Do you have a need for speed?
Summer Speed Series 2023
Our annual FREE Summer Speed Series is for all levels and paces for runners to help improve their own speed. Focus of the sessions will be on shorter distance running. Sessions will be held at the Hidden Valley High School track on Wednesday evenings.
Registered participants are welcome to meet elsewhere at other times convenience for them. This free programming begins Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at 6:30pm at Hidden Valley High School Track.
DATES: July 5-July 26, 2023, August 2-9 7:15pm
TIMES: 6:30pm (July), 7:15pm (August)
LOCATION: Hidden Valley HS Track
WHO IS THIS FOR? Ages 13+ committed to a more intense way of training that involves periods of near-maximum to maximum running efforts.
Coaches will provide an overview of fundamental track "lingo" as well as key workouts runners can incorporate in their training throughout the year to improve aerobic and anaerobic capacity, increase leg turnover and top-end speed, and improve overall running mechanics.
SPEED SERIES COACHES
Head Coach: Tim Scott
My name is Tim Scott, and I am super excited to be a part of the Summer Speed Series here at Runabout Sports Roanoke. I started off as a middle-distance runner in college, before falling in love with trails and Ultrarunning. One of my favorite races is an event that I started as a competitor that I now direct: The Virginia 24 Hour Run for Cancer in Hampton, Virginia. During the Summer months, I will navigate back to track running and races. It's always exciting to step on the track for a hard workout, even after doing so for 25 years and counting!
I was blessed to have very successful track seasons the last few years, including a Commonwealth Games win and event record in the 800 Meter Run, as well as a National Championship win in the State Games of America for 1500 Meters. During the Fall, Winter, and Spring, I can be found trekking through some of my favorite mountains in Lynchburg, where I live with my wife, Cassie, and daughter, Amelia.
Assistant Coach: Patrick Daly
Patrick is a Roanoke, VA native and a graduate of North Cross School. A senior Biology major on the Wofford College Cross Country/Track and Field team, Patrick has been competitively running for the past 10 years. He earned his International Sports Science Association running coach certification in January 2023.
"I look forward to working with all the RunAbout athletes this summer!"