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Columnists


Thomas Martin: The Truth about the Mediterranean Diet (MD)

The Mediterranean diet (MD) came into play starting with the supposed “French Paradox” the fact that the French eat more saturated fats than our American Heart Association (AHA) would like to you think is healthy, yet the French suffer far less heart disease. First they assumed (using no science) that it was red wine. The assumptions continued until they could construct the concept of the MD and that it was the answer to health problems. Read More.


Jon Bonnell: From "Cheffy-Face" to Ironman: How and Why

"Chef's are supposed to be overweight, right?" "Can you ever trust a skinny Chef, really?" "What, you don't eat your own food any more?" "Are you sick?" These are just a few of the many questions that have been proposed since I decided to lose weight and get into shape 9 years ago. Read more.


Gary Pulver: The Race Photographer

I do love to look at my race photos when they arrive in my email after a race. Most of my friends tell me that they just hate their photos but they always look great to me so maybe it is time for my readers to show a new appreciation for the race photographers. Read More


Harry Hall: The Runner Breakfast

Most who attended the June 10 annual runner breakfast walked a bit slower, and maybe more stooped. Over the decades, talk that once centered around setting PRs and winning trophies, now centered on the latest prescriptions and operations that often include hip and knee replacements; war stories about victories over a/g competitors have been replaced by victories over cancer. Read More.


Fiona Green: Running in Scotland

Whenever I visit family in Scotland I always look for an opportunity to race while I am there. During last month's trip I was able to squeeze in 2 races. Read more.


Mackley Q. Greene (as told to Kim Andres): Mackley's New Friend

PLOP! And just like that an infant squirrel entered my life and that of my runner, Kim. This bit of a hairless thing attracted my attention when she fell from a big tree in our front yard after a particularly windy day. 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


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.


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Press Release

Registration Opens for 2017 BMW Dallas Marathon

DALLAS (May 1, 2017) - Registration for the 47th running of the BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon, newly named SMU Cox School of Business Relay and initial BMW Weekend Series launched today at bmwdallasmarathon.com. New to this year’s event, the BMW Weekend Series introduces a competitive 5K and 10K race held the Saturday of marathon weekend, December 8-10. Read More.

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Race Reports

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Fast Times and Soccer Balls at FC Dallas Footy 5K in Frisco

Run on July 22, 2017

By Fiona Green

Clint Bell Those of us who race regularly have been to events where unexpected events have caused the race start to be delayed. The opposite happened at the FC Dallas Footy 5K in Frisco on July 22 as the 5k began immediately after the fun run, almost 10 minutes ahead of the advertised 8:15 am start time. This was definitely a first and I am just glad I happened to be near the starting line when the gun fired!

The course was relatively flat, starting and finishing in the grounds of the city's Toyota stadium.

It is unusual for a runner finishing in 16:25 in a local race to end up in third place yet that was the case on Saturday with the top two runners clocking 15:40 and 15:52 respectively. 38 year old Clint Bell once again showed the younger runners how it's done with his 15:40 finish, edging out 17 year old Niles Obar from Frisco. Bell and several others acknowledged that the course appeared to be slightly short, around 3 miles according to some runners' GPS watches.

Ladies Nineteen year-old Alison Esparza easily outdistanced the competition on the female side with her impressive 18.24 finish time. Esparza, a sophomore studying music therapy at SMU, has a 5K PR of 17:34, a time she ran on the track. Her passion for running has rubbed off on her 3 younger siblings who have also embraced the sport.

Instead of trophies, the top three male and female finishers were presented with a special soccer ball which was either thrown or kicked to them for added excitement.

Proceeds from the event will help the FC Dallas Foundation fulfill its mission of positively impacting the health and well-being of disadvantaged youth through the sport of soccer.

Photos courtesy of Fiona Green.

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Cake, Beer and Fast times at Demery's Wedding Day Dash

Run on July 15, 2017

By Fiona Green

Eshandra and Demery An enthusiastic crowd showed up at the Martin House Brewery on Saturday, July 15 for a special celebration. The event in question was Demery's Wedding Day Dash, a race put together by the Cox family to celebrate the wedding of Demery to Eshandra Davis. Demery has been a familiar figure in the local running scene for many years. Appreciative of everything that the running community has given him he decided that there was no better way to start off his day than with a 5K race. Participants were given a commemorative glass to mark the occasion and were invited to enjoy some delicious pre-wedding cake and/or beer after the race. The event definitely had a festive air about it, with a group at one point bursting out into spontaneous line dancing, but there were also some pretty impressive times by those who didn't mind the humidity.

While his 17:51 finish was not close to his PR, 17 year old Cameron Koch easily took the top spot. The teen, who currently lives in Illinois, is spending the summer in the area and enjoying the chance to test his speed at some local races. He was joined at the race by his father and grandfather who are huge supporters of his running. They pointed out that Koch had also won a 5K race in Granbury on July 4th.

Overall Winners Finishing second overall, and earning the overall female award, was 34 year old Rachel Harp, who clocked 19:03. Rachel is one of the top runners in the area and one of a rare breed who improves with age and actually doesn't appear to age! Yet another impressive performance was turned in by female runner-up, 14 year old Kimberley Wang, who covered the course in 21:23. Wang has already collected several overall victories at the Trinity 5000 series organized by the Cox family on Thursday evenings.

Photos courtesy of Fiona Green.

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Lookin' For A Cure 5k

Run on July 15, 2017

By Harry Hall

Men's Race

Under threatening clouds that brought unseasonably cool temperatures, 35- year-old George Hyde won the third annual Lookin' For a Cure 5K, held July 15 at Dallas' Bachman Lake. Official times weren't recoded, but unofficially, he covered the course in twenty-minutes, forty-two seconds.

He led from start to finish, "But," he said, "the humidity got to me."

A distance runner at Houston's Kingwood High School, Hyde ran track and cross-country for the University of Texas, then left the sport for several years before returning three years ago to lose weight.

He upped his mileage to 60+ a week, and recorded a 2:56 at the Baton Rouge Marathon. Although he qualified for Boston, he didn't go.

He now plans to do so in 2018.

"My goal this year," he says, "is to get under 3:10, and run Boston."

Women's Race

Although only 10 years old, Coppell's Alexa Turati won the women's division, defeating among others, her mother and runner-up, Marina Turati.

Alexa's unofficial time was 26:31.

"I was happy and surprised to win today," she said, "I felt tired at the end."

The younger Turati is a soccer player. Much of her running has been due to her participation in a school running club that met on Thursdays after school.

Although her running program is limited, she currently plays for two soccer teams; her next game was later that day.

When asked about her life sports goal, she says, "I want to go to the World Cup."

In addition to the usual post-race snacks, awards and drawings, musical entertainment was provided by Steve and Christi Carrasco.

What This Race is About

Lookin' For a Cure is raising awareness for Ocular melanoma. OM affects approximately 2,500 people a year, with a 50% five-year survival rate. "The problem," says OM Board member Suzanne Lescore, "is that it spreads to the lungs and liver." Lescore was diagnosed with the disease in 2003.

She says it often gets misdiagnosed, such as detached retina, dry eye, or normal aging, and you should ask your ophthalmologist to specifically test for it.

The race raised more than $9,000 to fight the disease.

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PlayTri Festival of Races

Run on July 9, 2017

By Harry Hall

PlayTri Bikes Morgan Davis wants to make a splash in the world of triathlon.

The 27-year old Royse City resident took a big step toward more ambitious goals by winning the Olympic Distance Elite Division PlayTri Festival of Races, held July 9 in Las Colinas, TX.

Her first Olympic Distance victory was scored in two hours, four minutes, forty-seven seconds.

Morgan Davis “I’ve only done a handful of triathlons,” said Davis, a coach at PlayTri Rockwall.

She might have limited triathlon experience, but Davis swam at Virginia Tech and while working on her Masters’ Degree, competed in the heptathlon for UNC-Charlotte.

She and her husband, Joe Davis moved to north Texas five months ago when he was named assistant track coach at Texas A&M Commerce, focusing on the pole vault and high jump.

She has adapted well to her new home.

“I love it here,” she says, “I never want to leave.”

Morgan Davis While she enjoys the age-group victory, she has loftier plans.

“I’m going to the Age/Group nationals in Omaha on August 12,” she said, “I want to get my pro card and qualify for the World Championships.”

Getting her pro card would require her to place in the top 5 o/a; she will qualify for the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Championships with a top 18 a/g finish. That event will be held in Rotterdam September 14-17, 2017.

Triathlon Tidbits…in the men’s Olympic Distance Elite Race, Garland’s Travis Vance clocked 1:53.02, with second going to Jason Soria in 2:00.13…runner-up in the women’s elite division went to Laura Huddleston in 3:06.09…Olympic Distance A/G winners were Ben Morgan in 2:09.13 and Jennifer Dupre in 2:19.35…Sprint Triathlon Elite Titles went to Jeff Case with 58:23 and Eva Wilk in 1:09.50…the festival included eight race categories, including the Olympic Distance Relay…the swim in Lake Carolyn and other parts of the race course were similar to that of the initial Olympic Triathlon Trials, which were held in 2000.

Photos courtesy of Harry Hall.

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Beau Billings sets PR at Some Like it Hot

Run on July 8, 2017

By Fiona Green

Top Three Men Youth dominated the top spots at the Some Like it Hot 5k in Fort Worth on Saturday. The male overall winner was 20 year old Beau Billings whose 17:28 finish time put him almost 20 seconds ahead of runner-up, Louis Bolander, who finished in 17:47. Bolander, who had been leading the race, was forced to briefly stop due to a tight calf. By the time he resumed running Billings had taken the lead and didn't look back. Billings, a student at ETBU, may have been the only runner on Saturday to run a PR. The heat and humidity added around 30 seconds to most runners' times. The young athlete mentioned that he felt relaxed going in to the race and had not been intending to run a PR, adding that in past events his best races were those he had raced when he didn't feel any pressure. He has some pretty impressive stats with a PR of 1:59 for the 800m and 4:11 for the 1500m. His goal is to drop his 800m time to 1:55 and run a sub 4 for the 1500m. Billings is studying biology and has a minor in kinesiology.

Ladies On the female side 14 year old Jacee Dinkins took the top spot, covering the course in 22:20. Dinkins attends Azle High and is on her school's cross country and pole vault teams. She takes her love of running from her mother Louann, who set the school's 400m record (56:69) in 1991. Louann hopes that her daughter might soon break that record. Until 4 years ago she still ran recreationally but a broken foot sustained in a car accident forced her to take a break from the sport. She now enjoys being her daughter's number one fan.

Photos courtesy of Fiona Green.

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Cool Temps for Independence Day Races

Run on July 4, 2017

By Fiona Green

Overall Winners An early morning thunder storm resulted in a drop in temperature for runners participating in local races on Tuesday, July 4th. In Trophy Club athletes from Byron Nelson High did their school proud by scooping the overall awards in the Patriot Day 5k.

Leading the pack was 17 year old Caleb Bouchard who took advantage of the cooler temps to clock a speedy 16:13, finishing 44 seconds ahead of Keller High student Logan Mitchell. Bouchard, who has a PR of 15:30 for the distance, hopes to continue running in college. He plans to study biomedical science either at the University of Arkansas or Oklahoma State University. When he is not running Buchard enjoys playing the saxophone and acoustic guitar.

Team Maddie 17 year old Madeline Castleberry topped the female field with her 20:10 finish, almost a minute ahead of runner-up, 36 year old Jacquelyn Young of Roanoke. Castleberry has a PR of 19:28 for the 5K distance and has a mile PR of 5:24. She currently trains around 45-55 miles per week and also incorporates Crossfit into her weekly routine. Her goal is to run in the 18s by the end of next season.

There was a strong showing of runners from Team Maddie in the race, many of whom stayed around afterwards to join the city's July 4th parade. Team Maddie was created by local runner Jessica Smith to promote the importance of organ donation. Her daughter, Maddie, received a double organ transplant last year.

Photos courtesy of Fiona Green.

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Fast times at Get You In Shape 5K in Coppell

Run on July 1, 2017

By Fiona Green

World's Fastest Weatherman Waking to the sound of heavy rain and thunder on Saturday morning I had a moment of panic. Having missed racing last weekend due to event cancellations and a wisdom tooth extraction I was unsure how 2 weeks without a race might affect me. I ignored the rumblings and, hoping for the best, headed to Coppell for the 8th annual Get You In Shape 5k which took place in the city's scenic Andy Brown park. By race start the rain had stopped, leaving a few puddles and cooler than normal temperatures. There was a large showing of teens from Coppell High's cross country team and their coach, Nick Benton, was happy to have a current student and an alum win the overall titles. On the male side 21 year old Carson Vickroy won with an impressive finish time of 15:47. Vickroy, who signed up under the name 'The World's Fastest Weatherman', is currently a meteorology student at Kansas University. After graduating he hopes to either explore opportunities in broadcasting or become involved in research. He holds a PR of 14:54 for a 5k on the track but this was his fastest 5k time in a road race.

Hucly On the female side 16 year old Maddie Hulcy finished ahead of her teammates, clocking 19:05. Hulcy's PR for the distance is 18:41 which she ran on a state certified course in Round Rock, Texas. The young athlete was originally a swimmer but was unable to train due to scheduling conflicts so switched to running. Her goal is to drop her time to the low 18s by the end of next season. She is enjoying a streak of 220 days of running at least a mile a day and still trains 6 days a week throughout the summer with her team. She explained that the Coppell race was a fun way for the runners to test their speed and become involved in the local race community. Hulcy, incidentally, has a 6' 4" twin brother, Mike, who doesn't share his sister's passion for running but enjoys basketball.

Fiona & Hulcy For the past 7 years, Coppell based fitness company, Get You In Shape, has been supporting Coppell Special Olympics Athletes through this event and has donated over $54,200 to support their various sports such as bowling, soccer, aquatics, track and field, basketball, cheerleading, volleyball and bocce ball. This year's event raised over $15,000.

Photos courtesy of Fiona Green and Coach Nick Benton.

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FWRC Three Amigos Four Mile Run

Run on June 25, 2017

By Harry Hall

Men’s Race

Fun Run Start Sergio Hernandez’ workout program won’t make him any friends with his fellow runners.

Despite limited running opportunities, Hernandez, 43, won the Three Amigos four mile run Sunday June 25 at Ft. Worth’s Trinity Park in a time of twenty-four, minutes, forty-six seconds.

Based on his training schedule he shouldn’t be beating anyone, he barely trains.

“With my work schedule,” he says, “sometimes I get off at 5:00, sometimes 10:00.”

Hernandez And it’s not an office job. For the last 11 years, Hernandez has worked west of Ft. Worth, on a 7,000-acre ranch that specializes in raising deer and cattle.

His training is practically non-existent. Many weeks, his racing miles might exceed his non-racing miles.

However, he can frequently be found at the Trinity 5000 summer series races, where he typically runs in the mid-19:20s. In fact, his Three Amigos victory was his first run since the previous Thursday night race.

So if you want to run with him, it will probably be during a warm-up or cool-down.

Women’s Race

Esperanza Lopez’ 25:40 at the Three Amigos’ Four-Mile was good enough for second overall, first female finisher, and a PR.

Lopez “I felt okay out there,” said the 26-year old PE teacher in the FWISD, “but not great. I’m not sure why. I always train here. I see my friends, and the (Trinity) River. For many runs, we have lots of shade.”

Lopez is a racing veteran, as she ran at Brewer High School, and later at Texas State in San Marcos, where she majored in Kinesiology. She says her training has been a consistent 50-miles per week, before she increase mileage to begin gearing up for February’s Cowtown Marathon, where she will look for a big PR.

“In 2016, I ran Boston in 3:18,” she said, “My PR is 3:14 which was in Houston. I’m hoping to break three hours at Cowtown.”

Photos courtesy of Harry Hall.

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GPHNS 5k for Fairness - a Successful and Professional Inaugural Event

Run on June 17, 2017

By Fiona Green

Overall Winners This weekend I participated in a 5k in Grand Prairie that left a lasting impression. I was attracted to the race by the fact that it took part in Mike Lewis Park, where Jeph Abara often held his low-key, no-frills races, and the low $10 registration fee was an added bonus. Despite humid conditions over 120 runners toed the line, a solid turnout for an inaugural event. The course was a simple out and back along the park trails, relatively flat except for a slight incline at the halfway point.

Food Truck For the first time in my racing life I had a wardrobe malfunction. Well technically it wasn't a wardrobe malfunction but more a bib issue. Several race day registrants had received bibs which had been printed on a label sheet, the idea being that you would simply peel off the backing and stick it on your chest, bra, shorts, wherever. Having reservations that this would stay in place I cleverly secured it with safety pins. After dousing myself with water a mile into the race the paper became soggy and tore free from the pins, causing the bib to flop over and dangle precariously over my stomach. I persevered for a while then, realizing I risked losing it altogether, removed it and ran with it crumpled in a ball, planning to unfold it just before the finish line. Needless to say by the time I reached the finish line it was a fragile, soggy mess but kind volunteers carefully reshaped it and noted my time. It was all very entertaining!

Twenty minutes after the race, results were texted to runners' phones, a pretty impressive 'extra' for a first time event. Participants enjoyed a selection of post run beverages but the most popular items were definitely the delicious complimentary chicken and beef kebabs provide by a local foodie truck. Boxed medals were awarded to age group winners while Overall and Masters winners received trophies and prizes (a sports bag with BBQ tools, an umbrella and a frisbee!) Did I mention the entry fee was only $10? This event was great value for money.

Kabak Patrons Race director Patrick Cornelius explained the race was not organized as a fundraiser but to help promote Fair Housing. According to the race website 'The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing. The prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, and the presence of children.

Taking the overall title was Grand Prairie resident Don Robertson who clocked 19.03, 36 seconds ahead of 39 year old Jason Bogardus. Robertson doesn't race often but couldn't resist the opportunity to test his speed in a hometown race. On the female side, 29 year old Victoria Munoz took the top spot, finishing in 21:08, 22 seconds ahead of runner up, 25 year old Amy Deeble. Munoz is a triathlete who only runs around 3 days per week. She has inherited her love of triathlons from her father, Juan, who took part in the recent Escape From Alcatraz in San Francisco.

Photos courtesy of Fiona Green.

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Wounded Warriors Military Miles

Run on June 11, 2017

By Harry Hall

Carson Vickroy

Men's Race

Carson Vickroy hopes to help the Kansas Jayhawks' Cross-Country team to the NCAA National Championships this fall. The Coppell Cowboys graduate took a significant step toward that goal when he won the June 11 Wounded Warriors Military Miles 10k held in Las Colinas (Irving), TX.

The incoming senior covered the course in thirty-four minutes, twenty-two seconds. Coming in a distant second was Ramiro Benitez in 35:25.

Hummer "The race went about as I expected," said Vickroy, who is a meteorology major and hopes to become a TV weather forecaster, "I got the time I wanted."

While running for the Cowboys, Vickery clocked a 4:22 1600 and 9:17 for the 3200.

He says he's just coming back from some time off after track season, and that his summer work has just started.

"I'm going to build my miles to 60-70 per week," says Vickroy, An All-Academic Big 12 selection, "and I'll also look to run another 5k or something."

He believes in both his running and his career. In the race results, he's listed as, "World's Fastest Weatherman."

Stephanie Allen

Women's Race

Stephanie Allen only took up running six years ago, when the fitness instructor was looking for some variety in her routine.

Today she runs, and frequently wins local road races.

Most recently, she added the WW Miles in 42:19, placing 10th overall.

"I always run the Dallas Running Club Half-Marathon in November," she says.

In 2015, she took third in that race's 30-34 a/g with 1:44.19

She maxes out at about 35-40 miles per week, doing some intervals and fartleks. In the summer, she cuts back to 25 a week so she can spend more time with her daughter.

Allen has run one marathon, clocking a 3:43 at the 2014 Big D Marathon.

She is also a member of Team Maddie.

Photos courtesy of Harry Hall.

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Garden of Eden 5k - good for the soul

Run on June 10, 2017

By Fiona Green

Mayor Price Racing connects us. There is something about running together and sweating up a storm with hundreds of other runners that make us feel part of something unique. While the appeal of large, professionally organized events is undeniable there are other low key events that are quite simply good for the soul. For the past few years I have participated in the Garden of Eden 5k in Fort Worth. The event is organized by a very cheerful group of individuals who always create a unique and memorable experience for everyone who participates. Race coordinator, Brenda Sanders Wise, has so much energy that if was possible to harness it, she could possibly generate electricity. Sanders Wise makes a point of learning everyone's name and hugs and welcomes returning runners like long lost friends. At only $10 race entry fees are among the lowest in the metroplex, the 3 loop course is accurate and participants are chip timed. As an added bonus Fort Worth mayor, Betsy Price, regularly takes place in the event, providing runners with an opportunity to meet a local celebrity.

Brad For several years the race was organized by Jeph Abara who, like Sanders Wise, specialized in intimate no-frills races and knew all his regular runners by name. There was a moment of silence before Saturday's race to remember Jeph who passed away last December. He is still very much in our minds and hearts. Bradley Gardner gave an emotional tribute to Jeph prior to the race, remembering a special man whose actions and positive outlook on life made the world a better place.

Laura Gardner went on to win the race in 22:10, three seconds ahead of overall female winner, Laura Nelson. Nelson who was running her 7th race in 2 weeks, shows no sign of slowing down as she gets older. She was cheered on by her granddaughter, Milani, who at 2 1/2 years old, ran the kids' mile, showing she has definitely inherited some of her grandma's genes.

Anyone interested in a low key race with lots of support and atmosphere really needs to check out this race next year.

Photos courtesy of Fiona Green.

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Soggy Conditions at Run The Rails

Run on June 3, 2017

By Fiona Green

Run the Rails Winners Waking up on Saturday morning to heavy rain, I briefly considered not racing but realizing that this might be an indication I was getting soft in my old age I dragged myself out of bed to support the Run the Rails 5k in Saginaw. The rain was still pretty heavy when I arrived at the race site and I worried that if the event was to be cancelled I would be forced to partake of a greasy breakfast with my husband. Thankfully this was not the case although organizers explained that the route would be modified due to bad flooding on the trail part of the course. This decision was agreed upon by race organizers and local police to ensure the safety of runners. Shortly before race start runners were packed into the gym and informed of the shortened route. We are still not quite sure of the exact distance of the new course. Race organizers estimated that the distance was approximately 1.9 miles but some runners measured it as being closer to 1.74 miles.

The top finisher was 19 year old David Torkington of Keller who covered the distance in a speedy 9.05, almost 30 seconds ahead of runner up Joseph Herlin who clocked 9:33. Torkington, who is studying English and philiosophy at Texas A & M, aspires to be a philosophy lecturer and writer. He specializes in the mile and 800m and plans to run several mile races throughout the country over the coming months. He takes his love of running from his father, Mike, who was a fierce competitor in his youth, specializing in longer distance events including the marathon for which he holds a PR of 2:18.

Run The Rails Trophy On the female side 36 year old Stephanie Allen led the way, finishing in 10:54. Allen is an exercise physiologist who works for Woodlands Medical as a rehabilitation specialist. She has always been athletic and was a competitive cheerleader and gymnast in her younger days but at age 30 running became her new passion. She feels fortunate to have been mentored by local running legend Jessica Smith who helped her devise an effective training schedule.

Following the race runners had the chance to win one of dozens of door prizes donated by local companies. Overall and Masters winners were awarded beautiful crystal trophies which looked like raindrops, a fitting design given Saturday's weather.

Photos courtesy of Fiona Green.

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Press Release

CRC columnist Harry Hall will be signing his book at The Runner Shop in Pantego on March 23rd from 6-7 PM. Read More.

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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.

Path To Wellness


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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Paintings by Kim Andres. Looking for a watercolor like this one? Do you want one of your own, of you, a loved one, or a pet? Contact Kim for more information.


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A full-service race event timing and production company based in Fort Worth. ChampionChip or Chronotrack (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.


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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.


Tom Martin

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.


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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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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.


 Ainsleys Angles


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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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.


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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.


Harry Hall

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.


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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.