Welcome to Potomac Valley Track Club

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  • By George 5K and 10K
  • Easter Classic 5K and 10K
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  • Potomac Valley Games
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  • Our annual awards
  • Our weekly workouts
  • Our youth track and field training program
  • Our indoor track meets
  • Our outdoor track and field meets
  • Our training session with Walt Cline
  • PVTC excels at USATF national meets
  • Interesting links
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  • Welcome from club president Craig Chasse
  • Join PVTC or renew your membership | by mail (HTML) | (DOC) | (PDF) | by credit card via Active.Com

  • Read our membership message and event calendar
  • As a PVTC member, you get numerous benefits including discounts at PVTC events, cool team swag like a PVTC singlet for competing for PVTC at regional/national meets, e.g. USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships (March 3-5 in Albuquerque NM), input at monthly meetings, and the opportunity to join committees to make PVTC even better
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  • ACE Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute Potomac Valley Games
  • Championship track & field meet, Saturday-Sunday, September 3-4
  • USATF Southeast Region Masters Championships | For more information, please write to William Murray, wkmrealest@aol.com
  • T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King Street, Alexandria VA 22302
  • Directions: From I-395, take King Street (Route 7) east. Cross Quaker Lane. Parking lot is on the right, west of the school
  • SATURDAY, September 3 -- Athletes 14 & Under (+ some events for Athletes 15 & over) + Mark Richards Pentathlon
  • SUNDAY, September 4 -- Athletes 15 & Over + Throws Pentathlon
  • Schedule of Events
  • List of Entries, Alphabetical
  • List of Entries, By Event
  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your event on race day
  • Registration is now open
  • Enter on-line by Friday, September 2, at 5:00 PM
  • Enter by mail:
  • $10 late fee applies after Wednesday, August 31, at 5:00 PM
  • Meet records, adults
  • Meet records, youth


  • Next monthly club meeting:
  • Thursday, September 15, 2016, 7:30 PM -- NOTE CHANGE OF DATE
  • Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 South 16th Street, Arlington VA (703-228-0935)
  • Send agenda items to Craig Chasse


  • PVTC Young Flyers youth track & field program
  • Our PVTC Young Flyers youth track & field program are Sundays, October 2 to December 11, 2016
  • Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 2nd Street South, Arlington VA
  • Full information on Young Flyers
  • Registration is now open for this program
    Enter on-line Enter by mail Final message to parents in 2012


  • Thank you, Walt Cline!

  • Potomac Valley Track Club thanks Coach Walt Cline • www.poweredbyamps.com
  • for his presentations on Wednesday, August 19, and Saturday, August 29

  • PVTC congratulates the "graduates" of Walt's program on August 29:
        •   Craig Chasse, president, PVTC (Happy Birthday!)
        •   Monte Evans, coach, Dale City Track Club
        •   Robert Havey, member, PVTC
        •   Hannah Phillips, member, PVTC
        •   Carlos Ramirez, assistant principal, Clarement Immersion School, Arlington Public Schools
        •   James Scarborough, member, PVTC
        •   Jay Jacob Wind, secretary, PVTC

  • Read Walt Cline's ACCELERATION model
  • Read Walt Cline's presentation to 2015 Alexandria Running Festival


  • PVTC to conduct 2018 USATF Masters Indoor Championships
  • PVTC conducts 2018 USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships on Friday-Sunday, March 16-18, 2018, at Wayne K. Curry Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover, Maryland
  • Read the complete press release


  • Our member Dixon Hemphill
  • October 4, 2015 -- PVTC member Dixon Hemphill was interviewed in The Washington Post


  • Congratulations to the winners of USATF Potomac Valley Association 2014 elections:
  • • President: Phillip Barrett • First Vice President: Elenora Battle • Vice President: Tim Baker • Vice President: Adrian McDaniels • Vice President: Alma (Jan) Price • Secretary: Faye Howell • Treasurer: Barbara Smith • Women’s Long Distance Running: Nancy Betress • Men’s Long Distance Running: Bob Platt • Masters’ Long Distance Running: Alisa Harvey • Women’s Track and Field: Tiombé Hurd • Men’s Track and Field: David Barmer • Master’s Track and Field: Tom Jones • Race Walk: Becky Klein • Youth: Quentin Wilson • Officials: Dr. Bill Price


  • In memoriam
        • In 2016, we bid farewell to one of Virginia's greatest masters runners Mel Williams. He never missed a Marine Corps Marathon.
        • Frequent competitor and PVTC member Mary Lathram


        • In 2015, we bid farewell to club membership secretary Don Riggs. Don was close to us all, reliable, responsible, unflappable. We will dearly miss him.
        • Diane Pinn-Williams, beloved wife of competitor and announcer Chuck Williams
        • USATF official Alfred Morris
        • Frequent competitor and PVTC member Wain Barnes
        • DC Road Runners Club member and race director Val Lewton Jr.
        • USATF Masters Track & Field Committee treasurer Joy MacDonald | (Biography on www.MastersTrack.com), | (Photo)
        • Washington Running Club member and Hecht's 10 Miler director Patrick Neary
        • Olympic race walker Alan Price
        • Pacers Running Stores founder James Christopher Farley Jr.


        • In 2014, we bid farewell to club members Norm Brand and Edward Seeger, and to Les Kinion and Judy Roth


        • In 2013, we bid farewell to club members Scott Bentley, Carla Convery, and Tim Good


        • In 2012, we bid farewell to club member Mort Diamond


  • PVTC in the news
  • May 23, 2015 -- Robert E. Draim and competitive racing -- on Wake Forest Magazine's Facebook page (search for "Draim") | Photo | Photo | Photo
  • May 13, 2015 -- "What extreme longevity will mean for the advice industry" -- in Investment News -- quotes Dixon Hemphill of PVTC
  • April 13, 2015 -- "90-year-old runner bests time in Cherry Blossom 5K by 2 minutes" -- on WJLA TV 7 ABC / Washington DC
  • March 20-22, 2015 -- News coverage of PVTC's victory at 2015 USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships
  • August 19, 2014 -- "Age No Limit for Masters Track and Field Athletes" -- by Lindsey Holden in SB Nation
  • Monday & Wednesday track speed workouts
  • Mondays and Wednesdays at T.C. Williams High School track, 3330 King Street, Alexandria VA | Map
  • Weekly Workout: After warm-up, 10 x (200m run & 200m recovery)
  • More Info
  • In case of foul weather, we run 20x100 meters in the shelter of the parking ramp
  • In case of games on the field, we run loops on the grass at nearby Chinquapin Park
  • Coaches: Elizabeth Row (571-255-9559) and Jay Jacob Wind (703-927-4833)

  • Wednesday race walk workouts
  • Race walk coaching continues on Wednesdays, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM, at Thomas Jefferson Community Center indoor track, 3501 2nd Street South, Arlington VA | Map
  • Contact Art Klein (571-402-7102)

  • Fee: All PVTC workouts are free, but you may donate $5 to the coach
  • Entering TJ: Young athletes may enter TJ for free. Adults must either be members of TJ or pay a daily rate of $4 for seniors, $8 for Arlington residents, $16 for non-residents
  • Typical Workout includes instructions, flexibility drills, warm-up, short sprints, and recovery segments.
  • Share: Besides these workouts, you can share workouts via our Facebook page
  • More information: Contact Jay Jacob Wind, head coach
  • Join PVTC-WALK e-mail group
  • Join PVTC-SPRINT e-mail group
  • 2016 All-Comers Outdoor Track & Field Meets are over for the season
  • Join us at our championship meet:
  • Saturday-Sunday, September 3-4 - Potomac Valley Games at T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King Street, Alexandria VA
  • We thank Robinson, T.C. Williams, and Edison High Schools for welcoming us
  • If your team wants to assist us at our all-comers meets in 2017 as a fund-raiser for your team, please contact Craig Chasse (703-481-3530)
  • 7:00-8:00 AM: Free racewalk clinic - 90 minutes before first event of All-Comers Outdoor Track Meets
  • Schedule of Events
  • $8.00 non-PVTC members 18 and over; $6.00 PVTC members; $4.00 Youth under 18
  • Unlimited number of events for one entry fee
  • We use Fully-Automatic Timing and wind gauges
  • PVTC intends to hold all track and field meets as scheduled.  PVTC, however, reserves the right to cancel or shorten an event, or the meet, due to time constraints or hazardous conditions.
    Enter on-site on race day, or
    Enter on-line for all-comers meets
    Volunteer for track meets


  • One-Hour Race Walk in memory of Tim Good and 5K Track Run
  • October 2 - 9:00 AM One-hour Racewalk / 10:30 AM 5 kilometer track run, T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King Street, Alexandria VA
  • MAP
  • Directions: from King Street, turn south on Radford Street. Continue past school to parking behind the track.
  • $10 members, $15 non-members - race-day registration only

  • Annual Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship
  • We always need volunteers - please call Mike Cannon (910-261-8446) or write m.maurice.cannon@gmail.com or use this handy form to volunteer for our races
  • 2016 Ed Barron Series
  • 2016 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship results after 3 races
  • PVTC's 2016 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship includes 5 races:

  • Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship rules
  • Ed Barron header label template DOCX
  • 2015 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship final results after 5 races
  • 2014 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship final results after 5 races
  • 2013 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship final results after 5 races
  • 2012 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship final results | DOC | Volunteer points | DOC
  • 2011 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship final results | DOC | Volunteer points | DOC
  • 2010 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship final results | DOC | Volunteer points | DOC
  • 2009 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship final results | DOC | Volunteer points | DOC
  • 2008 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship final results | Press release
  • 2007 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship final results
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  • Frequently-asked questions:
  • For more information, write race director Mike Cannon or call 910-261-8446.
  • PVTC Apparel
  • Potomac Valley Track Club is pleased to offer black long-sleeved warm-up t-shirts ($18.00), white short-sleeve t-shirts ($9.00), and white Coolmax®® competition singlets ($20)
  • Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Singlet options: male-cut tank top or female-cut tank top
  • Use the Half-page purchase form | Full-page purchase form
  • Individually lovingly hand-printed by our former chairman of the board Bobby Briggs
  • Print the form, fill it out, and send it
  • Please allow 3 weeks for delivery -- plan ahead to wear for your competitions
  • Annual Elections, Fun Run, and Awards
  • Please join us in congratulating our board of directors elected at our 2016 annual meeting:
  • James Barr, Jerry Bookin-Weiner, John Brittain, James Pearce, Jen Stephens
       
  • Please join us in congratulating the finishers of our 2-mile fun-run:
        • 1. Craig Chasse, 46, Reston VA, 14:58
        • 2. Bob Weiner, 69, Accokeek MD, 19:54
        • 3. John Morrison, 67, Essex MD, 23:41
        • 4. Bob Platt, 65, Arlington VA, 28:34
        • 5. Jay Jacob Wind, 66, Arlington VA, 32:35
        • Also: Mike Hannan & Krista Fiabane

  • Please join us in congratulating our 2016 annual award winners:
        • Ed Barron Service Award: Jerry Bookin-Weiner
        • Ray Gordon Outstanding Athlete: Dixon Hemphill
        • Carl Schueler race walker of the year: John Morrison
        • President's Award for Special Service: John Haubert
        • Inaugural Throwers Award: Darrell Dempster

  • Please join us in congratulating our 2014 annual award winners:
        • Ed Barron Service Award: Art and Becky Klein |
    Photo | Photo | Photo
        • Ray Gordon Outstanding Athlete: Charles Boyle | Photo
        • Carl Schuler Outstanding Race Walker: Sheldon Contract | Photo
        • President's Award for Special Service: Bernadette Flynn | Photo | Photo with Craig Chasse

  • Please join us in congratulating our 2012 annual club award winners | 2012
  • Previous years' award winners: | 2011 | 2009 | 2008 | 2006 | 2001 | History of PVTC awards
  • We honor our club presidents:
          • Ed Barron (8/1975-1/1978) • Sal Corrallo (1/1978-1/1981) • Rodney Johnson (1/1981-9/1983) • Francis Kelley (9/1983-4/1986) • Lynda M. Durfee (4/1986-1/1990)
          • William Hillman (1/1990-1/1993) • Bob Briggs (1/1993-7/1993) • John Martin (7/1993-7/1994) • Charles Scott Bentley (7/1994-5/1997) • Sal Corrallo (5/1997-10/2002) • Craig Chasse (10/2002-present)


  • 2013 Potomac Valley Games are now history.
  • For complete tesults, see
  • Potomac Valley Games, Sunday, September 1, 2013 -- T.C. Williams High School, Alexandria VA
        • Men's Throws Pentathlon
        • Women's Throws Pentathlon
  • Potomac Valley Games, Saturday, August 31, 2013 -- Edison High School, Alexandria VA
        • Men's Pentathlon
        • Women's Pentathlon SabrinaAndRyan
  • Sabrina Sokol and Ryan Thomas set PVTC youth records in the high jump at Potomac Valley Games on Saturday, August 31.
  • Sabrina: 11-12 girls 1.40m
  • Ryan: 13-14 boys 1.66m
  • Photo by Kerry Thomas
  • 2009 USA Masters Indoor Championships
  • PVTC proudly hosted 2009 USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships, March 20-22, 2009, at
  • at Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex, Landover MD
  • Complete Results | Photos by Tom Moran
  • PVTC Board adopts new by-laws
  • Read our by-laws | DOC
  • At our monthly club meeting on Monday, October 10, 2013, at 7:30 PM at Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 16th Street South, Arlington VA, Potomac Valley Track Club adopted revised by-laws, the document that defines how we run our club.
  • A committee including Peter Blank, Craig Chasse, John Haubert, Jim Pearce, Jen Stephens, and Jay Jacob Wind drafted the proposed revised by-laws, and the monthly club meeting considered them at two meetings and approved them unanimously.
    Other Links (not promoted, sponsored, or organized by PVTC)
  • World Masters Rankings Throws Meet Workbook
  • July 29, 2016 -- "Golden Inspiration: 7 Senior Athletes Show Us What Fitness Looks Like" -- in Parade -- features PVTC member Orville Rogers | PDF
  • September 9, 2015 -- "Why Runners Get Slower With Age (and How Strength Training May Help)" -- in The New York Times | PDF
  • April 3, 2015 -- "6 Exercises for Better Posture" -- on Care2.com
  • USATF Masters All American Standards of Excellence as published by National Masters News | Road Running Men | Road Running Women | Track & Field Men (metric) | Track & Field Men (imperial) | Track & Field Women (metric) | Race Walk (men and women)
  • Eastern Regional Masters Track Web Site
  • Sunday, May 1, 2016 -- Potomac River Run Marathon and Half-Marathon -- Carderock Recreation Area, C&O Canal Towpath, Maryland

  • TigerTurf Articles -- A History of Track and Field Sports on the Grass and Turf
  • Event Director Resource by Runner's World • includes Race Director Checklist
  • Road Race Management (www.rrm.com)
  • A brief guide to youth track & field meets in the DC area
  • Delaware Senior Olympics
  • USATF Masters Throws Pentathlon Scoring Table -- courtesy of Jerry Bookin-Weiner
  • Ellen Harrington's running blog
  • "Running in the Rain -- Elementary students brave wet weather in annual Pyramid Challenge" -- in Springfield Connection, October 22, 2009 -- quotes Bob Briggs of PVTC | PDF
  • "Racing Against the Clock -- Marathon runners over 50 take off" -- in AARP Bulletin Today, October 22, 2009 -- quotes Jay Jacob Wind of PVTC | PDF
  • "Why are there more runners in D.C.? It’s not where we are, it’s who we are" -- in The Washington Post, October 24, 2013
  • "In the Long Run, Boomers May Discover That Racewalking Is the Way to Go" -- in The Washington Post, June 9, 2009
  • "The Walk of the Town: Racewalking" -- in The Washington Post, August 5, 2008
  • USA Track & Field
  • USA Track & Field Potomac Valley Association
  • USATF Officials certification

  • Arlington Running Roundup, by Jay Jacob Wind
  • Implement Standards and in Excel
  • Training Runs in the DC Area
  • Links to other stuff
  • A Runner's Guide to Training Technique
  • STOP Sports Injuries Campaign
  • Podiatry Reference Guide
  • Pancreatica Walks or Runs to Fight Cancer
  • East Regional Meet
  • Calories Burned Calculator
  • Three Rivers Road Runners Club, Richmond VA
  • Adam Nelson's throwing website
  • Cartwheel shotput technique movie from The Netherlands
  • D.C. Road Runners Club (lists races)
  • Eldersburg Rogue Runners
  • FindSportsNow (lists races)
  • Hiking Forums
  • MastersTrack.com East Region meets
  • Maryland Throws Meets
  • Mile Split
  • RacePacket (lists races)
  • Road Runners Club of America
  • Running Maryland
  • Team In Training
  • Track & Field resources
  • Washington DC multi-use trails
  • Washington Running Report (lists races)

  • Wakefield, Washington-Lee, Yorktown track calendar for August-September 2016

  • World Class Racewalking
  • Ethiopian Elites
  • Run Hundred - a log of popular workout music, sorted by beats per minute
  • Skinny Water
  • Official speared by javelin
  • Other local area meets
  • "Managing Your Anxieties in Racewalking" by Stan Popovich
  • "Do Not Stress Over Your Competition" by Stan Popovich
  • "Do Not Let Fear Affect Your Running" by Stan Popovich
  • Checklist for putting on a race
  • Assembling the skyhook (DOC) | (PDF)
  • Instructions for Manually Timing a Race (DOC) | (PDF)
  • Wireless Computer Interface User’s Guide for use with the Time Machine Sports Timing Systems

  • WMA Age-grading calculation 2006 (updated 2010) | Source: Howard Grubb
  • Multi-Events scoring, by Cheshire County Athletic Association
  • "Marathon Performance and Temperature" -- in Running Strong
  • PVTC endorsed Arlington County's bond issue for parks & recreation in 2014 | in 2012 | in 2010 | in 2006 | in 2004 | in 2002

  • March 31, 2010 -- National Park Service Record of Determination for the public use guidelines for pedestrian and cycling special events within the George Washington Memorial Parkway
  • Williams v. Cox Enterprises, Inc. et al. 62061. (159 Ga. App. 333) (283 SE2d 367) (1981)
  • 2003 Mass. Super. LEXIS 290,*;17 Mass. L. Rep. 4, Derek A. Lautieri v. Jorun G. Bae, releasing USA Triathlon and Boys and Girls Clubs of Metrowest from liability for a car crash druing a triathlon