CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF RUNNING IN GREENWICH!!!!!!
The Greenwich Track Club began its inaugural season on April 1, 2007. The club is open to athletes in grades Pre-K through 8th who have a passion for running or may wish to improve their athletic performance in other sports. Runners of all abilities are welcome!!! The aim of the GTC is to provide an outlet for all youngsters who love to run or who want to enhance their performance in other sport activities. We are proud of all our young runners and what they have accomplished.
Beginning in 2012, the Greenwich Track Club answered the demands of many adults in the community and started to offer adult running sessions. Similar to the youth programs, the Adult Running Program is open to runners and athletes of all levels.
| Bill Bogardus, GTC Director
Bill is the Director of the GTC and an elementary school Physical Education Teacher in Greenwich, CT. He received the honor of being selected as the 2007 Teacher of the Year. Through many running and endurance events, such as the Iron Man Triathlon, Bill strives to instill value and the importance of living a healthy lifestyle into his students and athletes. He participated in Track & Field as a youth and has been participating in local events throughout his entire life. Bill has completed numerous marathons, including the San Diego Rock & Roll Marathon with his wife, Jenn, to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Bill’s philosophy is not about winning and losing, but rather participating with full effort and having fun. In addition, Bill is an Adjunct Professor at Manhattanville College, Personal Fitness Trainer, and the Race Director of the Greenwich Kids Triathlon and Save the Children MiniMarathon. Bill is a USA T&F Level 1 certified coach.
|Pam Kelly, Coach
Pam is excited to coach with the GTC where she can combine her enthusiasm and love of teaching with her enthusiasm and love of running! She is a local kindergarten teacher and has been involved with running the Greenwich Kids Triathlon for the past 10 years. Each year Pam takes part in as many races as her schedule allows. She completed her first half marathon in fall 2009 and hasn’t stopped training since.
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|Emmy Stocker, Coach
Emmy has been a competitive runner and endurance athlete for over 30 years, and ran her first of 100-plus marathons/ultras in 1982. She enjoys racing in various distances from 5K to 50K and was 4 times nominated for NYRR age group runner of the year. “Running is a source of personal satisfaction, and helps keep my mind and body going. The local running community and the friends I have made also keep me going”, she said. Emmy, the mother of 3 grown boys (youngest is a high school senior), is a part-time kids’ art teacher and the volunteer race director of 2 local events (GAE Turkey Trot and Taconic RRC July 4 race). Emmy enjoys working with the Greenwich Track Club kids, and helping them have fun and improve their fitness, positive outlook and enjoy the process of training, no matter what level they are.
|Dave Bruni, Coach
Dave is one of the GTC strength and conditioning coaches and a coach for the Mini Milers. He is also a certified personal trainer. Dave teaches elementary physical education in Greenwich and has coached football at Greenwich High School for many years before joining the GTC coaching staff. Dave’s philosophy focuses on making the workouts fun, but challenging enough to push each participant to their fullest potential. He also feels the athletes should know what they are doing and why they are doing it, so he often takes the time to explain this to the kids in an engaging, educational way.
|Rebecca Roman, Coach
Rebecca has been involved with coaching young athletes since her days playing Division 1 field hockey for the University of Rhode Island and spending her summers coaching various collegiate camps in the Northeast. She grew up in Old Saybrook, CT where she participated in the CT State Games in track and field hockey, was an All State medley sprinter on the state champion indoor and outdoor high school track teams and a repetitive All State and Regional High School All American field hockey player. Ms. Roman is a current US Field Hockey Association Level II development coach, an avid road race/marathon runner & continues to train and compete in field hockey. Rebecca enjoys coaching and mentoring young athletes both on and off the field through various camps and clinics in the region. She is currently pursuing her personal trainer certification and is excited to be coaching with the GTC!
|(Picture under construction)||Francoise Levinson, Coach
Francoise has been a runner for over 30 years. She loves the outdoors and the healthy, social fun of running and participating in races where she often places in her age group. For 10 years she worked for the NYRRC leading their Saturday group runs and doing all the warm ups for races and the NYC marathon. She ran the NYC marathon multiple times but mostly as a guide for the Achilles Track Club. She has 2 children, one currently at the High school. She supplements her running with weekly Pilates and Ballet classes. She is an active real estate agent in a local firm . She is thrilled to be working with young athletes and sharing her love of running and the outdoors.
|Sharon Vos, Coach
Sharon has been a part of the Greenwich community for over 23 years, has two daughters, and has been a competitive runner for 27 years. Sharon has competed in 39 marathons, placing in or winning her age group many times in the NYC (5x 1st place, 2x 2nd place), Boston (5x top 5 in age), as well as many other marathons. She was the winning female in the Seattle Marathon, as well as in road races of all distances. Sharon has won the NYRR Age Group Runner of the Year 4 times in 2 different age groups, is the top Senior female runner in CT, as well as being nationally ranked in her age group for the past 7 years. Sharon was an assistant track coach at Eastern Middle School for many years and enjoys working with kids of all ages and abilities. She is thrilled to be a part of the Greenwich Track Club. “The best part of coaching for me is the opportunity to help kids develop athletically while having fun. Running is something you can do your entire life.”
|Jennifer Febles, Coach
Jennifer Febles loves working with children and has been a coach, teacher, and school counselor for the past 20 years. Jen has a Master’s Degree in Education and coached middle school soccer and cross country before joining the coaching staff at GTC. Jen has 3 kids and they’ve all been GTC runners over the past few years. A lifelong soccer player, Jen switched to running and has become an avid runner for the past 10 years. She recently Boston qualified in her second marathon and is a 3 time All American Masters runner in the half marathon. Jen continues to race distances from the 5k to the marathon.
Past GTC Staff
Stephanie Smario, Ante Jukic, Molly Clisham, Karen Newman, Heather Stewart, Jon Stellwagen, Matt Yardis, Jeremy Boland, John Langley, Joey Pietrafeso, Kim Hartshorne, Christopher Thompson, Katelyn Iorillo, Bill Leafe, Marilyn White, John Langley, Alexander Crist, Karen Pyne, and Lucy Langley (Club Manager)