Remembering Boston

It is with a heavy heart that we remember the tragedy that occurred at the Boston Marathon just one short year ago.  I realize the dates were different but the event remains the same.  We were all shocked and saddened to hear of the bombings and how many lives were forever changed, especially for those that lost their lives – Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell, Lingzi Lu and Sean Collier.  Dear World has made a nice tribute to some of the survivors and remembers those that passed.  Check it out here. It is quite moving.

On a positive note, we do have some of our members returning this year to participate in the Boston Marathon and we would like to wish a great race to Ivar, Elaine and Steve.

The Big 7 Body Breakdowns

A friend shared this article from Runner’s World that goes through 7 of the most common running injuries complete with how to treat them.  It is a great read with a lot of useful and informative information.  Runner’s World doesn’t have the option to reblog so I have linked the article here and full credit of course goes to the author Christie Aschwanden.

Whether you land in the red, linger in the yellow, or return to the green end of the spectrum depends largely on how you react when that first stab of pain hits, says Richard J. Price, M.D., a sports physician at Rocky Mountain Orthopedic Associates in Grand Junction, Colorado. “Often it comes down to whether you take a little time off now or a lot of time off later,” he says.


Good luck to Tony, Kiran and any other Benders (Andrea?) that are doing the Toronto Yonge St. 10K this Sunday.  There are sure to be some PB’s on this fast downhill course.  Can’t wait to hear all about it.

Around the Bay

The Around the Bay road race is coming up this Sunday and we have a record number of Benders in attendance – 37 to be exact. We want to wish luck to everyone running this great race,

Alan, Ann, Beth, Brenda, Brian, Don, Dwayne, Elaine, Hank, Ivar, John M, John, Lorri, Marie-Claire, Mario, Michelle B and the other Michelle B , Mike R, Mollie, Sabrina, Sonia, Todd, Teresa, Tony, Samantha, Mike T, Donna, Firmo, Mike B, Tanisha, Annette, Randal, Meghan, Jennifer, Karyn, Maria and Manuel.

Good luck everyone and we can’t wait to hear all about it.

Welcome to the Brampton Benders new website

Well hello and welcome to our new site!

We have spruced things up a bit around here.  Scroll through our various menu options.  Read how the Benders running club was formed.  Browse through our gallery and click on the link for more pictures.  Check out our calendar and if you don’t see a race there you can click on one of the various links to popular race calendars.  The news section will be filled with club news in a blog style.  This can include race recaps (and as you can see by our calendar there will be plenty of those), shout outs to celebrate each others PB’s (personal bests), sharing running tips etc…Our social media icons will take you to our Facebook page, Twitter and Picasa web album and finally the members forum which as it suggests is for members only.

Feel free to contact us through the link at the top right corner of the page (it can also be found in the bottom of the page as well).  Enjoy the site!