MARS Half Marathon Time Trial and Runner Bio

MARS is hoping to have a time trial half marathon on Sunday February 22, 2015 for runners training for Around The Bay 30km +/- Spring half marathon or marathon.  Take our survey here to give us feedback for planning/running  this event.

MARS has been featuring local runners for quite some time.  Club President Pierre Mikhail has avoided being featured until now but in fairness to others who have been roasted, er, we mean featured, his (unedited) bio follows below:

Nicknames: Prez, Aladdin, Double P, Tier 3 P, Cardboard Chest & Spaghetti Arms

Favourite movie:  MARS attacks

Favourite book:  “Under the Dome”, Stephen King.  Inspiration for his vision for the Conroy track.  We’re not kidding.

Favourite word:  We can’t repeat it here but if you come out and run with the club he will call you one.

Favourite part of the human anatomy:  You guessed it!

Favourite attribute of MARS members:  “Who cares?  They’re all [insert favourite word.]  Especially Troy and Mark.”

Favourite workout:  “The Dave Johnstone” — 30 min warm-up, 8 hill repeats, followed by 45
min  cool-down in a stationary car.  ***** recommended for -20C and colder******

Favourite Races: “All of them. I think racing is almost better than sex. Don’t tell my wife.”

Pet Peeves: Airport security. OFSAA’s confusingly named “Gender Equity Act.”

Long-term goals:  Discourage faster runners from becoming members by focusing work-outs on “world class cadence.” Become MARS’ top runner via attrition (i.e. outlive everyone else.)

Greatest accomplishment:  Launching MARS.  “I spent a $1000 and get to call everyone my favorite word… it’s worth every penny.” …And getting drunk with Lynn Jennings.

Key race strategy:  Puke in mouth and still finish.

Favourite snack:  See above.

Most unique race tactic:  If competitor passes during race, wheeze out:  “can’t… talk….” Also: biting.

Describe MARS in one sentence: Pierre Pressure. “I’m the reason these [favourite words] accomplish anything.”

Artist Rendition of Team President Pierre Mikhail

Artist Rendition of Team President Pierre Mikhail

Prez in middle at Canadian XC Championships

Prez in middle at Canadian XC Championships

With Club VPs The Hammer and Big T

With Club VPs The Hammer and Big T

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