Another Successful Clarenville Days Road Race

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)

Church Street Festival FUNRUN – Bonavista, NL

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Clarenville Days Road Race – July 16, 2014

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Running with the Grade Six Students at Riverside Elementary

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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.

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“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

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Random Runners Club – AGM

The Random Runners Club will be having their Annual General Meeting at 7:00pm Monday, June 2, 2014. All are welcomed! The meeting will be held at the Clarenville Events Centre Ted Cooper Room located on the main concourse. We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead and hope that you are able to join us on Monday… to kick-off the season and plan for upcoming events. Be sure to check out on our website and facebook.
About
The Random Runners Club was formed in the spring of 2009 by a group of runners from Clarenville and area with a goal to promote running for people of all ages and abilities. We host the annual Clarenville Days Road Race with our sponsor CIBC. There is a 5k and 8km race available for participants. It is a fun event and participation grows every year.
Running is a sport that allows you to participate as an individual and also allows you the opportunity to run with others. Running with a partner or a group is sometimes just the incentive we need to get out the door as we have made a commitment to run. Also, when running with others you tend to improve your running skills as you are challenged by other runners.
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.
There are a lot of skilled runners in the club who can help you with issues regarding how to start a running program, improve your running, and avoid injuries. As well, they can assist you with setting up a training program to achieve your goals.
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.

Power to Hope – 5k Run/Walk – May 24, 2014

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3K – RANDOM RUNNERS RESOLUTION RUN – DECEMBER 31, 2013

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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.

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Congratulations Craig!!

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.

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7th Annual Fog Trot – Children’s Wish Foundation

Congrats to all the runners who ran in the 7th annual Fog Trot this morning in Arnold’s Cove. True to the name the fog was out in style but the temps were warm and humid … Huge Hats-off to the organizing committee  and all the volunteers for making this run possible again this year. It is definitely one of my personal favorites and it always turns out to be a really fun family event. Thanks to the Children’s Wish Foundation and hopefully today we all made some wishes come true.

The race results will be posted on the Fog Trot Website. To see results CLICK HERE

 

Terry Fox Run – 2013

Thanks to everyone who participated and donated to the Terry Fox Run this year and thanks to the organizers and volunteers for a job well done. A special thanks to Martha Sweeting. Without her commitment and dedication this local Terry Fox Run would not be possible.
Below is a short message from Martha and some pictures from the event
It looks like the Clarenville site for the Terry Fox Run raised $6036 this year – more than double what… we raised last year! I would like to thank Lee Bennett and Lyn Gorman for helping to organize this event. I would also like to thank: Fiona van der Linde for providing the water, Shirley Hansford for the oranges & bananas, Meridian Engineering for the TimBits, Michelle Bennett, Regina Bailey, and Bill Bailey for Mashalling, Keith Barrington and Craig Vokey for helping with the kids run, Maxine Trottier for reading from her book, ‘Terry Fox, A Story of Hope’ and Krista Lake for helping at the Registration Desk. Riverside Elementary School loaned us the Gym at no charge. Tanya Stone Bennett was in charge of the key. I would also like to thank the Heritage Huskies who came all the way from Lethbridge to support our event and Meridian Engineering Inc. who has been a great supporter of our event from the very beginning. Last, but not least, thank you to everyone who participated and/or donated to our event. We hope to make it bigger and better next year!