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

The Woodlands Marathon Race Day Temperatures (2012-2022)


2012 (March 3) -- 57 degrees (7:02 a.m.) / 63 degrees (12:53 p.m.)
2013 (March 2) -- 40 degrees (6:53 a.m.) / 54 degrees (12:53 p.m.)
2014 (March 1) -- 66 degrees (6:53 a.m.) / 82 degrees (12:53 p.m.)
2015 (February 28) -- 39 degrees (6:53 a.m.) / 56 degrees (12:53 p.m.)
2016 (March 5) -- 50 degrees (6:53 a.m.) / 74 degrees (12:53 p.m.)
2017 (March 4) -- 56 degrees (6:53 a.m.) / 64 degrees (12:53 p.m.)
2018 (March 3) -- 51 degrees (6:53 a.m.) / 73 degrees (12:53 p.m.)
2019 (March 2) -- 55 degrees (6:53 a.m.) / 69 degrees (12:53 p.m.)
2020 (March 7) -- 44 degrees (6:53 a.m.) / 61 degrees (12:53 p.m.)
2021 (March 6) -- 51 degrees (6:53 a.m.) / 68 degrees (12:53 p.m.)
2022 (March 5) -- 68 degrees (6:53 a.m.) / 81 degrees (12:53 p.m.)

Source:  wunderground.com

Sunday, March 6, 2022

The Woodlands Marathon Finishers Numbers (2012-2022)


Marathon
2012 (March 3) -- 1,009 (589 men / 420 women)
2013 (March 2) -- 917 (592 men / 325 women)
2014 (March 1) -- 1,230 (717 men / 513 women)
2015 (February 28) -- 894 (539 men / 355 women)
2016 (March 5) -- 880 (546 men / 334 women) +
2017 (March 4) -- 932 (585 men / 347 women)
2018 (March 3) -- 784 (502 men / 382 women)
2019 (March 2) -- 897 (596 men / 301 women)
2020 (March 7) -- 894 (596 men / 298 women) ++
2021 (March 6) -- 915 (618 men / 297 women)
2022 (March 5) -- 791 (521 men / 270 women)

+ includes five handcyclists and wheelchair athletes
++ includes 12 AWD athletes (10 men and two women)

Marathon Relay
2012 -- 72 (54 four person / 18 three person)
2013 -- 55 (49 four person / 6 two person)
2014 -- 71 (45 four person / 26 two person)
2015 -- 70 (59 four person / 11 two person)
2016 -- 140 (112 four person / 28 two person)
2017 -- 122 (108 four person / 14 two person)
2018 -- 118 (110 four person / 8 two person)
2019 -- 81 (66 four person / 15 two person)
2020 -- 97 (86 four person / 11 two person)

Half Marathon
2012 -- 3,103 (1,249 men / 1,854 women)
2013 -- 3,447 (1,455 men / 1,992 women)
2014 -- 3,905 (1,668 men / 2,237 women)
2015 -- 3,066 (1,384 men / 1,682 women)
2016 -- 3,306 (1,506 men / 1,800 women)
2017 -- 3,437 (1,542 men / 1,895 women)
2018 -- 2,998 (1,437 men / 1,551 women)
2019 -- 3,324 (1,612 men / 1,712 women)
2020 -- 3,006 (1,474 men / 1,532 women)
2021 -- 1,992 (1,032 men / 960 women)
2022 -- 2,848 (1,440 men / 1,408 women) ++

++ includes 19 AWD athletes (8 men and 11 women)

10K
2021 -- 524 (204 men / 320 women)
2022 -- 710 (293 men / 417 women)

5K
2012 -- 684 (210 men / 474 women)
2013 -- 914 (347 men / 567 women)
2014 -- 942 (359 men / 583 women)
2015 -- 791 (317 men / 474 women)
2016 -- 900 (334 men / 566 women)
2017 -- 932 (388 men / 544 women)
2018 -- 972 (352 men / 620 women)
2019 (February 23) -- 656 (262 men / 394 women)
2020 (February 29) -- 795 (341 men / 454 women)
2021 -- 363 (169 men / 184 women)
2022 -- 388 (184 men / 204 women)

2K
2019 -- 397 (201 men / 196 women)
2020 -- 397 (211 men / 186 women)
2021 -- 148 (68 men / 78 women)
2022 -- 227 (107 men / 120 women)

Sources:  nolimitstiming.com (2012-2016), mychiptime.com (2017-2022).

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)
2:27:24.50 - 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
2:54:06 - 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

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

120 To Chase 2022 The Woodlands Marathon Double


At least 120 athletes, not counting any registrants in the last 24 hours before 5K registration closed Monday evening, will attempt a second medal by running the 5K or Pathfinder Pediatric 2K this Saturday and the Legacy Capital The Woodlands Marathon, the Houston Methodist Half Marathon or The Woodlands Marathon 10K next Saturday.

5K - Marathon (21)
Alberto Agostini, 65, Spring, TX
Cooper Beltran, 28, Conroe, TX
Mark Bonney, 51, The Woodlands, TX
Erica Caballero, 35, Humble, TX
Chrissy Coffin, 37, Spring, TX
Tom Cooper, 57, The Woodlands, TX
Jeffrey Custer, 51, Conroe, TX
Alexandro Del Aguila, 36, Cypress, TX
Mario Del Aguila, 37, Conroe, TX
Parker Jolly, 33, Montgomery, TX
Chris Kelly, 36, Conroe, TX
Brad Kuykendall, 46, Spring, TX
David Mahaffey, 40, Houston, TX
Mike Mchaney, 47, Lufkin, TX
Phillip Parcon, 53, Beaumont, TX
Danielle Skelton Reeves, 64, The Woodlands, TX
Shae Smith, 47, Katy, TX
Dawn Spoljaric, 40, The Woodlands, TX
Robert Stepp, 61, Spring, TX
Jonathan Stuart, 35, Houston, TX
Megan Suggs, 36, Houston, TX

5K - Half Marathon (76)
Christi Berenz, 26, Spring, TX
Cheryl Carter, 63, Spring, TX
Betsy Cole, 32, Spring, TX
Allison Connolly, 40, The Woodlands, TX
Lexi Cooper, 16, The Woodlands, TX
Danielle Cureton, 34, Spring, TX
Jason Davis, 50, Spring, TX
MollyAnne Davis, 43, The Woodlands, TX
Roger Derksen, 56, Conroe, TX
Mike Dixon, 53, Spring, TX
Molly Dopico, 12, Spring, TX
Pablo Dopico, 52, Spring, TX
Sabih Effendi, 38, Spring, TX
Stacy Fellers, 42, Magnolia, TX
Chelsea Fullmer, 39, Conroe, TX
Michael Gartner, 60, Cedar Park, TX
Kendall Gaume, 35, Tomball, TX
Jaquelyn Gonzalez, 29, Baytown, TX
Vanessa Goodman, 53, Conroe, TX
Laurie Griffith, 53, Conroe, TX
Sahar Halim, 30, Sugar Land, TX
Laura Hardin, 54, Richards, TX
Donnie Hay, 40, Spring, TX
Camellia Jacks, 54, The Woodlands, TX
Don Jones, 39, Spring, TX
Van Joslin, 36, Magnolia, TX
Ramandeep Kaur, 37, The Woodlands, TX
David Keithley, 40, Huntsville, TX
Raymond Kindstrom, 47, Houston, TX
Robert King, 40, Conroe, TX
Christen Kitchens, 35, Conroe, TX
Jennifer Klein, 49, Manvel, TX
Coen Langille, 12, The Woodlands, TX
Peter Langille, 42, The Woodlands, TX
Konstantin Loguinov, 45, Houston, TX
Arturo Maldonado, 37, Spring, TX
Brian McCloskey, 63, Spring, TX
Dorien McGee, 41, Spring, TX
Shannon McGuire, 25, The Woodlands, TX
Kathy McWilliams, 77, The Woodlands, TX
Jimena Mendoza, 45, The Woodlands, TX
Marta Mixa, 64, Conroe, TX
Susan Moore, 57, Spring, TX
Eduardo Moreno Mohar, 49, Ciudad de México, DIF
Charles Morton, 39, The Woodlands, TX
Frank Natale, 50, Spring, TX
Brayden Ochoa, 19, Cypress, TX
Patrick O'Connor, 32, Spring, TX
Malia Payne, 36, Conroe, TX
Jimy Prajapati, 42, Spring, TX
Todd Rivers, 44, Spring, TX
Elias Rodriguez, 36, Conroe, TX
Angela Rosenkranz, 40, Conroe, TX
Kimberly Ruffino, 53, Hockley, TX
Maria Sanchez, 45, Kingwood, TX
Yesenia Sanchez, 20, Kingwood, TX
Erin Savala, 37, The Woodlands, TX
Robert Savala, 38, The Woodlands, TX
Kenward Sims, 73, Montgomery, TX
Sean Sipko, 45, Spring, TX
Aliya Smith, 41, Conroe, TX
John Specht, 57, The Woodlands, TX
James Spencer, 41, The Woodlands, TX
Pam Stanosheck, 47, The Woodlands, TX
Julie Stevenson, 58, The Woodlands, TX
Elizabeth Sutton, 58, Houston, TX
Pei Fung Tay, 41, Cypress, TX
Irma Valdez, 49, Houston, TX
Meagan Vernuccio, 30, Magnolia, TX
Kim White, 61, Spring, TX
Maria Pilar Whitworth, 57, Houston, TX
William Wisenbaker, 53, Houston, TX
Michelle Woeste, 35, Spring, TX
Kelly Wrobel, 43, Houston, TX
Zachariah Wrobel, 17, Houston, TX
Paola Zapata, 45, Spring, TX

5K - 10K (26)
Puneet Ahuja, 42, The Woodlands, TX
Ronald Arrington, 57, Houston, TX
Kevin Baker, 46, The Woodlands, TX
Megan Baker, 46, Montgomery, TX
Kristi Blount, 40, The Woodlands, TX
Cayla Byrd, 28, Spring, TX
Jennifer Fontenot, 32, Spring, TX
Alberto Garibi, 47, Spring, TX
Stephen Goodrich, 69, Willis, TX
Shelley Hinkle, 50, Magnolia, TX
Ken Johnson, 80, Huntsville, TX
Robert Kurtz, 50, Conroe, TX
Christine Leshe, 23, Conroe, TX
Erin Mattson, 37, Spring, TX
Guillermo Montero, 48, Spring, TX
Brayden Park, 14, Spring, TX
Cecylee Pierre, 44, Conroe, TX
Kenneth Pustejovsky, 49, Shenandoah, TX
Thomas Samples, 34, Clifton, TX
Katerina Savelieva, 49, Spring, TX
Janna Smeltzer, 36, Spring, TX
Heather Stanley, 43, Spring, TX
Elise Tomlinson, 32, The Woodlands, TX
Dean Tomov, 38, The Woodlands, TX
Anita Torr, 46, Tomball, TX
Gavin Torr, 50, Tomball, TX

2K - Half Marathon (1)
Daniel Garcia, 34, Spring, TX

2K - 10K (2)
Carolina Arteaga, 39, Spring, TX
Michael Behr, 39, Spring, TX

Another 54 are running in the 2K with their kids - with a parent bib and ineligible for the additional medal - and one of the additional events (5K, 10K, Half Marathon or Marathon).


Monday, January 24, 2022

3M Half Marathon Finishers Numbers (2003-2022)


2022 (27th) - 3,910 (2,055 women / 1,855 men)
2021 - Not held due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020 (26th) - 5,622 (3,057 women / 2,565 men)
2019 (25th) - 6,013 (3,292 women / 2,721 men)
2018 (24th) - 5,630 (3,260 women / 2,370 men)
2017 (23rd) - 5,167 (3,007 women / 2,160 men)
2016 (22nd) - 5,300 (3,133 women / 2,167 men)
2015 (21st) - 5,500 (3,240 women / 2,260 men)
2014 (20th) - 4,613 (2,657 women / 1,956 men)
2013 (19th) - 5,020 (2,917 women / 2,103 men)
2012 (18th) - 5,004* (2,848 women / 2,012 men), 144 relays
2011 (17th) - 4,277 (2,603 women / 1,922 men)
2010 (16th) - 4,283 (2,420 women / 1,863 men)
2009 (15th) - 4,159 (2,248 women / 1,911 men)
2008 (14th) - 4,454 (2,312 women / 2,142 men)
2007 (13rd) - 3,448 (1,704 women / 1,744 men)
2006 (12th) - 3,003 (1,504 women / 1,499 men), 68 relays
2005 (11th) - 2,629 (1,273 women / 1,356 men), 62 relays
2004 (10th) - 2,580 (1,188 women / 1,392 men), 60 relays
2003 (9th) - 2,922* (1,262 women / 1,383 men), 31 military, 137 clydesdale, 27 filly, 82 relays

* indicates the total is not just made up of the women and men's individual runners.  relays count as one finisher.

Sources:  cadencesports.com (2014-2016), mychiptime.com (2022, 2017-2020, 2009-2010), wetimeraces.com (2012, 2013), active.com via 3M website (2012, 2006, 2005), run-far.com (2004, 2005)

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Leskow easily wins men's We Are Houston 5K while Sorensen edges Schrader for women's title


Embracing the cooler weather and windy conditions - as if it were a home course advantage - to win Saturday's We Are Houston 5K in downtown Houston was Conshohocken, Pennsylvania native Aaron Leskow.

The 30-year-old, who was a middle distance specialist at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, easily grabbed the title over Sugar Land resident J.P. Machemel with a commanding 39-second advantage in 15:27.



Machemel, 37, the former Texas A&M Aggie who like Leskow ran the middle distances there, finished in 16:06 with more of advantage - namely a minute and seven seconds - over third place finisher Zachary Madsen, 14, of Houston.

Madsen is a freshman at Clear Lake High School where he won the UIL 6A District 24 junior varsity cross country title in a similar time of 17:14 -- a second slower than today's showing.

Former University of Houston Cougar cross country and track athlete Meredith Sorensen, 24, held off former Baylor Bear Bree Schrader, 28, by two seconds to take the women's title in 17:55.

Third overall in a time of 18:21 was 35-year-old New York City resident Jessica Chichester, who is running tomorrow's Aramco Houston Half Marathon.

Fifth overall at the 2018 Boston Marathon, Chichester qualified for and finished the 2020 United States Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta, Georgia in 2:45:49.

Wheelchair division winners were Kingwood's Jacob Allen, 20, and Tucson, Arizona's Chelsea Stein, 18, in times of 12:39 and 17:11, respectively.  Both athletes will be competing in tomorrow's Chevron Houston Marathon.

Winning the Handcyclist division were Cypress' Jeff Chaffin, 41, and League City's Alyssa Brodeur, 24, with marks of 12:16 and 20:53.  Chaffin is entered in the handcycle division of the Chevron Houston Marathon on Sunday.

Athletes with Disabilities with Guide winning athletes were Jackson, Michigan's Lucas Crisanti, 24, and Houston's Briana Fuller, 33, in 21:40 and 28:38.  Crisanti will be in the marathon on Sunday while Fuller will compete in the half marathon.

The Mobility Impaired athlete division was won by Saratoga Springs, Utah's Jeff Waldmuller, 37, and Houston's Sagirah Ahmed Norris, 32, in 21:39 and 33:27.  Waldmuller will be in the marathon while Norris will be in the half marathon tomorrow.

St. Louis, Missouri's Nick Silver, 36, and Houston's Kellie Dewveall, 54, won the Visually Impaired athlete divisions in 25:12 and 32:32, respectively.  Silver will run the half marathon tomorrow while Dewveall will compete in the marathon.

Friday, January 14, 2022

Just Some Notables For This Weekend's Races In Houston!


Just some notables that have bibs for this weekend's We Are Houston 5K, Aramco Houston Half Marathon and the Chevron Houston Marathon.  And just because someone is in the database doesn't guarantee that they'll run!

Enjoy!

Former KTRK-TV Channel 13 anchor and current KEYE-TV anchor (in Austin) ADELA UCHIDA will be running her sixth career Chevron Houston Marathon - to go with three Aramco Houston Half Marathons.  Her marathon PR came here in Houston in 2012 with a time of 3:53:29.

KTRK Channel 13 reporter JESSICA WILLEY will be running the marathon on Sunday, which will be her fourth Chevron Houston Marathon after finishing in 2016, 2017 and her Boston qualifier in 2019 of 3:38:36.  She also has fourth in-person Aramco Houston Half Marathons to her credit (2013, 2015, 2018 and 2020).

Harris County Judge LINA HIDALGO will be aiming to finish her third Chevron Houston Marathon - not counting last year's virtual effort.  She ran 4:14:26 in 2019 and 4:12:05 in 2020.

Last year's winner of The Woodlands Marathon who was disqualified for not going to a turnaround spot midway through the race MCKALE MONTGOMERY will be running the marathon on Sunday.  She later finished the Grandma's Marathon in 2:36:56 and the Chicago Marathon in 2:43:04.

Humble's STEVE BOONE has drawn bib number 800 as he will be running his 800th career marathon on Sunday.  He has run 34 consecutive Houston Marathons, dating back to 1988, including last year's virtual effort.

Also going for a milestone marathon is Houston's SUZY SEELEY as she will toe the line for her 300th career marathon on Sunday.  She has completed 25 Chevron Houston Marathons - consecutive from 1995 to 2019 - as well as the Aramco Houston Half Marathon in 2020.

BCS Marathon founder and race director CHRIS FIELD will be aiming for his seventh Chevron Houston Marathon finish.  Three years ago, Chris ran his best time at Houston with a sharp 3:08:42, down from his debut at Houston in 2010 which was a time of 4:46:09.  He has also run the Aramco Houston Half Marathon once in 1:30:18.

Former University of Houston Cougar and The Woodlands Christian Academy head cross country and track and field coach TOM EARLE.  He is running in the event for the first time since 1986 when he ran the marathon in 3:37:06!

Waco Miracle Marathon race director NANCY GOODNIGHT is on deck - a week after doing the 100K at Bandera and running the Texas Marathon the Saturday before - for her fourth career Houston Marathon.  Her first was in 2002, where she ran the race in 4:12:37.  Her last two outings in 2019 and 2020 were times of 3:49:14 and 3:28:32, respectively.

San Antonio Central Catholic and Providence Catholic head cross country coach GARY BRIMMER will be running the Aramco Houston Half Marathon on Sunday and will be in his first event here since 1998 when he ran the marathon in 2:49:49, good for 78th overall.

Not listed in the event's press release announcing its elite fields (which could mean also that she's withdrawn) is 2016 Olympics gold medalist in the triathlon - and two-time Olympian - GWEN JORGENSEN, who would have brought a 1:10:58 PR to the half marathon field.  But super sleuth Ed Fry went to Gwen's Instagram for more:  "Thrilled to be back to pain free running. After almost a month of mystery pain I had a bursa drained next to my plantar. This was causing a ton of pain that was assumed to be plantar fasciitis but my gut told me that wasn’t true. I’m grateful to people around me that never give up."

Former marathon winners who have a bib and are listed in the app:

225 - Clent Mericle (1975 tie, 1977)
915 - Benji Durden (1982)
6306 - Adriana Fernandez Miranda (1996)
103 - Biruktayt Eshetu Degefa (2016, 2018, 2019)

In the We Are Houston 5K on Saturday,

51720 - Montgomery Lake Creek's Carter Gordy (12th in UIL 5A XC)

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

2022 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon Women's Single-Age Race Preview


The last four years, The Woodlands High School freshman Stoya Laydevant has run the Aramco Houston Half Marathon and Sunday she's gearing up for her fifth trip of the course.

2017 - 10 - 2:24:18 (11th)
2018 - 11 - 1:55:07 (3rd)
2019 - 12 - 1:51:08 (2nd)
2020 - 13 - 1:45:29 (4th)

And when she runs on Sunday, she'll be aiming to see where she stands against the best of the 15-year-olds who have ever run the event.

1.  1:21:20, Lauren Smith, Lake Jackson (Clute Brazoswood), 2007
2.  1:22:08, Nichole Jones, Houston (Spring Westfield), 2005
3.  1:24:39, Avery Clover, Humble (Humble Atascosita), 2019
4.  1:27:48, Janessa Dunn, San Antonio (San Antonio FEAST), 2008
5.  1:28:14, Emily Dunn, San Antonio (San Antonio FEAST), 2008
6.  1:33:04, Emily Jensen, The Woodlands (The Woodlands College Park), 2009
7.  1:33:06, Abbie Harrelson, Pearland (Pearland Dawson), 2015
8.  1:35:22, Katie Jensen, The Woodlands (The Woodlands College Park), 2011
9.  1:36:38, Alyssa Crocker (Cy-Falls), Houston, 2006
10.  1:36:58, Kassandra Blatter, York, NE, 2008

Tulsa, Oklahoma's Terri Cassel, a physical therapist with a deep running and triathlon background, is registered to run the Aramco Houston Half Marathon and the 60-year-old age group mark could be ripe for the taking.

Cassel, who has run the Aramco Houston Half Marathon four of its last five runnings, has three single age marks -- 54, 55, and 58 - with times of 1:29:58, 1:32:51 and 1:29:34.

The top 60-year-old mark to date was by Houston's Joann Peeks in 2012 with a time of 1:39:58.

In 2018, Cassel had run the distance in 1:28:38 and held the 56-year-old single age mark, but Phoenix, Arizona's Susan Loken obliterated that mark with a 1:23:02 in 2020.

Speaking of Loken, who is running the marathon on Sunday in her second ever appearance here, she could easily grab the 58-year-old single age mark in the marathon.

Loken ran here in Houston in 2012 during the United States Olympic Marathon Team Trials, the last of the three times that she qualified.  She finished in 3:05:11.

According to marathonguide.com, her last two marathons were in 2019 where she ran 2:55:20 and 2:25:09 in the City of Los Angeles Marathon and Grandma's Marathon, respectively.

The 58-year-old single age best?  Beaumont's Joyce Gaskin ran 3:32:06 in 1996 with some great local names in the list behind her:  Pam Butler (2nd), Ann Erickson (3rd), Plano's Marylyn Patrick (4th), Suzy Seeley (6th) and Barbara Stoll (7th).

It is also very possible that Katy's Lynn Malloy gives the 61-year-old single age mark in the half marathon a test.

Two years ago, Lynn set the single age mark in the 59-year-old category with a time of 1:38:02.

Colleyville's Debbie Clark ran 1:37:29 in 2014, breaking the 1:38:00 mark of Ann Erickson's that had stood since 2004.

Lynn's progression as a runner at the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon has actually been quite impressive.  According to houstonresults.com, here are those times:

2011 - 50 - 4:51:29 - marathon
2012 - 51 - 3:54:52 - marathon
2013 - 52 - 3:41:01 - marathon (10 AG)
2014 - 53 - 3:52:57 - marathon
2015 - 54 - 4:00:31 - marathon
2016 - 55 - 3:23:57 - marathon (1 AG; 6th all-time single age)
2018 - 57 - 1:38:09 - half marathon (2 AG; 2nd all-time single age)
2019 - 58 - 1:35:55 - half marathon (1 AG; 2nd all-time single age)
2020 - 59 - 1:38:02 - half marathon (5 AG; 1st all-time single age)

Spring's Peggy Yetman is entered in the marathon.

The last time she ran it was in 2020 when she set a single-age best for 51-year-old women with a time of 2:58:07, shattering the previous best of Newington, Connecticut's Josephine Marchetti, who ran 3:06:18 in 1995.

Sunday will be her fifth appearance in the marathon to go with three in the half marathon.

2007 - 38 - 3:06:05 - marathon (5 AG)
2008 - 39 - 2:52:18 - marathon (3 AG; 17th all-time single age)
2009 - 40 - 1:18:43 - half marathon (2 AG; 3rd all-time single age; 12th all-time 40-44 age group)
2011 - 42 - 3:01:19 - marathon (3 AG; 8th all-time single age)
2018 - 49 - 1:22:21 - half marathon (2 AG; 1st all-time single age; 9th all-time 45-49 age group)
2019 - 50 - 1:26:26 - half marathon (1 AG; 2nd all-time single age; 3rd all-time 50-54 age group)
2020 - 51 - 2:58:07 - marathon (2 AG; 1st all-time single age; 5th all-time 50-54 age group)

It's solid to say that Peggy will at least move into second in the 53-year-old single age mark for the marathon as Barbara Stoll's time from 2015 in 3:15:30.

The 53-year-old record holder is Leon, Mexico's Regina Yamin, who ran 2:57:42 in 2018.

Just this past October, she won the 55-59 age group at the London Marathon in a time of 2:57:56!

Houston's Ute Eisele is registered for the half marathon at the age of 78.  

She has finished 12 Chevron Houston Marathons, the last one coming in 2017 when she posted the best 73-year-old women's mark of 5:25:58.  The only time that she ran the half in Houston as in 2006 when she finished in 2:04:38 at age 62.

To date, there's only been six women - Pamela Willmon (2018), Marsha Smith (2014), Adeline "Addie" Kephart (2007), Marcie McCaskill (2003), Rosie Elgueta (2017) and Betsy Chapman (2020) - to have finished the half marathon at the age of 78.

Willmon, who last Saturday ran the Texas Marathon as an 82-year-old, holds the best time in the single age division in 2:46:36.

It is uncertain if Willmon is for sure registered for the half marathon on Sunday.  There's an entry in the Chevron Houston Marathon app for a "Pame Willmon".

She ran the marathon in 1996 and has run the half marathon six times, not counting the 2021 virtual time that is in the Chevron Houston Marathon's results database.  

She would record a finish in her fourth different decade on Sunday.

Speaking of Kingwood's Chapman, she is registered for her 12th half marathon, with her first one coming in 2008 at the age of 66.  The last nine have come in consecutive years, 2012-2020.

Likewise, when Chapman finishes, she will be just the seventh female to record a finish at the age of 80 in the half marathon.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Inaugural Vintage Park New Year's Day Classic A Success


2022's the year Ron Stitt is becoming his own man.

He always was in the physical sense, of course, but from the event producer perspective, the Vintage Park New Year’s Day Classic 5K and 10K was the first where the buck stopped with him.


After having left the company that acquired the Run Houston Race Series and the Bayou City Half Marathon Series, as expected, Stitt’s first event under his new HTX Events brand was a smashing success.

Prior to the pandemic on New Year’s Day, Stitt was the caretaker of the Run Houston! Sam Houston Race Park event, which debuted with 823 finishers in 2015, hit a high of 1,700 in 2017 and had settled in with 1,110 in 2020 (352 in the 10K, 722 in the 5K and 36 in a Kids 1K/1M).

Observers were waiting to see how many Stitt would be able to carry with him to his new company – and, apparently, nearly half, even though it still seems that those who raced regularly before the pandemic haven’t completely returned to live racing.

The brand-new Vintage Park New Year’s Day Classic saw 156 cross the finish in the 5K, including four in the wheelchair division, 255 in the 10K and another 19 in the Kids’ 1K.

Spring’s Tyler Blackburn, 27, and Cypress’ Martina Dujic, 37, were the initial winners of the 10K with respective winning times of 36:12 and 42:59.

A pair of master’s runners – Spring’s Patrick Wills, 41, and Tomball’s Brian Gray, 55 – rounded out the men’s top three as they followed in times of 37:45 and 39:10.

The ladies followed suit as Houston’s Tuongvi Cao, 46, and Katy’s Yan Liu, 51, were second and third overall for the women in 45:10 and 47:30, respectively.

In the 5K, Hockley’s John Brown, 24, and Houston’s Daniela Castillo Sabido, 21, captured victories wih efforts of 18:17 and 19:36.

Brown held off 43-year-old Cypress native Curtis Hale by 15 seconds as he crossed in 18:32 followed seven seconds later by Tomball’s Mark Coalmer, 51, in 18:39.

Sabido, who finished fifth among all competitors, was never challenged by the rest of the women in the field.

Second place overall went to former Cypress Creek HS athlete Rachel Goebel, 19, from Houston, who finished in 22:43 – 15 seconds in front of former Houston Cougar Erika Sampson, 48, who stopped the clock in 22:58.

Michael Saldivar, 24, of Houston and Spring’s Chelsea Stein, 18, won the wheelchair division of the 5K in times of 19:30 and 35:34, respectively.

Enzo Nunez, 9, and Houston’s Launa Flore, 10, were first in the kids’ 1K in 3:46 and 4:11.

HTX Events’ next event will be on Sunday, April 10, 2022 with the Vintage Park 13.1 Half Marathon

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 - 1:08:38, 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 - 1:14:45, 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 - 1:09:41, 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 - 1:13:58, 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 - 1:37:41, Phyllis Lemoncello, Nairn, 2005
58 - 1:29:34, Terri Cassel, Tulsa, OK, 2020
59 - 1:38:02, Lynn Malloy, Katy, TX, 2020

60 - 1:39:58, 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 - 1:58:07, 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 - 2:19:58, 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 - 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 - 3:26:02, 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 - 1:16:49, 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 - 1:04:23, Justin Young, Louisville, CO, 2016
37 - 1:07:02, Kyle Wyatt, Toronto, ON, 2019
38 - 1:05:02, Lee Troop, Boulder, CO, 2012
39 - 1:07:15, 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 - 1:24:57, 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 - 3:46:12, Bernard Blumenthal, Pasadena, TX, 2015
86 - 3:06:30, Jesse Real, Corpus Christi, TX, 2018

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

Saturday, January 8, 2022

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 - 2:27:35, 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 - 2:32:23, 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 - 3:15:05, 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 - 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 - 5:15:26, Louise Mitchell, Great Falls, MT, 2007

75 - 
76 - 4:58:59, Marcia McCaskill, Houston, TX, 2001
77 - 4:43:36, Marcia McCaskill, Houston, TX, 2002

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 - 2:12:40, 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 - 2:58:26, 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 - 2:55:48, Al Becken, San Antonio, TX, 1989
61 - 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 - 2:45:56, Lojza Vosta, Kemah, TX, 1997

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 - 3:57:50, 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

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

Texas Marathon and Half Marathon Overall Winners and Finishers (2000-2022)


Marathon
Men - Overall
2000 - Pat Shannon, 3:16:36
2001 - Robert King, 3:24:07
2002 - Robert King, 3:04:27
2003 - Bill Schroeder, 2:57:35
2004 - Carlos Ibarra, 2:59:52
2005 - John Yoder, 3:01:11
2006 - Chuck Engle, 2:52:44
2007 - Terry Garrett, 2:56:17
2008 - Daniel Lawton, 2:46:50
2009 - Kurt Klewin, 2:42:31
2010 - Gerry Hogg, 2:47:47
2011 - Daniel Lawton, 2:44:39
2012 - Jacob Gautreaux, 3:10:57
2013 - Mark Lawton, 3:03:29
2014 - Daniel Bucci, 3:00:44
2015 - John Hill, 2:42:59
2016 - Daniel Bucci, 2:55:28
2017 - Ramesh Kanjilimadom, 3:10:31
2018 - Tim Heitzwebel, 3:16:27
2019 - Christopher Rodriguez, 2:52:28
2020 - Collin Wills, 2:56:13
2021 - Josh Heimbach, 2:35:06
2022 - Daniel Lawton, 2:52:13

Women - Overall
2000 - Jacqueline O'Brien-Nolen, 3:36:00
2001 - Suzy Seeley, 3:49:06
2002 - Jacqueline O'Brien-Nolen, 3:36:41
2003 - Jacqueline O'Brien-Nolen, 3:45:12
2004 - Theresa Woosley, 3:36:31
2005 - Julianna Keogh, 3:32:24
2006 - Kimberly Simmons, 3:29:27
2007 - Christine Agnew, 3:06:12
2008 - Shannon Shoelen, 3:21:40
2009 - Jessica Jackson, 3:16:49
2010 - Melissa Keith, 3:24:40
2011 - Jacqueline O'Brien-Nolen, 3:35:10
2012 - Vicky Cook, 3:13:23
2013 - Suzy Seeley, 3:34:06
2014 - Jacqueline O'Brien-Nolen, 3:25:02
2015 - Jacqueline O'Brien-Nolen, 3:25:15
2016 - Stefanie Bernosky, 3:29:43
2017 - Erin Dawson, 3:20:15 (first out-of-stater since Jackson)
2018 - Ana Trevino, 3:23:13 (Golden, CO)
2019 - Becky Stanford, 3:27:03
2020 - Samantha Feldman, 3:39:20
2021 - Selena Pasadyn, 2:54:57 (Hinckley, OH)
2022 - C. Stephenson-Lake, 3:44:59

Wheelchair
2008 - Chris McDonald, 3:11:15

Total Number of Finishers
2000 - 16 (9 men / 7 women)
2001 - 14 (9 men / 5 women)
2002 - 36 (29 men / 7 women)
2003 - 68 (42 men / 26 women)
2004 - 129 (82 men / 47 women)
2005 - 114 (73 men / 41 women)
2006 - 124 (89 men / 35 women)
2007 - 176 (123 men / 53 women)
2008 - 245 (144 men / 101 women)
2009 - 264 (152 men / 112 women)
2010 - 245 (153 men / 92 women)
2011 - 318 (196 men / 122 women)
2012 - 224 (134 men / 90 women)
2013 - 247 (151 men / 96 women)
2014 - 305 (175 men / 130 women)
2015 - 298 (169 men / 129 women)
2016 - 331 (173 men / 158 women)
2017 - 312 (164 men / 148 women)
2018 - 254 (138 men / 116 women)
2019 - 253 (145 men / 108 women)
2020 - 203
2022 - 155

Half Marathon
Men
2009 - Jason Garcia, 1:16:49
2010 - Brock Babin, 1:27:39
2011 - Kerry Lee, 1:24:44
2012 - Kerry Lee, 1:18:38
2013 - Jacob Lefler, 1:19:37
2014 - Logan Terry, 1:14:53
2015 - Walt Yarrow, 1:32:45
2016 - Benjamin Parva, 1:21:55
2017 - Trent Nolen, 1:22:07
2018 - Trent Nolen, 1:21:07
2019 - Trent Nolen, 1:25:11
2020 - Kevin McGuire, 1:18:47
2021 - Seth Kaplan, 1:20:25
2022 - Seth Kaplan, 1:21:32

Women
2009 - Julie Mosier-Crosno, 1:30:26
2010 - Adrian Harkey, 1:32:22
2011 - Susan Sullivan, 1:31:03
2012 - Kathryn Nolen, 1:34:40
2013 - Jennica Barrow, 1:31:35
2014 - Emily Potts, 1:36:06
2015 - Jennifer Laughlin, 1:38:19
2016 - Callie Yarbrough, 1:35:45
2017 - Gabrielle Hoekstra, 1:36:53
2018 - Rylie Knight, 1:44:25
2019 - Caroline Frenzel, 1:31:01
2020 - Donna Baldetti, 1:40:25
2021 - Kelli Tomlinson, 1:36:28
2022 - Anastasia Small, 1:40:58

Total Number of Finishers
2009 - 158 (56 men / 102 women)
2010 - 203 (61 men / 142 women)
2011 - 300 (106 men / 194 women)
2012 - 343 (140 men / 203 women)
2013 - 259 (105 men / 154 women)
2014 - 317 (128 men / 189 women)
2015 - 290 (110 men / 180 women)
2016 - 276 (105 men / 171 women)
2017 - 294 (122 men / 172 women)
2018 - 203 (92 men / 111 women)
2019 - 246 (102 men / 144 women)
2020 - 314, including 22 that dropped down from the marathon.
2021 - 202, including 19 that dropped down from the marathon.
2022 - 281, including 22 that dropped down from the marathon.

Texas Marathon and Half Marathon Combined Total Number of Finishers
2000 - 16 (9 men / 7 women)
2001 - 14 (9 men / 5 women)
2002 - 36 (29 men / 7 women)
2003 - 68 (42 men / 26 women)
2004 - 129 (82 men / 47 women)
2005 - 114 (73 men / 41 women)
2006 - 124 (89 men / 35 women)
2007 - 176 (123 men / 53 women)
2008 - 245 (144 men / 101 women)
2009 - 422 (208 men / 214 women)
2010 - 448 (214 men / 234 women)
2011 - 618 (302 men / 316 women)
2012 - 567 (274 men / 293 women)
2013 - 506 (256 men / 250 women)
2014 - 622 (303 men / 319 women)
2015 - 588 (279 men / 309 women)
2016 - 607 (278 men / 329 women)
2017 - 606 (286 men / 320 women)
2018 - 457 (230 men / 227 women)
2019 - 499 (247 men / 252 women)
2020 - 517
2021 - 405
2022 - 436

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Baylor Scott and White BCS Marathon and Half Marathon Top 25 All-Time Times (2012-2021)


Marathon - Men
2:22:11 - Benjamin Metto, 2014
2:24:20 - Mario Macias, 2015
2:25:42 - David Chepkwony, 2015
2:26:17 - Elliott Farris, 2018
2:31:41 - Edward Kiptum, 2014
2:38:51 - Justin Lange, 2019
2:38:55 - Craig Ottman, 2013
2:38:59 - Abraham Rutto, 2013
2:39:20 - Jacob Rotich, 2012
2:40:31 - Robert Newton, 2018
2:41:47 - Robert Newton, 2019
2:42:01 - Collin Bohne, 2019
2:43:50 - Cameron Brown, 2021
2:44:07 - Alex Moore, 2014
2:44:09 - Benny Rodriguez, 2013
2:45:08 - Daniel Ray, 2017
2:45:35 - Dominic Ricci, 2021
2:45:48 - Chris McClung, 2013
2:46:05 - Craig Ottman, 2014
2:46:20 - Abraham Rutto, 2015
2:47:00 - Matthew McCurdy, 2012
2:47:28 - Connor Roche, 2016
2:47:40 - Andrew Hanna, 2021
2:48:46 - Justin Lange, 2021
2:49:05 - Mark Heerensperger, 2013

Marathon - Women
2:47:49 - Hellen Rotich, 2012
2:54:34 - Nora Colligan, 2013
2:57:15 - Jane Rotich, 2015
2:58:24 - Leslie Canter, 2013
2:58:56 - Meggan Franks, 2015
2:59:06 - Laura Huning, 2019
2:59:36 - Randi Burnett, 2015
2:59:41 - Baili Rhodes, 2019
3:00:58 - Leah Jabbour, 2013
3:01:14 - Hannah Steffen, 2014
3:02:18 - Sarah Waraniak, 2019
3:03:49 - Melissa Hopper, 2016
3:04:23 - Melissa Hopper, 2014
3:05:10 - Melissa Hopper, 2015
3:05:31 - Brooke Renee Bible, 2013
3:05:50 - Kayla Campasino, 2013
3:07:16 - Heather Hamilton, 2016
3:07:23 - Baili Rhodes, 2021
3:08:46 - Anna Gitter, 2021
3:08:50 - Jena Kincaid, 2014
3:08:55 - Chaiss Matthews, 2016
3:10:29 - Katlyn Phillips, 2018
3:11:22 - Kayla Campasino, 2012
3:11:51 - Bryn Ritchey, 2013
3:13:23 - Marcy Wilkins, 2021

Half Marathon - Men
1:06:48 - Henry Lelei, 2015
1:07:11 - Eliud Ngetich, 2015
1:07:39 - Will Nation, 2015
1:07:45 - Abraham Rutto, 2014
1:07:52 - Kyle Johnson, 2021
1:08:08 - Peter Chebii, 2015
1:08:17 - Henry Lelei, 2013
1:08:19 - Erik Stanley, 2014
1:09:13 - Evans Tuitoek, 2016
1:09:34 - John Baker, 2021
1:09:38 - Jacob Perry, 2018
1:09:40 - Ryan Miller, 2017
1:09:50 - Adam Wldrum, 2017
1:10:06 - Jacob Perry, 2017
1:10:34 - Henry Lelei, 2014
1:10:42 - Al Escalera, 2015
1:11:31 - Jeremy Daum, 2013
1:12:44 - J.P. Machemehl, 2021
1:12:56 - Nathanael Pineda, 2015
1:13:28 - Scott Kimbrell, 2013
1:14:12 - Colin McCatharn, 2015
1:15:17 - Colin McCatharn, 2013
1:15:18 - Florent Pak, 2018
1:15;28 - Brandon Ramirez, 2018
1:15:32 - Juan Ruiz, 2013

Half Marathon - Women
1:12:56 - Hillary Montgomery, 2015
1:17:30 - Hillary Montgomery, 2014
1:17:31 - Allison Macsas, 2015
1:17:59 - Ariana Hilborn, 2014
1:18:17 - Megan Saloom, 2015
1:20:33 - Robin Galloso, 2016
1:20:51 - Florence Ngetich, 2015
1:21:42 - Jess (Jessica) Draskau Petersson, 2015
1:21:49 - Rachel Brewer, 2015
1:22:15 - Natosha Rogers, 2013
1:22:33 - Hannah Steffan, 2013
1:22:38 - Kelsey Persyn, 2017
1:23:13 - Florence Ngetich, 2013
1:24:09 - Kaitlin Tanner, 2018
1:24:19 - Laura Huning, 2018
1:24:21 - Allison Macsas, 2012
1:24:55 - Jessica Walker, 2019
1:25:23 - Jennifer Harney, 2014
1:25:29 - Carissa Fleskes, 2013
1:25:37 - Robin Galloso, 2021
1:25:58 - Cheryl Bridgens, 2013
1:26:27 - Christi Berenz, 2021
1:26:46 - Tiffanie Marley, 2017
1:26:55 - Katlyn Phillips, 2021
1:27:02 - Adrienne Langelier, 2018

Sources:  All Sports Timing and BCS Marathon