When the editors at Milesplitmass asked me to write a piece about the Berkshire Running Camp for their annual "Camp Week" series, I wasn't totally sure as to how to sum up the experience of our campers in 2013. I can't compare the BRC experience to anything else. For me, I had never attended a running camp in my illustrious (non-existent) running career, nor had I been to one as a coach, so all I had to go on were the experiences of my athletes, past and present, good and bad, in the camps they attended. When it was time for me and my fellow directors to organize our first week, we knew more about what not to do than what to do. We had some athletes tell us camp had been too strenuous (one former athlete did a 14 mile run at her camp, despite telling the staff that her longest run had been 8), others say their experience wasn't challenging enough. Some said their weeks were too structured, others not structured enough.
Foss Running Camp is celebrating it's 37th year in 2014. Located in the lakes region of NH in the town of Strafford, Foss is located a mile in on a dirt road on our own pond with a private beach, and we train on terrific running routes on the area's trails, dirt & quiet country roads
For years coaches and athletes have debated the worth of attending a sleepaway cross country camp for a week, either with their teammates, or on a solo mission, and with the recent boom in the sport, these camps are as popular as ever. As you or your athletes decide on whether to attend a camp, or which one to attend, here is a simple guide to the area's camps, both new and old, and some reasons to attend.
Boys meet summary by Stephen Mazzone of the 27th annual New England Indoor Track & Field Championships. (via MileSplit)
Girls meet summary by Stephen Mazzone of the 27th annual New England Indoor Track & Field Championships. (via MileSplit)
The New England Championships are complete and Milesplitmass covered every inch of the way. We had state records, meets records, and even a few national leaders. We will continue to bring you more photo's, video's, and articles as they trickle into the milesplit office.
The 27th Annual New England Interscholastic Boys' and Girls' Indoor Track and Field Championships are scheduled for Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, Roxbury Community College, MA.
Milesplitmass will be covering the Collegiate New Englands Live from Boston University. Click on the Live link to follow all your former teammates.
Andrew Bolze has high expectations for the New Balance Nationals in New York City the weekend of March 14-16. But first the Hingham High (MA) star will be looking to take care of business at a place that’s a little closer to home. Bolze, a two-time state titlist and nationally-ranked 300-meter runner, will be in Boston this Saturday for the New England Championship. He’s the defending champion in his specialty and there should be no reason to believe that he can’t do it again on the banked oval of the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center.
Three returning champions and more than a dozen athletes on the high end of the national rankings. The girls’ competition of the New England Championship should do its part in electrifying the fans that gather at Boston’s Reggie Lewis Athletic Center on Saturday.
A list of the top 50 indoor track & field boys performances nationally according to results and performances entered in the MileSplit database as of February 25th.
A list of the top 50 indoor track & field girls performances nationally according to results and performances entered in the MileSplit database as of February 25th.
Here is this week's New England Championships performance list. Updates may take place in the next several days.
A list of top 50 boys individual returnees in each event nationally from last spring's outdoor track & field season.
A list of top 50 girls individual returnees in each event nationally from last spring's outdoor track & field season.
A list of the top 50 indoor track & field boys performances nationally according to results and performances entered in the MileSplit database as of February 11th.
A list of the top 50 indoor track & field girls performances nationally according to results and performances entered in the MileSplit database as of February 11th.
The big day is here and Milesplitmass will have all the action as fast as we can !
An overview of the state leading indoor track & field boys performers in each state throughout the nation according to performances in the MileSplit database as of February 6th.
An overview of the state leading indoor track & field girls performers in each state throughout the nation according to performances in the MileSplit database as of February 6th.
A strong opening act for those highly-anticipated races will occur about an hour after the doors have opened for the world-class meet. Some of the best high school stars from the region (and beyond) have been invited to compete in the Junior Mile. With the quality of the fields that have been assembled, no doubt the two races should excite the fans. The host state will have its share of standout athletes capable of earning the top prize in the boys’ race, scheduled for 3:58 p.m. Five of the 12 runners in the field hail from the Bay State. Three of those runners, Middlesex School senior Garrett O’Toole, Newburyport junior Nick Carleo and Newton North senior Gabe Montague are among the top six on MileSplit’s national rankings for the mile
Coverage of National Signing Day
- 5:07.1 Mile by Patrick Chabot @ Haverhill Invitational
- Unsigned Seniors
- A New Collegiate Cross Country and Track Program in Virginia !
- Dartmouth pix/videos?
- Dartmouth Relays 2013
- Track & Field Camp with Olympians-Last Chance To Register-HURRY!
- Article Comment: NH: New England Round-up
- 2012 New York Relays Information Now Posted
- New Film about High School XC Running