Santa Clarita Track Club Cross Country Newsletter
Newsletter Monday September 3, 2007
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 This has been a tough week. It was incredibly hot for the Thursday hill and Saturday tempo workouts. This is a great opportunity to remind everyone about the importance of bringing water to practice. It's probably a good idea to bring something small enough to carry in case we're not working out close to where we drop our gear.
We're officially entering the pre-competition phase of our training this week. That means some intense interval workouts and more of the type of tempo running we did on Saturday morning. Here's what the week will look like.
MONDAY- Heritage Park @ 8AM
Due to the holiday, and the heat, we'll be running our distance run in the morning for this week. This will be a conversational pace where we'll continue to push the distance for each group a little bit further. This pace should be about a 6 out of 10.
TUESDAY- Saugus High Track @ 6PM
Tonight will be our first official interval workout on the track. Be prepared to run short intervals faster than your mile pace last Tuesday. This will be a hard night.
Hills again! Why all the hills? Our 2nd and 3rd meets are all about the hills. This is one of the best ways to build endurance strength.
SATURDAY- Central Park @ 8AM
Another tempo day.
There's a lot going on over the next couple of weeks as we approach our first meet. Continue to access the calendar on the website for last minute changes to the schedule.
In the meantime, take care of yourself. That means drinking plenty of water all day long, eating right and getting plenty of rest. All of this hard work will only pay off if you give your body a chance to recover.
Your in Running,
Coach Darren
Practice schedule:
MondayHeritage Park 8:00 a.m. **please note the time change due to the Labor Day holiday.
Tuesday:  Saugus High School Track 6:00-7:15 p.m.
Thursday:  College of the Canyons 6:00-7:15 p.m. 
Saturday:  Central Park 8:00-9:15 a.m.
Skittles & Jolly Ranchers: If you have not done so, please remember to contribute two bags of candy per athlete.  The kids really look forward to them.  Thank you.
Registration:  We are in the process of finalizing our roster for certification.  Please make sure you have all necessary paperwork turned in by this week to Lisa Moser. 
Thank You,
Kwan Beilin
Volunteers Still Needed!!
Your involvement with the team directly impacts the success of your child's experience this season.  It is expected of EVERY family to volunteer their time in some way to this program.  So far, we have only a handful of parents helping out on a team of 80+ athletes. You all have been great in the past and we need you to step up and help again. A huge thank you to those of you that have already done so!
This is our one fundraiser.  Without it, we will be forced to limit our expenses for awards, team parties, and post season.  We will also be forced to dramatically raise our registration fees next year. The absence of a lap-a-thon coordinator affects us all!
  • Works with the Cross Country General Manager to set date and site for Lap-a-thon
  • Sets up a system for recording laps
  • Records laps of each child with help of volunteers
  • Procures music for the event
  • Procures prizes for winners


  • Work with the General Manager to determine where volunteers are needed on meet days
  • Enlist the help of parent volunteers for various duties
  • Act as the point person for volunteers and the meet director


Gremlin Girls-Vacant
Gremlin Boys-Kellie Verdugo
Bantam Girls-Heather Milliken
Bantam Boys-Vacant
Midget Girls-Vacant
Midget Boys-Rick Larimore
Youth/Int. Girls-Russ Phillips
Youth/Int. Boys-Linda Peckam
  • Gather athletes in age group (GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG/IG, YB/IB) prior to meets
  • Distribute race tags
  • Help warm up the age group and get them ready for the start line
  • Help with cool-down after the races.
Tuesday, Sept. 11th - LAP-A-THON at Saugus High School on the Track.
Wednesday, Sept. 12th at 7:00 pm - SCTC Board Meeting at Greenhouse Cafe.  All general members are welcome to attend.

Saturday, Sept 15th at Central Park - Mock Cross Country meet.

Saturday, Sept. 22nd - SCTC has the first XC Meet at Corriganville in Simi Valley .
"Number one is just to gain a passion for running.  To love the morning, to love the trail, to love the pace on the track.  And if some kid gets really good at it, that's cool too."- Pat Tyson
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