David and Jane Monti have published Race Results Weekly for nearly 20 years. The publication comes out every Monday morning and covers Real Races from across the country. Indispensable resource for me as a big fan of road racing and cross country and track.
There was a full slate of events in the Omaha Metro this past weekend.
The Vala’s Trail of Terrors of course, see Saturday’s column for a link to results and photos. Notable at the event was Team Nebraska’s Carolyn Meyer being the Overall Champion, besting all competitors from either gender.
The 35th annual YMCA Masters Classic was yesterday afternoon. I feel bad for Gary Meyer. He certified the course for this years race and sadly only 22 finishers in the 15K, 17 in the accompanying 5K. And like the Trail of Terrors, a Team Nebraska female was the Overall Champion. Stacy Shaw led the entire field to the tape in 1:03:33, outkicking Larry Jones of Lincoln by one second.
How about those Team Nebraska ladies!
I’m no computer genius but I have spent some time trying to find results for Saturday’s Red Kettle 5K, no luck.
No luck either finding results for the Goat 50K and various other distances that were held yesterday morning at Lake Cunningham. I do know that our mate David Bohlken won the 10.5 mile in 1:03, perhaps some 20 minutes ahead of the next finisher. We had several mates entered and I will recap official time/place/distances once they are available.
The Council Bluffs Half Marathon was also yesterday. No results available. Disappointed runners found the course to be up to a half a mile short of the advertised distance. And apparently the finisher medals were “shipped to a wrong address”. We did have Carole Swanson and Joy Shulz entered so hope to find out how they did eventually.
*Today’s column edited and ameliorated for public consumption.