Potomac Valley Track Club, long one of the premier racewalking clubs in the country, holds its Summer Race Walk Clinic series for beginner and experienced racewalkers again this year, We offer a drop-in clinic before each of PVTC's all-comers track meets at 7:00 am, 90 minutes before the meet. In 2012, the meets dates are May 13, June 3, June 24, July 7, July 21, and August 12. The free one-hour clinics designed primarily for beginning racewalkers, but intermediate racewalkers are welcome as well. Each clinic offers three elements:
- Basics of racewalking for beginners
- Technique and aerobic workouts for intermediates
- Racing strategy and tips for everyone
Meet us on the track. Wear workout shorts/shoes (hat and sunscreen are a good idea). Bring water. You can drop in at any of the clinics; no pre-registration is required. Each clinic provides beginning instruction for new participants, together with continuing drills and workouts for those who return for additional sessions.
Students can immediately put their training into practice at the all-comers meets. Each meet begins with a 3000-meter race walk competition as the first event, starting at 8:30 a.m, followed by a one-mile racewalk later in the meet for those who want to try a shorter distance.
Clinics are at Falls Church High School. For directions to the venue and updated information about the club's all-comers meets, please see www.pvtc.org/outdoor.html
The clinics are free.
A clinic is cancelled if an all-comers meet is cancelled, e.g., due to pouring rain or lightning. Check the club hotline (703-481-3530) for last-minute information.
For further information about the clinics, please call 410-730-8238 (John Gersh) or 301-681-6914 (Lois Dicker) before 9 PM.