Youth Cross Country… Nov. 18

Youth Cross Country Invitational

November 18th, 2012 | Van Cortlandt Park, 242nd St and Broadway, Bronx, NY |Invitational
Registration Closer Date:
November 5th, 2012

For athletes who participated in the Developmental Cross Country Series, this is the Series’ final event, the Youth Cross Country Invitational. This invitation-only event challenges athletes to take on the Bronx’s Van Cortland Park. The hilly 1.5 mile course will keep runners on their toes with twist and turns as it eventually finishes on the track.

November Schedule

The November schedule will continue to focus on conditioning and skill building. All practice sessions will take place at the east sixth street track. Some runners will prepare for the NYRRC Youth Cross Country Invitational. General training will continue to help develop overall physical capacity and fitness. This will continue to include basic running, strength building, and exercises used to develop muscular power and to improve overall speed.

Coaches John Wiltshire and Lydia Vanderloo will be participating in the New York City Marathon.

The schedule is as follows:

4th No Practice (NYC Marathon Day)
7th Practice (5:30 pm East 6th Street Track)
11th Practice (9:30 am East 6th Street Track)
14th Practice (5:30 pm East 6th Street Track)
18th NYRRC Youth Cross Country Invitational
21st No Practice
25th No Practice
28th Practice (5:30 pm East 6th Street Track)

Grete’s Great … – Oct. 14th

October 14 in Central Park for Grete’s Great Gallop in Support of the AKTIV Foundation, to help prevent and aid in the treatment of cancer. The late Grete Waitz, a nine-time winner of the New York City Marathon, was a co-founder of the AKTIV Against Cancer Foundation. The event included a half-marathon, a 1.7-mile run, and kids’ races. Stay tuned for details about post-race activities.

Sunday, October 14th.

Fall Jamboree – Oct. 21st

NYRR Youth Jamborees are excellent places to learn about track and field. These free, day-long events are held three times a year in premier New York City athletic facilities, including the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory in upper Manhattan and the Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island. Children of all ages can participate in running, jumping, or throwing events–no experience necessary!

Sunday October 21st.

More to come!!!

Colgate Games – Dec. 15th

The Colgate Women’s Games is the nation’s largest amateur track series open to all girls from elementary school through college. Held at Brooklyn ‘s Pratt Institute, competitors participate in preliminary meets and semi-finals over five weekends throughout December and January. Finalists compete for trophies and educational grants-in-aid from Colgate-Palmolive Company.

 

PRATT INSTITUTE, Brooklyn

DECEMBER 15th, 2012 9AM to 1PM .

 

October Schedule

The October schedule will focus on conditioning and skill building. All practice sessions will take place at the east sixth street track. Some runners will prepare for two events, the NYRRC Grete’s Great Gallop a 1.7 mile race on October 14th in Central Park and the Youth Jamboree on October 21st. The Youth Jamboree will take place at the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory  and will feature a variety of track and field events for Grades Pre-K thru 5 beginning at 8:00 a.m and Grades 6 and older starting at 12:00 noon.

The schedule is as follows:

3rd Practice (5:30 pm East 6th Street Track)
7th No Practice
10th Practice (5:30 pm East 6th Street Track)
14th Grete’s Great Gallop 8:00 am Central Park
17th Practice (5:30 pm East 6th Street Track)
21st Youth Jamboree 8:00 The Armory
31st No Practice (Halloween)

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News Update

We have some exciting news to share with you, as well as some disappointing news. The latter first — we aren’t able to run the Fifth Avenue Mile after all. The team signup has already closed and the race is full. The good news is that this gives us more time to prepare for our next event — the Grete’s Gallop 1.7 Mile Run in Central Park on Oct 14.

In exciting news, Natalie Cash Petersson and John have been hard at work on some wonderful logos. We should have something to share with you shortly. We are also in the process of finalizing our application with the New York Road Runners program, which will bring many benefits to the team. More to come on that.

Below is a calendar of Five Points Runners events for the next couple of months. Please note the dates of two non-athletic calendar items: Our first Team Potluck Dinner Party on Sat. 9/29 (please email Michelle Thompson at teneta@aol.com if you did not get the invite or would like to invite someone to the party) and our next Planning Meeting on Sunday 9/30 at 1:30 pm. Both events will be at Hannah & John’s home.

If you have any friends who are interested in joining the team, please have them email Lydia & John for more information. We are also working on an info sheet that we can send around and give to local schools to pass out. (Likewise, if you would like to be removed from this email list, just let me know.)

Lastly, a few parents were talking about taking a short run of their own this Sunday morning, during the kids’ practice. If you’d like to join, just bring your own running shoes to the track, and the parents can take a jog on the East River Promenade while the kids do their own workout.

All the Best,

 

Coach Lydia & Coach John

 

Calendar of Upcoming Events:
Sunday, 9/16 9:30 am – Practice at 6th St. Track
Wednesday, 9/19 5:30 pm – Practice at 6th St. Track
Saturday, 9/22 9:30 am – Practice at 6th St. Track **special Saturday practice**

September Schedule

The September schedule will focus on general conditioning and skill building. All practice sessions will take place at the east sixth street track. General training is foundational and helps to develop overall physical capacity and fitness. This will include basic running, strength building, and exercises used to develop muscular power and to improve overall speed.

 

The schedule is as follows:

19th Practice (5:30 pm East River Track)

23rd Practice (9:30 am East River Track)

26th Practice (5:30 pm East River Track)

30th Practice (9:30 am East River Track)