Welcome to Potomac Valley Track Club

  • Welcome letter from club president Craig Chasse
  • Join PVTC or renew your membership | by mail (HTML) | (DOC) | (PDF) | by credit card via Active.Com
  • 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 14-16 in Boston MA), input at monthly meetings, and the opportunity to join committees to make PVTC even better
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  • In memoriam
      • In 2014, we bid farewell to club members Norm Brand and Edward Seeger.
      • In 2013, we bid farewell to club members Scott Bentley, Carla Convery, and Tim Good.
    In memory of Norman Philip Brand
    July 23, 1933 - July 11, 2014
    Founding member of Potomac Valley Track Club and its long-time registered agent

    Norman P. Brand died suddenly of cardiac arrest. Born in Dayton, Ohio, he attended Jefferson Elementary and Fairview High schools. He ranked 8th out of 300 graduates. His intellectual prowess was evident at Miami University where he was initiated into Phi Beta Kappa. His parents were George Henry Brand and Katherine Rothenbach Brand. His only brother, Howard, now resides in Centennial, Colorado.

    He worked as an economist/statistician, Bureau of Labor Statistics and retired as a GS 9. He volunteered for the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. Later he worked for several years in Afghanistan as a statistical advisor for the Ministry of Planning.

    He was a highly regarded numismatist and was known for his activities in track and field as an official for Olympic games around the world.

    A 50-plus year resident of the District, he lived in Palisades, until he moved to Sunrise Connecticut Ave, a senior living community, in 2011.

    He was a lifetime member of the American Numismatic Association; active in the Ancient Coin Society of Washington, the Washington Numismatic Society, the Montgomery County Coin Club and others. He collected trains and was a member of the National Railway Historical Society, DC Chapter, and he was a member of DACOR, an organization of foreign affairs professionals.

    Besides his brother, he has two nephews, cousins, and a former wife of 9 years, Christine Steel, with whom he remained friendly. He was adored by many and known for his characteristic vocables, grunts, wry humor, spaetzle, and anything chocolate!

    A Celebration of His Life will be held on Sunday, July 20, Sunrise Senior Living, 5111 Connecticut Ave., N.W. from 2 to 5 pm. His ashes will be interred in Dayton, Ohio, at Woodland Cemetery with his parents.

  • Obituary on DignityMemorial.com

  • Next monthly club meeting:
  • Thursday, August 14, 2014, 7:30 PM
  • Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 South 16th Street, Arlington VA (703-228-0935)
  • Send agenda items to Craig Chasse

  • Monday Workouts
  • Our weekly OUTDOOR workouts are Mondays at Washington-Lee High School track, 1301 North Stafford Street, Arlington VA | Map | More Info
  • Every Monday -- 7:00-8:00 PM
  • Coaches: Eric Carlson (703-434-9680) and Jay Jacob Wind (703-927-4833)
  • Fee: The workouts are free, or you may donate $5 for the coach
  • Typical Workout: After warm-up, 2 X (50m run, 50m recovery, 100m run, 100m recovery, 200m run, 200m recovery, 400m run, 350m recovery)
  • In case of foul weather, we run 10x200 meters in the shelter of the parking ramp
  • In case of high school ball games on the field when the 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)
  • Share: Besides these Mondays, you can share workouts via our Facebook page
  • More information: Contact Jay Jacob Wind, head coach
  • Join the PVTC-SPRINT e-mail group
    Enter on-line for training sessions

  • Wednesday Workouts
  • Our weekly INDOOR workouts are Wednesdays at Thomas Jefferson Community Center track, 3501 2nd Street South, Arlington VA | Map | More Info (PDF)
  • Every Wednesday -- 6:30-7:30 PM -- primarily focused on race walk training
  • Fee: The workouts are free. Young athletes may enter TJ for free. Adults must either be members of TJ or pay a daily rate of $8 for Arlington residents, $16 for non-residents
  • Typical Workout includes instructions, flexibility drills, warm-up, short sprints, and recovery segments.
  • Share: Besides these Wednesdays, you can share workouts via our Facebook page
  • Join the PVTC-WALK e-mail group
  • Join the PVTC-SPRINT e-mail group
  • 2014 All-Comers Outdoor Track & Field Meets | DOC | PDF
  • Edison High School, 5801 Franconia Rd, Alexandria VA | MAP
  • SATURDAY, July 26, 8:30 AM
  • SATURDAY, August 9, 8:30 AM
  • SATURDAY-SUNDAY, August 30-August 31, 8:30 AM - Potomac Valley Games at T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King Street, Alexandria VA | Full Information
  • 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
  • Register for all 5 meets and get one free (5 meets for the price of 4)
  • 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
    Confirm your registration
    Volunteer for track meets

    Potomac Valley Games championship track & field meet, Saturday-Sunday, August 30-31
  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your event on race day
  • Schedule of Events
  • On-line entry is now open -- save $3.50 per event by entering on-line before August 27!
  • Enter on-line (ADULTS 19 & OVER)
  • Enter on-line (ATHLETES 15-18)
  • Enter on-line (ATHLETES 14 & UNDER)
  • Enter on-line (Mark Richards Pentathlon & Throws Pentathlon)
  • Enter by mail using HTML entry form | or as a DOC file | or as a PDF
  • On-site or Mail-in registration -- You may print this form and bring it with you on race day. A $10 late fee applies after Wednesday, August 27.
    Register on-site or by mail - Printable web page
    Register on-site or by mail - Printable Word file
    Register on-site or by mail - Printable PDF
  • Location:

  • Annual Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship
  • We always need volunteers - please call Rolland Elliott (301-292-1441) or write rvelliott2@verizon.net
  • 2014 Ed Barron Series
  • 2013 Ed Barron Series
  • PVTC's 2013 Ed Barron Holiday Series Championship included 5 races:
  • Frequently-asked questions:
  • For more information, write race director Rolland Elliott or call 301-292-1441.
  • 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 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)

  • Newsletter
  • Send photos and newsletter articles to Jim Barr
  • 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
  • At our monthly club meeting on Monday, October 10, at 7:30 PM at Walter 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 has considered them at two meetings.
  • You can read the revised by-laws side-by-side with the old by-laws as a web page or as a DOC file
    Other Links (not promoted, sponsored, or organized by PVTC)
  • June 28-29, 2014 -- USATF East Region Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Columbia MD
  • July 17-20, 2014 -- USATF Masters Outdoor Championships, Winston-Salem NC
  • Sunday, May 4, 2014 -- Potomac River Run Marathon and Half-Marathon -- Carderock Recreation Area, C&O Canal Towpath, Maryland

  • 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
  • "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 September 2013
  • Wakefield High School track calendar for September 2013
  • Washington-Lee High School track calendar for September 2013

  • 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
  • All American Standards of Excellence -- Track & Field | Men | Women
  • PVTC endorsed Arlington County's bond issue for parks & recreation 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