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.
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.
The 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.
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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Coming this green weekend
* Isn't St. Patrick's Day a reason to drink green beer? Or maybe it's to run? Or maybe a combination of the two. There certainly is no shortage of St. Patrick-themed events over the March 15-16 weekend, even though the official day is Monday. No doubt the biggest gathering will be at the St. Paddy's Day Dash Down Greenville in Dallas. There always is a sea of green-clad participants, many dressed in costumes. Registered participants also receive a green T-shirt. For the faster runners, prize money is the lure with the male and female winners earning $250; runners-up $200; third-place finishers $150; masters male and female winners $100. All cash winners also receive a custom jacket. Age group awards are a cider-shaped jug. The event benefits the North Texas Food Bank.
* For pickle lovers and for those looking for a longer test than a 5K (though there is that distance, too), the Best Maid St. Paddy's Pickle Run is scheduled in Mansfield and includes a 10K. And it's more than a running event; it's also a Palooza with bands, pickle playground, parade and costume and dance contests. So, grab your best pickle outfit and be there.
* The 3 Stacks Paddy Dash in Frisco has something for all ages -- a 50-yard dash for kids 8 and younger, a 1-mile fun run and a 5K. Registered participants also get a nice goodie back with a T-shirt, food from 3 Stacks, beer from Ben E. Keith, and a ticket to the Texas Legends basketball game.
* And speaking of cash awards, the Shamrock Shuffle 5K and Leprechaun Leap 1M in Dublin is offering cash to the overall male and female 5K winners.
* If Saturday's running and celebrating wasn't enough, the Fort Worth Runners Club offers another opportunity on Sunday with its Pre Saint Patrick's Day 5K. Recycle your Saturday costume and wear it for the 5K at Trinity Park in Fort Worth. With an $8 entry fee for FWRC members and a $12 fee for non-members, it's a bargain. Bring the kids, too, for the free 1K.
Emily Field wins again, thanks to high mileage
and cake-style donuts
By Fiona Green
Notching yet another victory Saturday morning (March 8) was 32-year-old Emily Field of Dallas who breezed through the Allen Eagle Run 5K course 17:31. Emily, who has won six other female titles this year in the DFW area, was only half a minute behind overall male winner 17-year-old Garrett Cole. Photo of the two winners was submitted by Denny Maietta.
Emily, one of the fastest women in the Metroplex, has been running for several years. Her current weekly mileage is around 100, which is almost a third of what she used to run as a teenager. In those days, Emily would run a 2-mile loop near her house and repeat the loop over and over again, sometimes for as long as 5 or 6 hours. For fueling, she had her car trunk packed full of her secret weapon -- cake-style donuts, which were easy for her to digest and had just the right balance of fat and carbs she needed to maintain her energy. You could never tell from her svelte figure that she is a donut lover.
Emily, who cross-trains by shooting hoops, currently has her sights set on the Rock 'n' Roll Half on March 23, where she hopes to run a sub 1:20. She already has won two half-marathon titles this year, at Lake Benbrook and the Texas Half, where she posted a 1:18:40. She ran a 1:24:37.9 at the more challenging Lake Benbrook Half.
Other March 8 highlights:
* Also at the Allen race, Laura Nelson, 48, of Grapevine added to her stockpile of trophies by winning the female masters title in 21:07, two seconds in front of Fiona Green, 49. The male masters winner was 41-year-old Vesko Rajovic with an impressive 17:14.
* There have been several young overall winners this year, and it happened again at the Leaping Leprechauns 5K in McKinney. London Culbreath, 12, won the female race with a 21:09.6. The male winner was Koby Styles, 30, brother of Kolin, who zipped in at 15:46. Kolin was a winner of several area races last year. In the 15K event, masters runner Jason Peacock, 41, won with a 58:37.5, while 17-year-old Kimberley Endo won the female race with a 1:02:49.2.
* Two Masters runners hauled off the overall awards at the Ridge Run 5K in Mansfield. Cathy Buchanan, 51, of Fort Worth won the female overall title with a 23:01 gun time (22:59.9 chip time) and John Morgan, 43, of Grand Prairie won the male race with a 19:17.2 (19:16.8).
Ron Winzen, Runner in the Spotlight
Ron Winzen has undergone two knee operations, but after months of rehabilitation, he has rebounded and become among the best in the 50-54 age division. He won the age division at Cowtown with a 19:17. Read more about Ron's incredible comeback.
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.
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.