Six-Time Olympian and Former World Record Holder Anne Audain Visits GRTC July 31st!

That’s right! Anne Audain, a New Zealand native, Olympian six times over, former World Record holder in the women’s 5k (15:13), and the first professional female runner, is visiting Coach Mearns as part of GRTC’s program. The “Evening with Olympian Anne Audain” will be held on July 31st at 7:30PM at the Williamsburg Community Chapel. The event will be free to GRTC members, their families and the public too, but since space is limited, please RSVP by email to CoachMearns@growingrunners.com. Who is she? Anne Audain who has been dubbed “The Winningest Road Racer in History,” sure came a long way from her humble beginnings growing up on New Zealand’s tiny island of Waiheke. Adopted at birth, she overcame a painful childhood disability thanks to reconstructive surgery on both feet as a teenager. Within a couple years, Anne joined her first and only track club, and later left home to become a champion athlete and a pioneer in women’s professional sports. Here’s a brief snapshot of some of her many accomplishments: First Professional female distance runner (1981) Won more road races than any other male or female distance runner in the 1980’s (75 wins out of 122 elite, professional races) Set a World Record at the 5000 meters – 15 minutes 13 seconds (1982) Six-Time Olympic Qualifier (1972, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92) Commonwealth Games Gold and Silver Medalist (1982, 1986) Inducted into Running USA Hall of Champions 2008 Awarded the MBE from Queen Elizabeth New Zealand Medal of Honor 1990 Founder of Idaho Women’s Fitness Celebration in 1993 which became the largest run/walk exclusively for women and children in the USA Our special GR Event will include a frank and motivating conversation with Coach Mearns, who was Anne’s manager for most of the 1980’s, the peak of her professional athletic career. Coach Mearns and Audain became lifelong friends, working on special events and a film about her life story.  Anne’s been an inspiration to his own running kids and she looks forward to mentoring our young runners too. Be sure to check out the trailer to her documentary “Running Her Way” at www.runningherway.net. Film clips and Anne’s comments will be an exciting part our “Evening with an Olympian” next Thursday, July 31 at the...

Podium & PR 800m for Derek Holdsworth at Junior Nationals

GRTC’s Derek Holdworth and Coach Mearns are back from Eugene, Oregon where Holdsworth achieved All-America status and set a new PR in the 800.

GRTC is off to TrackTown, USA

Coach Mearns and GRTC’s Derek Holdsworth travel this week to TrackTown, USA (Eugene, Oregon) for USATF’s Junior National Championships and World Junior Championship Qualifier! July 1st 2014 Coach Mearns and GRTC athlete Derek Holdsworth are set for their second west coast trip in less than a month. Returning from Seattle, Washington a two weeks ago with a gold medal performance in the 800m at the prestigious Brooks PR Invitational, Derek looks likely to improve on his personal best time of 1:49.36 and also to lock in a trip to compete for Team USA at the World Junior Track & Field Championships at the end of the month. Both championships will take place in Eugene, Oregon dubbed “Tracktown USA” because of its fame as the American hotbed of track and field going way back to the late 1960’s, when Eugene and the University of Oregon were home to the late legendary coach Bill Bowerman and his most famous star, Steve Prefontaine. Saturday and Sunday’s competition brings together our country’s top under-20 track stars. Derek is more ready for his chance to compete than nervous about the caliber of the competition. Click the Image below to watch Coach Mearns’ recap interview from Seattle of Derek’s Brooks PR Invitation win last week and his prediction for the upcoming race for the USATF Junior National Championships this weekend.   Let’s find answers to several questions about online drugstore. Buying medicines on the Internet can be a good method to save budget on prescriptions. One of the most famous therapy is Viagra. Viagra is a remedy set to treat sundry troubles. What do you think about “coupon for viagra“? This article focuses on the signs of erectile disfunction and “viagra manufacturer coupon“. More info about Viagra available at “viagra discount coupons“. Some common drugs can mean screwing with your orgasm. Most of people using this generic commonly do not have serious side effects to Viagra. Tell your soundness care professional about all medicaments you use, and those you will use during your treatment with this...

Coach Mearns Travels to TrackTown, USA

Coach Mearns and GRTC athlete Derek Holdsworth are set for their second west coast trip in less than a month. Returning from Seattle, Washington a few weeks ago with a gold medal performance in the 800m at the Brooks PR Challenge, Derek looks to improve on his personal best time of 1:49.36…

GRTC’s Derek Holdsworth wins “Brooks PR”, 1:49.98 800m

GRTC’s Derek Holdsworth competed in Seattle, Washington on Saturday winning the Brooks PR Challenge 800m run in 1:49.98.

Mental training for young runners? Yes! — by Dr. Mike Spino

All good coaches are scientific researchers at heart. They try to figure out scientifically how to prepare their runners for peak performance – mentally, emotionally and physically…

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