Lynbrook HS - Update #1

Lynbrook X-C (Cross-Country) 1999 June 12, 1999 Hello Fellow Runner, Here's an update on what's going on since Track and school ended, what's planned for this summer and a little nudge to get you out there and running in your "spare" time, not to mention to get you out for Cross-Country this fall (hey, we have a good time). First off, for those of you who don't know me, let me introduce myself to you (returnees can skip the following paragraph): I'm Hank Lawson and I've been coaching X-C at Lynbrook since 1994. Before that, I coached at Gunn High School from '88 - '92 and ran there from '69 - '73. In between, I ran for De Anza JC, San Diego State, founded and coached the Hewlett-Packard Track Team in the SF Bay Area, worked and ran for Runner's World Magazine and my last stint was running/coaching at Maxtor Corporation. I'm very involved in Community Theater along with being a sound engineer at my kids school plays. I still run and race competitively (when I'm not injured) and plan to run with you all this fall. OK that's me in a nutshell. You can do the "300 Mile Club" again this summer. This is where you have 60 days to run 300 miles (5 miles a day average). Just keep a log of where you ran and how far each run is. You can start any time between now and June 20th. Then, just turn your log into me at the beginning of school and you'll get a "300 Mile Club" T-shirt. We had a few runners do it last year, let's try and get some more this year. If you're really ambitious, you can go for the "500 Mile Club" and get a "Custom Design" T-shirt for your effort. Los Gatos is having their standard "All Comers Meets" starting June 24th at 6:00 PM and going every Thursday until August 12th. It's $3.00 entry fee and you can run as many of the races as you want. All sorts of ages and caliber of athletes show up to these races and it's fun (plus, if you win your division, High School, you get your name in the paper the next day, usually). There are also a number of local Road Races that you can compete in. To get a listing pick up a magazine called "The Schedule" in your local running store, or if you have access to the web, they're at: "". Speaking of cool Web Sites, check out the Lynbrook XC/Track web page at "" for all sorts of info on running camps, course records, past results, meet schedule, etc. We start X-C training on Aug. 23rd at 9:00 (we meet at the Football shed by the outdoor basketball courts). We'll start off with an easy 3 miles that day and then work our way up from there. By the end of the season, you'll be able to run 9 miles in the hills without breaking a sweat. Attached is a PRELIMINARY race schedule. We'll have our standard Pizza Party, Rallye Run, Hash Run, Ice Cream Run, Turf & Surf, and some others I hope. You need to have your HEALTH CARDS in before you can OFFICIALLY run for the team. So please get your packet and get your physical ASAP. I'll be around most of the summer, trying to get in shape. I'll be running at the Corporate Nationals in Los Gatos (July 17/18), with some of the other area coaches. I'm also in the show, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" which opens June 26th and closes July 31st (call me if you want more info). I play the part of Pharaoh (an Elvis kind of guy). Have a good time and looking forward to X-C. See you in the fall. Hank Lawson (408) 446-9063 hm (408) 699-2237 pgr