This Week With Gazelles: Feb. 4-10

Congrats and Good Luck!

  • Congratulations Carrie Barrett who ran the Piney Woods TrailFest 20 Mile this past weekend in a time of 3:04:41 for 1st place in her age group. Her husband Shawn also ran and placed 3rd in his age group.

  • Good luck to Gazelles running this coming weekend at the Rocky Raccoon trail run in Huntsville Texas!


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Join Gilbert’s Gazelles Team!

If you’re planning to register for the Cap10K (April 7, 2019) we want you on the Gazelles team! Here’s why you should register on team Gilbert’s Gazelles:

  • Show your Gazelles pride and help us have an awesome team showing on race day!

  • We need at least 10 registered team members to be eligible for awards, including Fastest Team.

  • Team members are eligible for individual age group awards and are able to place in the overall results.

  • Team members must be registered with a team to be eligible for team awards.

  • If we have 40 registered members by 3/19/2019 11:59 p.m. we qualify for a team tent area at the Finish Line Festival.

Be sure to select Gilbert’s Gazelles as your team when you register!


Intro to Gazelles

Our next Intro to Gazelles session starts Saturday, March 2, with an info session. Actual workouts begin March 4. Tell anyone you know that missed the first session to come and join us this March! Registration is now open.


Did You Know?

  • Tomorrow, February 4th is the last day for a late track change for the Austin Distance Challenge

  • The City of Austin has a website about E-bikes and E-scooters on Austin Trails Pilot Program. There's a "quick poll" on that page and a link from that page to the full survey


Youth Gazelles Spring Break Camp

If you have a child or teen interested in joining the Youth Gazelles 5-day camp over Spring Break, it is now open for registration. The camp meets in Zilker Park and is led by Gilbert and his daughter, Emma Tuhabonye.


June Marathon Training begins today.

It’s not too late to train for San Diego, Tunnel or Grandma’s. Register now!


Member Highlight: Roger Hickman

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What prompted you to join Gazelles and when did you join?
In 2004, I was looking to improve my running and move into a new level of training.  I had run with a few social groups but nothing serious.  Gilbert was always recognized as an elite runner and coach in Austin.  He is an amazing couch and brought me to a whole new level.  

Which group do you run with?
I started in Monday and Wednesday.  I ran in that group for years.  I met my wife in that group along with many life long friends.

What's your favorite workout and why? 
Mount Bonnell Long Run.  The scenery at the top makes the whole journey worth it. 

How has Gazelles changed your running/life?
It's given me a group of people that I can grow with.  I started off with the mid packers, became much faster and now that I have a family, I have had to step back a bit.  But no matter how my life develops, I always have a community of people that know and accept me. I feel comfortable discussing anything with these people - jobs stress, family issues, money concerns, past failures and I know that I can bring up these issues without negative feedback or judgement.  These people have been with me though my wedding, the births of my kids and are here today.  

What’s your favorite Gilbert-ism or best story about him?
Gilbert always believes in his athletes.  Years ago, he challenged me to run a sub 3 hour marathon. I still owe him that!

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


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