Hershey Track & Field Games
WCRC is once again supporting training sessions for local youth for the HERSHEY’S Track & Field Games. Sign-up and practices begin Tuesday April 30, 2013 at 5:30PM, at the Fuller Track in Newburyport, MA. Practices continue every Tuesday evening until June 11, on which date the local Hershey Track Meet will be held. All area youth ages 9-14 invited (competition in 3 age groups: 9-10; 11-12; 13-14). Events vary with age group: sprints, middle distance, jump, softball throw. The HERSHEY’S Track & Field Games is the largest youth sports program of its kind in the United States and Canada. Events take place in every state and most provinces in North America, and hundreds of athletes make it to the grand finale — the North American Final in Hershey, Pennsylvania. For more information contact Mike McCormick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are too old to compete (over 14), but would like to help out on Tuesday evenings, contact Mike McCormick at email@example.com.
WCRC Coach Mike McCormick
Extensive research shows the value of using all energy and muscle systems to improve your running, avoid injury, and make you a better athlete. HOWEVER this type of training must be done carefully with an appropriate level of stress increase for the athlete to realize the most benefit and not to get injured in the process.
WCRC coach Mike McCormick will lead a weekly series of coached training sessions on 8 successive Wednesday evenings, starting Wednesday May 1. Sessions will be held on the Fuller Track in Newburyport, MA starting at 6:00PM. All speeds, experience, and fitness welcome. Workouts adjusted for your goals and speed. Suggested weekly schedules available upon request. Workouts and updated information will be posted regularly on the WCRC website. $10 per session or $50 for all sessions. For more information contact Mike McCormick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WCRC Runners in Hopkinton for the 2013 Boston Marathon
The day started out great for the 2013 Boston Marathon – cool and sunny. 45 WCRC runners and 6 spectators on the WCRC bus arrived in Hopkinton with high hopes and plenty of time to chill out and prepare for the race to come. Of course, no one suspected how the day would turn out. Early WCRC finishers were literally right across the street from the bombs in the club’s room on the 10th floor of the Lenox Hotel, which faced right on to Boylston Street. Some were on Boylston Street nearby, having just finished or still finishing the course. Others were out further on the course and were suddenly blocked and told “the race is over”. Fortunately, no WCRC members were injured and everyone made it home sound, eventually. Special thanks to Vicki Miller and the other WCRCr’s on the bus who worked diligently to track down via phone, text, and facebook the WCRC folks spread across town (the normal WCRC meeting place – the Lenox – was locked down and then evacuated before most runners could get together), and to the bus driver for his patience and willingness to drive loops around the Boston Commons trying to locate and pick people up. Thanks also to Linda Long and Laurie Gaudreau who stayed behind in Boston Monday night and retrieved the club members’ belongings from the Lenox on Tuesday morning. A big thanks is also due to race management, race volunteers and Boston emergency services who did an amazing job of suddenly having to shut down a major race in progress, regroup their resources, and get all of the runners safely to the general finish area while having to totally bypass Boylston and connecting streets.