Expert Panel Question???
Question: “Paul and Ed, do you still host an altitude training camp in the summer for high school age elite athletes? I have a sophomore that has aspirations of running D1 like her sister that is looking for an elite camp in July at altitude… ”
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Paul Pilkington and I (Ed Eyestone), along with Paul Cummings enjoyed doing our high altitude high school running camp for over 15 years. The camp was in Park City, Utah most years but we also enjoyed doing the camp at Wolf Creek in the upper Ogden Valley near Pineview Reservoir. It was a two to three week period every summer that our families enjoyed as they stayed with us in Park City and helped with the camp. After Paul Cummings tragically passed away in 2001 we continued the camp for several years. However, as our responsibilities expanded with our coaching assignments at BYU and Weber, as well as traveling with athletes and broadcasting during the summer, it was difficult to continue the camp. Paul Cummings and his wonderful family had always done much of the preparation for the camp and without their time and talents it was also difficult to maintain.
Currently, I do the BYU running camp open to athletes from the age of 12-18. While not at the high altitudes of Park City we are still at about 4600 feet which can be a great introduction to training at altitude. The dates of the camp this year at BYU are July 12-15 or July 19-24. Registration can be done online at www.byusportscamps.com. The runners who come to the BYU camp have a great time and get to associate with kids from all over the country. I think your daughter would enjoy the camp!
Ed Eyestone – Brigham Young University Head Distance Coach | Olympic Distance Runner