The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce on behalf of Tourism & Events Huntsville, The Town of Huntsville, and Muskoka Algonquin Runners will submit a bid to host the 2015-2016 Canadian Cross Country Running Championships scheduled for late November 2015. The completed bid will be submitted in September, 2013. Stay tuned!
The weather has finally improved. Come join us each Tuesday morning 6:30 am at Conroy Track and/or Sunday morning 9 am at the lower gates of Arrowhead Provincial Park. Bring a friend!
Running Quote of the Day: “The great thing about athletics is that it’s like poker, sometimes you know what’s in your hand and it may be a load of rubbish, but you’ve got to keep up the front.” –Sebastian Coe
Nearly 6000 runners ran down historic Yonge Street in Toronto this morning in the Yonge Street 10K. After an emotional moment of silence for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, the runners flew down the fast course on a crisp “spring” morning. Among a local contingent of 13 runners, senior high school runners Orion Austrup, Ben Forestell and Josh Stevens represented their school and community superbly. Josh (34:31) and Ben (34:38) finished 37th and 39th overall respectively, and Orion had a personal best of 41:58. Pierre Mikhail also managed a top 100 result (77th) with a time of 36:59. Also representing Muskoka were Monique Charlton (49:18), Terri Tebby (50:18), Allison O’Mara (50:18), Catherine Smith (51:25), Sheena Branigan (52:06), Emma Burton (55:02), Hannah Mikhail (57:53), Katelin Forbes (58:54), and David Morin (1:07:15).
Muskoka Algonquin Runners meets Tuesday mornings at 6:30 am at Conroy Track and 9 am Sunday mornings at the lower gates of Arrowhead Park. Runners of all abilities are welcome. Beginning in summer the club plans to offer a training program to get runners (adult and high school) ready for the fall cross country running season. Come out and join us!
Huntsville High School Runners Orion Austrup, Ben Forestell and Josh Stevens at the finish of the Yonge Street 10K
MARS Hats are now available for sale through The Sportlab for $15.
Several MARS runners are heading to Toronto for The Yonge Street 10K Race this Sunday. We wish them all luck. If you are in town this weekend, why not come out to Sunday’s run at 9 am at the lower gates of Arrowhead Park. Barb Hesk leads this run.
If you ordered a Muskoka Algonquin Runners racing singlet they have arrived and are available at Sportlab. The cost has been decreased from $32 to $27 because we were able to get better pricing from our local supplier. There is extra stock if you would like one but did not order. If we run out, we can put in another order. Hats should arrive in the next week and will cost $15, also available through The Sportlab.
Congrats to the brave souls who withstood -12C temperatures to run today. Our next organized run will be Sunday 9 am at Arrowhead Park lower gates. If you need more than cold weather to inspire you to join MARS, check out this awesome display of courage.
It’s supposed to be spring but Muskoka didn’t get the memo. The great thing about being a runner is that we run in spite of the weather conditions, and sometimes to spite the weather. As MARS prepares for its first organized run, tomorrow (Tuesday April 2) from 6:30-7:30 am at the Conroy Track, we thought we might inspire you with some running quotes, some specifically about lousy weather! Continue reading