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Tri Doc 5K: Melissa’s race report

Tri Doc 5K: Melissa’s race report

I’ve never been #1 in a race before. 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 […]

Melissa

About Melissa

About the Author: Melissa Cooper started running in 2011 with Couch to 5K. In the summer of 2012, in what seemed like a leap, she joined Rogue Running and completed her first half-marathon–San Antonio Rock and Roll–later that year. Finishing San Antonio was supposed to be a one-time bucket list thing, but these days her half-marathon total is at double digits (and climbing). Her favorite race distance is probably the ten-miler. By day, she is a middle school teacher who juggles work and life and running—sometimes even successfully. You can follow her running blog at https://ithoughttheysaidrum.wordpress.com/

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Vern’s No Frills 5K

Vern’s No Frills 5K

April 15 marked the eighth anniversary of Vern’s No Frills 5K, a timed race held the third Saturday of every month at Berry Springs Park in Georgetown. It costs $1, and you can buy a t-shirt or tech shirt if […]

Melissa

About Melissa

About the Author: Melissa Cooper started running in 2011 with Couch to 5K. In the summer of 2012, in what seemed like a leap, she joined Rogue Running and completed her first half-marathon–San Antonio Rock and Roll–later that year. Finishing San Antonio was supposed to be a one-time bucket list thing, but these days her half-marathon total is at double digits (and climbing). Her favorite race distance is probably the ten-miler. By day, she is a middle school teacher who juggles work and life and running—sometimes even successfully. You can follow her running blog at https://ithoughttheysaidrum.wordpress.com/

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Shiner Beer Run race report

Shiner Beer Run race report

Last year, one of my BRFs and I went to Shiner as spectators. She had registered early because it sells out fast, but by the time race day came around she was injured so we decided to go and cheer […]

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My First ‘Race’

My First ‘Race’

I got my first taste of road racing as an intern for the 2007 Austin Marathon and Half Marathon. Yeah, I wasn’t even a runner, but that quickly changed. I became immersed in the Austin running culture and smitten with the idea that another sport (besides football and baseball) would allow me to push myself and test my limits. Throughout the years there have been plenty of road races, completing many 5Ks, 10Ks, and even a marathon (2015 Austin!). But I’ve never raced; never thought of winning. I’ve never wanted to win; never thought I could win. I’ve never worked to better my time to win. I’ve never trained and pushed myself to win.

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Sunshine Run On Tap for Sunday; Record Field Expected

Sunshine Run On Tap for Sunday; Record Field Expected

Spring has always meant 5-K racing season in Austin and even though the number of races has diminished, there are still several races left such as the Purple Stride 5-K at Arbor Trails in south Austin (May 7th), the Daisy 5-K at Camp Mabry on May 28th and the Stars and Stripes 6-K, also at Camp Mabry (May 30). This Sunday (May 8) is the biggest and best of the bunch: The third annual Silicon Labs Sunshine Run.

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Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes and Idle Gossip (Nov. 5, 2015)

Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes and Idle Gossip (Nov. 5, 2015)

The University of Texas has a long, distinguished track history and, over the years, has won 11 NCAA team championships. But UT has never been a distance power comparable to such historically strong programs such as Oregon, Stanford, Colorado, Wisconsin or Arkansas.

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Fastest 5K of Series Closes Out Summer Driveway 5K

Fastest 5K of Series Closes Out Summer Driveway 5K

Those who have been around the Austin running scene for a few years remember the Summer Stampede events. The last one – which we wrote about here – was August 2013. And while it hasn’t yet brought out Stampede icons Leslie Barclay and Frank Livaudais – Luke’s Locker and Cadence Sports are on their way to returning a low-key, low-entry fee event to the market.

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Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes and Idle Gossip (June 11, 2015)

Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes and Idle Gossip (June 11, 2015)

What’s the most important race in Austin? Is it the Austin Marathon? 3M? Cap 10? Or maybe it’s the Run for the Water 10-Miler? Just one man’s opinion, but the most important annual race in Austin is the Moonlight Margarita Run 5-K which just so happens to be tonight.

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Luke’s Driveway Series Resumes Tomorrow Night

Luke’s Driveway Series Resumes Tomorrow Night

The weather hasn’t been cooperative for the summer-long Luke’s Locker Driveway Series, but tomorrow night (Wednesday, June 3rd) looks like it will be clear and precipitation-free. Although the series started two weeks ago, only that first race has been held. (Last week’s was canceled because of the record rainfall.) Tomorrow night’s 3.2-mile run/race will begin at 7 p.m. On-site registration is from 6-6:30 and the entire 14-week series will be contested at the Driveway Austin Motorsport Track (8400 Delwau Lane) where the Driveway Crit series of bike races are also held.

Wish

About Wish

Bob “Wish” Wischnia has more than 30 years of running industry experience across publishing, retail, web, and race organization. An Arizona State University alum, Wischnia has been a runner virtually his entire life, still competing in track and road race competitions. And in the free time he’s not pounding the pavement? He’s swimming, cycling, and catching days on the green.

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Carl Stones Edges out High School Rival Rory Tunningley in Sunshine Run

Carl Stones Edges out High School Rival Rory Tunningley in Sunshine Run

If ever a race name was apropos, it was the Sunshine Run 5-K and 10-K on Sunday morning. There simply could not have been a better spring morning for the second running of this event: Clear skies, dry weather, temps in the low 60s and brilliant sunshine.

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2nd Annual Sunshine Run 5K/10K Leads Busy Race Weekend

Spring has always meant 5-K racing season in Austin and even though that season is drawing to a close, there are still several races left such as the Ants in Your Pants in Pflugerville and the Daisy 5-K at Camp Mabry next weekend. But this Sunday is more jam packed than usual with options in just about every city from San Antonio to Dallas and Fredericksburg to Bryan/College Station. In total we have 29 event listings on our Race Calendar for May 2nd and 3rd.

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Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes and Idle Gossip (April 16, 2015)

Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes and Idle Gossip (April 16, 2015)

As far back as I can remember, I’ve always been a writer. I started getting paid to write when I was about 15 and since then, I’ve written hundreds, maybe thousands of articles, about every topic imaginable. But I had never written a eulogy until last weekend.

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