Glendora Cross Country

No Fear No Pain No Defeat

Glendora Cross Country - No Fear  No Pain  No Defeat

It’s Time for New Shoes!

Trainers wear out after 400-500 miles of use, and that means that those who have been running since July should be into their second (or third!) pair of shoes soon or already.

Also, every athlete who will be wearing racers should have a new pair by now – racers only last one season.

We can recommend two places to purchase shoes that offer discounts to GHS athletes.  Top Speed Running in La Verne offers a 10% discount to GHS athletes and they have an excellent selection of trainers and races and can offer expert fitting advice.

We also have a 15% team discount with the mail-order company Running Warehouse.  Here’s how it works

The discount code is GLENDORAD and may be
entered on the following page:

To ensure you receive the discount on your order, start by entering your discount code into the “Enter your team’s code” area first, hit return and the discount should appear in your cart.

If at any time during the shopping period “cancel order” is clicked, it is
necessary to re-enter the discount code.

For further information on gear, be sure to read through the Shoe & Gear Guide on this site

2011 Glendora XC Schedule

The Tartans 2011 schedule has been finalized.  It will take us as far north as Fresno, includes all three meets for our second year of competition in the powerful Baseline League, and will see two new meets brought onto the schedule.

September begins as we did last year with our inter-squad Tartan Top 7 meet and then the Bronco Invitational at Prado Park in Chino – where we’re defending champs!  The two Baseline League Cluster Meets are scheduled for the same locations, but will come several weeks earlier this year.  This will be our first chance to run on the Glen Helen Park course after that meet was canceled in ’10.  We’ll end the month with the Wayne Wilson/Sunny Hills Invite.  This meet, held at Craig Park in Fullerton, used to be a regular part of our schedule, but not lately, only our senior boys have run here before.

October will be mostly familiar events.  We’ll return for the second running of the Top Speed Classic at Bonelli Park, and we’ll take part in the prestigious and massive Mt. SAC Invitational.  Our boys and girls varsity teams will travel to Fresno to run in the state-wide Clovis Invitational which is held over the same course as the State Championship meet at Woodward Park.   On that same weekend, the balance of the team will compete in the other new-t0-our-team event, the San Gabriel Valley 1 on 1 Challenge, also held at Mt.SAC.  This will give our athletes one more experience on that great course.

November is Championship Season, and begins with the Baseline League Finals, which will be the last meet where the whole team will compete.  Should we qualify, our varsity teams will advance to CIF Prelims, CIF Finals and the California State Meet in Fresno on the Saturday following Thanksgiving.  We strongly encourage all of our athletes to continue to train and compete through the State Meet, which means taking part in the USATF Junior Olympic events if one is not still competing for GHS

There is a great deal more information about each meet, including starting times, directions, logistical details, prizes and parking fees at the link to the right: 2011 Annotated Schedule.  Please take some time to read this carefully, and review it each week as the events come up.

On to Fresno.

Want to Join 2011 Glendora XC?

Yes!  You can still join the 2011 Glendora XC team.

We welcome athletes of all kinds of ability and experience levels. We are one of the best teams at GHS – our nationally ranked guys are defending CIF champs and our girls are projected to be our best team in years.  We are also the most inclusive team on campus – there are no cuts and the whole team gets to run in (almost) every meet.

Our training is hard, but it is always adjusted to the individual athlete’s capabilities and experience.

Our training schedule is below on this page, so come to any of the practices this week.   If you can’t come then, come to Friday’s practice.  You will also need to get a physical and complete the the GHS physical package.

Come dressed to train, come with a friend, and come ready to find out how good you can be.

New Training Times & Places

With school beginning on Tuesday, we will be adjusting our training locations and starting times.  Our practice schedule will evolve over the season as our training develops, as the days shorten, and as the weather cools.  Practice sessions will also get longer in September since this is when we do our highest volume of training, and then progressively shorter through October.

So here are the training times and places and approximate ending times the next two weeks.  (Please note: we will usually end before the published ending time, but may go longer occasionally.  Athletes are expected to stay to the end of the session)

Week Beginning August 22

  • Monday – 5:00 - 7:15 @ Bonelli Park
  • Tuesday – 5:00 - 7:15 @ Bonelli Park
  • Wednesday - 5:00 - 7:00 @ Bonelli Park
  • Thursday – 5:00 - 7:00 @ Williams School
  • Friday – 3:05 – 4:30 @ GHS
  • Saturday – 7:00am @ La Verne Trails

Week Beginning August 29

  • Monday – 3:05 - 5:30 @ GHS
  • Tuesday – 5:00 - 7:15 @ Bonelli Park
  • Wednesday - 5:00 - 7:00 @ Bonelli Park
  • Thursday – 5:00 - 7:00 @ Williams School
  • Friday – 3:05 – 4:30 @ GHS
  • Saturday – 7:30am @ Legg Lake ParkTartan Top 7 Inter-squad Race

The schedule for the balance of September will be published sometime in the next week.

This Saturday (8/20) – Training at Legg Lake & Party at the Brunetts

Saturday’s training session will be at Legg Lake Park at 8:00 am.  (Directions at the link on the right – Training Schedule & Locations).  Please note the the later starting time.

Following the training session there will be an End of Summer Session BBQ & Swim Party at the Brunett’s house.  It will begin around 11:00 and go until 2:00.  Please Bring: a side dish (chips, fruit, salad, …) to share and your swim stuff.

The Brunetts live at 18704 East Leadora Ave in Glendora


Things You Need to Know – Mammoth Follow Up

We had a GREAT week in Mammoth and it didn’t happen by accident.  Many people worked very hard to make sure the athletes were able to run, ice, eat, sleep, eat, dance, run, eat and perform skits (with an occasional washed dish, washed load of laundry or cleaned bathroom thrown in).
At the risk of forgetting someone, here’s a list of people who contributed:
Coach Sumner
Coach Ramsey
Coach Kaitlyn
Coach Ben
Mr Geiman
Mr & Mrs Hernandez
Mrs York
Mr & Mrs Brunett
Mr & Mrs Fry
Mr & Mrs Hoey
Mr & Mrs Justus
Mr & Mrs Arriaga
Mr & Mrs Rummens
Mrs Leech
Mr & Mrs Payne
Mrs Goodheart
Mrs Ross

Next time you see any of these people, please thank them for their remarkable efforts.
If we missed you, please accept our apologies and let us know so that we can give you a well-deserved public thank you.
We hope you were able to view Mr Brunett’s photos – the next best thing to being there (or maybe better, because you didn’t have to run twice a day!).  If not, go check them out on the website now (link below).
We really missed those of you who weren’t able to make it to Mammoth.  In fact, we missed you so much we’ve decided to have a BBQ AND POOL PARTY from 11 am – 2 pm at the Brunett’s THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 20!!!
More info to follow from Mr & Mrs Brunett…
Hope to see you there
Please Note: If you are not receiving e-mail updates directly to your inbox, please e-mail with your e-mail address and you will be added to the list (and be sure that you have not blocked the address).  Our only forms of communication are verbal at practice, the website and e-mail.  Why not install a safety net and sign up for all three?

Mammoth Handicap Race

After a hard week of training, 44 Tartans and 3 guests went to the line for annual Handicap Race at Mammoth’s Shady Rest Park.  We raced on a cool Saturday morning over a rolling 3 mile course.

This year’s Handicap winner was junior Holli Morrow.  Her actual time of 24:42 26:44 (oops, sorry) a 2:02 improvement from last year, placed her sixth overall among the girls.

Holli was joined on the “podium” by frosh James Reyes (20:28) and junior Marlene Zeledon.

The top boy overall was junior Ryan Sanchez at 18:10, 1:30 better than last year, while the top girl was soph Emily Hoey at 22:26.

The biggest improvements came from Holli, Marlene & Brianna Tomlinson (1:44) for the girls, while the biggest jumps from the boys came from Eric Netzeband (3:28), Jacob Muers (2:40), & Mark Duyshart (1:39)

You can view the full results here: 11-Mammoth Handicap, 11-Mammoth Boys Actual, 11-Mammoth Girls Actual

AND… Be sure to check Steve Brunett’s Photo Gallery of Mammoth week – there’s a section for every day of the week.

Next Up: Mammoth & Training at GHS Next Week

On Sunday August 7, sixty-some Tartans will travel to Mammoth Lakes for our annual High Altitude Training Camp, returning the following Sunday.  But this is just over half of our roster, so training will continue for the athletes not making the trip.  Here are a few important details for both.

Mammoth: Please be sure to be on time, with all of your gear at 10:30am on Sunday morning at GHS.  We’ll meet at the Circle Drive, which is the front of the school on Valley Center.  We’ll stop to eat along the way, so bring food or money to buy lunch.T

Everyone Else: will continue to train Monday through Friday at GHS.  Note that change – all sessions will be at the GHS track and all will begin at 7:00am.  Attendance will be taken, but more importantly, as the day of our first race draws nearer, no one can afford to take off a week of training, so get there and put in the time!