Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
  October 1, 2012
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Parents and Athletes,

Mighty Team Storm,


Only 4 weeks to go!!! Don't slow down now, brace for a big finish. This is the biggest week of the whole season. This time of the season we all are the most tired, thank goodness for the last weekend off from racing. I'm right there with you, but we have to hang on together. Our team has a lot more to accomplish this season. For those of you that made it to practice great job and thanks coach Elaine again for taking the reins. I will be out Monday and Tuesday of this week again enjoying the big sequoia's up north. I'll be thinking of you while we are running on trails in the national park.


After a pretty hard week we just finished I've been watching you guys closely and I think it's time for a lower mileage week. The goal this week will be quality and less quantity. Monday night will be a shorter distance tempo run with the hills. Tuesday night we'll hit some more intervals, but we'll switch them up to be tempo running that leads right into a long hill. This will get you guys familiar with the hill at Mt. SAC called poop out hill. Leading up to that hill you have a long downhill and a hard right. The hill itself is pretty long and very steep. Practice makes perfect so we'll do only 3 intervals but we'll make them count!! Thursday we'll hit some fartlek training and try to find some different terrain to mix it up. Saturday is Crescenta Valley and this course is challenging: not with hills, but roots and rocks and grass. It's a pretty fun course so get ready mentally to tackle it.


Sorry for my inconsistency last week, work sometimes has to come first so thanks again for all of the coaches that stepped up and again for this week.

Have a great start to your week and I look forward to seeing you Thursday night at Central Park.



Coach Jeremy

Practice week of September 24 - September 30

All evening practices begin at 6:00 pm Sharp.


Monday Oct 1 - West Creek Park


Tuesday Oct 2 - Central Park near the basketball courts


Thursday Oct 4 - Central Park near the basketball courts

Saturday Oct 6 - Meet at Crescenta Valley Park

Meet at Crescenta Valley Park
Saturday's meet at Crescenta Valley Regional Park
3901 Dunsmore Ave, La Crescenta, CA 91214

Click here for a map


Please try to arrive at 8:00 the walk thru will be promptly at 8:15.

The deadline to turn in the funds is this Thursday, October 4th. You can turning on your donations any time now, see Alan or Elaine.

Our lap-a-thon. was held last Monday September 10th at Central Park. This is our primary fund raiser event, This fund raiser helps us keep our price low, allows us to offer scholarships, and assist our athletes in national competition.

We ask every family to seek pledges either by flat rate or a per lap donation. The athletes will run 45 minutes, later they return to their donors and collect their pledges to turn in by the deadline which is
Thursday October 4th.

We will award a grand prize to the athlete who raises the most funds. Every athlete who raises $40.00 will also win a prize.

The deadline to be eligible for the grand prize is October 4th. Athletes who raise $40.00 or more will be awarded the Lap-a-thon t-shirt.


Thursday is the deadline to turn in the scholastic form.


In an effort to emphasize the importance of maintaining scholastic ability in conjunction with athletic ability, The Santa Clarita Track Club, Inc, in cooperation with local school districts, awards a scholastic achievement medal to all active athletes that maintain a 'B+' (3.5) grade point average or better during the season. The medal is engraved with the student's name, year and symbol of the sport in which he/she is participating. A special President's award medal is presented to players that maintain straight A's

You must submit the Scholastic Form before the deadline in order to get the medal The Deadline for turning in your forms to be eligible for the award is October 4, 2012 at the end of practice


Alan Bingham
Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club