ConocoPhillips 10K Rodeo Run
The race is held on the same day as the Rodeo Parade which marks the start of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The runners start right before the floats and follow the parade route for about a mile through downtown Houston. Finish is at the baseball stadium - Minutemaid Park (used to be Enron Field).

10K 2009
Rodeo Run Finish 200928 Feb 09.
I finished in 54 mins 28 secs which is about one minute faster than last year. It is a pace per mile of 8:45 which is faster than anything I did in practice. I was 1554th out of 4,601 finishers (that's me in the middle with arms raised). Last year I was 1040th out of 3,494 finishers so there were over a thousand more finishers this year. Chris Schomer, a colleague from Oceaneering, also finished (slightly behind me). You can look at the results online at the Rodeo Run website.

2009 run "before picture" on 28 February 2009. There was a record turnout of over 10,000 runners this year split between a 5k run and the 10k. The Rodeo Run official web site has information and links to the results. A cool front came through Houston on Friday night and the weather was cool and windy. Temperature was in the mid 50's (12C) but it was dry.

...more...Below is a video of the finish line which you can also view from the official web site. I cross the line about half way through the video and I raise my arms as I cross the line so you can see me. If you are wondering why the time is showing over 57 minutes, that is the time from the race start. It took me almost 3 minutes to get to the START line. Actual timing is by electronic chip which registers as you cross the start, half-way and finish lines. You can see the orange chip attached to my right shoe in the photo. [Tech note - this is a Windows wmv file so you may be asked to run an ActiveX control the first time you view it.]

Rodeo Run results lookup.

2008 Run