Age Group Place
Pretty cold for Tucson. Slower than last year but fewer speedsters. Paul was in top age group (75+) so I managed to get 2nd place.
Interesting setting - old west movie set. Actually saw the Moon setting before the race in addition to the sun rise! Fairly rough trails - some single track for long stretches.
On the UA campus - double loop including ramps in the football stadium. I walked up the ramps and lost to Don Branaman who ran up. Award was a $5 gift certificate - 1st was a piece of art. I'll have to do better next year!
Pretty hot even for Tucson this early in the year (late in the winter?). Started 9 minutes late - not much energy in this heat. Only person over 60 in the 10K.
The real runners showed up this year. Tied for 5th but 6.5 minutes slower than the winner. Talked to Dave Mellady (recovering from a heart attack last September!) and Dennis Brewer (snow bird from Minnesota).
Cold and windy. Same slow pace as in AZ. No competition this year. Tried to catch Bob Maszak in the last half mile but could hardly gain on him. 7 year string of 1st places for this race! Good to see the runners who were in Boston on Monday.
Cool and windy on new course at County Line Orchard. Last 3 miles in the orchard - fortunately not too wet! Pushed hard by Bob Edwards - finally pulled away in the orchard. No official RRCA State 10 mile Senior Grand Master Champion this year.
Cross Country race at Sunset Hill County Park. Light sprinkles. Good day for running - not too much mud/water on the course.
Warm day. Breeze in your face on the way back. Couldn't get up any speed. Fortunately, no competition this year.
Nice cooling breeze off the lake going east. Beach as firm as I can remember. The dunes were very dry and difficult. New bike trail eliminated some of the sand.
A lot cooler this time. Over a minute slower than two years ago when I won 60-69. Now 2nd in 70-74.
Course slightly changed from last year - should be OK now. Generic medals this year with inscription on the back. Started 10 minutes late. Very humid but overcast so it wasn't too bad.
Warm and very humid. Couldn't get up any speed. New race celebrating the history of John Dillinger in the area. No chip timing. Results will take a day or two to produce.
Very hot and humid. Hoped to finish within 50 minutes. Only 1 water stop on the course at mile 1. Extreme weather approaching mile 4 - high winds (60+mph), rain and sleet. Very poorly run event - had to really look for water at the end. Refreshments were apples and peaches! Couldn't hear much at the awards ceremony.
Humid but tolerable. Very low key race. Course changed because of flooding so it was less than a 10K. Awards only for Overall Male and Female. Easy to reach via Route 30. Started at 9:00 AM EDT so I could leave home around 6:00 AM.
Beautiful day for a race! 65°, sunny and moderate humidity. Got beat by Mario Davila again but a lot closer this time. Almost a minute faster than last year.
Warm and humid. Course seemed a little long. Fortunately, not much competition tonight. One more Gold Cup race to complete the requirement.
Decent temperature finally. New challenge to run a mile. Decent course but timing approximate (I really did break 8 minutes!). Not much food and only one free beer. Good to see many friends.
Good temperature for a change. Nearly 3 minutes faster than last year. Liana came down for the race (5th place award in 40-44!) and enjoyed the beer (Summer Shandy!) after the race.
Another hot one for the Sundowner - saw 97° on the car thermometer on the way over. Cooled down a little by race time. Jose came with me. Enjoyed the beer.
Cold front didn't come through last night so still in the 70's and humid at race start. Bob Edwards was there so had to try and stay ahead of him. Cowbell awards again.
Very humid (foggy on the way over). Mario beat me by about 30 seconds - mostly in the second mile.
High humidity (fog on the way to the race) plus moderate temerature (72°) made it difficult to feel energetic. Was hoping to be faster than last week but was over 30 seconds slower. Got my 10th first place wooden shoe!
Really hoping for a good run after a hard week of training.. But no energy left. 3.5 minutes slower than I wanted. Small turn out because not a Gold Cup race this year. Ken Jankowski was 3 minutes ahead.
It's been nearly two years since my last half marathon. I was hoping my increased training miles would get me under 2:11 and it did. Whoopee! I felt OK the entire way - hoping for more energy for the next one to get closer to 2 hours.
Good weather day, slightly revised course from previous years. First year for this age group. Beaten by Mario Davila by 10.1 seconds.
Course directions not followed so only 3 miles for everyone. Great coupons in race bag - even got a shirt with race day sign-up. Not even close to Paul Pearson.
Cool with light rain. Over dressed to stay warm - took shirt off at 2 miles; hat off before 4 miles. Walked off the beach, up the hill and the steps. No competition so it didn't cost me anything.
First time for this race. Good, flat course, good weather, small turnout, easy to get to. No excuses for not doing better (except for the cold that showed up on Tuesday afternoon).
I was hoping I could be real close to 2 hours but only managed to be about 20 seconds faster than a month ago. Didn't feel real confident given a week with cold symptoms. Easy to get to, decent price, good shirt, decent course. Wrong turn by everyone but Tom & I was later corrected. Awards were beer glasses - from a race in the spring! Pretty low key event by Frank Johnson.
Very low key event, great race day price ($18) including shirt. No chips! Only 1 award per age group. Very slow after last Sunday's Half Marathon.
Got beat by 2.5 minutes by another runner I have not seen before. I was happy with my time as preparation for next week's Champions race. Took two miles on the warm up lap to actually get warm - was able to remove all the extra layers for the race. Had to remove gloves and hat after two miles during the race.
Windy but decent temperature. Extra Mile Champion's Race included in today's event - I won Champions Division and Paul Pearson won the Open Division (he was faster by a minute). Great jacket given to Champion's Division participants.
Missed my alarm and got up 15 minutes before I had to leave. Parking logistics at Marquette Park were terrible - had to pay! Decent course with good traffic control almost everywhere. Had US 12 blocked off! Getting out was a hassle - had to drive west to Lake Street. Mediocre awards (clay tile with a sticker). Finisher medal OK but with a sticker.
Beautiful fall day, couldn't maintain 8.5 minute pace, PUC Circuit medal.
First time for this one. Good flat course. Liana ran the race also. Very crowded in the tent after the race due to the chilly, windy conditions. Good shirt and good food. Porta johns limited.
Logistics for this race are very poor. Have to drive to a bus pick-up, ride 20+ miles to the start, stay in the bus for shelter, lose your seat when you make a pit stop, No shelter outside in the dark. No shelter at the finish. Had to walk a mile for Zann to pick me up. Poor performance for running down hill.
Gold Cup Competition
1st Place 1000 Points
Bob Edwards 2nd
Winston Steiniche 3rd