This Week With Gazelles: Dec. 10-16


Congratulations to those who ran this past weekend!

Honolulu Marathon:
Kimberley Sweeney 3:39:21
Randy Clarke 3:39:20

Dallas Marathon:
Anne Hughes 3:20:12
Cynthia Danielson 4:33:58
Joe Thweatt 4:43:30

Dallas Half Marathon:
Bryce Rothhammer 1:25:42
Christy Wright 1:52:07
Paula McCaul 1:57:19
Stacey Hamilton 2:00:59
Stephen March 1:18:23

We also had lots of Gazelles run the Decker Challenge, and volunteer at our sponsored water stop. It was a chilly morning, but everyone did an awesome job!

Waiting for the runners

Waiting for the runners

(in alphabetical order)

Adam Reiser  1:24:15
Amy Farley  1:47:34
Angie Nelson-Wernli  2:18:40
Brooke Ziel  1:39:34
Christine Mulcahy  1:54:46
Dasha White  2:18:28
Ewa Kacewicz  2:01:33
Grant Glauser  1:24:47
J Red Tripp  1:52:18
Jonathan Scott  2:02:01
Kathryn Balli  2:15:10
Kim Eagle  1:55:41
Kim Gutierrez  1:52:36
Kippi Griffith  1:47:58
Laura Courtney  2:22:40
Lee Bohne  1:54:46
Michael Brandt  1:43:30
Mike Morgan  2:03:41
Natalie Drugan  2:08:10
Sasha Brown  1:50:40
Zeeshan Malik  1:19:56


The Richard Mendez Award

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Congratulations to Tiffany Peters, this year's recipient of the Richard Mendez Award, presented last night at the Gazelle Holiday Party. Thank you for everything you do for the group!

Destination Race Winners

You voted and here we go!

Fall 2019: California International Marathon (CIM) December, 8, 2019
Spring 2020: Toronto, expected race date 5/2/2020

Plenty of time to plan and join us!

The Celebrations Continue…

Gazelle Shop Night/The Loop’s One Year Anniversary!

When: Saturday, Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m.

To celebrate their one-year anniversary, The Loop has invited the Gazelles to have their very own special shop night at the store. Gazelles will receive a 20% discount of regular purchases and some items, up to 40%! Come celebrate our great partners, shop for the holidays and enjoy some more holiday cheer.

New Gazelles Socks—Just in time for the holidays!

Treat yourself (or your favorite runners) to a new pair socks—everyone’s favorite holiday gift!

$12 per pair and they are available now in the STORE.

Or, you can pick them up this Saturday night only for $10/pair at the Gazelles Shop Night at The Loop, 6:30 p.m.


Member Highlight: Emmanuel Toutain

What prompted you to join Gazelles and when did you join?
I joined the Gazelles because I know we can achieve so much more by training as a group. I believe I have some pretty strong self-discipline myself, but the Gazelles give me that extra kick I need when we run hills or do speed training.

I also enjoy following others to their path to success. Speed might come from our leg muscles and lung capacity, but our mind makes us finish the distance. It doesn’t matter how fast you go. We all share the same grit to go beyond our own personal limits and to finish what we start.

Last but not least, our coach Gilbert is freaking awesome!!!

I have been a Gazelle since 2011.

Which group do you run with?
I run with the most badass runners in the group, i.e., T/T 5:30pm.

What's your favorite workout and why? 
I enjoy our track workouts the most because they prepare me to beat the fat kids to the ice cream truck. They also remind me when I was running 400s in my 20s.

How has Gazelles changed your running/life?
I am a bootstrap entrepreneur. Gazelles has always been a huge support to me. I use small victories during our workouts to go after bigger battles.

What’s your favorite Gilbert-ism or best story about him?
My favorite things about Gilbert are his positive energy and enthusiasm. He is the epitome of faith, generosity and forgiveness. He’s a living proof that extraordinary happens. He makes me feel better about this World.


Each Gazelle featured in the Member Highlight has been selected randomly from our active member list.


  • Training for April marathon and half marathons started December 3rd. We held a Meet & Greet this past Saturday, but if you missed it, you can still join Gazelles to train for your April race (Boston, Paris, Big Sur, etc.). Click to join us!

  • Upcoming local races:
    12/15: The Spicewood Vineyards Half-Marathon & 10K
    12/16: Jingle Bell Run at Camp Mabry

  • The next price increase for the Austin Marathon is on Tuesday, Dec. 17th.

Quote of The Week

If the hill has its own name, then it's probably a pretty tough hill. - Marty Stern

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