3 Lies Told to Runners

3 Biggest Lies Runners Hear While Running a Marathon and Other Races

  • No more hills
  • Looking good
  • Almost there

Tulsa Run Photos

Jim at the Tulsa RunMike 2008Russel after the race

These three guys went the distance–Jim, Mike, and Russel. Jim and Mike’s photos were taken before the 31st annual Tulsa Run. Russel’s was taken after finishing the race.

You did it Jim. By the way, kudos to Jim for making first place in the men’s clydesdale category 230 pounds.

Mike told me this was the longest distance he has ever run. Way to go Mike!

Good job Russel. Three cheers for Jim, Mike, and Russel.

Tulsa Run Costume Photos

Winner or not, it was worth the time and effort to run the Tulsa Run this year just to see the costume parade.


It wasn’t really a parade, but it was fun to watch.

I only managed to get two costume photos. Hope you get a kick out of these two pictures. Actually, there are two people missing from the first photograph. Roman and Debra were part of the Ken/Kathy boxing scene, but I didn’t manage to get them in the photos. Maybe next time….

Ring Girl and Rocky

Ken as ring monitor and Kathy as prize fighter

Ladies of the Nifty Fifties in their poodle skirts.

OK Senior Olympics Women’s Track Results 2008

Oklahoma Senior Olympic Games – 9/13/2008

Putnam City School
Oklahoma City, OK

Women’s Results

Women 50 Meter Dash 50-54
1 Oakley, Valene W52 8.55

Women 50 Meter Dash 60-64
1 Hopgood, Joyce W61 11.04
2 Hall, Bette W60 12.32
3 Rhodes, Barb 13:07

Women 50 Meter Dash 65-69
1 Richmond, Lou W65 9.70
2 Meier, Angela W66 14.70

Women 50 Meter Dash 70-74
1 Brooks-Smith, Sylvia W70 10.40
2 Woodruff, Frances W74 11.85

Women 100 Meter Dash 50-54
1 Oakley, Valene W52 15.89
2 McBride, Joann W51 17.71
3 Lane, Sandy W53 18.78
4 Fowler, Joni W52 20.20

Women 100 Meter Dash 60-64
1 Hopgood, Joyce W61 21.44
2 Phares, Ardith W64 21.48
3 Rhodes, Barb W63 26.20

Women 100 Meter Dash 65-69
1 Richmond, Lou W65 19.13
2 Bryant, Nina W66 22.05
3 Meier, Angela W66 28.55

Women 100 Meter Dash 70-74
1 Brooks-Smith, Sylvia W70 21.00
2 Woodruff, Frances W74 25.32

Women 200 Meter Dash 60-64
1 Hopgood, Joyce W61 49.22
2 Hall, Bette W59 54.55
3 Phares, Ardith W64 55.17

Women 200 Meter Dash 65-69
1 Richmond, Lou W65 41.26
2 Meier, Angela W66 1:12.64

Women 200 Meter Dash 70-74
1 Brooks-Smith, Sylvia W70 49.33
2 Woodruff, Frances W74 1:02.41

Women 400 Meter Dash 55-59
1 Ajao, Rita W57 2:46.32

Women 400 Meter Dash 65-69
1 Kaplan, Mary W69 2:14.19
2 Pofahl, Lynda W68 2:46.32

Women 400 Meter Dash 70-74
1 Moffitt, Kathy W71 1:59.52

Women 800 Meter Run 65-69
1 Kaplan, Mary W69 5:08.14

Women 800 Meter Run 70-74
1 Moffitt, Kathy W71 4:25.98

Women 1500 Meter Run 65-69
1 Kaplan, Mary W69 9:50.29

Women 1500 Meter Run 70-74
1 Moffitt, Kathy W71 8:20.75

OSO = Oklahoma Senior Olympics

Silver and Gold – Senior Olympics

Just to answer everyone’s questions!

I came home from the Oklahoma Senior Olympic games with three gold medals, three silver medals, and no bronze–a total of 7. The Olympic gold medals are real gold, but the Senior Olympic Gold medals are only gold in color. It’s not the value of the medal that’s important, but the effort that it took to win the medal.

On Friday morning, I ran the 5k and earned my first gold medal.

Later that day, I competed in the weight lifting events and walked away with silver medals in the bench press, bicep curl, leg press, and push-ups.

Then on Saturday, the track and field events were to be held at Putnam City School. It rained most of the day and there were even a few down pours. The long jump, high jump, triple jump, polevault, and hammer throw events were all cancelled because of the rain. Those events will be rescheduled.

They did continue with the track events though and I took gold in both the 50 Meter dash, and the 200 Meter dash.

I’ll post more general information later this week.

I want to thank all those who sent positive thoughts and prayers my way during the three days I was in Oklahoma City for the various competition events.

Btw, this is a qualifying year for the National Senior Olympics and I made it! I qualified!

Weightlifting isn’t offered at the national level, but I’ll run track and the 5k in Palo Alto, California next year.

I’m also hoping to qualify in the high jump.

2006 Oklahoma State Senior Olympic Results

2006 Oklahoma State Senior Olympic 5K Running Results

I had a couple people ask me to post the running results for the Oklahoma State Senior Olympics, so thought I’d oblige. For the sake of time and space, I’m only including the top two runners in each age group in the 5K road race.

These results are from 2006, when the Oklahoma Senior Olympic Games were still held in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2007, the Senior Games were moved to Oklahoma City after 27 years.

2006 Oklahoma State Senior Olympics
Mohawk Park
Tulsa, Oklahoma

September 2006

5K Road Race

Men 55-59
1. Steve Blazer Tulsa, OK 21:07.0
2. Bill Isaac Tulsa, OK 21:45.0

Women 60-64
1. Sharon Snavely Berryville, AR 29:14.0
2. Barbara Parker Tulsa, OK 29:52.0

Men 60-64
1. D.R. Cromer Tulsa, OK 25:27.0

Women 65-69
1. Kathy Moffitt Oklahoma City, OK 29:33.0
2. Mary Kaplan Sunrise Beach, TX 32:51.0

Men 65-69
1. Kenneth Ruane Orange, TX 20:44.0
2. Robert Dedeke Tulsa, OK 23:06.0

Women 70-74
1. Faith Walkwitz Tahlequah, OK 31:31.0

Men 70-74
1. Don Walkwitz Tahlequah, OK 24:28.0
2. Richard Irons Tulsa, OK 25:58.0

Women 75-79
1 Wanda Lemons Tulsa, OK 46:27.0
2 Jeanne Mayer Desoto, TX 46:58.0

Men 75-79
1 Paul Morrow Tulsa, OK 32:24.0

Men 80-84
1 Ted Hine Muskogee, OK 28:21.0
2 Thomas O’Connell Tulsa, OK 36:25.0

Women 85-89
1 Ruth Boone Tulsa, OK 56:51.0