Jul 13th, 2011
By Mike Minium
Aaron C running his leg of the 4 x 400m relay
Noon class regular Aaron C recently wrote us about posting information on an upcoming master’s level track meet at SF State University. Aaron is a master’s track competitor in numerous events, but he primarily competes in the sprints (100m, 200m, and 400m).
Besides providing us with information on the meet, Aaron also offered to do a short clinic on block starts and relay hand-offs (in case there are some of you out there interested in competing on a relay team) at the Piedmont High School track. I think we should definitely take him up on the offer!
Here’s what he had to say about the upcoming track meet, the 2011 Pride Track & Field Meet:
I am hoping you’re willing to post the following information on the CFO blog in the coming days about my track club’s 2011 Pride Track & Field Meet on Saturday, August 13th at SF State University. I know there is a conflict with the Femme Fit competition, but I’m thinking there still may be some interest for those unable to get into Femme Fit – or, it can serve as a competition for the men of CFO….all are welcome.
The SF Track & Field Club is proud to present their annual Pride Track & Field Championships on Saturday, August 13th on the campus of SF State University. Sanctioned by USA Track & Field (USATF), the 2011 Pride Meet is a master’s level track meet and open to anyone between the ages of 18 – 80+. No experience needed. Ever wonder what your open 100m, 400m or mile time is? Anxious to test your CrossFit strength in the shot put, discus or javelin? Maybe with all the box jump training we do, you’re curious to see how you would do in the long, triple or high jump? Why not build a team of 4 men and 4 women of each age group and form a 4x100m or 4x400m relay team of CFO members and challenge other local CF gyms for bragging rights?
USATF Officials help run the meet and use fully electronic timing. Medals are awarded to the top 3 finishers of each age group: 18-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49…and so on. Relay teams can be formed with 10-year age group increments: 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, etc. Registration is $35 per event and $5 for each subsequent event. Relays are free. To register, simply click here to download the forms and mail-in along with your payment by August 7, 2011. Day-of entrants on August 13th are also welcomed, but the rate will be $45 per event. Unless you’re affiliated with a local track club, you’ll enter as ‘UNATTACHED.’
For more information on the Pride Meet, including the schedule of events and start times, please go to www.pridemeet.org. Please post any questions you might have about the 2011 Pride Meet to comments and Aaron C. will be happy to help answer. You can also email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you on the track!