A full-service race event timing and production company based in Fort Worth. ChampionChip or Cronotrack (D-Tag) timing technology for quick and accurate results. Before choosing a timing company, please talk to us and compare our competitive pricing. Visit our web site for more information.
Mud runs; glow runs; dye runs, etc. Should these ''fun'' events be listed on the road-race Calendar?
Growing up in a family of runners and being involved with the Fort Worth Runners Club and local running community, we've built up quite a collection of race shirts in recent years. With that being said, at CSP, we've come to know what runners want in a shirt. With over 12 years of Screen Printing experience we are ready to implement that knowledge on your next event order. Specializing in up to 4-color screen printing, your race shirt will stand out from all of the rest. We've got all colors from white to vibrant, as well as cotton to moisture wicking. No matter if your design is simple or complex, we've got an expert artist on staff ready to work on your next design. At CSP we feel rushing orders is a recipe for disaster so we do require a 7 business day time frame to ensure your order is printed correctly. Orders start from as small as a dozen pieces to as large as 1,000. For more information or a quote, please visit www.cisnerosscreenprinting.com
Add some spark to your running with an Advocare product. These products are formulated by an elite Scientific and Medical Advisory Board with experience in pharmacology, toxicology, nutrition, sports performance and pediatrics. Go to the website and start increasing your energy.
Runners, visit Movin' Pictures for a picture of you in action. Race directors contact us to learn how we can help you add value to your event for your participants. www.movin-pictures.com.
The Fort Worth Runners Club (FWRC) is a non-profit community organization that promotes running, walking and fitness activities for better health. The FWRC welcomes everyone, at all levels of athletic ability. The FWRC conducts races throughout the year where members may participate, either competitively or recreationally at a low cost. Visit www.fwrunners.org for more information.
Book your running (or other outdoor activity) adventure and join others for fun trips while enjoying your favorite activity. We go to many of the popular destinations, including Boston, Paris, Oregon. Visit the website.
Bill Berenson, 59, is a top rated injury attorney and fellow runner. He has run marathons in almost every state and Israel and qualified for Boston in most of them.
Luke's at Montgomery Plaza in Fort Worth has several ongoing training programs from marathon to 5K, including year-round nine-week sessions. Luke's also has weekly social runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 a.m., and 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. For details, visit www.lukeslocker.com or call 817-877-1448.
Luke’s Locker (the original running store) is Texas’ premier running and fitness specialty retailer. Luke’s offers the best footwear, clothing and accessories for the runner, walker and fitness enthusiast (cardio, yoga, speed, strength and conditioning). Luke’s specializes in excellent customer treatment and product knowledge.
COX RACING SERVICES provides Chip Timing, Pull Tag Electronic Timing and Complete Race Setup for all road races ranging from 1K to Ultra Marathon distances. We have more than 25 years of race managing and directing experience. We are dedicated to promoting health and fitness in communities. With our vast running and timing experience, COX RACING SERVICES is a viable option. See the website for information about the services.
Join runners and walkers in memory of those who have served in the military and have given their lives by running or walking the Memorial Day 5K at Trinity Park on May 26. See more information.
Race directors, if looking for a great rate for your event shirts and a three-day ordering window before your event, then contact The Graphix Store. We will beat any written rate from other businesses, and after agreeing to our rates, you can order three days before your event (up to 5,000 shirts); that way there's no need to worry about not ordering enough or ordering too many shirts. We've been supplying schools and businesses since 2008. We provide free delivery in the DFW area. Call Dustin at Metro 817-429-7746, toll free 800-815-3047, e-mail info@TheGraphixStore.com. Visit our website at www.thegraphixstore.com
Cooler temperatures are here and that means it's time to start the Cox Running Club Group workouts at TCU.
The details: Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.,
TCU track (Lowden Track and Field Complex), 3750 W. Berry Street, Fort Worth.
Be warmed up and ready to run
The new Cox Running Club was announced at the 2012 Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon and 5K. By joining, members will enjoy many benefits. Among them include workouts and activities, discounts at running stores and at races. A Training Tuesday is scheduled each Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the TCU track. There also are a kids series and quarterly races. Demery and Ricky Cox time and conduct several area events and have conducted the Trinity 5000 Summer Series for many years. Visit the website for more information.
The Irving Marathon is moving its venue from the Campion Trails to the Irving Convention Center for the April 5 event that also features a half marathon, 10K, 5K and 1-mile fun run. See information Calendar page or at the website.
Being a chiropractor and a runner, Dr. Lauren Letz recognizes the importance of maintaining optimum health in order to maximize running performance and prevent injuries. ''No matter the amount of time or distances you run,'' noted Dr. Letz, ''continual preventative chiropractic care helps prevent injuries associated with running. For the past five years, we have worked hard to help runners in Fort Worth on their path to wellness. We want to help you. Do not wait until you are hurting; get your initial consultation today. At Path to Wellness Chiropractic, we will work to create the best personalized care for you and your spine.
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Neurological Exam; Orthopedic Exam; Spinal X-Rays; Consultation; Report of Findings. Normally $279; for Clines Running Corner visitors $40. Call For an appointment today at 817-348-8488 or visit www.pathtowellnesschiropractic.com. Located at 501 Carroll St. #612, Fort Worth (at Montgomery Plaza). Path to Wellness is the exclusive chiropractic sponsor for the Fort Worth Runners Club and Cox Racing Services. For more information about Path to Wellness, please click here.
Ron Winzen back on top after two knee operations
By Fiona Green
When runners suffer injuries they generally take time off and start back slowly. Depending on the severity of the injury they may decide to retire from the sport and take up something that is easier on the joints. Imagine having not one but two knee operations. It would be enough to have most people hanging up their shoes and checking out lap swimming times at their local pool.
Ron Winzen (shown in photo on left with his son RJ, who ran the Cowtown marathon in 3:15:01) is not like most people, though. The 51-year-old was determined not to let a couple of operations stand in the way of him enjoying the sport he loves. Instead of giving up, he simply modified his training and adjusted his attitude.
I first met Ron at a 10K race in Keller in 2009. I was lucky enough to win the overall female title that day when he won overall male. Because the organizers had failed to order two trophies, Ron insisted I take his, despite the fact that the race was his first in 27 years -- a true gentleman.
At this time, Ron was running on average 40-50 miles per week. Everything changed for him on July 15th, 2011. Here's what happened in his own words.
'''I felt an unbelievable pain in my right knee at the start of a 6-mile loop. I had never had any issue with my right knee before. I had felt a little pain/pinch in my left knee every once in a while since early 2009. The following Saturday I ran 3 miles easy and a strong 8 in Grapevine, averaging 6:56s for the last 7 without any issues. When we stopped to have coffee, I could hardly walk. When I got up, I realized that my right knee had swollen almost an inch on both sides. The diagnosis was that over time, due to my bowed legs, I had cracked about an inch in diameter of cartilage from the inside of my femur and I had torn the meniscus.
'''I was able to see Dr. Daniel Cooper, a knee specialist and the Cowboy's Team doctor, and he confirmed the original diagnosis. He said he could repair the cartilage by preforming a procedure called a micro-fracture. (Poking about 20 holes in my bone where there was no cartilage and allow bone marrow to back fill the void.) He would also clean up the meniscus. He noticed I was bow-legged and said he would like to straighten my step by adding a 10mm bone wedge to the top of my tibia, right below the joint. This procedure, an osteotomy, would change the angle of my leg and displace more that 60% of my weight to the outside of my knee as long as my knees are bent and I don't land on my heels.
On September 20, 2011, my wife's and my 25th wedding anniversary, I had the surgery on my right leg. My very supportive wife spent that night in the hospital with me. Before surgery I ran 2.2 miles with my son RJ and my brother, Ken. The next day ended a 30-year, 298-day streak of not missing a day of running at least 1 mile since November 26, 1980. That was a very tough day for me.''
Eight weeks later, Ron started walking and then began rehab, starting off riding a stationary bike and doing weight training. On December 24, 2011, he walked 2 miles with his wife, Dondi, at a 17-minute pace and said it was painful. The following March, he finally ran a mile in a little under 9 minutes. He continued to walk and occasionally run a little until it wasn't uncomfortable.
Five months later, he and RJ ran a mile together before he had the same procedures done on his left knee. He started back with rehab and by late December he had already run his first mile.
When asked what kept him sane during those long months of relative inactivity, he explained he simply focused on the future and credits his wife, son and daughter Tiffany Reese for their unwavering support.
As for the future, he plans to continue to run 5Ks and might attempt a 10K when he feels his body is ready.
We wish him the best of luck and congratulate him on an incredible comeback.
Rock 'n' Roll Dallas and MetroPCS Dallas Marathon
offering dual medal
Competitor Group, organizers of the Rock 'n' Roll Dallas Half Marathon and the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon have announced a special combo medal for participants who complete the marathon or half marathon this year. The Dallas Duo medal has a spinning boot with the names of each event on opposite sides. The Rock 'n' Roll Dallas is scheduled March 23 and the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon and Half Marathon is Dec. 14. See more information at the Rock 'n' Roll website.
DRC forming an elite team
The Dallas Running Club, who has been working with Olympic Trials qualifier and this website's 2013 Male Runner of the Year, Enoch Nadler, is starting the DRC Elite Team. The purpose is to create a team working together to improve the running elite scene and running scene as a whole. Interested applicants should apply if they are interested in team training and racing together in the DRC Elite uniform. Runners must meet standards from the 5K to the marathon. The standards and application form is posted here.
Runner in the Spotlight
David Holtsford is the newest Runner in the Spotlight. David, 52, of Lipan didn't start running until he was 46 and he has made great strides since that difficult start to become one of the better masters runner in the DFW area. Read more about David.
Enoch Nadler is Male Runner of the Year
Enoch Nadler, who blazed to several PRs as he won races in the DFW area and competed outside the state in his march toward qualifying for the marathon Olympic Trials, has been selected the 2013 Male Runner of the Year. The former University of Florida runner who moved to Richardson in 2012, has quite an impressive lists of personal-best times and victories. Enoch also helps and trains with fellow competitors. He did qualify for the Trials by dipping below the 1:05 qualifying time at Houston in January, running a PR of 1:03:55. Read more about Enoch.
Jessica Smith selected as Female Runner of the Year
It took Jessica Smith several weeks to get in the competitive running groove again after sustaining a broken foot about two years ago. But when she did start hitting her stride, the former Richland High School standout and now mother of two zipped to the front of the line at most of the races she entered. The 36-year-old Trophy Club resident won at least 29 overall titles and closed out the year with a 17:47.46 at the New Year's Eve Run at Trinity Park. Among her other victories were the 5K at the DRC Half, the Lake Joe Pool 5K, Mayfest 5K and the 5K at the Irving Marathon. She also dominated the Trinity 5000 series. Besides rebounding from the broken foot, she also has corrected an iron deficiency all the while caring for a daughter who has methylmalonic acidemia. Read more about Jessica.
Todd Reynolds is Male Masters Runner of the Year
Todd Reynolds has a running streak of more than 2,300 consecutive days, runs an average of 50 miles a week at about a 7-minute pace, and excels at long distances. Last year, he hauled off at least 18 masters titles, including the Cowtown Ultra for the third consecutive time. He also earned victories at the Honored Hero 20-mile, the Fort Worth Marathon, and he was the overall victor at the El Scorcho 50K. For those successes and others, Todd, 46, of Burleson, has been selected the 2013 Male Masters Runner of the Year for this website. Read more about Todd. The male and female runners of the year will be announced Friday and Saturday.
Cora Turner is Female Masters Runner of the Year
Because of all the talented runners in the DFW area, it is difficult and nearly impossible to select Runners of the Year. But Cora Turner, an unassuming teacher from Alvarado, notched impressive overall and masters victories, usually against stiff competition, and has been selected this website's 2013 Female Runner of the Year. What put her a step ahead of the other candidates was her masters victories at the DRC Half, the Dallas Race For the Cure, the FWRC Labor Day 15K and the Lake Joe Pool Pumpkin 10K. She also had at least six overall female victories to go along with her at least eight masters victories in DFW races. Cora uses running to present herself as an example to her children and others, but doesn't place running at the forefront of her life. She puts her running in perspective with family and career. Read about Cora.
Note No. 2: If you haven't read the runners' comments about events, it offers some insights about area races. There have been some new comments posted, so visit the page. Comments might help you decide where to or where not to run.
The 8th annual Run For Sarah 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run is scheduled April 5 at Trinity Park, Pavilion #1. Visit the website for details and registration.
Comments and PRs
There have been a few new runners' comments about races, and a few personal bests posted the past few days. However, they have been far and few between. Please click the link above or click here to submit comments, whether good or bad, about an event or events. Comments could help other runners decide whether they want to participate at that particular event or maybe comments will help race directors solve any particular problems. Regarding Personal Records: You can submit your all-time PR and your most recent PR in your particular age division. The PR listings are for the age division you are in currently. In for example, you ran a 22-minute 5K on the day before you turned, say, 40, and then ran a 22:05 a week after you turned 40, then you have a new PR in your new age division even though you ran faster a week ago. These listed need a lot more names and times; distances are 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon. The links also are on the menu above, and the PR links are below that.
REMINDER: Please submit your new PRs, whether 5K, 10K, Half Marathon or Marathon. Remember, too, that if you have advanced into another age division, then you will set a PR in that age division the first time you run a race. Also please submit comments about races and rate them. This might help others decide which race to enter and could offer constructive feedback to race directors. Race directors also have a chance to comment about the feedback.
Note: Search for names, events, stories, etc., on this site. The search box is located on the Calendar page, just above the RunTIME Racing Services logo. It's an easy way to find old articles, previous times, etc., providing they have not been deleted.