Thirteen members of the Power Milers finished the 2018 Houston Marathon on Jan. 14. Aided by favorable conditions, every single runner acheived either a lifetime, Masters, or Grandmasters personal best, and all met the time qualifying standards for the Boston Marathon.
On the men's side, the team was lead by Rich Bouckaert, who finished 28th place overall in a blazing 2:28:15. Bouckaert lowered his personal best marathon time by over 2.5 minutes. on his marathon debut, Paul Thiels won the Grandmasters (age 50+) category with a time of 2:49:52. Paige Fisher was the first female Power Miler across the line in 3:03:49. Fisher fell shy of an agressive sub-3 hour goal, but she lowered her PR by 10 minutes.
Richard Bouckaert: 2:28:15
Casey Keiser: 2:38:55
Paul Thiels: 2:49:52; 1st Grandmasters
Wayne Pertuit: 2:56:48
Tom Luongo: 3:00:16
David Merryman: 3:01:28
Tarak Anada: 3:02:41
Paige Fisher: 3:03:49
Michael Pou: 3:06:03
Jeff Gennusa: 3:07:33
Van Merceron: 3:08:17
Daniella Mora: 3:10:38
Jimi Smith: 3:11:42
Houston Half Marathon
Doug Holmes: 1:27:05
Houston Marathon Complete Results
On the same day, three Power Milers competed at the Louisiana Marathon in Baton Rouge. One of the newest members of PMTC, lead the club with a 2:58:30. Brian Rowan succeeded in his quest for a sub-3 hour marathon with a 2:59:04, which also earned him top Masters honors.
Ondrej Blaha: 2:58:30
Brian Rowan: 2:59:04; 1st Masters
Kevin McNeill: 3:07:44
Louisiana Marathon Complete Results
Special thanks to the all of the family, friends, and fellow club members who traveled to theses races to support, cheer, and take photos. We would not have made it without you.