Thursday, March 31, 2011

UltraRunning Magazine

Smitty's claim to fame!
You already are aware he is well known in the local circles.

Mongoose is featured in the 2010 March issue of
ULTRARUNNING magazine, in photo and by name,
in the Bandera article!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

2012 Boston Marathon

For the 2012 Boston Marathon, registration will extend for two weeks, beginning on Monday, September 12, 2011 and continuing until Friday, September 23, 2011. The qualifying times for the 2012 Boston Marathon will not change from recent past years since the standards had been previously announced and have been in effect since last September. However, the new registration process addresses the increased demand among qualified runners to participate in the Boston Marathon and will accommodate those who are the fastest qualifiers first.
Registration will occur on a “rolling admission” schedule until the maximum field size is reached, beginning with the fastest qualifiers. On the first day of registration for the 2012 Boston Marathon, those who are eligible for entry by having met the qualifying standards for their age and gender group by 20 minutes or more will be able to enter on the first day of registration (September 12). On the third day (September 14), registration will open for those who have met their qualifying standards by 10 minutes or more. On the fifth day (September 16), registration will open for those who have met their qualifying standards by five minutes or more. During this first week of registration, applicants will be notified as they are accepted and their qualifying performance verified.
If the field size is not reached after the first week and additional space remains, then registration will open to all qualifiers at the beginning of Week Two (September 19) and those who have met the qualifying standards by any amount of time will be able to apply for entry. The application process will remain open for the entire week, closing on September 23. At the conclusion of Week Two, those who are the fastest among the pool of applicants in their age and gender will be accepted. Accepted athletes will be notified on September 28.
If space remains available after this two week process, registration will remain open to any qualifier on a first come, first served basis until the maximum field size is reached.
The field size for the 2012 Boston Marathon will not represent a significant increase from the most recent years.
registration opens for runners with times...
September 12, 2011
20 min., 00sec. or more below their qualifying time (based on age/gender)
September 14, 2011
10 min., 00 sec. or more below their qualifying time (based on age/gender)
September 16, 2011
5 min., 00 sec. or more below their qualifying time (based on age/gender)
Second Week

September 19, 2011
All Qualified Runners
September 23, 2011
Registration closes for qualified applicants
September 28, 2011 (appx)
Qualifiers from entry during second week of registration are notified of their acceptance.
If the field is not filled at the conclusion of the two weeks, then registration will remain open and qualifiers will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until the maximum field size is reached.

2013 Boston Marathon

For the 2013 Boston Marathon, in addition to the new “rolling admission” process for registration which will be in effect for the 2012 Boston Marathon, the B.A.A. will adjust the qualifying times by lowering them by five minutes from the times which have been in effect in recent past years. The adjusted qualifying times will go into effect on September 24, 2011, and are as follows:
Age Group
3hrs 05min 00sec
3hrs 35min 00sec
3hrs 10min 00sec
3hrs 40min 00sec
3hrs 15min 00sec
3hrs 45min 00sec
3hrs 25min 00sec
3hrs 55min 00sec
3hrs 30min 00sec
4hrs 00min 00sec
3hrs 40min 00sec
4hrs 10min 00sec
3hrs 55min 00sec
4hrs 25min 00sec
4hrs 10min 00sec
4hrs 40min 00sec
4hrs 25min 00sec
4hrs 55min 00sec
4hrs 40min 00sec
5hrs 10min 00sec
80 and over
4hrs 55min 00sec
5hrs 25min 00sec
*Unlike previous years, an additional 59 seconds will NOT be accepted for each age group time standard.
Registration for the 2013 Boston Marathon will begin on Monday, September 10, 2012.
“As the number of qualified runners has increased combined with greater demand to run the Boston Marathon, our new registration process enables those who qualify by the greatest amount of time to have the longest period to enter,” said Tom Grilk, B.A.A. Executive Director. “Our new registration process takes into consideration the many comments we received from runners this past fall and winter, most of whom urged the B.A.A. to institute a system which recognizes athletic performance above all else.”
Additionally, to recognize and to encourage longtime Boston Marathon entrants, the B.A.A. will allow those who have met the qualifying times and who have finished the last ten consecutive Boston Marathons to enter anytime during the registration period. Currently, there are approximately 500 runners who have run 10 or more consecutive Boston Marathons.
The B.A.A. last adjusted the qualifying times for the 2003 Boston Marathon, relaxing times for runners who were 55 years old and older. The last time the qualifying times were made more stringent was for the 1980 Boston Marathon.
The 2011 Boston Marathon reached its maximum field size of qualifiers faster than any previous year when qualifiers rushed to fill the race and the qualified field closed in eight hours, three minutes.
B.A.A. Moment
B.A.A. to Offer Fastest Qualified Runners Early Acceptance into 2012 Boston Marathon With New Registration Process
B.A.A. to offer fastest qualified runners early acceptance into 2012 Boston Marathon with new registration process. New qualifying times in effect for 2013 Boston Marathon.
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The Beginning...

We are excited to announce the opening of Geaux Running in the Oil Center on June 12 of 2011!
It has been a long time coming, but as of this spring the pieces finally started to fall in place.

We are a specialty running store owned and operated by people who love to run, 
and who spend alot of time doing just that! 
We work with everyone from the person who just needs comfortable shoes for work or play, 
or someone who is just getting started running, to the experienced athlete.
Please be assured that any advice given by Geaux Running is backed by many miles of running!