No better way for me to kick off this week than by giving my old buddy Ino Cantu the top spot in RGS.  Ino set an American Record in the 800 meters at the Houston Masters/Seniors Invitational Track Meet this weekend.  How about this viejo running a 3:03.  At 80 years old.  Way to get it Ino!


Ino is much older and much faster than you and me.  Get over it.

And also from the Great State, the Galveston Half Marathon was this weekend.  Overall winner Kaytlynn Welsh won in 1:30.  Unremarkable?  Not when you consider she is 13 years old.  And to jack it to another level of incredible the overall male ran 1:21.  Irishman Peter Mullin‘s win may seem a yawn until you realize he is 63 years old and that his result age grades to over 92%.  Keep that in mind whilst reading the remainder of today’s report.

Congratulations on some outstanding Masters performances in Boulder. Ivan Ivanov led the charge finishing an amazing 14th overall, I’ll let their fine performances speak for themselves. A preliminary look at the unofficial results looks like the Lincoln Running Co. Racing team fared even better than expected. Team results when I or someone else can find them. Both Ivan and Brian cracking the 80% for age grading, this is serious stuff.

14. Ivan Ivanov, LRC Racing, 43, 28:19, 81:04%
35. Thomas Woods IV, LRC, 42, 39:32, 77:11%
48. Mike Wasson, NRGE/US Air Force, 48, 30:38, 77:87%
60. Brain Kelley, 55, LRC, 31:12, 80.94%
64. Darin Schlake, 44, LRC, 31:30, 73.42%
73. Jason Schmaderer, 41, LRC, 32:17, 70.03%
81. Craig Christians, 52, 32:38, 75.50%
105. Jonathan Beverly, 49, Unattached, 34:45, 69.21%

And some final notes from our own Two Rivers Twosome 10K Couples Run.  I’m pleased that we doubled the number of runners from last year.  Pleased too that we have the fastest 10K course in Nebraska.  Disappointed that those of you that were directed to stay away (we need to talk) missed a hell of an opportunity to post up a fast spring 10K.

During the pre race instructions I pointed out that there would be no shenanigans behind the wood pile.  An of course we ended up with a seething pile of scantily clad, sweaty humanity entwined and entangled right there.  Rated “R” indeed!

Overall team winners were Ivan Marsh (1st Overall, 34:44) and his lady friend Carolyn Colliers (4th overall, 44:14), Team Long Distance Romance.   Lonely Hearts winners were Pete Kostelnick (2nd overall, in a personal best 35:46) and Tammy Consbruck (5th overall, 45:28).

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We hosted a post race party and NRGE board of directors meeting back at the Bar None.  A dozen of us feasted on maybe the best pot of stew I’ve ever created.  And enjoyed Capitol Pale Ale and a little moonshine to boot.  I love these guys, but not enough to get into a pile with them.