So where did we leave off? Ironman Texas?
Ah yes. Still great memories for all!
Actually the last weekend of April was quite historic in Volte, USA - and may have only happened - partly - because Jerritt Park was looking for more races.
Even though some of the veterans among us have known about it for quite some time.
Saturday morning, April 29, began with a good crew - Voltes and friends - at the 67th running of the Spindle Tree parkrun 5K in east Magnolia.
The entire Park family participated.
Brayden led the way with a fifth place overall time of 18:27.
Jerritt was ninth overall and the second masters finisher - behind Kevin Baker - with a mark of 21:21. Put it in the books for race #29 of the year.
Riley Park would make it to the finish line a few seconds before Mom, Kristi, did.
Kristi stopped the clock in 26:35, while Riley dashed in at 26:23 - and now holds the fastest 10 and under time in Spindle Tree parkrun history.
Greg Broad rounded out our group with a time of 34:18.
Lots of friends getting in the action too as Lorena Rowell led the way in 24:25.
Vincent Attanucci finished his 25th career parkrun in 29:08.
Woodlands Fit runners Erika Lawton and Mariela Rodriguez covered the three-loop course in 31:39 and 36:59, respectively, and Ken Johnson finished his 14th career parkrun in 50:10.
The first bit of historic took place a little later in the morning in Eugene, Oregon as Keith Wiley ran the Eugene Half Marathon.
|Keith Wiley putting the dot on Oregon at historic Hayward Field|
(Photo courtesy of Keith Wiley)
Historic in the sense that the finish was on the track at Hayward Field.
Keith made the best of it with a 2:10:38 finish despite having one of his shoes literally fall apart during the race that slowed him down.
Never before this Saturday had a complete Volte team run in HARRA's Bayou Bash Relay.
It is a race that features four runners each doing a 2.2-mile leg - and it is typically against some of the best runners with many of Houston's long-time running clubs.
Team Volte Endurance was the second overall Mixed Masters team with a total time of 1:00:29.
|Team Volte Endurance. Volte's first-ever complete team in HARRA's Bayou Bash Relay|
(Photo courtesy of Jerritt Park)
Jerritt Park paced the group with a split of 14:14. Jane Cardnell and Rob Gay followed in 14:31 and 14:39, respectively.
Kristi Park, with her second race of the day, posted a nice effort of 17:03.
That was race #29 for Jerritt, and #30 came the next day as he finished second overall in 21:13 at the League City-based Run For Kelsi 5K.