My Running Race Course Reviews – Mile – 5K – 8K – 10K. My name is Doug Bonestroo and I was born in Minnesota in 1960. I started distance running when I was a junior in high school, joining the cross country team to get in shape for basketball season. I was not one of the best runners on the team but I enjoyed it.
At the Eifel Tower in 2009 made me realize that I needed to drop 30 pounds of “dad fat” pronto and I started to run again in my early 50’s. The weight came off and the speed came back and since then I have entered 45+ USATF Certified (for distance) races ranging from a mile to the 10K distance.
Along the way I learned about the USATF Masters (www.usatfmasters.org) program for athletes 40+ years old that want to continue to compete; whether track and field or road racing events.
As of today, I have qualified for USATF Masters All American status at the 5K, 8K and 10K distances during the period 2012 to 2022. My PR’s as a Master’s Athlete, all after the age of 55, are as follows:
In a recent race, as a 62 year old, I ran in the Myrtle Beach Coastal 5K on October 15, 2022 and finished the race in 21:48. I finished 11th overall of 373 finishers; and 1st place for everyone 50 years of age and over.
I plan to continue racing for as long as I can.
|Race Name||Location||Month Held||Typical Size||Star Rating 1-5|
|Myrtle Beach Coastal 5K||Myrtle Beach, SC||October||300 to 700||4|
|TC 5K||St Paul, MN||October||1,600 to 3,000||4|
|Save The Light 5K||Folly Beach, SC||February||300 to 700||5|
|Alliance Partners VCU Health 8K||Richmond, VA||November||4,000+||5|
|Cooper River Bridge Run 10K||Charleston, SC||April||20,000+||5|