MARSians Battle Winter!

Winter rages on in Muskoka but MARS members, also known as MARSians have been ignoring winter’s rude call.  Despite calls for blizzard conditions and record lows this morning MARSians came out in solid numbers to thumb their noses at winter and did a solid Fartlek run.  Even “The Doug” came out today.  Those of you thinking “but I can’t keep up with them” should be reassured that all of our quality running either happens on a loop course or an out-and-back so you are never really alone.

Our fancy new gear is just being finalized and pictures will be available soon at the website, as well as samples at The Sportlab.  Membership renewals are also done through The Sportlab.  The club also now has Square, technology that allows us to accept credit cards to process memberships in a mobile fashion using our iphone or ipad.  So, if you’d like to come out to the next “Run To The Pub” event (Thursday January 23, 2014 at 4:30 to run and 5:30 to pub) but aren’t a member, you can join us for the run then register inside the pub afterwards!  Membership details here.

The final Orillia Snowflake Series run is this Sunday.  Details here.

The next Ontario Masters Mini Meet (Indoor Track) is Sunday January 19.  This is a great way to spice up your winter running, even if you have been doing little or are training for a spring race like a marathon or half marathon.  Details here.  The meet starts at noon, making same day travel from Huntsville easy.

There is still space at the Vermont City Marathon, with lots of time to train.  Registration for the Marathon Relay lottery opens February 1, 2014 with 2 person and 3-5 person teams allowed.  The contingent of MARSians road-tripping it to Vermont in May is growing and there is now a team event.  Why not join the unstoppable MARSian train in May? Details here.

Finally, for you high schoolers out there, Craftsbury Running Camp is filling up quickly.  It is a great way to start your summer with incredible training in a fabulous camp setting, where you will meet teenagers from across North America and train with an American running legend.  Muskoka Algonquin Runners can take up to twelve local runners, departing June 28 and returning July 5.  Details here.

"The Doug" (back row, far right) and a bunch of other MARSians this morning

“The Doug” (back row, far right) and a bunch of other MARSians this morning

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