Aloha e Coaches and Friends of Youth XC,
Attached are the results of Meet #1 held at Seabury Hall last Saturday (Aug. 30, 2014). Mahalo to Seabury Hall AD-Robert Dougherty, Assist.-Andrew Burger, MS XC Coach Dawn Keomaka and the rest of the Seabury Staff for taking on the huge task of hosting the first meet of the year. We crushed last year’s record breaking numbers with 211 girls & 283 boys participating. That’s 494 kids. A special thanks to Coach Dawn for compiling the results which is a miserable and time consuming task. If anyone wants to volunteer to do this week’s results contact the Haiku & Montessori coaches on Saturday. They’ll be easy to find… look for the folks working really hard. The race results will also be available online on the VIRR Site, my blog (address below –click on the Cross Country Page) and at runnersparadiseinc.com. The Maui News may decide to publish them as well.
COACHING REMINDERS FOR MEET #2
1. Remind your runners that you’ll have their tags and they don’t have to come to the registration table. (This will make it much easier for the UA (unattached runners) to p/u their tags.
2. Please return the unused pins and tags to me before you leave. I recycle the tags. (with the large number of runners I’ve already ordered a second batch but I’m not sure they’ll get here before I run out. I did over 600 tags last Friday)
3. Please have the your runners pin their tags on the front of their shirt through the end of the tag (not the hole). They are marked “pin here”. This makes it easier for the “pullers” in the chute to tear and string the tags.
4. Remind your runners(especially the young ones) not to play with/tear off their tags before the race. We had quite a few frantic kids & parents rushing the registration table for new tags as they had already torn theirs off.
Enough from me…we’ll see you all at Giggle Hill on Saturday.
Aloha e Coaches and Friends of Youth Cross Country,
We’re ready for another Youth Cross Country season. The Valley Isle Road Runners have been having some difficulty with their website so we’ll be using a separate site run by Rudy Huber until the VIRR can get their site back up.
Once again we will run three divisions by current grade level. The first race will start at 8:00am except for the Front Street Mile (more information on that event will be provided over the next couple of weeks)
8:00am Grades K-3 – .5 mile
To follow: Grades 4-5 – 1.0 mile
To follow: Grades 6-8 – 1.5 miles
Boys and girls will be run together unless the race organizers deem the field to be too large prior to the race. Finish times and places will be will be sorted by gender.
All entries should be sent to Pat McCall. Race tags will be generated for each race according these entries. Race day registration for individual runners is available prior to the race. NOTE: Please keep in mind that this will take time and therefore these runners should arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to race time. Individual entries will be done in order of arrival.
Deadline for team/school entries:
Thursday, August 28th at 6:00pm
How to enter:
Individual entries may be done using the form found at this link:
Teams/school entries may be done using the spreadsheet (Blank Roster) attached to this email. Please use the same format as in the example in row one. All questions regarding entries should be sent to Pat McCall at firstname.lastname@example.org
August 30-Saturday – Meet #1 at Seabury Hall- 8:00am -report at 7:30am
September 6-Saturday – Meet # 2 at Giggle Hill, Haiku – 8:00am – report at 7:30am
13-Saturday – Meet #3 at Kamehameha Schools Maui – 8:00am – report at 7:30am
20-Saturday – Front Street Mile, Lahaina – 1:00pm – Report -TBA
27-Saturday – Championship Meet – Giggle Hill, Haiku – report at 7:30am
Again, I apologize for the late start. I hope to see you at our first meet.
P.S.-If you are receiving this email in error please forward to the appropriate person and let me know so I can edit the mailing list.
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