Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
  September 26, 2011
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Way to go team,

We are fullstride in the mid-season.  This is the time we typically start to break down, get tired, bored, and mentally we can start to shut down.  DON'T LET THAT HAPPEN TO YOU!  Stay excited, and eager each week to improve and feel stronger and faster.  Even though I expected some slower times this week, there were still plenty of you that just blew it out.   Great job!

I downloaded all of the video and will get it to coach Alan this week so he can prepare it for the website.  The gopro did awesome and catching you guys in action was a lot of fun.

This week we make a shift to a little shorter distance, but faster and flatter workouts.  Now is the time to begin fine tuning your muscles.  Just think, you aren't even running your fastest yet, the best is yet to come. 


I want to encourage you to check the results for the first 3 races to see how you are placing in the conference.  Try to take another position this week.  It is impossible to accurately compare your times between courses, how you place or how close you are getting to the next person in front of you is a better indication of improvement.  So work hard this week in practice and go get a spot on Saturday.  El Cariso is this weeks course and I believe you are in for another treat.  Although the course is a little slower, it is a great park.  No major hills, but lots of thick grass is what makes it a little slower.  It's a great spectator course allowing you to see just about the whole course from one spot.  Bring your binoculars:-)   

Don't forget about hydration.  Remember to prepare during the day for practice. Let's gear up for the week, I hope you can't wait, I sure can't!

See you Monday night!
Coach Jeremy

Cross Country Practice 
Monday September 26 - Heritage Park

Tuesday September 27 - Central Park 

Thursday September 29- College of the Canyons 

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday Practices @ 6:00 p.m.
Lap-a-thon Fund Raiser

This is the last week to turn in your donations for the Lap-a-thon, Thursday September 29th is the deadline. We will announce a winner of the grand prize at the banquet.

This Weeks Meet is at El Cariso Park 



Go south to 210, take 210 east to the

Hubbard Exit turn left the park is on the right hand side.


Click here for directions and map.

Ralph's Fundraiser 
We have signed up with Ralph's Market Community support program, many of our families shop at Ralph's Market, by registering your REWARDS card online, you can support our team and programs here. This program runs from September 1st 2011 till August 31, 2012, you must renew each year, if you were signed up in 2011, please renew by following the below instructions, we make a little bit from this, but every bit we get helps.  
  • Register online at
  • Be sure to have your Ralphs REWARDS card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.
  • If a member does not yet have a Ralphs REWARDS card, please let them know that they are available at the customer service desk at any Ralphs.
  • Click on Sign In/Register
  • Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the 'New Customer?' box.
  • Sign up for a Ralphs Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, enter your card number and personal information, agreeing to the terms and conditions then 'Complete Registration'.
  • You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
  • Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
  • Click on Edit Community Contribution information and input our 5 digit NPO number 92090, click search, select your organization and save changes. 


  • REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).
  • Members must swipe their registered Ralphs REWARDS card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Ralphs REWARDS card when shopping for each purchase to count.

    Now, view your profile including your organization participation.



    An easier way to register is to download the following scanbar letter and take it to Ralphs with you and give it to the clerk to scan into the register.



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    I am posting Animoto Video's on the website and to our Facebook page, (Facebook a day earlier.) So be sure to follow us so you can see them sooner.
    Have a great summer,

    Alan Bingham
    Alan Bingham
    Santa Clarita Track Club