlands (The Woodlands College Park)
6.  1:42:48 - Mariana Erazo, 15, Richmond (Rosenberg Terry)
7.  1:42:48 - Alicia Martinez, 15, Rosenberg (Rosenberg Terry)
8.  1:43:27 - Caylin Smith, 14, Sugar Land (The Falcons Youth Track Club)
9.  1:44:06 - Madeline Lara, 14, Richmond (St. Laurence Catholic MS)
10.  1:45:43 - Meghan Carlson, 14, Katy (Katy Tompkins)
11.  1:46:04 - Missy Han, 15, Katy (Katy Taylor)
12.  1:49:13 - Kamila Martinez, 15, Houston (Alief Early College HS)
13.  1:51:45 - Tahira King, 15, Spring (The Woodlands John Cooper School)
14.  1:52:09 - Sofia Pangelinan, 13, Richmond (St. Laurence Catholic MS)
15.  1:52:51 - Enya Krathaus, 15, Houston (Houston Heights)
16.  1:53:44 - Sophia Rousse, 14, Sugar Land (The Falcons Youth Track Club)
17.  1:55:47 - Olivia Serratt, 14, Cypress (Cypress Smith MS)
18.  1:58:08 - Brooklyn Baber, 12, Houston
19.  1:58:47 - Quincey Suther, 12, Katy
20.  1:59:24 - Julia Bumgarner, 13, Houston (Houston Annuciation Orthodox MS)

Female 16-19
1.  1:22:38 - Nataly Reyna, 17, Houston (Houston Heights) - New single age record!
2.  1:25:12 - Jetzibe Trevino, 17, Huffman (Huffman Hargrave)
3.  1:30:05 - Stoya Laydevant, 16, The Woodlands (Conroe The Woodlands)
4.  1:32:13 - Madison Haldiman, 17, Sugar Land (Richmond George Ranch)
5.  1:34:12 - Mira Srinivasa, 18, Houston
6.  1:37:12 - Ashley Pierson, 17, Richmond (Richmond George Ranch)
7.  1:37:15 - Azeale Gannaway, 18, Houston (Houston St. Agnes Academy)
8.  1:37:27 - Mahek Majithia, 19, Sugar Land (Fort Bend Clements)
9.  1:39:37 - Bissinatt Abdulaziz, 16, Ethiopia (Alief Elsik)
10.  1:40:58 - Haniya Siddiqui, 17, The Woodlands (The Woodlands College Park)
11.  1:41:06 - Macari Palliser, 17, Humble (Humble Atascosita)
12.  1:41:30 - Emma Hourican, 17, Houston (Houston Duchesne Academy)
13.  1:41:42 - Lindsey Jahnke, 18, Spring (The Woodlands College Park)
14.  1:41:42 - Presley Robinson, 17, The Woodlands (The Woodlands College Park)
15.  1:41:59 - Sutton Walsh, 19, Houston (Houston Post Oak HS)
16.  1:42:05 - Megan Day, 17, The Woodlands (The Woodlands John Cooper School)
17.  1:44:19 - Madison King, 17, Rosenberg
18.  1:45:15 - Isabela Ramos, 17, Fulshear (Katy Jordan)
19.  1:45:45 - Julianna Falcon, 17, The Woodlands (The Woodlands College Park)
20.  1:46:25 - Lucia Varma, 17, Houston (Houston St. John's School)

Source:  chevronhoustonmarathon.com

Monday, January 16, 2023

Houston Marathon Event History - Jon Walk


2003 - 24-Hour Fitness 4-Miler
2004 - Halliburton Half Marathon
2005 - HP Houston Marathon
2006 - Aramco Houston Half Marathon (paced Waverly)
2007 - Chevron Houston Marathon
2008 - Chevron Houston Marathon
2009 - Chevron Houston Marathon
2010 - Chevron Houston Marathon
2011 - Chevron Houston Marathon
2012 - Chevron Houston Marathon
2013 - Chevron Houston Marathon
2014 - DNS (Holly passed away 2 days before the Marathon)
2015 - Chevron Houston Marathon (Ran 5K on Saturday)
2016 - Covered race for Texas Runner and Triathlete (Ran 5K on Saturday)
2017 - Covered race for Texas Runner and Triathlete (Ran 5K on Saturday)
2018 - Paced Waverly 11.2 miles of the Chevron Houston Marathon (Official; Had a bib in the same race.)
2019 - Cheered runners on from Mile 20 of the Chevron Houston Marathon
2020 - Cheered runners on from Mile 20 of the Chevron Houston Marathon (Ran 5K on Saturday)
2021 - No event (COVID-19)
2022 - Cheered runners on from Mile 20 of the Chevron Houston Marathon
2023 - Cheered runners on from Mile 20 of the Chevron Houston Marathon

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Unofficial Aramco Houston Half Marathon Women's HM Single-Age Records


Below are unofficial single age women's half marathon marks from the Aramco Houston Half Marathon, according to its results website, houstonresults.com:

7 - 2:38:48, Addison Newman, Houston, TX, 2014
8 - 2:02:12, Heather Welsch, Alvin, TX, 2011
9 - 1:41:54, Heather Welsch, Alvin, TX, 2012

10 - 1:44:17, Heather Welsch, Alvin, TX, 2013
11 - 1:31:08, Heather Welsch, Alvin, TX, 2014
12 - 1:47:26, Samantha Young, Houston, TX, 2018
13 - 1:34:15, Katie Jensen, The Woodlands, TX, 2009
14 - 1:26:01, Avery Clover, Humble, TX, 2018

15 - 1:21:20, Lauren Smith, Lake Jackson, TX, 2007
16 - 1:19:55, Avery Clover, Humble, TX, 2020
17 - 1:26:15, Georgia Harper, Houston, TX, 2018
18 - 1:09:46, Muliye Dekebo Haylemariyam, Addis Ababa, 2017
19 - 1:22:41, Nubia Garcia Barcenas, Fresnillo, 2018

20 - 1:08:06, Dra Dida Yami, West Chester, PA, 2017
21 - 1:08:24, Dorcas Jepchirchir, Tuitoek, 2020
22 - 1:06:48, Caroline Chepkoech, Nairobi, 2018
23 - 1:06:39, Ruti Aga, West Chester, PA, 2018*
24 - 1:05:50, Brigid Kosgei, Kapcherop, 2019*

25 - 1:06:56, Ruti Aga, West Chester, PA, 2019
26 - 1:06:49, Cynthia Limo, Lansing, MI, 2016
27 - 1:06:29, Mary Wacera, Lansing, MI, 2016*
28 - 1:05:03, Vicoty Chepngeno, Kenya, 2022 (replacing 1:08:38, Mary Wacera, Lansing, MI, 2017)
29 - 1:06:50, Mary Wacera, Lansing, MI, 2018

30 - 1:08:28, Caroline Kilel, Kericho, 2012
31 - 1:06:38, Hitomi Niiya, 2020*
32 - 1:07:56, Edith Chelimo, Iten, 2019
33 - 1:07:25, Molly Huddle, Providence, RI, 2018
34 - 1:09:42, Nell Rojas, Boulder, CO, 2022 (replacing 1:14:45, Erin Burrett, Nanaimo, BC, 2016)

35 - 1:07:37, Gladys Cherono, Kapsabet, 2019
36 - 1:08:58, Sara Hall, Flagstaff, AZ, 2020
37 - 1:10:33, Natasha Wodak, North Vancouver, BC, 2019
38 - 1:07:15, Sara Hall, Flagstaff, AZ, 2022 (replacing 1:09:41, Natasha Wodak, North Vancouver, BC, 2020)
39 - 1:10:54, Colleen De Reuck, Boulder, CO, 2004

40 - 1:13:54, Lyndsay Tessier, Toronto, ON, 2019
41 - 1:12:48, Emily Setlack, Canada, 2022 (replacing 1:13:58, Roberta Groner, Ledgewood, NJ, 2019)
42 - 1:17:57, Linda Smith, San Luis Obispo, CA, 2004
43 - 1:13:26, Firaya Sultanova-Zhdanova, 2005
44 - 1:12:14, Colleen De Reuck, Boulder, CO, 2009

45 - 1:16:28, Colleen De Reuck, Boulder, CO, 2010
46 - 1:15:35, Perry Shoemaker, Vienna, VA, 2018
47 - 1:17:38, Catherine Watkins, Vancouver, BC, 2019
48 - 1:27:14, Christie Lammers, Houston, TX, 2005
49 - 1:22:21, Peggy Yetman, Spring, TX, 2018

50 - 1:17:56, Colleen De Reuck, Boulder, CO, 2015
51 - 1:17:25, Colleen De Reuck, Boulder, CO, 2016
52 - 1:29:58, Christie Lammers, Houston, TX, 2009
53 - 1:29:48, Allyson Serrao, Houston, TX, 2019
54 - 1:29:08, Terri Cassel, Tulsa, OK, 2016

55 - 1:32:51, Terri Cassel, Tulsa, OK, 2017
56 - 1:23:02, Susan Loken, Phoenix, AZ, 2020
57 - 1:35:30, Eugenia Carter, Pasadena, CA, 2022 (replacing 1:37:41, Phyllis Lemoncello, Nairn, 2005)
58 - 1:29:34, Terri Cassel, Tulsa, OK, 2020
59 - 1:38:02, Lynn Malloy, Katy, TX, 2020

60 - 1:28:51, Terri Cassel, Tulsa, OK, 2022 (replacing 1:39:58, Joann Peeks, Houston, TX, 2012)
61 - 1:37:29, Debbie Clark, Colleyville, TX, 2014
62 - 1:41:35, Sally King, Houston, TX, 2011
63 - 1:44:04, Nancy Prejean, The Woodlands, TX, 2009
64 - 1:41:40, Nancy Prejean, The Woodlands, TX, 2010

65 - 1:45:20, Nancy Prejean, The Woodlands, TX, 2011
66 - 1:55:43, Geri Wood, Houston, TX, 2015
67 - 1:45:05, Debbie Clark, Colleyville, TX, 2020
68 - 2:02:40, Dusty Burke, Spicewood, TX, 2013
69 - 1:57:37, Dusty Burke, Spicewood, TX, 2014

70 - 1:51:34, Rhonda Fosser, Lakeland, FL, 2022 (replacing 1:58:07, Dusty Burke, Spicewood, TX, 2015)
71 - 2:01:07, Dusty Burke, Spicewood, TX, 2016
72 - 2:04:54, Ann Cooke, Boonton Township, NJ, 2015
73 - 1:58:51, Ann Erickson, The Woodlands, TX, 2016
74 - 2:10:30, Sali Todd, Katy, TX, 2022 (replacing 2:19:58, Isabelle Noiret, Port Townsend, WA, 2017)

75 - 2:16:16, Isabelle Noiret, Port Townsend, WA, 2018
76 - 2:46:26, Kay Duplichan, Rockport, TX, 2013
77 - 2:23:03, Kathy McWilliams, The Woodlands, TX, 2022 (replacing 3:01:38, Mickie Aguilar, Victoria, TX, 2012)
78 - 2:46:36, Pamela Willmon, Houston, TX, 2018
79 - 3:07:18, Marsha Smith, Houston, TX, 2015

80 - 2:59:46, Marsha Smith, Houston, TX, 2016
81 - 3:10:49, Shirley Gilliland, Temple, TX, 2012
82 - 3:05:59, Pamela Willmon, Houston, TX, 2022 (replacing 3:26:02, Kay Duplichan, Rockport, TX, 2019)
83 - 3:51:03, Gonul Youngblood, Houston, TX, 2019

Unofficial Aramco Houston Half Marathon Men's HM Single-Age Records


Below are unofficial single age men's half marathon marks from the Aramco Houston Half Marathon, according to its results website, houstonresults.com:

7 - 2:14:12, Sam Saman, Manvel, TX, 2013
8 - 1:57:16, Joel Redmond, Houston, TX, 2020
9 - 1:45:33, Logan Eckhardt, Schulenburg, TX, 2003

10 - 1:44:22, Tate McMillan, Humble, TX, 2010
11 - 1:23:56, Hunter Perez, Corpus Christi, TX, 2014
12 - 1:24:17, Hunter Perez, Corpus Christi, TX, 2015
13 - 1:20:41, Hunter Perez, Corpus Christi, TX, 2016
14 - 1:18:50, Will Young, Nacogdoches, TX, 2012

15 - 1:15:59, Will Young, Nacogdoches, TX, 2013
16 - 1:09:39, Juan Giron, Humble, TX, 2022 (replacing 1:16:49, Weston Novelli, Houston, TX, 2010)
17 - 1:01:55, Terefa Delesa, West Chester, PA, 2016
18 - 1:03:42, Abdi Gelchu, West Chester, PA, 2016
19 - 1:15:03, Christopher Jessett, Katy, TX, 2010

20 - 1:07:03, Andrew Zachman, Holdingford, MN, 2018
21 - 0:59:22, Feyisa Lilesa, West Chester, PA, 2012*
22 - 1:00:11, Shura Kitata, West Chester, PA, 2019*
23 - 0:59:25, Jemal Yimer Mekonnen, 2020*
24 - 0:59:43, Ryan Hall, Mammoth Lakes, CA, 2007*

25 - 0:59:35, Abel Kipchumba, 2020
26 - 0:59:36, Geoffrey Koech, 2020
27 - 1:00:15, Guye Adola Idemo, Addis Ababa, 2018
28 - 1:00:01, Jake Robertson, Hamilton, 2018*
29 - 1:00:41, Stephen Sambu, Tucson, AZ, 2018

30 - 1:00:12, Jake Robertson, 2020
31 - 1:01:36, Jared Ward, Mapleton, UT, 2020
32 - 1:00:37, Sam Chelanga, Colorado Springs, CO, 2018
33 - 1:01:25, Meb Keflezighi, San Diego, CA, 2009*
34 - 1:01:01, Haron Lagat, Colorado Springs, CO, 2018

35 - 1:03:55, Scott Strand, Birmingham, AL, 2004
36 - 1:00:44, Wilfred Kimitei, Great Britain, 2022 (replacing 1:04:23, Justin Young, Louisville, CO, 2016)
37 - 1:07:02, Kyle Wyatt, Toronto, ON, 2019
38 - 1:05:02, Lee Troop, Boulder, CO, 2012
39 - 1:07:02, Meng-Tsung Chu, Taiwan, 2022 (replacing 1:07:15, Ronnie Holassie, Miramar, FL, 2006)

40 - 1:06:51, Colin Fewer, Paradise, NL, 2018
41 - 1:07:03, Colin Fewer, Paradise, NL, 2019
42 - 1:07:09, Sean Wade, Houston, TX, 2009
43 - 1:02:00, Bernard Lagat, Tucson, AZ, 2018
44 - 1:11:18, Lance Denning, Boulder, CO, 2006

45 - 1:05:11, Kevin Castille, Baton Rouge, LA, 2018
46 - 1:11:04, William Vanos, Orlando, FL, 2018
47 - 1:16:14, Jon Butler, Sugar Land, TX, 2010
48 - 1:11:14, Bob Weiner, Evergreen, CO, 2014
49 - 1:11:25, Alan Newton, Boise, ID, 2012

50 - 1:12:21, Sean Wade, Houston, TX, 2017
51 - 1:17:07, Eric Rodriguez, Indio, CA, 2020
52 - 1:16:11, Paul Giannobile, Minnetonka, MN, 2012
53 - 1:12:51, Sean Wade, Houston, TX, 2020
54 - 1:17:21, John Loftus, Laguna Beach, CA, 2012

55 - 1:19:41, Daniel Lazarine, San Antonio, TX, 2020
56 - 1:11:10, Andrew Leach, Letchworth, ENG, 2020
57 - 1:20:56, Rick Torres, Elizabethtown, KY, 2020
58 - 1:20:53, Laurence Olsen, Milford, MA, 2005
59 - 1:24:42, Ray Workman, Salt Lake City, UT, 2010

60 - 1:27:19, Loyd Carey, Cleveland, TX, 2003
61 - 1:21:55, Peter Mullin, Houston, TX, 2012
62 - 1:22:35, Derek Froude, Tampa, FL, 2022 (replacing 1:24:57, Peter Mullin, Houston, TX, 2013)
63 - 1:21:05, Peter Mullin, Houston, TX, 2014
64 - 1:29:09, Carlo Concha, Houston, TX, 2011

65 - 1:25:03, Carlo Concha, Houston, TX, 2012
66 - 1:26:40, Peter Mullin, Houston, TX, 2017
67 - 1:39:13, Miguel Lopez, Houston, TX, 2019
68 - 1:38:34, Paul Braunschweiler, Elkhorn, NE, 2020
69 - 1:37:53, Kenneth Ruane, Orange, TX, 2011

70 - 1:41:17, Jimmy McIntire, Bastrop, TX, 2020
71 - 1:39:53, Ino Cantu, Richmond, TX, 2005
72 - 1:37:26, Ino Cantu, Richmond, TX, 2006
73 - 1:39:11, Ino Cantu, Richmond, TX, 2007
74 - 1:38:05, Ino Cantu, Richmond, TX, 2008

75 - 1:37:24, Harold Wilson, Tyler, TX, 2009
76 - 1:58:49, Orville Kremmer, Lake Jackson, TX, 2009
77 - 2:02:44, Alberto Chavez, Houston, TX, 2012
78 - 1:49:44, John Cahill, Salt Lake City, UT, 2003
79 - 2:21:54, Don Henderson, Galveston, TX, 2015

80 - 2:32:55, Luciano Garcia, Victoria, TX, 2011
81 - 2:27:03, Luciano Garcia, Victoria, TX, 2012
82 - 2:30:57, Jim Braden, The Woodlands, TX, 2018
83 - 2:54:29, Harold Gillespie, Houston, TX, 2006**
84 - 2:54:53, Richard Soller, North Bend, OH, 2012

85 - 3:32:31, Boris Balic, Houston, TX, 2022 (replacing 3:46:12, Bernard Blumenthal, Pasadena, TX, 2015)
86 - 3:06:30, Jesse Real, Corpus Christi, TX, 2018

88 - 3:20:06, John Platt, Dallas, PA, 2019

Unofficial Chevron Houston Marathon Women's Marathon Single-Age Records


Below are unofficial single age women's marathon marks from the Chevron Houston Marathon, according to its results website, houstonresults.com:

8 - 3:57:40, Suzanne Reid, 1979
9 - 3:50:30, Nicole Wagner, 1980

10 - 3:51:21, Heidi Withers, 1980
11 - 
12 - 3:31:01, Heather Welsch, Alvin, TX, 2015
13 - 3:17:13, Kaytlynn Welsch, Alvin, TX, 2014
14 - 3:15:08, Kaytlynn Welsch, Alvin, TX, 2015

15 - 3:11:02, Tatum Del Bosco, State College, PA, 2012
16 - 3:29:20, Darla Stelzer, 1984
17 - 3:07:57, Suzanne Wolfenden, College Station, TX, 1985
18 - 2:59:00, Maribel Lopez, Mexico, 1988
19 - 2:26:56, Meseret Belete, West Chester, PA, 2019

20 - 2:23:37, Merima Mohammed, Ethiopia, 2013*
21 - 2:26:52, Dire Tune, West Chester, PA, 2007*
22 - 2:24:40, Dire Tune, West Chester, PA, 2008*
23 - 2:23:32, Guteni Imana, 2015
24 - 2:23:23, Yebrgual Arage, 2015*

25 - 2:24:26, Buzunesh Deba, Ethiopia, 2013
26 - 2:23:14, Alemitu Abera, West Chester, PA, 2012*
27 - 2:23:53, Teyba Erkesso, Ethiopia, 2010
28 - 2:23:28, Biruktayit Degefa, Addis Ababa, 2019*
29 - 2:24:47, Biruktayit Degefa Eshetu, 2020

30 - 2:29:32, Jacqueline Gareau, Canada, 1985
31 - 2:26:41, Belaynesh Fikadu, West Chester, PA, 2019
32 - 2:28:44, Margarita Plaksina, Russia, 2010
33 - 2:23:29, Askale Merachi, 2020*
34 - 2:31:28, Yulia Gromova, New York, NY, 2009

35 - 2:30:55, Veronique Marot, England, 1991*
36 - 2:33:15, Gitte Karlshoj, Denmark, 1996
37 - 2:19:12, Kiera D'Amato, Midlothian, VA, 2022* (replacing 2:27:35, Lisa Weightman, Melbourne, 2016)
38 - 2:27:25, Nuta Olaru, Longmont, CO, 2009
39 - 2:24:50, Malindi Elmore, Kelowna, BC, 2020

40 - 2:31:03, Tatiana Pozdnyakova, Russia, 1996
41 - 2:37:37, Nuta Olaru, Longmont, CO, 2012
42 - 2:44:57, Tatiana Titova, Gainesville / Russia, 2008
43 - 2:33:23, Tatiana Pozdnyakova, Russia, 1999
44 - 2:32:02, Roberta Groner, Ledgewood, NJ, 2022 (replacing 2:32:23, Tetyana Pozdnyakova, Ukraine, 2000)

45 - 2:39:06, Firaya Sultanova-Zhdanova, Gainesville, FL, 2007
46 - 2:49:19, Irina Bondarchouk, Russia, 1999
47 - 2:52:49, Valentyna Poltavska, New York, NY, 2019
48 - 3:02:56, Nancy Prejean, Deer Park, TX, 1994
49 - 2:59:52, Christie Lammers, Houston, TX, 2006

50 - 3:03:26, Barbara Stoll, Houston, TX, 2012
51 - 2:58:07, Peggy Yetman, Spring, TX, 2020
52 - 2:51:01, Colleen De Reuck, Boulder, CO, 2017
53 - 2:57:42, (Maria) Regina Yamin (Morales), Leon, MX, 2018
54 - 3:07:39, Heidy Lozano, Boulder, CO, 2018

55 - 3:14:35, Noriko Charnley, Short Hills, NJ, 2020
56 - 3:26:10, Randa Patrick, Baton Rouge, LA, 2020
57 - 3:12:00, Maria Whitworth, Houston, TX, 2022 (replacing 3:15:05, Merry Dearmon, Tucson, AZ, 2012)
58 - 3:32:06, Joyce Gaskin, Beaumont, TX, 1996
59 - 3:30:34, Nancy Smith, New Britain, PA, 2016

60 - 3:29:08, Ann Erickson, The Woodlands, TX, 2003
61 - 3:32:04, Alyn Park, Denver, CO, 2013
62 - 3:31:55, Nancy Prejean, The Woodlands, TX, 2008
63 - 3:39:46, Thelma Wilson, New York, NY, 1995
64 - 3:45:59, Donna Russell, Nacogdoches, TX, 2019

65 - 3:33:08, Barbara Miller, Modesto, CA, 2005
66 - 3:40:10, Vera Nystad, Soegne, Norway, 2012
67 - 4:02:32, Ann Akera, Fayetteville, GA, 2005
68 - 4:14:19, Christine Everett, Missoula, MT, 2020
69 - 4:05:26, Norma Thomas, Moreno Valley, CA, 2012

70 - 3:59:48, Meifang Zhu, Allen, TX, 2022 (replacing 4:31:50, Suzan Olson, San Marcos, CA, 2020)
71 - 5:13:12, Ute Eisele, Houston, TX, 2015**
72 - 4:56:49, Marty Timpani, Katy, TX, 2019
73 - 5:25:58, Ute Eisele, Houston, TX, 2017
74 - 5:10:33, Brenda Hilton, Houston, TX, 2022 (replacing 5:15:26, Louise Mitchell, Great Falls, MT, 2007)

75 - 5:04:55, Marty Timpano, Katy, 2022
76 - 4:58:59, Marcia McCaskill, Houston, TX, 2001
77 - 4:43:36, Marcia McCaskill, Houston, TX, 2002

Race in 190 Texas Cities or Towns and 96 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

2018
138.  Waxahachie - SAGU Half Marathon
139.  Buda - Run For The Love It 5K
140.  Smithville - Stampede In The Park 5K
141.  Killeen - 32nd annual Silver Classic 5K
142.  Shenandoah - David's Dream Run 5K
143.  Stephenville - Autism Awareness Puzzle Run 5K (74.  Erath)
144.  Eastland - Eastland Glow Run 5K (75.  Eastland)
145.  Dublin - 18th annual Dublin Irish Stampede 10K
146.  Frisco - Hotter 'n Firecrackers 5K
147.  Saint Jo - Old Jo's Firecracker 5K (76.  Montague)
148.  Port O'Connor - 6th annual Firemans 4 Race (77.  Calhoun)
149.  Eagle Pass - Stars and Stripes 5K (78.  Maverick)
150.  Center - What-A-Melon Crawl 5K (79.  Shelby)
151.  De Leon - Watermelon Crawl 5K (80.  Comanche)
152.  Bonham - Sweatin' For The Vets 5K (81.  Fannin)
153.  Palestine - Paint Palestine Pink 10.5M (82.  Anderson)
154.  Plano - Holiday Hustle 8K

2019
155.  Lockhart - 13th annual Lockhart Kiwanis 5K Stampede (83.  Caldwell)
156.  Taylor - 2nd annual Taylor Veterans 5K Beer Run
157.  Rollingwood - RW5K Life Is Good In The Wood
158.  Katy - Cow Patty Classic 5K
159.  Bellville - Faith Academy Bellville Knights Run 5K
160.  Queen City - Project Graduation Diploma Dash 5K (2.2M) (84.  Cass)
161.  Gatesville - Cen-Tex Crime Stoppers Donut Dash 5K (85.  Coryell)
162.  Leander - Old Towne 5K
163.  Pflugerville - Deutschen Pfest 5K
164.  Gustine - Larry Don's 7 & 7K
165.  Alpine - Alpine Cowboys Home Run 10K
166.  Clifton - 6th annual Clifton Legacy Park 5K Glow Run (86.  Bosque)
167.  Brownfield - 50th anniversary WTRC Firecracker Run 10K (87.  Terry)
168.  DeCordova - DeCordova Dash 5K (88.  Hood)
169.  Quitman - Miss Ima 5K (89.  Wood)
170.  Canton - 3rd annual Canton Half Marathon (90.  Van Zandt)
171.  Woodway - TUFF ENUFF 5K Trail Run
172.  Midland - Face the Race 5K (91.  Midland)
173.  Athens - Athens Turkey Trot Family Fun Run 5K (92.  Henderson)
174.  Grand Prairie - Chocoholic Frolic 10K

2020
175.  Copperas Cove - 5K Run to the Polar Bear Plunge
176.  Mexia - Firecracker 5K
177.  Mingus - C.A.R.E.'s "Run 4 The Rescue" 5K (93.  Palo Pinto) 
178.  Golden - Golden Sweet Potato Festival 5K
179.  Midlothian - Run For Your Bones 5K
180.  Lott - Falls County 4-H Livestock Judging Stampede 5K (94. Falls)
181.  Chilton - Great Pumpkin Chase 5K

2021
182.  Louise - Steps For Steven 5K
183.  Valley Mills - Mission 5K Fun Run
184.  Port Bolivar - Texas Crab Festival 5K
185.  Schertz - Cibolo Crossing Stampede 5K
186.  Grandview - Zebra Dash 5K
187.  Windthorst - 41st annual Windthorst Dairy Derby 5K (95.  Archer)
188.  Stockdale - Watermelon Crawl 5K (96.  Wilson)

2022
189.  Trophy Club - Patriot 5K
190.  Balch Springs - Spring The Springs 5K

Unofficial Chevron Houston Marathon Men's Marathon Single-Age Records


Below are unofficial single age men's marathon marks from the Chevron Houston Marathon, according to its results website, houstonresults.com:

7 - 4:37:06, Paul Withers, 1979
8 - 3:59:41, Paul Withers, 1980
9 - 3:49:28, David Reyna, College Station, TX, 1978

10 - 3:05:21, David Reyna, 1979
11 - 2:50:45, Wesley Paul, 1980
12 - 2:46:21, Wesley Paul, Overland Park, KS, 1982
13 - 3:06:32, Roy Ramirez, San Antonio, TX, 1982
14 - 3:10:32, Bobby Hickman, Houston, TX, 1983

15 - 2:39:09, Wesley Paul, Overland Park, KS, 1985
16 - 2:37:31, Robert Schooler, 1980
17 - 2:41:41, Mikal Peveto, 1980
18 - 2:29:33, Mikal Peveto, 1981
19 - 2:18:48, Tesfaye Bekele, Ethiopia, 1991

20 - 2:11:55, Tefera Debela, West Chester, PA, 2019
21 - 2:12:27, Alfredo Shahanga, Kenya, 1987
22 - 2:07:04, Bekana Tolesa, 2011*
23 - 2:07:32, Bazu Worku, West Chester, PA, 2014*
24 - 2:09:07, Yitayal Atnafu, West Chester, PA, 2018

25 - 2:07:37, Teshome Gelana, Ethiopia, 2010
26 - 2:09:40, Dominic Ondoro, 2015
27 - 2:06:51, Tariku Jufar, West Chester, PA, 2012*
28 - 2:07:52, Deriba Merga, West Chester, PA, 2009*
29 - 2:10:59, Sean Wade, New Zealand, 1996

30 - 2:07:54, Getachew Terfa, West Chester, PA, 2014
31 - 2:07:41, Debebe Tolossa, Boston, MA, 2012
32 - 2:09:32, Elisha Barno, Santa Fe, NM, 2018
33 - 2:08:58, Jason Mbote, Kenya, 2010
34 - 2:09:07, Debebe Tolossa, 2015

35 - 2:11:51, Benson Seurei, 2020
36 - 2:11:16, Elisha Barno, Kenya, 2022 (replacing 2:12:40, Martin Vrabel, Czechoslovakia, 1991)
37 - 2:12:32, David Cheruiyot, Las Cruces, NM, 2008*
38 - 2:11:55, Wolfgang Krueger, West Germany, 1985
39 - 2:16:38, Pierre Levisse, France, 1992

40 - 2:16:45, Andrei Kuznetsov, San Francisco, CA, 1998
41 - 2:18:59, Luis Lopez, Costa Rica, 1991
42 - 2:20:21, Jose Amado Garcia Gabriel, Guatemala, 2020
43 - 2:23:14, Cesar Martins, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2015
44 - 2:30:23, Vladimir Krivoy, Halifax, MA, 1995

45 - 2:28:54, Vladimir Krivoy, Ukraine, 1996
46 - 2:26:40, Sergio Garcia, Guadalupe, Zacatexas, 2018
47 - 2:26:43, Bob Schlau, Charleston, SC, 1995
48 - 2:28:56, Luis Lopez, Mexico, 1996
49 - 2:36:39, Ardel Boes, Golden, CO, 1987

50 - 2:33:12, David Salo, Spring, TX, 1983
51 - 2:40:35, Ruben Hinojosa, Little Rock, AR, 2004
52 - 2:39:19, Tim Meigs, Raleigh, NC, 2019
53 - 2:43:02, Blake Wood, Los Alamos, NM, 2012
54 - 2:42:53, David Villarreal, Temple, TX, 2016

55 - 2:34:57, Brian Pilcher, Ross, CA, 2012
56 - 2:53:30, Armando Fabricio Cortinas Licon, MEX, 2022 (replacing 2:58:26, Douglas Ordway, Holgate, OH, 2012)
57 - 2:44:51, Kyle Heffner, McKinney, TX, 2012
58 - 2:40:39, Alex Ratelle, Edina, MN, 1983
59 - 2:55:16, Al Becken, San Antonio, TX, 1988

60 - 2:53:50, Agapito Gaytan, San Antonio, 2022 (replacing 2:55:48, Al Becken, San Antonio, TX, 1989
61 - 2:47:59, Timothy Degrado, Arvada, CO, 2022 (replacing 2:59:47, Jerry Hammervold, Sugar Land, TX, 2014)
62 - 2:57:12, Jerry Hammervold, Sugar Land, TX, 2015
63 - 3:03:14, Joe Standerfer, Winston Salem, NC, 2019
64 - 3:08:38, Tim Heitzwebel, Kingwood, TX, 2022 (replacing 3:12:44, Jerry Hammervold, Sugar Land, TX, 2017)

65 - 3:04:32, Charles Ogilvie, Ben Wheeler, TX, 1983
66 - 3:14:58, Charles Ogilvie, 1984
67 - 3:04:09, Martin Keibel, Manchester, CT, 2019
68 - 3:20:28, Jim Schleisman, Jefferson, IA, 2002
69 - 3:26:23, Gary Zimmerman, Houston, TX, 2000

70 - 3:14:25, John Keston, McMinnville, OR, 1995
71 - 3:32:48, Jim Schleisman, Jefferson, IA, 2005
72 - 3:31:32, Jim Schleisman, Jefferson, IA, 2006
73 - 3:39:03, Jim Schleisman, Jefferson, IA, 2007
74 - 3:36:30, Jim Schleisman, Jefferson, IA, 2008

75 - 3:51:57, Ben Harvie, Kemah, TX, 2022 (replacing 3:57:50, Robert Hoekman, Houston, TX, 2017)
76 - 3:44:35, Harold Wilson, Tyler, TX, 2010
77 - 4:02:24, Robert Hoekman, Mazama, WA, 2019
78 - 4:17:59, Harold Wilson, Tyler, TX, 2012
79 - 4:20:41, Walt Washburn, Vienna, VA, 2002

80 - 4:23:13, Bill Dodson, Mountain View, CA, 2016
81 - 5:12:48, James Michie, Salt Lake City, UT, 2020
82 - 4:30:17, Richard Bertram, Houston, TX, 1996
83 - 5:34:03, James Michie, Salt Lake City, UT, 2022

85 - 5:01:57, Jerry Kusazakiewicz, Granite Shoals, TX, 2000

Youngest Chevron Houston Marathon Legacy Runners for 2023


Should they be called the "Young Marathon Bucks"?

These 30 runners - all 36 years of age or younger - have finished 10 or more Chevron Houston Marathons to date making them the youngest Legacy Runners of them all.

And 20 of them will be in the starting corral on Sunday morning!

Men
23 - Will Lord, Sugar Land (11 finishes, consecutive)
28 - Auston Douglas, College Station (13 finishes, consecutive)
29 - Sergio Gutierrez, Houston (10 finishes, consecutive)
30 - Carlos Favela, Houston (12 finishes, consecutive)
33 - Raymond Tam, Fresno (17 finishes, consecutive)
33 - Brian Luby, Fort Worth (11 finishes, consecutive)
34 - Carlos Vances, Jr., Houston (10 finishes, consecutive)
34 - Gregory Hamre, Missouri City (10 finishes, finished in '22)
34 - Ira Ray, Houston (10 finishes, none since 2019)
34 - Robert Ontko, Sugar Land (10 finishes, 7 in a row)
35 - James Williamson, Houston (10 finishes, consecutive)
35 - Mark Balhoff, Katy (10 finishes, none since 2020)
35 - Will Rommelmann, Houston (11 finishes, finished in '22 after 7-year absence)
36 - Christopher Schneider, Austin (13 finishes, last 12 straight)
36 - Clark Doherty, Houston (10 finishes, consecutive)
36 - Joseph Thompson, Houston (10 finishes, finished in '22 after snapping 9-year streak in '21)
36 - Timothy Feges, Sugar Land (18 finishes, consecutive)

Women
31 - Amanda Nelson, Austin (10 finishes, none since 2017)
31 - Georgina Mishkin, Tulsa, OK (11 finishes, 8 in a row)
32 - Lindsay Phenix, Los Angeles, CA (10 finishes, finished in '22)
32 - Bonnie Caulfield, Irving (10 finishes, 8 consecutive from '14-'21)
34 - Emily Chik, Houston (13 finishes, consecutive)
34 - Natalie Mambretti, Fort Worth (10 finishes, none since 2020)
35 - Alli D'Acosta, Aledo (10 finishes, finished in '22 after 9 straight from '11-'19)
35 - Allyson Weimer, Oklahoma City, OK (11 finishes, none since 2019)
35 - Michelle Buzo, Sugar Land (10 finishes, none since 2018)
35 - Samantha Torres, Houston (10 finishes, consecutive)
36 - Elizabeth Newton Hayes, Houston (10 finishes, consecutive)
36 - Kristian Nielssn, Humble (12 finishes, consecutive)
36 - Mindy Briones, McKinney (12 finishes, straight from '10-'21)

Sources:  houstonresults.com, Chevron Houston Marathon app

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Some Chevron Houston Marathon Legacy Runners Primed for New Milestones on Sunday


Thirty-five (35) Chevron Houston Marathon registered Legacy runners for 2023 are looking to reach a new milestone marathon in their Legacy journey on Sunday, and they are led by the woman who has finished more Chevron Houston Marathons than any other woman, Maria Camacho.

Here is the complete list of marathoners with new milestone marathons in front of them on Sunday:

40th CHM finish
209 - Maria Camacho, 67, Katy (First marathon:  1983)

35th CHM finish
512 - Larry McPhillips, 71, Port Arthur (First marathon:  1986)
513 - Manuel Gonzalez, 77, La Porte (First marathon:  1983)
514 - Gene Wilson, 69, Houston (First marathon:  1988)

30th CHM finish
530 - Irene Binash, 65, Houston (First marathon:  1994)
531 - Lupe Gomez, 69, Pasadena (First marathon:  1978)
532 - Kathryn White, 55, Tulsa, OK (First marathon:  1994)
533 - Evelina Stenroos, 69, Cypress (First marathon:  1991)
534 - Jesus Pequeno, 55, Santa Catarina, MEX (First marathon:  1990)
535 - Eddie Espinosa, 60, Houston (First marathon:  1994)

25th CHM finish
568 - Steven Holehan, 57, Conroe (First marathon:  1999)
569 - Benjamin Mayer, 55, Houston (First marathon:  1995)
570 - Danielle Skelton Reeves, 65, The Woodlands (First marathon:  1999)
571 - John Boone, 65, Houston (First marathon:  1977)
572 - Leslie Medley Russell, 56, Houston (First marathon:  1996)

20th CHM finish
616 - Craig Fox, 67, Houston (First marathon:  1996)
617 - Howard Stone, 55, Houston (First marathon:  1998)
618 - Timothy Allen, 54, Houston (First marathon:  2004)
619 - Chris St Jean, 40, Seabrook (First marathon:  2004)
620 - Grant Bue, 64, Houston (First marathon:  2004)
621 - Donna Palmer, 56, Pearland (First marathon:  2004)
622 - Brad Godwin, 61, Cypress (First marathon:  1997)
623 - Rayman Lee, 61, Spring (First marathon:  2003)
624 - Denise Sadberry, 56, Katy (First marathon:  2004)
625 - Melissa Hedges-Rankin, 59, Houston (First marathon:  1988)
626 - Egbert Nelson, 70, Sugar Land (First marathon:  2000)
627 - Kirk Norton, 55, Spring (First marathon:  2004)
628 - Susie Comstock, 61, Sugar Land (First marathon:  2002)
629 - Keli Williams, 48, Pearland (First marathon:  2003)
630 - Lisa Gonzalez, 53, The Woodlands (First marathon:  1998)
631 - Malinda Hernandez, 50, Houston (First marathon:  2001)
632 - Chris Duggan, 56, Houston (First marathon:  2003)
633 - Stan Liu, 65, Houston (First marathon:  2003)
635 - Mike Clark, 61, Houston (First marathon:  1998)
636 - Jose Oviedo, 46, Houston (First marathon:  2004)

Sources:  houstonresults.com, Chevron Houston Marathon app

Double Legacy Runners Set to go for 2023 Races


Twenty-two (22) runners have completed 10 or more races in both the Chevron Houston Marathon and the Aramco Houston Half Marathon.

Fourteen of the 22 have registered for this year's Aramco Houston Half Marathon, including two who did not participate in last year's half marathon.

Below is the complete list:

Finished 2022 Half, Registered for 2023 Half
39 - 25 M - 14 H - Phillip Smith, 86, Houston
31 - 10 M - 21 H - Nathaniel Collins, 85, Houston
27 - 13 M - 14 H - Richard Verm, 68, Houston
24 - 13 M - 11 H - Michelle Wolpert, 59, Houston
23 - 11 M - 12 H - Susan Magee, 70, Houston
22 - 11 M - 11 H - Darrin Caramonta, 56, Houston
22 - 10 M - 12 H - Marshall Cohen, 64, Houston
22 - 11 M - 11 H - Richard Cooper, 58, The Woodlands
22 - 11 M - 11 H - Ronald Bahr, 63, Montgomery
22 - 12 M - 10 H - Steve Lowe, 68, Pearland
22 - 10 M - 12 H - Win Edwards, 68, Katy
20 - 10 M - 10 H - Monica Kervandijan, 49, Houston

Finished 2021 Half, Registered for 2023 Half
26 - 11 M - 15 H - David Williamson, 69, Houston (Last:  2021 Half)

Finished 2019 Half, Registered for 2023 Half
21 - 10 M - 11 H - Alton Robinson, 75, Houston (Last:  2019 Half)

Finished 2022 Half, Not Registered for 2023
30 - 17 M - 13 H - Lee Barron, 74, Bellville
26 - 11 M - 15 H - David Sanderson, 71, Galveston

Inactive
35 - 25 M - 10 H - Gerald Meyers, 74, Cypress (Last:  2017 Half)
25 - 15 M - 10 H - Robert Duzan, 79, League City (Last:  2021 Half)
23 - 10 M - 13 H - Joann Luco, 82, Houston (Last:  2014 Half)
23 - 10 M - 13 H - Julie Rutledge, 67, Houston (Last:  2019 Half)
22 - 12 M - 10 H - Carol St. Clair, 61, Houston (Last:  2020 Half)
20 - 10 M - 10 H - Sammy Balch, 73, Conroe (Last:  2013 Half) 

Sources:  houstonresults.com, Chevron Houston Marathon app

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Eleven Set to be First-Time CHM/Aramco Legacy Runners at 70 and Over


Eleven (11) runners are registered for Sunday's Chevron Houston Marathon or Aramco Houston Half Marathon, who are slated to become first-time Legacy Runners at the age of 70 or over.

Chevron Houston Marathon
9 - Laural Cabrera, 70, F, Houston
9 - Sherri Richey, 70, F, Houston
9 - Sue Ferguson, 70, F, Houston

Aramco Houston Half Marathon
9 - Barry Davis, 70, M, Sugar Land
9 - Bronwyn Turner, 70, F, Houston
9 - George Card, 77, M, Houston
9 - Katherine Collins, 70, F, Houston
9 - Marilyn Weakley, 74, F, Kingwood
9 - Pamela Brennan, 74, F, Des Moines, IA
9 - Ruth Jackson, 75, F, Sugar Land
9 - Scott Reed, 79, M, Montgomery

Sources:  houstonresults.com, Chevron Houston Marathon app

2023 Aramco Houston Half Marathon - Longest Legacy Runners Registered


According to my research, these are the Aramco Houston Half Marathon runners who are registered for Sunday's race that have the most previous half marathon finishes:

21 - Nathaniel Collins, 86, M, Houston

20 - Scott Zarley, 63, M, Killeen

19 - Ann Wacker, 64, F, Seabrook
19 - Carol Madrid, 65, F, Friendswood
19 - Catherine Usry, 67, F, Pasadena
19 - John Polisini, 69, M, Houston

18 - Alan Hopkins, 55, M, Houston
18 - Angela Hemmen, 41, F, Colorado Springs, CO
18 - Bradley D Kalmans, 57, M, Houston
18 - Charlotte Dudley, 76, F, Houston
18 - Douglas Kelly, 59, M, Katy
18 - Mark Hemmen, 77, M, Spring Branch
18 - Randall Koenig, 67, M, Katy
18 - Sean Cochran, 57, M, Houston
18 - Sesh Bala, 78, M, Sugar Land

17 - Darrell Nichols, 69, M, Crosby
17 - Jill Tischbein, 63, F, Kingwood
17 - Nancy Ordonez, 57, F, Houston
17 - Ron Shaver, 71, M, Porter
17 - Stephen Oneil, 63, M, Beaumont
17 - Suzanne Armour, 64, F, Wharton

16 - Antonio Moreno, 58, M, Humble
16 - Catalina Garcia, 51, F, Houston
16 - Cindy Featherston, 67, F, Houston
16 - David Cook, 56, M, Houston
16 - Don Burney, 76, M, Houston
16 - Janice Satterfield, 63, F, Houston
16 - Jennifer Pao, 51, F, Sugar Land
16 - Kathy Haeckler, 68, F, Crockett
16 - Keith Cox, 65, M, Sugar Land
16 - Laura Kohlmaier, 55, F, Houston
16 - Laurel Kirkland, 60, F, Houston
16 - Mike Schroeder, 62, M, Fort Worth
16 - Robin Holcomb, 56, F, Montgomery
16 - Russell Meyer, 53, M, The Woodlands
16 - Sarah Ellis, 34, F, Austin

For runners with the following number of years finished, this is a detail of how many Legacy runners in the Aramco Houston Half Marathon there are and how many finished last year:

15 finishes - 37 total, 28 finished in 2022, oldest was 71, youngest was 29
14 finishes - 60 total, 42 finished in 2022, oldest was 86, youngest was 41
13 finishes - 81 total, 52 finished in 2022, oldest was 84, youngest was 42
12 finishes - 142 total, 85 finished in 2022, oldest was 80, youngest was 31
11 finishes - 185 total, 119 finished in 2022, oldest was 76, youngest was 31
10 finishes - 277 total, 153 finished in 2022, oldest was 74, youngest was 16 (Sam Saman)

9 finishes - 282 total, 156 finished in 2022, oldest was 79, youngest was 25

Sources:  houstonresults.com, Chevron Houston Marathon app

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Spindle Tree parkrun / Vintage Park New Year's Day Classic 5K Race Report


Happy New Year!

This is going to be an honest post, but not a negative one.

My weight is up, specifically in my midsection.  It's been up before and I have gotten it down.

I knew it, but David Reynolds' pictures today at the Vintage Park New Year's Day Classic 5K confirmed it.

Cameramen with excellent equipment captures much.

I'm just going to have to work to get it down; however, I need to do more then what I have been.

Back in the day, I used to blame it on how much announcing I was doing, but I can't that excuse anymore.

It is, however, how much time I'm spending in front of a computer working on private and parochial high school athletics stuff.

I had injured my knee in the summer of 2021 while trying to complete the Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee.

From April 25 to June 24, I ran or brisk walked 314.21 miles.  

I haven't been over 100 miles in any month since the June 25 - July 24, 2021 time reporting period.

I got close - 94.72 and 92.77 miles, respectively - this last spring and early summer (April 25 - June 24, 2022), but if I split last year (December 25 - December 24) into two halves there was a marked difference.

With just 675.74 miles running and brisk walking, 428.37 of those came in the first six months.

So, time to get busy.

I ran the Spindle Tree parkrun 5K on Saturday morning and the Vintage Park New Year's Day Classic 5K today.

The times weren't what I would have liked for them to be, but they are what they are.

My time in the Spindle Tree parkrun 5K was 35:19.93 with loop times of 11:18.36, 11:37.53, 11:45.80 and 38.24 on the final section.  The loops are just slightly over a mile long.

I ran the race five times this year and this is how they compare:

12/31/22 - Spindle Tree parkrun 5K (Magnolia, TX) - 35:19.93 // 11:18.36 - 11:37.53 - 11:45.80 - 38.24
06/04/22 - Spindle Tree parkrun 5K (Magnolia, TX) - 34:59.49 // 11:00.76 - 11:36.00 - 11:46.35 - 36.38
04/16/22 - Spindle Tree parkrun 5K (Magnolia, TX) - 33:57.07 // 10:35.59 - 11:06.23 - 11:41.37 - 34.68
02/12/22 - Spindle Tree parkrun 5K (Magnolia, TX) - 33:38.35 // 10:35.90 - 11:07.11 - 11:22.68 - 32.66
02/05/22 - Spindle Tree parkrun 5K (Magnolia, TX) - 32:51.71 // 10:22.14 - 10:58.55 - 10:58.75 - 32.27

Again, work to be done.

As I mentioned in my Facebook post, a special thank you to the volunteers, which included run director Catherine Green (coach Juris Green’s wife), Isobelle Hatrick (who spearheaded getting parkrun back going in The Woodlands) and Randall Ivins.

Catherine had told me that Juris was running with one of their daughters at the Texas Marathon's half marathon race.  I would miss seeing them, of course, but I asked for her to wish them well for me.

Great to see, of course, Vincent Attanucci and Alan Hedengren, who both ran.  They have run Spindle Tree 16 and 11 times, respectively.

I've done 19 career parkruns in nine different locations, and hope to, in my travels, run in different parkrun sites again.

People had commented that I should write a book about a lot of my experiences, but I certainly could on some of the drama that has taken place over the years in the running community.

What did I say above?  Positive, not negative, right?

I wasn't able to make Ron Stitt's race a year ago since I had worked the Texas Marathon in Kingwood since 2010 for Steve and Paula Boone.

Once they made a decision not to be lead on the event anymore (as they have transitioned it to the Knights of Columbus), it was an opportunity for me and Waverly to step back from our roles as race announcer and National Anthem singer.  We were recognized at last year's event and appreciated it.

Knowing that another race was started for New Year's Day a number of months ago, I reached out to Ron to see how his numbers were.

We had a good conversation, as always, and as a result, I decided to go out and run today as a show of support to Ron and his team.

I arrived on-site around 7:45 a.m., went inside Fleet Feet Sports to get my packet (but not without seeing Daniel Braden) and Lina Fuentes was working it - from Willie's The Woodlands Marathon team, but Becky Nesbitt was there too.  

I got a great first hug of the New Year from her.

Shortly thereafter I saw Bill Dwyer and Ron, Josh Rivas and David Reynolds, the race photographer.  (I offered him money, in jest, not to take pictures of me as I knew they probably wouldn't look great.)

Paolo Biagi and Tammy Grado, from Bill's Volte Endurance Training group got there, and I think Tammy was surprised I was running.  So was I!

I went down and said "Hello!" to Donnie Artley, who was timing the race for Run Houston Timing.

And then prior to the race starting, I saw Nora Wilson, Dee Akers and Steve Sievert and was intentional in going and saying Hi! to each one of them.

The race started and things went OK.  The weight and how it is positioned on my body keeps me from going more than about three quarters of a mile without needing to walk, going 60 steps before running again.  I've accepted that that is the way that it is going to be until I can work it off again.

Becky was manning the intersection directing runners and I engaged with her coming and going.

I also saw Dave Rainey, who's a unknown legend in our running and triathlon communities here in the greater Houston area, as I finished.

My time was 35:42.45 with splits of 10:46.63, 11:28.84, 11:53.07 and 1:33.91.

The last tenth of a mile seemed off.  I asked Tammy and she had 3.15 miles and said that she tried to run every tangent and there weren't many to run.

If you adjust the time for the extra .05 miles, it would make the time 35:13, which would be in line with Saturday's effort.

Waiting for the awards, I saw Dawn English, who competed at Ironman Hawaii this past October.  She was the overall women's winner for the females.  Tammy had won the masters division.

Later in the day, I hung out with Bill at The Woodlands Running Club Sunday Night 5K that he hosts the first Sunday of every month.

Ken Johnson and Curtis Barton were the only two who had come out.

More next month, I suppose.

For me?  I'll try to find something to run next Saturday, depending upon where I'm going to catch some basketball games at.

I already have a race in College Station that's a target for Saturday, January 14.

Appreciate your support, friendship and interest.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Thanksgiving Day Racing


2022 - Finish line and awards announcing at Run Thru The Woods 5M.
2021 - Finish line and awards announcing at Run Thru The Woods 5M.
2020 - No Thanksgiving Day racing due to COVID-19.

2019 - Athens Turkey Trot Family Fun Run 5K (Athens, TX) - 30:31.52
2018 - Finish line and awards announcing at Run Thru The Woods 5M.
2017 - Finish line and awards announcing at Run Thru The Woods 5M.
2016 - Ran Lake Jackson Turkey Trot 10K (Lake Jackson, TX) - 59:50.59
2015 - Ran Run Thru The Woods 5M (The Woodlands, TX) - 51:18

2014 - Ran Run Thru The Woods 5M (The Woodlands, TX) - 49:16.23
2013 - Ran Run Thru The Woods 5M (The Woodlands, TX) - 52:44 (52:50 with Waverly)
2012 - Finish line announcing at Run Thru The Woods 5M.
2011 - Covered Run Thru The Woods 5M for the Conroe Courier.
2010 - Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (New York City, NY)

2009 - Promoted the Bill Crews Remission Run 5K at Run Thru The Woods 5M.
2008 - Finish line announcing at Run Thru The Woods 5M. (Confirmed from blog.)
2007 - Ran Run Thru The Woods 5M (The Woodlands, TX) - 49:03
2006 - Ran Run Thru The Woods 5M (The Woodlands, TX) - 51:36.25
2005 - Ran Run Thru The Woods 5M (The Woodlands, TX) - 48:21.3

2004 - Ran Run Thru The Woods 5M (The Woodlands, TX) - 49:45.1
2003 - Ran Run Thru The Woods 5M (The Woodlands, TX) - 1:00:08.8

Waverly Walk - Complete 5-Mile Race History


48:07 - Run Thru The Woods 5M, 11/23/17 (Age 22)
48:58.0 - Run Thru The Woods 5M, 11/27/14 (Age 19)
50:06 - Run Thru The Woods 5M, 11/28/19 (Age 24)
50:27.3 - Run Thru The Woods 5M, 11/22/18 (Age 23)
50:40 - HCA 8K, Richmond, VA, 11/14/15 (Age 20)
50:45.4 - Baytown Bud Heat Wave 5M, 7/4/17 (Age 22)
52:33 - Run Thru The Woods 5M, 11/25/21 (Age 26)
52:44 - Run Thru The Woods 5M, 11/28/13 (Age 18)
53:07.9 - Texas Bud Heat Wave 5M, 7/4/19 (Age 24)
53:11 - Independence Day 8K, 6/30/18 (Age 23)
54:00 - Ohio Michigan 8K, 7/9/15 (Age 20)
54:12 - Run Thru The Woods 5M, 11/24/22 (Age 27)
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)

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Waverly Walk - Complete Half Marathon History


By Time
2:06:47 - 3/6/21 - 10th annual The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, TX - 14
2:11:35 - 10/9/16 - 4th annual Hokie Half Marathon, Blacksburg, VA - 6
2:11:47 - 2/8/20 - 6th annual Katy Half Marathon, Katy, TX - 12
2:12:47 - 2/3/18 - SAGU Half Marathon, Waxahachie, TX - 8 (Adjusted time as course map was printed as 13.25 miles and time was 2:14:12)
2:13:57 - 1/3/21 - 4th annual Canton Half Marathon, Canton, TX - 13
2:16:36 - 10/28/17 - 39th annual Huntsville Half Marathon, Huntsville, TX - 7
2:19:37 - 1/1/20 - Texas Half Marathon, Kingwood, TX - 11
2:20:31 - 1/1/15 - Texas Half Marathon, Kingwood, TX - 2
2:21:15 - 10/31/21 - 15th annual Houston Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 17
2:22:52 - 10/16/21 - 42nd annual Huntsville Half Marathon, Huntsville, TX - 16
2:26:07 - 4/10/21 - Blue Bell Fun Run Half Marathon, Brenham, TX - 15 (Ran with Dad)
2:26:31 - 10/30/22 - 16th annual Houston Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 21
2:27:24.50 - 8/4/19 - 3rd annual Canton Half Marathon, Canton, TX - 10
2:31:44 - 3/14/15 - Seabrook Lucky Trail Half Marathon, Seabrook, TX - 3
2:33:31 - 4/16/16 - Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Half Marathon, Roanoke, VA - 5
2:35:57 - 8/8/15 - 14th annual Lynchburg Half Marathon, Lynchburg, VA - 4
2:36:52 - 3/5/22 - 11th annual The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, TX - 19
2:37:16 - 9/23/18 - 6th annual Hokie Half Marathon, Blacksburg, VA - 9
2:37:32 - 1/1/22 - Texas Half Marathon, Kingwood, TX - 18
2:47:28 - 10/15/22 - 43rd annual Huntsville Half Marathon, Huntsville, TX - 20
2:54:06 - 1/15/06 - Aramco Houston Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 1

By Date
2:54:06 - 1/15/06 - Aramco Houston Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 1
2:20:31 - 1/1/15 - Texas Half Marathon, Kingwood, TX - 2 (Two minute stop at halfway)
2:31:44 - 3/14/15 - Seabrook Lucky Trail Half Marathon, Seabrook, TX - 3
2:35:57 - 8/8/15 - 14th annual Lynchburg Half Marathon, Lynchburg, VA - 4
2:33:31 - 4/16/16 - Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Half Marathon, Roanoke, VA - 5
2:11:35 - 10/9/16 - 4th annual Hokie Half Marathon, Blacksburg, VA - 6
2:16:36 - 10/28/17 - 39th annual Huntsville Half Marathon, Huntsville, TX - 7
2:12:47 - 2/3/18 - SAGU Half Marathon, Waxahachie, TX - 8 (Adjusted time as course map was printed as 13.25 miles and time was 2:14:12)
2:37:16 - 9/23/18 - 6th annual Hokie Half Marathon, Blacksburg, VA - 9
2:27:24.50 - 8/4/19 -3rd annual Canton Half Marathon, Canton, TX - 10
2:19:37 - 1/1/20 - Texas Half Marathon, Kingwood, TX - 11
2:11:47 - 2/8/20 - 6th annual Katy Half Marathon, Katy, TX - 12
2:13:57 - 1/3/21 - 4th annual Canton Half Marathon, Canton, TX - 13
2:06:47 - 3/6/21 - 10th annual The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, TX - 14
2:26:07 - 4/10/21 - Blue Bell Fun Run Half Marathon, Brenham, TX - 15 (Ran with Dad)
2:22:52 - 10/16/21 - 42nd annual Huntsville Half Marathon, Huntsville, TX - 16
2:21:15 - 10/31/21 - 15th annual Houston Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 17
2:37:32 - 1/1/22 - Texas Half Marathon, Kingwood, TX - 18
2:36:52 - 3/5/22 - 11th annual The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, TX - 19
2:47:28 - 10/15/22 - 43rd annual Huntsville Half Marathon, Huntsville, TX - 20
2:26:31 - 10/30/22 - 16th annual Houston Half Marathon, Houston, TX - 21

Monday, July 4, 2022

My Fourth of July Races (2003-2022)


2003 - Run Wild 5K (Houston, TX)
2004 - Run Wild 5K (Houston, TX)
2005 - Stu's Country Mile 5K (Centerville, TX)
2006 - Didn't race.
2007 - Lander Half Marathon (Lander, WY)
2008 - Stu's Country Mile 5K (Centerville, TX)
2009 - East Montgomery County YMCA Fourth of July 5K (Roman Forest, TX)
2010 - TWRC Sunday Night 5K (The Woodlands, TX)*
2011 - Baytown Bud Heat Wave 5M (Baytown, TX)+
2012 - Baytown Bud Heat Wave 5M (Baytown, TX)+
2013 - Baytown Bud Heat Wave 5M (Baytown, TX)+
2014 - Baytown Bud Heat Wave 5M (Baytown, TX)+
2015 - Baytown Bud Heat Wave 5M (Baytown, TX)+
2016 - Baytown Bud Heat Wave 5M (Baytown, TX)+
2017 - Baytown Bud Heat Wave 5M (Baytown, TX)+
2018 - Old Jo's Firecracker 5K (Saint Jo, TX)
2019 - 50th anniversary West Texas Running Club Firecracker 10K (Brownfield, TX)
2020 - Firecracker 5K (Mexia, TX)
2021 - The SHARK Run 5K (Orange Beach, AL)
2022 - Patriot 5K (Trophy Club, TX)

*Volunteer +Race Announcer

Friday, April 15, 2022

Bellaire Trolley Run 5K Finishers Numbers (2008-2022)



All-Time Finishers Numbers
2022 (April 9) -- 274 (164 men / 110 women)
2021 -- No race held (COVID-19)
2020 -- No race held (COVID-19)
2019 (April 13) -- 356 (205 men / 151 women)
2018 (April 14) -- 337 (184 men / 153 women)
2017 (April 8) -- 387 (238 men / 149 women)
2016 (April 8) -- 387 (226 men / 161 women)
2015 (April 11) -- 336 (195 men / 141 women)
2014 (March 29) -- 447 (243 men / 204 women)
2013 (April 13) -- 405 (238 men / 167 women)
2012 (March 31) -- 546 (325 men / 221 women)
2011 (April 9) -- 527 (303 men / 224 women)
2010 (April 10) -- 561 (329 men / 232 women)
2009 (April 4) -- 526 (301 men / 225 women)
2008 (April 5) -- 610 (375 men / 235 women)

Sources:  Run Wild Sports Timing (2008-2010), Run Houston Timing (2011-2022)

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Blue Bell Fun Run Finishers Numbers



Race Dates
2022 (April 2) - 2,945 timed finishers
2021 (April 10) - 1,185 timed finishers
2020 (April 18) - No race; COVID-19 pandemic
2019 (April 13) - 2,988 timed finishers
2018 (April 14) - 3,182 timed finishers
2017 (April 8) - 2,830 timed finishers
2016 (April 9) - 2,911 timed finishers
2015 (April 11) - 3,733 timed finishers
2014 (April 12) - 3,966 timed finishers
2013 (April 13) - 4,013 timed finishers
2012 (April 14) - 3,729 timed finishers
2011 (April 9) - 2,895 timed finishers
2010 (April 17) - 2,173 timed finishers
2009 (April 18) - 866 timed finishers
2008 (April 12) - 966 timed finishers
2007 (April 14) - 939 timed finishers
2006 (March 25) - 851 timed finishers
2005 (April 16) - 857 timed finishers
2004 (April 24) - 351 timed finishers
2003 (March 22) - 936 timed finishers

Half Marathon Finishers
2022 - 417 (192 men / 225 women)
2021 - 159 (75 men / 84 women)
2020 - No race; COVID-19 pandemic
2019 - 491 (208 men / 283 women)
2018 - 409 (157 men / 252 women)

10K Finishers
2022 - 565 (206 men / 359 women)
2021 - 285 (109 men / 176 women)
2020 - No race; COVID-19 pandemic
2019 - 515 (186 men / 329 women)
2018 - 611 (235 men / 376 women)
2017 - 654 (276 men / 358 women)
2016 - 739 (284 men / 455 women)
2015 - 1,129 (423 men / 706 women)
2014 - 1,026 (402 men / 624 women)
2013 - 967 (394 men / 573 women)
2012 - 1,183 (464 men / 719 women) and 10 relay teams
2011 - 919 (386 men / 533 women) and 23 relay teams
2010 - 830 (362 men / 468 women)
2009 - 348 (173 men / 175 women)
2008 - 451 (214 men / 237 women)
2007 - 442
2006 - 377
2005 - 367
2004 - 97
2003 - 356

5K Finishers
2022 - 1,722 (650 men / 1,072 women)
2021 - 741 (263 men / 478 women)
2020 - No race; COVID-19 pandemic
2019 - 1,776 (680 men / 1,096 women)
2018 - 1,894 (683 men / 1,211 women)
2017 - 1,771 (622 men / 1,149 women)
2016 - 1,874 (695 men / 1,179 women)
2015 - 2,191 (807 men / 1,384 women)
2014 - 2,436 (891 men / 1,545 women)
2013 - 2,489 (888 men / 1,601 women)
2012 - 2,160 (785 men / 1,375 women)
2011 - 1,680 (614 men / 1,086 women)
2010 - 1,165 (422 men / 743 women)
2009 - 459 (217 men / 242 women)
2008 - 515 (200 men / 315 women)
2007 - 444
2006 - 418
2005 - 429
2004 - 225
2003 - 519 (100 with times)

Kids 1-Mile Finishers
2022 - 241 (110 boys / 131 girls)
2021 - No race; Inability for children to have COVID-19 vaccination protection
2020 - No race; COVID-19 pandemic
2019 - 206 (87 boys / 119 girls)
2018 - 268 (140 boys / 128 girls)
2017 - 405 (202 boys / 203 girls)
2016 - 298 (151 boys / 147 girls)
2015 - 413 (186 boys / 227 girls)
2014 - 504 (213 boys / 291 girls)
2013 - 557 (261 boys / 296 girls)
2012 - 386 (179 boys / 207 girls)
2011 - 296 (140 boys / 156 girls)
2010 - 178 (83 boys / 95 girls)
2009 - 59 (33 boys / 26 girls)
2008 - Unknown
2007 - 53
2006 - 56
2005 - 61
2004 - 29
2003 - 61

Sources:  mychiptime.com and run-far.com (2004-2022)

HTX Events All-Time Finishers Numbers

 


Vintage Park New Year's Day Classic

5K
2022 (1/1) - 255 (108 men, 147 women) - 17.2% no show

10K
2022 (1/1) - 152 (63 men, 89 women)* - 20% no show

Kids 1K
2022 (1/1) - 19 (13 men, 6 women)

Total 
2022 (1/1) - 426

* includes four wheelchair participants (1 men, 3 women)


Vintage Park 13.1

Half Marathon
2022 (4/10) - 377 (193 men, 184 women) - 21.2% no show

Half Marathon Relay
2022 (4/10) - 21

Half Marathon Wheelchair
2022 (4/10) - 9 (6 men, 3 women)

5K
2022 (4/10) - 227 (87 men, 140 women) - 12% no show

Kids 1K
2022 (4/10) - 30 (14 men, 16 women)

Total
2022 (4/10) - 664

Sources:  mynegativesplit.com, Negative Split Productions

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Trying To Take The Joy Out Of Announcing The Texas 10 Series


As I've shared much here lately, I've cleared many dates from my announcing calendar to free up some time.  Some of those were The Woodlands Township races as well as the Pearland Half Marathon and 10K, which was today.

All of those races were great to work with the respective race producers and when I walked off the grounds, I had a check waiting for a job well done.

I've ended up announcing, however, the last two races of the Texas 10 Series -- Bridgeland last month and Huntsville today.

The one in Huntsville was the very last one ever.  

I announced the very first one in 2013 and did the following two - 2014 and 2015, before I took a break from the Series.  

These two races here in 2022 that I've stepped in to help are because Nathan Beedle, who's part of the team that puts the races on, hasn't been able to announce.

I went out to Bridgeland to spectate and race director Willie Fowlkes said he was going to have to announce.  

He needs to be on the course.  

So I said, "Willie, do you want for me to announce?"  

We came to an agreement and I did and he was grateful and thankful.

In between, we had The Woodlands Marathon on its two weekends and had a great year.  

The owners were overly pleased with my performance and I'm looking forward to 2023.

Fast forward to today's race.  I had no plans to announce before yesterday morning.

I had reached out to Willie very early Friday morning and asked him if there was a place on the course that he needed somebody strong to help with traffic control.  

He shared some challenges that the event was having and that he was going to Huntsville that day to go through the course for construction and would let me know.

Sometime Saturday morning (yesterday), he reached out and asked if I could announce.  

I said that I would.  Honestly, I love doing it, but not as many times a year as I used to and I like to be the one making the choice on a one-off basis as opposed to making a multi-race commitment for an entire series all at once.

I had good days at both races.

At Bridgeland, it was cold and the timer couldn't get the laptop going on the reader so I was only able to announce the names of the people that I knew.  (Best to get to know your announcer in a situation like that if you like your name announced.)

For the remainder of the time, I just kept making general announcements and offered encouragement to all of the other runners.

Today, we missed a few of the 5K finishers' names because the data file on the laptop only picked up the numbers of the bibs and not the names with it.

RunFar's Raul Najera got the issue resolved in a very quick fashion.

I'm pretty much universally well-respected for my ability and talent.  

And for the most part, I believe that I'm generally well-liked.

I have some very dear friends, who either make it a point to come say Hi! - Ray Sarno is one of them that comes to mind, while others - like James Griffis did today - make a positive comment on Facebook.  They're both nice and well appreciated.  

At Bridgeland, James Griffis was Mike Kuykendall.

Also at Bridgeland, I got a friendly hug from somebody in my friend Bill Dwyer's group who has lived out of the country for a few years and I haven't seen them since their family moved back here to The Woodlands.  While I didn't interact with them much, it was good to see them - and they were friendly to and with me and had a short, positive and pleasant conversation.

For all of those good things, I usually have a challenge that nobody ever really sees.

This challenge has existed since just after Thanksgiving 2020 and it isn't one of my own doing.

A person was a little loose with some words.  

I asked for some of their time in response to it - and I knew what the answer was going to be - and instead of a conversation, "Hey, I think I might have misspoke or misconstrued something," I was ghosted - in person.

It was one thing not to respond to a Facebook message - even though there had been communication just the Saturday before, but to show up in person at an event a week later and say nothing?  

Wow.  Pretty harsh.

There's a whole lot of stuff between then (end of November 2020) and today that I won't go into, but I've never been as disrespected, devalued and dehumanized as a person as this one participant has done to me.

I've taken measures in between that time, as well as years in the past before, to protect myself in similar fashion.

All I can fathom is that they didn't like that I chose to protect myself from their behavior.

I have my assumptions what the definition of the person's behavior is, but I can't say.

I offered to meet face-to-face to resolve it, and they claimed that there was nothing to resolve, totally discounting my concerns.  (Again, it was still some of their time.  I mean I don't know how else to resolve a problem if you had or wanted to desire a friendship.)

So they boxed me in a position that if I pushed the envelope, they could wildly make a claim of stalking (which I would never put myself in that position) so I kept my distance, even though they 1.) acknowledged my presence on the course of a race in April in Conroe (I didn't respond) with a single "Jon" and then 2.) made a post of a picture of me talking with a friend - who has helped me immensely through this - and put it on their running group's Instagram story.

Because this individual is in my best friend's group, and even though I'm not officially in the group, I have some support roles for his group.

I totally left that group for 90 days from mid-May to mid-August.  

Didn't even talk to my best friend during that time.

In late November, we were at Texas 10 Conroe together and I continued to maintain my no contact position.  

I hate(d) it, but if you're going to take advantage of me and not be a genuine friend I can't let you in.

A week later at a little club race, I was there and they arrived after me.  

I was prepared to positively engage, and extend grace, but they chose to walk off.  

Because they had their high school age daughter there with them, I left after the race once it started for there not to be a potential scene in front of her child.  

I have too much respect for that young lady to be involved in a situation that I didn't choose to start.

Not a thing transpired, other than writing some things for my best friend's running group, which included them, until after the Bridgeland race.

The last finishers were coming in.  They had come up from behind and presumably waited until I turned around and asked if I wanted something to drink.  I didn't and I shook my head.

They said that they just wanted to thank me for the shout out and I said, "It is what I do."  I'm professional.  I don't hold any personal difference in the doing of my "job", even if I volunteered.  

(I had, for full disclosure, not with this individual, limited what I said at a race for poor behavior aimed at my best friend in the community more than two years ago.)

I realized that it might have been curt so I tried to reach out during the week via Facebook Messenger - and I didn't notice until right before The Woodlands Marathon that they were ignoring them.  

My message said "Sent" and not "seen".

I took some measures to protect myself once again.

And then today happened.  

They never made eye contact.  

Even with me standing in the chute and before I announced their name, I tried to extend grace and say, "Go Runner!" and I got no eye contact.  

Nothing.

I have prayed as much as I can for this individual and their family that God will meet their needs.

I will have to double down my efforts.

I would meet anywhere, any place, any time to discuss and resolve whatever it is they have.

I'm a very simple man who attempts to respect and care for everybody that I come in contact with.  

I know that you can't please everybody, but I'm not going to give up the things that I love to be involved in.  And the natural "fight or flight" response is to give up.

Nor am I going to give up the friendships that I have with other people because of their behavior, but it is the hardest thing that I've ever gone through in my life.

If all happens accordingly, I won't announce another race until high school cross country season and then the Houston Half and Run Thru The Woods.

I will be out at Barry Blanton's Ironman aid station as I support his efforts much like I have done Steve and Paula Boone's Texas Marathon over the years because they tell me what I do is something that the athletes enjoy.

Those of you who are friendly to me, I genuinely thank you.  

I covet those friendships and I enjoy when I get the chance to interact and engage.

And for anybody else, I have no more words for, but again, I'll just pray to ask for God to meet your needs.  He's not going to love you any more or any less so it would be a waste of my breath to ask Him of that for you, but He knows what you need in your life and I just pray that He will do that for you.

Saturday, March 12, 2022

The Woodlands Marathon - The Woodlands Double 2022


The 11th annual Legacy Capital The Woodlands Marathon event saw 107 official finishers of "The Woodlands Double" - running the 2K or 5K on the first Saturday and then either the 10K, half marathon or marathon the following.

There were also three (3) runners who ran both the 2K and the 5K on the last Saturday in February.


Below is the complete list of runners by event combination:

2K - 5K
Joaquin Miranda, 13, M, Houston, TX
Richard Oechslin, 45, M, Houston, TX
James Spencer, 41, M, The Woodlands, TX

2K - 10K
Gilberto Yegres, 39, M, Richmondrichmond, TX

2K - Half Marathon
Daniel Garcia, 34, M, Spring, TX
Carlos Puente, 10, M, Spring, TX

2K - Marathon
Meredith Dillon, 42, F, Spring, TX

5K - 10K
Kevin Baker, 46, M, The Woodlands, TX
Megan Baker, 45, F, Montgomery, TX
Kristi Blount, 40, F, The Woodlands, TX
Jim Braden, 86, M, Spring, TX
Cayla Byrd, 28, F, Spring, TX
Andrew Cernik, 15, M, The Woodlands, TX
Anthony Cernik, 15, M, The Woodlands, TX
Jennifer Fontenot, 32, F, Spring, TX
Stephen Goodrich, 69, M, Willis, TX
Danielle Greer, 48, F, Spring, TX
Laurie Griffith, 53, F, Conroe, TX
Colin Hayden, 14, M, Spring, TX
Peter Hecht, 56, M, Spring, TX
Shelley Hinkle, 50, F, Magnolia, TX
Ken Johnson, 80, M, Huntsville, TX
Robert Kurtz, 50, M, Conroe, TX
Mike Kuykendall, 60, M, Spring, TX
Christine Leshe, 23, F, Conroe, TX
Erin Mattson, 37, F, Spring, TX
Bartenderx Oropeza, 46, M, Houston, TX
Brayden Park, 14, M, Spring, TX
Jerritt Park, 44, M, Spring, TX
Cecylee Pierre, 44, F, Conroe, TX
Kenneth Pustejovsky, 49, M, Shenandoah, TX
Thomas Samples, 33, M, Clifton, TX
Maria Sanchez, 45, F, Kingwood, TX
Yesenia Sanchez, 20, F, Kingwood, TX
Katerina Savelieva, 49, F, The Woodlands, TX
Janna Smeltzer, 36, F, Spring, TX
Andrew Smith, 51, M, Spring, TX
Heather Stanley, 43, F, Spring, TX
Dean Tomov, 38, M, The Woodlands, TX
Aliya Smith, 41, F, Conroe, TX
Alexa Ard, 31, F, Lumberton, TX

5K - Half Marathon
Christi Berenz, 26, F, Spring, TX
Cheryl Carter, 63, F, Spring, TX
Allison Connolly, 40, F, The Woodlands, TX
Danielle Cureton, 34, F, Spring, TX
Pablo Dopico, 52, M, Spring, TX
Stacy Fellers, 42, F, Magnolia, TX
Chelsea Fullmer, 39, F, Conroe, TX
Kendall Gaume, 35, F, Tomball, TX
Vanessa Goodman, 53, F, Conroe, TX
Donnie Hay, 40, M, Spring, TX
Camellia Jacks, 54, F, The Woodlands, TX
Parker Jolly, 33, M, Montgomery, TX
Van Joslin, 36, M, Magnolia, TX
Ramandeep Kaur, 37, F, The Woodlands, TX
Robert King, 40, M, Conroe, TX
Peter Langille, 42, M, The Woodlands, TX
Konstantin Loguinov, 45, M, Houston, TX
Monica Lopez, 39, F, Huntsville, TX
David Mahaffey, 40, M, Houston, TX
Brian McCloskey, 63, M, Spring, TX
Dorien McGee, 41, F, Spring, TX
Shannon McGuire, 25, F, The Woodlands, TX
Kathy McWilliams, 77, F, The Woodlands, TX
Jimena Mendoza, 45, F, The Woodlands, TX
Heath Miner, 47, M, Conroe, TX
Marta Mixa, 64, F, Conroe, TX
Susan Moore, 57, F, Spring, TX
Eduardo Moreno Mohar, 49, M, Ciudad De Mexico, DIF
Brayden Ochoa, 19, M, Cypress, TX
Patrick O'Connor, 32, M, Spring, TX
Debbie Powell, 51, F, The Woodlands, TX
Todd Rivers, 44, M, Spring, TX
Elias Rodriguez, 36, M, Conroe, TX
Angela Rosenkranz, 40, F, Conroe, TX
Kimberly Ruffino, 53, F, Hockley, TX
Cecilia Sarabia, 56, F, Houston, TX
Erin Savala, 37, F, The Woodlands, TX
Robert Savala, 38, M, The Woodlands, TX
Kenward Sims, 73, M, Montgomery, TX
Sean Sipko, 45, M, Spring, TX
Shae Smith, 47, F, Katy, TX
James Spencer, 41, M, The Woodlands, TX
Pam Stanosheck, 47, F, The Woodlands, TX
Julie Stevenson, 58, F, The Woodlands, TX
Pei Fung Tay, 41, F, Cypress, TX
Irma Valdez, 49, F, Houston, TX
Kim White, 61, M, Spring, TX
Maria Pilar Whitworth, 57, F, Houston, TX
William Wisenbaker, 53, M, Houston, TX
Michelle Woeste, 35, F, Spring, TX
Kelly Wrobel, 43, F, Houston, TX
Paola Zapata, 45, F, Spring, TX

5K - Marathon
Alberto Agostini, 65, M, Spring, TX
Cooper Beltran, 28, M, Conroe, TX
Mark Bonney, 51, M, The Woodlands, TX
Erica Caballero, 35, F, Humble, TX
Chrissy Coffin, 37, F, Spring, TX
Tom Cooper, 57, M, The Woodlands, TX
Jeffrey Custer, 51, M, Conroe, TX
Alexandro Del Aguila, 36, M, Cypress, TX
Mario Del Aguila, 37, M, Conroe, TX
Shaina Kelly, 32, F, Houston, TX
Maureen Meredith, 39, F, The Woodlands, TX
Michelle Mouton, 49, F, Spring, TX
Richard Oechslin, 45, M, Houston, TX
Danielle Skelton Reeves, 64, F, The Woodlands, TX
Dawn Spoljaric, 40, F, The Woodlands, TX
Robert Stepp, 61, M, Spring, TX
Jonathan Stuart, 35, M, Houston, TX

Sources:  The Woodlands Marathon, RunFAR Racing Services, Inc. via mychiptime.com

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

The Woodlands Marathon - All-Time Sub 3-Hour Marathons (2012-2022)


All-Time Sub 3-Hour Marathons

2012 - 21
2013 - 24
2014 - 18
2015 - 21
2016 - 23
2017 - 31
2018 - 10
2019 - 20
2020 - 25
2021 - 96
2022 - 25

TOTAL - 314


The Woodlands Marathon - 2022 Boston Marathon Qualifiers (79)

 

M18-34 (3:00)
2:27:40 - Edward Kandie, 26, M, The Woodlands, TX
2:49:27 - Tk Revis, 34, M, Corpus Christi, TX*
2:49:47 - Michael Galiga, 22, M, Oklahoma City, OK
2:52:26 - Jose Luis Vega Alatriste, 28, M, Ciudad De Mexico, DIF
2:53:13 - Graham Dickie, 27, M, Austin, TX
2:57:31 - Bayler Boydston, 25, M, Midland, TX
2:58:01 - Diego Villarreal, 28, M, Cdmx, DIF
2:58:09 - Ethan Contreras, 20, M, Houston, TX
2:58:45 - Adam Mooney, 24, M, Houston, TX
2:59:06 - Pedro Beltran, 26, M, Waco, TX

M35-39 (3:05)
2:45:32 - Carlos Parra, 36, M, Dallas, TX
2:48:03 - Luke Smith, 38, M, Houston, TX
2:53:15 - Luis Rojas, 39, M, Argyle, TX*
2:53:28 - Takefumi Miyamoto, 37, M, Richardson, TX
2:59:44 - Brian Gilson, 36, M, College Station, TX
3:02:22 - Daniel Johnson, 37, M, Tomball, TX
3:02:43 - Jose Luis Pulido, 38, M, Gonzalez, TAM

M40-44 (3:10)
2:45:12 - Paul King, 42, M, Houston, TX
2:53:26 - Omar Paredes, 41, M, League City, TX
2:54:06 - Curtis Hale, 43, M, Cypress, TX
3:03:08 - Jj Garza, 40, M, Corpus Christi, TX
3:09:18 - Pete Belman, 39, M, Uvalde, TX*

M45-49 (3:20)
2:41:54 - Meng Zhao, 47, M, Frisco, TX
2:59:29 - Chris Robbins, 47, M, League City, TX
3:05:32 - Kerry Lee, 47, M, League City, TX
3:13:20 - Bernardo Alvarez Del Castillo, 45, M, Ciudad De Mexico, DIF
3:14:51 - Joe Iovanisci, 49, M, Williamstown, NJ*
3:15:10 - Stephen Baumgartner, 48, M, Houston, TX
3:15:29 - Jason Lakes, 46, M, Houston, TX
3:15:33 - Nicolas Champroux, 45, M, Houston, TX
3:18:08 - Jingxiong Luo, 45, M, Katy, TX

M50-54 (3:25)
2:58:49 - Masashi Hirano, 50, M, Houston, TX
3:00:24 - Mark Coalmer, 51, M, Tomball, TX
3:11:07 - Selcuk Caglar, 53, M, Dallas, TX
3:14:58 - John Nguyen, 50, M, Tomball, TX
3:17:27 - Patrick Hall, 52, M, Austin, TX
3:20:54 - Chao Li, 52, M, Katy, TX
3:21:03 - Hongyin Mao, 51, M, Houston, TX

M55-59 (3:35)
3:19:20 - Francisco Garza, 56, M, Houston, TX
3:21:30 - Balu Nadiga, 56, M, Los Alamos, NM
3:29:41 - Tim Nolan, 54, M, Houston, TX*
3:33:27 - Richard Rothery, 57, M, Houston, TX

M60-64 (3:50)
3:38:51 - Gustavo Aguirre, 59, M, Dallas, TX*
3:45:09 - Jon Austin, 64, M, Madison Heights, MI*
3:47:23 - Rex Field, 63, M, San Antonio, TX
3:48:35 - Brian Claar, 62, M, Spring, TX

M65-69 (4:05)
3:37:45 - Kevin Loughnane, 65, M, La Grange, TX
4:00:27 - Yang Qin, 66, M, Bellaire, TX

F18-34 (3:30)
2:38:29 - Hannah Miller, 24, F, Albuquerque, NM
2:49:27 - Ingrid Mollenkopf, 33, F, Dallas, TX
3:11:43 - Josephine Novak, 27, F, Spring, TX
3:24:55 - Paige Holland, 29, F, Magnolia, TX

F35-39 (3:35)
3:10:33 - Candace Winkler, 38, F, Austin, TX
3:21:07 - Karina Montes, 37, F, Miami, FL
3:27:34 - Ana Chantal Manrique, 35, F, Mexico City, DIF
3:29:28 - Nele Lefeldt, 37, F, Houston, TX
3:34:31 - Irma De La Cruz, 39, F, Zacatecas, ZAC*

F40-44 (3:40)
2:51:15 - Sarah Rimel, 40, F, Austin, TX
2:53:36 - Ashley Paulson, 40, F, Mendon, UT
3:26:45 - Lacie Bedwell, 43, F, Katy, TX
3:32:48 - Gloria Aguilera, 42, F, Mexico City, DIF
3:33:52 - Elvia Hernandez, 40, F, Houston, TX
3:38:39 - Kristin Ohmes, 43, F, Spring, TX
3:39:42 - Brandy Zimmer, 40, F, Spring, TX

F45-49 (3:50)
3:33:13 - Su Wang, 48, F, Sugar Land, TX
3:36:21 - Fabiola De La Parra Manrique, 48, F, Tomball, TX
3:41:24 - Tuongvi Cao, 46, F, Houston, TX
3:45:05 - Vanesa Amador, 48, F, Ciudad De Mexico, DIF
3:45:40 - C Stephenson-Lake, 47, F, Cypress, TX

F50-54 (3:55)
3:30:21 - Gwen Li, 50, F, Plano, TX
3:42:30 - Sally Boles, 53, F, Mission Viejo, CA
3:52:46 - Henrita Van Wyngaarden, 52, F, The Woodlands, TX

F55-59 (4:05)
3:35:53 - Nancy Goodnight, 55, F, Waco, TX
3:46:45 - Sharon Michaelson, 57, F, Fort Washington, PA
3:53:47 - Kimberly Pilcher, 58, F, Spring, TX

F60-64 (4:20)
3:45:42 - Suzy Seeley, 62, F, Houston, TX
3:55:33 - Pam Meaux, 61, F, The Woodlands, TX
4:19:25 - Rhonda Emerson, 64, F, Pearland, TX*
4:19:45 - Vicki Dehler, 59, F, Westminster, CO*

* Runner's time qualifies in a different age group because of their age at the day that the 2023 Boston Marathon is run.

Sources:  mychiptime.com, thewoodlandsmarathon.com