Saturday, October 3, 2015

BIG WEEK - BNC#2 - SAGINAW JV - PORTAGE VARSITY

It's a big week for GHSXC - we had a good training week and rested from race last week, so we are back in action this coming week with 3 big races.  On Tuesday we will depart GHS early for BNC #2 - at Ogemaw.  Again it is girls at 4pm all in one race followed by boys at 430pm all in one race.  Just like before we are looking to get you onto the "All Conference" team by placing in the top 14.  The final all-conference team is selected by using the best of your first two BNC races combined with your last BNC race (home course out at country club).  On Saturday the JV go to Saginaw to run in the Invitatioinal in the JV race.  Samantha Hunt (track coach) will be your coach for the day.  Varsity leaves at noon on Friday for a weekend overnight trip to the LARGEST XC INVITATIONAL IN THE MIDWEST.  http://www.portageinvite.com HAS LOTS OF GREAT INFORMATION.  Check their website for race schedules, parking, maps, old results, etc.

Saturday -- Oct 3  - You are on your own.  It is a good chance to go a bit longer for varsity runners.  A nice easy hour run is perfect.  JV should do a short 20-40 minutes

Sunday - OFF REST

Monday October 5 -  Easy and short with stride outs.  WE WILL PLACE AN ORDER FOR 50 GHSXC SWEATSHIRTS.  YOU PAY $10 AND OUR FUNDRAISING $ PAYS THE REST.  GOOD DEAL $10 FOR SWEATSHIRT!!!   PARENTS WE WILL BE ORDERING TEAM SWEATSHIRTS THIS WEEK. ABOUT $25 - ATHLETES GET THEM FOR $10. IF A PARENT WANTS ONE FOR $25 MESSAGE ME YOUR SIZE AND SEND IN $ WITH KIDS. ATHLETES BRING IN $10 NEXT WEEK ONE DAY. SWEATSHIRTS WILL BE NAVY BLUE HOODIES WITH SOME NICE XC DESIGN ON THEM.

Tuesday Oct 5 - BNC 2 at Ogemaw - depart GHS probably 1pm or 130pm.

Wed - easy 30-50 min

Thurs - 2miles, 6x400m at RACE PACE, 2 miles

Friday - JV OFF, Varsity off to Portage at NOON.  We will stop in Grand Rapids, downtown, to run at 3pm.  So GET INTO YOUR RUNNING CLOTHES BEFORE WE LEAVE THE SCHOOL.  Bring a snack/drink.  3pm RUN.  430pm  Hotel in Grandville - The Grandvillage Inn  6pm DINNER @ Carrabbas (have $15-$20)  730pm MALL (spending $$$?)  930pm HOTEL SWIM  TEAM MEETING and a swim  11pm LIGHTS OUT.  (Athletes will also pay $20 for the hotel room as GHS cannot cover that and we don't quite have enough fundraiser $ for that!)

So - Varsity needs about $20 for hotel  $20 for dinner and $15 for Saturday lunch = $55

ALL VARSITY RUNNERS GET A FREE INVITATIONAL T-SHIRT AT THIS MEET.
IF THE $55 IS AN ISSUE FOR YOU JUST TALK TO ME AND WE WILL WORK OUT A PLAN.

Saturday - JV BUS DEPARTS 7am  Varsity girls at Portage  race 1:00pm  Boys 2:00pm at Portage West Middle School.  Awards after races, then a quick stop on the way home for lunch/dinner at fast food ($10).  Home to GHS about 8pm.

http://www.portageinvite.com has information
http://www.portageinvite.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Bus-Drop-off-and-Onsite-Parking.pdf

this last link is a map of the location - we will park in the TEAM VAN PARKING area if you are trying to find us.

I have to be in GRAND RAPIDS Sunday morning for my nieces baptism and would like to stay in Grand Rapids Saturday night so IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON COMING TO THE MEET AND CAN TAKE YOUR CHILD (AND 4-5 OTHERS!!) WITH YOU THEN I CAN STAY IN GRAND RAPIDS.  If not, no worries, I will just come back down Sunday morning.




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