“Self-Defense for Runners and Walkers” is the topic of Dr. Brad Bennett, who will speak at the membership meeting of the Peninsula Track Club on April 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hampton Center for Health and Fitness.
Dr. Bennett is a retired Navy captain and trained as a physiologist and tactical medicine specialist in prehospital emergency medicine. During his Navy career he conducted biomedical requirements testing for numerous Navy and Marine Corps operational warfare communities in the areas of scuba diving, altitude, heat and cold physiology.
He started his distance running and martial arts adventure while in college in San Diego in the 1970s, starting with taekwondo instruction, Tai Chi Kwan, Marine Corps martial arts, and law enforcement self-defense and tactics. He continues today as the tactical hapkido martial arts black belt instructor at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center, Yorktown, Va. He also teaches the Conflict Continuum (self-defense) courses to active duty, retirees, dependents and federal employees, and to civilian community members.
Jamestown High School Swamp Run 5K
Jamestown High School, Williamsburg, VA
Saturday, March 10, 2018
A Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix Event
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I am a local runner and coach based out of Williamsburg Virginia.
I work with all level runners and have put together a running clinic taking beginner runners through the stages of novice athlete. I know this is a great opportunity for the local and surrounding area runners to get some great knowledge and have a blast.
March 24th from 12:00-2:30 Is the event time
More information about my event can be found at
Thank you for your time,
David Piggott (CPT,CES,PES)
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.
SPRING 2018 TRAINING SITE DETAILS:
Virginia Beach Training Site: Starts March 13, 2018 – Tuesdays /Thursdays, from 5-6 p.m., at Mt. Trashmore (Kid’s Cove area facing South Blvd) Tnwalsh43@yahoo.com
Suffolk Training Site: Starts March 12 – Sleepy Hole Park, Mondays/Thursdays 5:30-6:30 pm NewEnergySuffolk@gmail.com
Norfolk Training Site: Starts March 15 – Lakewood Park, Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm Dave@mediationhamptonroads.com
Chesapeake Training Site: Starts March 13 – Chesapeake City Park, Tuesdays/Thursdays 5:30–6:30 pm firstname.lastname@example.org
Peninsula Training Site: Starts March 13 – Big Bethel HS – Tuesdays/Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm. We meet in parking lot by the tennis courts behind the school. Thomas.email@example.com
P.O.W.E.R Training Site: March 13 – Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m., at Mt. Trashmore (near Kids Cove) firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
To apply, click here for the application.
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
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:
https://www.dietspotlight.com/benefits-of-running/ – list of safety tips, running benefits, resources
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 you signing up for the event held on November 23, 2017 to benefit the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank.