Photos courtesy of Don Penta (NB This is what we will have covered. These links do not work yet! We are still in hopes to start uploading the photos today (Tuesday) But we just got word the photos might not be ready for uploading until Wednesday. Thank you for waiting.)
Track Starts NEXT Tuesday 28 April 2009 - NOT Tonight at ELHS
We hope you all had a great off season and continued with your health, fitness, and running goals. We are going to start this years track season on Tuesday April 28th at 5:45 pm at Edward Little High School. I was going to start a week earlier this year, but there is a track meet scheduled at the EL track tonight and the weather is supposed to be heavy rains.
Coach Bob Brainerd - ELHS Group will start Tuesday, 4/21
The 5th season will kick off at Edward Little High School at 6:00 officially. Warm up is 5:30 to 6:00 on the track. The first session is all about planning - goals - the workouts. You will get faster here. Learn to to properly train for speed and minimize injuries while doing it.
Free to all MTC members - bring a friend - recruit a friend!
Workouts in Portland
Maine Running Company - Portland Group will start:
Thursday - 4/16
Time and more info soon!
Coach Brian “Ziggy” Gillespie Offers a Six-Month Training Program
Information and Registration @ Peak Performance Multisport, 317 Marginal Way Coach Brian (Ziggy) Gillespie will lead his unique six-month running program for runners of any level of ability. Gillespie, named the 2008 Coach of the Year by the Forecaster, helps runners prepare for the Sea Dogs 5k’s, the B2B 10K, the Peak performance Maine Marathon/Half & Relay. Even if you don¹t want to race, get in on the training! The program starts up on Wednesday March 4th and meets every Wednesday evening at 6:00 for a group run and workout. All levels of ability are encouraged to join. To register go to mypeakmultisport.com or call (207) 780-8200.
Over the past 30 years the Maine Track Club has published profiles on members. We have printed his profiles in our newsletter called “The News*Run”. Below is the start of an index to the profiles of members.
You might call it a “Who’s Who of Maine Running” Well at least one for the past 30 years. The files are in PDF.
At the MTC Annual Pasta Dinner held at Columbia Club on Wordsworth St. in Portland on Friday, 14 Nov 2008, the Maine Track Club elected nearly a total new slate of officers for 2009-2010 . Past MTC President, Mike Reali, and his crew prepared their famous spaghetti and meatball dinner. Mark Grandonico gave a brief overview of income tax issues that non-profits are required to file. He also talked about a few more new racing events which will be held in 2009. President Grandonico introduced the new board members, committee chairs, and officers elect as well as thanking the people who did not run for election.
A video of some of Presidents Grandonico’s remarks can be seen and heard below.