Club Runs week beginning 8-Apr
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 07 Apr 2017 03:07:19 GMT
Normal set of weekly runs, see sidebar for times and locations.
Specials this week:
Tuesday Eve: Fun Training Group Half Marathon pace session — 4 or 5 x 1K with short recovery, meet at Cochrane Health and Fitness club
Thursday Eve: Fun Training Group Short hills session — working on power uphill, meet at Cochrane Health and Fitness club
Friday 10AM Long Weekend so time to get in an extra 10K, meet at Pete’s house, email for directions etc.
Run To Footstock 2017 clinic FULL
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:58:31 GMT
The Clinic provides a structured training environment with multiple run leaders to allow for the differing fitness and speed levels in the clinic runners. Through an 11 week progressive program, we build on your current fitness level to enable you to have an enjoyable Footstock race. With three group training sessions per week, we aim to ensure that you reach the starting line fit and ready to race.
Cochrane Eagle Article on Clinic
Posted by Pete McBreen Thu, 02 Mar 2017 20:09:38 GMT
Less than three weeks until the Run To Fooststock 2017 clinic starts.
More clinic announcements
Posted by Pete McBreen Thu, 02 Mar 2017 20:01:47 GMT
While the weather makes up its mind whether it is spring or winter, it is time to start thinking about getting outdoors and active again, something the Red Rock Runners are more than happy to help you do with their Footstock running clinic.
Martin on Youtube – Marathon in Afghanistan
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 12 Feb 2017 23:19:10 GMT
The Secret Marathon on Youtube, a documentary about Martin’s trip to Afghanistan…
Nice article in Cochrane Times
Posted by Pete McBreen Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:15:09 GMT
Many thanks to David Feil, article was in the 12-Jan-2017 issue of Cochrane Times Click on the image to read full size, or the link above to see the article in context.
Meet The New Boss, Not As Sane As The Old Boss
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 22 Jan 2017 02:43:05 GMT
Following on from our AGM, meet the new bosses
- President — Dylan Wilkins
- Vice President — Jennifer Nicol Sylvestre
- Treasurer — Grant McIver (2nd Year)
- Secretary — Evan Londry
- Sponsorship/Communications coordinator — Gillian Sherriff
- Membership Communications — Kat Kent
- Member At Large — Ian Colvine
- Web Guy — Pete McBreen (8th year)
MEC Race 1 Results
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 22 Jan 2017 02:40:28 GMT
Jennifer Nicol Sylvestre 00:29:55
Ken Skea 00:41:23 Gillian Sherriff 00:47:54 Blaire Hamilton 00:55:04
Megan Fibke 02:00:42
McMillan running articles on training
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 13 Jan 2017 03:17:05 GMT
Free To Run Documentary
Posted by Pete McBreen Mon, 02 Jan 2017 04:43:00 GMT
Free to Run Documentary video is on YouTube, commentary in English and French, approx. 90 mminutes
Parkruns in Calgary
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 30 Dec 2016 19:53:18 GMT
Every Saturday at 9AM there is a 5K Parkrun in Nosehill
We are listed on the Run Guides website
Posted by Pete McBreen Thu, 22 Dec 2016 02:22:29 GMT
Run Guides also has a good listing of upcoming races
Free 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass
Posted by Pete McBreen Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:53:47 GMT
As Canada’s gift to you, the 2017 Discovery Pass will provide free admission for the entire year to Parks Canada places from coast-to-coast to coast!
This site may be down due to the volume of requests, but check back and eventually they will make it work again.
MEC Race 7 Results
Posted by Pete McBreen Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:56:08 GMT
2nd Amanda Harwood 00:19:36
57 Pete McBreen 00:46:30 48 Blair Hamilton 00:53:43
16 Anneliese Hasiuk 01:38:29 126 Andrew Neve 01:50:15 (subject to change)
Full results at http://www.blitzevents.ca/results/mec-calgary-race-seven-2016
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 14 Oct 2016 05:37:15 GMT
MEC Race 6 and Melissa’s Results
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:05:07 GMT
10K MEC Race 6
3rd Anneliese Hasiuk 00:45:29 37(5th 50+) Andrew Neve 00:47:31
300 Kate Roberts 00:39:58 598 Bryan Hinger 00:43:32 625 Ian Colvine 00:45:38
337 Brent Sawatzky 00:56:51 996 Debbie Main 01:18:33
30(1st 60+) Ann Van Damme 01:47:40
Dino Dash 2016 results
Posted by Pete McBreen Mon, 12 Sep 2016 18:36:32 GMT
10/215 Jim LUCIANO 22:15.21 1/12 in age group
16/271 Neil HEHR 41:31.68 49/271 Martin PARNELL 47:00.84 1/12 in age group 60/271 Pete MCBREEN 48:37.34 66/271 Ann VAN DAMME 50:31.06 1/6 in age group 85/271 Blaire HAMILTON 52:40.08 142/271 Doug BULLIS 59:08.29 149/271 Brenda SAMBORSKI 59:42.79
Kelona Half Results
Posted by Pete McBreen Thu, 08 Sep 2016 03:47:59 GMT
11 Gillian Sheriff 1:37:06 Ken Skea also won his age group in 1:28:32
MEC Race 5 Results
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 22 Jul 2016 04:19:01 GMT
11th(2nd 40+) Neil Hehr 00:20:08
5th Gillian Sherriff 00:45:46 39th Blaire Hamilton 00:56:21
Banff 10K and Half results from Sunday
Posted by Pete McBreen Tue, 21 Jun 2016 04:23:58 GMT
Malc Kent 37:41
Jeanine Gartner 2:06:33 Dylan Wilkins 2:07:57 Kim Consaul 2:14:54 Brenda Samborski 2:17:09
Foostock results 2016
Posted by Pete McBreen Wed, 08 Jun 2016 04:21:52 GMT
BIB Name Cat Pos G Cat Time 1076 Grace Lawton F15-19 3 1 1 00:22:52.0 1077 Matthew Lawton M14- 7 5 5 00:23:31.0 1084 Jimmy Luciano M50-59 9 7 1 00:23:40.0 1046 Chris Goyetche M40-49 30 18 4 00:29:33.0 1125 Karen Weitemeyer F30-39 34 13 5 00:30:17.0 1146 Susan Lawton F40-49 35 14 5 00:30:17.0 1022 Gina Christakos F20-29 44 21 4 00:32:40.0 1080 Linda Leslie F50-59 45 22 2 00:33:02.0 1074 Steve Kerr M60-69 53 28 1 00:34:07.0 1103 Deirdre Palendat F50-59 54 26 4 00:34:09.0 1137 Kristy Gerber F30-39 55 27 8 00:34:17.0 1043 Jeanine Gartner F30-39 56 28 9 00:34:18.0 1110 Sue Rau F50-59 63 32 5 00:35:05.0 1095 Rose McRae F50-59 70 36 5 00:35:22.0 1083 Nick Lowry M30-39 76 35 5 00:36:06.0 1010 Kim Bisailion F40-49 79 43 11 00:36:08.0 1113 Samantha Spiller F30-39 82 44 13 00:36:30.0 1059 Sandy Jaeger F50-59 89 50 7 00:37:47.0 1024 Darrell Cockwill M50-59 90 40 7 00:38:05.0 1085 Megan Luscombe F20-29 91 51 7 00:38:05.0 1138 Katherine Kent F30-39 97 56 15 00:39:03.0 1053 Bryan Hinger M40-49 98 42 8 00:39:13.0 1018 Hannah Cantafio F30-39 100 58 16 00:39:44.0 1073 Jennie Kerr F60-69 109 66 2 00:42:41.0 1104 Rose Pawlak F60-69 111 68 3 00:44:34.0
BIB Name Cat Pos G Cat Time 819 Gillian Sherriff F30-39 4 1 1 00:46:25.0 798 Martin Parnell M60-69 16 11 1 00:50:41.0 750 Blaire Hamilton F30-39 28 11 3 00:55:20.0 775 Mike Lawton M40-49 30 19 6 00:55:42.0 718 Nicole Borwick F40-49 39 18 5 00:58:30.0 793 Jennifer Nicol Sylvestre F30-39 53 24 9 01:02:40.0 815 Brenda Samborski F40-49 55 25 7 01:02:59.0 843 Laurel Nakka F50-59 68 34 6 01:04:55.0 724 Doug Bullis M50-59 69 35 9 01:04:58.0 763 Krista Jacobson-Smith F40-49 75 39 9 01:06:18.0 814 Kari Rose F40-49 78 41 10 01:07:27.0 777 Jennifer Letwin F40-49 88 47 11 01:12:08.0 757 Joanne Hingley F50-59 93 49 11 01:13:01.0 784 Debbie Main F50-59 98 54 13 01:14:15.0 818 Kimberly Shapkin F40-49 103 59 16 01:16:48.0
Posted by Pete McBreen Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:39:31 GMT
Andrew Neve 4:16:22 Martin Parnell 4:24:40
Calgary Marathon 5K race
Malc Kent 0:18:56 (1st Place)
Margo Wheller 1:00:04 Brenda Samborski 1:04:41 Kari Rose 1:09:53 Blaire Hamilton 1:23:15 Jennifer Letwin 1:57:34
Fundraising run for Fort Mac 28th May
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 27 May 2016 03:29:30 GMT
The run starts at 8:30AM from Coffee Traders on Saturday, 28th May.
MEC Race Three Results
Posted by Pete McBreen Sat, 21 May 2016 04:25:05 GMT
Glenmore run, 14th May MEC Race 3 10K results
Gillian Sherriff 00:46:46, 5th in age group Blaire Hamilton 00:54:42, 11th in age group
Store is now closed…
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 20 May 2016 04:27:07 GMT
The Champsys CRRRone store is now open, it will close on 19th May. Total Jacket cost is $80.85 including delivery to Dylan and GST.
We will update this notice when we get confirmation of the delivery date.
Are you faster than an 85 year old?
Posted by Pete McBreen Tue, 26 Apr 2016 23:43:15 GMT
Boston Result for Sue
Posted by Pete McBreen Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:04:58 GMT
St Pats race results
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 13 Mar 2016 19:31:39 GMT
Ashton Eaton demonstrating some core exercises
Posted by Pete McBreen Sat, 27 Feb 2016 02:24:35 GMT
Video of Ashton Eaton doing weight lifting exercises that also has him demonstrating a neat set of core exercises (though most people will need to tone them down in order to do them)
Marathon Quest 6th Annual end of year run
Posted by Pete McBreen Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:11:50 GMT
Martin is doing his 6th end of year run 9AM to 3PM on 31st December 2015. Donation information is at Boma Africa, Martin is raising money to fund a playground. Club has a table at the event and needs volunteers to talk about the club.
New Club Sponsor – Green Lotus Yoga
Posted by Pete McBreen Thu, 24 Dec 2015 04:56:55 GMT
Thinking of getting into running again?
Posted by Pete McBreen Thu, 24 Dec 2015 02:57:29 GMT
This was prompted by an email to the club, but thought it might be useful for other people…
Getting into running is a slow process, and how fast you can progress depends on your current level of fitness, and how active you are. What I normally suggest is first get to the point where you can comfortably do a 30 minute walk three times/week without feeling stiff, sore or any aches and pains. Always finish each walk feeling that you could have done more, and build up slowly if you are not that active currently
Once you have got to that point, increase the pace of your walk so that it is brisk, and you are having to breathe a bit faster than normal, but without pushing too hard. Again, make sure that you could always have done more when you finish your walk.
Now you are ready to start the Couch to 5K
Please note that although this is a 9 week program, the intention is to repeat any week until the week feels relatively easy. It is not about how fast you can progress, it is more about giving your body time to adapt to the stresses of running for the first time in a long time.
And then at the end of March 2016 you will be ready to join in on our 2016 Run To Footstock clinic
Indoor races, Pete should give up on the sprinting
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 11 Dec 2015 06:20:13 GMT
Kettle Mettle cycling 3-Oct results
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 04 Dec 2015 05:36:22 GMT
This was a Penticton to Kelowna cycling event that explains why there were so few runners last weekend.
Place Name Time 12 Rich Wall 4:34 107 Sheila French 7:11 115 Kevin Acre 7:19 118 Janice Helle 7:23 133 Tim Helle 7:37 140 Trish Thorne 7:41 140 Paddy Barker 7:41 140 Doug Barker 7:41 144 Frank Wesselling 7:44 144 Pam Gossman 7:44 144 Dan Gossman 7:44 155 Sue Edmunds 7:49
Out of 228 starters there were 211 finishers.
MEC Race 7 Results
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 23 Oct 2015 03:33:08 GMT
Brenda got her fastest 10K so far, 170th in a time of 59:45 with a sprint finish. Mike was 95th in 53:49 and Neil was 16th in 43:30. More photos Many thanks to Dylan for the photos. Complete 10K results
Neil raced Melissa’s 10K
Posted by Pete McBreen Mon, 28 Sep 2015 03:20:49 GMT
Neil did well at Melissa’s, full results here, he was 37 out 3463 with a gun time of 43:34 and chip time of 43:16.
Age Grading Calculator
Posted by Pete McBreen Tue, 18 Aug 2015 19:38:44 GMT
Sometimes you just want to know how well you are doing compared to others, this Age Grade calculator can help you figure it out. Pick your event, age, M/F and enter your finish time and it shows the Age-performance % — anything above 65% is good news. If you are lower then you need to show up for the hills or speed sessions.
New Women’s 1,500m record
Posted by Pete McBreen Sat, 18 Jul 2015 03:02:06 GMT
Would you believe 3:50.07? Third place runner Rowbury set an new American record as well.
Banff Half results
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 21 Jun 2015 23:37:48 GMT
Fun Training Group results
- Anna 2:03:44
- Dylan 2:05:50
- Jeanine 2:05:51
- Kim 2:15:46
Ron Clarke has passed away
Posted by Pete McBreen Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:35:59 GMT
Australian runner from the 1960’s has passed away he set multiple 5K and 10K distance records in the 1960’s.
As an athlete Clarke was revered not for medals he won but for the fact he changed his sport. He didn’t just break records, he reshaped the entire idea of what was possible: he reduced the 5000m record four times by a total of 18 seconds, the 10,000m three times, by 39 seconds in all. At his peak in 1965 during a 44-day tour of Europe he set 12 world records, nine of them in just 21 days.
Footstock pictures are loaded
Posted by Pete McBreen Wed, 17 Jun 2015 03:06:17 GMT
Group Photo for the start of the 10K, Clinic photos from 10K and 5K races
Foostock results for Run To Footstock clinic
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 14 Jun 2015 22:53:14 GMT
Num Name Cat Pl Gen Cat Time 638 Neil Hehr M40-49 3 3 2 00:20:55 721 Grace Lawton F-U14 8 3 1 00:22:40 665 Jimmy Luciano M50-59 9 6 1 00:22:44 719 Matthew Lawton M-U14 16 13 5 00:25:59 640 Sierra Hehr F-U14 32 13 3 00:29:24 664 Mike Lawton M40-49 35 20 4 00:30:08 630 Leah Gardin F20-29 56 26 6 00:33:54 187 Jennilyn Robbie F40-49 57 27 8 00:34:20 695 Teryn Wray F20-29 58 28 7 00:34:38 639 Sharon Hehr F40-49 89 48 12 00:43:44 612 Sue Parnell F60-69 98 55 2 00:51:35 679 Martin Parnell M60-69 99 44 2 00:51:35
Num Name Cat Pl Gen Cat Time 186 Jennifer Presley F40-49 46 22 3 01:00:47 824 Margo Wheller F40-49 50 23 4 01:01:33 122 Neil Copithorne M40-49 61 30 7 01:03:45 131 Louise Evans F30-39 68 36 14 01:05:47 150 Erin Jones F30-39 69 37 15 01:05:47 109 Jamie Ballak F30-39 88 53 19 01:09:56 811 Tara Thibodeau F30-39 89 54 20 01:09:57 825 Candace Wray F30-39 92 57 21 01:09:58 172 Ana McCabe F30-39 93 58 22 01:09:58 132 Laura Exley F30-39 94 59 23 01:10:00 675 Susie Nadeau F40-49 95 60 16 01:10:00 197 Rayanne Simmer F30-39 108 72 24 01:20:59
Calgary Marathon Results
Posted by Pete McBreen Mon, 01 Jun 2015 03:35:33 GMT
Sue was 2nd in her age group in the 50K in 04:48:38
35 Cochranites in the half, 40 in the 10K and 53 in the 5K (including Martin and Sue)
Race Results Fargo Half, Calgary 5K
Posted by Pete McBreen Mon, 11 May 2015 03:00:43 GMT
Brent did 1:58:03 for the half in Fargo — 1478th out of 4797 and Jim did 24:08 for the 5K in Calgary — second in his age group and 31st out of 2693 for the overall race. Jim says it was really a 5.5K race.
Posted by Pete McBreen Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:40:00 GMT
No pictures yet, but two results
- John Clubb 2:48:44
- Susan Wall 3:38:03
When you lose weight, where does the weight go?
Posted by Pete McBreen Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:46:12 GMT
It turns out that even some doctors do not know that the most of the weight (84%) is exhaled as CO2. And unfortunately “Physical activity as a weight loss strategy is […] easily foiled by relatively small quantities of excess food.”
MEC Race 2 Results
Posted by Pete McBreen Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:46:54 GMT
Neil was 5th overall in the 5K, Sierra was 87th. Due to this run being in nosehill park with an out up the steep hill and then back down the times are slower than flat races.
Race profile and splits from Neil’s watch, looks like the hill training is paying off.
1km - 4:20 39m Ascent 2km - 4:41 30m Ascent 3km - 4:43 27m Ascent 12m Descent 4km - 3:44 39m Descent 5km - 3:43 33m Descent
Enjoy the weather
Posted by Pete McBreen Thu, 02 Apr 2015 23:40:45 GMT
St Paddy’s Day race results
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 15 Mar 2015 21:22:17 GMT
Saturday 5.3K Neil 3rd out of 184. Sierra 34th
Sunday 5K Travis Cummings was 5th in 17:49 Malcolm ran 19:36 and was 13th – Malcolm was sick for the last few weeks, so much slower than he would have been otherwise.
Sunday 10K Susanne Mcarthur was 33rd out of 386 with a time of 41:09 just as few seconds behind Ed Bickley.
Pictures to come when someone sends in high resolution versions of the pictures.
Strava heatmap of runs around Cochrane
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:20:43 GMT
A heatmap of runs around Cochrane from Strava based on the runs that Strava members have uploaded.
Flotrack video of middle distance training
Posted by Pete McBreen Wed, 11 Feb 2015 23:47:00 GMT
Nick Willis training in Arizona 4 mile tempo, 6 x 600m, 6 x 200m
A look back at training in the old days
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 01 Feb 2015 21:18:21 GMT
Athletics Weekly article comparing the 60s and 70s vs now.
Masters Mile results
Posted by Pete McBreen Tue, 20 Jan 2015 01:31:46 GMT
On Sunday, Neil and Pete raced the Masters Mile and wrote up race reports. Full results of the Jack Simpson open include some Masters Relay events and many thanks to Bethan who did the photography that illustrates the race reports.
Results of first indoor track meet
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 07 Dec 2014 23:16:41 GMT
Last Chance Half results
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 09 Nov 2014 23:05:22 GMT
A cold and snowy run, but good results in the last chance Half. John Clubb 1:25:35, Neil Hehr 1:42:16, Jeanine Gartner 2:18:33, Kim Consaul 2:23:29 and John Bosma 2:30:08
John and Saskia did well in Tucson
Posted by Pete McBreen Tue, 14 Oct 2014 03:02:44 GMT
10K race results – Saskia was second in her age group, John was first in his age group.
More good results for Neil and Sierra
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 05 Oct 2014 03:42:17 GMT
Both won their age classes in the Ambulance Chasers 5K – Neil was 3rd overall in 18:48, Sierra was 37/184 in a time of 28:18 (but 1st in her 12 and under age group)
Marathon record is now 2:02:57
Posted by Pete McBreen Mon, 29 Sep 2014 03:15:57 GMT
Dennis Kimetto broke record at Berlin to put that in context, he ran an average pace of just under 2:55/K, or 4 back to back 29:08 10K races. Check out the Kilometer splits at the above link – really consistent pacing.
Good results in Melissa’s 10K and 21K
Posted by Pete McBreen Mon, 29 Sep 2014 03:15:46 GMT
World mountain running championships results
Posted by Pete McBreen Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:20:34 GMT
Congratulations to Jessica Kaiser who competed in the World Mountain Running Championships over the weekend, it must have been a tough 8.4K
Canmore Half and 5K results
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:16:01 GMT
Dino Dash Results
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 07 Sep 2014 04:40:29 GMT
Jim won his age group in the 5K and Sierra beat a guy seven times her age. In the 10K Ken Skea did 40:09, Neil did 43:48 and Marathon Martin was the surprise of the day with 44:56 – so it does help to do the long runs.
Soviet era video on running form
Posted by Pete McBreen Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:57:39 GMT
Interesting subtitled documentary on running form – amazing that some of the drills used in the video are still common practice.
Are you slower than a 40 year old?
Posted by Pete McBreen Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:59:34 GMT
Jo Pavey winning the European 10,000m on the track first time ever a 40 year old has won gold at the European championships.
Martin has competition – 53 marathons in 53 days
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:37:45 GMT
Amy Hughes in the UK is planning on doing 53 Marathons in 53 different cities around the UK in 53 days. The running starts on 6th August and finishes 27th September.
Another good 5K result from Jim
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 27 Jul 2014 02:17:10 GMT
The MEC Race 5 gave Jim another chance to race 5K 22:41 for 29th Place. A Red Rock Runner of old Ken Skea was 11th.
Hope for us all
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:57:46 GMT
Congratulations to the runners in the Banff races
Posted by Pete McBreen Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:52:34 GMT
The Banff half and marathon finally happened last weekend after being rained out the previous year. Marathon results and Half Marathon results – quite a lot of people from Cochrane in the half. Note for both of these races the turnaround was not at the half way point, the courses had to be adjusted due to grizzly bears on the original course.
Success at Footstock 2014
Posted by Pete McBreen Sat, 14 Jun 2014 21:21:55 GMT
Jon Sutherland has run at least a mile every day since 1969
Posted by Pete McBreen Wed, 28 May 2014 03:03:39 GMT
Race Reports from Master’s Mile
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 27 Apr 2014 04:05:32 GMT
New Race Report from Neil
Posted by Pete McBreen Sat, 22 Mar 2014 23:41:03 GMT
The St Paddy’s day 5K race went well for Neil.
Eamonn Coghlan documentary on running
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 21 Mar 2014 04:18:39 GMT
Secrets of Kenyan Athletics interviews a long term coach in Kenya who has had phenomenal success since the mid 1980’s
Beat The Blerch race
Posted by Pete McBreen Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:00:17 GMT
A fast 1,000m race indoors – 2:16.76
Posted by Pete McBreen Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:39:07 GMT
1,000 m US and Canadian record run BU Last Chance Meet from Flotrack, David Torrence (US) 2:16.76, Nate Brannen (Canada) 2:16.87
Fun story about a masters cross country runner
Posted by Pete McBreen Wed, 05 Mar 2014 05:25:13 GMT
USA Indoor championships
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 23 Feb 2014 03:49:04 GMT
US Record 2 Mile
Posted by Pete McBreen Thu, 30 Jan 2014 04:20:05 GMT
Race Reports from weekend
Posted by Pete McBreen Wed, 29 Jan 2014 05:00:07 GMT
44 year old running sub 30 minutes for 10K
Posted by Pete McBreen Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:49:52 GMT
There is hope for masters runners yet, Andy Wark ran 29:57 for 10K
5K indoor american and canadian record
Posted by Pete McBreen Sat, 18 Jan 2014 05:49:44 GMT
Gelen Rupp got the US record, Cam Levins the Canadian record
Dino Classic 1,500m photos are posted
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 05 Jan 2014 02:35:22 GMT
Photos from the summer
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:27:46 GMT
Not many people are cycling right now, so here are some good memories from the summer. The rest of the photos are on the Photos page
Another Brit Runner…
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:32:42 GMT
Another incredible example of British fortitude (AKA Another Mad Brit) that is crossing our fair nation. His name is Jamie McDonald and he’s coming near Cochrane as you read this running about 30-40 kilometers daily. He is currently in Calgary. Jamie is running across Canada raising funds for Canada’s children’s hospitals. You can find more information about him on his Facebook page under Jamie Mc Donald or follow him at http://www.jamiemcdonald.org/ In his run he is relying on the kindness of others to continue his efforts.
Race report from the Dino Opener
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 15 Dec 2013 22:32:57 GMT
Upcoming races – MEC events
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:25:35 GMT
Neil walking on water
Posted by Pete McBreen Thu, 24 Oct 2013 01:37:05 GMT
Confederation park relay went though a stream, Neil went over the stream. Team relay race results
Photo from the Confederation Park Relay results page
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 13 Oct 2013 22:52:20 GMT
Ambulance Chasers results
Posted by Pete McBreen Mon, 07 Oct 2013 03:16:56 GMT
Race report from Karen
Posted by Pete McBreen Mon, 07 Oct 2013 01:24:23 GMT
A nice cross country run with a river crossing thrown in.
Melissa’s Race Results
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 29 Sep 2013 18:10:55 GMT
Fall Swim Program
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 27 Sep 2013 03:47:12 GMT
Dates will be 30-Sept to 16-Dec, download signup form and drop it off at pool, swimming starts Monday Evening at 9PM.
Half Marathon in 1:38:11 at age 82
Posted by Pete McBreen Wed, 18 Sep 2013 05:34:24 GMT
New over 60 Road 10K world record
Posted by Pete McBreen Wed, 11 Sep 2013 19:11:41 GMT
Hope for the older folks yet… Retired steelworker Martin Rees, 60, from Port Talbot, completed the course in central Cardiff in 32m 48s.
Posted by Pete McBreen Mon, 09 Sep 2013 04:03:39 GMT
Fun Training Group NEW LOCATION, SAME TIME…
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 08 Sep 2013 00:11:55 GMT
As Fall approaches, the Fun Training Group is changing the meeting place. We now meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30PM outside Tim Hortons (at the request of Dylan).
Group is open to everyone who wants to train with us, only requirement is that you want to have fun and don’t complain too much about hills or heavy breathing.
Wet Dino Dash 2013 Photos
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 08 Sep 2013 00:11:17 GMT
Anyone interested in a XC Relay – 4K leg
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 01 Sep 2013 23:03:07 GMT
Cross Country Relay 3 x 4K legs only $10 per team member, anyone interested in forming a team for this event? Please contact Pete at the usual email if you are interested – need to act soon as race is limited to 100 teams (bonus is that we can have a Masters 40+ team).
Beginners needed on Saturdays…
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 09 Aug 2013 18:46:49 GMT
A group of beginners is meeting on Saturday Mornings, 8:30AM at Guy’s Bakery, walk/run group that heads out at the same time as the group run. All beginners welcome to join in with this group.
Cal Neff 4th in Death Race
Posted by Pete McBreen Tue, 06 Aug 2013 03:56:29 GMT
Amazing result for Cal, Check out the times…
Canada Day Poker Run Oversubscribed…
Posted by Pete McBreen Mon, 01 Jul 2013 23:36:56 GMT
Our usual Canada Day Poker run got many more participants than expected. Normally we get about 80, this year we were well over 160 when we ran out of cards to hand out. Great weather and fun was had by all.
Run To Footstock Clinic finished with smiles
Posted by Pete McBreen Wed, 19 Jun 2013 04:22:58 GMT
A few people left early and missed the group photo, but a great day was had by all. Finishing photos are on the Photos page (the full size originals are on Flickr). The full Footstock 2103 results are available for all races.
A very big THANK YOU goes out to Mark at Trailblazers for letting us use his store for the clinic.
Now signing off for the Run To Footstock 2013 clinic, time to start training for the next race…
Calum Neff on Canadian National team…
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 02 Jun 2013 05:45:39 GMT
Video of Calum Neff who got a 4th place finish at The Canadian Mountain Running Championships which qualified him for the Canadian National team!!!
Vancouver Half and Marathon results
Posted by Pete McBreen Tue, 07 May 2013 18:26:21 GMT
Older Runners just get faster …
Posted by Pete McBreen Sat, 23 Mar 2013 03:57:45 GMT
There are some really fast older runners out there – would you believe 3:15:54 at age 80? Running Times has some good advice on how to run faster as you get older, and older runners like Ed Whitlock are becoming intriguing to researchers.
David Torrence on why race?
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 03 Feb 2013 21:21:27 GMT
I think so many people in the running community have kind of forgotten that one part about racing. Not to just finish, but to see how fast you can go. And that is helped by the fact that there are other people on the course that are also trying to go fast. But you want to go faster than them. So you end up in these little competitive bubbles on the race course, where you single out people you want to beat…either ones in front of you, or ones you notice behind you chomping at the bit.
And when the end of the race comes, and you can see the finish line in the distance, that sprint for the finish is more intense when you are chasing somebody down or holding somebody off. In those moments you really get to see how hard you can dig.
We now have Facebook AND Twitter
Posted by Member_15 Sun, 27 Jan 2013 01:39:43 GMT
The Cochrane Red Rock Running and Tri Club has a Facebook page. Red Rock Runners on Facebook
Twitter handle is @RedRockRunners
Articles on running shoes
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 13 Jan 2013 19:25:22 GMT
Links to various articles about running shoes and running technique
Video – On The Run
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 06 Jan 2013 05:53:39 GMT
Video from 1979, distance running training in New Zealand, focus on Lydiard style distance running training On The Run. Has good video of the Lydiard style hill training to go with our Pain Strain and Complain Thursday hill session.
New Years Day shorts run
Posted by Pete McBreen Thu, 03 Jan 2013 05:37:47 GMT
Only a few brave souls showed up with bare knees, so congratulations to Dave, Roy, Danny, Susan, Annie and David. Overall we had more than 10 runners out for this annual tradition. Rest of the photos on flickr
Early Xmas Present
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 21 Dec 2012 03:18:53 GMT
Video of World Record 5000m Bekele back in 2004.
Ed Whitlock breaks 80+ Half Marathon record
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 21 Dec 2012 03:11:02 GMT
3rd Annual Marathon Quest 250 New Years Eve run
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 09 Dec 2012 23:39:56 GMT
As usual, Martin Parnell is doing a Right To Play marathon from Spray Lakes Sports Centre, 17 laps of enjoyment for a good cause and to let you experience the joy of running a marathon.
Couch to 5K program
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 02 Dec 2012 20:31:42 GMT
For anyone thinking of getting into running the Couch to 5K site has a useful program to help you get started. The Metric 9 Week program suggests working out 3 days/week and builds over the 9 weeks until you can do 30 minutes of running (or 5k, whichever comes first).
Club is considering options for clinics for the spring and summer of 2012, so let us know what type of clinic you would be interested in.
Hills and tempo running sessions
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 30 Nov 2012 23:50:05 GMT
Note. Need to find a different time for these sessions as 5PM at Spray Lakes Track did not work.
We have scheduled a regular group session to tackle hills, drills, strides and tempo running. Main intention is to get ready for the indoor season, but will also be useful for anyone with some early season 10K races that they need to do some sharpening for.
Sunday 9:00AM Run Location Changed
Posted by Pete McBreen Sat, 17 Nov 2012 21:54:52 GMT
Run is still an easy recovery run, but it will be starting from Cochrane Coffee Traders during the winter months. That way there is a warm place to chat and drink after the run.
Club Clothing Sale
Posted by Pete McBreen Sat, 20 Oct 2012 22:13:25 GMT
We are holding a sale of the last of the Club Clothing….A package of Jacket, Vest and Shirt (gender specific) are now going for $50.00 per package (an original value of $175!!). Limited sizes. Sale begins Nov 5th, but you can ask Pete if you want to see samples before then.
Wednesday run from Pool now that it is getting darker
Posted by Pete McBreen Sat, 20 Oct 2012 17:14:39 GMT
We are now back to running at 6:30PM on Wednesdays from the Swimming Pool Car Park – Easy Trail Run, 60 minutes, approx 8K.
Sunday trail run is staying at the Cochrane Ranche Car Park, start time is unchanged at 9:00AM.
Age records for 10K and Marathon
Posted by Pete McBreen Mon, 15 Oct 2012 01:03:19 GMT
The times for 10K and Marathon over age 70 are just amazing – 45:37 for women (Louise Gilchrist), 38:29 for men (Ed Whitlock). Check it out to see how much older your competitor would have to be before you would be sure of being ahead in a race.
Results from Glenbow Ranch Run
Posted by Pete McBreen Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:41:29 GMT
Not many runners in these races, results of the Glenbow Ranch 5K, 10K and Half Marathon.
Ironman Canada Results
Posted by Pete McBreen Tue, 28 Aug 2012 23:38:45 GMT
Result’s from Ironman Canada in Penticton — Cochrane Athletes. Some fast people in Cochrane…
More videos to watch
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 22 Jul 2012 20:42:21 GMT
The Perfect Distance, Ovett vs. Coe in the 1,500m and mile.
Michael Johnson Documentary on Usain Bolt
History of the Olympic 1,500m
Sub-4:00 at 40
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 10 Jun 2012 21:33:05 GMT
40-year-old Anthony Whiteman ran 3:58.79 for the Mile!
Interview in Athletics weekly about his training
Fun finish to a 5,000m track race
Posted by Pete McBreen Wed, 02 May 2012 01:35:07 GMT
Payton Jordan invitational in the US, video of complete race from Flotrack. The amusing finish starts about 10 minutes in, but it is interesting to see how the runners position themselves during the first part of the race to set themselves up for the last 1K.
Policeman’s Half Photos posted
Posted by Pete McBreen Mon, 30 Apr 2012 13:47:48 GMT
Photos are in the usual place on the Photos page, Many thanks to Gerry for posting these to Flickr.
Run for the Cause
Posted by Pete McBreen Wed, 18 Apr 2012 00:09:15 GMT
The 17th annual race will be held September 9, 2012. Proceeds from the race will go towards CAUSE Canada’s Women’s Integral Empowerment Programs based in West Africa, Guatamala and Sierra Leone. More information available at www.cause.ca/halfmarathon. The race fills up quickly, as there are only 2000 entries allowed due to restrictions by the town of Canmore.
CBC The Perfect Runner program
Posted by Pete McBreen Sat, 17 Mar 2012 17:46:55 GMT
Video of The Perfect Runner is now available online for everyone who did not see it live.
GranFondo Banff — 142k cycle ride
Posted by Pete McBreen Mon, 12 Mar 2012 21:18:50 GMT
Mark the date, 25-August GranFondo Banff, registration opens 15-March
Photos from the Bragg Creek Ski Day
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 02 Mar 2012 21:14:48 GMT
Not much to say about this, just here are the piccies.
On the trail with dogs The after party.
Interesting documentary on running in Kenya
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 24 Feb 2012 14:57:07 GMT
a 55 minute documentary on running in iten, finishes with David Rudisha the 800m record holder and world champion from 2011.
Online shoe reviews
Posted by Pete McBreen Thu, 23 Feb 2012 16:12:55 GMT
2012 Club memberships now due
Posted by Pete McBreen Mon, 13 Feb 2012 19:09:29 GMT
Time to renew your club membership, $15 for individuals, $40 for families. PDF of membership form.
2012 AGM Minutes
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 03 Feb 2012 19:47:15 GMT
Informal AGM Minutes for 2012 are available for your entertainment.
New race report posted
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 29 Jan 2012 05:44:41 GMT
Look in Articles…
New Exercise Routine from Danny
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 15 Jan 2012 23:17:19 GMT
Ideal for the cold snowy days when you do not want to go outside for a run.
Posted by Pete McBreen Thu, 12 Jan 2012 22:09:31 GMT
From Runners World – Maybe time to try a snowshoe race?
Calgary Police Half 29th April
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 06 Jan 2012 02:26:56 GMT
Details at www.calgarypolicehalf.ca. Entries opened 4-Jan so get your entry in soon before it fills up.
Updated map of trail closures in Glenbow Ranch
Posted by Member_18 Tue, 20 Dec 2011 21:57:58 GMT
Pasture management in the Glenbow Ranch means that some paths are closed over winter. This map of the Closures will help you steer clear of the cows.
Note Provincial park clears the paved paths of snow.
Tech Shop Night Sunday 11-Dec 5:30 to 7:00PM
Posted by Pete McBreen Mon, 12 Dec 2011 03:06:13 GMT
Many thanks to the Tech Shop for hosting the club.
Full details of the Tech Shop Night are in this PDF letter, 5:30-7:00PM on Sunday 11th December at The Tech Shop, 3855-19th Street N.W. To make the evening even more enjoyable, the Tech Shop will provide food and refreshments along with free draw prizes all evening.
Winter Training Tips by Ellie Greenwood – Nov 28th
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 18 Nov 2011 23:03:02 GMT
The presentation is on Winter Training tips and is to be held on Monday November 28th at 6.30pm at the Ultimate Fitness Centre in Canmore. The evening runs from 6.30pm to 8.30pm with a talk, Q&A session and then a chance for some shopping!!
Ellie is based in Banff and is the top female Ultra runner in Canada and one of the top in the world. In 2010 she was top female in the World 100km championships, the Edmonton and Calgary Marathons, and the Canadian Death Race. In 2011 she was fourth female in the Comrades marathon and won the Western States 100mile Ultra.
Glenbow Park in the Fall
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 16 Oct 2011 05:20:14 GMT
Lots of choices for those doing what ever distances — 8k, 11K, 15K or stupid long, etc. Can’t get lost because most of the trails loop back… PDF map of trail inside park Entrance off Highway 1A is signposted in both directions.
More pictures of the Ranch on our Photos page
Glenbow Park accessible from Gleneagles East
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 26 Aug 2011 05:27:14 GMT
Now that the new provincial park is open, it can also be accessed off the trails system in Gleneagles East. Easiest access is the path behind the houses in Gleneagles View road – Google Map link. Just head east along the paved path until you see a gravel trail heading off down a hill to the south – that is the back way into the park. Only problem you will face is that the trail drops 120m in about 900m, so while it is nice enough to run down, it is a lot slower to run back up to Gleneagles.
70.3 this weekend (31-July)
Posted by Pete McBreen Sat, 30 Jul 2011 03:11:20 GMT
A half Ironman starts from Ghost Lake at 6:10AM on Sunday 31-July, the bicycle leg routes down Horsecreek Road, then Highway 22, Highway 8 and then does the half marathon run around Glenmore Reservoir in Calgary.
Club Update April 29, 2011
Posted by Member_15 Fri, 29 Apr 2011 16:43:36 GMT
Are we all enjoying the snow?
I have a few things of interest to relay to you.
- Martin Parnell aka Mr. Marathon Man is seeking support for another Fun Run that will be raising funds for Right To Play. The Fun Run takes place in Redwood Meadows and will happen May 22 from 1-5pm. Part of all registrations will go to the Right to Play organization. So if you`re not busy on the 22nd, its a Sunday and Redwood Meadows is just a short (25mins) drive south, lets get out and show some support.
- Lifestyles Fitness Centre is, once again, presenting their 5X5 Race Series. This is a series of 5km races on 5 consecutive Wednesdays. You can view the information at www.lifestylesfitness.biz .
- A note from Paddy Barker.
I won a bib for the ½ Marathon at Footstock from a silent auction for Martin Parnell 250 marathon quest. I won’t be in town that weekend but offer the bib to whoever wants to make a donation Right to Play (in Martin’s name). If anyone is interested in the bib (and making a donation!) please give them my email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
On that note, thats all I have for now. If anyone has anything they would like to get out to the club, please let me know.
Posted by Pete McBreen Mon, 18 Apr 2011 20:17:09 GMT
Sinister 7 CRRRTC has participated in this event since its first race 3 years ago. The club has entered two teams to participate this year. We are now looking for a number of able bodied people to fill up to 3 positions. The race is a 147km race that spans a time frame of 27 hours on 9 & 10 July. It is held in the beautiful Rocky Mountains in the Crowsnest Pass area. If your interested please contact the Team coordinator Ann at AVLP@shaw.ca for more info. We have participated with at least two teams in the past and everyone involved has had a great time.
Next up is a note about John Clubb and his programs Clubbsport.ca. John has set-up a number of programs geared towards running. He has Learn to Run programs, Kids Programs, and Sports Psychology Programs. If you or anyone you know would be interested give him a shout. He call be reached at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally a quick note about Footstock. This year the event is held on Saturday June 11 and Sunday June 12. Please sign up now for a spot in any of the races. We have a 5km, 10km, ½ Marathon, and a Duathlon for you this year. There are spots still available for all. If you would like to participate but are unable to because of any reason we are also looking for volunteers. Either way contact the Footstock group at Footstock.ca.
Running concurrently with the event is a Race Expo. This is a venue for various small vendors to showcase their wares. If you are interested in setting up a booth please contact myself (Gerry) at [email@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can see what we can do.
CW-X was at Trailblazers
Posted by Pete McBreen Fri, 01 Apr 2011 04:57:16 GMT
On Thursday March 31, Jill Reid from CW-X will be at Trailblazers. “CW-X is the # 1 running tight in the USA. CW-X is a true compression fit for accelerated recovery AND has built in kinesio tape bands designed to provide muscle and joint support and reduce fatigue during activity.”
She will join the running group at 6:30 pm starting from Trailblazers and be available following the run at 7:30 for questions and to provide more information. Come in for post run drinks, snacks and a chance to buy CW-X at a discount.
2011 AGM Minutes
Posted by Member_15 Mon, 07 Feb 2011 01:50:56 GMT
RED ROCK RUNNING AND TRI CLUB P.O. 8010, COCHRANE, AB T4C 2J7
AGM February 3, 2011
Gerry Babin called the meeting to order at 7:15. Thanks to Mark Denton for hosting the AGM at Trail Blazers. All club members are encouraged to show their support of Mark’s store which features excellent outdoor clothing and equipment.
Year in Review: Gerry welcomed all members to the general meeting. Highlights of the year were all positive. Lots of successful runs including marathons, triathlons and endurance runs. The club sponsored Sinister 7 with two teams and one solo runner. Also supported were Footstock Young Runners, Right to Play. The club is extremely proud of the successes of Martin Parnell’s MarathonQuest. Several members ran with him as he conquered his challenge to complete 250 marathons and raise $250,000.00 for Right To Play. Donations are still being accepted in his name.
Programs: The swim program had a rocky start this year with attendance down for the fall. Classes were reduced to one night a week. It seems to be back on track now however and there may be a need for the numbers to be capped! Financial Report: Gerry read the financial report for Lana as she was not available at the AGM. Revenue and expenses were in a negative balance for 2010, however are now showing positive for 2011.
Membership: Toni reported 49 members which is down from previous years. There are currently 15 lifetime members. Sponsorship: Sue advised that most sponsors are expected to return this year. Continued support by members underlines the value of having sponsors for the club. Double check the website to see all of the sponsor names and plan to support these businesses. Events: There were no club sponsored events for 2010 as the club had no extra funds. A potluck was organised for December but had to be cancelled due to lack of interest. It is hoped that more events will be planned for 2011. Other Items: Pete McBreen has recreated the club website. Members are now able to post directly to the site. It is hoped that this will be used to talk about runs, races or triathlons that people have been on or are going on, upload pictures or connect for bike rides. Pete, Ann or Gerry can set up the ID. Please be mindful of protection of privacy when uploading photos.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS: Frank Wesseling volunteered to hold the election of officers.
Motion to waive the requirements of Roberts rules for the election of positions already filed:
Moved: Janice Helle Seconded: Toni Jacques
President: Gerry Babin acclaimed
Treasurer: Ann Locke-Pope Nominated: Jo-Anne Wilson Seconded: Dan Gossmann
Vice President: Danny Rasmussen Nominated: Gerry Babin Seconded: Ann Locke-Pope
Secretary: Karen Babin Nominated: Ann Locke-Pope Seconded: Janice Helle
Communications: Sue Wall Nominated: Ann Locke-Pope Seconded: Toni Jacques
Events Co-ordinator: Janice Helle Nominated; Paddy Barker Seconded; Sue Carpenter
Sponsorship: vacant Sue Carpenter will help until position filled
Motion to close the elections: Moved: Frank Wesseling Seconded: Karen Babin
All outgoing officers are thanked for their commitment to the club during their tenure. Thanks to Frank for holding the elections.
Motion to accept reports as read: Moved: Karen Babin Seconded: Sue Carpenter
Motion to close the meeting: Moved: Joanne Wilson Seconded: Sue Carpenter
Cochrane Red Rock Running and Tri Club Board of Directors February 3, 2011
Position Held Name Address
President Gerry Babin 34 Heritage Landing Cochrane, AB T4C 0E4
Past President Ann Locke-Pope 69 Gleneagles Terrace Cochrane, AB T4C 1W5
Vice President Danny Rasmussen
Treasurer Ann Locke-Pope 69 Gleneagles Terrace Cochrane, AB T4C 1W5
Secretary Karen Babin 34 Heritage Landing Cochrane, AB T4C 0E4
Communications Sue Wall 115 Sunset Place Cochrane, AB T4C 0C3
Events Coordinator Janice Helle
Club AGM done for another year
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 06 Feb 2011 23:45:24 GMT
Please welcome our new committee members. Their names and contact details are listed on the Contact Us page. A big thank you goes our to the previous committee members who can now focus on training again…
New dynamic website!
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 06 Feb 2011 23:45:14 GMT
Club members can now post articles like race reports like the snow shoe report from our Marathon Man Martin, or links to interesting sites like Parkour training or even Runs, Swims or Ride details. All you need to do is ask a board member to create a username and password for you. The list of board members is under the admin link at the side.
Now with added training runs!
Posted by Pete McBreen Sun, 30 Jan 2011 22:52:08 GMT
You can now post on the site to see if anyone wants to join you for your training sessions and/or races. No need to hassle anyone, just login and post the details.