Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Volte Maintains Texas 10 Series Lead in Plano

Volte rolled into the inaugural Texas10 Plano with a 10-point lead in the Texas 10 Series’ Ten-Gallon Club Competition over the Cypress Running Club.

And with a strong 16-member showing in the initial race in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Volte should retain that lead heading into the back half – and last three races – of the Series this fall.

Although the team dealt with a strong wind much of the race that traversed a two-loop course just west of the Dallas Tollway, Volte ran well heading into the summer 5K season.

Hope Layman runs nice and steady (Photo Courtesy - Bill Dwyer)
Chris Layman picked up his second win of the Series with a commanding 5-minute, 47-second over Trinity’s Jose Torres in a time of 58:01.  He now also possesses the sixth, seventh and eighth fastest times in the Series’ short 8-race history.

Of the nine remaining who ran the marquee 10-mile distance, seven finished on the podium.

Geri Henry captured the 65-69 division with her 1:56:01 finish.

Curtis Hooper (1:09:16), Hope Layman (1:14:15) and Mayra Caamano (1:21:50) all finished second in their division while Tammy Grado and Alfredo Gonzalez took home third place honors with respective times of 1:34:40 and 2:12:57.

Tammy Grado and her trademark "thumbs up" sign  (Photo Courtesy Bill Dwyer)
Randy Smith kept his “Last Man Standing” streak alive as he finished his eighth straight Texas 10 Series race with a time of 1:22:11, while Mary Carter did so as well in the five-miler.

Mary ran the first two 10-milers of the Series, but has run every single 5-miler since.

She took third in her age group in a time of 1:09:19.

Gabby Brockett led all of Volte's 5-mile finishers with a time of 48:34.  It was her fourth 5-mile finish in a Texas 10 Series event while Llana Bingham recorded her fifth finish – as she crossed the line with Debra Myers in 52:43.  (Both were smiling, of course.)

The trio went fourth, fifth and sixth in their age group – in the most difficult division in the small five-mile field.

Llana Bingham, Debra Myers and Bill Dwyer  (Photo Courtesy Bill Dwyer)
And Letty Gonzalez and Bill Dwyer were in the “coming back” division.

They both finished the 5-miler in 1:55:55 as Letty is coming back from having surgery done on her foot while our founder pinned a bib on for the first time in nearly three years.

More from everybody the rest of 2014.