About Us

The  Running Club,  was established in 1987 by a group of interested runners who were being coached by Lawrence.  The club motto is “Non Laurus Luctatio”, which translates to “not the prize but the struggle.”  Our purpose is to foster competitive and recreational running among our club members and within our community.  We welcome anyone who enjoys the camaraderie of competition at any level.   

For over 40 years, Coach Al coached many Houston area runners ranging from elite to back-of-the-packers.  Observing and learning from Al for 30 years, Connie Lawrence has taken over the Coaching roll. The Club has a number of members who receive professional independent coaching from Connie, but that certainly is not a requirement for membership in the  Running Club.