Welcome to Potomac Valley Track Club

  • 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 2015 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 20-22 in Winston-Salem NC), input at monthly meetings, and the opportunity to join committees to make PVTC even better
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  • Potomac Valley Games championship track & field meet, Saturday-Sunday, September 5-6
  • T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King Street, Alexandria VA 22302
  • Schedule of Events
  • SATURDAY, September 5 -- Athletes 14 & Under (+ some events for Athletes 15 & over) + Mark Richards Pentathlon
  • SUNDAY, September 6 -- Athletes 15 & Over + Throws Pentathlon
  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your event on race day
  • Meet records, adults | PDF
  • Meet records, youth | PDF
  • Registration is now open
    Enter on-line by Wednesday, September 2, 5:00 PM, and save $3.50 per event:
    Athletes 14 & under
    Athletes 15-18
    Athletes 19 & older
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  • Directions: From I-395, take King Street (Route 7) east. Cross Quaker Lane. Parking lot is on the right, west of the school
  • Track: All-weather seven-lane 400 meter track. Short spikes (1/4" or less) only.
  • Javelin will be thrown off grass.
  • We use Fully-Automatic Timing and wind gauges.


  • PVTC Young Flyers youth track & field program
  • Our PVTC Young Flyers youth track & field program are Sundays, October 4 to December 13, 2015
  • Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 2nd Street South, Arlington VA
  • Full information on Young Flyers
  • Volunteer to bring snacks on any date or to help at the final meet
  • Registration is now open for this program
    Enter on-line   Enter by mail Confirm your registration


  • 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


  • 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 2015, we bid farewell to club membership secretary Don Riggs. Don was close to us all, reliable, responsible, unflappable. We will dearly miss him.
        • 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
        • 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


  • Next monthly club meeting:
  • Thursday, September 10, 2015, 7:30 PM
  • Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 South 16th Street, Arlington VA (703-228-0935)
  • Send agenda items to Craig Chasse


  • 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
  • Our weekly OUTDOOR workouts:
  • Wednesday, September 2, at 7 PM at Thomas Jefferson Community Center Track, 3501 2nd Street South, Arlington VA
  • Mondays at Washington-Lee High School track, 1301 North Stafford Street, Arlington VA | Map | including Monday, September 7 (Labor Day) at 7 PM
  • Wednesdays starting September 9 at T.C. Williams High School track, 3330 King Street, Alexandria VA | Map
  • More Info
  • In case of foul weather, we run 10x200 meters on Mondays at W-L or 20x100 meters on Wednesdays at TC in the shelter of the parking ramp
  • In case of high school ball games on the field on Monday when W-L track is closed, we run repeats on the Stafford Street hill
        • 1 minute and back
        • 2 minutes and back
        • 3 minutes and back
        • Finally, up to the top at Lee Highway and back (about 4½ minutes)
  • We meet on Monday, August 31, and
  • Every Wednesday -- 7:00-8:00 PM -- includes race walk coaching by Art Klein
  • Coaches: Elizabeth Row (571-255-9559) (Mondays), Jay Jacob Wind (703-927-4833) (most Mondays and Wednesdays), and Art Klein (571-402-7102) (Wednesdays for race walk)
  • Fee: The 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
  • Typical Workout: After warm-up, 10 x (200m run & 200m recovery)
  • More information: Contact Jay Jacob Wind, head coach
  • Join PVTC-WALK e-mail group
  • Join PVTC-SPRINT e-mail group
    Enter on-line for our workouts

  • PVTC Annual Awards and Picnic
  • Sunday, September 20, 2015 -- 4 PM to 7 PM -- PVTC annual awards ceremony and picnic -- awards at 5:00 PM
  • Lubber Run picnic shelter, 300 North Park Street, Arlington VA (off North George Mason Drive)
  • MapQuest
  • The club will provide drinks, y'all bring a dish to share
  • RSVP ASAP to PVTC secretary via e-mail or 703-505-3567 by phone.
  • 2015 All-Comers Outdoor Track & Field Meets are over for the season
  • We thank Edison High School, 5801 Franconia Rd, Alexandria VA for welcoming us | MAP
  • We thank Edison High School's helpers for assisting at all meets in 2014 as a fund-raiser for their cross-country team
  • If your team wants to assist Edison's team at our all-comers meets in 2015, please contact Craig Chasse, 703-481-3530 -->


  • One-Hour Race Walk in memory of Tim Good and 5K Track Run
  • Please join us on Sunday, September 27, at T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King Street, Alexandria VA, for a practice training session. | MAP
  • Directions to track events: from King Street, turn south on Radford Street. Continue past school to parking behind the track.
  •   9:00 AM - One-Hour Race Walk on track
          • Sharon Good seeks helpers to count laps for the hour walk and may need one more judge. If you can help, call her at 301-622-3276.
  • 10:30 AM - 5-Kilometer Run on track
  • $4 members, $5 non-members


  • SPECIAL RACE WALKING EVENT
  • Tim Seaman/Jeff Salvage Race Walk Clinic - James Madison HS, Vienna VA, Saturday-Sunday, September 26/27
  • See http://racewalkclinic.com/Clinics/2015DCRaceWalkingClinic.php
  • These two men will teach, inspire, and enthrall you with tips and stories to help you get the most out of your race walks.
  • We are going to have a ball walking alongside two-time Olympian Tim and being filmed by photo-journalist/author Jeff.
  • About 20 have confirmed already (some coming from out of state) but there is room for more!
  • As soon Becky Klein has Tim's schedule, we will be able to start planning a social gathering for dinner

  • Annual Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship
  • We always need volunteers - please call Mike Cannon (910-261-8446) or write m.maurice.cannon@gmail.com
  • 2015 Ed Barron Series
  • PVTC's 2015 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship includes 5 races.

  • Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship rules
  • 2015 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship results after 3 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:
      How do I register?
    • Since our distance races are on National Park Service grounds, We cannot offer race-day registration onsite.
    • Until two weeks before each race, entries are $5.00 for members of PVTC, $10.00 for all others.
    • Then, up to three days before the race, entries are $10 for members, $15 for all others.
    • Then up to race day, entries are $20 for all.
  • 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 Awards
  • 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)
  • 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 3, 2015 -- 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 (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
  • Kristen Spencer of Launchsportperformance.com helps runners with hip rotation problems and hamstring tightness, issues we we suffer from as we get older. | Recommended by Robin Bennett Campbell
  • Sheila Farrell of Farrell & Associates Physical Therapy knows how to prevent weakness that we show in the neck area as we age. She a national senior champion in tennis. | Recommended by Robin Bennett Campbell
  • 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
  • National Elite Youth Ranking System
  • 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)

  • Greenbrier (Yorktown High School) track calendar for May-June 2015
  • Wakefield High School track calendar for May-June 2015
  • Washington-Lee High School track calendar for May-June 2015

  • 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