The 37th Annual Decker Challenge is the third oldest race in Austin, behind the ARC Daisy 5K and the venerable Capitol 10K. The usual story of the Austin Runners Club Decker Challenge starts with the weather. But as our resident Kiwi Keith Dowland said before the race “the runners are spoiled”. 44F, zero mph wind at 8am, this is not your usual Decker weather.
Austin is justifiably proud to be called the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Perhaps Austin Mayor Steve Adler should also proclaim our fair city as the “Beer Mile Capital of the World.” After two beer mile world records were set last night at the second World Beer Mile Championships held in the parking lot of the Austin American Statesman, Austin is certainly the epicenter of the Beer Mile universe.
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.
Ali Mendez didn't think she was going to be able to chase down Cythnia Jerop of Grand Prarie (by way of Kenya) for just shy of 9.5 miles at the third annual Austin 10/20. But after keeping Jerop in her sights and within range the entire race - never trailing by more than 10 seconds [...]
CEDAR PARK--When folks running the Rogue Distance Festival poked their heads outside early Sunday morning, they were shocked by the unexpected balmy 58 degrees and calm conditions. Cold front? What cold front? But, by the time, the 1100 runners reached the starting line in the Cedar Park HS parking lot, they knew all too well [...]
Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot (5 Miles) Top Three Female 1. Rachel Baptista 29:19 2. Chris Kimbrough 29:41 3. Genna Hartung 29:45 Top Three Male 1. Rory Tunningley 24:09 2. Christopher Galvin 25:08 3. Noah Tunningley 25:17 Tanger Outlet Turkey Trot (4 Miles) Top Three Female 1. Karen Rosales 31:44 2. Kelly Beard 32:27 3. [...]
About 300 participants, of both the two and four legged variety, lined up for the 2013 Donkey and Doggy Dash 5k. The 52 degree start temperature incited a ripple of excitement and chattering teeth, even amongst the more sedate donkey spectators. This year's course route mirrored last year's route. Athletes started and finished near BJ's [...]
If this was the final race for the IBM Uptown Classic 10-K at The Domain—and in all likelihood it was—it couldn't have been a more perfect send off for the 19th annual running of this event. On a morning that must have been created by the running gods (clear with a temp of 57 degrees, [...]
AUSTIN - Formerly known as the Austin Marathon Relay, the Car2Go Marathon Relay commenced in crisp, 60 degree temperatures, a welcome relief from the doggedly predictable summer heat. Furthermore, the majority of runners for all legs finished before the temperature rose above 80 degrees...not bad for a relay of marathon distance. This year, the relay [...]
LEANDER--It would be difficult to imagine a more perfect way to get the fall racing season underway than the Rogue Rescue Run 5-K on Sunday morning. Clear, even unseasonably chilly and with light winds, the Rogue 5-K was a welcome relief from the heat and humidity of summer. For most of the record field of [...]
Swim Start I’m sure many of you have browsed intensely for a post race wrap-up on this year’s Jack’s Generic Triathlon. Sorry for the delay, I was on the road for a race. With the new event location and race distance, we have a lot to talk about… The decision to add the [...]