This Week – Aug 14th

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

First off, if you haven’t done so already, please sign up for the Don Doan Dash (Sept 10). Get your family members and friends involved also. Its only 4 weeks away. We had a sneak peak at the official race shirt yesterday and there were plenty of oohs and ahhs! Stay tuned for a special preview.

We also need volunteers. If you want to volunteer and haven’t yet, please reach out to “Get Fit Maria” or simply reply to the weekly email indicating that you’d like to volunteer and Ivar will pass it along.

This week:

  • Tuesday – 6:45, at Tim’s parking lot, Shoppers World (just north of Steeles at hwy 10), for a 6 km run
  • Wednesday – 6:30 Bramalea Running Room – we are still doing hills – up to 9 for the marathoners, and 7 for the halfers
  • Thursday – 6:45 Chris Gibson rec centre – for about 6 to 8 km
  • Sunday – Long SLOW run – 32 for the marathoners, 16 for the halfers, other distances for the 5 and 10 k runners. The plan is for Inglewood, either the trail or the road route. More info to come.



Biking in Welland and a Post Run Pool Party

After weeks of punishing weather during the winter season Benders are making sure to take advantage of the fantastic summer weather (that’s the fantastic summer weather that occurs between all the rain). There was the AGM Pool Party and then The Bender Golf Classic.  July had another two fantastic outings.

Donovan and Andrea welcomed a peloton of 15 bikers (peloton…that’s what you call a group of bikers right? I don’t know, I just run) to take in the trails at their new home in Welland. Out cruising the canal for a brief 37K ride and then back to their place for a bbq a lovely time was had by all. Thanks to Donovan and Andrea for the great ride and hospitality.


Rob and Grace hosted a post long run pool party. Nothing sweeter than a refreshing dip after a 20+ kilometer run on crushed gravel path on the Inglewood trail on hot summer’s day. Is there anything better than having these type of friends. Generous is a word that comes to mind when you think of The Benders. Big thanks to Grace, Rob and Family for welcoming the Benders.

August is upon us and there’s likely more fun to be had. Be sure to check your emails and keep your calendars clear for more Bender socials.

This Week – July 3rd