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Tuesday, November 18, 2008
BARC / HARRA Member Terry Mosley
(From the Bay Area Running Club)
Terry Mosley (1953 - 2008): We regret to inform you that BARC member Terry Mosley passed away Monday night, November 17. When we have information concerning funeral arrangements, we will pass it along.
We are a small club and his loss will be felt deeply. Terry was a consummate BARCer. He trained relentlessly and ran hard. We never heard any complaint, excuse or negativity from this gracious runner. He competed often at our local and HARRA races. He wore the BARC singlet with pride. He ran with many of us and indeed completed a 20 miler on Saturday with two other club members. His running was going very well, having just PR'd at the 25k. He was poised for a BQ in Dallas in December. That he would achieve it was not in doubt for those of us who followed his progress this season.
Please don't forget to support the Toughest 10K in Houston on Sunday at 8 a.m. on the Kemah Boardwalk. Terry would expect it of us. It is our race, cosponsored with Clear Lake Fitness Club and if you will not run it, show up to volunteer.
As you run this week, be grateful for the day and spare a thought for Terry, his family and his friends.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Ten For Texas Event Press ReleaseFrom The Ten For Texas Race Committee,
The good news is THE RACE IS ON! The disappointing news is the race has been moved to Saturday, November 15.
While we all hoped that 10 FOR TEXAS could go on as scheduled, safety and route access issues relating to the seven-days-a-week, 12-hours-a-day debris cleanup along the streets, major thoroughfares and by-ways of The Woodlands, has prohibited our use of the race course.
Registrations continue to flow in, and because of the disruptions caused by Hurricane Ike, the Race Committee has decided to keep the cost of registration at $45 until race day. Race day registration will remain at $60. No changes have been made to the fees for the inaugural ONE 4 TEXAS Kids’ Fun Run.
One change that has been made will be the use of the “D” Timing Tag. This disposable timing tag, which is used for scoring the race, will be attached to your bib number. Use of this new and proven system eliminates the need for separate chip pickup and collection at the end of the race.
Remember, the race will be held Saturday, November 15, and features a USA Track & Field certified 10-mile course within The Woodlands. The race begins and ends at Central Park in Market Street, site of the post-race awards party featuring the Nigel Edison Band. This will also be the first year for ONE 4 TEXAS, a non-competitive fun run for kids ages 5-12 designed to promote fun and fitness for kids of all abilities.
Packet Pick-up hosted by Luke's Locker:
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Luke's Locker Downtown, 1953 West Gray
Houston, TX 77019
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Luke's Locker The Woodlands, 9595 Six Pines, Suite 1060
The Woodlands, TX 77380
5:30 - 6:30 a.m.
Central Park @ Market Street
Last chance packet pick up.
Encourage your friends to register! Visit www.thewoodlandsassociations.org and click Parks and Recreation on the top of the home page and then 10 FOR TEXAS on the left-hand side of the page. Walk-in registration is available at The Woodlands Recreation Center and at the Luke’s Locker stores located in Houston, Katy and The Woodlands.
NOTE: The Race Committee, in conjunction with Interfaith of The Woodlands, would like to collect non-perishable food items to restock food pantries. Collection barrels will be located in and around all of the race’s parking areas and bag drop area. Participants are encouraged to donate.
10 FOR TEXAS supports the trend of reducing the environmental impact of running events. From recycling waste to utilizing environmentally-friendly supplies to urging participants to car pool to the event, it is our aim to consider the environment in all aspects of our event.
Interested in volunteering? Volunteers are still needed to help make the race a great experience for all participants. Volunteers will receive a specially designed T-shirt and an invitation to the post-race party. For further details, e-mail email@example.com.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Join Finish Line Sports on Sunday AM Long RunsLive in Sugar Land or the surrounding area and need some running partners for your Sunday long runs? Join a group of runners from Finish Line Sports, starting Sunday, October 5, every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. at Sugar Land Memorial Park.
Located at University Blvd. near the Commonwealth intersection, not far from UH-Sugar Land, Sugar Land Memorial Park has water fountains, restrooms and parking. Since it will be daylight by then, nearby levees can be used.
All paces are welcome and very informal. Distances can be discussed then, though many are at about 12 miles for Chevron Houston Marathon training. Call (281) 242-7700 for questions.
Memorial Hermann Seminar Series Set for October 18The Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Training Seminar Series previously scheduled for Saturday, September 13 will now be held on Saturday, October 18 at Beck's Prime in Memorial Park from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
This seminar will focus on running techniques and training at the correct intensity.
Let the experts in human performance from Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine and the Kenyan Way marathon training programs coach you on how to improve your endurance to get the most out of your performance.
Whether you are running the EP 5K, the Aramco Half Marathon or the Chevron Houston Marathon for the first time or as an experienced runner, these seminars will provide you with inside tips and techniques from the industry experts to boost efficiency in your performance while training.
For more information or to register, please click here.
Run For A Reason Kickoff Party RescheduledThe 2008 Run for a Reason Kickoff Party of the Chevron Houston Marathon has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 23, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Park's Picnic Loop.
The celebration, which kicks off the countdown to Race Day 2009, will feature charities associated with our Run for a Reason charity program, live music, refreshments, and running club and vendor booths. The first 2,000 attendees to present their registration confirmation for one of our January 2009 events at the "In Training T-Shirt" booth will receive a free In Training t-shirt. T-shirt pick-up will be available until 7:30 p.m.
For more information on the Run for a Reason Kickoff Party, please click here.
Please note that all race registration fees from the cancelled Watermill Express 5K, plus an equal match from the Houston Marathon Committee will be donated to Houston Mayor Bill White's Houston Ike Relief Fund. The $30,000 donation will go a long way to help improve the lives of those impacted by Hurricane Ike.
For more information or to donate to the Hurricane Ike Relief Fund, please click here.
Memorial Park Conservancy Hosts 10/4 Park Work DayJoin Memorial Park Conservancy, Houston Parks & Recreation Department, 002 Magazine, and other volunteers for another "Green Work Party" this Saturday, October 4, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., at Picnic Loop Lane.
Look for the Conservancy's white tent and banner. Please wear appropriate work clothes, long-sleeved shirts, closed-toe shoes (no flip-flops, please) and gloves. Help collect and carry brush and debris along the Picnic Loop to the roadside for easier HPARD pickup. Bring your own insect repellent and water.
Contact Oneika McCarthy, HPARD Volunteer Coordinator, at (713) 222-5052 or MPC's Volunteer Coordinator Allison Grady at (713)863-8403 for more information. Thank you!
Click here for more information about Memorial Park clean-up efforts. Click here for updates on all Houston Parks.
Join us again for Green Work Party-Round III will take place on Saturday, October 4, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Volunteers are needed all week at Picnic Loop Lane to help move brush and debris to roadside edge for easier HPARD pick up. Please wear appropriate work clothes, long-sleeved shirts, closed-toe shoes (no flip-flops, please), gloves, bring your own insect repellent and water.
HARRA Members Finishing Marathons 9/27-28Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Sunday, September 28
Russell Meyer, HH, 3:06:29 (87th overall)
Doug Schroeder, HS, 3:29:25
Omaha Marathon, Sunday, September 28
Tony Allison, TWRC, 3:49:52
Steve Boone, BCRR, 4:28:03
Paula Boone, BCRR, 5:12:54
Clarence DeMar Marathon, Gilsum to Keene, NH, Sunday, September 28
Jan Broyles, FLS, 4:14:46
Patti Muck, FLS, 4:19:21
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Ten For Texas Postponed to Saturday, November 15Hurricane Ike has caused one more delay.
The Community Associations of The Woodlands announced this afternoon that the third annual Ten For Texas 10-Miler, scheduled for Saturday, October 18, has been postponed four weeks to Saturday, November 15.
For the complete release, please click here.
Peak Performance Nutrition Seminar Set for October 15Longtime HARRA member Catherine Kruppa, MS, RD, CSSD, LD asks: "Are you an athlete or a fitness enthusiast that would like to eat to fuel your active lifestyle and improve your performance?"
If so, Kruppa's Peak Performance Nutrition Seminar, set for Wednesday, October 15 at 6 p.m. in the Boardroom of the Houstonian, is for you!
The seminar will achieve the following objectives:
· Help you to estimate your energy needs based on your activity level.
· Develop an eating plan to maximize your workout.
· Discuss the effects of nutrition on muscle strength, endurance and performance.
· Provide recommendations for fluid replacement.
· Advise you on the latest research on supplements
To get more information about the Seminar, which costs $20, or to reserve your spot, call Catherine Kruppa at (713) 316-5945 or e-mail her at CKruppa@houstonian.com.
2009 32nd Annual Cap 10K Registration OpenRegistration opens today for the 32nd annual Austin American-Statesman Capitol 10,000, which is scheduled for Sunday, March 29, 2009.
Through Tuesday, October 7, online registration for the timed run is just $20 and through the end of October, it is $23 before it reverts to a regular registration rate of $27.
Of course, before you make it to Austin, make sure you keep Saturday, March 14 open for HARRA's own classic, the 31st annual HEB Bayou City Classic 10K.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
The Woodlands Running Club Hosts Open Race 5K FridayDidn't get enough cross country running last Saturday during the HARRA Cross Country Relay sponsored by the Tornados?
Gather up as many of your club's members as you can and head north to The Woodlands for the Nike South Invitational Meet Open 5K and Running Club Team Challenge Friday evening, October 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Located at Bear Branch Sports Park, 6101 Research Forest Drive in The Woodlands, Nike South is one of the top high school cross country meets in the Southwest.
The 5K is the same multi-loop course that the high school boys run on Saturday morning.
Post-entry begins at 5:30 p.m., while the middle school races are going on, and the entry fee is just $10. All proceeds benefit The Woodlands Running Club Scholarship Fund.
Awards will be given to the top men's team, the top women's team, the team with the most participants and the top 25 individual performances. Clubs will be scored using cross country scoring for their first five (5) finishers. In the event of a tie, the sixth runner will be used.
Limited parking is available at the meet site and at Faith Community Church located next to the course. Additional parking at Lonestar College Administration Building, which is located on the north side of Research Forest Drive (at the intersection of Shadowbend Drive) and is about a 2-block walk west to the course.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Three Seconds From First!
The team of Jose Lara, Vaughn Gibbs, Ray Caesar Martinez and Luis Armenteros came up just three seconds short of victory at Saturday's HARRA Cross Country Relay; however, they chipped away at a 30-second lead set down on the first lap of 10:05 by Gabriel Rodriguez.
But Armenteros couldn't hold off the stronger finishing charge in the sand by former Sam Houston State star Joe Amburn even though the former Rice Owl started his 2-mile lap five seconds down.
Tornados Present Award to Club's Founder
The voice of the Tornados Running Club, Leno Rios, hands an award to the daughter of Miguel Lopez (in blue to her left) on Saturday at the HARRA Cross Country Relay for his years of service in founding and leading the club that is the favorite in the HARRA Fall Series.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
HARRA Cross Country Relay Open Winners
Gabriel Rodriguez, Joe Amburn, Joe Oveido and Abe Zavala posted an eight-mile time of 42:25 as they held off a Luis Armenteros-led team by just three (3) seconds to capture Saturday's HARRA Cross Country Relay, hosted by the Tornados Running Club.
We couldn't get these ladies to stay still long enough for a team picture, but another Tornados team captured the women's open division of the HARRA Cross Country Relay. HARRA VP, Road Race Management Jen Brown (with her back to you), Michelle Friedman and Lea Carruthers paced their team with a winning time of 50:51. Diana Hurst (not pictured) ran the team's fastest leg - the second leg - in 12:30.
HARRA Cross Country Relay Masters Winners
Steven King, Gerardo Mora, Chris Bittinger and Tuan Nguyen are all smiles after finishing seventh overall -- and first in the Masters division -- with a time of 47:32.
Paced by Jackie Connelly, Lou Thrash and HARRA Membership Chair Helen Grant, these Striders were the fastest in the women's Masters division.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Amica Try Andy's Tri Volunteers NeededFinish Line Sports' Andy Stewart invites volunteers to his store, located at 13895 Southwest Freeway at Sugar Creek Blvd. in the Gerland's Center, from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 5 to assist with packet stuffing for this year's Amica Try Andy's Tri.
Stewart estimates 10-15 volunteers should be able to knock out the 850 race packets in a few hours. Please call the store at (281) 242-7700 if you can help.
Monday, September 22, 2008
September's HARRA Board Meeting RescheduledDue to the inconveniences (lack of power and traffic considerations) caused by Hurricane Ike, HARRA's monthly Board meeting, which is normally held on the third Monday of each month, has been rescheduled to Monday night, September 29 at 6 p.m.
HARRA president Anna Sumrall Helm announced today that the first two races of the 2008 HARRA Fall Series - the HARRA Cross Country Relay, hosted by the Tornados, on Saturday, September 27 near the intersection of Memorial and Shepherd and the United Space Alliance 10-Miler on Sunday, October 12 at the University of Houston-Clear Lake - are planned to be run as scheduled.
Next Monday night's agenda calls for the following items:
+ New Runner of the Season tabulations
+ Need of Just for Kids Fun Run registration and food directors
+ Discuss the HARRA Race Requirements for the United Space Alliance 10-Miler and the Koala/Luke's Houston Half Marathon
+ The Practice Tour de Bayou
For more information or to add items to the agenda, please contact Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Update From The Surfside Beach MarathonThe Overnite Software Surfside Beach Marathon and Half Marathon is hosted by one of HARRA's affiliated clubs, the Brazosport Area Road Runners Association (BARRA).
Here's an update from race director Daryl Beatty:
"Yikes! It was Ike! If you haven't noticed the news the past two weeks, Surfside Beach suffered a pretty substantial hit from Hurricane Ike. Lots of houses and businesses were destroyed, and our usual race headquarters, Stahlman Park, was substantially damaged. I was just about to send out my annual "We made it through hurricane season e-mail" and then ...
"But, the beach is still here, it just moved back a little ways, and if you are in for an adventure we are still on for the 5th running of the Surfside Beach Marathon & Half Marathon, on February 14th, 2009. As with each year, but more importantly this year, the proceeds will benefit the "Save Our Beach Association" Surfside, and offer college scholarships.
"To the many of you who are already registered (registration is running way ahead of last year), we will be sending out some changes as the date approaches. For example, we will probably be using large tents this year rather than Stahlman park pavillion, so we will have packet pickup at a nearby location. More on that later, as we see how clean up progresses.
"If you haven't registered yet, we are continuing the early registration rate of $50 for the next 100 registrants.
"You may register by going to the web site: www.surfsidemarathon.com.
"Every year at Surfside Beach is unique! This one will certainly be no exception. We have another in our continuing series of unique awards and apparel items planned for this year, and look forward to seeing you then."
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Run to Cure Huntington's Disease 5K PostponedSaturday's 7th annual Huntington's Disease Society of America Run to Cure HD 5K at Oyster Creek Park in Sugar Land has been postponed due to Hurricane Ike.
"We are in the process of trying to reschedule the event, and will post information on the website as soon as we have any updates. Thank you for your continued support," the event said.
Contacted by e-mail, race officials elaborated today that they are exploring multiple date options in either October or November.
Update from Finish Line SportsHARRA-affiliated club and member discount program participant Finish Line Sports' Andy Stewart provides the following update this morning:
"I hope everyone is okay and safe after terrible Hurricane Ike. It was quite a weekend! We all feel for Galveston.
"Finish Line Sports is okay, unboarded, and back open 10-5 this week. The race equipment boat shed on Dairy Ashford was completely leveled. I am dealing with that. Ugh. Thanks to all the running friends that helped with that mess Monday night.
"AMICA Try Andy's Tri is a GO for Sunday, October 12, as planned. 850 entered and full.
"Dave Rainey asked that I tell you that Cinco Ranch Tri has been moved back a month to Sunday, October 26. Race is full at 850. Please spread the word.
"FLS Beginners Speedwork will start next Wednesday night, Sept 24, as planned at Clements.
"Markell Lacy's swim talk and FLS First-Timers Tri Clinic has been moved to this Saturday, Sept 20. Markell at 8 a.m. and the Newcomers Tri Clinic at 10 a.m.
"Any questions, the store phone is working at 281-242-7700."
Run For A Reason Kickoff Party CancelledThe Chevron Houston Marathon has announced that the Run For A Reason Kickoff Party and the Watermill Express 5K Packet Pickup, scheduled for Thursday, September 18 beginning at 5 p.m., have been postponed until further notice.
Power In Motion Still On September 17th!The second week of the Fall session of Power In Motion will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, September 17, in Memorial Park -- just to spite Ike!
If you're able to make it to the Park this evening to participate, please do so safely.
"I made it down to Memorial Park yesterday," said Rita, a member of the Gu's, in the Power In Motion forums. "There are quite a few trees down, but the park is open and they have done a great job of clearing the path."
Former PIM co-director Tom Radosevich ran the Park this morning and reported via e-mail that he was "sad to see too many downed giants."
The HARRA Board and the leadership of Power In Motion hopes that all runners have power, water and have come through the storm with little damage.