Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
  September 17, 2012
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Parents and Athletes,


Storm team:

Parents and athletes you should be so proud as I am of you. We knew the races would heat up but did you think we'd see so much heat coming from our kids smokin' up the course? Wow we had some great racing. I saw some of the newbies make big improvements, as well as many of the seasoned athletes just killing it out there. I can't name any because there literally are too many to choose from to highlight. Parents led by Mike Baretta were enjoying the hills and heat as they were running intervals up and down the mountain to make sure the kids had cold sponges during the race. Overall, just so amazing to watch. Incredible job!!


Many of you learned that nutrition is much more important than you ever thought. With the heat, you almost need to double the fluid intake before the race and you must have electrolyte's before or you will die out there. I'm happy to report there were no deaths this time, but plenty of severe dehydration. J This will be my last invitation to a sports nutrition seminar I'll do in the next couple weeks. If you are a Midget and Youth and desire to be competitive, or just want to feel better when training and racing this will help you. I've heard from just a handful with interest, please email me and I'll put it on the calendar and let everyone know soon.


This week we are preparing for Corriganville. This is a great race course with no hills and lots of shade. That means it's fast. So we'll start Monday with a longer run with some tempo's mixed in. Tuesday night intervals will be flat, longer, and fast. Thursday night hills again will focus more on speed than strength. I'll talk more about the race during practice but a quick plug is that it definitely is one of the more enjoyable course both to race and spectate.


As always I am available if you have questions, if the athletes have pains, or anything else you think I can help with. I'm having a blast this season with all of you, thanks for making it so great!!


Coach Jeremy

Practice week of September 3 - September 9

All evening practices begin at 6:00 pm Sharp.


Monday Sept 17 - West Creek Park


Tuesday Sept 18 - Central Park near the basketball courts


Thursday Sept 20 - College of the Canyons We meet near the base ball diamonds


Saturday Sept 22 - XC Meet at Corriganville @ 8:15 am

Third Cross Country Meet
The next cross country meet will be on Saturday September 22 at Corriganville Park in Simi Valley. All Storm Athletes must compete in the complete uniform as issued by STORM, no soccer shorts or other shorts allowed.


Directions to Corriganville:

Take the 118 Freeway to Simi Valley.
Exit at Kuehner Drive.
Go south approximately one mile to Smith Road.
Turn left on Smith Road, and proceed mile to the parking area.

Please try to arrive by 8:15 for the Walk Through.

You can start 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.


Alan Bingham
Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club