Biggest and saddest news is the Heartland Marathon cancellation due to flooding on the course.  All of us at Valley 7 Lakes feel your pain.

The Quad Cities Marathon in Moline captured the non-American “C” level road performances of the weekend with the top 5 fellas going 2:17, 2:18, 2:19, 2:20, and 2:21.  Top 5 females all under 2:58:02, and hey now a couple of Americans sprinkled in!

Another Heartland Half Marathon in Jasper, Indiana, no significant results.

Jared Basset won the Prefontaine Memorial 10K (Coos Bay, OR) in 32:41, first female Heather Johnson in 37:21.

Laurels at the Bismark Marathon went to Cesar Mireles (2:32:50) and Jaidan Schuette (3:17:51).  Rob McLeod (1:28:41) finished 10th in the half marathon, not bad for being 60 years old!  In the accompanying 5K Jackson Runde (20:30) took third overall.  Not bad for 13 years old.   Using a few road races to sharpen up for All City XC coming up shortly.

First day of fall.   The seasons are changing.  Apropos of marathoning in Nebraska.  Expectations starting to shift.  The idea of a completely closed road marathon starting to set in.  Runners now asking, “why not?”  Catching up with the rest of the United States and the world.  Valley 7 Lakes Marathon leading the way here in the Good Life.  Saturday April 25, 2020.  With all the courtesy and respect due.  #ValleyStrong  #NebraskaStrong  Registration is open. https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/?raceId=76588