1/8/15: First Place Grand Prix, USATF Awards, YMCA Tri/Du, White Clay

PCVRC was the TOP team in the USATF Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix Road Series!
– From Claire:
Did you know that the PCVRC won the USATF Mid-Atlantic Grand Prix road series?! This is a HUGE achievement and resulted in the club winning $1000. All who participated and scored for the club should be giving themselves a huge pat on the back. We beat 13 other clubs to take the title! PCVRC was also 3rd in the Off-Road Series – so we have had a GREAT year!

The Annual Banquet is coming up! Save the date for February 21st @ Hartefeld Country Club. Details below.

Save February 15th for the annual Club Challenge race at Lums Pond State Park. Details coming soon.

USATF Awards Luncheon
Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 Annual Awards Luncheon, which will be on Saturday, January 24, at noon at the George Clay Fire Hall, 426 Ford Street, West Conshohocken, PA, 19428. The awards will recognize achievements of 2014 in track and field, long distance running and youth athletics in the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as the athlete, official and club of the year, plus the Jesse Owens Award. The cost is $33 per person.

Many PCVRC members will be receiving age group awards for their participation in the USATF Mid-Atlantic series. And of course, PCVRC won the road series and was 3rd in the off-road series! You can sign up here for the luncheon. After registering you can check your status here.

PCVRC Annual Awards Banquet
From Claire:
Save the Date! The PCVRC annual awards banquet will be held at Hartefeld National in Avondale, PA during the evening of February 21st. Sign-up forms will soon be available at www.pcvrc.com. You can either register online or mail in your form with a check to the PO Box via snail mail. We will let you know as soon as registration is available. We have a LOT to celebrate this year, so we hope you will all join us for an evening of fun, good food, and celebration of our achievements. We have tentatively scheduled a very exciting speaker too, and we will announce as soon as this person confirms.

Central YMCA Indoor Triathlon/Duathlon
Joel Schiller is the race director for a very unique race. There are three stages: a 20-lap pool swim, a 15-mile SPIN bike ride and a 3-mile treadmill run. Start time slots run between 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM. You get to choose your start and the order you do the stages in. Transition times do not count so you’re not penalized if your transitions are slower than most. If you do the duathlon you can choose from any of the three stage types!

Registration is only $20 (until January 31st, $25 afterward and day-of) and you get a tech t-shirt and a finisher’s medal! Here’s the link to sign up online. (Online registration closes on Feb. 26th. Day-of registration will be available, starting at 8 AM.)

White Clay Creek Trail Closures
I saw a Facebook post about temporary trail closures due to various hunting seasons. Thought I would pass it along since we use the park quite a lot.

The following trails will be closed to the public on December 19 and 20 and from January 17 – 24 during shotgun deer hunting season:

Twin Valley Trail (Carpenter) east of Arc Corner Monument and Wells Lane
Bryans Field Trail (Possum Hill)
Mountain Bike Skills Trail (Possum Hill)
Charles Bailey Trail (Preserve) between Thompson Station Road and the Delaware / Pennsylvania state line
Cart Road Trail (Preserve)
Boundary Line Trail (Preserve) between Cart Road and Corner Ketch Road
The Chestnut Hill Trail (Judge Morris) is posted with archery season warning signs. The Chestnut Hill Trail is open to the public when archery season warning signs are posted.
The Pomeroy Trail between the Pomeroy Pedestrian Bridge and Hopkins Road will be closed to the public on January 06 during a managed hunt.

Race Results, Reviews and Accomplishments:
(There were no submissions this week.)