Author Archives: Pete

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New Times for Tuesday and Thursday FTG sessions

Category : Uncategorized

The Tuesday and Thursday Hills/Speed sessions have now moved to a start time of 5:30. Nothing has changed other than that, but with this new start time we are hoping that more people can attend the sessions on a regular basis.

This Week’s Runs

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Family Day Run

Category : Fun Runs

Change of plans for Family Day Monday, evening run has switched to 10AM from Coffee Traders, hopefully it will be a bright and sunny morning.

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Run To Footstock 2018

Category : Uncategorized

Clinic starts 21st March 2018 leading up to the Footstock races on 2nd June 2018.

The signup forms for the Run To Footstock 2018 Clinic are now available.

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Indoor Track Series for 2017-18

Category : FTG , Upcoming Races

Finally remembered to check schedule at U of C Athletics

  • first meet is 10-December, and has 60m, 200m, 600m and 1,000m.
  • Second meet is on 7-Jan, 60m, 300m, 600m and 1,500m
  • Dino Classic is on 28-Jan, 60m, 300m, 600m, 1,000m and Mile

The Mile as the last event of the indoor season is always fun.

Indoor Track Series 2017-2018 details at the University of Calgary Athletics site

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New PB for Neil in Melissa’s 5K 19:33

Category : Race Reports

Congratulations to Neil for the results of 4 years of training, 19:33 for 5K at Melissa’s, first in age group, 6th overall

First in Age Group

5K results

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Remembering David Torrence

Category : Race Reports


From DTRunThis on reddit

“…I think you’d be surprised at how much being in a race setting can really push you to places you’ve never been before. But aside from that, there are general things they provide that draw so much attention. First of all, they are usually certified, which means they have measured the distance and you can confidently say that you ran that far. Secondly, they usually have very good timers, that can officially track your time for you and record it for you afterwards. Thirdly, they provide food/drink/medical aid…just all sorts of things that you may like after a hard effort.

But what I really want to say, is this:

When it’s just you and the clock, you can definitely push yourself and go to the extremes of your abilities. As a professional athlete, I do that on a fairly regular basis with some of my workouts. However, being in a race (at least for me) provides a completely different experience. You arrive, and there are tons of people there…first-timers, veterans, walkers, elites, etc. And most everyone is there to prove to themselves what they can do. Some are trying to run the distance as fast as possible, some are just trying to finish the distance, and some are just there to have fun. But regardless, all that energy and nerves and competitiveness just seeps under your skin… and if you weren’t a little giddy/nervous on the car ride over, you definitely are now.

So what does this have to do with motivation? I think for me, it just primes my nervous system for a herculean effort, for the pain that I’m about to endure, and the glorious relief afterwards. The other added benefit to being in a formal race, comes from the actual word itself.

It’s a RACE. Google defines a race as: “A competition between runners, horses, vehicles, boats, etc., to see which is the fastest in covering a set course.”

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.

That is a real life person there in front of you that is trying to beat you. And that is a tangible and real thing that the clock just can’t provide.”

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Footstock photos are now available

Category : Clinic , Race Reports

Footstock 2017

Many thanks to Dylan for the photos…

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Adventure Trail

Category : Fun Runs

For the holiday Monday, Peter Glossop decided we needed to do an adventure trail, it started out OK

Deer Trail

But then it went downhill

Spot The Trail