Monday, March 7, 2016

4th of July FunRun UP and Running

Here is the link to the Active.com registration.

http://www.active.com/vale-or/running/distance-running-races/vale-4th-of-july-funrun-2016

Registration can start on the 8th of March.

If you find a glitch let me know. It happens a lot to me :-)

Thank you! WE are excited to see you and your family in JULY!!

Coach Mary


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Why Cross Country is AWESOME, and why more kids should come findout....

There is this HUGE misconception that to run XC you have to be fast and really LOVE running. This not true. So totally NOT true. Particularly in high school there are very few that truly LOVE running. Little secret: most just tolerate it. But why? Well for one; when you run a lot, which most XC teams seem to do, you can eat a LOT.  This sorta sums it up:
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/running2




 Which is crazy right? But no. Completely true. So if you love to eat, but feel a little bit bad about it. Come run.
Second reason. You get to hangout with pretty awesome people. XC is one of the few sports that allows introverts and extroverts to co-exist on the same team. Not just that. It's proven that XC teams have high GPA's, which has got to count for something? If nothing else they are great for study groups (on long bus rides to cool places to run).
Which basically means if you feel like this:

It's ok... because you are NOT alone.

Seriously. It's 3.1 miles. If you run in about 10min/mile that's slightly over 30min, which in reality isn't bad. It's the same time as a lame TV show with commercials. Or an awesome episode of Bones off the DVR. 

Yes there is practice. But practice is more than just :GO RUN. There's a lot of joking, overall fitness (sworkit anyone?)



And overall comradely.




So that's the thing. Not everyone gets an amazing runners high after every run. Not everyone loves the sound of solo shoes on a dirt road. Not everyone pushes for that medal. Some of us (a LOT of us) just run to eat, to be with people, and sometimes to just get fit no matter how much we hate it.

I'm super excited about this season. I want others to know the passion and joy running can bring, but I'm good with just doing it to get better at a fall sport.  Which trust me... you will. 

Practice starts tomorrow. Come out and play! We'll being doing a few jogs, some sworkit, and I'm sure a lot of jabbering about random things. Because really. That's what runners are good at: eating, enduring, and making fun of the two!

P.S>
In preference to this post, we (being 5 runners, two coaches, and one amazing husband/camp cook) just returned today from a 3 day running/team bonding camp. It was good. Really, really good. And not because we blasted through trails at record speed, or set a world record for push-ups , but because we didn't. That was not the point. The point was: climb mountains, traverse trails, do a few jogs between, and get to know your teammates. Which we did do, along with eating some amazing food. This leads me to the real point of this post: Cross Country (XC) is AWESOME. Not because everyone needs to be fast, but because they DON'T. It's awesome because you can be You. It's a completely individualized sport that allows for awesome team bonding to occur!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

10K Race Results

10K Race Results

Last Name First Number Age M/F Time
Stice Jayden 220 14 M 34:48:00
May Josh 227 31 m 37:56:00
Stice Cindy 221 43 f 43:39:00
Schmid Kevin 235 56 m 45:40:00
Samson Dalton 230 15 m 47:52:00
Shira Madison 222 22 f 51:39:00
Shira Nickie 223 47 f 51:56:00
Wiggins Rick 226
m 54:23:00
Stice Rex 219 60 m 54:23:00
Feuss Nick 225 16 m 55:33:00
Norman Lindsey 236 64 f 56:09:00
Zacarias Christina 228 47 f 56:57:00
Schmid Allen 217 57 m 58:11:00
Diacogiannis Rachel 233 13 f 58:18:00
DiFonzo Shelby 234 35 f 58:20:00
Hung Cheri 229 43 f 58:23:00
Schmid Deborah 218 47 f 1:07:30

1 Mile Results

1 Mile Race Results

Last Name First M/F Time
May Carter M 7:00
McFetridge Tessa F 7:52
Wolfe Piper F 7:53
Andersen Luke M 8:15
Dotson Alysa F 8:16
Collins Ava F 9:15
Dayton Carson M 9:21
Dayton Troy M 9:22
Dayton Jenny F 9:27
Dotson Jessica F 10:01
Dotson Jamie F 10:02
Gressley Tyler F 10:39
Gressley Sammy F 10:39
Gressley Matty F 10:39
Hawkins Kami F 10:40
Hawkins Kimber F 10:41
Elzinga Claire F 11:22
Elzinga Joe M 11:22
Elzinga Christy F 11:23
Elzinga Victoria F 11:23
Braese Trent M 11:44
Braese John M 13:22
Braese Robin F 13:23
Skerjanec Lola F 15:00
Sweet Julie F 15:00
May Noah M 15:08
Hung Ashley F 15:12
Davis Eva F 15:13
Gressley Kylie F 15:13
Vanderveel Gabe F 15:14
Trenkel Iran F 15:15
Nunn Karen F 15:22
Bellamy Camaden F 16:22
Graves Jim M 17:58
May Annie F 19:47
Mizuta Maitra F 21:01
Mizuta Jim M 21:08

5K Results

Thanks for a GREAT RACE Today!

5K Race Results

Last Name First M/F Time Number Age
Davis Aaron M 17:59 141 40
Ziemke Nikiolai (Nik) M 18:15 126 15
Couch Zach M 19:26 119 21
Dayley Justin M 19:59 145 37
Christenson Mark M 20:24 100 41
Burek Skyler M 23:58 121 17
Stauffer Clayton M 24:12:00 120 21
Ferguson Edgar (Eddie) M 24:48:00 125 15
Page Misty F 24:52:00 179 41
Ross Amy F 25:16:00 147 41
Jacobs Melissa F 26:02:00 148 46
Bellamy Joanna F 26:21:00 109 36
Garcia Jose M 27:00:00 104 39
Korellis Camilla F 27:30:00 128 13
Hyde Marcus M 28:14:00 144 32
Page Garrison M 28:22:00 150 9
Page Travis M 29:02:00 180 41
Smith Clayton M 29:04:00 136 15
Amick Rachel F 29:36:00 138 37
Miller Nicol F 30:10:00 112 16
Smith Darin M 30:26:00 135 10
Dayley Sarah F 30:45:00 146 38
Cooke Anna F 31:16:00 139 35
Coleman Calli F 31:36:00 137 30
Parrick Geralda (Ruby) F 31:37:00 132 12
Schneider Lou F 31:43:00 149 63
Boyle Ruth F 32:26:00 142 60
Genter Judy F 32:29:00 183 48
Prong Luke M 32:38:00 113 9
Coach Alize F 32:55:00 129 13
Pondelick Anderson M 34:00:00 124 16
Delgado Esteban M 34:38:00 115 15
Fischer Madeline F 34:39:00 101 54
Bruce Jessica F 34:49:00 118 30
Tolman Joella F 35:16:00 143 27
Strawn Chelsey F 35:31:00 103 22
Johnson Brook F 37:29:00 110 16
Latimer Lily F 37:30:00 133 14
Mesedahl Anna F 37:39:00 122 16
Trenkel Jim M 39:27:00 140 61
Prong Nathan M 39:34:00 116 40
Ferguson Marcella F 39:45:00 130 13
McFetridge Steve M 39:57:00 108 53
Gray Faith F 39:59:00 127 14
Gray Talia F 39:59:00 131 12
Morehouse Tatyana (Tanya) F 39:59:00 224 17
Genter Claire F 40:00:00 182 13
Genter Duane M 40:15:00 184 47
Genter Grant M 42:55:00 181 9
Bruce Gabe M 45:15:00 114 7
Engle Feliesha F 47:36:00 134 14
Prong Tara F 47:48:00 117 39