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TCR Group Training – Spring 2019 – Salisbury Marathon

Back by popular demand, the TCR Group Training program is back for your spring race schedule!

We will be offering group training programs for marathon, half marathon and 5K distances with our partner and goal race being the 2019 Salisbury Marathon on April 6.

“A good laugh and a long run are the two best cures for anything.” —Unknown

MEET YOUR COACH:  Ben Pittsley  

We are excited to have Ben Pittsley, from Cambridge, MD, join us as our lead run training coach.   Ben has a long running resume, with some of his most notable achievements including 1st overall finisher at the 2014 & 2015  Run 4 Shelter Half Marathon (1:20:28 & 1:17:59), 1st overall finisher at the 2013 Three Bridges Half Marathon (1:22:54), 3rd overall finisher at the 2016 St. Michaels Half Marathon (1:19:45), 4th overall at the 2016 Tim Kennard 10-Mile River Run (58:05 – 5:48/mile pace), and 5th overall at the 2015 Across the Bay 10K (34:18 with a field of 21K+ participants).  Ben also qualified for and ran the 2014 Boston Marathon (3:17:23).  His qualifying time was at the 2013 Cape Cod Marathon where he ran a 2:59:40.  Ben most recently held the position of Assistant Track & Field Coach at Easton High School from 2016-2017.  He left his position at Easton High School when he accepted a new position at the Maryland Comptroller’s office in Annapolis last year.  Ben is an active member of Cambridge Multisport, and has competed in several local triathlon events as well as IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman and IRONMAN Maryland.  Most recently, Ben has completed the RRCA Coaching Certification program and is now a certified coach.

Our training program is designed to help you cross your first finish line, train for another or to claim that PR.  All paces are welcome.  Please note that you should be comfortable running (or run/walk) 3-4 miles before considering the program.  The spring training programs will begin on Sunday January 6, 2019.

We are working on dates for interest meetings which will take place in November and December at the shop.  Once those dates have been set, we will update the information on this page as well as social media sites.

This will be a 12-week program during which you will receive personalized coaching, support and encouragement, in-store discounts and a team race singlet.

COST:  12-Week Marathon Training Program – $225 – Includes your race entry fee to the 2019 Salisbury Marathon

We will have an initial interest meeting in December here at the shop.  Anyone may attend the meeting, as there is no requirement to sign up at that time.  We will discuss the program details and goals.  It will be an opportunity to meet your coach as well as store staff who will help guide and support you through your journey to 26.2 miles.

What to expect once you decide to join the training program:

  •  Supported group runs at least twice a week with planned routes (long distance runs on Sundays), group support and encouragement
  • Inclusive and friendly atmosphere to welcome runners of all ability levels
  • Weekly training plans with cross-training recommendations
  • 10% discount in-store discount here at TriCycle and Run
  • Personalized, digital gait analysis with footwear recommendations
  • Nutrition, race-prep and injury prevention education

COST:  12-Week Half Marathon Training Program – $160 – Includes your race entry fee to the 2019 Salisbury Half Marathon

  •  Supported group runs at least twice a week with planned routes (long distance runs on Sundays), group support and encouragement
  • Inclusive and friendly atmosphere to welcome runners of all ability levels
  • Weekly training plans with cross-training recommendations
  • 10% discount in-store discount here at TriCycle and Run
  • Personalized, digital gait analysis with footwear recommendations
  • Nutrition, race-prep and injury prevention education

COST:  12-Week 5K Training Program – $75 – Includes race entry fee to the 2019 Salisbury 5K

  •  Supported group runs at least twice a week with planned routes (long distance runs on Sundays), group support and encouragement
  • Inclusive and friendly atmosphere to welcome runners of all ability levels
  • Weekly training plans with cross-training recommendations
  • 10% discount in-store discount here at TriCycle and Run
  • Personalized, digital gait analysis with footwear recommendations
  • Nutrition, race-prep and injury prevention education

If you have any questions regarding the program, please feel free to email us at tcrtraininggroups@gmail.com

4th Annual Ugly Sweater FREE 5K Fun Run

IT’S BACK!!

All the permits have been submitted, and our 4th Annual Ugly Sweater Free 5K is set for Sunday, December 16th!

With the toy drive from this annual event, we are able to brighten the holidays for many of our area youth, so we will continue the tradition with this year’s event.  Since registration for this event is FREE, we kindly ask that you bring an unwrapped toy to donate as your participation ‘fee’.  Let’s see how full the we can make our tree this year!!

Who doesn’t love a great UGLY SWEATER?  Even if you don’t currently have one hiding in the depths of your closet, we can bet you know where to find one, or can make one!   Tell your friends, bring your family, but make sure you join us for this EPIC event!

To make this event even more fun, we will award prizes for various categories for your ‘Ugly Sweaters’!

Categories are as follows:

Best (UGLIEST) Traditional
Best (UGLIEST) Homemade
Best (UGLIEST) Non-traditional
Best (UGLIEST) Couple/Family/Group
(Stay tuned for official rules to be announced closer to the race date)

Our 5K series is designed to be FUN!  With that in mind, all of our races are prediction races.  That means we ask you to GUESS your finish time before you start.  Those that come the closest to their actual time (within 10 seconds) will be declared the WINNERS!!

ONLINE REGISTRATION HERE

Since parking is limited at the store, we ask that you plan to park at St. Michaels Elementary School, then make the short, 2-block walk to the shop on race morning.  On-site registration and bib pick-up will begin at 7:30am.  We will have a brief pre-race meeting in our front parking lot at 8:45am, then cross the street together to the race start line.  The race will begin at 9:00am.  We will have one water station set up on the course, which is passed twice.  All ages and abilities are welcome to participate in this event.  Runners, walkers, joggers, walk/jog, child strollers and 4-legged friends….all are welcome!

Remember that if you don’t want to walk or run, then we could always use an extra hand or two as a race volunteer!!

Stay tuned about an post-race celebration!

We hope to see you on December 16th dressed in your ugliest gear!!