We are just 2 days away from the beginning of the youth Cross Country Season! Practices begin this Monday August 20th !!! Come one Come All!!! If you have kids ages 6 thru 13 we have an exciting and fun team for them to be a part of! Many will go on to be stars of the local high school cross country and track teams and some will run at the collegiate level! But all will learn an active and healthy life style and become a member of the Whittier Area Running community! Kids will race in the USATF as well as local 5K. They will have pizza parties and team bonding events! Its an amazing experience for all ages! For more information check out our website www.wareliteracing.com Take a look at the youth at the Warriors Youth XC and Track section of the website for details about the team. You can contact us directly from the website if you have any questions or email email@example.com
heAfter a very successful 1st track season for our Warriors Youth Track program we are now gearing up for the Cross Country Season! If you thought track was fun and exciting for these kids you "Ain't seen nothing yet!" Registration is now open for the cross country season! Practices begin Monday August 20th at 5:30 PM. Track season we had 27 runners and we hope to build on that for our very first SC season! We will focus on making running fun or all kids yet making sure they are coached to be the best runners they can. Many of our runners will go on to be top athletes at the high school level in the years to come! While we take kids 6-13 we will make sure each age group and experience level receives the type of level of training that will best benefit them. for only $90 you child will be a part of a growing program and participate in the sport of cross country for 4 month season. If you have any questions please email coach Rojas at firstname.lastname@example.org or if you are ready to go sign up your child right at this site at our WAR Supply Store. For more info on the youth program go to our Warriors Youth Track section of the website
Each week our young Warriors get stronger and and faster! And this week was not exception! Our Warriors put on a show yesterday at the Ayala Last Chance Meet! Leaving coaches and parents alike with little to no voice left form all the cheering! Ranges from ages 6-13 out kids went out there and ran well against high school age kids! PR after PR all morning long! Top performances in the 1600 (mile) from Zeth Arellano running 5:36 and Natalia Zuniga running 5:53!!! These kids aren't even in high school yet! Big PR's from many but here a few of note Justin Rocha with a great race to win his heat in 6:30 and Justin Arredoondo with a great kick to run 6:28!. Jayden Luengas breaking 6:00 for the first time in 5:54! Valeria Loza Running a 6:47 in a big effort and Ariel Salinas with a minute PR in the 1600 and breaking 10 for the first time! I can go on and on with the amazing results! PR across the board! These kids are proof that hard work pays off and this is only our 1st season! We hope more kids join us as we get stronger! Track is almost over but soon we begin to prepare for our Cross Country season!!! Join us!
Results of the meet found at this link: RESULTS
More info on our running team can be found here: WARRIORS INFO
Our Warriors Youth Track Club ran its first 800 Meter race in the form of a time trial and all I could say over and over again was wow! Most of these kids have never gone for a run in their lives 2 months ago and now they look like pros out there! Excited to see what they will accomplish in the next few months of this season and the next few years as they prepare to enter High School Cross Country and Track in the near future. Some of our girls are already running times that would put them near or at varsity levels at many local high schools! Miriam Velasco and Emma Arrendondo ran 2:46 and 2:47 for 800 meters or half mile! Both should have no problem breaking 6:00 for the full mile in a few weeks! Many others ran in the low 3's and all ran with tons of heart and enthusiasm! The boys went out with grit and commitment! Zeth Arellano in his very first day with us ran 2:46 and we are excited to see what he does in the next few months with more training under him! You can see all the results at this link: FULL RESULTS
There is still time to join this season! So don't delay we will take runners for the next 2 weeks before our official season opener! Check out the Video of the start below!
Official times are yet to be posted but already we know the Warriors crushed it today! In their first official race they ran a 1600 meter race at a High School All-Comers Meet right along side many high school runners! With 19 of our runners out on the track it was a beautiful sight to see! I say this from a lot of experience and just watching kids run the way they did was impressive. They ran a smart race listen to the advise we have given them over these past few weeks. I saw many of the high school kids in their race make pacing mistakes and others that our kids already have learned to overcome! Just a few weeks have passed since the time trial and they all ran much faster than then! After the race Warriors enjoyed a well earned Pizza Party at PizzaMania! The official season hasn't even started and we can already see a bright future for them all! Some of them ran 2-4 minutes faster than just a few weeks ago and looked like seasoned veterans. Just a few short weeks ago most of these kids hadn't ever run and look at them now! Hats off to both kids and parents! Enjoy these pics are our Young Warriors in Action!
Are you looking to run your first 10K or maybe your very first Marathon? Are you hoping to qualify for Boston this year? are you determined to beat that work buddy that is always bragging about the half marathon he or she ran 3 years ago? Yeah we all have the friend! Have you tried looking online for training plans only to find the same old and reused plans on the internet that have been sitting our there for years. They don't seem to fit your specific situation. Not every one can do long runs on Saturday's or not everyone has access to a track to do speed etc. Well we have a solution for you! Why use these generic plans when you can have one made just for you from an expert coach that will tailor the plan to your running experience, age, background, goals, schedule, and other running and even non-running related factor that we all have. We will meet with you for a 30 min phone consult to go over all the details of your current running to gather the required info to make the best possible plan for you! not an Olympic superstar!?! (unless you are ) Then we will make your customized plan and email that to you. The service doesn't stop there. If you so desire we will meet with you again and go over every detail on the plan to make sure you understand it before you start! Start running faster today and sign up at our WAR Supply Store to get your very own Customized plan. Look for it under our "Virtual Coaching" category in the Store or follow this link to the Virtual Coaching section. As always best of luck to you in all your running dreams!
From WAR Elite Racing we are Proud to announce that our team uniforms have arrived! First the Warriors Youth Track Club has their gear in and we will be handing them out at practice today! Uniforms and Nike Shoe Bags! Just in time for our first first Track meet this Saturday at Cal High for an All-Comers Meet. Warriors will be running the 1600! Come out and show your Warrior spirit! we have 20 kids signed up now and the number keeps growing every week! Don't have you child miss all the fun!
And of course least we forget our racing team that now has their gear ready to go! Nike Back Pack and Racing Singlet! And also just in time for our first club race at the Brea 8K in a few weeks! Our team will be ready to race their hearts out on that course and many more after that! If you want to join a running club either to race or just to get in shape join us!
The Warriors did their very first race today in the form of a 1600 meter time trial and that was just amazing to witness! If I didn't know better you would have thought these kids had been running for a long time but all just started a few weeks ago and some just a few days ago. Solid efforts all around from every single Warrior! Some highlights to point out on the girls side was Miriam Velasco only 11 years old ran a 6:48 for the 1600! and Sophia Pantoja 13 ran 7:27 adn not to be undone Lilly Sanchez 12 ran 8:04! On the boys side Renner Willard only 11 as well ran 7:17 for the 1600 with Jayden Luengas 12 right on his heels at 7:20! And closing out the top 3 Angel Reyes 12 ran 8:18! I mentioned to the kids that many of these times would be in line with incoming freshman at the high school level who are 13 and 14 years old. By the time these kids get to high school they will be very fast and well ahead of their class! The future of distance running in this area is looking very bright indeed! If you have a kid that's interested in join have them come out and try it out! More info on the Warriors Youth home page
Full Results 1600 Meter Run
This Saturday our WAR Club Runners will once again come together to enjoy the Greenway trail. We meet every Saturday at 6:30 AM at Cal High in the Mills Ave parking lot. Let us be a part of you new years resolution to get healthy while making new friends! Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities welcomed. Here is the info for Saturday runs:
Saturdays at 6:30 AM
Cal High (9800 Mills Dr, Whittier) in the Mills side parking lot (smaller of the 2 parking lots)
We will run to Greenway trail only 1/4 mile away
There will be options for 3, 5, and 7 mile runs! (you can always go longer if you like)
Run will depart at 6:45 AM Sharp to respect your time with your family and responsibilities you need to get to
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