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

2016

Life Time
Races

This Year
 

Date
Finish Time
(Pace)
Age Graded
%
Time
 
Race
Age Group Place
 
 
Comments
 
 
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670
1
01/01/2016
0:30:56.0
9:57.4
59.6
0:21:46.6
Cocoa Run 5K
Oro Valley AZ
Race Route Map
2 (70-74)
Good morning for a race. Warmed up enough to take off the winter running stuff. Able to run the entire race even though breathing hard. Cocoa was more like chocolate milk - not hot.

Cocoa Run 5K

671
2
01/17/2016
1:00:46.0
9:46.8
62.8
0:42:34.0
Sun Run 10K
Tucson AZ
Race Route Map
3 (70-74)
A lot slower than last year. Hoping to be in shape by Cinco de Mayo 10K

Sun Run 10K

672
3
01/24/2016
0:42:18.9
10:34.7
56.9
0:29:41.8
Even slower than last year. Several new 70 years olds so I wasn't even close to an award. Breakfast was OK but not great.

Sunrise at Old Tucson Trail Run 4

673
4
02/13/2016
1:05:58.0
10:37.0
57.8
0:46:12.6
Cupid's Chase 10K
Oro Valley AZ
Race Route Map
1 (70-74)
Not very well organized - no port-a-johns, no water on the course. Price was decent, nice shirt and nice medals for age group award and finisher medal

Cupid's Chase 10K

674
5
02/14/2016
0:41:26.0
10:21.5
58.1
0:29:04.7
Course altered in the stadium - up the south end and down the north end. Could actually see the football field. Breakfast and a drink at Gentle Ben's after the race. Awards still suck!

675
6
02/21/2016
0:09:27.0
9:27.0
56.7
0:06:32.5
Not really motivated but did it anyway. Course reversed from last year - was harder for me because of the longer and steeper grades.

676
7
03/05/2016
0:31:07.8
10:01.2
59.2
0:21:54.9
No beer this year or anything else except this bright green shirt!

Spring XC Classic Men's 5K

677
8
03/13/2016
0:29:06.5
9:22.1
63.4
0:20:29.5
Marana 5000
Marana AZ
Race Route Map
3 (70-74)
Best 5K in a year! Felt good with energy for the entire race. Beat Don in the last mile.

Marana 5000

678
9
04/09/2016
1:20:42.8
10:54.4
56.7
0:56:36.1
Managed to run about 3.25 miles before walk/run. Did good in the 5th mile and then slowed down. Still had to walk a 100 yards on that last hill. Only 3 men over 70 this year!

Sabino Canyon Sunset Run 7.4 Miler

679
10
04/16/2016
0:31:06.0
10:00.6
59.3
0:21:53.7
Nut Run 5K
Sahuarita AZ
Race Route Map
2 (70-74)
Walked/ran a couple of miles to loosen up. Ankle didn't hurt so able to run at a decent pace.

Nut Run 5K

680
11
05/01/2016
1:01:43.2
9:56.0
61.8
0:43:14.1
Very tough race. About 2.5 minutes faster than last year but 3rd place was about 7 minutes ahead of me.

Cinco de Mayo 10K Run

681
12
05/08/2016
0:28:44.7
9:15.1
64.2
0:20:14.2
Best race pace in 12 months although 22 seconds slower than last year.

Tucson 5000 5K

682
13
05/28/2016
0:30:57.2
9:57.8
59.6
0:21:47.5
Not as hot as last 2 years but it seemed like it. Pretty boring event unless you are an RRCA winner.

Meet Me Downtown 5K Night Run/Walk

683
14
06/18/2016
0:30:31.0
9:49.3
60.4
0:21:29.0
First race in Brandi Fenton park in 4 years. Easy to get to. Only awards were 1st man , 1st woman and 1st dad. Had hoped for a better time but couldn't get close to a 9 minute mile.

Dash for Dad 5K

684
15
07/04/2016
0:31:24.0
10:06.4
59.7
0:21:44.9
Very humid this morning. First race over age 75. Had hoped for better time but faded badly after a mile. Paul was way ahead.

Freedom Run 5K

685
16
07/10/2016
0:51:25.7
10:17.1
60.1
0:35:28.8
2+ Minutes slower than last year so Don beat me by about 2 minutes. Still got a rooster though!

Run with the Roosters 5 Miler

686
17
07/23/2016
0:31:45.0
10:13.2
59.0
0:21:59.4
No mud this year. Slight course change. No energy - 2 weeks of harder training took it's toll. It seemed quite humid. Bought 4 extra shirts for family since a picture of me was on the shirt.

Breeze in the Trees 5K

687
18
07/31/2016
0:29:58.0
9:38.7
62.6
0:20:45.3
Low key race. Awards (small towel) not worth keeping. Started at ~6:00 AM so it was dark when I got there at 5:00 AM to sign up. Not much for refreshments. Used a path under Oracle Road. Don beat me by about a minute.

Round Up at the Ranch 5K

688
19
08/13/2016
0:30:58.0
9:58.0
60.5
0:21:26.9
Too humid and too many kids goofing off. Bright red shirt this year. Talked to Jay Lindberg. Price increase of 25% from last year!

Run to Remember 5K

689
20
08/14/2016
1:08:23.0
11:00.3
56.7
0:47:07.8
Very tough race. Couldn't run up any of the hills. Not in very good shape considering Saguaro is 3 weeks away. But I got my tombstone award!

Tombstone Vigilantes 10K

690
21
08/20/2016
0:33:08.0
10:39.9
56.6
0:22:56.9
Tough course going out (+275' elevation gain) and great coming back. Had a good pace in mile 3 (~9:30).

Colossal Cave 5K Road Race

691
22
09/05/2016
1:27:54.0
10:59.3
57.4
1:00:41.1
Couldn't maintain the pace needed to set the state age 75 record (a minute a mile slower!). Managed to beat Don and Gary ran the 5K so I should get first place in the Grand Prix this year. Shirts very nice this year but awards still suck!

Saguaro National Park Labor Day 8-Miler

692
23
09/18/2016
0:27:35.0
9:11.7
64.8
0:18:46.7
In Brandi Fenton park. Thought I was doing great but the mile markers were off by as much as .1 miles. Total course was under 3 miles (advertised as a 5K). Medal and a box of Thin Mints for awards.

Thin Mint Sprint 3

693
24
10/02/2016
0:47:16.5
9:30.6
65.0
0:32:36.9
Good pace even with a little humidity. Caught Gary once and beat Don by 4 minutes. Nancy passed me with 50 yards to go. Awards suck as usual. Gave my $25 shoe certificate to Nancy.

694
25
10/22/2016
1:11:28.0
11:30.1
54.2
0:49:15.3
Oracle 10K
Oracle AZ
Race Route Map
2 (70+)
Another warm day for this race even though it started an hour earlier. Had to walk a lot given my poor conditioning. Over a minute a mile slower than the last time. Barely managed to beat Don. First place went to an out-of-towner. $45 for race day sign-up. Probably won't do this one again.

Oracle 10K

695
26
10/30/2016
2:29:52.3
11:26.4
56.2
1:43:50.7
I met most of my targets for this race (under 65 minutes for mile 6 and 2:30 overall) but I still did the run/walk beginning around mile 11. Gary had a great race and Jim did not so Gary clinched 2nd in the Grand Prix.

A-Mountain Half Marathon

696
27
11/12/2016
1:30:28.0
10:46.2
58.7
1:02:28.6
Almost hit my target of 90 minutes. Not a lot of drive this year. Very cool when signing up but warmed up as the sun rose over the trees.

The Pecan Classic 8.4

697
28
11/24/2016
0:33:05.6
10:39.1
56.6
0:22:55.2
About the same as last year - cool for the women's races and OK for the men's race. Wore my Valpo Turkey Trot long sleeved tech shirt.

Thanksgiving Cross Country Classic 5K

698
29
12/17/2016
0:33:00.0
10:37.3
56.8
0:22:51.3
First time for this race. A little more than 70 minutes driving time - easy to get to with lots of parking. Last minute changes due to expected overnight rain and low temperatures today caused some delay in the start. The indoor shelter was appreciated.

Vali Jingle Trail 5K

12/31/2016
Grand Prix Competition

1 (70-74)
Mike Wilson 1st 326 Points
Gary Giese 2nd 302 Points
James Brown 3rd Place 263 Points

Grand Prix Competition