Summer Running Camp
2013 Westchester Track Club Summer Running Camp
- Camp will take place from Monday, July 15th through Saturday, August 10th 2013
- Camp will meet 4 days per week – Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings; Saturday mornings
- We will meet at 6:15pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings
- We will meet at 9:15am on Saturday mornings
- The sessions are generally 1 hour and 45 minutes in duration
- NEW THIS YEAR! If there is enough interest, we will also have sessions on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, at 9:15am. These sessions would be IN ADDITION TO the other sessions, allowing for more flexibility to fit your schedules. This time of day may be better suited for our younger runners, though all levels and ages may come at this earlier time too.
The Camp takes place in the beautiful and abundant trails located in the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Sleepy Hollow, NY. The group meets before each session at the Sleepy Hollow High School parking lot (directions), and from there, we all make the short jog into the Park’s trails.
WHO ARE OUR ATHLETES
Our Camp is designed for runners of all abilities, ranging in age from 10 years to the collegiate level, who want to be properly prepared for their upcoming seasons. Athletes are placed into different groups, depending upon their level of ability, with at least 1 coach joining each group throughout the entirety of their workout.
For 4 weeks this summer, you have the opportunity to be trained by some of the best runners in the area, several of whom are nationally ranked and hail from various parts of Africa.
WHO ARE OUR COACHES ~ and stay tuned for more details on the entire staff!
Mike Barnow, Camp Director. Mike is the Coach and Founder of the Westchester Track Club, which was founded in 1973. The Westchester Track Club is one of only 30 U.S. Track and Field Elite Development Clubs in the nation. Mike has coached Olympic and World Championship runners, Nationally-ranked runners, and numerous exceptional to ordinary runners of all ages. The entire coaching staff is comprised of current or past athletes of Mike’s.
Kate O’Hern Lyons, Camp Director. While an athlete of Mike’s, Kate qualified for and competed in the 1992 U.S. Olympic Trials, in New Orleans, in the 1500m track event. Kate’s PR in the 1500 is 4:16 and on the roads, Kate’s best 5k time is 16:10. Kate was a 7-time Ivy League Champion, and is a member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
Kassahun Kabiso, Sr. Coaching Staff. From Ethiopia, Kassahun has won 7 marathons, including the Pittsburgh Marathon. He has twice been named NYRR Athlete of the Year, and was named Athlete of the Decade. With five top-20 finishes in the NYC Marathon, Kassahun is easily one of the area’s top runners.
Abiyot Endale, Sr. Coaching Staff. Abiyot was a member of Ethiopia’s gold-medal winning team in the 2003 World XC Championships. Among his numerous top finishes, Abiyot won the San Francisco Half-Marathon in 2009, and boasts PRs of 7:45 in the 3K and 13:25 in the 5K. Abiyot was recently named NYRR Athlete of the Year for his age group.
Mike Owens, Sr. Coaching Staff. Mike is the Head Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Coach at Manhattanville College. Mike boasts many years of coaching experience, both at the collegiate and high school levels. Prior to his 6 years at Manhattanville, Mike spent 2 years as the Head Coach at Division I Fairfield University, and prior to that, 7 years as a highly successful high school coach in Connecticut.
Harbert Okuti, Sr. Coaching Staff. Hailing from Uganda, Harbert recently won the popular Kingston 10K, by over a 5 minute margin over the next finisher. Harbert was 3rd at the 2012 U.S. National 5k Road Championship in a time of 14:03 and 2nd in the Open 2-mile at the 2012 Millrose Games. Prior to graduating from Iona College, Harbert placed 11th at the World Junior Cross Country Championships.
And you can check out the results from the WTC’s Elite Runners to get a peek into the many ‘guest’ coaches we will have throughout the summer!
OUR COACHING PHILOSOPHY
Coach Mike’s injury-averse coaching style is as inspiring as it is effective, and it applies equally well to the beginner runner as it does to Mike’s Elite athletes.
Our program is “progressive,” meaning that we don’t immerse our athletes into intense workouts or mileage in 1 week. Instead, we work with each athlete, over 4 weeks, tailoring the appropriate running program that will result in each of them being fully prepared for their upcoming seasons.
Though we strongly recommend attending the entire 4-week program to gain the most benefit, we do understand that these young athletes have additional summer commitments, and may not be able to attend the Camp in its entirety.
4-weeks at $360 (16 sessions)
3-weeks at $275 (12 sessions)
2-weeks at $200 (8 sessions)
Sessions can be used anytime within the 4 weeks, and there will be several opportunities for ‘make-ups’
We welcome all, so please let us know if financial assistance is needed; we’ll make it work!
Payments can be made when the athlete arrives to Camp or in advance.
Please make checks payable to: Westchester Track Club
HOW TO REGISTER FOR CAMP
The Forms, and any questions, can be addressed to:
Kate O’Hern Lyons
94 Pear Tree Point Road
Darien, CT 06820
We look forward to seeing you this summer!