Tryon Running Club to host free half marathon training camp

Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, August 6, 2013

To help runners get ready for the upcoming Tryon Half Marathon in November, Tryon Running Club (TRC) is hosting a three-hour training camp by race sponsor “Form, Fitness & Function” on Saturday, Aug. 17 at the track at Harmon Field.

Camp begins at 9 a.m. and ends at noon. There is no cost to attend. All pace levels are welcome.

Training camp instructors Tom Dessereau and Monika Gross have completed 24 marathons between them and maintain a fitness philosophy of “move stronger, smarter and injury-free.”

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The camp will include an introduction to the Alexander technique for running, as well as Pilates workouts and pacing drills. In addition, general half marathon training plans for beginners and intermediate runners will be provided to camp participants.

Runners can register online for the free training camp at or on the morning of the event at Harmon Field.

The Tryon Running Club is a 501(c)(3) chapter of the Road Runners Clubs of America that welcomes walkers and runners of all ages and abilities. Group training runs are regularly scheduled and members enjoy discounts to club events including races and clinics. To learn more, visit or find the club on Facebook.

Call TRC President Laura Phelps at 828-817-1833 for more information.

– article submitted by Scarlette Tapp