My Running Club Affiliations Over The Years
Chicago Area Runners Association
Prairie State Road Runners
Calumet Region Striders
Southern Arizona Roadrunners
Park Forest Running & Pancake Club
North Carolina RoadRunners Club

2011

Life Time
Races

This Year
 

Date
Finish Time
(Pace)
Age Graded
%
Time
 
Race
Age Group Place
 
 
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514
1
01/01/2011
0:27:20.0
8:47.9
63.2
0:20:32.5
Egg Nog Jog 5K
Marana AZ
A non-competitive race to start the year. Zann walked the 5K. Well done event.

515
2
01/15/2011
0:26:32.0
8:32.4
65.1
0:19:56.4
Feeling Fit 5K Run
Sahuarita AZ
2 (65-69)
South of Tucson near huge coppper mine. Good small event, decent course. Ran out of medals. Lost pace on the inclines. Medal was later mailed!

516
3
01/23/2011
0:53:19.5
8:34.9
67.1
0:39:50.3
Sun Run 10K
Tucson AZ
2 (65-69)
Reid park - Tucson. Lots of parking and facilities. Low key event, long time to awards. Long line for pancake breakfast with coffee so I skipped it. 74 year old I met in Marana set State record for 10K. Awards were merchandise from local running store.

517
4
01/30/2011
0:26:05.0
8:23.7
66.2
0:19:36.1
Griffin Gallop 5K
Tucson AZ
2 (66+)
Low key event, lots of kids. Fund raiser for Green Fields school. Out and back course - mostly along river wash trail. Good pancakes after race. Unique awards - clay fired medals made by students.

518
5
02/06/2011
1:37:15.0
12:09.4
48.0
1:12:41.6
Arizona Trail Race 8
Vail AZ
4 (65-69)
Mountain Trail run, very rocky trail, nearly fell twice. I was beat after 2 miles and continued cautiously. Great breakfast after race, nice shirt, easy to get to from Sabino Canyon area. Couldn't enjoy the scenery as any misstep would have caused major injuries - kept my eyes on the trail. One missed turn cost a minute or so.

519
6
02/26/2011
0:27:50.1
8:57.6
62.1
0:20:55.1
Quail Creek 5K
Green Valley AZ
3 (65-69)
Small event, flat course, race day sign-up. Overcast day with storm coming in tonight. Zann walked the course. Very tired after Thursday training run up/down Sabino Canyon. Picked up the pace after getting passed by a 78 year old.

520
7
02/27/2011
0:35:58.0
9:00.0
62.7
0:26:57.4
Pueblo's Rodeo Run 4 Miler
Tucson AZ
2 (65-69)
Small first time event, course along the Santa Clara River wash west of the airport and I-19. On the bike trail. Ribbons for awards. Did get a shirt with race day registration. Got slower with each mile.

521
8
03/12/2011
0:25:20.4
8:09.4
68.2
0:19:02.6
Runnin' with the Irish 5K
Chesterton IN
1 (65-69)
Very windy/chilly before the race. Wore multiple shirts to stay warm. Good 2nd mile. Pleased to get 1st place in 65-69. Best race since last November.

522
9
03/26/2011
0:53:44.7
8:39.0
66.5
0:40:09.2
LaPorte YMCA Run 10K
La Porte IN
1 (65-69)
Decent run - no age group competition this year. Major FUBAR with the bib numbers - race delayed by 20 minutes to get everyone's number into the computer system.

523
10
04/02/2011
0:26:22.5
8:29.4
65.5
0:19:49.2
Ringing in Spring 5K
Valparaiso IN
2 (65-69)
Disappointed in my time - expected to be close to 25 minutes. Nice heavy medals this year. Food tent and awards ceremony outside - might be a problem if it's raining or snowing.

524
11
04/10/2011
0:42:57.0
8:38.4
66.0
0:32:08.1
A very warm day for a change. Felt good to be in a short sleeved tech shirt. Matt ran the race too. A little faster than last year but faded badly after 2.5 miles.

525
12
04/16/2011
1:29:17.6
8:55.8
65.9
1:06:46.4
Taltree Ten
Valparaiso IN
1 (65-69)
Cold biting wind. Very overcast. Didn't start to rain until after mile 6. Got very chilly waiting for awards. Another RRCA State Championship!

526
13
04/23/2011
0:25:31.3
8:12.9
67.7
0:19:10.8
Spring Fling 5K Ramp Run
Hammond IN
1 (65-69)
Weather cleared at the last minute - actually got too warm about half way through. Better pace than last couple of races. 5 year string of 1st places for this race!

527
14
04/30/2011
0:26:53.2
8:39.2
64.3
0:20:12.3
Spirit Run 5K
Valparaiso IN
1 (65-69)
Little training doesn't help racing!! About a minute slower than last year.

528
15
05/14/2011
0:53:17.6
10:05.4
56.6
0:39:51.6
Gallery Gallop 8.5K
Gary IN
2 (65-69)
Monsoon off the Lake with some rain at the start and finish. Very nasty!

529
16
05/15/2011
0:26:44.4
8:36.4
64.6
0:20:05.7
Hub Run 5K
Crown Point IN
1 (65-69)
Chilly, windy, wet day. First time for this race - very well done. Easy parking; good race day price.

530
17
05/21/2011
0:26:28.6
8:31.3
65.3
0:19:53.8
Apollo Spacerace 5K
Homewood IL
3 (60-69)
Warm and humid, OC. Seems strange to be worried about the heat! First time for this race, low key, no mile markers, $30 race day fee with tech shirt. Parking could be any issue if race gets much larger. Timing problem so no results available at the race.

531
18
05/28/2011
0:25:27.0
8:11.5
67.9
0:19:07.5
Kent's Run 5K
Valparaiso IN
1 (60-69)
First time for this race. Early registration fee $25 - tech shirt, pancake breakfast after race, good, fast course (rural roads rectangle). Easy to get to, good parking and restroom facilities.

532
19
05/30/2011
0:57:19.0
9:13.5
62.4
0:42:49.3
Ridge Run 10K
Chicago IL
4 (65-69)
Hot & humid. Lots of shade on this course but I ran out of energy by 3 miles. Near 80 by end of race. Parking is an issue - need to arrive early to find a spot with no parking restrictions. Never know if CPD will issue ticket (none seen). Simple white cotton shirt so this is a little on the expensive side for a 10K. Didn't feel like eating anything so I can't comment on the food.

533
20
06/05/2011
0:26:37.8
8:34.3
64.9
0:20:00.7
Field Station Frenzy 5K
Chesterton IN
1 (65-69)
Large raceday turnout - had to get more bib numbers/chips. Quite humid.

535
22
06/18/2011
1:00:30.2
9:44.2
59.1
0:45:12.1
Really ran out of energy around half way. Added nearly a minute per mile. Last race as a 60 something.

534
21
06/18/2011
0:28:40.6
9:13.8
60.2
0:21:33.0
Very humid - couldn't maintain my 9:00 minute target pace.

536
23
06/25/2011
0:25:54.8
8:20.4
67.4
0:19:15.7
Firecracker 5K
Chesterton IN
1 (70-74)
Surprise birthday party organized by family. Cake for everyone. Good day for a run. Matt and Liana ran - Liana beat me for the first time at 5K.

537
24
06/26/2011
0:26:54.4
8:39.6
64.9
0:20:00.0
Nativity Festival 5K
Portage IN
1 (70-74)
Not much energy after the big birthday weekend. Matt ran this one too.

538
25
07/02/2011
0:46:07.3
9:13.5
62.4
0:34:08.1
Brickyard Run 5
Hobart IN
1 (70+)
Very humid - had to walk for about 30 seconds at the half way point.

539
26
07/09/2011
0:29:32.6
9:30.5
59.1
0:21:57.6
Running Wild 5K
Michigan City IN
2 (70+)
Enjoyed the beer but not the run this year. Couldn't close on Fred. Major timing FUBAR - late awards.

540
27
07/20/2011
0:29:26.7
9:28.6
59.3
0:21:53.2
Friendship Run 5K
Highland IN
1 (70-74)
99°-Hotest temperature I've ever raced in - day time highs over 100°. Really struggled to make it through the race without walking.

541
28
07/21/2011
0:31:22.0
10:05.8
55.7
0:23:18.9
Sundowner 5K
Joliet IL
5 (65+)
Too much heat! Over 105° today. Thought I could do better than the night before but I was out of gas less than a mile into the race. Walked some in the 3rd mile. What an ordeal! Beer & burgers were good.

542
29
08/06/2011
0:27:15.8
8:46.5
64.1
0:20:15.9
Course slightly longer than last year - may now be too long. Good, low cost ($15 race day no shirt), low key event.

543
30
08/13/2011
0:26:03.7
8:23.3
67.0
0:19:22.3
Rotary Ramble 5K
DeMotte IN
1 (70-74)
Great weather given the last 10 weeks of heat and humidity. RRCA Regional Championship event so I'm now a 6 time RRCA age group Champion (3 Regional, 3 State)!

544
31
08/27/2011
0:43:07.3
8:37.5
66.8
0:31:54.9
Race To The Taste 5
Valparaiso IN
1 (70+)
Revised course from last year - much better. Very tight race with Fred - less than 30 seconds ahead at the end. Great trophies for all award winners.

545
32
09/03/2011
0:28:37.6
9:12.8
61.0
0:21:16.7
Fire 5K
Michiana Shores IN
1 (70+)
Challenging road course that crosses into Michigan for about half the run. Needed 1 more water stop, starting signal was confusing,; plus a few other logistics issues. Award medal was unique and appropriate - included event name, year, age group and place

546
33
09/10/2011
0:41:52.1
8:22.4
68.8
0:30:59.2
Popcorn Panic 5
Valparaiso IN
2 (65+)
Good, cool weather day so I hoped to hit around 42:30. Actually exceeded that by doing reverse split (that gentle incline in the first half takes it's toll). Didn't expect to place in a 65+ group with nearly a 1000 runners but I got a nice surprise. Norm was 1st and Malcom 3rd.

547
34
09/11/2011
0:51:57.4
10:27.1
55.1
0:38:27.2
Tower Run 8K
Michigan City IN
2 (70-74)
Nothing left in the tank after yesterday's race plus mowing the lawn. Fred easily beat me by 2 minutes - mostly after the sandy areas.

548
35
09/25/2011
1:56:37.5
8:54.2
67.6
1:26:21.6
Cal City Mini Marathon
Calumet City IL
1 (70+)
Gray. Overcast with threatening rain. Held off until the last mile. Very good value -only $30 race day fee including shirt. Did maintain pace near 9 minutes the entire race - target was 2 hours.

549
36
10/01/2011
1:03:24.5
10:12.3
57.0
0:46:51.9
Wide Open Paces 10K
Fair Oaks IN
2 (51+)
Very disappointed by this race. Ludicrous age groups (only 1 award - a printed certificate per age group) and race distances more like 3M/6M than 5K/10K. Same distance to finish from the last mile marker. I won't be doing this one again.

550
37
10/29/2011
0:26:05.6
8:23.9
66.9
0:19:23.7
Manda's Race 5K
Chesterton IN
2 (70-74)
Decent price with shirt on race day. Good traffic control. Long time spent on drawing/raffle. Awards haven't improved. Couldn't catch Fred. Bob had a good run on his new knees!

551
38
11/06/2011
0:52:35.0
8:27.7
68.7
0:38:51.9
Canal Connection 10K
Utica IL
2 (70-74)
Great competition each year. First time for an award here! Great sweatshirt, good food, scenic run - a little windy this year. Norm went to the race with me - his first time at this one.

552
39
11/12/2011
0:59:41.1
9:36.3
60.6
0:44:06.8
Panther Pounce 10K
Westville IN
1 (70-74)
Poorly run event - Matt's registration lost. Mile markers off (double loop!), poor water stops, mediocre awards.

553
40
12/10/2011
1:00:33.2
9:44.7
59.7
0:44:45.3
Rillito River Run 10K
Tucson AZ
3 (60+)
Age groups and awards suck! Not prepared to run out here in AZ yet. Over 5 minutes slower than last year. Very low key event.

12/31/2011
Gold Cup Competition

1 (70-74)
1st Place 1000 Points
Fred Fleming 2nd
Gideon Falk 3rd

Gold Cup Competition