Week three of the MARS Spring 5K Training Program for grades 6,7,8 was a huge success today. The kids built on knowledge gained over the last two weeks to do a challenging hill workout today. They capped off over 5km of running with a final ascent to the top of Lion’s Lookout. They are troopers!
MARS Marathoners begin their taper this week. This is a great week to come out and see what we are all about. We will be at Conroy Track at 6:30 a.m. doing mile repeats on Tuesday. We will be meeting at Tim Horton’s on Highway 60 at noon Thursday for a stride workout. On Saturday, we will do a dress rehearsal 10-12 miler with the last 4-6 miles at marathon pace. Come join us, go for a run out and back on lovely Limberlost Road, and have a coffee and “the tingles” afterwards. If you want to know what the tingles are, you’ll have to show up. If you are really brave, come for a post run swim!
Over the next month, we will be making a summer schedule for MARS summer workouts for kids in or entering high school and any adults wanting to train. The workouts will be Tuesdays and Saturdays at 6:30 am and Thursday at 6:30 pm. Details will be posted on our calendar. We are looking for people willing to lead a few workouts this summer to help the club stay “open for business”. You do not need to be a fast runner and you also do not need to be an expert, as workouts can be explained to you in detail. You just need to be a club member, friendly and willing. Contact us if you’d like to help out with a few days this summer.
Our next Run To The Pub event is Thursday May 22. Meet 4:30 pm at River Mill Park to run and/or in the Pub at 5:30pm. Come meet new runners, wish the group heading to Vermont luck and enjoy a pint.
For those of you who like to (really) plan ahead the dates for the fall masters cross country series are listed below. Why not try out a race, run through mud and act like a teenager again. Take a chance. If you’re unsure, train with us this summer and fall to see what it’s all about!
Taylor Creek 5K – Toronto, Sept 28
Don Farquharson Memorial 4K – Toronto, Oct 19
Sunnybrook Park 8K – Toronto, Nov 2
Ontario Cross Country Championships – Nov 16 – Niagara Falls
Canadian Cross Country Championships – Nov 29 – Vancouver
Finally, our friends (and sponsors) at The SportLab will be offering a Woman’s Running Clinic. Details below:
Women’s Running Clinic
Running Clinic Days:
Wednesday morning (6:45 – 7:45am)
Thursday afternoon (5:15 – 6:15pm)
Sunday morning (7:30 – 9:00am)
Start Date: Wednesday May 21st OR Thursday May 22nd (you choose one or both)
Location: The SportLab (68 West Road, Huntsville); Sunday run locations may vary
Duration: 8 weeks
Registration: At The SportLab by May 20th; Space is limited to 20 women
See you on the roads!