The Don Doan Dash page has been updated to include pictures and results from race day. A full blog post about the race will follow shortly. Thanks to everyone for their support in making this event an incredible success!
Just a quick shout out to all our Bender friends racing in Ottawa this weekend for the Ottawa Race Weekend . This is a popular race in our nation’s capital and it looks like the weather will be great, maybe even a bit hot. Good luck to everyone racing this one!
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!
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!
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.
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.