Running Shorts


JULY 2010

Track Club

P.O. Box 495
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Kristen Keller

Contributing Writer
Mark Lorenzoni

Design & Layout
Leah Connor

Special Projects

Race Results
Carol Finch

Race Results Database
Anton Largiader

Membership Database
Chip Hopper

CTC Standings

Runner of the Year
Hernan Garbini

Volunteer Points
Bev McCoid

Point Race Series
Michelle Bushrow

Board of Directors

Leah Connor

Vice President/
Race Chairman
Carol Finch

Mary Manley

Dave Murphy

Public Relations/
Special Events
Charlie Heaton

Manoj Patel

Bill Blodgett
Bill Duxbury
Joan Esposito


A Word from Your Editor

The CTC training programs are in full swing. Right now the Women's 4 Miler Training Program and the Marathon/Half Marathon training programs are going on. I think the Marathon Trainees are up to 18 miles on their long runs. Awesome job guys!

Ramping up your miles may cause you to experience some aches and pains. Continue to stretch after your run, and maybe look into doing a yoga class once a week. There are many programs around town, and prices vary. There are runner specific yoga classes, and other more general yoga classes. A few of my running partners go to a yoga class in the mornings after our runs; which is runner specific and led by former college track and field star, Mike Inge.  You can find more info out on the web for his class at Maybe this doesn't fit in your schedule, Google 'Charlottesville, yoga' and you get a lot of results. If you are a lucky enough to have a gym membership, check to see if they offer yoga classes. Explain where you are tight and what you are training for, they may be able to help. If you are yoga naive, see if they have a beginner's class that you can drop in on. You may want to know a few terms before you start. 'Bikram Yoga' means yoga done in 105 degree heat.

Is money an issue? Google 'guerrilla yoga project, Charlottesville', they are donation based yoga classes that try to bring yoga to the masses. I even saw a flier in the UVA hospital the other day about guerrilla yoga classes being offered in Spanish. They have classes in Charlottesville and some of the surrounding areas. Check it out.

Other sites with sports yoga are:

For all you running yogis out there, sorry if I have slandered your sport. I am a beginner in yoga, and I do it only to stave off injuries for running, by stretching muscles and giving me core strength.

~Kristen Keller

At the Races

At the Races are recaps and results submitted by race directors for the various races in the area to include in our newsletter. Being listed does not necessarily mean this is a CTC sponsored event, or that the CTC has anything to do with this event. See the race classification system below. Please note: all CTC sponsored races are for charitable purposes only. For further information go to:

Category 1: Club sponsored races
(Charlottesville Ten Miler, New Year's Day 5K, Summer Track Meets, Charlottesville Women's Four Miler, Bruce Barnes Mile)
Category 2: Club-coordinated races
(Valentine's Day Couples 5K, Discovery Dash, Kiwanis 5K, Pepsi 10K, Boar's Head Turkey Trot, Fairview 5K, MJH 8K/4K, Blue Ridge Burn, Buck Mountain ½ Marathon, Men's Four Miler)
Category 3: non-sponsored activity
(All non-profit races not listed as Category 1 or 2)
Category 4: Run by and for the benefit of a Professional Promoter

The Bruce Barnes Mile
(Category 1)

Second overall and 1st CTC speedster across the finish line was Alec Lorenzoni, in a time of 4 minutes and 3 seconds (4:03). WOW! Rounding out the top 10 finishers, 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th overall were other CTC finishers of note, Hernan Garbini (4:41), Andy Nelson (4:50), Adrian Lorenzoni (4:57), and Pete Runge (5:03). An impressive group to say the least. Top CTC females were the mother and daughter pair of Laura (6:01) and Lisa (6:09) Kwiatkowski; followed closely by Lauren Wilder (6:11 & her dad Bob Wilder 6:12).
Bruce Barnes Mile Race Results

Bright Stars 5K
(Category 3)
The Bright Stars 5K, held on May 22, welcomed a large group of girls who were running as part of the GoGirlGo! program at Broadus Wood Elementary School.  GoGirlGo! is a fitness and wellness program that encourages girls to be physically active, self-confident, and healthy (socially, emotionally and physically).  GoGirlGo! combines a beginner running program with an award-winning curriculum provided by the Women's Sports Foundation.  Over the course of the spring, GoGirlGo! also featured guest speakers on sports-related topics, and a trip to watch a UVA women's softball game. This was the second season of the program at Broadus Wood, and more than 25 girls in grades 3-5 joined in the fun.  It was coached by Broadus Wood parents and runners Dawn Greco, Eliza O'Connell, and Jerri Emm, as well as teacher and runner Lisa Kwiatkowski.  Anyone interested in more information about the GoGirlGo! program can go to or contact Mary Manley at
Bright Stars 5K Race Results

Kiwanis Independence Day 5K
(Category 2)
The first CTC finisher of note was Doug Bloor, coming in 6th overall and 1st in his age group with a time of 17:58 (that is a 5:48 min/mile pace folks!). He was followed closely by CTC member Gerhard Van De Venter (18:00), and Andy Nelson (18:15).
First place female and first CTC woman across the line was Carmia Steyn, in a time of 18:52 (6:05 min/mile pace). She was followed by Holly Rich (20:05) and Jennifer Hochrein (20:21). That rounds out the top 3 women's finishers, a clean sweep for the CTC.
Kiwanis Independence Day 5K Race Results

Description: 5K
(Category 2)
Top female finisher, Holly Rich, with a time of 20:44. Followed by Lise Willingham (21:24), as the CTC women take top place in area races again. Local speedster Hernan Garbini (18:05) finishes 3rd overall and is the first CTC member across the finish line. Next CTC finisher of note was Chris Samley (19:49) enough to give him 9th overall.
Fairview 5K Race Results

**An additional "Thanks" goes to CTC President Leah Connor & Vice President, Carol Finch, who are two of the volunteers who meticulously compile the results, sometimes by hand, so that we can all have same day results posted on the web for the CTC events we run in.

Members on the Run 

We wish goodbye to CTC members Carmia Steyn and Gerhard Van de Venter, and their boys (future CTC speedsters) Ryan and Nathan, as they move back to Australia.

Membership Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in the recent CTC survey!  We received responses from more than 200 people, including non-members, new members, long-time members, and everyone in between.  We received a lot of helpful information that will help us to tailor our efforts to better serve you and to bring you the types of training, information, activities and club benefits that you are seeking. 

We were pleased to learn that the vast majority of you joined the CTC to support the local running community.  Also, many of you indicated that you joined for the discounts on CTC-sponsored races and CTC training programs.  When asked what additional programs or services you'd like to see offered, one-third of respondents said they'd like to see more discounts with local merchants; more than 25% said they'd like to see more training programs offered; and about 20% said they'd like to have out-of-town race trips, morning weekly workouts, and evening weekly workouts.  Many respondents also suggested more social events (picnics, potlucks, etc....), youth programs, and chances to connect with other runners.  The survey also gave us some insight into how many respondents are volunteering for races, how people are using the CTC website, and how people feel about the direction of the club.

Over the coming months, we will consider many of these suggestions and try to constructively respond to them.  We welcome volunteers on any of these fronts.  We will continue to try to support and encourage the local running community and we are grateful for your input. To view more detailed results and comments, please go to:

Dues Renewal Time

Just a friendly reminder that June and July are dues renewal months for all CTC members. You can renew your CTC membership online or via an application form listed on our website ( Your dues are extremely important for this organization and without them we wouldn't be able to offer all the special services we do for Central Virginia runners throughout the year. Your support for the CTC this past year has made it a great year for the running community in the Charlottesville area. I hope you will be able to renew your membership at this time and continue being an active member of the CTC.


~Manoj Patel, Membership chair

CTC's Member Picnic - August 22

Everyone mark your calendars for August 22nd! The CTC will be hosting a members picnic from 4-6 p.m. at McIntire Park. Bring the kids. Food, prizes, and fun for the whole family!


Bit of News

It is with sadness that we say goodbye to Charlottesville 10 Miler Race Directors Dan and Alice Wiggins. They have done a great job growing and caring for the 10 miler in the past years.  It is with pleasure that we fill this position with a man who has been in the Charlottesville running community for a few years. Some of you may know him for his volunteer efforts at Track Club events, or as past race director for the Martha Jefferson 8K. We welcome Dr. Michael Goldman as our new 10 Miler Director!

Volunteer Call

Description:'s Four Miler Training Program
We are looking for women who can run 12 minute mile pace or faster to help lead and run with our Women's Four Miler Training Program! You would only need to be there 3 or 4 Saturdays over the summer and of course are WELCOME to be there more! We need women who can help coach our lady runners with improvement in their time and distance. We will even plan routes and water stops!! Contact

Description: of the Not-for-Profit races in the area are still in need of volunteers to help at packet pick up, and race day and for other parts of the event. So please call/email the race director and volunteer your services and time. If you are not sure when an event is, please check out the track club calendar, which has links to upcoming races in the area. If it is one of the races supported by the Track Club, you may get volunteer points for participating (Hint: leads to prizes, determined by amount of points, awarded at the CTC banquet.)


Board Meetings and Minute

The Charlottesville Track Club (CTC) Board of Directors will have its next meeting on Monday, August 16, 2010 at 6 pm in the Central Library. Minutes from past meetings (2008-2010) can be found the CTC website.

Minutes of the June 21, 2010 Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes of the May 17, 2010 Board of Directors Meeting

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