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  • Writer's pictureChris Elsey

Updates - 8-14-23

-After the first week of official practices the team is looking deep with over 50 athletes rostered!

-The Camp Time Trial was held Friday. The top 25 athletes between this summer's two time trials are invited to attend Team Camp at UAW Black Lake in Onaway, MI. Qualifiers will receive the permission/consent forms at practice this week. The permission/consent form and camp payment must be turned in before departing on Monday, August 21st. Athletes not attending camp will receive their workouts in the athlete update and are highly encouraged to continue training with their teammates.

-Gazelle Sports in Northville is holding their XC Weekend Discount from Friday, Aug 11th through Sunday, Aug 13th. Athletes receive 20% off "almost everything in the store (except electronics)".

-The Kensington Valley Varsity team spirit wear shop is open through Friday, the 18th. The waterproof jackets are nice to have during the cold/wet days of late October and early November.

-Monday morning the team will volunteer at Huron Meadows. This is an optional team event. “Gloves and tools will be provided, but feel free to bring your own work gloves if you have them, in addition to anything else you need to be comfortable outside for a few hours (water, sunscreen, etc). Long pants and close-toed shoes are strongly encouraged.” We'll meet near the south side parking lot at 9 a.m. and expect to finish around noon.

-Friday we open our competition season at Manly W. Bennett Park (10405 Merrill Rd, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189) against Pinckney. There is no bus, runners need to arrive by 8:30 with the White Bulldog singlet and black team shorts. Athletes without the White Bulldog singlet will be issued an alternate singlet for the time being. Runners will cool down and team stretch together after the meet. Course map link.

-The Spartan Nutrition document provides excellent ideas on when and what to eat prior to competing.

-Contact Coach Elsey with questions - - 248.408.5984


This Week's Schedule

Monday - optional Huron Meadows Volunteering 9-noon (south side)

Tuesday - Bishop Lake 3-5:15

Wednesday - BHS 3-5:30

Thursday - Huron Meadows 3-5:15

Friday - Pinckney Dual

Saturday - optional Kensington WBL 8-9:15

Upcoming Dates

Team Camp - August 21st through 25th

Mustang Invite - August 29th

Averill Invite - September 9th

Northville/Canton double dual - September 12th

Spartan Invite - September 15th

Huron Invite - September 16th



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