Monday, July 16, 2018

Volte Wrapped Up March in Fine Fashion

Volte was busy during Spring Break 2018, even though the race card tends to gets a bit thin as race personnel and volunteers spend well-deserved off time with their families too.

However, a pair of greater Houston area standards played host to some of our runners - and Volte friends.

One of the two oldest 10-kilometer races in the state of Texas along with the Capital 10K in Austin, the HARRA-produced Bayou City Classic 10K - held on Saturday, March 17 - saw Jerritt Park recording a 44:50 time while Greg Nettleton and Tim Russell checked in with respective efforts of 47:25 and 56:14.

Former Volte coach Adrienne Langelier captured second in her age group with a fine 41:52 showing while Vince Attanucci chimed in with a time of 54:58.

Further south of downtown, also on Saturday, March 17, we had another trio racing the Seabrook Lucky Trail Half Marathon.

Monica Moreno led our athletes with a 2:39:21 on the double-loop course.

Christine Falzon completed her first career half marathon in 2;58:47 while Jimmy Baker collected a time of 3:01:12.

Volte friend Sabina Lorca-Acosta was second in her age group in 1:48:28 while Ken Johnson won first in his age group with his 101st career half marathon.

"I completed one of my goals yesterday in Seabrook," said Ken.  "I ran my 101st half marathon (13.1 miles) in honor of all those who have served with the 101st Airborne Division, the unit I served with at Fort Campbell, KY and Vietnam in 1967-68.  In 2014, I ran my 101st (and last) full marathon.

"I won first place in my 75-79 age group and yep, I was the only one in that age group."

Something to be said for showing up.

The never ending battle for running supremacy in the Hanyzewski household added another chapter to its epic tale as Brian and Laura combined forces to run as "Team Hanas" during the Seabrook Lucky Trail Two-Person Half Marathon Relay on Sunday, March 18.

Team Hanas - working together - at the Seabrook Lucky Trail Two-Person Half Marathon Relay.
(Photo courtesy of the Hanyzewski family.)
Team Hanas finished in 1:58:31 with Brian covering his 6.55-mile loop in 1:00:16 and Laura finishing hers in 58:15.

We call this a family draw - and a good time racing in a fun atmosphere at Seabrook's Rex Meador Park.

The following Saturday, March 24, Maryanne Svoboda and Lauren Hoffart competed in the Run Houston Minute Maid Park 5K and posted efforts of 25:47 and 33:18, respectively.

Volte friend Rob Rodriguez was the second men's master in the 10K with a time of 45:02.  Mary-Ellen Wilderman-Hay was the first grandmaster in 49:42 while her husband Brad finished in 1:02:01.

Also that same morning, two races were held within a mile of each other in Springwoods Village - just south of the Harris County/Montgomery County line.

The entire Hyde family ran in the United Way 5K, held completely within the confines of the ExxonMobil Campus.

Carrie led the family with a time of 29:03.  Alexander followed Mom in 32:09, while brother Braeden outsprinted his dad, Ray, to finish in 33:22 - five seconds ahead of him.

On the south side of Springwoods Village, Landa Wright was the first women across the finish line in the Springwoods Village 5K which was presented by CHI St. Luke's Health.

She posted a winning time of 24:09.  Gabby Westbrook was second overall in 24:34.

Our three Volte ladies at the Springwoods Village 5K - Gabby Westbrook, Waverly Walk and Landa Wright.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)
Round three of the 2018 Walk family running competition went to Waverly as she held off her Dad, Jon, with a three-second win, 30:39 to 30:42.

Far to the west Jessy Orlando and Tim Russell participated on the "Bushel of Apples" team that ran the 180-mile Texas Independence Relay from Gonzales to Houston.

The team finished in 31:25:30 and included the following team members:  Stacey Griggs Keener, Denise Rosales, Kristin Sissom, Jennifer Stevens, Bridget Hodge, Liz Koehler, Jennifer Ashmore and Mary Kerschbaum.

Sunday, March 25, a solid group ran in the Texas 10 Series race in College Station.

In the marquee 10-mile race, Amanda Jenkins led Volte as the first overall female in 1:08:15.

First is better than "3" as Amanda Jenkins led all women at Texas 10 College Station.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)
First place age group winners included Rip Reynolds and Jerritt Park in 1:10:37 and 1:12:59, respectively.

Running in his collegiate home, Mike Csikos sported a swift time of 1:14:47.

Nothing put a smile on the face of "Sunshine" (aka Mike Csikos) than running in Aggieland.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)
Keri Amador took second in her age group in 1:21:58 while Mike Kuykendall crossed the finish line surrounded by the Hanyzewski family.

Mike broke the tape in 1:32:52 as Laura finished in front of him in 1:31:33 while Brian followed in 1:33:49.

Brayden Park ran his usual 5K and 1-mile double and won his age group in the 5K in 26:47.

Volte friend Ken Johnson was second in his age group in the 10-mile in 2:27:25, while Ray and Diana Sarno both completed the 5-miler in 1:06:12.

The last Saturday of the month, Easter Saturday, saw Jerritt Park improve upon his Bayou City Classic 10K time with a mark of 43:42 at the Green 6.2 in City Centre Houston on the west side of town.

Figuring Waverly would take him to task again, Dad race announced Green 6.2 while Waverly nearly broke an hour with a fine showing of 1:00:26.

And, saving the best for last, Bill Dwyer recorded a 38:26 time in virtual race of the Superfly Galactic Hero 5K that was held on Saturday, March 31 in Ann Arbor, Michigan - as he attempts to complete his goal of one race a month for 2018.

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