Widefield High School Cross Country Team Blog
Sailin' Shoes Memorial Day Discount
If you are planning on running the Sailin' Shoes 5k or 10k on June 20th (which you should be if you are serious about the upcoming season), there is a discount for registering over Memorial Day Weekend. To get the discount, use the code MEMORIALDAY when registering on the Pikes Peak YMCA site. The discount is $5, but is only good through May 25th at midnight!
It is hard to believe that summer is upon us, particularly with the weather we have been having. But, it is here and that means it is time for summer running! We will start running together on Tuesday, May 26th and will meet Monday thru Thursday there after at 7am every day at the WHS track. On Fridays we will meet at 8:30am by the Gladiator in front of Widefield to car pool to Bear Creek Regional Park for a run and workout.
There will be many exciting events and announcements throughout the summer, so come to our summer runs, check back here, and refer to the summer dates handout which will be posted here in the near future.
Remember, summer miles bring fall smiles! The best way you can ensure your 2015 cross country season is all you want it to be is by working hard and smart over the next 3 months!
The Pikes Peak Road Runners Winter Series is a 4 race series of progressively longer races starting at 5k and ending with a 10k. The first race is Saturday, January 10 at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. There is a high school team competition that we should be very competitive in. To register and for more info look here: http://www.pprrun.org/events/WinterSeries. If you register for the high school challenge I would suggest the team name WHSXC to make sure everyone enters the same team.
Team Banquet and Awards Dinner
Our team banquet and awards dinner will be Thursday, November 13th from 6-8pm in the WHS Cafeteria. As is our tradition this will be a pot-luck dinner, so please bring something to share.
See you there!
Cheyenne Mountain Tomahawk 2 Mile
We have been invited to be among an elite and select group of teams running in a 2 mile even hosted by Cheyenne Mountain High School this Friday, November 7th. All members of our team are invited and there will be Varsity and JV races for boys and girls. Entries are due on Wednesday, November 5th, so if you are planning on running please notify Coach Nelson ASAP.
All reviews of this race have been positive and it sounds like a fun event with a fun atmosphere. Races will be held on the track at Cheyenne Mountain High School under the lights. Please bring $6 for pizza. Transportation will not be provided by Widefield, so please coordinate rides among yourselves. Race times are as follows:
JV Girls: 6:30
JV Boys: 6:55
Varsity Girls: 7:20
Varsity Boys: 7:45