Awesome Day for PCVRC at the 2019 USATF National Club Cross-Country Championships
It was a historic day with the largest participation on record for this event coupled with classic cross-country conditions that made a memorable day for everyone. Special thanks to Tom Steenkamer, Lynn Knothe and Rich Szymanski for coordinating the teams’ activities. We sent 56 club members to the line across the 5 races which eclipsed the club’s 2014 Club Nationals participation.
There were several high performing achievements competing against some of the top runners and teams from across the country.
Official USATF results here.
- PCVRC Women 60 Team A 3rd place
- PCVRC Women 40 Team A 6th place
- PCVRC Men 60 Team A 8th place
- Laura Latchford – 9th overall women’s 40 race, 1st place 50-54 AG
- Mike Digennaro – 13th overall men’s 40 race
Click here for all the details and pictures
MidAltantic USATF road race series
In 2019 PCVRC finished 3rd in annual club challenge competition for the MidAltantic USATF road race series. several individuals were recognized for top performance in the 10 yr. age groups and season long age graded competition. Congratulations to Greg Cauller, Mike DiGennaro, Carol Feole Driscoll, Gerald Herman, Brenda Hodge, Betty Olmstead, Sarah Rusk, Dave Wiechecki. Awards will be presented after the 1st race of the season, the Ambler Frostbite 5 miler, at the Fireside Grill.
Boston marathon is 2 months away and racing season is even closer
Congratulations to those who are running Boston Marathon on April 20, 2020. Keep pushing through those cold days (ok, hasn’t been too bad so far) as you ramp up miles.
For the rest (most) of us, running season is upon us once again (does it really ever end?). On any given Saturday or Sunday throughout the year, you’ll find Pike Creek Valley Running Club members at local races throughout the Delaware Valley or competing in events from 5Ks to longer distances such as the Broad Street 10 miler, Philly 8K, half- and full-marathons and of course, our club’s signature race the Delaware Distance Classic 15K.
We also have a team that competes in the MidAtlantic USATF race series throughout the year, competing against other clubs in the greater Philadelphia region on the roads and trails. It doesn’t matter your ability or speed, all are encouraged to race for the team throughout the year with the best part (for most) being the after-race socialization, by way of tailgate, local diner or wherever!
For Your Information
Interesting non-scientific article for those the use caffeine as a running tool:
Run with music? Here’s a good article with links to studies on the topic:
Group Runs every Sunday & Thursday and track workouts every Tuesday
Whether you’re running a mile or 20, making training fun and social and come out for our weekly group
runs on Sundays and Thursdays
Sundays 8:00am – meet in front of Panera on Main St., Newark (free parking)
Thursdays 6:00pm – meet at start/finish of Delcastle Rec Area
Click here for details
For those looking to get faster or just enjoy running on a track with guidance and training plans from a Delaware Hall of Fame running coach, Jim Fischer, Tuesday evening track workouts at St. Marks High School are for you!
Warmup at 5:45pm and workout starts at 6:00pm. Track is lighted so anytime of year is a good time to join us.
Click Here for details or email Jim directly, .
C25K program starts in March through June
A new session of the couch to 5K program is starting up again in the March, culminating in a 5K in late spring. For anyone wanting to start or re-start running in a fun, low stress and supportive environment, this is the program for you. Led by Lee Dresser, MD, the 10-week program will get you to the finish line. Click Here for details.
Upcoming Running Seminar
Performance Physical Therapy is hosting a running seminar at their Hockessin location on Saturday March 14 at 1 PM. More details to follow soon. Check out their website
Spring Social and Annual Meeting March 19
This year’s spring party and annual meeting will be at Tyler Fitzgeralds in Pike Creek from 6:00-9:00pm. Join your friends for food, fun and awards! Click Here for details and directions
Most of us run to socialize and that’s why PCVRC has planned several exciting activities in the coming months. Look out for more information on these and other events
– Annual banquet – March 19
– Picnic – Summer
– Pub Crawl – early fall
– Holiday Party – December
For a schedule of all club activities, see PCVRC Events Calendar
Discounted Delaware State Park Passes Available
PCVRC is offering its members discounted annual passes to the Delaware State Parks for a limited time only. The cost is $30 a pass (savings of $5 for DE residents and $40 for out of state residents).
Click here for details
USATF Race Series Update
PCVRC is among 14 clubs that fields a race team in the Mid-Atlantic USATF club competition in the road series running road races in the spring and fall in Greater Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware over distances from 5k up to full marathon. We’d love to hear from anyone who enjoys running or just being part of a team. We also participate in the Off-Road series of races. These are mostly 10k events in the Greater Philadelphia region. For more information and to join the team Click here
Delaware Distance Classic 15K + DNS 5K is Oct 11
It’s never too early to plan for full races and the DDC 15k is perfect for those looking to challenge themselves with a longer distance, take stock in your fall training or enjoy a run along the recently completed Markell trail. This is the club’s seminal event and helps support club activities throughout the year and donations to our charity partners. Please come out to race or volunteer!
The race starts at the Wilmington Riverfront at the Dupont Environmental Education Center in Wilmington.
Registration opens soon. See details, course map, photos at https://ddc15k.org/ – where there is also a video tour of the course.
Your PCVRC Board is here from you!
President: Wes Stafford
Vice President: Adam Shilling
Secretary: Alison McCann
Treasurer: Andrea Riley
Membership coordinator: Christina Xia
Events coordinator: Keith Crispen
USATF Team coordinator: Lynn Knothe, Tom Steenkamer
Sponsorship coordinator: Dirk Sweigart
Webmaster: Ray Christensen
C25K coordinator: Lee Dresser
DDC Race Director: Dan Suher
Social Media: Mike Leva
Check out our wonderful sponsors:
Wilmington Trust – http://www.wilmingtontrust.com/
6AM RUN – https://6amrun.com/
Harvest Market – http://www.harvestmarketnaturalfoods.com
Cheskin Chiropractic – http://www.cheskinchiropractic.com
Liquid Alchemy Beverages – http://www.liquidalchemybeverages.com/
Essential Balance Massage – http://newarkmassagetherapy.com/
Performance Physical Therapy and Fitness – https://pptandfitness.com
Hockessin Athletic Club – http://www.hachealthclub.com
Omega Project – https://www.omegaprojectpt.com
M&T Bank – http://www.mtb.com/