Crystal Springs Schedule (as of 06/21/17): Check it out to see who is running when on the Crystal course. The Crystal Springs Handbook can be found here. Current policy & rules... "Race Director will conduct a meeting of all coaches AND ATHLETES before the first race and explain the rules of conduct like no dogs, bikes, rock throwing, footballs, soccer balls etc. And that each team is responsible to help clean up the course. If the same group is involved in more than one competition on the course, there only has to be one meeting taking place on the first competition." Course Contract (new). 2017 Newsletter.
Roger Chagnon: Dear Members of the CCS Cross Country Committee, Last week I had the opportunity to join our colleague Roger Chagnon (Salinas HS), Lavonne Chin from the County of Monterey and John Akeman, Monterey Parks Planning Manager in a walk/inspection of the Toro Park Cross Country Course. As you probably recall, we were scheduled to race at Toro last Fall but, due to the fires in Monterey County, the course was not available to us. We are scheduled to return this year, as are several invitational and league meets, and we felt it prudent to determine well ahead of time, the work that would be required to restore the course to its condition prior to the fires and the rains that followed the fires. During our walk/inspection we noted the normal needed trimming etc. of vegetation/branches/overgrown bushes that infringe on the course which are needed every year. But we also played special attention to some of the outcomes of this past year including: the condition of the large field (the start) where sprinklers were inadvertently broken by heavy equipment and some uneven ground has occurred from heavy equipment; crevices created due to erosion on the hills on the second half of the course due to heavy rain, and grass growing through the trail parallel to Hwy 68; some uneven ground in the finish area. In our efforts to restore the course to championship form, two major events will be occurring this summer: John noted that they (Monterey County Parks) are currently addressing the sprinkler repair issue and also indicated that he will be working to address some of the other areas that we identified on our walk during this summer. As many of you may know, a work day has been scheduled for Saturday, August 26th to address as many of the concerns that may still exist at that time. This workday is a cooperative effort between the Monterey Parks staff and the local coaches. However, we would like to invite all our CCS schools who wish to participate (perhaps it could be an opportunity to earn any required Community Service hours). Please spread the word to your coach colleagues in your leagues and encourage them to contact Roger Chagnon (email@example.com), who has graciously consented to coordinate our volunteers, if they are able to provide some workers or would like to help in some way. I would like to thank John, Lavonne and Roger for their commitment to the sport of cross country and taking the time to walk the course. Please let me know if you have any questions or are in need of additional information. Steve Filios.
Woodside Priory: is looking to hire an assistant Cross Country coach for the 2017 season. Priory is located in Portola Valley and competes in the WBAL. Candidates should have experience as a long-distance runner, but don't necessarily need previous coaching experience. Practices generally run from 4-5:30 Mon-Thu and 3:00-4:30 on Fri, and there are meets on some weekday afternoons and some Saturdays. Stipend available. Please contact Matt Lai, Head Coach, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
World-Class Track and Field at Stanford, June 29th : Witness the new professional track and field series at Stanfordís Cobb Track and Angell Field on Thursday, June 29th. While the world class athletes compete for individual victories and team points, fans will be up front and center, close to the action on the infield and in the outside lanes, or track-side in the beer garden. Professional events are slated to begin at 6pm with the Men's and Women's Hammer, followed by the remaining field and running events at 7pm and concluding at 8:30pm. TICKETS for all areas are $10 and may be purchased HERE sftracktown.eventbrite.com. In addition to the professional events and an elite high school boys mile / high school girls 800m, we invite you to PARTICIPATE in the action through these additional events: All-comersí 100/mile/400: $10 entry into the all-comerís events (starting at 5pm) includes entry into the TrackTown Summer Series! Open 4x400 and Community 8x400: Grab your friends and co-workers for a chance to race on the Stanford track! Each participant will receive a tee shirt and a drink ticket for the trackside beer garden. Kidsí Half-Lapper: The meet will conclude with a 200m (half-lap) race for kids 12-and-under where they will be cheered on by the pros! Pre-registered kids will receive FREE entry into the meet. Volunteer: All volunteers will receive a tee shirt and free entry into the meet. To register for the community events, or to volunteer, click HERE. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tracktown-summer-series-all-comers-corporate-kids-registration-registration-34812317579
From Steve Nelson: As you know, Iím the new Track & Field, Cross Country coach at San Jose City College. This will be our first season developing our new program at San Jose City College. Iím looking for assistant Cross Country coach(es) to help with the middle and long distances during cross country season and hopefully Track. Ideal assistant cross country coaches would be: - From a distance running background, love cross country, and committed to developing future distance runners. - Available daily 3:15 - 5:30pm (hours negotiable) - Have a clean driving record. This is a paid position. IM or email me at email@example.com if interested. Please share and forward widely to friends and former distance runners / track athletes. Thank you, everyone!!
National Postals: 4th Annual Hoka One One Postals return this fall.
Lynbrook Summer Running: Open to anyone that wants to join in for some summer runnin' fun.
Silver Bullets: Track Team for some summer "Run for Fun".
Los Gatos All-Comers: Will begin in June.
Open Space Application: Coaches: If you plan on running your teams at either Rancho San Antonio or Fremont Older, beware. You need to have a permit or you may be cited. Print off attached application and FAX in - there is NO COST for the permit. Lynbrook HS example. An on-line permit can be found here.
It's What We Do: by Stephanie Claussen, Class of '01.
2017 Track: Still looking for 2017 Track results (GWI, NBNO,...).
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