Flat as a Pancake

You are invited to a winter’s run and breakfast – hosted by Lee Ubell. It is a time to socialize and discuss your plans for the New Year!

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Fun run starts at 10:00 am and ends at 10:30 a.m.  How many loops can you do in 30 minutes?

Date: Sunday November 29

Breakfast will be 10:30 until 12 noon. There will be pancakes, fruit and bagels as well as coffee or tea.

Walk, run or cheer on your friends from the side with hot chocolate.

This marked oval is part of the bike path so there will be NO TRAFFIC.  The loop is across the street from 18 Murphy Cr.

Please e-mail Lee if you are attending or respond in the comments on this page.

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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.

Trail Race Series 2014 complete

The 2014 version of the Trail Race Series wrapped up after 7 weeks of trail running.

We tested trails out at several locations around Regina. All the trails were good, but there were a few times we got a little lost. We will be considering some form of simple trail marking for next year to help keep everyone on course.

We had sponsorship from the The North Face Regina this year – thanks for the cool prizes!

We will be discussing plans for next year soon. If you have any ideas on the series, let me know in the comments, or by e-mail.

 

 

Trail Race Series starts this week

August has snuck up on me!

The 2014 version of the Trail Race Series is set to begin. The series will be a bit different this year, with similar elements from last year.

There will be a 4-6 km short course and a 8-12 km long course. Generally, the long course will be 2 loops of the short course. There will be a different course each week. Maps will be available online, but no paper copies will be prepared. Generally courses will have a number of hills, great for those training for upcoming races, as well as some fantastic scenery.

There is still time to sign up for the Pasqua Lake Trail Challenge until August 20th. Excellent meal, great trails and options from beginner to experienced.

The first trail will start from my house. Directions are on the 2014 page, for the August 21 trail. Be there by 18:10 for the course briefing and start running at 18:15. It is about 35-40 minutes from downtown Regina, depending on traffic.

 

 

Summer Trail Race Series – now at Wascana Trails

July is upon us!

The Summer Trail Race Series is moving to Wascana Trails for the month of July.

The 4 km short course (8 km long course) has a number of hills on it, great for those training for upcoming races, as well as some fantastic scenery. And, for those who were afraid to get their feet wet at White Butte, I found no water on the course at Wascana Trails.

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