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TCR Group Training Programs SUMMER & FALL 2019

Above is the picture of our Spring Half/Full Marathon Training Group, along with their coach Ben Pittsley, who conquered the 2019 Salisbury Marathon events in April.

Our Group Training program will continue for the summer and fall with 2 goal races.  The Summer Group will train for the Annapolis 10-Miler (August 25) and the Fall Group will train for the inaugural Historic Drawbridge Half (November 2).


Info Sessions – Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00pm and Sunday, May 19 at 6:30pm.  Interest meetings will take place 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 reaching your running goals.

Summer Program Start Date:  June 2, 2019

Fall Program Start Date:  August 4, 2019

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.

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 Training Program  $100

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

MEET YOUR COACH:  Ben Pittsley, RRCA-Certified Coach

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.

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


2nd Annual Frosty Paws FREE 5K Fun Run – February 17, 2019

Our TriCycle and Run FREE 5K Series is still going strong and our next event is set for Sunday, February 17th!

Join us for the Frosty Paws FREE 5K Fun Run to benefit Talbot Humane.  A FREE Fun Run means NO registration fee, but we do ask that everyone bring something to donate to our charity partner. For this race, please bring a pet item to donate! Take a look at the suggested list of items:

Gift cards- Gas Stations, PetSmart, Walmart, Target
Canned cat and dog food
Dry dog and cat food for the Pet Pantry
Batteries- AA, AAA, 9-Volt
Feline Pine cat litter
Paper towels
Toilet tissue
Peanut butter
Cat toys
Interactive dog toys
Kong dog toys
Large raw hide chews
Small litter pans
Plug ins air fresheners
Printer paper
Office supplies
Winter months – bales of straw, carpet remnants
Vacuum Cleaner- Non-bag model

Encourage everyone you know to register online!


As for race day, please plan to arrive at the shop (TriCycle and Run – 929 S. Talbot St. – St. Michaels – MD – 21663) no later than 8:30am to pick up your bib and complete registration.  Please plan to park at St. Michaels Elementary School (on Seymour Ave.), then make the short walk down to the shop. There will be a pre-race meeting in the front parking lot at 8:45am. We will then walk as a group to the start line across the street at 9:00am.

As usual, this event is designed to be FUN!! As such, this is a prediction race….meaning that just because you cross the finish line first, doesn’t necessarily mean that you are the race winner. You will need to guess your finish time by the closest margin to be declared a race winner!!

We can’t wait to see you all in a few weeks!!