News and Announcments
BTC Guest Blogger, Al Dimicco, shares his insights about training for the marathon on his blog, TRAINING WITH AL. For the past 25 years, Al has coached mostly novice long distance runners with an approach that there's no magic to running a marathon -- just dedication, consistency, a little knowledge of exercise physiology, and mostly the avoidance of "doing something stupid."
In his most recent blog, "Things I've Learned in 35 Years of Marathoning", Al shares a few of his most basic pearls of wisdom about training for a marathon.
Entry Fees for the Vulcan Run 10K
BTC Members receive $3 discount until November 7th
$35 - October 1st - November 5th
$40 - November 6th - 8th
If you're not running the Vulcan Run 10K, why not do the next best thing? Volunteer!
Join the BTC and Southeastern Trail Runs on Saturday, October 18 for a morning on the trails at Oak Mountain.
There will be short, middle, and long distance options.
For more information about running trails, check out the BTC Trail Running page.
Join us at 6 a.m. every Saturday morning at the Trak Shak in Homewood for free group training supported by the Trak Shak and the Birmingham Track Club. Runners and walkers of all skill levels are welcome. This group is led by Coach Natalie Ferguson with veteran coaches Al Dimicco and Jeff Martinez assisting.
A beginner-level 20 week marathon and 19 week half marathon training schedule is provided with room to build in cross training, speed work, tempo or hills to fit your skill level. We recommend that you be able to complete a 5k or can run 10 miles per week to begin the half marathon training and that you can complete a 10K, or run 15 miles per week to begin the marathon training. Water and Powerade are provided every 2-3 miles by volunteers. Follow the group and receive weekly invitations here. Email NatalieZL@hotmail.com or Jeff@trakshak.com with any questions.
The 2014 BTC Triple Crown Half-Marathon Challenge is
2nd Stop: Life Without Limits Half Marathon in Florence on 10/25.
Register for the Challenge now on the
Registration ends October 25, 2014 @ 10:59pm CDT
Reminder: you must be a BTC member to participate.
The Birmingham Track Club would like to thank the sponsors of the 2014 Vulcan Run 10K.
Do you enjoy reading The Vulcan Runner, the official newsletter of the BTC?
Well, now you can go back and enjoy past issues dating back to 2008 -- even if you're not a BTC member.
Visit the Newsletter Archive.
Active BTC members can access the most recent issues of the newsletter HERE. (Use the login and password sent to the email used for BTC registration)
Want to join the BTC or renew your membership? Click HERE.
To help educate and remind all runners to run safe, the RRCA is embarking on a yearlong, public-safety, awareness campaign starting with the launch of the animated video developed by Space Chimp Media.
Active members of the Birmingham Track Club are entitled to a variety of discounts at local retailers. We encourage you to patronize these establishments and to give back to the business community which supports runners!
It's a great opportunity to use your new BTC Membership Card!
Discount details can be found HERE.