December 4, 2011

Ready, Set, METROPC'S Scottish Rite White Rock Run!!!

On December 4th the marathon, half-marathon capped out-13,000, 5-person relay-6,000, and corporate relay race 6,000 has sold out today.
Proceeds of the race directly benefited Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Anyone can fundraise for the hospital through personalized fundraising pages available at the marathon’s website. Not to mention the sponsors.
There were 40 bands ranging from rock, funk, country, soul, hip-hop and pop. Spread out through the running course of 26.2 miles and sea of people. 
Despite, the pour cold rain the race marathon still continued. The runners felt a little traction. It wasn't great when your in the rain.
I will point out this year was a qualifying meet for the  Olympics. Some people were veteran at this Marathon. There was a $5,000 reward for the finish. This marathon raised $105,546.
There were key runners male and female. Especially, from Plano High Schools and graduates who were representing Texas in a great way. 
Runners course beginning at 8 a.m. started from Fair Park, Swiss Ave., Ross, Lakewood, McKinney Ave., Turtle Creek, Highland Park, Greenville Ave., and White Rock. Just to name a few.
The first start time came in one hour. According to other sources, Scott MacPherson cruised to a half-marathon victory with an unofficial time of 1:06:55. Sonya Correa won the women's half-marathon race with an unofficial 1:21:07.
This was a tune-up for MacPherson. He is running in the U.S. Olympic marathon trials next month and wanted one last hard effort before he started to taper off his training. A Plano native, he had never run the White Rock marathon or the half-marathon before.
He was pleased with his result, though he admitted the race wasn't easy because of the conditions. MacPherson said it was the coldest he had ever felt in a race.

 Stephen A. Masker"The rain, that makes it feel so much colder," he said. "My quads, I got tight. The more I ran, the tighter I got."


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