But first, thanks to Tim Meyer for pointing out that Seth has run faster than 15:35 at Walnut Grove, maybe even twice. Tells you just how special this lad is. He has signed at Wisconsin and they’re lucky to get him.
Taking victories where I can get them. When I can get them. The Rogue with the rouge on the shiners.
I made the announcement prior to the start of Sundays XC champs that our first USATF Nebraska Association 5K XC Championships were held at Lake Zorinsky and the original Swamp Stomp in 2004. One person on the line remembered, thanks Cory.
Our USATF Nebraska Association’s website has an LDR Championships Results archive. As author and architect of the program I’ve hosted close to or over 20 such championship races. And there were Real Runners with Real USATF memberships that raced Real Championships. Setting Real Association Records. Between the years 2004 and 2012. Our archives reflect the Blair Mile and Lincoln Marathon in 2010, nothing for 2011, and nothing at all prior to 2010. Dozens of championship races omitted. Like the program didn’t exist before The Exodus. I’ve sent in my list once and I’ll send it in again. No revisionist history allowed!
Small victory, also 15 years in the making. When I set up Team Nebraska I religiously sent in race results to both our association website and to the Omaha World Herald, and to the Journal Star as well. Our then association webmaster flat refused to publish any LDR information because it only consisted of Team Nebraska, folks, that’s all there was back then. I raised hell when I found out he was receiving a $750/year stipend for his lack of service. The OWH had their own obstacle to my brand of promotion. Insisting results be submitted with the athletes hometown only. No club affiliation allowed, no recognition for USATF. So when I opened yesterday’s sports page and saw the results exactly as submitted (club not hometown) I was happy.
Its the little things.