Thursday, 16 August 2018

Walks - Saturday August 17 - Wednesday August 22

Pool Perfect

Yikes - another hot week and weekend - join us at Tim's at 8:00 am on Saturday for any distance that suits you. 

For those training, the distances are as follows:
Maritime - 18K with 8 and 10K during the week
Corning and Scotia Half14K with 8 and 10K during the week

I understand that the Maritime group may meet on Sunday at Tim's for a walk to the belt line and return. Time 7:30 - TBC. Watch the comment section of the blog for further details.

Other options:
Sunday at the Running Room on Queen Street at 8:30 am
Monday (Loblaws) and Wednesday (Occasions) at 6:30 pm.

Yes, it helps to sign in so others know your plans.

Thank you - Lou Ann and Paul Cox hosted a fabulous pool party last weekend - great food, great friends and a relaxing afternoon splashing around in the pool. A summer highlight! Thank you so much.

Announcements and Information:
From Susan - Tommy Thompson park is hosting the 9th Annual Butterfly festival this weekend.
Late August is the prime time to get a glimpse of the Monarch Butterfly before they start their annual migration to Mexico, where they spend the winter. This incredible 3,500 km migration takes place between August and November and begins with the gathering of the Monarchs at places like Tommy Thompson Park.

from Libby: Lots of races this fall and lots of ShoreThings competing so if you are thinking of a race, long or short, now is the time to commit. So much more fun with a group! Options include: Ultra Night Walk (5K)- Sept. 8 
Maritime Weekend-Sept. 14  
Cavan Hills (10 and 5K walk) Sept. 22 
BIST- Sept 30 
Corning Wineglass- Sept. 30
Scotia Waterfront Half- Oct. 21

from Rainer: Cavan Hills- WALKER FRIENDLY race! Word on the street is they have increased their supply of butter tarts just to entice the ShoreThings!. It is a lovely drive to Peterborough. There is a 4.5K distance as well as the 10K - Sept 22

A short update on a 5km race Rainer did in Neustadt Saturday morning.
Neustadt is a small village (pop 545) about 45 minute drive south of Owen Sound. All funds raised go to charity with the biggest portion for mental health. They have a 10km run, 5km run and a 5km walk. Walkers have a separate colour bib and start time. Lots of community support, friendly people and volunteers.

from Susan - via FB - congratulations to Helen, yes our very own Helen has been awarded the 2018 Gold Award for Best Digital Writing (about gardening, I believe).

To those travelling, be safe, be well and enjoy your time away.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Walks - Saturday Aug. 11 - Wednesday Aug. 15

City Fences - part 1:  Keeping time to the music

It's hot - let's walk - Join us at Tim's at 8:00 am on Saturday for a walk with friends....and to forget about the heat and humidity. 

For those training, sign in and state your preferred start time (7:00 or 7:30 or 7:45).  Distances are as follows:
Maritime races- Saturday 16K with 10 and 10 during the week
Corning- Saturday 12K with 10 and 8 during the week
Scotia- 12K with 8 and 8 during the week

from Jan:...Those doing 16 km are meeting at Broadview and Danforth, 7:30 am, walking to the Beltline and return - sign in to let them know if you plan to join them for part or all of the route.

Other walking opportunities:
Sunday, 8:30 am at Running Room on Queen St. E
Evenings at 6:30 pm at Loblaws (Monday) and Occasions (Wednesday)

Announcements & Information: from Lou-Ann - annual pool party is Saturday Aug. 11 any time after 2:30 pm - pot luck, byob, and please RSVP asap!  Rain date is Aug. 12.

from Kim: A new local race "BIST Heros 5K Run Walk or Roll" being held in Wilket Creek September 30. Support a great cause! Calling all heroes of brain injury.  Break out your capes and step up to the start line! Whether you are a survivor, family member, caregiver, healthcare or legal professional, or a concerned individual – you are a hero of brain injury.   Form your own “Super Hero Squad” - Capes, Masks, Wings and Super Powers are encouraged.  Bring your family, friends and co-workers for a fun filled morning to support a great cause. Registration $30 until Sept. 8

from Libby:  Just a reminder for the Shakespeare Race in the Beach August 25
Or, maybe consider the Oasis Zoo Race September 22- a fabulous Panda T-shirt and medal. Both 10 and 5K distances. A fun race around the Torornto Zoo!

from Olwyn: 
A new study brings good news to walkers, and especially to those who favour a brisker pace. The faster you walk, the more you may be prolonging your lifespan, the researchers have found. It's a known fact that walking can help to protect our health and prolong our lives. Walking for as little as 2 hours per week brings down the risk of all-cause mortality. This activity has also been linked with enhanced cognitive abilities and better psychological well-being.

City Fences - part 2 - rolling along