Read Fiona Green's race reports
Harry Hall: 137 Year Old Pedestrienne Record Broken
On August 10, 2014, 58 year old Yolanda Holder finished the 6 Days in the Dome race in Anchorage, Alaska. It proved a new adventure in her nearly two decades as a power walker. Read More.
Thomas Martin: Those Vexing Varicose Veins
In attending various foot races, I have been surprised at the number of people I have seen (both men and women) with varicose veins. Read More.
Brad Kelley: Going Beyond Your Limits
Limits... what are they? Webster's Dictionary defines it as something that bounds, restrains, or confines the utmost extent. Read More.
Fiona Green: Running isn't only physical
Although running is a physical activity, there's also a mental aspect to the sport that participants should consider and weigh when preparing for events. Read more.
Mackley Q. Greene (as told to Kim Andres): Mackley, the Prize Winning Pup!
This is Mackley Q. Greene reporting from Valley Ranch in Irving, somewhere in the middle of the Metroplex, from my comfy home where I am consistently spoiled as the only dog in the house. I have good news and sad news. Read More.
Ashley Wise: 5 Nutrition Habits to Implement Now
Do you know your values? I'm not talking about your deeply-rooted moral values, although you should probably have a good grasp on what those are as well. But what I'm talking about is your lipid panel values. You know, your cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose… Never heard of them? Certainly don't know what they are? If that is the case, well, frankly I'm not surprised. Read More
Gary Pulver: You Don't Have to Worry About Me, I Just Ran A Marathon
The marathon is a very lofty gomonth's column will show how I did it. Read More
Charles Clines: Highlights from 2016; Keith Pierson, Emily Field and Magaly Soto among top performers.Many other runners posted impressive feats during 2016. Pierce's victory in the Dallas Marathon led the highlights. Read more.
Natalie Trimble: On Recovering from a Knee Injury
It's happened to you, I'm sure. You've been out with a baby (probably yours) and a stranger stopped you to do a pity-brag. The beginning is innocent enough. You're asked about the age of your baby. "Is he walking yet?" If you say yes, the Pity-Bragger confirms their child walked at least two months sooner. If you say no, the Pity Bragger cautions you. Not just walking is coming, but running will be right behind it Read more.
Anne Barnwell: Back On My Feet
"I see myself working full time, having an apartment, a nice place of my own, a lot of my debt paid off, and hopefully I'll be training for my marathon. That's where I see myself in a year." Read more.
H.B. Wise: The Last Year
We are thinking about new features here at CRC. First is a book review column. We have someone who is interested in writing these and we will try to get started in September. The idea is to review running books. Hopefully this should give you an idea of what you might find useful. Read more.
Kickstart My Heart
Runners were greeted by perfect race conditions in Glen Rose at the Kickstart My Heart 5K/10K and 1 mile fun run Saturday morning, February 18. Race director Lisa Anderson and RunSignUp showed that they both were up to the task in organizing and running an excellent race. This was the third running of this race and Lisa definitely has a knack for getting perfect weather.
The top three 5K male and female winners were all teenagers. Alexis Mims was first in 21:39 while Elizabeth Gutierrez was 2nd in 24:03 and Jocelyn Mims 3rd in 24:16. All three ladies are 14 so I have a suspicion that Glen Rose may have a formidable cross country team. 13 year old Tristan Whitt was the overall male champion at 21:13 followed by 17 year old Brandon Hutto at 23:51 and 15 year old Orrin Hunter at 23:57.
The top 10K finishers were not as close as last year when we had a 0.3 second difference between the first and second lady finishers but some excellent times were run. Leading the way was 45 year old Rick Villa in 43:31 followed by 47 year old Tom Troyer in 44:01 and 23 year old Trevor Hanson in 44:48. 22 year old Audrey Shelton won the ladies division in 44:10 followed by 30 year old Ana Banuelos in 47:29 and 43 year old Jody Hinton in 48:14.
The Running Bear Running Club out of Granbury was well represented and garnered a bunch of age group medals. Yours truly has been rehabbing a knee for four months and decided that this race was a good one to give it a try and things went well and he finished in 2nd place in the over 60 division in the 5K. Pictured is Rick Villa, overall 10K winner.
The Wildcat 5k
By Harry Hall
For Dax Davis, winning the February 18, Wildcat Stroll 5K was just a warm-up for more demanding athletic contests.
"I like the spartan races, or those with Nay SEAL obstacles," said the 21-year old UTA Business Management major.
Davis' time of nineteen minutes, thirty-five seconds was an easy winner on the flat course, which started at the Birdville High School Honor Course in Ft. Worth. The race helps raise funds for the Fort Worth Dunbar Wall of Fame.
Not only did he win, but Davis achieved his goal of a sub-20, giving him a good idea of his conditioning level before he refocuses on other racing challenges.
"I knew I'd win at the halfway point," he said, "the early pace was a bit slow, but I built a pretty constant lead."
Davis says he enjoys the challenges of the spartan races, and hopes he can inspire other amateur athletes his age to enter them.
"I started doing spartan races after high school, said Davis, who attended high school in nearby Lewisville, "I don't see a lot of 20-somethings in these type races, and I hope I can inspire younger amateur athletes to enter them."
For Dana Gage, the Wildcat Stroll represented her first ever overall road race win.
"I've been running four or five years, 20-30 races a year," she said after her 28:10 victory, "I'm not a big competitor."
While many might challenge that last statement, she and her family does serve a larger role in the sport.
At virtually every race, she wears a version of "Honor Connor," shirt, in memory of her 15-year old son, Connor who died in a swimming accident in 2012, the same day the FW Christian freshman ran in his first cross-country meet. On May 20, Gage will be race director for the 5th annual Honor Connor 5K and Smile Mile.
"He was always smiling," she says.
She says the race helps promote water safety. It's scheduled for May 20, 2017.
By Fiona Green
Two races this weekend saw the male and female overall winners come from the same family. In Dallas, Andrew Cook and his daughter Natalie took the top spots at the DCFA Form Follows Fitness 5K at Klyde Warren Park. In Arlington, husband and wife team Jodi and Greg Thompson easily outran the competition at the Eagle's Flight 5K in River Legacy Parks.
It was a close race for the couple but in the end Greg, pushing their daughter Sydney in her stroller, edged out his wife and finished in 19:19.
Jodi, who was last year's overall female winner, was a little disappointed with her time of 19:30 but explained she recently had suffered a bout of flu and wasn't back in full form. Her best time for a 5K is a blistering 16:45,which she ran in her final year at Baylor. Unfortunately, she tore a hamstring shortly after that race and was never able to resume training like she used to.
She now runs around 25 miles a week while pushing her daughter in her stroller. Greg, who also was a runner in college, has raced only one 5K on the track in his career. His time for that race was an impressive 16:09. He doesn't race too much these days but still runs two or three times a week to maintain his fitness.
The speedy pair first met in 2009 while participating in mission trips abroad with a group called Athletes in Action, a campus Crusades organization. Prior to leaving on their respective missions, participating athletes met at a training camp in Xenia, Ohio. Greg then went on to Guatemala with a group of track athletes while Jodi went to Kenya with a group of distance runners. They stayed in touch after the trip and were married a little over a year later.
18-year-old Claire Edstrom, the third female to cross the finish line, was ecstatic with her time of 23:25 as it marked a PR for her. The photo to left shows Claire's joy as she rounded the last corner and saw the time on the clock.
Feb. 18 Highlights
By Charles Clines
It would be difficult to complain about Saturday morning’s (Feb. 8) weather as early temps in the 50s made it good for running and walking. The nice weather is expected to carry over into the Cowtown weekend, too, though winds might be gusty on Sunday.
* A race name of Sugar Rush sounds as if it’s my kind of race (I do like desserts). So, I probably should have participated in Arlington. The 5K winning times were relatively slow, but only some 24 seconds separated the top three finishers, including overall female Julie Sandoval, 31, of Arlington. She was third, behind winner Griffin Kubik, 23, of Fort Worth and Jonathan Suarez, 30, of Arlington. The next three finishers were in their 50s – Rusty Hodapp, 47, of Mansfield, David Lane, 59, of Arlington and Clint Copeland, 51, of Colcord, Okla. The seventh place finisher was 64-year-old Joop Van Englen of Fort Worth with a 25:26.2. The masters runners dominated the 10K as Hector Delgado, 48, of Plano led the way with a 45:35, followed by Ryland Holmes, 41, of Grand Prairie (48.55.5) and Barry Johnson, 56, of Arlington (49:44.9). Sylvia Krywalski, 31, of Grand Prairie was the first female with a 51:03.8.
* Female masters runner Rachel Fox, 43, of Flower Mound was the first across the finish line at the Heart & Soul 5K in Farmer’s Branch. She finished with a 20:46.22. Male winner Dejuan Cuthbertson, 35, of Charlotte, N.C., was second to finish with a 22:07.82.
* No doubt the most impressive and exciting race was at the DCFA Form Follow Fitness 5K in Dallas. Andrew Cook, 36, Brent Woodle, 32, and Clint Bell, 37, battled over the 3.1-mile distance with Cook winning with a sizzling 15:03. Woodle, who is training for the Boston Marathon in April, came in only six seconds later and Bell, long-time competitor in the DFW area, finished with a 1:28. Cook is a former Texas A&M standout and a former Olympic Marathon Trials participant. He has won numerous local and several national races. Woodle also plans to run the Cowtown Marathon this Sunday in what he terms as a progression run and not an all-out effort, according to his weblog. Cook’s 13-year-old daughter Natalie won the female overall award with an 18:02, beating 11-year-old Samantha Humphries by nine seconds. The Humphries twins continue to add to their award collection as Natalie was the female runner-up with an 18:28.
* Teens dominated the Kick Start My Heart 5K in Glen Rose. Tristan Whitt, 13, of Walnut Springs won with a 21:15.37 and female winner Alexis Mims, 14, of Glen Rose came in next with a 21:39.29. Mims twin sister Jocelyn came in sixth with a 24:16.91. Following her was 51-year-old Robert Lane with a 24:33.23. The 10K was somewhat different as masters runners were first and second. Winning was Rick Villa, 45, of Glen Rose with a 43:33.78, followed by Tom Troyer, 47, of Granbury with a 44:04.31. Female winner Audrey Shelton, 22, was third with a 444:50.58.
* More young sisters took home awards when 12-year-old Tatina Papadopoulos won the female overall award with a 23:01.1 at the Run For Rover 5K in Carrollton. Sophia, 10, won the 5-10 age division with a 42:39.9. Dad John, 40, was fourth in the 40-49 division with a 26:27.4.
By Fiona Green
The third annual Heroes Race at the Martin House Brewery on Saturday, Feb. 11, attracted an enthusiastic crowd who came out to race, drink beer and support a great cause. The event was organized by husband and wife Joe and Sylvia Alcala (pictured top left), who wanted to create an event that celebrated local heroes. Aware that heroes play different roles in the community, they choose to celebrate different individuals each year who may not always receive the recognition they deserve.
This year we were introduced to 37-year-old Austin Underwood, a chef with Down Syndrome who realized his dream of running his own restaurant, Underdawgs, a foodie truck that sells gourmet hot dogs. Underwood benefited from vocational training at a college in New Mexico for students with special needs and would now like to pay it forward and allow others to have the same opportunities he has enjoyed. Proceeds from sales of his hot dogs will go toward opening a vocational school for individuals with special needs.
Windy conditions led to slower times than usual for most race participants but helped them work up a thirst for the brewery's delicious beer. (Pictured above are members of the Fort Worth Police Department)
The overall male winner was 18-year-old Andrew Torres of Frisco (pictured left), who clocked 19:41. Torres wasn't close to his PR of 16:40 for the distance but explained his legs were still tired from a mile
time trial he ran earlier in the week. His time for the mile, incidentally, was 4:55. The young athlete is looking forward to competing in Australia this summer when he participates in the Down Under International Games June 27-July 3. In order to participate, he needs to raise $4,700. He already is halfway toward his goal. If anyone would like to support Torres, visit www.downundersports.com.
The overall female winner, 35-year-old Elizabeth Deegan doesn't race often because her two young children keep her pretty busy. Elizabeth (pictured above with her family) only runs around 15-20 miles per week but credits her speed to her three weekly sessions at Orange Theory, which target strength and endurance. Deegan's time was 22:29.
Following the race, runners were able to enjoy complimentary beers and/or healthy energy bars from Whole Foods. If they were so inclined, they could hang around a little longer and participate in the brewery's yoga with beer session followed at 2 p.m. by a brewery tour and beer tasting.
Proceeds from the race benefitted Big Brothers Big Sisters (www.BBBSTX.org) and Boot Campaign (www.bootcampaign.org.) J Anthony Group underwrites this race so that 100 percent of registration fees go to the organizations.
Feb. 11-12 Highlights
By Charles Clines
Warmer weather moved in for the past weekend, but not enough to make running too uncomfortable for the participants at the several area races.
* On Sunday (Feb. 12), there was a fairly close battle for the second and third overall places at the Fort Worth Runners Club’s Valentine’s 5K. While Jose Mejorada, 36, of Fort Worth had no serious challenge by winning with a 17:40.1 (17:39 chip time), C.J. Morgen, 18, had to hold off Wade Braun, 52, of Keller to take second with an 18:21.6 (18:20.2). Braun came in at 18:57.4 (18:56.6), about 20 seconds in front of 13-year-old Josue Mejorada, son of Jose. Another father-son duo finished close to either other, too, as Jose Loyola, 47, and 12-year-old Alex posted times of 2:17.9 (19:56.9) and 2:27.9 (20:07). Masters runner Laura Nelson, 51, of Grapevine had no trouble winning the female overall award with a 22:06.5 (22:05.1). Another notable time included that of 67-year-old Jim Sansone of Arlington, who posted a 23:45.4 (23:43.5)
* And while mentioning father-son runners, 39-year-old Michael Stewart and 13-year-old Moses Stewart finished second and third at Saturday’s (Feb. 11) Cupid’s Chase 5K in Dallas. Michael clocked in at 21:26, a second in front of Moses. Jordan Nawapano, 25, won with a 19:47. Ashley Yates, 25, of Plano and Heather Laraba, 25, of Plano chased each other for the female overall award with Ashley winning with a 26;54, five seconds in front of Heather.
* The 11-year-old Humphries twin girls of Flower Mound finished first and third at the Heart & Sole 5K in Dallas. Even though Samantha Humphries and Ryan McClintock, 32, of Forney were clocked with 19:25 times, Samantha was given the overall nod. Nicole Humphries was third with a 19;51.
* At the It Takes 2 5K in McKinney, 12-year-old Brenna Zerby was edged for second place overall by 24-year-old Mohamed El Sured. He finished with a 19:53.2 while Brenna was a shoelace behind with a 19:53.56. Kudos to long-time area runner 65-year-old Linda Kelley of Dallas for finishing 24th overall with a 25:08.
* Teenagers took the top two spots at the 31st Haltom Stampede. Martin Chavez, 14, of Dallas won with an 18:14.4 (18:38.8 chip time), nipping, 16-year-old Jacob Ismir of Fort Worth, who finished with an 18:27.4 (18:26.8). The female race also was close as Veronica Rios, 14, held off Laura Nelson with times of 2:26.0 (22:16.1) and 22:30.2 (22:28.4). Nelson, as mentioned above, won the overall female award at the FWRC’s Valentine 5K the next day with a faster time. Also notable is that Scott McKissick, 68 of Irving, overcoming physical problems the past couple of years, ran a 29:50.6 (29:49.9) and also competed in the FWRC run the next day, posting a 28:15.6 (28:11.9). In that race, wife Frances, 54, who also had to overcome some health issues in recent years, won the masters award with a 23:56.6 (23:51.8). She won her age division at Haltom with a 23:42.8 (23:38.3). Another notable performance at Haltom was by 71-year-old Don Grimes, who zipped in with a 23:24.7
* Erin Verden, 18, of Corsicana not only won the overall female award at the Cupid Shuffle 5K in Midlothian she also was first across the finish line with a 20:51.8 (20:50.1). Another female, Alyssa Noel, 17, of Ennis was second with a 21:21.1 (21:19.2). Male winner Scott Barham, 43, of Corsicana was third overall with a 21:58.6 (26:13). And kudos to long-time area competitor 65-year-old Linda Kelley of Dallas for posting a 25:08 to finish 24th overall.
By Fiona Green
Toeing the line at the Annual Fillie Trot at Oak Grove Park in Grapevine yesterday I felt like I had accidentally stumbled into a high school meet because the majority of the participants appeared to be speedy, bouncy teens. I managed to quash painful memories of high school races where I had consistently finished last, reminding myself that it was only a 5K and that I would soon be finished and enjoying the post race coffee and snacks.
The overall male and female winners (pictured above) were students at Grapevine High School. Claiming the top spot was 16-year-old Ryan Shumaker,who breezed through the hilly course in 17:13. The young athlete, who has a PR of 16:22 for the distance, was happy with his victory but explained that he and his teammates had actually been treating the race as a training run. An animal lover, Shumaker is sometimes accompanied on his runs by one of his two black Labs.
On the female side, 18-year-old Lauren Edwards scored another overall victory, covering the course in 19:14. Lauren has an impressive PR of 17:50 for the 5K, which she achieved when she finished second in the state meet last year. Her time set a school record. Edwards plans to study engineering in college although she hasn't yet decided between OU and UT.
A fun fact-- Lauren and her family adopted a cat from our rescue group a couple of years ago. While she doesn't train with her cat, her win helps prove the point I made in a previous article that owning a cat can make you a faster runner! (Editor's note: While this is the opinion of Fiona, it isn't based on fact unless the cat is big (tiger?) and is chasing you. Or maybe the editor will get a cat just to see if owning one works.)
Another speedy cat owner is Charles McIllroy of Weatherford, who at age 54 ran a 10K PR. McIllroy (pictured holding bib from Dragon Dash), who seems to be on a roll at the moment, finished second overall at the Dragon Dash in Fort Worth on Saturday with an impressive 37:30 (36:54 chip time). Winning the overall title in the race was 35- year-old Richard Garcia, who clocked 36:39. On the female side, 33- year-old Neruinga Kaulinaite (pictured with blue mascot) claimed yet another overall title in 45:10 (44:34 chip time). Her win was all the more impressive considering she had run 18 miles the previous day!
Many thanks to Charles McIllroy for the photos and info on the Dragon Dash.
By Charles Clines
Runners and walkers were greeted with a chilly Saturday (Feb. 4) morning with temps in the mid-40s for most of the area. Not many runners complained about the cooler morning, though. Maybe some of the spectators and volunteers did, though sipping Hot Chocolate in Dallas were keeping warm..
* The finish for the overall female award at the DRC Love The Loop 5K was about as close as it can get. Natalie Callister, 27, of Dallas held off 11-year-old Samantha Humphries of Flower Mound to win by one second – 19:02 to 19:03. Samantha’s 11-year-old sister Nicole wasn’t far behind to finish with a 19:35. Callister was the third overall finisher. In the chase for the male overall award, masters runners finished first and second. Joshua Thompson, 42, of Dallas clocked an 18:11 while Tommy Smith, 51, came in 47 seconds later. Sheila Natho, 51, of Dallas won the masters female award as the first three finishers were 40-and-older. Natho, who was first female on Jan. 28 at the Plano Pacers Fresh Start 5K, won with a 20:35. In the 15K, Alberto Castro, who won at least three overall awards last year, won with a 57:22. The 36-year-old from Dallas won by about 38 seconds over Aaron Pearson, 26. In the female race, 13-year-old Tracy Duty of Dallas won with a 1:13:12.
* The chilly morning was seemingly perfect to participate in the Hot Chocolate 5K and 15K in Dallas. William Moore, 55, of Dallas made another bid to win the overall male award, but couldn’t quite overcome last year’s runner-up, 15-year-old Pete Johnson and finished 10 seconds behind with a 53:20. Moore won the Plano Pacers Fresh Start on Jan. 28. In the 5K, former UT-Austin standout runner Allison Mendez was the first across the finish line, clocking an impressive 17:44. Masters runner Scott Olden, 46, won the male overall award with an 18:17.
Book Review -- Marathon Man
Gary Pulver, who writes one of the columns for Clines Running Corner will begin reviewing books and plans to have a review about every other month. Marathon Man is a fascinating look at Bill Rodgers, one of the world's greatest runners. Read the review.
Dr. Lauren Letz and her team, Dr. Darcy Goode and Dr. Andrea Roberts, has worked with many of Fort Worth's top runners. Path To Wellness Chiropractic was established in 2008 and is the title sponsor of the Fort Worth Runners Club and the Cox Racing Series. Path to Wellness Chiropractic was established with runners in mind. To fulfill all the needs of runners, we have created a full-service clinic offering spinal and extremity adjustments, spinal decompression, trigger point dry needling, cold laser therapy, active rehabilitation, nutritional counseling, foot orthotics, kinesio taping, and much more.
Dr. Lauren and her team take great pride in their ability to focus on the patients' needs. They work diligently to not only relieve a runner's current problems but also create a healthy environment so future spinal or extremity issues do not arise.
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The Cox Running Club was announced at the 2012 Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon in 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.
After working over 25 years in software engineering with a degree in Business, Tom Martin was suddenly struck down with heart failure. While he was told he would need a heart transplant, he was not told what had caused the heart failure. Without any chronic illness in his past, the medical teams had no answers. He could not imagine agreeing to have his heart cut out without knowing why this all was happening.
He began a search for answers in the holistic community, reading studies and reports by medical doctors (MDs), Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs), Research scientists and naturopaths. With the help of an integrative doctor in Newport Beach, California and after being given odds of only one percent that his heart could heal, it did, in fact, heal.
Taking what he learned over a seven year period, he began writing books, posting blogs, speaking to groups and counseling people with chronic illness as to alternative health options. One Percent Health is the first of 11 books on a variety of health issues he has currently written. Visit www.onepercenthealth.com for more information.
Race directors: Shirts for your race.
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.
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In addition to ensuring everyone can experience endurance events, Ainsley's Angels of America aims to build awareness about America's special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life. Serving as advocates to providing education and participating as active members in local communities, we believe everyone deserves to be included. See the website for information and to email Trish Robinson.
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In late 2014, Hall completed a 12 year project when he released, The Pedestriennes, America's Forgotten Superstars, the first book ever written about the professional female endurance walkers who from 1876-1881, dazzled America with their on and off track exploits. It's won three national writing awards and Competitor.com included it on its list of, "Greatest Running Books." It's also been turned into a screenplay. Both books are available at www.amazon.com and www.harryhallspeaks.com www.harryhallspeaks.com for more information.
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.