This Week – Nov. 13

Great conditions at Terra Cotta doing the Egg Nog Jog course. A good turnout – 20 Benders. We enjoyed the 10.8K Egg Nog Jog route and the tail gate and treats afterwards. We’re going to do this run again soon, in preparation for the Race in December.

In Vegas, hope to hear soon about Jackie, Yasmin and Belinda’s trip from the Instagram posts it looks like it was a blast. 

Tom has found a 5 k race you may be interested in: www.teamunbreakable.ca Tom saw it at the gym he goes to. It is a 5k on December 2 at 9:00 am Heart Lake Secondary school. It is in support of youth mental health.

Bender Christmas get-together. Mark it down – Fri Dec 8. More details to come from Michelle B.

Bender Store, make sure you get your orders in by Wed.. If you need assistance navigating the site, check the tutorial prepared by Karyn or contact her by email.

Egg Nog Jog coming up Dec 10. Its sold out now. 18 Benders are registered. If you missed out, come on out anyway and cheer!

This week:

  • Tuesday – 6:30 – Tim’s at Shoppers World  –  easy 6k 
  • Wednesday – 6:30 – Bramalea RR – 8 to 10 km
  • Sunday – TBD….either the Etobicoke creek trail or Terra Cotta

Run For the Cure – 2017

Run For The Cure was this past Sunday, a nation wide event with 56 cities participating raising funds and awareness for breast cancer. Since being diagnosed and overcoming breast cancer in 2009 / 2010 Michelle has participated in the Run For The Cure every year being joined with an ever increasing group of fellow Benders. Is it because this a fantastic event that’s hard to say no to or is it getting “pinked up” head-to-toe and running a 5k like a travelling street party? It’s hard to say. One thing that is for certain is that it’s always a ton of fun and for a great cause.

The great thing about this event is that it’s right as the fall weather starts to come in which is the perfect excuse to layer up. Everyone knows that there’s no better way to fight the chill of a brisk fall morning than with a pink tutu! The twenty plus group of Benders showed their support by pinking up. Local news took note and featured the Benders heavily in their write up. Check out the Brampton Guardian coverage of the event.

Congratulations to all who supported this event whether through generous donations and / or participating. Also congrats go out to Alain who finished first!

A big congratulations and thanks to Michelle who setup/hosted the pre and post run festivities and makes this event so much fun. If you haven’t had a chance to donate but still wish to, there’s still time. Click here .

Promoting Don Doan Dash 5k

The Brampton Bender promotional machine is up running. This past Wednesday saw Rob and Grace at Square One Running Room and Ivar & Sam at the Winston Churchill store. Spreading the word on the Don Doan Dash. Benders will be visiting neighboring Running Room in the coming weeks to let everyone know about the awesome race we’ve planned and hoping everyone will come out and make it a real special event.

Want to help out promoting this event?

  •  Run with another group or store? (Running Free, MEC or different Running Room)
    • Ask the manager if you can do a quick two minute pitch before the group fun run.
    • Don’t like speaking in front of groups but still want them to know about it – Contact Sam and a Bender will help
  • Post the Flyer for the run (see Sam for copies)
    • Rec Center
    • Sporting good store
    • Community Center
    • Any place runners might see and be interested.
  • Bring in it up in conversation whenever you find yourself in a group of 2 or more people
    • People never get sick of hearing about running and race stuff ????
  • If someone asks you why I should run the Don Doan Dash 5k
    • Free Technical T-Shirt
    • Finishers Medal
    • Timed Event
    • Supporting ALS
    • Supporting Brampton running community
    • Oh…and it’s going to be fun!

2 Weeks to go – Run4Hope Recap

First, let me welcome our 2 newest Benders….Jim W. and Gina B.

Congratulations to everyone who ran this weekend. Whether it was your long slow run or if you raced at the Run 4 Hope at Professor’s lake on Sunday.

We had a record number of Benders on the Podium for the 5 and 10 km races for their age groups:

Way to go…Sue, Jacki, Carlo – First place!
Way to go…Anupam, Alan Beasley, – Second
Way to go…Teresa, Denis, Derek, Laura C. – Third

 

What a great accomplishment, and there were several others who just missed the podium.

A thank you much to all the Bender volunteers who gave out water and monitored the intersections of the route. What a great team we have!

Only two weeks to go till our spring races in either Mississauga or Toronto.

After our Speed work on Wed, we start to Taper. the fun part.

This week:

Tuesday – 6:45 – Tim’s at Shoppers World – 6 km
Wed – Speed Work – 6:30 Bramalea RR
Thursday – Bramalea RR 7:00 (After the Clinic talks) for 8 to 10 k
This coming Sunday… Lets Go to Inglewood for 8:30 am and run the flat trail – Marathoners need to do 16km. Treats afterwards!