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.

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