Columbus: While the majority of the RMEC was running in DC, Levi Moore snuck off to Columbus Ohio where he ran the Columbus 1/2 Marathon. This is a good size event and had over 7,000 half marathon finishers. Levi placed 590 overall and had a big PR time finishing in 1:43:15. Great job Levi!
Raleigh: This past weekend also had another event that is part of the Second Empire Grand Prix quest. This was the Run For Healthier Babies, and is the fourth event in the eight race series. Ashley Bass was once again on fire, setting a new PR of 17:37 and placing 7th overall. Brian Lankford still managed 15th overall with a time of 18:41 despite fighting the flu. This time earned Ashley first in his age group and Brian was second in his. Ashley now sits in first place in the Series and Brian is in second. Keep in mind, this is their overall standings, not their age group standings! It is pretty cool to see a Raleigh race series, and have Nashville and Rocky Mount at the very top!
New York: I also wanted to post a reminder that John and Derek and both racing New York this weekend, and seeking Boston Qualifying times. Derek qualified at Shamorck this year, and John is now focused on joining him on his trip. New York is a spectacular event. It draws one of the most competitive fields of any race in the world. NBC will show two hours of coverage of the marathon beginning at 2:00 pm. You can also watch the race live online in several places. I highly recommend tuning in to watch.