Friday, February 27, 2015
If you were out for our 5 K.M. run last night, then you know just how epic it was. If you weren't able to make, then read on to find out more!
Early on, there was a buzz in the air when the TriClubbers gathered at the club office for the mandatory re-race pump up and obligatory trash talking. Winston (Aka the Silent Assassin) and Eric showed up wearing matching Garmin watches, and as an added bonus Winston chose a sporty headband that would prove later to give him running powers similar to Sonic the Hedgehog...but more on that later.
Once the race had begun, the first to take off were Mike, Eric, Jamie and Winston. They soon set off, setting a blistering pace that tore up the road just like in that Ghostrider movie...errm..or something like that.
Juno, Matt, Seth, Nima, Janis and Keith made up the second pack of men on the road, with Nima sporting an aerodynamic haircut which he assured us would save him 15 seconds/km. As the race began to unfold, Juno ran harder and harder, with only Matt able to keep up. And keep up he did, hanging so close to Juno that some observers would later suggest he had employed an incredibly large elastic band to hold them together. In the end, Mike would prove to be too strong, taking the hard fought overall win. Rounding out the top three were Eric and Jamie. Jamie's disappointment at not having done a best time was evident, and on that day he swore his revenge on running, hinting that a juice cleanse was in his near future. Keith appeared to look slightly lost during most of the run - perhaps he was wondering where the snowshoes were..likely a product of his time spent up North snowshoe running with Siberian huskies.
The Women's race was no less competitive or intense. Maddie and Zoe ran virtually neck and neck the entire race - but in the end Maddie would go on to edge out Zoe by a mere 3 seconds!!!
Christie, Katelyn and Katrina were the next to come in, each totally exhausted by their awesome efforts. Megan and Jenny rounded out the leaderboard, with Jenny clocking in at a very respectable sub 26 minuate and PB to boot! Unfortunately though, it was club-legend-in-the-making Jen M who would go on to take the women's win with the wicked fast sub 18 minute run she had done earlier. Way to go girls!
Overall, the 5 K.M. was a huge success! Prizes were had, and many PB's were achieved! Thanks to everyone for an awesome turnout!
But its not over yet.........
This Sunday - at 10 A.M.
THE BRICK is ON! And it's gonna prove to be another nail biter..
Come out and all your questions will be answered:
-Will Jamie have succeeded in his juice cleanse?
-Will Eric and Winston be coordinating outfits again?
-Will all the Men (and Women) be sporting Nima-esque haircuts to improve their aerodynamic capabilities?
Come this Sunday and find out!
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Race Series Is BACK!
First of all, welcome back to UBC after what I hope was awesome Reading Break. I hope everyone is fit, primed and super ready for another week of TriClub workouts, and of course the continuation of our Spring Fling Race Series!
(Pauses for effect)
And we're back...
This week we have 2 (that's right) two events planned. Thursday - the 5 K.M. Run and Sunday - the Brick! Could there be a better way to celebrate the return to classes than with some fun and friendly competition?
If you've read this far your probably wondering 2 things.
1. Why do I care about the race series?
2. Are there going to be a lot of sweet Harry Potter/Lord of the Rings memes used in the following blogs?
Of course the answer both of those is YES! But more specifically, come out to the race series to have some fun, challenge yourself, and meet a ton of great people who love to do what you do. And, if your into that sort of thing you can participate in a MORTAL CHALLENGE OF EPIC TOUGHNESS for the OVERALL MEN'S/WOMEN'S SERIES POINTS LEADER (Did I mention each years winner is immortalized, and receives a super awesome trophy?)
There are so many epic back stories from our club members - too many to recount....too many questions to be answered....i.e.
1. Will Jamie/Eric break 18 minutes for the 5 K.M. on Thursday?
2. Will Sean get lost again?
3. Will Winston aka the "Silent Assassin" make an appearance?
4. Who will rise to challenge Jen M for the womens title? Jen B is looking strong this year, but Mads and Christie are hungry for blood (Well not actually, more of just a metaphor).
5. What kind of run will Juno produce?
6. What is Keith capable of after so much time spent up north? Has he maintained his fitness by wrestling polar bears?
So this Thursday, come out for a Run with us! All club members welcome!
Sunday, February 8, 2015
And so it begins...
This race series is more on than DONKEY KONG..
Despite a smaller than usual turnout this morning, several intrepid TriClubers made it out for the first event of the season - the uphill bike at Spanish Banks Hill.
The weather was a bit cool, but not even the light rain that was falling could quell Keith's enthusiasm and fiery passion for the event. Meanwhile, while waiting for the event to begin, Jenn B played it cool as a cucumber, riding at the back as to scope out the competition. Nowhere to be seen: the dominating players in last years Mens Race Series: Nima and Jamie.. Jamie was kind enough to send a text telling me he had a pedicure and couldn't make it.
Nowhere to be seen: TriClub legend Winston...who was likely crushing some mountain top climb on his bike. Nowhere to be seen...well you get the picture..now pick it up people this is the RACE SERIES after all.
Back to the race...
First to start was the ever brave Jen M - she took off up the hill fast..I mean really fast. Jen B was next, followed by Keith, Sebastian and finally Seth and Matt. Sebastian, the self professed hard man was seen gamely trying to ride up the hill with only one foot clipped into the pedal. Keith, known to many as the "Silent Assassin" was doing just that..riding his way so silently up the hill you could have sworn he had ran his bike up the hill wearing a pair of those cloth ninja slippers..
To no ones surprise, Seth arrived sporting his new bike, which he assured us was "full carbon" and completely "tricked out". Seth put his new ride to good use today, putting in an awesome effort on the 2 K.M. climb.
In the end though, it was Jen M on the Women's side and Matt for the Men taking the early season win. What will this mean for the overall Race Series? Is it too early to place bets? Come join us this coming Wednesday for our next event - the 500 M SWIM at the UBC AQUATIC CENTER. All members welcome!