Sunday, May 16, 2021

Debuts, Distance PRs and Podiums in a Day's Work For Volte at Sylvan Beach

Even though Volte doesn't have plans anytime soon to add tri to our name, we had a great group of eight athletes competing at the 15th edition of the Sylvan Beach Triathlon and Duathlon on Sunday, May 16 in La Porte.

Sylvan Beach has run continuously – minus last year’s cancellation due to COVID-19 – since 2006 where it started as a point-to-point race known as the Battle of San Jacinto Triathlon.

75% of our crew from Sunday's Sylvan Beach Triathlon and Duathlon
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)

Half of our crew – Yaya Herrera, Gabby Westbrook, Paolo Biagi and Tammy Grado – is training to complete their first Ironman at this year’s Ironman Texas, to be held in The Woodlands on Saturday, October 9.

Focused and determined is Yaya Herrera coming back in off of one of the run legs.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)

And two of those four – Yaya and Gabby – were competing in their longest triathlon to date, the Olympic distance which includes a 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike and 10K run.

Gabby Westbrook has her eyes on where she needs to go back into the transition area.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)

(Due to high winds, the Olympic distance swim was shortened to 1,000 meters and the start was delayed to 7:05 a.m. from its original 6:55 a.m. scheduled start.)

Three of the remaining four – Christopher Branch, Judith Albarran and Mayra Caamano – joined Biagi and Grado in the sprint duathlon while Angel E Martinez Interiano, who has just started to come back and run Tuesday night track with us, jumped into the sprint triathlon.

Angel Martinez Interiano making the run look easy.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)

In the duathlon, which included a two-mile run, 12.5-mile bike and three-mile run course, Branch, who was making his multisport debut, led our entire group with a time of 1:17:42, good for sixth in a competitive 40-49 division and 20th of 80 overall male competitors.

Christopher Branch led Volte in the duathlon today with nobody too close to chase him.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)

Biagi was four overall places behind in 1:20:46 and fourth of 19 competitors in his 50-59 division.

Paolo Biagi getting directions from volunteer, and one of the friendliest and
most versatile female road and trail runners around, Becky Nesbitt.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)

Biagi drew praise post-race from Volte teammate Mayra Caamano.

"You took off from the very beginning and I could never catch you!" she said.  "I knew you were going to be great on the bike, but I was also very impressed with both of your runs!"

Caamano, who was making her first multisport appearance since Mother’s Day 2012, led all of our ladies in the duathlon.

She was fourth in her age group then in 2012 at the TriGirl Super Sprint Duathlon, held at Duessen Park just off Lake Houston, where she covered the half-mile run, 8-mile bike and 2-mile run in 49:41 was 15th overall.

Caamano in her multisport debut nine years ago.
(Photo courtesy of Friends of the Running Community)

But today, seemingly not having missed a step in nine years, she came out firing – with a 13-minute, two-mile first leg – that brought her into transition sixth overall as the race was led by one of Houston’s top female athletes, Flora Lai.

Nine years and a couple of days later, Caamano signals the second time's easier.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)

Caamano was second in her 10-year age group (out of 19 competitors) and eighth overall out of 56 female finishers.

Albarran, also competing in a duathlon for the first time, was just three overall places behind Caamano – and two in their mutual 40-49 age group.

Judith Albarran might have missed the podium by one spot, but was dazzling in her multisport debut.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)

Like Mayra, Judith threw down a fast opening two miles in 14:20 en route to an overall time of 1:25:20.

While Albarran missed out of age group award placement by one, Grado made the podium in third in her 11-competitor 50-59 division with the best run on both legs.  

The top two finishers in her division finished just two seconds apart – and Tammy was just two minutes behind them with an overall time of 1:32:07.

Some community notables from today’s results include the following:
Sylvan Beach Duathlon
James Griffis, The Woodlands, 1:16:00
Ben Harvie, Kemah, 1:25:47
Van Joslin, our friend from the Texas 10 Series and Valhalla, “The Speedo Bandido”, 1:15:16
Dana Lyons, founder, Finish Strong Coaching, 1:08:32, 4th overall male
Pam Meaux, Team in Training, The Woodlands Running Club, 1:15:31, 2nd overall female
Steve Sievert, top Texas 10 Series masters competitor, 1:08:45 (was Darren Hadden’s target)

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Volte Blossoms at Trail Racing Over Texas' Wildflower Trail Run

Obviously, Bastrop State Park is known for abundant wildflower trails throughout its 6,600 acres, but the Volte boys were not there to pick flowers last Saturday.

Impressive performances, though, were the measure of the day as part of Trail Racing Over Texas’ third annual Wildflower Trail Run in Bastrop on May 8.

The race started in 2017, but the last two years have been cancelled.

In just his fifth career trail race, Ramon Rosales, Jr., 40, registered his third overall win and set a new event record, recording the first sub-4 hour 50K in the Wildflower Trail Run’s history.

Rosales’ 3:59:33 shattered the former mark set by Angel Jabega four years ago when he won the inaugural race in 4:17:29.

He was a little more than eight minutes ahead of his closest competitor, Adam Doe, 33, from Albuquerque, New Mexico, who also broke the former standard with a mark of 4:07:48.

Even though it was Luis Murillo’s slowest time of three career Wildflower Trail Run 50K finishes, he stayed in the top four for the third straight time.

Luis posted a time of 4:41:13.  He had finished third overall in 2017 (4:34:56) and second in 2018 (4:18:00).

Brother Juan had his fastest of the three years and his second top 10 finish in the 50K.

He finished eighth overall in 5:15:59, bettering his 5:19:20 ninth place effort in 2017.

And for good family measure, father Jose Murillo shined in the 10K.

At 70 years of age, Jose was 23rd overall at the 6.2-mile distance in 1:03:35 – an excellent time in and of itself for any age on that course, but he beat another 114 runners to the finish line – and was the oldest competitor in the field.

Well done everyone!

Monday, May 10, 2021

Volte, Volte Friends and Volte Alumni Youth All Cap Off Busy Week of Competition

Over the years, even before the official formation of Volte, those involved in our group have strongly supported the development of an activity -- running -- in youth that will serve them their entire lives.

Within Volte, at the risk of forgetting somebody, Laura Godfrey's daughter plays tennis for Montgomery High School, Mayra Caamano's daughter runs cross country and track for The Woodlands College Park, Brian and Laura Hanyzewski's daughter and Jerritt and Kristi Park's son both run cross country and track for McCullough Junior High.

In the past week, two homeschool groups that we've come to know in different ways over the last couple of years competed at the Texas State Homeschool Track and Field Championships that were held in Rio Vista, Texas on Friday and Saturday, May 7-8, 2021.

One, Salt and Light Homeschool, has frequented The Woodlands Running Club's Sunday Night 5K that our founder Bill Dwyer has hosted since 2009 as they have used it as part of their preparation for cross country season each year.

The other, Houston Homeschool Athletics, shares the track with us on Tuesday nights at Knox Junior High during track and field season.

But before that, our Brayden Park, Jerritt and Kristi's son, competed in the John Cooper School Moonlight Mile (1,600 meters) on Tuesday, May 4 for McCullough.

He posted a personal best time of 5:27.47.

And over the weekend, running for his club team, Team Green Running, at a meet in Pearland on Saturday, May 8, he PR'd in the 3,000 meters with a time of 11:05.

Also competing in the Moonlight Mile were the sons of Volte alumni Jill Tresaugue.

Ryan, a senior at The Woodlands, was 11th overall in 4:24.77, while younger brother Luke, a freshman, had a personal best time of 5:16.50 as well as even younger brother Jack - a teammate of Jerritt's at McCullough - also scored a new personal best in 5:39.94.

Back to the Texas State Homeschool Track and Field Championships, both Salt and Light and Houston Homeschool fielded a team in nearly every division of competition.

They fared as follows:

Women's Varsity - U18
3.  Houston Homeschool Athletics - 77
6.  Salt and Light Homeschool - 20

Women's Junior Varsity - U16
2.  Salt and Light Homeschool - 96
8.  Houston Homeschool Athletics - 22

Women's 14 & Under
3.  Houston Homeschool Athletics - 98
6.  Salt and Light Homeschool - 16

Women's 12 & Under
5.  Houston Homeschool Athletics - 42
T8.  Salt and Light Homeschool - 8

Women's 10 & Under
2.  Houston Homeschool Athletics - 94

Men's Varsity - U18
3.  Houston Homeschool Athletics - 87

Men's Junior Varsity - U16
3.  Salt and Light Homeschool - 81
8.  Houston Homeschool Athletics - 24

Men's 14 & Under
6.  Houston Homeschool Athletics - 48
8.  Salt and Light Homeschool - 28

Men's 12 & Under
7.  Houston Homeschool Athletics - 24
12.  Salt and Light Homeschool - 2

Men's 10 & Under
4.  Houston Homeschool Athletics - 39
11.  Salt and Light Homeschool - 10 

Individually, Benjamin Buckelew, the son of Volte alumni Sally, competed in four events at the varsity level finished with a second, two thirds and a fourth-place finish.

Classified as a sophomore, Benjamin's only event where he was off the podum was the 100 meters where he finished fourth with a personal best time of 12.15 seconds.

In the 200 meters, he was third in a time of 24.32 seconds.

His 4x400 relay team grabbed second as he, David Johns, James Boutte, Jr. and Caleb Creamer covered the distance in 3:43.25.

And finally, in the long jump, he was third - one spot behind teammate Caleb Creamer - with a leap of 18 feet, 11.5 inches. 

Sally and Robert's daughter Molly also helps coach many of the younger Houston Homeschool Athletics athletes.

Congratulations to all of our junior high and high school athletes on a spectacular 2020-2021 school year!

Monday, May 3, 2021

Rains, Heat and Humidity Fail to Befall Volte The First Weekend of May

After three good weekends of racing weather, Mother Nature figured it was time to put her foot down.

Rains on Saturday, and then Sunday was the first race day of 2021 where heat and humidity showed that they were in charge.

Volte got started at Woods Edge Community Church in The Woodlands on Saturday morning at the Run for Hope 5K and 10K.

Christopher and Stephanie Reed ran the 5K in near identical times of 23:21 and 23:15, respectively, and both won their age group while Scott Haney finished the 10K in 58:45.

Sunday, Volte had almost 20 participating in the Vintage Park Half Marathon, 5K and 1K.

Luis Murillo gets ready to make the turn to be the third overall finisher in the 5K on Sunday.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)

One of our top performances came in the 5K as Luis Murillo ran a PR of 16:32 en route to a third overall placement and first in his age group.

But three more would follow in kind – a new personal best and an age group win.

Maria Sanchez was next with a win in her 20-24 division with a time of 21:00.

After cleaning up in the Texas 10 Series with an Armadillo Cup win in her 45-49 age group, Erika Sampson kept her winning ways going with a mark of 21:47.

And Jane Campbell ruled the 40-44 division with a time of 22:45.

Auggie Campbell, Jane’s husband, and Rich Cooper rounded out our 5K field with times of 24:04 and 28:42, respectively.

Solid, steady performance turned in by coach Rich Cooper on Sunday in the 5K.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)

In the half marathon, Volte had a group of eight including five of our friends.

Juan Murillo led us with a 1:37:20 effort followed by Alejandro Bedoya’s 1:43:54.

Three weeks out from the Buffalo Marathon, Steven Sfeir ran 2:03:55 with Jason Bodie, whose official time was a second more.

Michael Gayle and Scott Haney ran the entire way for a 2:06:27 finish.

Too much fun?  No such thing with Scott Haney and Michael Gayle in Sunday's Half Marathon.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)

Jose Murillo was second overall in his 70-and-over division, covering the distance in 2:08:54 and less than three minutes out of first behind Houston Masters Sports Association’s Fred Ward.

Diana Gayle turned in a very nice performance of 2:21:03, staying under 11 minutes per mile on a tough day.

Volte friends saw Rip Reynolds clocking a time of 1:31:18 followed by Paul Blutt’s 1:33:15 that allowed him to grab third place in his age group.

Terrence Baptiste won his age group in 1:36:49.

As she did at The Woodlands Half Marathon in March, Erika Park paced Pam Greene to a first-place age group win with a time of 1:47:22 while finishing second in her own 45-49 herself.

Cristina Gray rounded out our friends’ efforts with a time of 2:06:44.

And, of course, the best is saved for last – the Kids’ 1K.

Evie Campbell grabbed first in her age group with a one-kilometer time of 3:54, while brother Simon finished in 4:13 but missed out by one spot of winning an award.

With grandmother Erika Sampson behind them cheering and filming, Logan Jenkins and Whitley Sampson ran the distance in 6:47 and 10:15, respectively.

Volte closed out Sunday with a solid group at The Woodlands Running Club Sunday Night 5K.

Darren Hadden dominated with a winning time of 19:09.

Jerritt Park was second in 22:30 while Jane Campbell was the first female finisher in 24:53.

Steven Sfeir, after running a half earlier in the morning, led Volte friend Curtis Barton, across the line with a mark of 25:52.  Barton was less than a minute behind in 26:48.

George Rux finished a little bit ahead of Brooke Hadden.  George made it in 31:42 while Brooke ran almost an identical time to what she did at Cypress last Sunday.  She finished in 32:27.

And 1K wasn’t enough for Simon Campbell, his Dad, Auggie, ran the 5K with him and they stopped the clock in 35:41.
 

Friday, April 30, 2021

Volte and Friends Played The Game Well

Google 4.16666 miles and guess what comes up?

If you are a runner you know it will be the Big Dog’s Backyard Ultra, put on annually by the creator of the Barkley Marathon, Gary Cantrell.

Last year, one of the top female ultramarathoners in the world, American Courtney Dauwalter, won the race in Bell Buckle, Tennessee by completing 68 loops for 283.33 miles over Ohio’s Harvey Lewis, who didn’t go out for the 68th loop.

Oh, we forgot one thing.

You have to run each lap in under an hour.

Ramon (pictured in yellow) with the Murillos and Gary Kroll
(Photo courtesy of Ramon Rosales)

Two weeks ago, Spectrum Trail Racing, an Austin-based event production company, hosted its version of Cantrell’s classic, called The Game at the 88 Ranch in Columbus, Texas.

And, we had people there.

Sure, the winner got $400 cash and a pair of La Sportiva shoes, but the crown jewel was a gold coin that gained that individual access to Cantrell’s race in October.

San Francisco’s Vincent Barrientos went 34 laps for 141 miles to capture the win.

Fifth overall was Volte friend Ramon Rosales who finished 24 laps to give him a 100-mile finish – his first of his ultrarunning career.

Yes, Ramon - in an effort to psych a few competitors - took his stick pony out for a ride.
(Photo courtesy of Spectrum Trail Racing)

Ramon won the Habanero Hundred 100K in Cat Spring in August 2019 in 13:50:22 and then posted another overall win last February at Rocky 50 in 7:03:10.

Our Juan Murillo covered 15 laps for 100K (62.5 miles) while brother Luis stopped a loop short with 14 for a still impressive 58.333 miles.

However, Luis' last lap happened to be the one that they declared the fastest would also go home with a pair of La Sportiva shoes.

With 29 runners on the line to the start the 14th lap, Luis broke out a 7:10 per minute pace -- and called it a day.

Volte friend Gary Knoll ran 10 laps – almost 42 miles on a Saturday afternoon.

Ramon, Juan and Luis are all registered to race again next Saturday, May 8, 2021 at the Wildflower Trail Run 50K in Bastrop, Texas.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Better Than The Classic 70's Sitcom, Volte's Eight Was More Than Enough at Cypress 10

And today’s Cypress 10 puts a wrap on the 2020-2021 Texas 10 Series.

Congratulations to our three money winners in the Armadillo Cup standings – Erika Sampson, Darren Hadden and Mayra Caamano.

Thank you to each one of our athletes and friends who either scored points for us in the Ten Gallon Cup competition or were just plain awesome by being out and supporting a great Series.

Thank you to Bill Dwyer, Layton Gill and Rich Cooper, all of whom were out in attendance today and who supported everyone throughout the Series, including making adjustments in training schedules for many athletes to run more races in it.

It was great to be live and local – and absolutely no virtual.

Great looking bunch of Voltes and friends.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)

Volte was eight for eight today in the group with four PR’s, including three in the 10-miler and first timers are PR's, right?  :-)

Special shout-out to Brooke Hadden, Darren’s daughter, who ran her first 5K today in 32:21 and finishing second in her age group.

Well done, Brooke!

This is the sign of "Running Happy" by Brooke Hadden in her first 5K.
With a first name of Brooke, shouldn't Brooks be signing her to a contract?  :-)
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)

Our friends did excellent in the 5K as well – Alvaro and Lusi Trejo with the Tough Runners Club finished second and third in their age group in respective times of 25:08 and 29:01.

They were the only two runners who ran every single 5K in the entire Series.

Strike Force Racing’s Dee Akers – and a long-time friend to us here at Volte – was first in her age group.

Couldn't have framed this picture better if we tried!
Strike Force Racing's Dee Akers flanked by our Tammy Grado and Paolo Biagi.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)

In the five-miler, it was great to welcome Paolo Biagi and Tammy Grado back to this year’s Texas 10 Series after Tammy ran the 10-miler at Conroe and Paolo the five-miler.

With the pushback of Ironman Texas to the second Saturday in October, it allowed them to get out and run together today to a time of 41:39.  

Paolo earned first in his age group, while Tammy took second in hers.

We certainly cannot wait to cheer them, Yaya Herrera and Gabby Westbrook on at Ironman Texas in the early fall.

After running the 10-miler at both Bridgeland @Conroe and Huntsville, Paul Roche ran the five-miler in 51:51 and won his age group.

Five of our friends ran the five-miler and three of them ran every race while the other two only missed Conroe in late November.

Erin and Jimmie Gowton and Ken Johnson all ran every five-miler, while Ray and Dianna Sarno ran six.

Erin was second in her age group in 42:24, her third best time of the seven, while Jimmie stopped the clock in 47:37, tying his Katy time two weeks ago as his best of the Series.

Ken finished in 1:13:33.  

On Saturday, Ken also finished his 100th Run The Woodlands 5K at Barbara Bush Elementary in 44:36.

Ray and Dianna Sarno ran together and finished in 56:37 as Ray grabbed second in his age group.

They saved the best for last as it was their best time of the Series.

Left to right, Darren Hadden, Rob Gay and Roger King take aim at keeping up with the women's leader Heather Oliva out of the chute.  Darren would finish six seconds behind the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials competitor.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)

In the 10-miler, we had two age group wins, four age group placements and three PR’s.

I think George Jones sang that that would be hotter than a two-dollar pistol!

It was great watching Darren Hadden flying toward the finish line to break 1:02 and lower his personal best by 37 seconds with his time of 1:01:53.

He was the seventh overall male in a masters-laden field, which he placed fourth in.

For those of you counting at home, that is six races and six first-place age group wins for Darren.

Roger King lowered his personal best by 12 seconds with a second-place age group winning time of 1:03:46.  His previous best time came in the Series’ first race in Conroe.

I am sure if Darren could have given five of his faster seconds away, he would have given them to Rob Gay.

After an impressive jaunt last week to bring his best time down to 1:10:14, Rob was on a mission to break 1:10, but came up four seconds short.

Rumor has it that Rob already has the countdown clock started:  Five months and one day to Sienna 10 to kick off the 2021-2022 Texas 10 Series.

And Erika Sampson won her age group for the fifth time in seven races with a time of 1:14:08.

Speaking of our Volte friends in the 10-miler, Mark Amann won his fifth consecutive Texas 10 Series race, with a winning mark of 55:15.

Amann has now won seven races all-time in the Texas 10 Series, tying him with Ryan Miller.

Kevin Baker was second in his age group to seal up the Armadillo Cup win in the men’s 45-49 division – the same one that Darren finished third in.

Rip Reynolds and Josh Rivas finished in respective times of 1:07:21 and 1:11:26, while Northside Running’s Christina Gray and Woodlands Fit’s Randy Bradley closed things out with efforts of 1:26:17 and 1:41:46.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Two More Volte Women Go 1-2 to Win Sienna 10 Five-Miler With 8 AG Placements Overall

It’s been said it isn’t bragging if you can back it up.

Volte’s efforts lately have been so hot they have been setting off sparks on Nine Volte’s snap connectors.  (Battery humor, folks.)

Seriously.  Wow.  Impressive stuff.

Sunday in Fort Bend County at Ridge Point High School at Sienna 10 was a great day for Volte athletes and friends.

Great started with Roger King not only driving 65 miles to pick up his first-place plaque from last week, but most importantly -- to support our athletes with Volte founder Bill Dwyer.

Thank you, gentlemen.

On the roads, for the second day in a row, two Volte women have grabbed the two spots of their respective race as Maria Sanchez and Jane Campbell finished first and second, respectively, in the five-miler with times of 34:58 and 37:16.

Jane Campbell and Maria Sanchez sport Venezuela running singlets part of an effort by Volte founder Bill Dwyer to celebrate every couple of months the group's runners from around the globe.  Auggie Campbell is pictured on the far right.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)

Maria and Jane were running their first races in their new age groups as they turned 20 and 40, respectively, in March and last week.

Sanchez delivers Volte's third overall win in eight days in the 5-miler.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)

And for Campbell, it was her first race at the five-mile distance and the first time she’s placed in any race.  

Sanchez lowered her personal best by a minute and 34 seconds from her 36:32 performance in early February at Bridgeland@Conroe.

In the six races of the 2020-2021 Texas 10 Series, her time is only one of four under 35 minutes and behind only Halley Pigford, The Woodlands (32:35, Bridgeland@Conroe); Jamie Johnston, Mont Belvieu (32:36, Katy) and Zero Dark Thirty’s Keri Amador (33:03, Conroe).

Elsewhere in the five-miler, Jerritt Park posted his fastest time of his four showings this Series with a 33:11, first-place age group effort.

Park races to his fastest five-mile finish of the Series.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)

Auggie Campbell, Jane’s husband, covered the distance in 42 minutes even, good for third place in his division.

In the 10-mile race, just four of our athletes competed – and we shined like a country at the Olympics:  two firsts, a second and a third-place age group finish.

Leading the way was one of only six athletes in the entire 2020-2021 Texas 10 Series that have won their division five times or more, that being Darren Hadden.

Hadden heads to the 5-miler turnaround focused.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)

Darren grabbed another win with a showing of 1:04:27.

Eugenia Carter is the only runner to finish first in their division in all six races.  

Hadden joins Volte friend Mark Amann, who won his fourth straight 10-mile race on Sunday; one of the state’s top masters duathletes in Steve Sievert and 11- and 10-year-old Jayden and Haley Roth from Beaumont.

Give a guy a great bib number like 1000 – and challenge him to make something happen with it.

And did Rob Gay ever.

Gay looks like he could step in at tailback for the LSU Tigers en route to the finish.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)

How about beating his personal best time from last week at Katy by four minutes and 56 seconds – a time of 1:10:14.

Even Wal-Mart prices are not falling that fast anymore.

Oh yeah, Rob “No Taper” Gay is taking a page out of the Murillo playbook.  

He ran 12 miles yesterday.

Erika Sampson and Mayra Caamano grabbed top ten overall female placements with their times of 1:13:52 and 1:17:18, respectively, as they were seventh and ninth.

1:13 and Sampson looks like she's taking a stroll.  Wow!  Great job.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Dwyer)

They were in a masters’ field that included two of Houston’s top masters’ runners – Catherine Kruppa and Flora Lai – as well as Texas 10 Series’ top master race in, race out, Pasadena’s Eugenia Carter.

Sampson won her age group in 1:13:52, her second-best time of six in this year’s Series.

Caamano joins Sampson and Hadden with five age group placings in the 10-mile division.

A day after winning the Miles for Meals 10K in Conroe on a hilly course, she posted her third consecutive mark of 1:17, specifically on Sunday in 1:17:18.

Volte friends shined too.

Alvaro and Lusi Trejo both finished sixth overall and second in their age group with respective times of 25:18 and 30:25.

They are the only two runners who have run each 5K in this year’s 2020-2021 Texas 10 Series.

Erin and Jimmie Gowton led our friends in the five-mile race with times of 42:22 and 50:09, respectively.  

They are just two of nine runners who have run all six five-mile races.  That list also includes Huntsville’s Ken Johnson.

Erin won her second age group placement of the year as she placed second in her 40-44 division.

Strike Force Racing’s Dee Akers grabbed second in her division in 55:49.

Huntsville’s Ray and Dianna Sarno ran their fifth five-miler of the Series together as the finished in 57:41.  

Well, Ray finished a second later actually – and grabbed second place in his division.

Johnson was second in his age group in 1:13:27, while longtime The Woodlands Running Club member Kathleen Eaton from The Woodlands walked the distance in 1:24:09.

Of course, Amann, as mentioned above, won the overall race in 55:49.

Paul Blutt won his age group in 1:05:07.

Kevin Baker, a day after finishing third overall in the same Miles for Meals 10K that Caamano was first in, ran in 1:08:46.

He has run all six Texas 10 Series 10-milers – and was the first race that he was not on the podium in the 45-49 men’s division.

Woodlands Fit’s Randy Bradley, who ran the 5K in Conroe on Saturday, finished in 1:41:50.