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Hi! Welcome to the 2024 Spring Track Landsharks season! I'm so excited to be back coaching all of your wonderful kiddos. For those that are new to the program, Welcome!! And to those returning, I'm happy to have you back. A little about me.... I have 2 kids at PRA, Logan 8th grade and Wyatt 4th grade. This will be my 8th year coaching the team. I started as an assistant coach and then became head coach. I love running and I hope that your kids will learn to love it too. Or at least I hope they are able to be active, burn some energy, learn a few things and most important have lots of fun. I'm an avid runner and you may see me out and about the roads and trails around HR most every day. I do all kinds of races: 5Ks, 10Ks, relay races, 1/2 marathons. My goal is to always do the best I can and try to improve something on every run. I'll teach your kids some basics on form and technique but also about having a positive attitude, supporting your teammates and just having fun with it. This is not a highly competitive team and all skill levels are welcome. Welcome to the team and hope we have a great season!!
Tuesday, April 2nd
Meet by the picnic table in front of the school
Tuesdays and Thursdays
No Tuesday practices on meet weeks
Celebration Practice - May 7th
Tuesday, April 2nd at 4:15pm
Dress for Success: Runners need to dress according to the weather. We encourage them to change out of their school attire into running clothes before practice begins.
55 degrees and warmer - Running shoes, t-shirt, shorts, and optional running hat.
45-54 degrees - Running shoes, t-shirt, sweatshirt/windbreaker, shorts or sweat pants.
44 degrees and cooler - Running shoes, t-shirt, sweatshirt/windbreaker, sweat pants, running hat/head band and gloves. If it is windy, dress one cooler level down.
Running shoes: We will train on the areas around the school. We encourage you to purchase running shoes for your runner(s). Please check your child’s current running shoes for wear. Expect to pay at least $50 for a good shoe that will last for the fall and spring series if worn just for running. Buy them a little large, not tight. We have two running stores sponsoring our program and providing a discount for Landshark runners: Colorado Running Company in Colorado Springs and the Runner’s Roost in Lone Tree.
Meets are scheduled at Mountain Vista High School
at 3:00 pm
on the following Sunday afternoons:
Schedule of events
Runners and Coaches Arrive
Parent Volunteers meet the Site Director for specific course assignments
Star Spangled Banner
Each meet night runners will run two races.
All runners will run the 50m dash,
followed by the 400m OR 800m race.
All runners will run the 100m dash,
followed by the 400m OR 800m race.
All runners will run the 200m dash,
followed by the 400m OR 1600m race.
***Heats will be decided by Site Director on meet day***
Landsharks Lightning Policy
1. We will monitor the weather via the Weather Bug App with Spark Function.
2. Activities shall be immediately suspended, and all personnel directed to move to a safe area when the meter indicates lightning is within an 8-mile radius.
3. If the device fails or connectivity is poor, we will suspend activity when cloud-to-ground lightning is observed OR thunder is heard. We will quickly direct staff, participants and athletes to pre-determined shelter(s).
4. Once the practice/race has been suspended, please look out for communication from your coach as to where immediate pick up will occur.
5. Please share the safety plan with others picking up your athlete.
6. Understand the evacuation process depending on the site layout.
7. Please look for communication from your coach regarding a possible makeup practice/meet.
Cold Weather Policy
It is important to note that the following guidelines for activity apply only in the absence of rain and/or snow. Rain/snow in conjunction with low temperatures and wind can make conditions unsafe. Therefore, in weather conditions involving rain/snow, the decisions about participation restrictions will be made by the coach or site director
Facility and field regulations will take precedence overstated rules. It is the responsibility of the on-site coach or site director to monitor the weather conditions. The coach/site director will utilize the WeatherBug®, mobile app, or equivalent resource which provides live and forecast data on weather conditions and temperatures.
Cold weather recommendations:
In order to create a safe environment for our Landshark runners and families, please adhere to the following guidelines for our races. These guidelines are in place to help keep our races organized and fun for the kids and parents.