Both of my kids have been running since Jr. HS. My son loves it. He's now at UC Davis on their distance running teams. My daughter... I think she likes competing. I ended up coaching 3 years of Jr. HS track and XC because of them (and they were very fulfilling). I volunteer at the local high school and help out with the team there as well.
As of April 2020, I'm back into running myself. With mileage above 30 miles a week, for the first time since... I was 16. And As of March 2021, I'm down to about 20 per week. And as of September 2022, I'm still trying to hold 20 miles per week.
My race results:
2018 Newark Mile - 2.4 miles, 19:36
2019 Newark Mile - 2.4 miles, 18:06
2020 Brazen New Years Day - 5k, 24:58 (actually slightly longer, and a hilly course)
2020 CoVid-19 10k (self time trial) - 50:48
2020 Newark Mile (Virtual) - 2.4 miles, 24:22
2022 Newark Mile - 2.4 mile, but accidentally ran 3 miles 23:01
Chance's high school team keeps an IG account here.
Below is the video playlist for some of NMHS running events. Some experiments with VR180. But the usual camera is a Sony HDR-CX405.
Table of contents for photos
2022 Fall Cross Country Season
2022 Spring NMHS Track Season
2021 Fall NMHS XC Season
2021 Newark Project Photo Book
2021 NMHS Track Season (AKA The CoVid-19 Spring Season)
2020 NMHS XC Season (AKA The CoVid-19 2021 Spring Season)
NMHS @ Logan Girls Varsity
NMHS @ Logan Girls JV
NMHS @ Logan Varsity Boys
NMHS @ Logan JV Boys
NMHS @ Logan Frosh/Soph Boys
Boys Time Trial
Girls Time Trial
2020 NMHS Track Season (AKA The CoVid-19 Season)
2020 Racing Events
2019 NMHS XC Season
Boys (3rd in MVAL, 6th in NCS Div III), Girls (2nd in MVAL)
2019 NJHS Track Season (Photos by Jon Mills)
2019 NJHS Spring XC Season
2019 NMHS Track and Field
2018 NMHS XC Season
Chance's freshman season at NMHS. Him, Tad and Diego created the core of a varsity team that did some amazing things. In a frosh/soph race, they actually out dueled a Dublin team which signaled that they are on the path to being contenders in NCS.
2018 NJHS Fall Track
The league moved track to the fall for reasons that I'm still not quite sure about, but this was Kara's first year running. There are some great athletes on this team who have also moved up to the high school.
2018 NJHS Spring Track
This team was incredible. We had about 80 kids come out. The boys team lost in the final by 1.5 points. We were without our #3 400m runner, who would have been the difference. If you're on a track team, and you are not the #1 guy (or gal), you are still valuable.
2017 NJHS Fall XC
The boys team here will probably be NJHS's best boys team ever. They destroyed everyone in the final, and also put two guys in the top 4 for the JV race. This was a great team. Many of these kids are a core of the NMHS XC team that has high expectations. I ended up coaching this team at the last minute, and was the start of my 3 year stint at NJHS.
2017 NJHS Spring Track and Field
2016 NJHS Fall XC and USATF Nationals
Chance was introduced to distance running in the 7th grade. The school had a guy who came in and started the XC team in SACMAL. Chance loved it. He's way faster than I ever imagined he'd be. He and a few of his classmates ran in USATF events and Chance even qualified for Nationals.
Dublin Distance Fiesta