It’s on like that up in NYC! First up is TNB’s leading lady of the throws Aubrey Baxter, she will contest her specialty Hammer Throw at 1:30 cst. She will then put the Shot at 3:00. Virgil Mitchell will speed through the first round of the 110 High Hurdles at 3:55. Next up will be Andrew Jacob burning up the 800 meters at 4:45. Matt Schneider will clear the Steeplechase at 5:25 and then Aubrey will be back to toss the Javelin at 5:30. Andrew will have just a short rest until his 1500 meter race at 6:45 and Matt Heesch will wind up the day’s competition running the 10,000 at 8:20 tonight. Making All of Nebraska Proud! Whew!
We worked on the new Monster Dash course this morning, it will be a true 5K this year and more fun than ever. Kyla & Uriah are just the best. Jody Green came out and used some ones and zeros on her wrist magic to map out the course and capture the elevations, we’ll have that info included in the digital brochures. Bruce Barnhart is our Course Chair and he provided his expert opinion on flow and direction. Linda set up our Kid’s Zone and Little Goblins races. I twiddled my thumbs and ate egg casserole, yum. The more I stay out of this business the better off the races will be. I feel like Elrond getting ready to set sail from the Grey Havens, my age of race directing is passing and it is time for new blood to bring life and fun to our events. I’m looking at setting sail in the not too distant future. I wonder if I can get Liv Tyler to come along?
Elite Programs. Road Race Management. Coaching. Over 2500 hours per year of volunteer efforts for the last 10 years. I’m spread as thin Professionally as I can be and am looking forward to being able to concentrate on what I can still do best, coaching and our elite athletes. But until I do depart I will continue to do my Very Best, even if it may be antiquated, that is my promise to the Nebraska Running Community that I have come to love.