Fall On MARS

MARS has survived back to school and is back training for fall XC races.  Our next workouts are Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 am at Conroy Track, and Saturday morning meeting at Highway 60 Tim Horton’s.  See calendar for start time and details.

MARS continues to support the Huntsville Hoyas XC Team.  Over 70 kids came out to our first meeting Thursday, followed by great turn outs to practices Thursday and Friday.  These young runners will spend a lot of time of their feet these next 7 weeks, getting ready for the regional finals, GBSAA, and hopefully OFSAA for some. Whatever happens they will be better runners when the season is over and will have learned a great deal about themselves.

Come join the Hoyas at Arrowhead Park next Saturday September 13.  We will be holding a joint Hoyas/MARS practice finishing with a 4K or 6K time trial.  We will be using our timing equipment as practice for our own Hoya Hills XC Invitational September 23.  There is no fee to enter but you do need to be a Hoya or a MARS member.  Results will be posted online after the event on Webscorer.  MARS member can select Open Male or Open Female distance category and choose 4 or 6 K.  The workout starts at 9 am at the upper Arrowhead office and the race/time trial will happen around 10 am on the landing strip.  High school runners DO NOT need to register, as this will be done for you.  For MARS runners, to register CLICK HERE.

Tickets are now available for An Evening With Lynn Jennings October 24, 2014.  Lynn Jennings Poster copy

For those Masters runners (age 30 or over) hoping to race in the fall series, you can purchase entry into the first three races as a package for $40.  The individual races were $18 last year and are not open for registration yet.  Details about the race series can be found here.

To register for the full series click here.

For those interested the last race in The 5 Peaks Trail series takes place at Hardwood Hills (75 minutes away) on September 20, 2014.  This final race in the series is 8.5km.  The registration deadline is September 17 at midnight and there is no same day entry.  Details can be found here.

Finally, some pictorial reminder of XC running last year in Muskoka.

See you on the roads…

 

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Tina, Helen, Catherine, Paula and Jess

Tina, Helen, Catherine, Paula and Jess

Kat and Jess pose with their second and third place medals

Kat and Jess pose with their second and third place medals

Troy and Helen pose with their second place medals

Troy and Helen pose with their second place medals

Roger Penney at Sunnybrook 8k XC Race

Roger Penney at Sunnybrook 8k XC Race

Kat Ahokas racing Sunnybrook 8K Race

Kat Ahokas racing Sunnybrook 8K Race

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Troy Cox captures 4th place at Sunnybrook 8K XC Race

Troy Cox captures 4th place at Sunnybrook 8K XC Race

Tina Steele competes in Sunnybrook 8K XC Race

Tina Steele competes in Sunnybrook 8K XC Race

Jess Sheppard at Sunnybrook 8K XC

Jess Sheppard at Sunnybrook 8K XC

Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith

Pierre, Mark, Troy win Men's 40-49

Pierre, Mark, Troy win Men’s 40-49

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