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: 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!