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@russelds

Lubbock, TX Raving since 2017 50 States hopeful/finisher, Marathon Maniacs #10557, Half Fanatics #7775 active 4 months, 2 weeks ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    West Texas Running Club

  • Rave race:

    REVEL Mt. Charleston

  • Race that's calling my name:

    Boston

  • I run because:

    I run to better myself. I love to challenge myself and see how much my body can take. I started at age 40 and don’t intend to ever stop!

My Races

Organize, track & review your races and personal bests here.

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Future Races

Personal Bests (6)

Race Distance Location Date Result
50 Miler Ottawa, KS Oct 27, 2018 9:44:10
Goofy Challenge (39.3 Miles) Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 11, 2014 2:05:48
50K Dallas, TX Jan 20, 2018 5:35:00
Marathon Las Vegas, NV May 7, 2016 3:43:57
Half Marathon Irving, TX Mar 27, 2021 1:53:59
5K Allen, TX Jan 1, 2016 27:29

Future Races (2)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Boise, ID Oct 16, 2021
Marathon Boise, ID TBD

Past Races (43)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Fort Worth, TX May 8, 2021 1:57:40
Half Marathon Irving, TX Mar 27, 2021 1:53:59
Half Marathon Fort Worth, TX Feb 21, 2021 1:59:42
Marathon Kingwood, TX Jan 1, 2021 3:59:22
Marathon Fort Worth, TX Dec 22, 2019 4:39:13
Marathon Fort Worth, TX Dec 21, 2019 4:04:50
Marathon Athens, Greece Nov 10, 2019 4:38:28
Marathon Salt Lake City, UT Sep 14, 2019 3:45:26
Marathon Idaho Springs, CO Jun 2, 2019 3:50:50
Marathon Las Vegas, NV Apr 27, 2019 4:04:30
Marathon Fort Worth, TX Feb 24, 2019 4:01:33
Marathon Kingwood, TX Jan 1, 2019 4:07:20
50 Miler Ottawa, KS Oct 27, 2018 9:44:10
Marathon Cedar Crest, NM Sep 15, 2018 5:11:45
Marathon Las Vegas, NV Apr 28, 2018 4:15:46
50K Dallas, TX Jan 20, 2018 5:35:00
Marathon Kingwood, TX Jan 1, 2018 4:02:56
Marathon Staten Island, NY Nov 5, 2017 4:15:00
Marathon Salt Lake City, UT Sep 9, 2017 4:19:02
Marathon Big Sur, CA Apr 30, 2017
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 17, 2017
Marathon Houston, TX Jan 15, 2017 4:19:07
Marathon Arlington, VA Oct 30, 2016 4:18:00
Marathon Ruidoso, NM Jun 26, 2016 5:29:12
Marathon Las Vegas, NV May 7, 2016 3:43:57
Half Marathon Lubbock, TX Apr 2, 2016 1:56:09
Marathon Calistoga, CA Mar 6, 2016 3:55:30
Marathon Allen, TX Jan 1, 2016 4:54:08
5K Allen, TX Jan 1, 2016 27:29
Marathon Allen, TX Dec 31, 2015 4:13:04
5K Allen, TX Dec 31, 2015 27:29
Marathon Chicago, IL Oct 11, 2015 4:00:30
Marathon Oklahoma City, OK Apr 26, 2015 3:59:52
Marathon Allen, TX Jan 1, 2015 4:34:12
Marathon Allen, TX Dec 31, 2014 4:04:31
Marathon Eugene, OR Jul 27, 2014 4:12:07
Goofy Challenge (39.3 Miles) Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 12, 2014 4:18:53
Goofy Challenge (39.3 Miles) Lake Buena Vista, FL Jan 11, 2014 2:05:48
Marathon Arlington, VA 2013 4:03:48
Marathon Phoenix, AZ 2013 4:09:12
Marathon Pittsburgh, PA 2012 4:18:59
Marathon Chicago, IL 2011 4:15:19
Marathon Tyler, TX 2010 4:25:48

My Raves

Cowtown is a wonderful race. They do a great job with swag, post race goodies and course support. I really love this race, but they changed the route to go … MORE

Cowtown is a wonderful race. They do a great job with swag, post race goodies and course support. I really love this race, but they changed the route to go the opposite direction this year. No shade, many hills, headwinds made it not as enjoyable! I hope this was a one time change!

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Big Cottonwood is a fantastic race and I have run it twice (2017 and 2019) It is fast for the first 18 miles, but there is a very tough 5 … MORE

Big Cottonwood is a fantastic race and I have run it twice (2017 and 2019)
It is fast for the first 18 miles, but there is a very tough 5 mile out and back that can really make or break your race. Revel is a fantastic race organization and this is a must run course.

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Revel Rockies is a fantastic race with a fantastic course. However, the altitude can get to people and the middle miles are TOUGH! The scenery is gorgeous and the swag … MORE

Revel Rockies is a fantastic race with a fantastic course. However, the altitude can get to people and the middle miles are TOUGH! The scenery is gorgeous and the swag is top notch. All of Revel’s races are superbly organized and fast. This one has a very steep first 10 miles then rolling hills at altitude and a small hill at mile 26.1!

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This was my first Cowtown and it did not disappoint! I loved the course, even the hills, the post-race food, the course support and the overall experience. Great job! Read … MORE

This was my first Cowtown and it did not disappoint! I loved the course, even the hills, the post-race food, the course support and the overall experience. Great job! Read my race report!

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This race was an inaugural race and I understand that there will be a few problems that need to be sorted out, but I also ran an inaugural race in … MORE

This race was an inaugural race and I understand that there will be a few problems that need to be sorted out, but I also ran an inaugural race in NV the month before that was first rate, so there’s that.
I won an entry to this race through a raffle at our local running store. That was a plus. The organizers did these raffles around the area. I hope they keep this.
The full marathon had a total of 25 people registered. There were over 100 registered for the half.
Packet pickup was a bit confusing and they registered me for the half by mistake, even though I emailed the race director 3 times, telling him that I was running the full.
Shirts have a nice logo, but are cotton.
I tried to drive the course the night before the race and couldn’t follow the printed map very well, I was really afraid I would get lost during the race (more on that later).
The course was brutal. There was no relief from incline after incline. I was walking up the mountains backwards just to get some pressure off my quads. The one at mile 20 or 22 (can’t remember, I have blocked it out of my memory!) was over a mile long and straight up. The roads were not all paved as the course description states, but I think they are changing the course for 2017, so maybe they will be.
Course spectator support is pretty much non-existent. I was out on the course alone for the majority of the 5 1/2 hours I spent out there (my slowest marathon time ever, I had just BQ’d the month before). In fact, by the time I got to the last water stop, there was no one there, but they did leave the cups and coolers there, so that was good. There was a very nice man at the top of that awful hill though with water in the back of his pickup. It was nice to see a human at that point!
I did get lost once. For the most part, there were white arrows painted on the road at the turns. I missed one and went about .25 mile out of the way, turned around and came back to find the arrow and a water stop. The person at the water stop said she saw me going the wrong way, but didn’t know if I was in the race or not!!! Uh, running outfit, bib number, looking lost…?
I ended up coming in 2nd overall Female (more confusion in the results occurred, another person got even more lost than I did!) and winning what was supposed to be $200.00 cash. I opened it later and found that it was a voucher that had to be cashed in at the local bank. I am not from Ruidoso, and it was Sunday, so I had to go to a lot of trouble to finally get the bank to send me a money order.
So, I have nothing to complain about since the race really didn’t cost me any money at all, but hopefully this review will help out those that will spend money to come run this race.
A few pluses – the views in the mountains were beautiful, the medals are a good size with the race logo on them, there was good food at the end of the race, free race photos.
If you like a lot of hills, this one will be for you!
I will not be running the full again, but may consider the half in the future.

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This race begins at the Silent Wings museum by the Lubbock Airport. It is organized by West Texas Endurance, a local event organization that does a super job. The course … MORE

This race begins at the Silent Wings museum by the Lubbock Airport.
It is organized by West Texas Endurance, a local event organization that does a super job.
The course takes you around the country club area on the outskirts of Lubbock, however there is a train track crossing that often postpones several participants.
My favorite part of this race is getting to shake hands and receive medals from Mr. and Mrs. McCool, Willie’s parents.
The AG awards are also terrific. Slate plaques with the race emblem on them.
Results are immediate and the race is very well organized. A must run if you are in the Lubbock area.

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