/Race Coverage

Zooma Texas half marathon: race report

Tracking the weather the week before the race, I suspected this race would be a shitshow. And I knew it was going to be a hilly route. I prepared for the hills (and distance) in my training, and I started hydtrating several days in advance. But even though this was my 17th half-marathon, I vastly underestimated [...]

Redemption and Celebration Highlight Jack’s Generic Triathlon

AUSTIN, Texas, August 7, 2017 — On Sunday, August 6th, nearly 700 people participated in the 15th Annual Jack’s Generic Triathlon (JGT) at Lake Pflugerville – near Austin, Texas. Participants, including Amy Marsh, 4x IRONMAN Champion and Acute Myeloid Leukemia survivor, competed against themselves, a steady wind, and the rest of the field to accomplish [...]

2017-10-19T00:32:02-05:00 Categories: News, Race Coverage, Triathlons|

Tri Doc 5K: Melissa’s race report

Spoiler alert: I did not start first, nor did I finish first. I managed to place third in my age group though–yes, out of more than three people! And I won a raffle prize. But first things first. I went into the race with pretty low expecations. I’m running two races in Cleveland, Ohio next [...]

2019-08-14T16:53:11-05:00 Categories: 5k, Melissa's Corner, News, Race Coverage|

40th Anniversary Capitol 10K

Saturday morning, my BRF Sara and I headed down to the Cap 10K expo at the Palmer Events Center. Not ones to wait in line and pay for the privilege to park in the garage, we found free parking a few blocks away and walked across to the venue. After all, we're picking up stuff [...]

The final Austin 10/20: race report

I've run the Austin 10/20 every year except the first one, and each time my friend and I said we won't do it again. The course isn't terribly scenic (Burnet Road, anyone?) and there's not a lot of crowd support other than inside The Domain. Miles 8-9 follow the Mopac frontage road up the kind of [...]

Austin Half Marathon Expo + Race Report

Austin Half Marathon Expo + Race Report After I finished this race in 2014, I swore I’d never run it again. Yes, it’s Austin’s hometown race, it’s well-organized and draws great crowds. But it’s hilly, and February weather is a total crap-shoot. I’d come out and cheered the last two years, and I much preferred [...]

The Largest 10K in Texas to Celebrate Its 40th: Statesman Cap10K

On March 12, 1978, Jimmy Carter was president, “Night Fever” by the Bee Gees was dancing at No. 1 and the Statesman Capitol 10,000 was warming up for its first race in Austin. On April 23, 2017, the largest 10K in Texas, presented by Baylor Scott & White Health, will be off to the races [...]

2017 3M Half Marathon and a Dose of Texas Wind

3M Half Marathon always has slightly different weather, but for 2017 is was slightly crazy. The weather was lower 50’s with winds in the 20 mph range with heavy gusts. The only blessing that came from nature was the absence of rain. The large number of runners were eager to run in this 13.1 mile [...]

Thousands Aim for PR at 23rd Annual 3M Half Marathon

AUSTIN, Texas, January 17, 2017 -- High Five Events, one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States, is excited to produce the 2017 3M Half Marathon. The 23rd installment of Downhill to Downtown will take place on Sunday, January 22nd. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. and feature a [...]

Planning Checklist For Your Next Race (Maybe Houston Marathon)

To help ensure you have everything you need prior to your race, on race day, and even after, we have provided a check list. All runners, new and experienced, should use this check list to ensure a successful race! Race Week Check List: Start 4 days (local races) to 7 days (destination races) before your [...]

Houston Marathon Information from Coach Jen

  HOUSTON MARATHON – It’s YOUR EXPERIENCE! Sunday, January 15th @ 7 AM The story I’m about to tell you applies to all of you—regardless of race distance or goal time.  I knew 2 athletes who were racing the 2012 Dallas Marathon; they had had fantastic training seasons & reasonable race goals.  On race day, [...]

Dallas Marathon Recap

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Local Track Coach Keith Pierce Holds Off Charge from 2015 Champion Logan Sherman to Take 2016 BMW Dallas Marathon Victory Former Ursuline High School soccer star runs away with PR win in women’s marathon Official results: 2016 BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon, Behringer Relay and Pro Relay Challenge   Full event [...]

Dallas Marathon to Stream Live on December 11th.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   2016 BMW Dallas Marathon to stream live on WFAA.com; three-hour broadcast airs on WFAA-TV December 11 Follow all the action in 2016 BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon, Behringer Relay and Pro Relay Challenge   DALLAS (December 8, 2016) – WFAA-TV, the Dallas-Fort Worth ABC affiliate, will air the 46th BMW Dallas [...]

Capital to Coast Relay Recap

This was the transition area for my first leg. I have always wanted to run a relay race. Not a regular relay race, but a long distance relay race. There are several good ones out there: Hood to Coast, Ragnar, Independence Relay and others. While I have had the desire to run one, [...]

2017-10-19T00:32:07-05:00 Categories: News, Race Coverage, Relays, Road Races|Tags: , , |