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Gerald "G Money" Romero
  • 42, Male
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • United States
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RACING LOGS/ RACING BIO/ LINKS FOR: "THE A LISTER" - GERALD ROMERO

 2013 RACE LOG LINK ATTACHED BELOW

 2014 RACE LOG IN PROGRESS BELOW FOR CURRENT YEAR

SPONSORSHIP/RACE FOR:  THE 2014--RUNNERS ROOST/ASICS/ ON RUNNING RACING TEAM --DRAFTED BY RUNNERS ROOST IN LATE 2007. Gary and Linda Stains-Colorado Springs

 AGE: 42- on September 1, 2013  

 Colorado Springs, CO

 Coaches:  

Craig Young 

Coach Spell

Coach Anstey  

            

       

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KAYLI TABARES-  SUPERSTAR LADY JABRONEE BEATING RACING DIVA !!     

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2014 RACING LOG:

 

1.  1/1/14-- RESCUE RUN 10K-  10TH OVERALL-- 40:24 chip time-  Weather: sunny but cold and very, very windy!  3rd place 40-44 division medal winner!  Just got done with my off-season and some down time.  Just started my pre-season Kenyan base build-up. 

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2.  1/11/14--WINTER SERIES I-- Cheyenne Mountain State Park-- Short Series---3.3 miles-- 11th overall-- 21:16 chip time-- holding 2nd place division with 1 of 4 completed.  Rolling hill course with snow packed and muddy trail pretty much the entire way, slow conditions.  I am in pre-season training mode, low mileage and low training time,  building up, but with tough competition I had to step it up and race hard.    Will stay focused and keep working to achieve my goals !!!    Onward and upward !!   Destroy the competition !!   I am on the HART mens team for the Winter Series this year with my buds- CJ Hitz and Steven Rocks.   CJ got me in this one !

* Coming this weekend-- Frosties Frozen Five Mile-- Hudson Gardens, Denver--  Colorado Runner Racing Series race to start my journey of winning the Overall Master category two times in a row !!  (I am division overall champion for 2013!)   The January 2014 Colorado Runner Magazine is flying of the shelves. 

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  3. 1/18/14- FROSTIES FROZEN FIVE MILE-- RRCA 5 mile Championships-- Colorado Runner Racing Series Race-- 30:18-- 15th overall-- 3rd overall Master division-- Won my $400 bucks for the Master title 2013 and gift certificate to Runners Roost.  80 points in the series for 3rd Master overall   Weather- nice and sunny.  Flat out and back course along the river trail, Hudson Gardens, Denver. 

*Next up--- Winter Series II this coming Saturday at Penrose !!

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4.  1/25/14-  WINTER SERIES II-- NEW COURSE-- PENROSE-- 16TH OVERALL-- 24:45-- 9TH OVERALL AFTER 2 RACES.   Nice and sunny.  Rolling Hill course.  Tough competition-- gotta pick it up-- I can beat several of these jabronees right ahead of me !!!  

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5.  1/26/14-- SUNDAY-- THE FAST AND THE FLURRYOUS CROSS COUNTRY RACE-- BOULDER, CO-- 4 MILE CROSS COUNTRY-- Harlow Platts Community Park-- 18th overall-- 24:45--  3 loops consisting of grass and a few hills, very windy, sunny and a bitter cold wind.  2nd Master-40-44.   Next up-- Superbowl Half Marathon. 

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6.  2/2/14-- SUPERBOWL HALF MARATHON-- Downtown Co Spgs-- Santa Fe Trail out and back course-- 11th overall-- 1:30:11-- 2nd place division award-- most of the trail snow packed and slow conditions-- sunny and cool. 

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7. 2/8/14- SATURDAY-- WINTER SERIES III-- 7th OVERALL-- 33:24-- Holding 2nd place in my division-40-44.  Weather:  Again, another slow, snow packed race on the trail at Baptist Road.   Sunny and cool with some wind going out North.  Course:  2.5 out North and 2.5 back. 

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8.  2/9/14-- SUNDAY-- VALENTINES DAY 5K-- DENVER, WASHINGTON PARK-- COLORADO RUNNER RACING SERIES DESIGNATED RACE-- 6TH OVERALL-- 18:41-- 1ST-40-49-- Got 100 points today and have moved into 1st place overall Master at this time for the series after 3 races.  Weather:  overcast, very cold !      Got a fast start out with Adam and Andy and held third place for the first half of the race, lost a couple of places and the first place female, Kara Ford,  also passed me about half way through, in the final 100 meters, I laid the hammer down and caught her ass and finished 3 seconds ahead of her, HAPPY VALENTINES DAY KARA FORD ---- LOVE THE G-MAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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9.  2/15/14-- USA Cross Country Championships-FlatIrons Golf Course-- Boulder- Master's 8k--50th overall out of 178--26th division-40-44--30:40.   Course: 4 x 2k loops on grass, wet and progressivly muddy in spots as the race went on.  Weather: very cold for our race with some wind and overcast.   I took out a lot of the local and nations best Master racers!!  Even though I was not peaked for this race, this was the USA Cross Country Championships, and I put a lot of energy into this one, it took a lot out of me mentally and physically!    This was a Big Time Race !!!!!

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10. 2/22/14-- WINTER SERIES 4-- Black Forest-- 10k short series-- 9th overall-- 40:16-- will take 5th overall in the series-- 2nd 40-44.   1st place open men's team-- H.A.R.T guys.   Weather:  Cool, sunny, and windy in various spots.   Course:  Rolling hills, trail, road, some icy and muddy spots. 

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11.  RUN THE REPUBLIC STAIR CLIMB (ANTHEM FIGHT FOR AIR CLIMB)-- Downtown Denver, Republic Bldg.   56 floors-- 4th overall-- 7:36 chip time.   1st 40-49.      Great to come back to the run the republic stair climb and hammer out 4th overall !!!   

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*No racing the weekend of March 1st and 2nd.  I was going to race Spring Run-off in Pueblo on Sunday the 2nd, but found out the night before that there was no race day registration this year-- what the hell is up with that !!!!   The 5k was a Colorado Racing Series race this year. 

*No racing the weekend of March 8th and 9th-- just nothing much going on -- just a quiet training weekend. 

 

* I AM GOING AFTER A COUPLE OF LOCAL RACERS RIGHT NOW THAT I CANNOT STAND,   AND I AM GOING TO BEAT THEIR CANDY ASSES !!  AND I AM GOING TO BEAT THESE ASSHOLES IN THE BIG ONES THIS YEAR AND SHOVE IT RIGHT IN THEIR FACE !!!!!!!!!!!   

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12. 3/15/14-- 5k ON ST PATS DAY--Downtown Colorado Springs, same course as last year-- 30th overall-- 18:13 (9 seconds faster than last year)-- 4th place 40-44.   Overcast, cool, and strong winds.   1st race kicking off the start of the 2014 Grand Prix of Running. 

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13.  3/15/14-- RUNNIN OF THE GREEN 7K--Downtown Denver, rolling hill urban course, same as last year-- 55th overall-- 26:17-- today I regained my lead for the Master Division (after missing the Spring Run-Off 5k in Pueblo).  I am now 1st in the Master's-- 190 points, the next three jabronees are 180 points, 170 points, and 160 points--- tight race baby !!!!!!!!!!!!   this is getting good !!!!!!!!!!!

 

Charles Trujillo  right now is my biggest threat in 2nd at this time,  Charles I am gonna keep whipping on you like a government mule !!!!   Todd Straka, my Denver Roost teamate,   I gotta keep you in check also !!!!!!!!!  

 

KARA FORD !!!    Kara Ford and I have got to have the most awesome male--female rivalry going right now,  Runnin of the Green--- just like at the Valentines Day 5k at Washington Park--

She passes me at about 1 mile, and she stays about the same gap from me until the last 300 to 400 meters, I make a surge and pass her candy ass on the last uphill and beat her by 4 seconds to the finish !!!!!    She was 56th and I was 55th.   

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*NO RACING THE WEEKEND OF MARCH 22ND AND 23RD. 

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14.  3/29/14-- BRAIN BOOSTER 5K- AFA- 2nd overall by 7 seconds behind Andy Rinne-- my time was 19:13, Andy's time was 19:06.   Acutally a good battle on the ups and downs and he just held me off for the win.  Proud of him, almost got him at the end !!!!  Steven Rocks had a great race also taking 4th overall.   Kayli Tabares, after taking a few months off to heal a broken bone in her knee back in the fall series, returned today and blazed a 21:32 to kick ass and take first female easily !!!!     Sunny and windy on a very tough hilly course at 7,100+ feet.   I beat last years time by 15 seconds.    I just got done with my kenyan build up phase, I am still on low mileageand ready to hit structured weeks and higher mileage- get ready, the beast is about to be unleashed !!!!!!!!!!   Photos in my album. 

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15.  3/30/14-- 1st Annual-- Journey 5 mile race--Bear Creek Park-- 3rd overall-- 32:34-- I was King of the Downhill for both downhill timed segments and I was crowned accordingly  !!!  Bear Creek Park, rolling hills, sunny and windy.   ALL HAIL THE KING !!!

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16.  4/6/14-- PLATT RIVER HALF MARATHON- Denver- Littleton- 1:22:16-- 17th overall-- 6th Master overall-- Colorado Runner Series designated race-- got 50 points.  Mostly flat through the streets of Littleton and along the Platte River paved trail into downtown for the finish.  One tough hill at mile 12 going into downtown.  Sunny and cool start and warming up at the finish. 

KARA FORD--- The battle rages on between me and Kara Ford !!!  Me-1:22:16,  Kara-1:22:58.  Kara Ford was 2nd female overall as Lori Walker was first female with a 1:22:32, actually a great battle in the final 5k of that one with Lori.  

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2013-RACING LOG:     Click on link below. 

2013%20GERALD%20A%20LISTER%20ROMERO%20RACE%20RESULTS.pdf

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 2012- AND PAST LOCAL RACING SEASON RESULTS: 

SEE THE FINISH LINE INDEX LINK BELOW TO FIND MY LOCAL 2012 AND OTHER PAST RESULTS SUMMARY - NOTE: these do not include all races completed outside of the local Springs races, but most local Springs results are here. 

 http://www.pikespeaksports.net/cgi/runner-results.php?fname=Gerald&lname=Romero

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VIDEOS AND ARTICLES:

 COLORADO RUNNER MAGAZINE- OVERALL MASTER COLORADO RUNNER MAGAZINE 2013 CHAMPION

Colorado%20Runner%20Magazine%20jan%202014%20Series%20Champions%20Runners%20of%20the%20Year.pdf

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LINK BELOW IS MY 1ST PLACE OVERALL FINISH ON YOU TUBE FROM THE 2012 RUNNING FOR RACHEAL 5K FROM 3/31/12-AIR FORCE ACADEMY:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INqQjzD9Vvo&feature=player_embedded

 

BELOW IS MY 1ST PLACE MASTER'S ARTICLE AT THE 2012 GARDEN OF THE GODS 10 MILE.

 http://www.pikespeaksports.us/xn/detail/5021591:Topic:333775

  

 * Here is my 2013-Hall of Fame Induction Biography Link: 

 GERALDROMEROHALLOFFAMEBIOGRAPHY.pdf

 

*Outtherecolorado.com-  cover spread- 2013Rock Canyon Half Marathon

  

 

 

 

 

 

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 MY RACING COACH AND MENTOR:

 Craig Young--the #1 Master's Racer in the World

Coaches: Coach Anstey/ CoachSpell

               

 

 

 

 

 

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At 5:56pm on January 2, 2014, Shelley Hitz said…

You're welcome!  Happy New Year!

At 1:28pm on January 1, 2014, Shelley Hitz said…

A few pics from today's race...

At 3:49pm on December 23, 2013, Tim Bergsten said…

Merry Christmas to you as well, "G-Money!"

At 3:22pm on December 23, 2013, Gerald "G Money" Romero said…

Just saying Merry Christmas to all my peeps  !!!!!

 

At 9:14pm on August 13, 2013, CJ Hitz said…

I think we're getting some of our training secrets from the same people :-)

At 10:40am on July 25, 2013, Shelley Hitz said…

Hi Gerald!

At 3:45pm on July 17, 2013, Downhill Dan Angeles said…

are you running the classic 10k on Saturday?

At 10:22am on June 3, 2013, Downhill Dan Angeles said…

I will be at the 10 mile race as a spectator.  Mostly there to cheer you, the Tabares family, and my running partner CJ Hitz on!  

I will be there pre race, so if you need me to hold on to anything for you, let me know so we can meet up before hand!!  BROSKIES!!!!!!  

At 7:47am on April 24, 2011, Brian McCarrie said…
Hey Gerald, I'm loving what you've done on your profile page with the individual results and the photos. This is a great example of what a profile page should be. Great job!
 
 
 

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