Run Disney

The Benders have invaded Florida!  A bunch of the group went down to participate in the Run Disney marathon weekend.

benders in florida

There are many options to this sold out event.  There are your standard kids races, 5K, 10K, half marathon and full marathon and then there are the challenges. The Goofy Challenge which is the half marathon on the Saturday followed by the full marathon on the Sunday and the Dopey Challenge which begins on Thursday and has people running all the distances, 5K on Thursday, 10K on Friday, half marathon on Saturday and a full on Sunday to finish it off.  I am tired just writing all of that out.

We have 13 members all doing the challenges and we want to wish them all a fantastic race, or 4 races.  Good luck to you all and have fun!

 

Better Late Than Never

With December comes the holiday season and everyone gets in to hyper busy mode, myself included.  In the midst of the beginning of holiday season I forgot to post a shout out to a few of our Benders racing.

Congrats to Beth and Elaine for running the Space Coast Marathon in Florida on the 30th of Nov.  Elaine came in first in her age group in this race. Way to go ladies.

We also have Karen down in beautiful Jamaica for the Reggae Marathon this past weekend.  Congrats Karen.

Coming up next is the EggNog Jog and then in January a good number of Benders are heading down to Florida for the Disney Marathon .  More to come on that later.  Happy Holidays everyone!

Chicago

Just wanted to wish our fellow Benders a great race this weekend in the windy city for the Chicago marathon.  Todd,  Ivar, John S, Gary,  Firmo,  Samantha and Alan P.

Also we would like to wish Elaine another great marathon out in BC for the Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon.

Have a great race everyone,  the temperatures are sure great for running!

Congratulations TTF Participants

I didn’t get a chance to wish a great race to John M., Chandra and Mario at the Toronto Triathlon Festival this weekend but I am happy to offer congratulations to all of them.

Mario did a great job in his olympic distance triathlon which was a 1.5km swim, 40km bike and a 10km run.

John M. also did a great job on his first ever olympic duathlon which was a 10km run, 40km bike and 5km run. Extra impressive was that he has been off running for a while and did not get to train as much for the race. Last but not least a big congratulations to

Chandra in his olympic duathlon 10km run, 40km bike and 5km run.  Chandra placed 9th in his age group.  The great thing about this is that the Canadian Duathlon Championships were also a part of the race this weekend and TTF offers 10 qualifying spots per age group category to the 2015 World Duathlon Championships in Adelaide, Australia, in October 2015.  Chandra qualified for this very exciting opportunity.

Congratulations everyone, you all did a great job today despite the rainy conditions this morning.

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.