A full-service race event timing and production company based in Fort Worth. ChampionChip or Cronotrack (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.
Mud runs; glow runs; dye runs, etc. Should these ''fun'' events be listed on the road-race Calendar?
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
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.
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.
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.
Book your running (or other outdoor activity) adventure and join others for fun trips while enjoying your favorite activity. We go to many of the popular destinations, including Boston, Paris, Oregon. Visit the website.
Bill Berenson, 59, is a top rated injury attorney and fellow runner. He has run marathons in almost every state and Israel and qualified for Boston in most of them.
Luke's at Montgomery Plaza in Fort Worth has several ongoing training programs from marathon to 5K, including year-round nine-week sessions. Luke's also has weekly social runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 a.m., and 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. For details, visit www.lukeslocker.com or call 817-877-1448.
Luke’s Locker (the original running store) is Texas’ premier running and fitness specialty retailer. Luke’s offers the best footwear, clothing and accessories for the runner, walker and fitness enthusiast (cardio, yoga, speed, strength and conditioning). Luke’s specializes in excellent customer treatment and product knowledge.
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.
Join runners and walkers in memory of those who have served in the military and have given their lives by running or walking the Memorial Day 5K at Trinity Park on May 26. See more information.
Race directors, if looking for a great rate for your event shirts and a three-day ordering window before your event, then contact The Graphix Store. We will beat any written rate from other businesses, and after agreeing to our rates, you can order three days before your event (up to 5,000 shirts); that way there's no need to worry about not ordering enough or ordering too many shirts. We've been supplying schools and businesses since 2008. We provide free delivery in the DFW area. Call Dustin at Metro 817-429-7746, toll free 800-815-3047, e-mail info@TheGraphixStore.com. Visit our website at www.thegraphixstore.com
Cooler temperatures are here and that means it's time to start the Cox Running Club Group workouts at TCU.
The details: Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.,
TCU track (Lowden Track and Field Complex), 3750 W. Berry Street, Fort Worth.
Be warmed up and ready to run
The new Cox Running Club was announced at the 2012 Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon 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.
The Irving Marathon is moving its venue from the Campion Trails to the Irving Convention Center for the April 5 event that also features a half marathon, 10K, 5K and 1-mile fun run. See information Calendar page or at the website.
Being a chiropractor and a runner, Dr. Lauren Letz recognizes the importance of maintaining optimum health in order to maximize running performance and prevent injuries. ''No matter the amount of time or distances you run,'' noted Dr. Letz, ''continual preventative chiropractic care helps prevent injuries associated with running. For the past five years, we have worked hard to help runners in Fort Worth on their path to wellness. We want to help you. Do not wait until you are hurting; get your initial consultation today. At Path to Wellness Chiropractic, we will work to create the best personalized care for you and your spine.
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Neurological Exam; Orthopedic Exam; Spinal X-Rays; Consultation; Report of Findings. Normally $279; for Clines Running Corner visitors $40. Call For an appointment today at 817-348-8488 or visit www.pathtowellnesschiropractic.com. Located at 501 Carroll St. #612, Fort Worth (at Montgomery Plaza). Path to Wellness is the exclusive chiropractic sponsor for the Fort Worth Runners Club and Cox Racing Services. For more information about Path to Wellness, please click here.
Cowtown winners come through again at The Woodlands
Lamech Mosoti and Dehininet Jara, winners of the male and female marathon in course-record fashion at The Cowtown, didn't take much rest time before winning again. Mosoti ran a 2:19:30 and Jara a 2:44:57 to win the Woodlands Marathon on March 1. Jara, 30, was not closely challenged for the female title, but Mosoti had to hold off Joseph Mutinda, who finished about 11 seconds behind. The two winners, whose times were almost two minutes slower than at Cowtown, added to their Cowtown loot by earning $4,000 each.
Olympian cheers on runners at Race in the Park
By Fiona Green
Until today (March 1), my only brush with an Olympian was right before the 2008 White Rock Marathon when I met Joan Benoit Samuelson in the washroom of the W hotel. We exchanged typical pre-race banter and I was struck by how unassuming and normal she was. At the Southlake Race in the Park 5K on March 1, I met my second Olympian -- Darvis (Doc) Patton, who participated in the men's 4 x 100m relay in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics, winning a silver medal in both 2004 and 2012. Patton, 36, showed up for the morning race to support runners, pose for endless photographs and graciously answer questions and impress everyone with his humility and big smile.
When he was 35, Patton became the sixth fastest man in history to run 100 meters under any conditions with a 9.75 wind-aided win at the 2013 Texas Relays. Although he retired from competition in November, he clearly keeps in great shape. He and his family now live in Grand Prairie. He is a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) and occasionally serves as a Point of Light guest speaker at BBBS recruitment functions. According to his website "it is at these events where he emphasizes the importance of hard work, dedication, faith, accountability and perseverance" – characteristics he learned from his mentor Buzz Andrews, and those he says, "define a champion."
I spotted Patton at the finish line and commented on the fact that the course seemed somewhat long. His response "Are you finished already?" truly made my day. For the next few hours I walked around with a smile on my face thinking that one of the world's fastest sprinters had made, what I considered, a positive comment regarding my race time.
Overall winner was Tommy Pistana, a 33-year-old triathlete who has completed numerous Half Ironmans and two full Ironmans. Overall female was Laura Nelson, who has evidently recovered well from her Ultra last Sunday at Cowtown.
Although Saturday's course was somewhat challenging with hills and sections run on the grass, it also was estimated to be long by many runners, including Pistana whose 5K times are usually sub 20 minutes.
More March 1-2 Highlights
* Fort Worth sisters Marias Martinez and Eva Contreras were the top two women to cross the finish line at The Army Marathon in Temple on March 2. Evan won with a 3:16:48 and Eva trailed by a minute. This is the second time they have finished 1-2, the first being at the Miracle Match Marathon on Jan. 26 in Waco. Cora Turner of Alvarado, this websites 2013 Female Master Runner Of the Year was runner-up in the half marathon with a 1:30:57. Natasha Van Der Merwe of Auston won the women's race with a 1`:29:22.
* Emily Field, 32, of Dallas bounced back from her 2:52:29 Cowtown Marathon effort to win the Trinity River Levee 10K with a 36:58. At Cowtown, Emily was the third female finisher and about 10 minutes behind the course-record winner Dehininet Jara. This was at least Emily seventh overall female victory since the first of the year. The female winner in the 5K was masters runner Sheila Natho, 48, of Dallas with a 19:52. She has at least two other overall victories this year.
* Cathy Buchanan, who won the 5K female masters title at Cowtown last week, added another masters award to her collection at the Choose Life 5K in Fort Worth by finishing in 20:54.1. The female winner was Emily Van Dyken, 30, of Fort Worth with a 19:47.5 (19:27.1 chip time). Chris Hudson, a 14-year-old from Arlington, won the male race with an 18:25.7, and masters winner was Peter Beauvais, 52, of DeSoto with an 18:57.
* Brady Henderson, a 10-year-old from Hurst, posted a 22:58 at the Run In the Park in Keller over a course most runners deemed a little long (read Fiona Green's report above).
* While Leon Frayre, 34, won the Dash For the Beads in Dallas with a 17:50, female winner Claire Trotter, 19, of University Park was fourth overall with a 19:18.
* Two 11-year-olds finished high in two races. Rory Costigan of Richardson zipped across the finish line with an 18:50 for a fourth overall finish at the Eagle-Mustang 5K in Richardson and Matthew Gonzalez was fourth overall at the St. Rita's School 50th Anniversary 5K in Dallas with a 21:12. Mike Hummel, 35, won the Eagle-Mustang race with a 16:45.
Rock 'n' Roll Dallas and MetroPCS Dallas Marathon
offering dual medal
Competitor Group, organizers of the Rock 'n' Roll Dallas Half Marathon and the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon have announced a special combo medal for participants who complete the marathon or half marathon this year. The Dallas Duo medal has a spinning boot with the names of each event on opposite sides. The Rock 'n' Roll Dallas is scheduled March 23 and the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon and Half Marathon is Dec. 14. See more information at the Rock 'n' Roll website.
DRC forming an elite team
The Dallas Running Club, who has been working with Olympic Trials qualifier and this website's 2013 Male Runner of the Year, Enoch Nadler, is starting the DRC Elite Team. The purpose is to create a team working together to improve the running elite scene and running scene as a whole. Interested applicants should apply if they are interested in team training and racing together in the DRC Elite uniform. Runners must meet standards from the 5K to the marathon. The standards and application form is posted here.
Runner in the Spotlight
David Holtsford is the newest Runner in the Spotlight. David, 52, of Lipan didn't start running until he was 46 and he has made great strides since that difficult start to become one of the better masters runner in the DFW area. Read more about David.
Enoch Nadler is Male Runner of the Year
Enoch Nadler, who blazed to several PRs as he won races in the DFW area and competed outside the state in his march toward qualifying for the marathon Olympic Trials, has been selected the 2013 Male Runner of the Year. The former University of Florida runner who moved to Richardson in 2012, has quite an impressive lists of personal-best times and victories. Enoch also helps and trains with fellow competitors. He did qualify for the Trials by dipping below the 1:05 qualifying time at Houston in January, running a PR of 1:03:55. Read more about Enoch.
Jessica Smith selected as Female Runner of the Year
It took Jessica Smith several weeks to get in the competitive running groove again after sustaining a broken foot about two years ago. But when she did start hitting her stride, the former Richland High School standout and now mother of two zipped to the front of the line at most of the races she entered. The 36-year-old Trophy Club resident won at least 29 overall titles and closed out the year with a 17:47.46 at the New Year's Eve Run at Trinity Park. Among her other victories were the 5K at the DRC Half, the Lake Joe Pool 5K, Mayfest 5K and the 5K at the Irving Marathon. She also dominated the Trinity 5000 series. Besides rebounding from the broken foot, she also has corrected an iron deficiency all the while caring for a daughter who has methylmalonic acidemia. Read more about Jessica.
Todd Reynolds is Male Masters Runner of the Year
Todd Reynolds has a running streak of more than 2,300 consecutive days, runs an average of 50 miles a week at about a 7-minute pace, and excels at long distances. Last year, he hauled off at least 18 masters titles, including the Cowtown Ultra for the third consecutive time. He also earned victories at the Honored Hero 20-mile, the Fort Worth Marathon, and he was the overall victor at the El Scorcho 50K. For those successes and others, Todd, 46, of Burleson, has been selected the 2013 Male Masters Runner of the Year for this website. Read more about Todd. The male and female runners of the year will be announced Friday and Saturday.
Cora Turner is Female Masters Runner of the Year
Because of all the talented runners in the DFW area, it is difficult and nearly impossible to select Runners of the Year. But Cora Turner, an unassuming teacher from Alvarado, notched impressive overall and masters victories, usually against stiff competition, and has been selected this website's 2013 Female Runner of the Year. What put her a step ahead of the other candidates was her masters victories at the DRC Half, the Dallas Race For the Cure, the FWRC Labor Day 15K and the Lake Joe Pool Pumpkin 10K. She also had at least six overall female victories to go along with her at least eight masters victories in DFW races. Cora uses running to present herself as an example to her children and others, but doesn't place running at the forefront of her life. She puts her running in perspective with family and career. Read about Cora.
Note No. 2: If you haven't read the runners' comments about events, it offers some insights about area races. There have been some new comments posted, so visit the page. Comments might help you decide where to or where not to run.
The 8th annual Run For Sarah 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run is scheduled April 5 at Trinity Park, Pavilion #1. Visit the website for details and registration.
Comments and PRs
There have been a few new runners' comments about races, and a few personal bests posted the past few days. However, they have been far and few between. Please click the link above or click here to submit comments, whether good or bad, about an event or events. Comments could help other runners decide whether they want to participate at that particular event or maybe comments will help race directors solve any particular problems. Regarding Personal Records: You can submit your all-time PR and your most recent PR in your particular age division. The PR listings are for the age division you are in currently. In for example, you ran a 22-minute 5K on the day before you turned, say, 40, and then ran a 22:05 a week after you turned 40, then you have a new PR in your new age division even though you ran faster a week ago. These listed need a lot more names and times; distances are 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon. The links also are on the menu above, and the PR links are below that.
REMINDER: Please submit your new PRs, whether 5K, 10K, Half Marathon or Marathon. Remember, too, that if you have advanced into another age division, then you will set a PR in that age division the first time you run a race. Also please submit comments about races and rate them. This might help others decide which race to enter and could offer constructive feedback to race directors. Race directors also have a chance to comment about the feedback.
Note: Search for names, events, stories, etc., on this site. The search box is located on the Calendar page, just above the RunTIME Racing Services logo. It's an easy way to find old articles, previous times, etc., providing they have not been deleted.