This Week – Sept. 25

Congratulations to all the Benders who ran Oakville Half Marathon. Heard it was hot and tough….well done! We had a great Wine Run Sunday morning, the run part was very difficult, running through the mid-day heat, but the before and after race partying was fantastic. Thanks to Firmo and Teresa for hosting (and for keeping the pool open.) and to Michelle for organizing the event! 22 Benders participated, despite the hot conditions. This week: Tuesday –  6:45 – Tim Hortons (Shoppers World) – 6 or 7 k run Wednesday –? Read more

Wine Run – 2017

The annual fall tradition of The Wine Run was this past weekend and in attempt to keep things fresh it was decided to hold this year’s event on the sun!!  Traditionally this run is the perfect way many Benders close out the summer. But this year summer weather was a little hard to come by and it turns out that Sept. 24th was one of the nicest days of summer (…yes I’m aware it’s actually fall!) Benders assembled at the ever gracious DeMelo House for a fancy breakfast before making? Read more

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? Read more

Bender Golf Classic

On Sunday July 16th The Bender Golf Classic was born. This event has existed for the past few years but has never had such a catchy name. Every year the Benders (that’s the running group that also bikes, skis and curls) dust off their golf clubs (or rent some) and spend a few hours hitting a tiny white ball into a hole several hundred yards away. Of course this is followed up with a bbq and lots of drinks! A great mix of seasoned players and newbies who just come? Read more

Meet up and Bender Gear

Meet and Greet It’s almost here, our first official “Meet & Greet”. We have 36 Benders attending! As mentioned in emails Chef Cal has made up a special menu for us. Something for everyone. The cost is $25 per person + drinks. When you arrive they will take your name and start a tab. Please make sure you do this as soon as possible. Meet & Greet Details Friday May 26th 7 pm Venue: J.Red & Co. 341 Main St. N. (Main & Vodden) Brampton, ON L6X 1N5 Any questions,? Read more