PTC Membership Meeting – Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
George Fenigsohn—award-winning race walker, member of the Virginia Peninsula Road Racing Hall of Fame, and long-time PTC member—will present a program on Walking and Running Your Way to Better Mental Health. George will highlight the benefits of exercise to help cope with anxiety and depression, as well as the benefits of walking as we age. He has a wealth of knowledge to share.
Don’t miss this February 20 meeting at the Hampton Center for Health and Fitness (4001 Coliseum Drive in Hampton across from Sentara Careplex). Come and meet other PTC members. If you are a new member or have been a member for a while but haven’t picked up your PTC T-shirt, this would be a great opportunity to do so. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.
The Joe & Sue Moore Memorial PTC Scholarship is a one-year scholarship offered by the Peninsula Track Club to graduating high school seniors accepted to and entering a regionally accredited college or university in a full-time program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree. To be eligible the student must be a member or the dependent of a member of the Peninsula Track Club in the year of application and for the year of the award.
The PTC Awards Banquet will be held Saturday evening, January 20, 2018.
The location is the Edgehill Association Clubhouse, 700 Cockletown Road in Yorktown. This is a chance to celebrate the running and racing accomplishments of the PTC and its members in 2017. Again this year the banquet is a potluck format — bring a dish to share with your fellow runners. The club supplies the drinks and a bit of food as well. If you can volunteer to help out with setup just prior to the event and/or clean up afterward, contact Steve & Maria Peters at 951-3874.
Setup — 5 pm
Social Hour — 6 pm
Dinner — 7pm
Program and Presentation of Awards — 8 pm
Benefits of Running
I’m asking running websites in the area to make sure to inform people about running safety.
I found this with really nice running safety tips that you can share on your website to keep people informed:
This could be really helpful information for beginners. Please do share it on Peninsula Track Club website to raise awareness. Safety should be our number one priority.
Keep up the great work and happy running!
Final reminder that preregistration for the Fast Before the Feast 5K ends on Friday, October 27, 2017. Afterwards, the race entry fee will increase to $30 and your requested shirt size will be not be guaranteed at packet pickup. There is no race day registration for this event and maximum participants is capped at 800 runners. As of today, October 22, over half of the slots have been filled.
We look forward to yousigning upfor the event held on November 23, 2017 to benefit the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank.
Discount off the LewisGale Salem Half Marathon!
My name is Ashley Durkin and I work with Salem Parks and Recreation in Salem, Virginia. We host the LewisGale Salem Half Marathon which is coming up on October 14th and we would like to offer your running club a discount to run in our race!Any member can use code VARUN10 and receive $10 off registration by visiting www.salemhalfmarathon.com. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the race!
Tried And True Ways to Keep Running by Dale Abrahamson
Dale Abrahamson has been involved with running as a volunteer, a race director, a coach, a writer and a member of multiple running clubs. Once he was even the president of a running club. He has been a runner for 38 years and is still a top competitor in our local races. We asked him to talk about what he does to stay healthy and keep running, especially as a senior runner when injury can sideline us for a long time.
First of all, having good balance is very important, and having that requires muscle strength, in the ankles, the back, the core, even the upper body. You might think you need muscles for running fast, but first you need good balance. On a regular basis, you should try to work these main groups.
For Balance and strength:
2) Run on soft surface (to strengthen ankles)
3) Planks (to stengthen the back)
4) Crunches (to stengthen core)
Muscle tightness can cause sore spots but you can work them out before they get serious. You need regular stretching and massage. The runner should use a foam roller or tennis ball on a regular basis to work out muscle tightness/knots.
To maintain the proper form while running, upper body work is required. Dales uses:
2) overhead lifts
Training – take a summer break. During the summer months, Dale goes hiking. He also recommends these activities.
1) rowing machine
He does all these things on a regular basis and is still running strong! Proof that they really do work!
We are saddened to announce the passing of our beloved president, Joe Harney on July 20, 2017. He was one of a kind and will be greatly missed. Races will not be the same but we will remember his smile and that laugh and this will comfort us. His family is in our thoughts and prayers.