Weekly Running Program
Wed., Nov . 25 - Woodroffe High School
Sun., Nov. 29 - Pinhey Forest
Wed., Dec. 2
Sun., Dec 6
Wed., Dec 9
Sun., Dec. 13
Wed., Dec. 16
Sun., Dec. 20
Wed., Dec. 23
Our running group has been meeting almost every week of the year on Wednesday evenings at 6pm and on many Sunday mornings throughout the winter for many years. Our coach, Francis Kawam has done a terrific job with this helping all comers. Francis is stepping down now and we are pleased to say that Sheldon Hancock is stepping up to keep this program running.
If you are interested you must be a club member to participate. As with the Sunday meets you must login as a member and complete a waiver. This waiver applies to members only for all club events so once you have completed the waiver you are set for all club activities for he season. Then you must send an email to Sheldon (click on link in the description below) to be added to the mailing list for session information (emails are sent out each Monday prior to the Wednesday session). For each session you attend you must:
- Login as a member and then register for the session via the running training registration tab under 'For Members'.
- Print out, bring with you and sign a declaration of health for each session (dated for the session date) to join the group and participate. The declaration of health can be found on the COVID Modifications page (#3 of the MUSTs) (page en français)
Wednesday Night Workouts
Although the main focus of these sessions is running fitness (we do training such as intervals, hill sprints, and running technique) there are often simple orienteering elements incorporated into the workouts. Many of the sessions are done with a map in hand, or involve some other exercise forcing you to think orienteering while running. The training is led by Sheldon Hancock who sets exercises for all levels. Workouts almost always include a unique orienteering twist and are always a lot of fun.
These sessions are at 6pm generally at Frank Ryan Park at the corner of Stuart Kettles St. and Maplewood Ave. just south of the Carling/Richmond Road intersection. During the winter when there's a lot of snow on the ground we often start from the Woodroffe High School parking lot at the intersection of Edgeworth and Georgina Dr. Every once in a while the group also starts from different locations. Check the list on the left for program dates and any notice of cancellation.
Wherever the group starts from, they often leave to other venues by 6:15. Please make every effort to arrive on time. Everyone is welcome!
Sunday Long Runs
In addition to Wednesday workouts the same group often meets at a different location on Sunday mornings throughout the winter for an hour to an hour and half long run. These sessions vary from week to week and due to the inevitable orienteering component are a fun way to get some extra distance in to your workout routine.