Thank you for joining Potomac Valley Track Club's Young Flyers youth track & field program!

  • This week, we welcomed three new coaches:
        • Zachary Harris, master of logistics
        • Abdelillah Razah, beginning distance
        • Joan Syers, New Wave Track Club, advanced sprint

  • Next week, we welcome two new sponsors:
        • Boom! Nutrition, producer of Carb Boom!, an energy gel with no caffeine, no salt, no sugar, suitable for young athletes. I'll bring it next week. See www.boomnutrition.com for the full story. I have much more information to share with you, if you're interested.
        • Pacers Running Stores, 10427 North Street, Fairfax VA 22030 (703-537-0630), offering children's sizes. I've asked Pacers Running Stores owner Chris Farley to join us soon on a Sunday afternoon with a display of children's shoes and accessories and to talk to us during Circle Time at 3:10 PM

  • I mentioned that Safety And Health Foundation conducts first aid / AED / CPR certification class on Thursday, November 5, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 16th Street South, Arlington VA., presented by Chrissy Fauls, www.onthescenetraining.com. The class has just five seats left.
        • See www.safetyandhealthfoundation.org/#firstaid and click "Enter On-Line"
        • If more parents and volunteers want to get certified, we can schedule another class soon.

  • Coach Jane Greenberg lost a silver-and-pearl bracelet during Sunday's workout. If you found it, please return it to Coach Jane or to me at next week's workout.

  • T-SHIRTS! I placed the order for our high-tech t-shirts today so we can have them at our workout on Sunday, November 8. They will be photogenic orange with PVTC's logo in flashy green. You can wear them at workouts and at upcoming competitions:
        • Saturday, December 26, at Hagerstown MD Community College
        • Sundays, December 27, January 3, January 17, and January 31 at Prince George's Sportsplex, Landover MD
        • Sunday, January 10, January 24, and February 7 at our home track, Thomas Jefferson Community Center, Arlington VA. Starting next workout, I shall present entry forms for your signature. These meets are free for students up to 8th grade, $3 for high schools, $4 for PVTC members, $5 for other adults. See www.pvtc.org/indoor to sign up today!

  • Coach Andrzej Sakaluk turns 40 on Friday, October 23. His best 400m this year is 27.5 at Potomac Valley Games (www.pvtc.org/20150906)
        • Thinking four-dimensionally, if he can run that fast at 40, he will jump to 52nd rank nationwide.
        • See www.mastersrankings.com/rankings.php?gender=Men&season=Outdoor&year=2015 and select Event=Men's 200m, Age Group=40-44m Country=United States.
        • So ... on Sunday, October 25, right after the relays, stay and watch (or run) PVTC's Andrzej Sakaluk Birthday Solidarity Track Meet
        • • 4:55 PM -- 200 meter open
        • • 5:00 PM -- 400 meter open
        • Come on, you can do it! Come dressed to run! I shall bring bib numbers, electronic Time Machine, and sign-up sheet for anyone who wants to run.
        • {I shall run Marine Corps Marathon in the morning, so I won't challenge Andrzej ;-}
        • PVTC ribbons for all finishers!

  • Did I mention Time Machine?
        • That's the recording stopwatch that we use for our indoor meets, including our home meet on December 13.
        • I shall provide training in the usage of Time Machine on October 25 so we can use it at our meets on December 13, January 10 and 24, and February 7, also at PVTC's outdoor races.

  • Did I mention Time Machine? Did I mention thinking four-dimensionally?
        • Do you know what happened on Wednesday, October 25, 2015?
        • That was the day Emmett (Doc) Brown, Marty McFly, and Jennifer Parker went BACK TO THE FUTURE!
        • To celebrate this future historic occasion, I designed and printed a deLorean-load of t-shirts, and Tidal Basin Run hosts a free noontime race at Hains Point, East Potomac Park
        • See www.racepacket.com/tidalbasin for full information
        • See www.active.com/washington-dc/running/back-to-the-future-t-shirt-october-21-2015 to order these future classic t-shirts, which I shall deliver in the near future at the October 25 workout
        • Activate your flux capacitor and join us on Wednesday, October 21, at 12 noon!

    -- Thank you
    -- Jay Jacob Wind, secretary
    -- Potomac Valley Track Club

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    -- President, Tidal Basin Run
    -- Director, Safety And Health Foundation