The weather gods smiled on your racing this weekend!
The GLH, fastest in the land! The number of runners reporting personal bests in the 3 to 5 minute range indicative of perfection. Phillip Reid of San Luis Obispo, CA led the field in 1:05:54, Pasca Myers top female in 1:16:50. The Kansas City Smoke making a huge impression taking 5 of the top 10 spots. Top Nebraskans Johnny Rutford (1:06:18), second overall, and Katie Fitzsimmons (1:17:54), second overall female. Proud of my mates Liz Starbuck (13th, 1:24:51) and Nicole Norris ( 15th, 1:26:01).
Liz with two of Team Nebraska’s best.
The Bones Run 5K (NE14020KU) in Omaha was won by Daren Konda (21:36) and Lisa Sieczkowski (22:58). Interesting observation, the average age of the 70 finishers in this race was 50 years old.
The Red Kettle 5K also this weekend. Not listed on the USATF website as certified. In full disclosure I did not try and chase down any number of dead and loose ends trying to find out more. Of note was our Christina Elder finishing 1st female and 4th overall. Twenty flat.
Christina used to run for me on Team Nebraska. I appreciate her loyalty. Oh, and fierceness too!
Speaking of old mates, got the chance to hang out with Paul Wilson, Matt Pohren, and Eric Rasmussen this weekend. Thank you to our host Clif Cisar. And an excellent job by the UNO Coach hosting the Summit League XC Champs.
And the ubiquitous LRC Racing team sent a full female masters contingent to the USATF Masters 15K National Championships in Tulsa. A real powerhouse now with the well landed additions of Shannon Mauser Suing and Stacy Mangers Shaw. Thank you for supporting USATF!