A fantastic running opportunity…

… in Nova Scotia!

Here’s the situation: Vicky Bonnell and I [Tom Maher] submitted a registration entry to the Cabot Trail Relay Race (CTRR) in the name of the Regina Road Runners, and were lucky (?) enough to make it through the draw. So, basically, we have secured a spot but we need 17 Saskatchewan runners, brave and true, to fill out the relay team. So far we have three.

The entry is $1500 per team, which works out to about $90 each, and includes a shirt, a medal (I presume), and a steak and lobster post race banquet.

There are 17 legs, varying from comparatively flat to downright mountainous and from 12 to 20 km. It’s all run on the highway, and it’s a stage race i.e. each leg has it’s own start time.

The race this year is May 23/24th.  This is the weekend after the long weekend, which is early this year.

Speaking of the Victoria Day long weekend…..Those who prefer to make a trip of this distance only if they can put another marathon notch in their running shoes (and also those with serious lack of judgement issues) will be heartened to know that the ScotiaBank Halifax Bluenose Marathon is May 17th, so it would be possible to run the Bluenose then be a tourist for a week, then enjoy all the benefits of running a challenging piece of the CTRR.

Currently our entry position is in the name of the Regina Road Runners but we can probably change it to some cutsie team name like Wascana Weirdos, or Gopher Glory – something we can discuss if we get a team together. I mean when we get a team together. And it has to be soon.

There are only two teams entered from west of Ontario – us and a team from Alberta. (oh, and one from Brazil, but that’s east). We have to ensure a strong representation from Western Canada! And we have to beat Alberta.

Please let me know as soon as possible if you want to get in on this (probably) once in a lifetime opportunity!!! We’re planning to have a meeting of interested runners the evening of February 4th in some suitable (i.e. alcohol serving) location.

Looking forward to hearing from you by the end of next week (Jan 31).

Contact Tom directly by email.

Regina Running Community to Show its Support for Boston

Runners of South Sask – please come out to a Run for Boston this Sunday at 9 am in front of the Legislative building.  This is a chance for you to show your support for victims and runners of the Boston marathon who were so affected by the horrific bombings.  Wear your Boston jackets, or just blue and gold, but come and run to show that runners will always rise up again.  This will be a 5 km run around the lake – It is not an official run, roads are not closed to traffic, and runners must take care as usual.

Yoga for Runners – second session added

It looks as though the first Yoga for Runners session was popular, so a second session was added. Here are the details:

Yoga for Runners Workshop

Learn stretches to rejuvenate tired muscles, increase flexibility and enhance running performance.

Instruction with Nicole Garnsey

Saturday April 20/13
1:30-3:30
Maha Yoga 3643 Sherwood Drive
Cost $30

This workshop is motivated by interest from runners who want to refresh their personal yoga practice. Due to inceased demand a second session has been added.

Contact Maha Yoga to reserve your spot as spaces are limited 306 529-3748 or emailinfo@mahayoga.ca For details go to www.mahayoga.ca

Artistic Talents Requested

Originally, Mountain of Hope was set up by RRRC member Lee Ubell, raising money for the Burn Unit at the Regina General Hospital, to honour a close family member. Lee created an event that is different from most other running events in Regina. The race is held at White Butte, on relatively rugged terrain, runs in the evening, hosts a simple but hearty post-race meal of chilli, and each participant receives a piece of artwork as a completion prize.

In 2012, the Regina Road Runners took over the coordination of Mountain of Hope. The RRRC intends to carry on the spirit of what Lee started, including the artwork. However, in order to have artwork, we need an artist! If anyone is willing to make a piece of art that can be shared with 60 or so runners, please contact me at events -at- reginaroadrunners.ca.

2012 MoH art (made by my Mother-in-Law http://paigemortensen.wordpress.com/)MountainOfHope

2013 Yoga for Runners Workshop and a Call for Volunteers

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I will post items like these on the blog for the interest of the readers. Let me know in the comments or by email if this information is desired or not.

2013 Yoga for Runners

Learn stretches to rejuvenate tired muscles, increase flexibility and enhance running performance.

Instruction with Nicole Garnsey

Saturday March 23/13, 1:30-3:30

Maha Yoga 3643 Sherwood Drive, Cost $30

This workshop is motivated by interest from runners who want to refresh their personal yoga practice. Contact Maha Yoga to reserve your spot as spaces are limited 306 529-3748 or email info (at) mahayoga.ca. For details go to www.mahayoga.ca

If there is enough interest, a second session may be added.

Regina Police Service 1/2 Marathon in need of Volunteers

The Regina Police Service Half Marathon committee has asked the Regina Road Runners (RPS) for volunteers to help out with their 1/2 marathon on April 28, 2013. So if you are not entered in this race and would like to lend a hand to another race in Regina, the RPS would greatly appreciate it. More information can be found on their website: http://marathon.reginapolice.ca/