Friday, November 14, 2014


After much coaxing from friends, HTRex took the plunge and registered as a USATF Gulf Region club just in time for the 2015 Texas Trail Championship Series
There are age group awards and a long list of event and distances to pick from, all here in Texas!

The USATF provides $3,000 in prize money to the Texas Trail Championship Series and you can pick between the Ultra Trail Race Series (for those of us who like to go long) and the Trail Race series (for the less stupid among us).

Another award is the infamous (yes, that VERY famous)
Club award. What is it?
A Yeti cooler full of beer.  Each year, the current Club who holds the Yeti must return it, full of beer, to present to the next year’s winner.  There is a club division for both Ultra Series and Trail Series runners.

Looks like the San Antonio Rock Hoppers are in the lead to win back the same cooler from last year. I wonder what type of beer the cooler will be filled with when we win it??  Better not be that Michelob Ultra crap.
How do I register, you ask?
Sign-up for your USATF membership
If you register now, your membership is valid through Dec 31, 2015
Make sure to enter Houston Trail Runners Extreme (HTRex) as your USATF registered club.
Club #
If you are already a member and need to update your club affiliation check out this link.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Looking Back, Looking Forward

First off, a big thanks to everyone who volunteered at Little Rocky last weekend.  A fun time was had by all!  Well, maybe not Dino.  But pretty much everyone else.
Next, a quick reminder that the LST P2P Super FatAss Planning Meeting is today at 2:00 - Petrol Station - 985 Wakefield Dr. Come for the planning, stay for the beer...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Little Rocky Call For Volunteers

HTRex will be manning Aid Station #3 for the Rocky Raccoon 10K/25K/50K on Saturday, November 1st.

This is a fun and rewarding experience that you can share with your family by bringing them along too. While you are running the event your family can help out at the Aid Station and see you during the event.

Volunteers are needed for the following shifts on Saturday, November 1st:

7:30am – 11am (~5 volunteers)
11am – 3pm (~4 volunteers)

Aid Station #3 is located at the Trail Head parking lot next to campsite #142 in the Prairie Branch Camping Area. (see map).
Volunteers will receive a unique Rocky Raccoon 25K/50K Trail Run t-shirt!

Please reply to Mariela at

Rocky Racoon 10K/25K/50K:

Monday, August 25, 2014

LST P2P Fat Ass - March 14-15, 2015

WHAT:  A point-to-point fat ass style run along the Lone Star Trail

HOW FAR:  Dunno.  Likely multiple options approaching the 100-mile distance.

WHY:  Because we're not very smart.

WHEN:  March 14-15, 2015

WHERE:  The scenic LST.

MAP:  Specific route TBD.  Generally: 

Planning meeting (i.e., excuse to drink) information to come...

Monday, August 11, 2014

Fat Results and Pics

Results of this year's sweatastic FatAss in da Ho can be found here: 

Congratulations to all survivors. 

A few photos (for a little flavor):

And we're off.

She's the one you should blame.
Why did I think this was a good idea?

The only true recovery drink.
You can't beat Roger; you can only hope to contain him.

How the other half lives.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Hot, Sweaty, and Morbidly Obese

(Artist's rendering of actual asses you will see on the trails. Promise.)
FatAsstic Challenge in the Ho 6hr Trail Run &
Walk (& Stagger)

Ready for a little heat training (and abject misery)?  Yes, you say?  Well, we have the event for you!

Runners will have a choice of running as little or as much as they want, up to 6 hours and will travel through the hot, humid, denuded, pestilent Ho Chi Minh Trails of Memorial Park (or what remains of it).
Note: We will be holding a much cooler version of this adventure in the Fall.

·        This is a Fat Ass event. There will be no fees, no swag, no t-shirts and no whining!

·        This is a cupless event. Meaning that we will not supply . . . cups.  You will have to supply your own drinking vessel if you wish to consume beverages from the Aid Station (might I suggest a goblet, or a chalice [that would be so cool, BTW]).

·        Share the trail with cyclists and pedestrians. You will not be the only one out there.

Timing: Run starts at 9:00AM, Saturday July 26th.
There will be a cut-off at 2:15PM to start a final loop.  If you haven’t started a loop by then (or collapsed from heat stroke) we can’t promise there will be any ‘refreshments’ or people around when you get back.

Directions: Run will start by the Rugby Pitch. Park in the Rugby Pitch parking lot.

Trail:  ~5 mile loops. See map. Print map. Carry map. Make map sweat proof.
Course will be run clock-wise but, if you start feeling adventurous (or a little woozy), you can run the other direction too.  That's called "living on the edge."

Aid Station (AS): Start/Finish aid station will be supplied with water, Gatorade and ice. Your car will be parked close to the AS so we suggest you bring what you want and use your car as your drop bag.  Or a drop car.  Or maybe just a place to drop! 
We also suggest you arrive early for primo parking spots!  Because if the 6 hours running in the heat don't wreck you, the extra 50 yards to your car will.
We HIGHLY suggest you carry a water vessel while out on the trail (stein?  growler?)!

Time Keeping: There will be a note pad, pen and perhaps (if we are lucky) a sucker . . . er, volunteer with a highly calibrated watch. HIGHLY calibrated. At the end of each loop, write your split time onto the notebook. If you forget . . . tough sh-t (hey, that rhymes!). Catch the split the next time around, heck . . . you’ll be out there for 6 hours (unless you're smart).
Please, no sweating on the notepad. That would be such bad form.

Results: Will be posted on the HTRex Blog when Miles gets around to it (which is to say no time soon).

Post Run: Stick around, sit down, pass out, cool down (fat chance) and have some refreshments with your fellow participants. Bring a chair and one to share!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Huntsville SP / LST Run - June 22

Huntsville State Park (HSP) and Lone Star Trail (LST) Run

WHEN: Sunday, June 22nd

START: 7:15 AM at the Lodge (see map)

WHAT: We'll be running the NEW Rocky Raccoon 100M 20-mile loop through Huntsville State park and the Lone Star Trail.



·         Start/Finish at the Lodge - You will supply for your own needs.

·         LST Trailhead #7 – You will supply for your own needs

·         Campsite #142 (water only from campsite faucet)

You must carry enough water/food with you to last at least 12 miles.


·         RR100 – 20 mile loop:

·         Run as many loops or a variation as you like.

·         Option to include the entire Huntsville LST section (~9 additional miles)

·         Meet at Hunstsville State Park at the bathrooms near the Lodge (see links)


Please meet at 5:30 AM at the Memorial Park Tennis Center. At that point, we can figure out who is driving and who would like a ride. We will be leaving the tennis center at 5:45AM SHARP.

Let's have a safe and fun run!