May 31 2011 - Want to try a Short Duathlon?
Some quick facts about the 2011 Duncan Hadley Triathlon & Duathlon.
When: Sunday June 26th
New events this yr:
Try-a-Tri (375m Swim - 10K Bike - 2.5K Run)
Try-a-Du (2.5K Run - 10K Bike - 2.5K Run)
Sprint Duathlon (5K Run - 20K Bike - 2.5K Run)
Other events are located here: http://www.duncanhadleytriathlon.ca/
Glass Trophies and Medals....picts of these will be posted on FB next week.
$50 for the fastest Swim, Bike and Run splits for the Olympic Triathlon
Free digital race photos by Paul Jordan Photography.
Atlantic Chip Timing, including transition times.
Free Tech Hat and Trek Water Bottle....picts of these will be posted on FB next week.
Pizza deliveries at 10am and 11am.
Over $2000 worth of door prizes including a draw on a new bicycle...these prizes are posted on FB.
The Radical Edge will be providing a free bike inspection on race day.
Our FB site:
Thanks and hope to see you on race day!!
May 28 2011 - Doaktown 5K
"Eighty percent of success is showing up." Woody Allen
Doaktown can be a quiet place at eight o'clock on a rainy Saturday morning. After driving around town for a while trying to locate the registration booth for the day's 5K race we found it sharing space in the local arena with a "Giant Community Yard Sale". Both were inside trying to avoid the cold and wet of a Maritime spring. Actually, the move must have been made just to avoid the wet as the ice-free arena still felt as cold in mid-May as it did in February, particularly for someone ready to race in shorts and light shirt.
The blue community recycling bins served as the official starting line for the seven racers who lined up for the inaugural race to raise funds in support of the Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life event that will be held in Doaktown on June 3, 2011.
The race director's course description was relatively simple: "Run out to the main road, then down to the flashing light at the mill. Turn around. Run back the way you came." Now, any native of the Miramichi knows that "down" means turning right at the main road to run "down river". Also, "the mill" isn't on the main road but is actually 1.5 km down a side street called the South Road. After a quick clarification of the directions for the two runners from "away" the small group set off apace through town.
The course itself was perfect for racing with smooth wide shoulders for safety. There were plenty of sites to look at, including the Doak House Museum, the Miramichi River and of course a busy Tim Horton's. A small steep hill at the turnaround slowed us down for a safe turn before we scampered back down and returned the way we came. An advantage of an out and back course is that you get to see all the other racers. Some before the turn. Some after. But always with wave and a smile. After all, it's only a race.
The first male finisher crossed the line in just a shade under twenty one minutes while the first female arrived at 27:10.
This was an event replete with firsts:
- The first race for 3 of the 7 runners
- The first time one of the newbies had ever run outside as all his
previous training had been on a treadmill. He also learned that racing in the rain means plenty of spray flying up from the shoes of runner ahead so it's best to move to the side rather than stay directly in the line of fire.
- The first time that the top male and female runners had ever
finished first in a race.
- The first 5k Relay for Life race held in Doaktown.
A hearty thanks must be extended to Lynsey Wilson and Lloyd Chambers for organizing this year's race. If post-race smiles are any measure of success then this duo have succeeded in creating an event that will delight us all.
May 13 2011 - RunNB Hall of Fame Nomation Form
Nominations are now opened for the RunNB Hall of Fame. For more information please see the following page: http://runnb.ca/General/hall-of-fame.php
May 3 2011 - Timex National Road Series
Dear Timex National Road Race Series Race Participants & Race Directors,
Athletics Canada and Timex Canada have teamed up to create the official Facebook page of the Timex National Road Race Series. With more than 500 million active users, odds are that you’re a Facebook user looking at some of the 2 billion photos uploaded each month, or contributing a few of the 40 million status updates. Facebook is where it’s at, and you’re probably already there.
The Timex National Road Race Series Facebook page houses all participant, race and series information. The page is found at www.facebook.com/timexnationalroadraceseries; a number of event pictures have been uploaded and the full schedule of events for 2011 has been populated. In addition, Athletics Canada and Timex are teaming up to offer special promotions and giveaways through the page to reward series participant interaction. At this time plans include:
Giveaway for the Photo of the Week
Giveaway for the Race Story of the Month
Random giveaway each time page reaches 100 likes increment
All that’s missing is your interaction and participation. User generated content will keep the page fresh, here’s how you can get involved now:
Post updates to the page Wall
Promote your event(s) through communication of the page
Find you event under the event application (direct link is http://www.facebook.com/TimexNationalRoadRaceSeries?sk=events) and upload event pictures, post a link to results, promote the page to friends, upload videos, share information and interesting stories. The more you share the better.
Another benefit of the Facebook page is that it’s very simple to update. Facebook updates are as easy as logging in and typing or uploading. The fresher the content, the more we engage the community.
Best wishes to a successful 2011 Series.
Director, Public Relations & Corporate Services
Timex Canada Group
Brand Manager, Sports Marketing