Saturday, July 6, 2019

Volte Runs The Fourth Celebrating 243 Years of Dreams

From sea to shining sea.  That’s how we roll here at Volte Endurance.

And throw in a little southern pride too.

Voltes, friends and alumni ruled the racing day that was the Fourth of July, but, more importantly, we’re all certainly glad 57 guys had a dream that they put into action 243 years ago.

We like to think it’s worked out OK.

Couldn’t help but wondering when the first results of the morning came in on Thursday if George W. Bush had ever taken part in the Murdicks Run The Chop 5-Miler in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Whether or not any of the Bushes ever did, our Erica and Mike Coleman did.

Erica crossed the finish line in 43:45, while Mike stopped the clock in 47:21.

Down in Atlanta – well, Peachtree City – Dana Formon and Erika Sampson ran 6.2 miles with 60,636 or so friends in the Peachtree 10K.

One of the world’s largest races, Dana finished in 1:00:05 and Erika in 1:02:44.

Volte friend Vincent Attanucci from The Woodlands, who makes the trip nearly every year, came in at one hour and 12 seconds (1:00:12).  Vincent’s son, Daniel, was good for a time of 48:36 while his daughter-in-law, Leeann, posted a 1:12:05 finish.

“Done and dusted!” remarked Formon.  “Wished I could have run it faster, but there were just so many people (that) I could never find my pace (lots of bobbing and weaving throughout the entire race).

“The race course was fun though, and course support was top notch.”

Former Volte coach Adrienne Langelier was the 35th fastest female of just under 31,000 with a time of 41:21.  She was fourth in her 35-39 age group.

The first of the day to bring home hardware was Stephanie Stevenson at Covington, Louisiana’s Four on the Fourth.

She took third overall in the 45-49 division in 32:45 – a nice 8:12 per minute pace.

We had a good group that made it out to Mont Belvieu for the Texas Bud Heat Wave 5-Miler and Michelob Ultra 5K.

Rob Myers headed to the finish!  (Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)
Jerritt Park led us in the five-miler with a time of 37:07.  Rob Myers followed in 44:28, but it was Waverly Walk who was our only age-group winner as she nabbed third in the 20-24 division with a time of 53:07.

Waverly Walk getting the work done.  #GoFlames  (Photo courtesy of Letty Gonzalez)
Alfredo Gonzalez told the clock he was done at 1:11:52.

Four of our runners made the platform in the Michelob Ultra 5K.

Yaya Herrera took home the biggest prize of the morning with a 23:36 win in the women’s masters division.  First age group placings went to Brayden Park in 22:07 and Tammy Grado with her 25:28.  Paolo Biagi was second in his division in 24:14.

Layton Gill excited that the finish line is near.  (Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)
Coach Layton Gill posted a time of 25:40.  Llana Bingham and Debra Myers finished in 31:46 and 33:41, respectively.  Jimmy Baker finished in 36:09, just ahead of Amanda Becker and Katie Gill, who ran together in 36:26.

This proves that Debra Myers is just a bit more excited about running than Rob!
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)
Alvaro Trejo was our only Volte friend who ran the 5K, doing so in 26:06, while Sabina Lorca and Jim Braden were second and first, respectively, in their age groups in 39:21 and 54:07.

The legend, Jim Braden, still getting after it in an admirable time.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)
Julie Stevenson was also second in her division in 41:51.

Kim White led the remainder of our Volte friends in 40:47.  Sonia Carr posted a time of 46:21 while Lusi Trejo and Hector Lopez rounded out the bunch with marks of 55:43 and 57:08.

At the Run Wild 5K near downtown Houston, Christopher Branch led the way in 22:05, while Laura Godfrey and Judith Albarran followed in 22:14 and 24:18, respectively.

Can Laura's smile be any bigger after a great performance?
(Photo courtesy of Laura Godfrey)
Laura took third in her age group.

“Fun morning and a great time visiting with many of my running friends and beat my time from last year on this course by 22 seconds,” Laura said.  “Third place in my age group … I’ll take it!”

Judith’s son Isaac Rodriguez finished eight seconds in front of his Mom in 24:10, while Volte friend Rachel Stewart – sister of Volte alumni Landa Wright – finished in 26:30.

Volte friend Luis Murillo was second overall in 16:58.

Brothers Juan and Jose Murillo also took home hardware in 20:17 and 23:59, respectively, for second and first in their age groups.

Paul Rodriguez, Brittany Haddad and Cristina Gray completed our list of Volte friends at Run Wild 5K as they recorded times of 24:24, 25:58 and 29:14.

Lots of Volte alumni were there as well.

They included the following:  Meredith Moss - 20:38 1st AG, Alicia Anderson - 22:45 1st AG, Greg Nettleton - 23:00, Richard Tong - 23:03, Keri Amador - 23:14 3rd AG, Andrew Smith - 23:15,  Landa Wright - 24:05, Caitlin Addorisio - 24:30, Leanne Rosser - 24:52 2nd AG, Mike Kuykendall - 27:08, Marta Mixa - 28:39 1st AG, Jessy Orlando - 29:56, Yanira Montes - 29:59, Denise Powers - 30:04, Lauren Hoffart - 31:19, Debbie Tripp - 37:09, Melinda Ardoin - 38:13, Billy and Mary Carter - 1:05:04.

Congratulations to all!

And wrapping things up on the other coast on the Fourth of July was Kate Semmelrogge Thomas, who’s bouncing back from an injury.

She completed the Star’s and Stripes 5K in Concord, California in 42:29.

Special thanks to coach Rich Cooper, Stephen Lopez, Sandra Tezino, Bonnie Scholz and Mayra Caamano for representing Volte at our sponsor Fleet Feet Sports Hughes Landing's Fourth of July Fun Run.

Mayra Caamano, Bonnie Scholz and Sandra Tezino.  Tough runners times three.
(Photo courtesy of Sandra Tezino)
Volte friend Jon Walk added two more counties to his quest to run all 254 in Texas as he checked off counties #87 and #88 on Thursday, the Fourth, and Saturday, July 6.

Running the 50th anniversary Firecracker Run 10K in Brownfield, about 30 miles southwest of Lubbock in Terry County, Jon finished in 1:04:58, in a race that was competed at 3,310 feet above sea level.

Two days later, he participated in the deCordova Dash 5K, located in Hood County just outside of Granbury, in a race that was held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of deCordova Bend Estates.

While the course was a little short, 2.98 miles, Jon finished the hilly conquest in 30:03.

Volte Marathon Honor Roll

Patterned after our friends, the Seven Hills Running Club in Huntsville, we intend to recognize all of our runners who have completed a marathon or longer.  Distances run more than 26.2 miles are ultramarathons.  As an example, a 50K is 31 miles long.  Congratulations to all of our members who have accomplished what nearly 99 percent of runners will not complete.

37 - DREW GEORGE

3:40:47 - Rock N Roll San Antonio Marathon, San Antonio, 11/16/08
3:31:59 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/8/09
3:27:48 - Newport Marathon, Newport, RI, 5/30/09
4:31:40 - Walt Disney World Marathon, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 1/10/10
4:30:37 - Napa Valley Marathon, Napa, CA, 3/6/11
3:11:11 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/18/11
3:49:47 - Galveston Mardi Gras Marathon, Galveston, 2/5/12
3:53:18 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/3/12
3:51:54 - Big D Marathon, Dallas, 4/15/12
3:16:13 - Scott and White BCS Marathon, College Station, 12/9/12
3:17:59 - Galveston Mardi Gras Marathon, Galveston, 1/27/13
3:42:21 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/2/13
3:53:27 - San Luis Obispo Marathon, San Luis Obispo, CA, 4/5/13
4:02:02 - Big D Marathon, Dallas, 4/14/13
4:09:56 - Oklahoma City Marathon, Oklahoma City, OK, 4/28/13
3:04:56 - Texas Marathon, Kingwood, 1/1/14
3:03:55 - Galveston Mardi Gras Marathon, Galveston, 2/16/14
3:36:17 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/1/14
3:10:54 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/21/14
3:40:16 - Big Sur International Marathon, Monterey, CA, 4/27/14
3:41:14 - San Francisco Marathon, San Francisco, CA, 7/27/14
3:29:47 - TCS New York City Marathon, New York, NY, 11/2/14
3:14:10 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/18/15
3:10:23 - Galveston Mardi Gras Marathon, Galveston, 2/1/15
3:04:16 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 2/28/15
3:07:23 - Seabrook Lucky Trails Marathon, Seabrook, 3/15/15
3:15:02 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/20/15
4:12:11 - Rocky Mountain High-est Leadville Road Marathon, Leadville, CO, 9/6/15
3:40:34 - Galveston Marathon, Galveston, 2/14/16
3:20:15 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/5/16
3:40:34 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/18/16
3:56:46 - San Luis Obispo Marathon, San Luis Obispo, CA, 5/1/16
3:53:24 - Chicago Marathon, Chicago, IL, 10/9/16
7:01:09 - Leadville Trail Marathon, Leadville, CO, 6/17/17
4:58:56 - The Madison Marathon, Madison, MT, 7/21/18
8:07:21 - Pikes Peak Marathon, Manitou Springs, CO, 8/18/18
3:50:22 - American Discovery Trail Marathon, Colorado Springs, CO, 9/3/18

33 - MICHELLE MCGILL

4:43:05 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/14/07
4:29:01 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/13/08
4:46:41 - Dallas White Rock Marathon, Dallas, 12/14/08
4:32:02 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/18/09
4:33:33 - Austin Marathon, Austin, 2/15/09
4:23:09 - Dallas White Rock Marathon, Dallas, 12/13/09
4:18:53 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/17/10
4:23:54 - Austin Marathon, Austin, 2/14/10
3:58:27 - Rock 'N' Roll San Antonio Marathon, San Antonio, 11/14/10
3:54:45 - Dallas White Rock Marathon, 12/5/10
3:58:38 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/30/11
3:58:30 - Austin Marathon, Austin, 2/20/11
4:02:32 - Nike Women's Marathon, San Francisco, CA, 10/16/11
4:10:18 - Rock 'N' Roll San Antonio Marathon, San Antonio, 11/13/11
3:54:15 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/15/12
3:49:23 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/3/12
3:53:57 - Rock 'N' Roll Las Vegas Marathon, Las Vegas, NV, 12/2/12+
3:47:36 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/13/13
3:48:55 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/2/13
3:44:39 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/15/13
3:39:05 - Chicago Marathon, Chicago, IL, 10/13/13
3:34:59 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/19/14
3:48:23 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/1/14
3:55:02 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/18/15+
3:53:40 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/20/15
3:53:16 - New York City Marathon, New York, NY, 11/1/15
3:41:53 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/17/16
3:50:01 - Wineglass Marathon, Corning, NY, 10/2/16
4:09:39 - Chevron Houston Maraton, Houston, 1/15/17+
4:02:16 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/17/17
3:55:31 - Tunnel Light Marathon, North Bend, WA, 9/17/17
3:52:03 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, TX, 1/14/18
4:04:54 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/16/18

28 - MICHAEL CSIKOS

4:27:07 - hp Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/16/05
3:28:54 - Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/15/06
3:36:49 - Chicago Marathon, Chicago, IL, 10/22/06
3:41:11 - Marine Corps Marathon, Washington, DC, 10/28/07
3:30:38 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/13/08
3:38:34 - Rock 'N' Roll San Antonio Marathon, San Antonio, 11/16/08
3:32:42 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/18/09
3:29:58 - St. George Marathon, St. George, UT, 10/3/09
3:30:07 - Dallas White Rock Marathon, Dallas, 12/13/09
3:15:59 - Rock 'N' Roll New Orleans Marathon, New Orleans, LA, 2/28/10
3:28:55 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/30/11
3:38:46 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/18/11
3:48:40 - ING New York City Marathon, New York City, NY, 11/6/11
3:22:11 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/15/12
3:23:41 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/3/12
3:49:54 - Fort Worth Marathon, Fort Worth, 11/11/12
3:24:25 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/13/13
3:45:31 - ING New York City Marathon, New York City, NY, 11/3/13
3:40:04 - Big Cottonwood Marathon, Salt Lake City, UT, 9/13/14
3:31:18 - Scott & White Health BCS Marathon, College Station, 12/14/14
3:18:36 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/18/15
3:27:36 - Scott & White Health BCS Marathon, College Station, 12/13/15
3:46:06 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/18/16
3:44:17 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/15/17
3:19:48 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/4/17*
3:20:52 - Eugene Marathon, Eugene, OR, 5/7/17
3:26:04 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, TX, 1/14/18
3:48:23 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/16/18

28 - TODD HUNTER

3:59:47 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/13/08
4:09:01 - Flying Pig Marathon, Cincinnati, OH, 5/4/08
4:02:16 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/18/09
3:53:51 - Cowtown Marathon, Fort Worth, 2/28/09
3:55:13 - New York City Marathon, New York, NY, 11/1/09
3:54:39 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/17/10
3:50:14 - Mardi Gras Marathon, New Orleans, LA, 2/28/10
4:03:37 - Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, Oklahoma City, OK, 4/25/10
3:57:56 - Dallas White Rock Marathon, Dallas, 12/5/10
4:02:56 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/30/11
4:05:47 - Austin Marathon, Austin, 2/20/11
3:55:12 - Portland Marathon, Portland, OR, 10/9/11
3:57:22 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/15/12
4:01:58 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/13/12
4:19:43 - Bryan/College Station Marathon, College Station, 12/9/12
4:03:23 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/13/13
3:54:48 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/2/13
4:00:38 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/19/14
3:57:36 - Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon, Louisville, KY, 4/19/14
3:57:10 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/18/15
3:50:26 - Dallas Marathon, Dallas, 12/13/15
3:42:43 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/17/16
4:14:00 - Marine Corps Marathon, Washington, DC, 10/30/16
3:47:49 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/15/17
3:36:13 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/4/17*
3:25:21 - Tunnel Light Marathon, North Bend, WA, 9/17/17
3:55:26 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/14/18
3:56:11 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/16/18

25 - BRIAN SCHULTZ (Unconfirmed)

4:20:12 - Bryan/College Station Marathon, College Station, 12/9/12
3:54:31 - Rock 'N' Roll Marathon, San Diego, CA, 6/2/13
3:39:29 - Chicago Marathon, Chicago, IL, 10/15/13
4:20:18 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/19/14
4:05:34 - Chicago Marathon, Chicago, IL, 10/12/14
4:33:58 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/18/15
3:51:03 - Chicago Marathon, Chicago, IL, 10/11/15
4:21:55 - Bryan/College Station Marathon, College Station, 12/13/15
4:01:08 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/17/16
4:31:36 - Austin Marathon, Austin, 2/14/16
4:09:07 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/5/16
4:05:57 - Rock 'N' Roll Marathon, San Diego, CA, 6/5/16
3:50:14 - Chicago Marathon, Chicago, IL, 10/9/16
4:15:39 - Rock 'N' Roll San Antonio Marathon, San Antonio, 12/4/16
3:53:22 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/15/17
3:47:41 - Rock 'N' Roll New Orleans Marathon, New Orleans, LA, 2/5/17
3:36:13 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/4/17*
4:40:57 - Go! St. Louis Marathon, St. Louis, MO, 4/9/17
3:53:20 - Spring Chance BQ 2 Marathon, Geneva, IL, 4/22/17
3:36:17 - Last Chance BQ.2 Chicagoland Marathon, Geneva, IL, 9/9/17
3:57:37 - Rock 'N' Roll Las Vegas Marathon, Las Vegas, NV, 11/12/17
3:53:12 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/14/18
4:11:57 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/3/18
3:57:06 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/16/18
3:50:11 - Last Chance BQ.2 Chicagoland Marathon, Geneva, IL, 9/8/18

24 - STEVEN LOPEZ

4:48:55 - Disney World Marathon, Orlando, FL, 1/11/09 (State #1)
4:06:11 - Disney World Marathon, Orlando, FL, 1/9/11
3:47:05 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/15/12 (State #2)
3:46:18 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/3/12
4:26:20 - Rock 'N' Roll San Antonio Marathon, San Antonio, 11/11/12
4:02:55 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/13/13
4:13:36 - Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, 10/6/13 (State #3)
4:30:25 - Disney World Marathon, Orlando, FL, 1/12/14
4:07:22 - Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon, Cincinnati, OH, 5/4/14 (State #4)
4:04:11 - Chicago Marathon, Chicago, IL, 10/12/14 (State #5)
4:11:32 - Richmond Marathon, Richmond, VA, 11/15/14 (State #6)
5:03:37 - Big Sur International Marathon, Carmel, CA, 4/26/15 (State #7)
4:20:45 - Detroit Free Press International Marathon, Detroit, MI, 10/18/15 (State #8)
4:51:22 - New York City Marathon, New York City, NY, 11/1/15 (State #9)
5:02:36 - Ironman Texas, The Woodlands, 5/14/16
5:18:36 - Aspen Valley Marathon, Aspen, CO, 7/16/16 (State #10)
5:27:27 - Portland Marathon, Portland, OR, 10/9/16 (State #11)
4:44:15 - Kiawah Island Marathon, Kiawah Island, SC, 12/10/16 (State #12)
4:40:12 - Rock 'N' Roll New Orleans Marathon, New Orleans, LA, 2/5/17 (State #13)
4:53:47 - Missoula Marathon, Missoula, MT, 7/9/17 (State #14)
5:57:19 - Steamtown Marathon, Scranton, PA, 10/8/17 (State #15)
5:08:36 - Rocket City Marathon, Huntsville, AL, 12/9/17 (State #16)
4:58:02 - Little Rock Marathon, Little Rock, AR, 3/4/18 (State #17)
5:08:56 - Fargo Marathon, Fargo, ND, 5/19/18 (State #18)

24 - TRUDY REGNIER - 17 MARATHONS, 1 50-MILE, 6 50K

4:16:58 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/15/06
4:29:01 - USA Fit Marathon, Houston, 1/11/09
4:34:11 - Seabrook Lucky Trail Marathon, Seabrook, 3/15/09
4:05:09 - Davy Crockett Bear Chase Marathon, Groveton, 4/11/09
5:57:09 - Rocky Raccoon 50K, Huntsville State Park, 11/7/09
4:38:24 - Rock 'N' Roll San Antonio Marathon, San Antonio, 11/15/09
6:07:25 - Sunmart Texas Trail 50K, Huntsville State Park, 12/05/09
4:16:46 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/17/10
4:16:22 - Austin Marathon, Austin, 2/14/10
4:22:56 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/19/10
6:09:57 - Rocky Raccoon 50K, Huntsville State Park, 11/2/10
7:19:22 - Sunmart Texas Trail 50K, Huntsville State Park, 12/11/10
4:32:05 - Texas Marathon, Kingwood, 1/1/12
4:27:04 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/3/12
6:37:10 - Rocky Raccoon 50K, Huntsville State Park, 11/3/12
6:37:10 - Sunmart Texas Trail 50K, Huntsville State Park, 12/1/12
4:38:51 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/13/13
13:07:00 - Rocky Raccoon 50 Mile, Huntsville State Park, 2/2/13
4:58:07 - Seabrook Lucky Trail Marathon, Seabrook, 3/17/13
4:40:53 - Tucson Marathon, Tucson, AZ, 12/8/13
4:44:43 - Galveston Marathon, Galveston, 1/16/14
4:38:28 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/18/15
4:49:41 - Texas Marathon, Kingwood, 1/1/16
4:46:50 - Grandma's Marathon, Duluth, MN, 6/18/16

23 - KIMBERLY SIMMONS  - 21 MARATHONS, 1 50M, 1 50K (Unconfirmed)

4:11:31 - Austin Marathon, Austin, 2/17/02
3:53:28 - Marine Corps Marathon, Washington, DC, 10/27/02
6:02:11 - Sunmart Texas Trail 50K, Huntsville State Park, 12/16/02
3:41:12 - hp Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/19/03
4:10:47 - Austin Marathon, Austin, 2/15/04
4:05:03 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/19/04
3:38:54 - Chicago Marathon, Chicago, IL, 10/10/04
3:24:31 - hp Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/16/05
3:29:56 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/18/05
5:36:13 - Sunmart Texas Trail 50K, Huntsville State Park, 12/3/05
3:29:27 - Texas Marathon, Kingwood, 1/1/06
3:34:38 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/17/06
4:01:14 - Carlsbad Marathon, Carlsbad, CA, 1/21/07
4:22:52 - Big Sur Marathon, Carmel, CA, 4/29/07
3:52:29 - Rock 'N' Roll Marathon, San Diego, CA, 6/03/07
3:44:36 - Long Beach International City Marathon, Long Beach, CA, 10/14/07
4:33:33 - ING New York City Marathon, New York, NY, 11/4/07
3:32:28 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/21/08
4:19:24 - Rock 'N' Roll Marathon, San Diego, CA, 6/01/08
3:34:30 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/20/09
10:19:32 - Dick Collins Firetrails 50M, Castro Valley, CA, 10/10/09
3:25:21 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/19/10
7:29:00 - Cuyamaca Three Peaks 50K, Cuyamaca, CA, 7/9/11

19 - TAMMY GRADO

5:10:50 - Austin Marathon, Austin, 2/17/08
5:14:42 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/18/09
4:57:54 - Dallas Marathon, Dallas, 12/13/09
5:01:49 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/17/10
4:51:46 - Austin Marathon, Austin, 2/14/10
4:56:57 - Rock 'N' Roll San Antonio Marathon, San Antonio, 11/14/10
4:43:38 - Dallas Marathon, Dallas, 12/5/10
5:07:20 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/30/11
5:06:44 - Austin Marathon, Austin, 2/20/11
5:12:20 - Nike 26.2 - Nike Women's Marathon, San Francisco, CA, 10/16/11
4:31:44 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/15/12
4:55:27 - Dallas Marathon, Dallas, 12/9/12
4:51:50 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/13/13
5:21:07 - Austin Marathon, Austin, 2/17/13
4:24:09 - Chicago Marathon, Chicago, IL, 10/13/13
4:04:41 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/17/15
4:12:13 - Wineglass Marathon, Corning, NY, 10/1/16
3:51:37 - Tunnel Light Marathon, North Bend, WA, 9/17/17
4:26:16 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/16/18

15 - GEORGE ROFFE

5:53:14 - HP Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/16/05
7:30:42 - Mayors Midnight Sun Marathon, Anchorage, AK, 6/18/05
5:10:47 - Rochester Marathon, Rochester, NY, 9/17/06
4:44:18 - Grandma's Marathon, Duluth, MN, 6/16/07
7:08:18 - Sunmart Texas Trail 50K, Huntsville State Park, 12/8/07
5:08:23 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/13/08
5:25:37 - Rochester Marathon, Rochester, NY, 9/13/09
5:32:24 - Texas Marathon, Kingwood, 1/1/10
6:16:01 - Ironman Texas, The Woodlands, 5/21/11
5:19:18 - Texas Marathon, Kingwood, 1/1/12
4:59:20 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/3/12
5:33:05 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/13/13
5:31:28 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/19/14
5:33:13 - Texas Marathon, Kingwood, 1/1/16
5:26:58 - Grandma's Marathon, Duluth, MN, 6/18/16

15 - RICHARD COOPER

3:30 - Summit Marathon, Los Gatos, CA, 11/81
3:45 - Golden Gate Marathon, San Francisco, CA, 10/82
3:15 - Oakland Marathon, Oakland, CA, 11/83
4:39:17 - Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/12/97
4:22:44 - Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/18/98
4:25:07 - Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/17/99
4:15:02 - Chicago Marathon, Chicago, IL, 10/24/99
4:33:23 - Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/14/01
4:35:33 - Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/19/03
4:42:30 - Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/18/04
4:44:00 - hp Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/16/05
4:54:56 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/14/07
4:37:35 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/18/10
4:53:51 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/30/11
5:15:26 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/19/14

14 - BONNIE SCHOLZ - 8 MARATHONS, 2 50-MILE, 4 50K (Unconfirmed)

6:00:40 - Compaq Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/20/02
5:14:08 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 2/28/15
4:16:42 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/5/16
5:27:42 - Brazos Bend 50K, Needville, 4/16/16
4:13:11 - Huntsville Utah Marathon, Huntsville, 9/17/16
6:15:21 - Palo Duro Canyon 50K, Amarillo, 10/15/16
4:11:19 - Rock 'N' Roll San Antonio Marathon, San Antonio, 12/4/16
3:33:21 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/4/17*
4:35:49 - Brazos Bend 50K, Needville, 4/8/17
3:39:38 - Tunnel Light Marathon, North Bend, WA, 9/17/17
5:29:56 - The Wild Hare 50K, Warda, 11/18/17
9:30:00 - Brazos Bend 50M, Needville, 12/9/17
11:47:49 - Antelope Canyon Ultramarathon 50M, Page, AZ, 2/24/18
4:00:26 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/16/18

14 - LAURA GODFREY

4:38:29 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/25/12
4:03:29 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/19/14
4:17:43 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/1/14
4:09:11 - Zydeco Marathon, Lafayette, LA, 3/30/14
4:13:41 - Chicago Marathon, Chicago, IL, 10/12/14
3:53:44 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/17/15
3:54:34 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/17/16
3:51:52 - Rock 'N' Roll New Orleans Marathon, New Orleans, LA, 2/28/16
3:39:54 - Tunnel Light Marathon, North Bend, WA, 9/18/16
4:48:57 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/14/17
4:17:53 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/17/17
3:50:53 - Tunnel Light Marathon, North Bend, WA, 9/17/17
3:37:59 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/14/18
4:23:28 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/16/18

13 - BRIAN JACKSON (Unconfirmed)

3:16:41 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/3/12
3:33:39 - Columbus Marathon, Columbus, OH, 10/21/12
3:58:24 - USA Fit Marathon, Sugar Land, 1/27/13
3:03:25 - Bryan/College Station Marathon, College Station, 12/8/13
3:21:46 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/1/14
3:16:14 - Seabrook Lucky Trail Marathon, Seabrook, 3/16/14
3:13:06 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/18/15
2:59:12 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/20/15
2:54:00 - Chicago Marathon, 10/11/15
3:17:36 - Disney World Marathon, Orlando, FL, 1/10/16
3:24:22 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/18/16
3:19:58 - New York City Marathon, New York, NY, 11/6/16
2:59:25 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/4/17*

13 - JEN SMITH

5:11:03 - HP Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/16/05
5:09:53 - Marine Corps Marathon, Washington, DC, 10/30/05
3:44:29 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/13/13
4:15:51 - Big Cottonwood Marathon - 9/13/13
3:41:32 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/19/14
3:51:51 - Marine Corps Marathon, Washington, DC, 10/26/14
3:40:29 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/18/15
3:51:57 - Chicago Marathon, Chicago, IL, 10/11/15
3:43:46 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/17/16
4:02:58 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/8/16
3:52:47 - Wineglass Marathon, Corning, NY, 10/2/16
3:58:54 - Valencia Marathon, Valencia, ESP, 11/19/17
4:05:34 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/14/18

13 - RANDALL HARRIS (Unconfirmed)

3:52:08 - BCS Marathon, College Station, 12/11/11
3:57:21 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/3/12
3:50:29 - Scott and White BCS Marathon, College Station, 12/9/12
3:29:55 - Big D Marathon, Dallas, 4/14/13
3:17:37 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/19/14
3:28:35 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/18/15
3:23:50 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/20/15
3:29:17 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/17/16
3:42:50 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/18/16
3:54:23 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/14/17
4:13:42 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/4/17*
4:20:41 - Athens Classic Marathon, Athens, Greece, 11/12/17
4:02:39 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/14/18

12 - PAUL VITA (Unconfirmed)

4:27:33 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/15/12
4:23:39 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/3/12
5:10:51 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/13/13
4:18:41 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/2/13
4:43:23 - Pittsburgh Marathon, Pittsburgh, PA, 5/5/13
4:47:42 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/19/14
5:50:15 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/1/14
4:26:52 - Pittsburgh Marathon, Pittsburgh, PA, 5/4/14
4:51:18 - Mount Desert Island Marathon, Bar Harbor, ME, 10/19/14
5:00:29 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/18/15
5:41:07 - Marine Corps Marathon, Washington, DC, 10/25/15
6:52:51 - Marine Corps Marathon, Washington, DC, 10/22/17

11 - MAYRA CAAMANO - 9 MARATHONS, 1 50-MILE, 1 50K

3:53:56 - Rock 'N' Roll Las Vegas Marathon, Las Vegas, NV, 12/4/11
3:54:40 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/3/12
3:56:13 - Marine Corps Marathon, Washington, 10/28/12
3:27:22 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/19/14
3:44:39 - Boston Marathon, Boston, 4/20/15
9:10:52 - Rocky Raccoon 50 Mile, Huntsville, 2/13/16
4:05:18 - Love. Run. Marathon., Huntsville, 2/18/17
3:27:14 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/4/17*
3:49:59 - Scott & White Health BCS Marathon, College Station, 12/10/17
6:17:02 - Running The Rose 54K, Tyler, 1/27/18
3:47:44 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/3/18

11 - NAIKA VARGAS - 8 MARATHONS, 1 50-MILE, 2 50K

4:32:32 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/3/12
4:29:49 - Marine Corps Marathon, Washington, DC, 10/28/12
4:13:58 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/2/13
4:07:30 - Nike 26.2 - Nike Women's Marathon, San Francisco, CA, 10/01/13
6:54:49 - Rocky Raccoon 50K, Huntsville State Park, 11/2/13
4:09:16 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/19/14
3:56:22 - Chicago Marathon, Chicago, IL, 10/12/14
4:36:34 - Rock 'N' Roll San Antonio Marathon, San Antonio, 12/06/14
6:30:20 - Houston Running Festival 50K, Houston, 12/27/14
10:57:35 - Rocky Raccoon 50-Mile, Huntsville State Park, 2/7/15
4:43:33 - Erie Marathon, Erie, PA, 9/13/15

9 - MACK MILLER

4:43:48 - hp Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/16/05
4:57:02 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/15/06
7:06:00 - Lone Star 50K Trail Run, Coldspring, 3/4/06
6:28:31 - Summart Texas Trail 50K, Huntsville State Park, 12/1/06
4:54:01 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/14/07
5:43:09 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/13/08
5:42:53 - Eugene Marathon, Eugene, OR, 5/4/08
5:41:02 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/18/09
4:52:02 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/14/18

8 - ANITA REGISTER

4:20:31 - Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/19/03
4:32:00 - Carlsbad Marathon, Carlsbad, CA, 1/16/05
3:34:48 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/15/06
3:32:30 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/17/06
3:16:35 - LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon, Chicago, IL, 10/22/06
3:48:26 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/16/07
3:45:22 - ING New York City Marathon, New York, NY, 11/4/07
5:04:29 - Ironman Texas, The Woodlands, 5/21/11

8 - CARRIE HYDE

3:50:44 - Road2Hope Hamilton Marathon, Hamilton, ON, CAN, 11/4/12
3:50:01 - Toronto Marathon, Toronto, ON, CAN, 5/6/12
3:47:07 - Toronto Marathon, Toronto, ON, CAN, 5/5/13
4:03:30 - Big Cottonwood Marathon, Salt Lake City, UT, 9/13/14
4:00:43 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/18/15
3:58:57 - Erie Marathon, Erie, PA, 9/13/15
4:34:16 - Wineglass Marathon, Corning, NY, 10/2/16
4:03:43 - Revel Mt. Charleston Marathon, Las Vegas, NV, 4/29/17

8 - JULIEE SPARKS

4:02:41 - Marine Corps Marathon, Washington, DC, 10/31/10
3:53:46 - USA Fit Marathon, Sugar Land, 1/16/11
3:44:33 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/3/12
3:45:43 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/19/14
3:42:14 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/1/14
3:44:31 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/17/16
4:23:38 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/14/18
3:41:20 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/3/18

8 - KRISTI CHEN

4:20:44 - Louisiana Marathon, Baton Rouge, LA, 1/20/13
4:04:40 - Little Rock Marathon, Little Rock, AR, 3/2/14
3:47:21 - Louisiana Marathon, Baton Rougle, LA, 1/17/15
4:17:40 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/18/16
4:08:15 - Charlevoix Marathon, Charlevoix, MI, 6/25/16
5:12:22 - Wineglass Marathon, Corning, NY, 10/2/16
3:46:14 - Revel Mt. Charleston Marathon, Las Vegas, NV, 4/29/17
4:36:35 - Tunnel Light Marathon, North Bend, WA, 9/17/17

8 - MIKE KUYKENDALL

4:35:38 - Rock 'N' Roll Marathon, San Diego, CA, 6/4/00
4:22:21 - Chicago Marathon, Chicago, IL, 10/22/00
4:40:31 - Rock 'N' Roll Marathon, San Diego, CA, 6/1/01
5:08:33 - Tucson Marathon, Tucson, AZ, 12/9/01
4:52:47 - Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, Oklahoma City, OK, 4/28/02
5:13:33 - New York City Marathon, New York, NY, 11/3/02
4:48:13 - Mad City Marathon, Madison, WI, 5/23/03
5:09:42 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/30/11

7 - AMANDA CRUISE

3:29:58 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/18/15
3:47:20 - Rock 'N' Roll San Antonio Marathon, San Antonio, 12/6/15
3:11:34 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/17/16
3:11:04 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/18/16
2:57:53 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/15/17
3:01:31 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/17/17
2:44:42 - California International Marathon, Sacramento, CA, 12/3/17

6 - JUAN FLORES

4:09:30 - Methodist Health Care Houston Marathon, 1/12/97
3:35:22 - Rock 'N' Roll San Antonio Marathon, San Antonio, 11/14/10
3:37:36 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/13/13
3:23:12 - Revel Mt. Charleston Marathon, Las Vegas, NV, 4/29/17
3:17:21 - Tunnel Light Marathon, North Bend, WA, 9/17/17
3:36:36 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/17/18

5 - JUANA "YAYA" HERRERA

3:59:07 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/15/17
3:37:30 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/4/17*
3:34:21 - Tunnel Light Marathon, North Bend, WA, 9/17/17
3:59:32 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/14/18
4:08:22 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/16/18

5 - RICHARD TONG

4:53:54 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/5/16
4:34:55 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/15/17
4:08:05 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/4/17*
4:14:32 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/14/18
4:43:02 - Eugene Marathon, Eugene, OR, 4/29/18

5 - SANDRA TEZINO

3:39:18 - Tunnel Light Marathon, North Bend, WA, 9/18/16
4:18:45 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/17/17
3:41:08 - Tunnel Light Marathon, North Bend, WA, 9/17/17
3:50:01 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/14/18
4:03:29 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/16/18

5 - SHELBY WILLIAMS

3:16:19 - Rock 'N' Roll Savannah Marathon, Savannah, GA, 11/07/15
3:23:26 - Space Coast Marathon, Cocoa, FL, 11/27/16
3:33:56 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/17/17
3:21:50 - USA Fit Marathon, Sugar Land, 1/28/18
3:30:29 - Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, 4/16/18

5 - TAMMY NINKE

4:53:49 - Dallas White Rock Marathon, Dallas, 12/13/09
4:15:53 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/30/11
4:14:58 - Chicago Marathon, Chicago, IL, 10/09/11
4:35:23 - ING New York City Marathon, New York, NY, 11/3/13
5:33:33 - Revel Mt. Charleston Marathon, Las Vegas, NV, 4/29/17

4 - JILL TRESAUGUE+

4:12:47 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/19/14
3:59:16 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/18/15
3:59:24 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/17/16
3:51:44 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/14/18

4 - LAURA HANYZEWSKI

4:19:15 - Chicago Marathon, Chicago, IL, 10/12/14
3:55:02 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/18/15
5:26:54 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/15/17
4:32:21 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/14/18

4 - LAWRENCE "LARRY" BATTON (Unconfirmed)

4:11:48 - Marine Corps Marathon, Washington, DC, 10/25/15
3:46:35 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/4/17*
3:52:14 - Marine Corps Marathon, Washington, DC, 10/22/17
3:55:52 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/14/18

4 - ROBERT DEMPSEY (3 marathons, 1 50K)

5:26:23 - All American Marathon, Fayetteville, NC, 4/3/16
5:22:14 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/15/17
6:23:05 - Brazos Bend 50K, Needville, 4/7/18
5:42:25 - Silo District Marathon, Waco, 5/7/18

4 - TIM RUSSELL

4:56:46 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/2/13
4:03:38 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 2/28/15
4:07:34 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/17/16
4:20:33 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/14/18

3 - ALAN RAMSEY

4:32:08 - USA Fit Marathon, Sugar Land, 1/27/13
3:57:57 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/2/13
4:23:33 - Revel Mt. Charleston Marathon, Las Vegas, NV, 4/29/17

3 - DANA FORMON+

4:58:10 - Honolulu Marathon, Honolulu, HI, 12/13/15
5:08:54 - Marathon 2 Marathon, Marathon, 10/21/17
4:52:06 - Texas Marathon, Kingwood, 1/1/18

3 - GABBY WESTBROOK

4:13:51 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/15/17
4:23:35 - Tunnel Light Marathon, North Bend, WA, 9/17/17
4:01:44 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/14/18

3 - JERRITT PARK

4:01:45 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/2/13
3:49:24 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/18/15
4:15:16 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/14/18

3 - JUDITH ALBARRAN

5:07:32 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/19/14
4:33:54 - Tunnel Light Marathon, North Bend, WA, 9/17/17
4:19:31 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/14/18

3 - MONSERRAT "MONSE" LOUIMEUS

4:29:20 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/4/17*
4:23:36 - Tunnel Light Marathon, North Bend, WA, 9/17/17
4:09:00 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/14/18

3 - PENNY GARZA

6:29:14 - Big-D Texas Marathon, Dallas, 4/10/16
5:36:36 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/4/17
7:07:20 - Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon, Anchorage, AK, 6/17/17

3 - ROB MYERS

5:02:33 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/03/12
4:41:34 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/02/13
4:53:39 - Marine Corps Marathon, Washington, DC, 10/22/17

3 - WIL COLE

4:26:14 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/17/16
3:45:04 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/4/17*
4:17:52 - Marine Corps Marathon, Washington, DC, 10/22/17

2 - BRIAN HANYZEWSKI

5:26:54 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/15/17
4:36:21 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/14/18

2 - DESNA MCDONALD-JACKSON

5:55:19 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/17/16
6:00:04 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/15/17

2 - GREG NETTLETON

4:50:02 - Chicago Marathon, Chicago, IL, 10/8/17
4:05:29 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/14/18

2 - HOPE JIMENEZ RAMSAY

4:18:13 - Grandma's Marathon, Duluth, MN, 6/18/16
3:54:49 - Revel Mt. Charleston, Las Vegas, NV, 4/29/17

2 - JULIE PEARCE

5:03:45 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/18/15
5:00:42 - London Marathon, London, ENG, 4/22/18

2 - LANDA WRIGHT+

3:56:00 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/15/17
4:34:57 - Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas, The Woodlands, 4/22/17

2 - LAYTON GILL+

4:44:34 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/15/17
4:29:50 - Twin Cities Marathon, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, 10/1/17

2 - LETICIA GONZALEZ

6:10:44 - Marathon Makeover Marathon, Madison, MS, 10/15/11
7:44:20 - Seabrook Lucky Trail Marathon, Seabrook, 3/18/17

2 - TABITHA YOUNG

5:10:12 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/13/13
5:39:39 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/17/15

2 - TOM NINKE

4:29:55 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/30/11
4:24:28 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/19/14

1 - AMANDA BECKER

6:21:09 - The Woodlands Marathon, The Woodlands, 3/3/18

1 - KELLY GREEN

6:12:19 - BCS Marathon, College Station, 12/8/13

1 - LLANA BINGHAM

4:49:41 - BCS Marathon, College Station, 12/14/14

1 - LOUISE PEARCE

5:00:42 - London Marathon, London, ENG, 4/22/18

1 - MEGAN EASTIN+

4:50:37 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/14/18

1 - SALLY BUCKELEW

4:15:28 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/17/16

1 - WAVERLY WALK+

4:51:08 - Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, 1/14/18

To submit your races, please forward the race and time (we'll get the date, etc.) to Nine Volte at voltenine(at)gmail.com.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Are You Volte, a Volte Friend or Volte Alumni?

What flavor of Volte are you?!  :-)

We're not talking about chocolate, vanilla or strawberry.  (Yes, you ice cream fans, together, that's Neapolitan.  And, yes, some are Googling *that* now.)

On our blog and Facebook page, we use the terms:  Volte, Voltes, Volte friend or Volte alumni.

Let us help.

If somebody is referred to as Volte or we talk about multiple individuals as Voltes, these are athletes who are either being trained or coached by a Volte coach or just simply an athlete who identifies with us and wears our gear.

These folks don't even have to be local anymore.

We have Criss Neumann and her husband in Germany, Jen Smith in England and Carrie Hyde in Canada representing us in foreign countries.

We're good either way. 

Just be a good citizen in the endurance sports community - and society as a whole.

Volte alumni.

This is an individual who at one time in the past trained with us or was coached by one of our coaches. 

Situations and circumstances have changed in those individuals' lives where they may have been a "one and done" athlete at a particular distance, they joined another training group or running club or they've gone on to start their own group. 

No matter what, if we see you do well at any event, whether we have a Volte athlete there or not, we're going to celebrate your success.  Why wouldn't we?

In most cases, we like to think you're still part of us!

And finally, who's a Volte friend?

Throughout any given year, and over the last 20-plus years of coaching athletes of all ages, Volte meets many, many incredible people in our endurance sports communities who have been an encouragement to our coaches individually or our group as a whole. 

The majority of the time these individuals join a Volte member on a long run or at an event and they become just like family to our group.

That's the mark of a Volte friend and as we say often, we're glad to have each and every one of them.

So, thank you for reading our blog and following us on Facebook.

And never hesitate to drop in and join us at track on Tuesday or Wednesday nights or for our long run on Saturday morning.  We're here to help!

Volte Endurance Training Results from October 1-15, 2018

GASSY GOAT TRAIL 25K, Comfort, TX (10/6/18)
Mimi Torres - 4:10:27

OKTOBERFEST DUATHLON*, Fulshear, TX (10/7/18)
Paolo Biagi  - 2:46:54
*1-mile run, 25-mile-bike, 10K-run

CHICAGO MARATHON, Chicago, IL (10/7/18)
Brian Schultz - 4:22:28
Volte Friends
Brian Hauerwas - 4:21:19
Tiffany Hauerwas - 4:21:19

THE WOODLANDS RUNNING CLUB SUNDAY NIGHT 5K*, The Woodlands, TX (10/7/18)
Faith Craig - 22:55
Jerritt Park - 17:37
Marta Mixa - 24:13
Randy Smith - 21:44
Tim Russell - 20:17
Volte Friend 
Curtis Barton - 21:58
*2.5 mile course adjusted due to TWRC Juniors

BUFFALO STAMPEDE HALF MARATHON, Bryan, TX (10/13/18)
Drew George - 1:30:12 (3rd Overall; 1st AG)

TEN FOR TEXAS 10-MILE, The Woodlands, TX (10/13/18)
Alfredo Gonzalez - 2:31:56
Andrew Smith - 1:30:29
Aron Harris - 1:56:51
Carlos Rodriguez - 1:19:47
Crystal Foody - 1:37:42
Darcy McLinden - 1:34:53
Denise Powers - 1:34:11
Faith Craig - 1:33:21
Geri Henry - 2:11:33 2nd AG
Jessy Orlando - 1:30:03
Juan Flores - 1:16:00
Keri Amador - 1:17:46
Landa Wright - 2:02:37 (Ansley Angel pusher)
Marta Mixa - 1:40:47
Paolo Biagi - 1:29:01
Rob Myers - 1:32:13
Virgina Arenz - 1:40:35
Waverly Walk - 1:51:33
Wil Cole - 1:29:14
Wil Ott - 1:33:19
Volte Friends
Brad Hay - 1:49:51
Brandi Perkins - 1:19:47
Brian Jackson - 1:05:43
Edson Jones - 1:25:40
Erin Gowton - 1:39:33
Jimmie Gowton - 1:48:00
Justin Bui - 1:19:21
Mary-Ellen Wilderman-Hay - 1:33:39
Maygen Ritchie - 1:48:23
Pam Owens - 1:32:52
Reggie Bruhn - 1:26:46
Rip Reynolds - 1:06:44 2nd AG
Sabina Lorca - 1:25:13
Scott Farrand - 1:26:26
Tina Saims - 1:21:37
Volte Family
Oswaldo Amador - 2:05:43 (Keri's husband)

TEN FOR TEXAS 5K, The Woodlands, TX (10/13/18)
Lauren Hoffart - 29:54
Sandra Tezino - 24:24 1st Grand Master
Volte Friend
Lance Pavlas - 24:22 3rd AG

EVERSOURCE HARTFORD MARATHON (10/13/18) - HARTFORD, CT
Steven Lopez - 5:03:07 (State #19)

TEXAS 10 CYPRESS 10-MILE, Cypress, TX (10/14/18) 
Amanda Jenkins - 1:06:49 2nd Overall 1st AG
Caitlin Addorisio - 1:24:59
Greg Nettleton - 1:24:58 2nd AG
Jerritt Park - 1:15:32 1st AG
Mike Csikos - 1:13:19 1st AG
Volte Friends
Cristina Gray - 1:43:05
Mary Garcia - 1:31:08
Rip Reynolds - 1:10:07 1st AG

TEXAS 10 CYPRESS 5-MILE, Cypress, TX (10/14/18)
Dianna Sarno - 1:03:21
Paolo Biagi - 42:43
Ray Sarno - 1:03:21 1st AG
Rich Cooper - 53:00

TEXAS 10 CYPRESS 5K, Cypress, TX (10/14/18) 
Brayden Park - 22:06 1st Overall
Note: Brayden was also first overall in the 1-mile un-timed event.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Marta Mixa on Revel Kulia: Most Beautiful, Most Challening

The most beautiful marathon course I've ever run was also my most challenging.

March 9, 2019 was a cold, but gorgeous morning for a race in Hawaii.

I was excited and a little nervous as usual.

The day before I prepared with a breakfast of champions; a stack of pancakes and a vegetable omelet.

My coach Leanne Rosser and my family and friends and I drove the race course.  

It was absolutely beautiful.

Leanne Rosser, Marta and Gabby Brockett display the post-race swag a day after the race.
(Photo courtesy of Jack Mixa)
We were aware of a stretch of about five miles of hills, so that was not a surprise for us.

As usual, we took pictures of the course.

The night of the race I had done my typical preparation, which included laying out my running outfit and gear.

I went to bed excited with anticipation, but ready to take the challenge that would face me the next day.

Ten days before the race, though, I had the flu.

On February 28th, I went to the doctor right after school and had a temperature of 104.

When I got home, I went straight to bed. 

Needless to say, I missed work the next day and I skipped running my last long run, which was going to be a half-marathon race in The Woodlands.

I was upset that this had happened so close to my "A" race.

I rested all weekend and was ready to go to work for the following week.

On Wednesday before our flight to Hawaii, I was still not feeling one hundred percent; yet, I felt confident that I would be better by race day.

In the meantime, I was weighing six pounds under my ideal weight. “No problem,” I said to myself, “I will put them back in a couple of days.”

At 4:30 a.m. race day, the buses were ready to take the runners to the start about 30 miles from where we were staying.

I ate my pita with peanut butter on the bus and had my hydration drink. Leanne and I took a selfie, and we chit-chatted during the ride.

It was cold as we got off the bus. We wrapped ourselves in a thermal blanket.

A native Hawaiian gave a blessing on the race by singing a beautiful song followed by the Star-Spangled Banner.

The runners were starting to line up by the starting line.

Leanne and I desperately looked for the 4:20 pacer whom we had met the day before at the Expo.

We found him, and he told Leanne he would take care of me.

She gave me a hug and said, “You know what you need to do!”  I nodded affirmatively. 

The race began and I settled at a nice comfortable pace with my new-found friend, Tom.

He kept me from not going too fast.  When we encountered hills he would say,” slow down, relax…”
We went for 11 solid miles between 9:00 to 9:15 pace.

Who knew Layton Gill made the trip to Hawai'i with us? :-)
(Photo courtesy of Run Revel)
A group of runners joined us who were aiming for the same time as me.

I could hear their conversations and laughter through my music that I listen to when I race.

At around mile 12 I felt some wheezing in my chest, and my heart began to beat harder than usual for a race.

My breathing became shallow even after using my inhaler.

I slowed down the pace.

I knew my pacer needed to keep going, so with reluctance, I fell back from his sight.

At the half point, 13.1 miles, I made the decision to get medical help.

I thought maybe they would check me over, and in a few minutes, I would be back on the course.

I was wrong about the time. They kept me in the ambulance for 45 minutes until a doctor could arrive and check me over.

My vitals were cleared, and I begged them to let me get back in the race.

I signed a consent form and off I went back on the course. I was excited to be running again.

By the time I got to mile 20, the winds were too much for my small frame.

At times it would push me onto the left side of the far shoulder almost into the bushes along the edge of the road.

My quads began to feel the effects of the downhill pounding.

There were some more unexpected hills, which I had to walk/jog at times.

Marta was clearly happy to be running again in the last quarter part of the course.
(Photo courtesy of Run Revel)
By now, I was no longer on my target pace, and I just wanted to finish the race standing up.

I cried and asked my Creator to give me the strength to finish what I had started.

I passed a few runners, and at mile 23 I had a burst of energy that lasted for about two miles.

My last 1.2 mile was a struggle until I saw the finish arch.

My legs took off, and I had the energy to give one last kick and cross the line. I managed to smile as they put the lei and medal on my neck.

Marta was happy to be done!
(Photo courtesy of Run Revel)
Then the most significant thing happened, I saw my husband in the distance, and we met, and I cried on his shoulder for what seemed like a minute before he and Leanne’s husband, Jim, assisted me to the vehicle and drove us back to the resort.

Post-race laurels.
(Photo courtesy of Jack Mixa)
Wow!  I just finished the toughest race of my life!


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

New Volte Cheer!

Vol-te, o-te, o-te, o-te.  Vol-te, Vol-te.
Vol-te, o-te, o-te, o-te.  Vol-te, Vol-te.

Go Volte!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Volte Endurance Training Results from September 15-16, 2018

BERLIN MARATHON (9/16/18)
Cristian Neumann - 4:18:28
Dirk Neumann - 4:18:28
Jen Smith - 4:38:59
Lauren Hoffart - 5:27:43

PACIFIC NORTHWEST HALF MARATHON, Coburg to Harrisburg, OR (9/15/18)
Juan Flores - 1:36:56

SANTA FE (N.M.) THUNDER HALF MARATHON (9/16/18)
Gabby Brockett -- 2:32:35

TOUGHEST 10K KEMAH (9/16/18)
Jerritt Park - 48:56
Volte Friend
Sabina Lorca - 51:40

TUNNEL LIGHT MARATHON, Hyak to North Bend, WA (9/16/18)
Adelle Beaumont - 4:07:23* (27)
Andrew Smith - 3:47:43 (47) PR by 42 minutes, per coach
Breezy Beaumont - 3:19:32* (24) BQ
Carrie Hyde - 3:53:17 (48) BQ Best time in five years
Drew George - 3:08:17 (53) BQ 5th best time of 38 finishes
Gabby Westbrook - 3:58:22 (34) PR first sub 4
Greg Nettleton - 4:10:58 (51)
Keri Amador - 3:30:57 (35) BQ/PR
Jill Tresaugue - 4:11:05 (43)
Judith Albarran - 3:59:04 (38) PR first sub 4 and 20-min PR
Laura Godfrey - 3:44:54 (43) BQ 3rd best time of 15 finishes
Laura Hanyzewski - 4:17:03 (40) 2nd best time of five
Layton Gill - 3:59:14 (38) PR first sub 4 and 30-min PR
Leanne Rosser - 3:56:10 (49) BQ 2nd sub 4-hour of 17 finishes
Letty Gonzalez - 7:17:07 (53)
Marta Mixa - 4:26:03 (61) PR by 7 mins
Mayra Caamano - 3:43:44 (40) BQ 2nd best time of 9 finishes (10, but TW short)
Meredith Moss - 3:18:56 (36) BQ/PR of 21 minutes
Michelle McGill - 3:51:37 (51) BQ 21st sub 4 of 34 finishes
Mimi Torrez - 3:50:26* (47) BQ
Rob Myers - 4:08:25 (53) PR of 33 minutes
Sandra Tezino - 3:38:23 (50; BQ/PR pacer Scott Sebelsky in front)
Tammy Grado - 3:56:47 (50) BQ 2nd sub 4-hour of 20 finishes
Tim Russell - 4:11:17 (48)
Todd Hunter - 3:30:06 (50) 2nd best time of 29 finishes
Yaya Herrera - 3:36:14 (43) BQ 2nd best time of 6 finishes
Volte Friends
Andy Brock - 4:20:47
John Trocko - 4:55:56
Kim Hamilton - 4:17:28
Rebecca (Holt) Trocko - 4:55:56
Sonia Jackson - 3:27:18

* Not certain as of 9/16/18 if today's time is a PR or not for Volte athletes