Hi my name is Dylan Wilkins for those of you who don’t know me, you know who you are, and for those of you who do know me, you also know who you are. I am the current CRRRTC president and I have been a member of the club since 2013. I have enjoyed being a run lead for many of the Run to Footstock clinics. I have run 5K, 10K and half marathon races. I also enjoyed cycling from Jasper to Lake Louise with a few other club members, they know who they are. This past year I have been sidelined with an Achilles injury however I am on the mend. I look forward to meeting many more of you at runs and coffee, so I can know who you are 🙂
Jen Nicol Sylvestre
My name is Jennifer Nicol Sylvestre. I am the current CRRRTC vice president and I have been a member of the club since 2016. I came to be a part of this crew through my participation in the Run to Footstock clinic in 2016. I was a run lead for the clinic this year and loved every minute of it. I have run a variety of 5K and 10K races, most involving glow-in-the dark paint or post race beverages. I was able to develop a passion for running through the club and have also had the opportunity to make some really good friends. I look forward to meeting many more great people at runs, coffee or other club sponsored activities.
Hello! I am Kari Rose, and I have recently taken over the Treasurer position at the club. I joined the running clinic in 2016 after an ACL surgery to build my confidence! I had so much fun and learned so much that I decided to volunteer as a run lead last year for the clinic. My heart is filled when I am able to witness others gain confidence and find empowerment within themselves while actually having FUN while running! I have a new passion in triathlons, so besides running on the Cochrane trails, you can find me cross training at the pool, on my bike or in the gym. Come join me on Saturday mornings for beginner runs where my motto is no one is left behind!
Hello, my name is Evan Londry and I currently look after the club administration duties. I have been a member of the Red Rocker Runners for nearly 10 years now after moving to Alberta for work but really took the opportunity to get closer to the mountains. Over the last 6 years I have really taken to Ironman triathlon and ultra marathons but I have always been drawn to running not only for the fitness benefits but also the amazing people you meet while chasing life’s goals.
Hi Red Rock Runners. My name is Gillian Sherriff and I am the club Sponsorship/Advertising Coordinator. I joined the club not only to run but to meet new people, after moving to Cochrane from Cold Lake in 2016. It was a good move and I have met great people because of it. As for running, I started out myself about 10 years ago but didn’t really stick to it until I joined my first running club the Dundee Road Runners to help me train for the Edinburgh Marathon in Scotland. Since moving to Canada I have mostly raced in half marathons and 10k’s, my favourite race to date being the Kelowna Wine Country Half (not least because of the free wine tasting after). It also has the best medals of any race I have run. So to this year, my running has now taken a back seat as some of you may know I’m due my first baby in December. I was extremely happy to be able to run the 5k MEC race 6 at just about 7 months pregnant, but I have definitely put my runners away for a little while now. I do hope to see you all out running in 2018. My goal is to get back on track in the next Footstock clinic.
Hi, I am Ian Colvine, your current newsletter writer. I started running about 30 years ago and have run every distance from 1 mile to marathon. In 1997 I ran my last marathon and then took up triathlon. In 2010 I did Ironman Canada where I ran my very last and slowest marathon after a long day of swimming and biking. I was running with a run club in Saskatoon hosted by Brainsport The Running Store. After more than 30 years working with provincial government I retired so I could work at Brainsport for fun. For eight years I wrote a weekly newsletter for the store that I called the Brainsport Times. After ten years I retired for a second time and moved here to Cochrane to be closer to my grandkids. I found the Red Rock Runners on line and joined up in 2015 after giving myself a couple of months to get acclimated to the altitude and hills. My first time I saw Cochrane was doing the Calgary Ironman 70.3 in 2009. We swam at Ghost Lake and biked Grand Valley and Horse Creek Road on the way back into Calgary. Had no idea at the time I’d be living out here in a few years.
I haven’t been running much lately so you might only see me on a Sunday morning run.
Member at Large
Hi! My name is Kat Kent, and I help out the committee mostly with website updates. I haven’t been out running this year yet as I am a new mom to baby Jonny who was born this August. I originally joined the running club after participating in the 2013 Run to Footstock clinic and was a run lead for the slow group in 2016. Hopefully see you all over the next month or two.
Run To Footstock Program Lead
Greetings from Pete, you can see me at most of the organized club runs. I’ve been involved with the club since 2001 and currently help run the Fun Training Group midweek training sessions that are in the calendar. I have organized the Run To Footstock Clinic since 2013, and I am often seen wearing really bright running gear, as evidenced by the photo.
I have been involved in running since 1975, initially in a track club in the UK, initially as an athlete and later as an assistant track coach. Since moving to Cochrane I have mostly stopped coaching and now focus on my own training to determine how fast I can run as a Masters runner. I follow a Lydiard style program with an emphasis on building a good weekly distance base, with hills and speedwork mixed in every week to maintain power. As the seasons roll around, the training is adjusted to match the upcoming competitions.