Saturday, January 25, 2014
Lake Benbrook Half Marathon - 700th Race
I drove up to Fort Worth yesterday afternoon and spent the evening with my younger brother. We had a nice dinner and visit and then I drove down to Benbrook on the south side of Fort Worth for the Lake Benbrook Half Marathon this morning. The race started at 8:30 with a temperature in the mid-30's. During the race, it warmed up quickly to the 50's. Really nice weather for a half. The course was out and back on a paved road around Lake Benbrook. Very hilly. At about 3 miles, I met another retired Army guy, David Smith, and we ran and visited for the rest of the race. I finished in 3:03:53 and won 3rd place in the 70 and over age group. It was my 700th race since I started racing in 1983.