I was stationed at the finish line at our home meet last weekend so I didn’t see a lot of the races but I did witness a lot of Vikings with some strong kicks as they crossed the finish line. The attitude and effort I saw there is exactly what we need to apply to the end of our season in order to finish strong. The upcoming Sunflower League meet this weekend at Rim Rock Farm will be the last full team meet of the season. Beyond that we will keep our top 10 girls/boys (7 runners and 3 alternates) on the roster for the Regional meet the next weekend. At that meet the top 3 teams and top 5 individuals qualify for the State meet. More information about this and thoughts about the end of the season can be found on this week’s Course Notes:


Other important announcements for this week:

  1. NXR Meet – Any runners planning on racing this meet in Sioux Falls, SD need to turn in their registration money ($35 cash or check to VRC) by this Friday, 10/18. Much more info. about this event can be found by clicking Meets under the Calendar tab.
  2. Sunflower League Meet Volunteers – We need 2 volunteers to help with the finish line or course marshaling at the meet this weekend. Sign up at: https://valkyrierunning.com/sign-up-sheets/?sheet_id=8
  3. Uniform Check-In – Any runners not on the Regional team or continuing to train for NXR will turn in uniforms at practice on Monday 10/21. The warm up t-shirt is yours to keep but all other gear needs to be washed, dried and turned in or you will be charged for it.
  4. Banquet – Save the date! Our end of the season banquet will be the evening of Wed. 11/20. Much more info about this event will be coming as we get closer, but we want to see all runners and their families at this celebration.