The Indomitable Boris Balic Turns 75!
Boris Balic, Terlingua’s multifaceted runner, resident boxer (the former lightweight champion of Yugoslavia), one time finisher of the Houston Marathon jump roping the entire way, and one time finisher of roughly 150 races in one year, entered the new age group of 75 and older on July 9th. This was just in time for him to complete the July 16th Lunar Rendezvous Run in 29:38, good for 2nd place, a mere 6 minutes behind long time Terlinguan, Ino Cantu. Boris reports that he has had a successful running season, having finished his 31st Houston Marathon in 6:16:41 (age graded to 4:23:18). Congratulations, Boris!
LP Run 2012 New Location
After a long and successful association with St. Thomas High School Terlingua’s LP Run will not be held again there in 2012. It is fortunate that a number of schools have been in contact with Terlingua to be a possible host for the April 2012 Race. The final decision on the new location will likely be made before the end of the summer, 2011. Terlingua is committed to making the 2012 Race a quality event, worthy of its participation in the HARRA Championship series. Stay tuned.
Terlingua Athletes on the Mend
Terlinguans Ken Ruane (torn plantar fascia), Serai Abraham (fractured wrist from bike accident), Tracy Shepperd (surgery), Ben Harvie (fractured wrist from swim accident) and Alex Galbraith (thyroid surgery) all report that they are learning to exercise patience in the process of recovery and look forward to getting back to full speed. We hope you get well soon, faithful rabbits!
Bob Botto Elected as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society
Terlingua’s Bob Botto, ultrarunner extraordinaire, has demonstrated the same excellence in the workplace as he has in his ultra runs. He has been invited to receive an award on August 29th in Denver Colorado, for being elected as a fellow to the American Chemical Society, only the third person from ExxonMobil to achieve this prestigious award. Congratulations Bob!
Terlinguan Ironmen and Ironwomen
Terlingua celebrates the naming of its ironmen and ironwomen by HARRA. Those who qualified for the fall 2010 Ironfoot award include: Victor Aguirre, Deb Clifford, Bob Hoekman, Ben Harvie, Rich Fredrich, and Vicki Jones, Amber Lippincott and Jack Lippincott. Those who qualified for the spring 2011 Ironfoot award include: Victor Aguirre, Ben Harvie, Vicki Jones and Jack Lippincott. Congratulations to all Ironfoot award winners on your achievements!
Success for Hoekmans in One Hour Run
Bob and Peggy Hoekman completed the always challenging Titus van Rijn Hour Run in the State of Washington in June of 2011. Bob covered the 60 minutes with a distance of 11,400 meters (1st 70+ age group) and Peggy ran the race as a workout finishing with 7900 meters, good for 2nd in her age group.
Alex’s 5K May 13: Vicki Jones 1st 60-64.
Beach to Bay Relays Corpus Christi, Texas May 21: Vicki Jones 1st place age group team (Run on BCRR Team).
Capital of Texas Olympic Triathlon (State Championship) 5/30/11: Ben Harvie 1st 60-64.
Impact a Hero June 4th: Vicki Jones 25:16 1st 60-64.
Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon 6/05/11: Ben Harvie 3rd 60-64.
Fun Fest Run by the Bay Texas City June 11: Men: 10K Francisco Perez 1st overall; 5K: Dale Lee 1st Male Master; Mike Wisner 1st 40-44; Victor Aguirre 1st 55-59; Women: Margaret Resto 1st overall
Dad's Day 5K June 18th: Vicki Jones 25:15 1st 60-64.
National Senior Olympics June 16-30: Ben Harvie 2nd Men’s 10K ; Vicki Jones volunteer javelin throw, long jump, Men’s 10K.
Run Wild 5K July 4: Erika Clifford 23:40 2nd 10-14; Deb Clifford and son Jared (age 11) 31:00;
Baytown Bud Heat July 4th 5 miler: Men: Francisco Perez 30:14 3rd Male Master; Dale Lee 31:13 1st 55-59; Rudy Alvarez 37:45; Ben Harvie 35:01 1st 60-64; Ino Cantu 40:55 2nd 75+; Bob Botto 44:00; Women: Vicki Jones 42:59 1st 60-64
Honeywell Lunar Rendezvous July 16th: Men: Dale Lee 18:19 1st 55 – 59; Mark Girouard 20:53 3rd 55 – 59; Ben Harvie 20:38 1st 60 – 64; Ino Cantu 23:30 1st 75+, Boris Balic 29:38 2nd 75+, Bob Ellis 3rd 75+ Women: Erika Clifford 23:32 3rd 10-14; Gail Sabanosh 28:08; Vicki Jones 25.48 1st 60-64.
Bayou Duathlon (Sprint) Triathlon July 17: Ben Harvie 1st 60-64.