The Community Connections Committee will be hosting the “Round The Bay 10K” in Tickle Cove on September 28, 2014. The event will consist of a 5K and 10K run along with a fun walk. For complete event details please see event poster below.
On Sunday, September 14th 2014, at Riverside Elementary School in Shoal Harbour, our local Terry Fox Organizing committee will be hosting the 4th annual Clarenville Area Terry Fox Run. Registration will take place at 10:00 am at Riverside Elementary School. There will be a reading by Maxine Trottier, author of “Terry Fox: A Story of Hope” at 10:30 am with a 3 km run/walk to follow. As well, there will be a 1km race for the younger children.
We are looking for course marshals and volunteers. If you are interested please contact Lee Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to all the runners and walkers at this year’s 2014 Clarenville Days Road Race. It was truly an exciting race with over 100 participants. The conditions were very warm but that did not stop some very impressive finish times in both the 5K and 8K distance. The official race results and standings will be posted shortly.
The winners of each event in both the male and female categories are as follow;
5 Km – Male: David Freake; Female: Keeley Cox
8 Km – Male: Craig Vokey ; Female: Debie Hiscock
Thanks so much too all the volunteers who took time out of their busy schedules to help put off this event. You all set such a high standard when it comes to quality and preparation. This is certainly a reflection in the amount of interest and involvement that this race has garnered over the past few years.
Great job and performance by all, hope to see you again in 2015 (www.randomrunners.ca)
Running with the Grade Six Students at Riverside Elementary
On May 22 two very special members and experienced runners from the Random Runners Club hosted a running clinic for the grade six students at Riverside Elementary School. Both Keith Barrington and Lyn Gorman are excellent ambassadors for the sport of running and overall active living. Having a huge resume of running experience between them both, we are very fortunate to have them not only as members of the club but as leaders within the club. When Keith and Lyn recently mentioned that they would be hosting a running clinic for students at Riverside I was very interested in knowing more about the clinic and how their day went. Following the clinic they graciously sent me a wonderful write-up about their day and about their experiences working with the young students of Riverside.
“Today I had the opportunity along with Lyn to do a running clinic with some 85 grade six students from Riverside school. There were 4 groups of approximately 20. We had 40 minutes with each group. We first met for about 15 minutes for introductions and to talk about our running experiences as well as explaining the benefits of running. We emphasized how to run for the enjoyment of it even if a person does not necessarily have a competitive nature. We stressed that running for the fun of it is most important and that it was the easiest sport to get involved in ie: you can run anywhere at any time with little equipment other than good shoes and comfortable clothes. The students found it interesting that we could run all winter long. They were surprised that there are some people in their 80’s that run marathons. We focused as well on how to start slow and run at a pace that is comfortable enough to chat with a friend. This is where the most aerobic benefit is gained. We also explained that the benefits of running would be seen in other sports they participated in.
We then went upstairs to the track at the Event Center and I did a 10 minute running session for those who wanted to run for that time and Lyn did the 10 minute run/walk for the others. All students participated for the 10 minutes although some had not run that long before. The overall response was great.
After we sat down to get some feedback and there were many questions from the students regarding our running experiences as well as queries about the difference between jogging and running; they asked about my experience at Boston; they wanted to know about what kind of shoes to wear; and how far one should run without stopping. They also asked questions about running with asthma or with injuries such as a sprained ankle.
We let them know that Random Runners is involved in 2 organized runs in Clarenville, the Clarenville Days Run and the Terry Fox Run and encouraged them to set goals for their running and perhaps take part in these events. Overall we believe they enjoyed the experience very much.”
Keith and Lyn
Many of the runners in our club set personal goals for themselves and then train to achieve these goals. For example, many members train for the Clarenville Race Day and/or the Tely 10.
Running is a wonderful sport with awesome health benefits. We encourage you to join the Random Runners and meet other runners with whom you can share this wonderful sport.
Start your New Year’s off on the right foot!!
Join us on December 31 at 2:00pm for a 3km fun run around the Harbour. The run will start and end at Riverside Elementary Echool with a route proceeding around the Harbour loop. This is an untimed event and intended to be a fun gathering for all. There is no registration fee or sign-up required, just come out and run. Feel free to bring along your noise makers and party hats, let’s make this an afternoon of fun and fitness as we say farewell to 2013.
Huge congratulations to Craig Vokey!
This past weekend Craig completed the Hamilton Marathon in a Boston qualifying time of 3hrs 8mins and achieved a new Personal Best! Hard work and dedication pays dividends to those willing to go after their dreams! We never know our limits until we push past them! Way to go Craig, we are so proud of you, you’re an inspiration to us all.
Below is a picture of Craig from the Huffin Puffin Half Marathon in September 2013.