SpecTRACKular 1 Mile Prediction Run and Moe’s Mile

This past Wednesday, at the Patriot High School track, we had 3 heats of summer fun at our 1 Mile Prediction Run, followed by the ever popular Moe’s Mile race!

For the Prediction Run, runners ran a mile without their watches trying to come as close as possible to the their predicted finish time, while TRS timers carefully noted their times. Tom Jubb proved he knew his pacing best – coming in just 00.00.08 past his predicted time! Congrats Tom! Cheryl Tibbs and Steve Chalke came in second and third, only about 3.5 seconds off their predicted times. They each won TRS gift cards, $50, $25 and $10 respectively!

JD Holder won the Moe’s Mile with an impressive time of 11:30 after eating 4 burritos! He also wins a $50 TRS gift card – congrats!

Congrats to all runners! Keep those times in mind when you do this again next year!

A big THANK YOU to Moe’s for providing us with the yummy burritos!


2015 SpecTRACKular Mile Results – 1 mile

2015 SpecTRACKular Mile Results – Moe’s


For pictures, click here to  view the Adult TRS Track Flickr Album!

Fall Youth Cross Country Program Sign-Up Now Open!

youthrunclub1Registration is now live on RunSignUp for the 2015 Fall Youth Cross Country Program. Practice is on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 PM at Nokesville Park. The session runs from September 21st to October 28th.

For more information, see Youth Running Club on the website.

Distance Training Group Gets to do Some Gear and Nutrition Sampling!

distancetrainingMitchell McGuiness, local CEP, Cliff Bar and Camelbak representative for The Running Store came out to the TRS Distance Training group workout this past Monday! She brought CEP Compression socks for runners to try out, as well as Cliff Bar product samples to include the new squeezable energy food. Everyone also had the opportunity to try out different Camelbak hydration products!

Run the Freedom Firecracker 5k and 1 Mile Run

lateregFun Run Racing (FRR) is well into their countdown leading up to their Freedom Firecracker 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run on July 4. This family friendly event is a fun and exciting celebration of July 4th. There are many who wear  patriotic themed gear. As with all FRR races, this is a festive affair – music, best costume awards, and the World Famous FRR finish line envelopes featuring the random FRR Golden Ticket awards (just hope for a “Willy Wonka-like” golden ticket). Runners will be treated “in race” to the cool sounds of musician Jacob Chroussis.

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Registration for TRS’s 16 Week Distance Training Program is Open!

distance1Registration has opened for The Running Store’s 16 week Distance Training Program. The program runs from Monday, July 6th – Saturday, October 24th. The group will meet at 7:00 PM on Monday evenings at Marsteller Middle School in Bristow and on Saturday mornings at 7:00 AM at various local trails/locations (as the weather warms up and the runs get longer, we do move the start time back to 6:30 AM).Coached group workouts will include hill, interval, tempo and long run training. The program fee is $295.00 ($345 for non-VIP members) for the 16 week session. The session may be extended for those training for Richmond or other mid-November marathon.

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Registration Now Open for Summer Youth Track

summeryouthtrackOur Summer Youth Track Program is for grades K-8 and offers the opportunity to learn the disciplines of throws, jumps, sprints, hurdles, and distance running. Our hope is for children to develop a lifelong love of fitness!

Our Summer session will run from June 9th to July 16th. We will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Gainesville Middle School.