WVTC participates in this series of 11 races in the bay area from August through December.
The Pacific Association of USA Track and Field organizes two different series of road races that are scored on a team and an individual basis. Prize money is awarded for top finishes for teams and individuals. West Valley aims to field competitive master’s, men’s, and women’s teams for these race series, and they are often major focus races for our training groups, so members are encouraged to run these races. The five races in the short series range from 10K to 1 mile. The six races in the long series range from 12K to the marathon. The complete list of the 2016 races can be found here.
In 2015 all of the West Valley teams had strong showings at races in this series. The Open Men placed third overall in the combined roads series, an accomplishment that is a testament to a lot of great performances, and an impressive consistency throughout the year. After a dominant cross country season the masters men’s team should be very strong on the roads in 2016. The WVTC women’s team has been building momentum, and placed well in several of the series races: second at the NorCal 10 miler and second at the Marin 10K. The masters women’s team got 4th at the Marin 10K. This year we are excited to get deeper participation in the roads series to improve our overall standings on the women’s side.
Standings for the 2015 series are available here: here.