I got up at 5 this morning and drove down to Houston to run the Heights 5K. I guess you could say it was a 6-cow race, with 961 finishers in the timed event. The course was flat and down and back on Heights Blvd. in the northern part of Houston. According to my Garmin, I finished in 35:41. The chip-timed race results said 36:51 for my chip time. I am not sure how that happened, but I am sure about the 35:41. I will claim that. In either case, I was 6 out of 9 runners in the 70 and over age group. The overall female winner was Kaytlynn Welsch (age 13), with a time of 18:44. Her 11-year old sister, Heather, finished in 20:11. Amazing.
Retired from the Army in 1984 and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in 2005. Began running in 1961 and racing in 1983. Completed over 1,000 races, to include 101 marathons or ultra-marathons. I am a STREAKER, meaning that I run every day. Member of the U.S. Running Streak Association, Seven Hills Running Club in Huntsville, Texas, Lufkin Area Pace Setters (LAPS) and Team RWB. Author of the book, How to Put on a Road Race.