The final days of summer delivered a last blast of heat, humidity, and high wind for the beginning of the fall racing season. Tips of the sombrero to everyone that laced and raced.
The Lincoln Running Company hosted its 45th annual Buffalo Run 5 Mile, longest of tooth, hosted the quickest of the quick. Top 5 below. Youth prevailing as it almost always does.
1 Noah Rasmussen Lincoln NE 23 M 1/16 24:44 4:57
2 John Cleary Lincoln NE 23 M 2/16 25:04 5:01
3 Nolan Zimmer Omaha NE 27 M 1/10 25:55 5:11
4 Kyle Allen Lincoln NE 20 M 3/16 26:42 5:21
5 Phillip Duncan Fremont NE 25 M 2/10 26:49 5:22
Favorite performance from Lincoln though was from 55 year old Stacy Stodden. We’ve been working together since the end of May with some very specific races and goals. Her 36:23 good enough for first 40+ female and 50th overall. Stacy will be racing the USA Masters XC 5K National Championships in Boston on October 17.
I’ve been busting Chris McBratney’s butt for the last 90 days too. At 40 years old he’s running faster than ever. He battled the field and a chattering ankle to cross the finish line first overall at the HITS Omaha Marathon 5K. I reminded Chris that in a 40+ year career of racing I never apologized for a win.
In the HITS Marathon Tim Langdon added his name to the wall of fame taking the overall in 2:56:00.
“2K is a little bit longer than 400 meters”, quote from Nebraska’s most talented middle distance runner Angee Henry. Angee ran the “Superhero Heart Run” supporting congenital heart defects in children. This race was founded by a former neighbor of mine, her daughter Ashley prompting the organization.
Angee Henry joins Sam Runde as our only two athletes representing Nebraska Run Guru Elite. Both will take their talents to the White Light Mile in Fremont next month.