My name is Mark Spewak. Coach Sonny Ta and I are so excited for this cross country season! We have been coaching together since 2015. It's a top priority of ours to make sure each of our athletes learn the sport while having an awesome time throughout the process.
I have been a competitive runner for over 13 years. I wouldn't be where I am today without the support of so many positive coaches along the way. Each season it's our mission to build an incredibly positive team environment for the athletes to train in. Every kid on our team has a role. Our coaches are expert runners and will be able to provide plenty of guidance along the way!
Our first practice is Wednesday 9/5. We will be meeting at Tilles Park on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Practice starts at 6 p.m. sharp.Please make sure you arrive a little early so your athlete has time to get checked in before practice starts. We will meet at the Gloria Shelter. The shelter is located in the middle of the park. That will be our home for drop off and pick up. (Photo of the shelter attached)
Your child's safety is our number one concern. With the weather being so warm, please make sure your athlete is hydrating throughout the days. It is required that every runner brings a water bottle to practice. We suggest they have a light snack before practice. Nutrition plays a huge role in our athlete's performance and recovery. Eating a large dinner before practice will cause cramps.
We will not practice if the weather is severe. We make the call to cancel practice by email no later than 45 minutes before practice. These St. Louis storms pop up and go away quickly. We do our best to not cancel too far in advance for that reason. Our team information lives in the following link. https://www.runner2runner.com/programs/running-clubs/ladue-running-club
Please like Runner2Runner on Facebook if you haven't already. You can also mark yourself as "going" to one of your team practices. That will set you up for practice reminders through Facebook. Thank you so much for supporting our program. We are looking forward to meeting everyone on Wednesday 9/5. https://www.facebook.com/pg/runner2runner/events/?ref=page_internal
Tilles Park Address: 9551 Litzsinger Rd, St. Louis, MO 63124
During the days the easiest way to reach me is through email. My cell phone is (314-705-2992) Please let me know if you have any questions.