Tuesday, 17 January 2012

January News

Resolution Run Report

The 2012 Race Series got off to a cool, but dry and sunny start on Sunday, January 8 – perfect conditions for a winter run.  Thanks to Race Director, Trevor Vowles and his team for a wonderful event.  Ninety-seven runners finished the beautiful but challenging 8K course, and enjoyed KBC chili at the finish.

On the podium it was a family affair, as Heather Ostic and her son Ben Workman captured the women's and men's races respectively.  Full race results and race photos are available on the KRRA website.

The next race in the series is the 5k Twosome Run on Sunday, Feb. 12.  Registration is available on-line or in-person at Runners' Choice – follow the links on the KRRA website.  Registration for the 2012 Limestone Half-Marathon and 5K is also open. 

Prez Says

2012 KRRA Board: We welcome new board member Lana Saunders.  The KRRA Constitution provides for up to sixteen members on the Board. There are three Executive positions, as well as special roles such as Newsletter Editor, Webmaster and Archivist. Our 2012 Board of Directors is:

 * Ed Brand - President
* Tony Bourne
  – member at large
* Janet Foran-Goneau
  – member at large
* Derek Sykes
  – member at large
* Jane Howe – Treasurer

* Al Cantlay – Coach
* Jim Elyot
 – member at large
* Shirley Myers
  – Membership & Secretary
* PJ Marshall
  – member at large

Also active, but not board members:
* Peter Coughlin – Archivist                       
* Peter Ellis – Webmaster      
* Maxime Feuillat – Statistician        

2011 Race Series: Our 2011 race series was very successful - see below for a series recap.  For those of you who couldn’t attend our Annual General Meeting on Dec. 1, 2011 here are some of the highlights:
  • overall in nine races, there were 1732 finishers; the five KRRA races had 871 finishers
  • KRRA provided financial support to: Start2Finish, Limestone Learning Foundation, Brenda Cupido Fund, Kingston Humane Society, and we awarded two $500 bursaries – the total donated to these charities was over $5000
  • total membership was 171, up from 55 in 2010
  • congratulations to overall series winners, Heather Ostic and Kevin Coffey
Thank-you to the volunteers, runners, to KRRA Board members and to the race directors.  There is a tremendous amount of work, by all of the above, that goes on behind the scenes.  Our race series encourages members to have fun, to realize health benefits that result from running, to enjoy competition with others as well as ourselves, to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow runners, and enables us to assist in improving our community.  That is our mission and it’s exciting to be a part of that.

Thank-you also to the organizations that supported our events in 2011, including: Runners' Choice, Kingston Body Management/Limestone Health Consultants, the Ambassador and Four Points Sheraton Hotels, Grizzly Gym, Fort Henry, Thousand Islands Cycle, Trillium College, East Side Mario’s Division St., Gord & Kim’s No Frills, Freeman’s Winemaking Shop, The Water Store, Starbuck’s, Kingston Community Police Volunteers, The Brew Pub, Progress Physio, Agnew Foods (Tim Horton's), Culligan Water, RBC Dominion Securities, RMC, CFB Kingston, Downtown Kingston and many others.


Bus Trip to Peterborough February 26th

Ever considered running the Peterborough Half Marathon or 5k? This race serves as an annual Winter test for many Kingston runners.  Why not let us take care of the logistics of getting there and back (and perhaps save yourself the cost of a hotel room).

Cost is just $10 for KRRA members and $30 for non-members.  Maximum bus occupancy is 27 participants.

See the Race Website for full race details and contact Runners' Choice for details on the bus.

2011 KRRA Race Series Recap

It's 2012 - how about a look back at the event results from last year:

Event Results Men's Winner Women's Winner Series Scale Factor
Resolution Run 8k Link Dylan Wykes
Heather Ostic
Twosome Run 5k Link Rob Asselstine
Cleo Boyd
Limestone Race Weekend
- KGH Trauma 10k
Link Richard Hayes
Brittany Morris
Limestone Race Weekend
- Limestone Half Marathon
Link Brendan Kenny
Heather Ostic
Limestone Race Weekend
- Limestone 5k
Link Matt Hulse
Agathe Nicholson
Beat Beethoven 8k Link Rob Asselstine
Richelle Moore
Limestone Mile Link Jeff Archer
Cleo Boyd
Brockville Half Marathon Link Nikolay Rybakov
Paula Wiltse
Run With The Wild 5k Link Rob Miller
Margarita Sviajina
Flight From Fort Fright 5k Link Jordan Maynard
Myra McDonald
Anniversary Run 10k Link Kevin Coffey
Heather Ostic

About KRRA

The Kingston Road Runners Association (KRRA) is a not-for-profit organization fully run by volunteers - many of whom are runners and people who support and encourage running. Our membership year is for the calendar year, January to December. The annual membership fee is $20.00 per person or $30.00 per family. A KRRA membership has multiple benefits:
  1. $10 off the pre-registration fees for each of the five KRRA-organized races: Resolution, Twosome, Half/5K, Limestone Mile, Anniversary
  2. earning points in the KRRA Race Series standings and year end awards (if you join by July 1st)
  3. a 10% discount at Runners Choice Kingston
  4. direct support of an organization that promotes a healthy lifestyle through fun and fitness for adults and children and directly supports many local charitable organizations, with a focus on elementary and high school students. 
Join KRRA for our weekly workouts!
  • Mondays: an easy run of 30-60 minutes from Runners' Choice at 6pm  
  • Tuesdays: join KRRA for up-tempo workouts Tuesdays at 5:45pm (current location is the Barriefield Hill)
  • Thursdays: Women-only group run from Runners' Choice at 6pm 
  • Sundays: join KRRA for long runs from Runners' Choice, 8:30am  

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