Sarah Wismer Set To Represent Canada

Sarah Wismer is a 16 year old Guelph native with a dream to represent her country in a sport that she loves.  As a member of the Speed River Track and Field Club in Guelph, she has been around Canadian Champions and Olympians for the last four and a half years.  Now she has the chance to join the ranks of the elite. She recently qualified to represent Canada at the NACAC (North America/Central America/Caribbean) Cross Country Championships in Jamaica and the World Cross Country Championships in Poland via her ninth place finish at the Canadian Championships in Vancouver.  She was the youngest qualifier on a team that is made up of athletes 19 years old and younger. There is only one problem.  Continue reading “Sarah Wismer Set To Represent Canada”

The 3 B’s Of Running

A very wise and well-respected chiropractor in California mentioned the three B’s of running to me a couple months ago. I was tempted to pretend I knew what he was referring to before my curiosity took over. I am glad I asked. Continue reading “The 3 B’s Of Running”

Liberty Village To Host Midnite New Year’s Eve Run, Edition II

Toronto, Canada – Good Times Running is gearing up for its Second Annual MyNextRace.com New Year’s Eve Midnite Run, snow be dammed! Organizers of Canada’s first ever Midnite Run are preparing for all weather scenarios to accommodate the 300 runners and walkers expected.  Peter Donato, owner of MyNextRace.com, Title Sponsor of the Event and Race Director, is excited to follow up on last year’s debut run, and is looking forward this year to doubling in both participants and scope Monday evening.

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Races Go Green with a little help from The Council for Responsible Sport

It takes less than 30 seconds to recognize Keith Peters’ passion for the sport of running and our environment. From 1984 to 2001, Keith enjoyed a career with Nike that included assignments as Director of Running Sports Marketing, Director of Public Relations, European Director of Communications, Director of Communications for Corporate Responsibility and Content Development Director of Nike.com. How is that for a resume?!?
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How to Witness The Elite Field at The Honolulu Marathon

If you are on the island of Oahu on Sunday December 9th and not running The Honolulu Marathon yourself, set your alarm for 4:30am, print the new course map, and put together a game plan for how you plan on spectating/cheering. If you have never witnessed men and women cruising around town at 5 minute per mile pace, you will not regret getting up before the sun. The elite field is spectacular.

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Sarah Clay Set To Run The Honolulu Marathon

One of the world’s greatest athletes of all-time will be on The Honolulu Marathon course on December 9th. Bryan Clay, a native of Hawaii and a graduate of Castle High School will be cheering on his wife, Sarah Clay, as she tackles the stunning 26.2 miles on the south shores of Oahu. Sarah has devoted countless hours to this endeavour, and credits her success to her husband and fancy socks. The tables have turned, and it is time for this mother of 3 to chase her athletic goals. Continue reading “Sarah Clay Set To Run The Honolulu Marathon”

Simon Bairu Looking for Redemption

“It’s always been my attitude that the only thing worse than failure is giving up” The words of Canada’s Simon Bairu on his personal battle with the 26.2 miles of the marathon which have gotten the best of him on two occasions. This Sunday, Bairu will look for redemption in one of the world’s biggest and most important running events – the ING New York City Marathon. New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday the event will go ahead as planned despite superstorm Sandy having its way with the Eastern Seaboard earlier in the week. Continue reading “Simon Bairu Looking for Redemption”

Run 161 with Terri Biloski

Terri Biloski of St. Thomas Ontario will be embarking on one heck of a journey on November 10th, 2012. Biloski might be small in stature, but what she lacks in size, she makes up for with quiet determination. She began running to relieve stress as a teenager, which kick started a life that revolves around running.  Continue reading “Run 161 with Terri Biloski”

The Monster Dash – Toronto’s First Hallowe’en Run

Toronto, Canada – Monster Dash, (www.monsterdash.ca) the newest running property from Good Times Running Inc., proudly announces today that 2012 Boston Marathon winner Wesley Korir will be running “the Dash” with his wife Tarah and their daughter McKayla in Leaside this Sunday.  Wesley and McKayla will lead off the Spooky Mile for kids and then cheer on 10km race favourite, mom Tarah, shortly after. Continue reading “The Monster Dash – Toronto’s First Hallowe’en Run”

Why Race Directors Should Not Sign Contracts

There was a time when customer service was a necessity to succeed in business. Doctors made house calls, when you dialed a 1-800 number you spoke to an actual person (perhaps even the owner of the business), and when there was a problem or idea, the issue was addressed or the idea was implemented instead of creating yet another excuse. On a similar note, there was not a huge wedge between business and personal relationships. Perhaps we should bring back “hand-shake agreements”. Continue reading “Why Race Directors Should Not Sign Contracts”