Saturday, October 27, 2018

XC Weekly Update - Final Edition

We would like to thank everyone for a great season.  We enjoyed getting to know all of our team members and families.  We hope everyone enjoyed it as much as us.  Thanks again for such a fun season filled with improvement and personal bests!  Congratulations to everyone!

Our team party will be on Monday from 2:30-3:30.  If you are able to bring in a snack for the party, please click on the sign-up list below and then have your child bring it to one of the coaches on Monday morning.  Due to the food restriction guidelines, please list any ingredients on baked goods and keep items in their original packages with the ingredients clearly displayed.  Thanks for your help with this.

XC Team Party Snack Sign-Up (Click here to access the sign up sheet)

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Our final week!!!!!!

It is hard to believe that this is the last week of the season!  It is an exciting week!

Monday - Carlisle Invitational.  Those who have qualified will be taking the team bus from the middle school to Great Brook Farm tomorrow afternoon at 2:10.  We have received permission to be dismissed a few minutes after 2:00.  Please remind your child to speak with their last block teacher to inform them that they will be leaving class at 2:00 for our meet.  All teachers have been informed about this already and it will not be a problem.

Here is the schedule for the invitational:

Boys Varsity - 3:30
Girls Varsity - 4:00
Boys JV - 4:30
Girls JV - 5:00

Our return time will be challenging to determine but our best guess is between 6:00 and 6:30.

Tuesday - DQ Ice Cream Run.  Team members must return their permission slips in order to attend.  If an extra permission slip is needed, there are extra copies in Coach Farley's room.

Thursday - Home meet against Carlisle.  This is our last meet of the season.  Hopefully the first race will begin by 3:45.

Friday - No practice

Monday - October 29th - Team Party!!!!!!!!!  More details to follow...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

XC Update:

Please be sure to have your child wear warm clothing to practice tomorrow seeing that it is going to be cold.  We are planning a long run so we will be outdoors for awhile.  Sweatshirts and sweatpants are strongly recommended!

Here is some information about the Carlisle Invitational for Monday.  Please remember that this a qualifying meet and not everyone will be attending.  Both coaches have to attend the meet so there will not be practice on Monday for those who did not qualify.  

For Parents:
Parking is extremely limited so please car pool. In addition, the park charges a $3 parking fee that will be collected when cars enter the lot.  
Spectators are encouraged to support all runners.  It is important that the course remain clear for all runners. Do not block the starting or finishing area as these areas get the most crowded. Keep to the side of all trails.  Please plan on arriving with plenty of time to park as to not miss your child's race.  Be sure to know if they are running varsity or JV.  
Parking for spectators
Address: 1018 Lowell Road, Carlisle, MA 01741
For Runners
Runners should plan on using the porta potties for the bathroom to be set up near the runner's staging area and not the one's by the Interpretative Center (near drop off).
Course Desription:  The course distance is 1.95 miles and has varied terrain including trails with stones and roots.  Sections of the course include rolling hills.  Course Map
Short 1/4“ spikes may be used, but non-spiked shoes are adequate.
Dairy Queen Run:
We will be having our annual DQ run next Tuesday.  We plan to run to DQ as a team, enjoy an ice cream and then run back to WMS.  We plan to be back to WMS between 3:45-4:00.  We encourage team members to bring a few dollars for an ice cream.  In order to attend, you must return the signed permission slip which team members will receive at the end of practice tomorrow.  This is probably the most popular "workout" of the season!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

XC Weekly Update:

We hope everyone had a nice weekend.  Here is the schedule for the week:

Monday - Practice at the middle school from 2:30-3:45.  We will practice rain or shine tomorrow.

Tuesday - Away meet at Stony Brook Middle School (Westford).  This is a long bus ride!  We will be transported on our team bus from the middle school at 2:30 and should be home between 6:00 and 6:30.  As usual, if you are planning on picking up your child from the meet, please send an email or bring a note explaining your pick-up plan.  

Thursday - Practice at the middle school from 2:30-3:45.  

Friday - Practice at the middle school from 2:30-3:30.  Please note the earlier pick-up time.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Today's meet has been postponed due to the rainy forecast  We will let you know as soon as possible about a make-up date.


Monday, October 8, 2018

Another Busy Week!

Hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend.  Here is the schedule for the week ahead...

Tuesday - Home meet against Watertown.  This is the meet that was postponed last week due to rain.  It will take place at Wayland High School and should start around 4:00.  The boys will run first for this meet.

Thursday - Home meet against Carlisle at Wayland High School.  The meet should begin around 3:45.  The girls will run first for this meet.

Friday - Practice at Wayland Middle School from 2:30-3:45.

As usual, if you have any questions, please let us know.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

We just received word that our meet is postponed today due to the weather.  Our athletic director is looking at a time to reschedule the meet.  We will keep you posted on a make-up date.