Sporting Life

Good luck to those of us running Sporting Life on Sunday – Jenn, Carlo, Teresa, Mike B and Don. There are sure to be some PB’s on this downhill course. The largest race in Toronto with an estimated 27,000 runners!! It is sure to be a great time. This race also happens to fall on Mother’s Day so we would like to give a special shout out to all the mothers out there as well. Have a great day!!!

Races this weekend

There are several races coming up this weekend that our Benders are participating in so let’s wish a great race to the following:

MEC Race 1 – Jay

Oakville Mercedes 10K – Carlo

Run 4 Hope – Jenn, Beth, Andrea, Maria, Don and Al

Waterloo Marathon – Mike B.

If anyone signed up last minute or was missed, we wish a great race to you as well.  Can’t wait to hear all about it.

Peel Runners Reflect on the Boston Marathon

Sharing a link to last Thursday’s article in the Brampton Guardian which features a quote from our very own Ivar.

“You see it in the news and you hear it on the radio, but I’m not listening to that,” said Gaizauskas, who had already received his medal for finishing last year when the bombings occurred.

“To me, (the attack) was an aberration — something went wrong. It’s not like now, all of a sudden, we have to worry about all these terrorists at every race,” he said. “It’s (going to be) my fifth time. It’s a great run with all the crowds and everything.”



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.


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!