Running Shorts

CTC

Spring 2012

Charlottesville
Track Club

P.O. Box 495
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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WHO WE ARE

Editor
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
Andrew Zapanta

Running Shorts is published by the CTC to inform its members of local and regional events of interest, recognize and compliment member accomplishments, provide tips, and give other pertinent information. All of this should be done in a positive manner. Letters are limited to 250 words and must include the full name, address, telephone and signature of the author. If the submission is sent by email the author will be verified. All submissions including letters may be edited. The newsletter staff has the right to publish what they deem appropriate information. Any rejected submissions will be referred to the CTC Board for consideration.

 

 

RRCA

Letter from the Editor

The spring running season has started. As we all come out of winter hibernation we may be looking at new challenges for the year ahead. Some of us may want to bring down our times in 5K & 10k’s, others may want to get in better shape or to lose a few winter pounds. During the recent marathon training workshop held at Ragged Mountain, Art Weltman, PhD, Director of Graduate Exercise Physiology Program presented information about how maximal oxygen consumption and body composition are related to running performance and how these measurements are done.   Several individuals asked whether these measurements were available to the general public. The answer is ‘yes’.

The Exercise Physiology Core Laboratory at the University of Virginia offers both maximal oxygen consumption testing for running and cycling or body composition analysis.

For more information including scheduling and rates contact:
Judy Weltman, MS, CCRC
434 982 3565
Jyw8p@virginia.edu

I hope this information helps us all reach our goals for 2012.

~Kristen Keller
Newsletter Editor


At the Races
‘At the Races’, are results submitted by race directors for the various races in the area.  Being listed does not necessarily mean this is a CTC sponsored event, or that the CTC has anything to do with this event. Listing this event, means the race director submitted their own results and recaps to us to include in our newsletter. Note all CTC sponsored races are for charitable purposes only.

Charlottesville 10 Miler
Results | Photos | More Photos!
photo by Anton Largiader

Amnesty International Couples 5K
Results | Photos | More Photos!

photo by Suzanna Turanyi

16th Annual Martha Jefferson 8K run & 4K walk
and Kid’s Dash held on March 10, 2012

Results | Photos | More Photos! | Even More Photos!
Thank you to our Event sponsor, ACAC, and all of the participants, volunteers and spectators who joined us on Saturday, March 10th for the 16th Annual Martha Jefferson 8K run & 4K walk and Kid's Dash. The weather was beautiful and the run and walk course meandered through the historic and scenic neighborhoods of downtown showcasing many of the favored sites in Charlottesville. A special thanks to the Charlottesville Day School for hosting packet pick-up and the post race activities.


photo by Suzanna Turanyi

Thanks to community’s support, an estimated $30,000 in proceeds will assist Martha Jefferson Hospital Community Outreach programs. Designed to promote wellness and a healthy lifestyle, these programs include free blood pressure and blood sugar checks, Supermarket Smarts Classes, Diabetes Education Programs, and equipment to accommodate bariatric patients. Health education programs for school-age children of all ages are also offered. These are just a few of the programs and services offered to the community and patients as part of the Martha Jefferson Hospital Caring Tradition.

Special gratitude to our sponsors:  ACAC Fitness & Wellness Center, Bright Ideas, Charlottesville Day School, Ragged Mountain Running Shop, RelayFoods, SunTrust, The Corner 106.1, Virginia Prosthetics, and Walmart.

And to these businesses for supporting the event:  Allied Portable Toilets, Great Harvest Bread Company, Whole Foods, and Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Central Virginia.

Lastly, BUT most importantly, our volunteers:  Audrey and Alec Lorenzoni, Co-Race Directors, Carol Finch, Dr. Christie Lehman, Jackie Martin, Betsy Collins, Becky Getz and her team of massage therapists, Andrew Zapanta and Suzanna Turanyi for great photo coverage, Charlottesville Track Club and the Charlottesville Police Department.


Members on the Run:

Congratulations to Leah Connor, with a PR in the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler in DC, with a time of 72:35, which is a 4 minute PR for her on the DC course. And 6 days later she qualified for the Boston Marathon for the very first time!

Congratulations to Clark Jackson, who outkicked yours truly in the last 10 meters of the Charlottesville 10 Miler Course. Clark had just recently finished the Shamrock Marathon, on March 18th. Clark was also recently recognized as the 2011 XTERRA NORTH CAROLINA TRAIL RUN SERIES CHAMPION for his age group.

A big shout out to Track Club runners who ran the Monument Avenue 10K. Monument Avenue 10K (3/31/2012): Mark Hampton: 41:15, 21st place in Men 45-49;  Jay Alexander: 1:17:51, 765th in Men 50-54; and Colin Alexander: 1:17:03, 551st in Men15-19

Mark Hampton also finished well in the Holiday Lake 50K+ (about 32 miles, YIKES!) held on 2/16/2012: Mark finished 32 miles with a time of 5:38:32, which put him in 20th place in Men 40-49 and 141st overall.


Men’s 4 Miler Training Program:
The Men’s Four Miler Training Program (M4MTP) is 10 week professionally supervised and coached program designed to help guide men to a healthier lifestyle and a new level of fitness. The short-term goal is the successful completion of the Charlottesville Men's Four Miler foot race; however, the long-term goal is to encourage men to take up regular exercise as part of an overall healthy lifestyle. There will be short weekly talks on proper running, various health issues facing men, and professionally coached training runs appropriate to all levels of fitness.

WHEN: The Training Program will meet as a group every Saturday at the Charlottesville High School Track from April 14 - June 9, 2012 at 8 a.m. 

The Men’s 4 Miler Race will be held Sunday, June 17.

Joan EspositoWomen’s 4 Miler Training Program:
It was with great sorrow that we watched Joan Esposito, aka BIG PINK, step down as Director of the Women’s 4 Miler Training Program. Joan had selflessly donated her time and was director of the training program from 1999 to 2011. Thank you Joan.

Pam Whorley, aka Pink Pammie, has been selected as the new W4MTP Director. She started her running career with the W4MTP as a Pink Lady "Coach" for a number of years. Pam has run marathons, half marathons and dozens of 5Ks in addition to the 4 miler since her first 4 Miler. Pam is committed to continuing Joan's good work in growing this program and to helping both runners and walkers get and stay fit in the process of achieving their goal of a strong 4 miler performance in September. The program starts Saturday, June 16th and runs for 11 weeks for just $20 - $15 for CTC members.   


Bits of News:

The UVA track is still under construction and not open to the public.

Phase I is slated to be finished in time for UVA to host the ACC outdoor championships in Spring 2012. Phase II is slated to be completed 'no later than 2014.'

virginia.edu/uvatoday/newsRelease.php?id=10812
virginiaathleticsfoundation.com/TF.pdf

To support the track and field project, and for additional information, please contact Lo Davis at the Virginia Athletics Foundation (434.982.5555 or lodavis@virginia.edu).

The CTC Board voted in April 2011 to donate $10,000 toward the renovations of Lannigan Field in appreciation for UVA's allowing the Charlottesville Track Club to use the facility for many of our events, including for example, the Women's 4 Miler Training Program and Charlottesville Ten Miler Training Program.  An official check presentation will be scheduled at a future date.


Member submissions: ~ submitted by Clark Jackson:

I ran the North Carolina 3 race series on some of the most beautiful trails in the state with, Charlottesville local, Shane McWhorter. Upon completing the series I received free entry to the National Championships.  When I was unable to compete in the National's, I moved onto the World Championships. While there, I was lucky enough to run with some of World's fastest trail runners at the spectacular Kualoa Ranch. It was a truly great experience to be able to compete against a group of such experienced international trail runners. We ran trails over the steep cliffs hovering over the sparkling sea, and experienced a wide variety of terrain, ranging from dense rain forests to open valleys.  I finished in 10th place amongst my age group, with a time of 2:24 for a distance of 13.5 miles. My wife, Gloria, was able to join me by volunteering at the event. We were both touched by the inspirational stories we were told, and extremely grateful of the sheer hospitality of the event organizers.


Volunteer Call:

Many 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.


Calendar of Upcoming Events


CTC Point Series: Are You Being Tracked?
2011 has drawn to a close and the start of a New Year and new racing season, including point series, has started. CTC members receive points for participating in the CTC sponsored Category 1 and 2 races. CTC members who wish to participate in the point series program must email their name to Andrew ZapantaPoint Series Master. The first CTC member in a race receives 18 points (there are two age group categories): second place 17 points; third place 16 points on a descending scale to 8 with the 9th place CTC member receiving 8 points. Simply cross the finish line (no matter if you finish after 10th place) and pick up 8 points.
You can also accumulate points by volunteering at track club events.
 We only track runners who have requested to be tracked. If you wish to be tracked contact Andrew Zapanta, CTC Point Series Master!

http://charlottesvilletrackclub.org/pointseriesawards.html

Note that the Blue Ridge Burn and Buck Mountain ½ marathon are no longer Point Series events.


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Running Shorts is published by the CTC to inform its members of local and regional events of interest, recognize and compliment member accomplishments, provide tips, and give other pertinent information. All of this should be done in a positive manner. Letters are limited to 250 words and must include the full name, address, telephone and signature of the author. If the submission is sent by email the author will be verified. All submissions including letters may be edited. The newsletter staff has the right to publish what they deem appropriate information. Any rejected submissions will be referred to the CTC Board for consideration.

 

 

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