Tuesday, May 2, 2017

5K Recap

Way to go Brassfield Running Club!

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to the Angels Among Us 5K this past Saturday!

Brassfield families raised an incredible $1,025 for Brain Cancer research at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke. 

Runners who signed up for the competitive 5K can find their times by clicking this link.

Below are some photos of our runners and coaches at the event:

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at running club!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Running Club 4/12/17

After a break due to heavy April showers last week, our runners were back with lots of energy! We worked on endurance and strength activities today with a group 1/2 mile warm up and exercises in groups with the coaches.

Our character trait today was positivity and two runners stood out from the crowd. Miley gave out smiles and high fives to runners during the 1/2 mile warm up and cheered on her fellow runners and Lance had a contagious smile and lots of joy to share with friends today. Way to have a positive attitude, runners!

Thanks to some awesome parents, runners were treated to a cool down with a stand up misting water feature! It was a hit and we would love to use it again as the weather gets warmer.

Thanks to everyone signed up for the Angels Among Us 5k on April 29th! If you are able to join us please sign up here: http://bit.ly/2mneICa ! Our team name is Brassfield Running Club. :)

Friday, March 17, 2017

Running Club 3/15/17- One Mile Run

We had a VERY chilly running club practice on Wednesday, and we are extremely proud of all of the runners for pushing through and completing their mile run! The times for the first one mile timed run of the season are listed below. Our Character Trait of the Week was "Effort," and we would like to congratulate Justin and Zoe for winning the award this week! These 2 were giving 110% the entire time! 

First Name1 Mile 3/15/17
Cooper C9:58
Emily G9:41
Justin C6:10
Logan (tr. 4)9:58
Sofia D11:15
Tyler K8:28
Tyler T8:27

T-shirts will be ordered next week, and should arrive very soon! Thank you to all runners who turned in their money. Please do not forget to sign up for the Angels Among Us 5k on April 29th! Our team name is Brassfield Running Club. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2mneICa

Thursday, March 9, 2017

First Running Club 3/8/17

We had a wonderful first running club of our Spring Season yesterday! The students participated in 4 stations that highlight different important aspects of running club. Teamwork, Sprinting, Agility/Strength and Distance....but most of all- HAVING FUN! 

Don't forget to sign up for our Angel's Among Us 5k on April 29th at Duke! Our team name is Brassfield Running Club.

Each week, we choose 2 students who win the Character Trait of the Week award. This weeks' winners were Jeff and Sydney who both showed a lot of ENTHUSIASM as they cheered on their teammates and participated in all of the running club activities!  

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Running Club 10/12/16

The runners did an amazing job at running club yesterday afternoon. We are so thankful for beautiful fall weather so that we can get in some great running practice! The kids were split up into groups and worked on a variety of running activities. They practiced distance running, sprinting and even completed some strength activities.
 Our character trait of the week was Good Sportsmanship. Congratulations to 5th grader, Kelis and 4th grader, Luke for winning the Sportsmanship award. They are both so supportive of their teammates and love to run!  

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Run for Hope 5k!

Hurricane Matthew couldn't slow down our amazing runners this weekend! Congratulations to Ella, Sola, Jack and Meghan on their 5k race this Sunday at the Run for Hope! We all met early Sunday morning after Hurricane Matthew blew through NC the day before, ready to run. All 4 runners were so positive, determined and impressive during their 5k runs! A few of our parents and coaches ran the race as well. We all had fun afterwards, enjoying live music, good food and games. Thank you to the Angus Barn for putting on such a wonderful event, and THANK YOU to all of the families who came out to the race today! We hope you had fun, and we can't wait to do another race together in the spring!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Running Club 10/5/16

Today we had our second 1 Mile Timed Run!

We had 73 runners show up to Running Club today to participate in our second 1 mile timed run!

Many students were super eager to find out their time right away from Ms. Pakes, so click this link to finally find out how fast our runners ran today!

Our character trait of the day was perseverance. With so many runners today our coaches found several students who were trying to beat their previous times and overcome obstacles.

However, two runners especially stood out from the crowd. Third grader Erin beat her previous time by 4 1/2 minutes! And fifth grader Bryce ran a super fast 7:42 with a broken arm! Way to go Erin and Bryce!

If you haven't signed up for the 28th annual Walk for Hope at the Angus Barn this Sunday, there is still time! You can visit our team page here:
https://donate.walkforhope.com/fundraise/team?ftid=90814 and sign up in the top right corner.

The Race for Steak and Walk for Hope are still on as current forecasts for Hurricane Matthew suggest that Sunday will be relatively clear! Hope to see you there!