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Runaway Train Half Marathon in Dallas (Read 689 times)

    Has anyone in the Dallas Fort Worth area on here run the Runaway Train Half Marathon in Dallas? I am contemplating signing up as it would be my first half marathon. Confused Here's a Link http://www.thrustonracing.com/calendar.html

    Vim


    You'll ruin your knees!

      The Thruston races are usually well organized and go off like clockwork. It's been a while since I have done one of theirs, but the shirts are cotton T's and I don't remember what the finisher award was. It will be run at White Rock Lake, nice place to run, mostly flat unless they get off the lakeshore. I don't know what course they plan, but it is probably an out and back. There will be a good crowd there, but it is still a small race...probably less than 300. 1:24 won the men's division last year (1:27 the men's masters). Their races feel kind of like club races more than open road races. Be sure and give us a report on how it goes if you decide to do it. Good luck, Lynn B

      ""...the truth that someday, you will go for your last run. But not today—today you got to run." - Matt Crownover (after Western States)

        Lynn B, This morning I ran the Runaway Train Half Marathon in Dallas, which was my first half marathon. My pace was around a 9 1/2 minute/mile pace. I could of pushed it harder, but my goal was just to complete the distance with a pace between 10-11 minute miles. Thanks for the earlier feedback on the Thruston races. Those folks give out lots of medals. The top 5 per division get a medal! In fact, I got another medal for my division outside of the medal they give to everyone who finishes under 3:00. I'll post more in a "too much information" style posting later. modal (who is feeling it in his knees)

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          Way to go, Modal! Congrats!

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            Wow, congrats! Nice race Smile
            2009: BQ?