What a privilege I consider this column.  Monday morning landing spot for some of the news that matters.  Vis-à-vis excellence.

How do you define excellence?  Its subjective and this author encourages everyone’s own personal bliss.  Here’s mine.

Run Guru Elite’s Jay Welp taking the USATF Nebraska Association 1 Mile Champs in 4:17.  Colin Morrissey of Team Nebraska 2nd in 4:27, Peter Falcon also of  the Red & White 3rd in 4:32.  Erica Doering of LRC Racing took the women’s  title in an event record 5:07.5, Liz Starbuck of Run Guru Elite 2nd in 5:17 (#6 all time mark).  I see some marquis races between these two in the very  near future.  Competition begets excellence.

Run Guru Elite’s Jackie Freeman.  Trained wisely, trained hard, raced well.  Leading Ladies Marathon.  Thirteen minute personal best of 3:24:49, 3rd overall.  Let that soak in.  Personal  excellence.

Run Guru Elite’s Sam Runde.  Running in trainers.  Burke HS 2 Mile Time Trial for the upcoming XC season.  2nd overall by just a couple of  ticks.  Freshman.  Excelsior!

Sad to receive confirmation that the much anticipated “O”Race 10K in Lincoln has been canceled.  A deep prize purse attracting the very fastest and very few others.  There is a benchmark to be met with city services and registrations didn’t meet the minimum.  This  leaves me blue.  The robust Lincoln running community should have been able to fill O St., not sure what derailed the effort.  The Freedom Run 10K on 9/10 (USATF Certified and Sanctioned) has stepped up to the plate for a fast alternative.  Interested elites should email me at originalrunguru@gmail.com